Studio Policies

 

Welcome to Kerrys Dance Center! I look forward to serving all your dancing needs, and I’m sure dance class will be the highlight of your child’s week. I offer classes for all ages,  in Pre Dance, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Acro-Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical and Musical Theatre. We also offer non-performing classes for beginner adults in Jazz & Tone, Tap Technique, and Barre Fitness.

Dress Code:
(NO JEANS, SWEATSHIRTS, BAGGY T-SHIRTS OR DRESSES IN ANY CLASSES).

JAZZ & ACRO – leotard and tights, bike shorts, and jazz pants are all acceptable. Barefoot or jazz shoes.

TAP – loose comfortable clothes and black tap shoes must be worn.

BALLET – pink ballet slippers and pink tights can be worn with a leotard of any color.  Ballet skirts are acceptable.

LYRICAL –leotard & footless tights must be worn.

HIP-HOP – all dance wear and or loose fitting gym attire is acceptable and CLEAN (studio use only) sneakers.

FOR ALL CLASSES  –  Hair must be pulled back. No jewelry (earring studs are acceptable.) Students should bring a sweater to class in the winter months. NO GUM CHEWING. Students are asked to wear street shoes and carry dance shoes to and from class. Wearing dance shoes outside is not good for the shoes or the studio floors.
Please WRITE YOUR NAME IN ALL YOUR DANCE SHOES and keep them in your dance bag at all times.

Spectators:
No one is allowed to stay in the classroom as it distracts the students. You are welcome to stay in the waiting room, which has an observation window. I will have “Friend Day” during which each student may bring a friend to class, free of charge of course.

Recital:
There will be an annual on-stage production in June. More information will be given in your monthly dance notices. Please make every effort to attend each dance class in order to be properly prepared for the recital. Students are not required to be in the recital, however, it is a good experience for the dancers, giving them confidence and a sense of completion.

Costumes:
Costumes may be ordered as early as mid-October. Your costume deposit (per costume per routine) is due with your registration form or your registration will not be accepted. NO REFUNDS are given after costumes are ordered.

Snow Days:
If Chester School is cancelled due to severe weather, daytime classes (starting before 3:30 p.m.) will automatically be cancelled. However, this does NOT necessarily mean that evening dance classes are cancelled. We will send an e-mail to you by 2:00 pm if classes are cancelled for the night.

Make-up Lessons:
If you are absent for any reason, or have a lesson cancelled, you are welcome to make up the class missed in another scheduled class appropriate for your age and experience level.

Notices:
Monthly dance notices will be emailed monthly and will be posted on the waiting room bulletin boards in all studios.  They will give you all the information you need regarding our dance season, including holidays, vacations, rehearsals and recital dates, and much more.

Registration and Tuition:

Registration Fee $25 per student (family cap $40).

Registration forms and costume deposits received prior to July 15th Registration Fees will be waived.

Tuition is broken into 10 (Sept-June) equal monthly payments.

Dance Team Tuition is broken into 11 (Aug-June) equal monthly payments.

Tuition is due the first class of each month.  

Tuition is the same every month, regardless of the number of lessons in that month.  

Tuition Discounts:

10% discount applied for students or families taking 3 or more lessons per week.  

Unlimited Single Student Monthly Tuition Cap: $230.

Unlimited Family Monthly Tuition Cap: $355.

Pay In Full (whole season Sept-June) will receive an extra 5% off. Must be PIF September 30th.

Checks should be made payable to Kerry’s Dance Center.  Rates are listed on the schedule. Payment must be made even when the student is absent or when the studio is closed for school vacation or bad weather.  Make-up lessons are available. Unpaid tuition and costume balances after the 15th of each month will be subject to a $10 late fee per month until paid in full. 

A check for $35.00 PER COSTUME (this will be used toward costume).

Along with a NON-Refundable Registration Fee of $25 per student (family cap $40).

Registration forms including costume deposits received prior to July 15th Registration Fee will be waived.

Costumes will be ordered as early as mid-October.  If a student leaves the studio before the costume is ordered, the costume deposit will be refunded. No refunds will be given after the costumes are ordered.

Registration Fees are Non-Refundable.

Approximate Costume Prices: Ages 3-8 = $55 Ages 9-14 = $60 Ages 15 & up = $65