General Studio Rules
For the safety of our students and teachers, we ask that you please abide by these rules:
- Students should always be on time
- Students must follow dress code at all times
- Students must show proper respect for instructors at all times, and should also be courteous to others in the studio
- No street shoes are to be worn in the dance studio on the marley floor.
- Please do not wear dance shoes outside
- No chewing gum, candy, food or drinks in the dance studio. Water is the only exception
- Always take with you what you bring. The studio is not responsible for lost belongings or your mess
Tuition and registration are due at time of enrollment.
There is a YEARLY registration fee of $20.00. It is non-refundable. All new students registering must pay this fee before taking their first class.
Payments are due on the first (1st) lesson of the month.
If tuition is paid after the tenth (10th) day of the month, a late fee of 10% of total bill will be assessed.
Tuition may be paid by credit card, cash or check. Checks must be made out to: Classical Dance Academy. Please put your child’s name on the memo line.
Payments are to be given to the front desk help with slip from payment book. If front desk is not available there is a locked drop box for your convenience.
Tuition refunds will given only for physician-certified medical reasons and will be pro-rated. Make-up classes will be allowed in lieu of a refund if/when the student receives medical approval to continue. If there is an injury it is studio policy that the student still attends class. You learn just as much from observing.
Tuition prices will be discounted for families as follows: a 10% discount off total tuition for families with two or more students.
Tuition prices will be discounted for families with a 10% discount for year paid-in-full by cash or check.
NSF fees: all checks returned NSF will be charged a $30.00 processing fee. If this situation does occur, you will be asked to remit future payment in the form of cash or official check for the rest of the season.
If you are wishing to discontinue lessons a DROP SLIP is required. You will be charged until one is received.
Vacation days and other breaks have been taken into consideration when setting tuition rates. Please do not ask for further discounts.
All students are expected to attend class regularly and be punctual. When arriving late is unavoidable, students must wait inside the studio door until given permission to join the class. This will keep distractions to a minimum. If there is an injury; it is policy that the student still attends class. You learn just as much from observing.
Parents are expected to pick up their children immediately following class. If a child must remain late, please notify the studio in advance. Students taking the final class of the evening must never be left for any reason. If an emergency arises, please contact the studio immediately.
Parent Watch Day:
Parents, friends and relatives are welcome to observe dance classes at the end of December and May. Check the bulletin board for official dates. Video and photography are allowed!
CDA follows Pekin School Districts 108 & 303 cancellations. In the case of bad weather, CDA will send e-mails to parents as well as notify radio and television stations by 3:00 p.m. Make up classes will be rescheduled if possible. No refunds will be granted.
Classical Dance Academy reserves the right to reschedule or cancel any class at any time.
If a student desires PRIVATE LESSONS, please speak to the teacher about pricing and available times.
Ballet: Leotard, tights, and pink ballet shoes required.
Tap/Jazz: Form fitting clothes and appropriate shoes required.
Pre-Dance: Ballet and Tap shoes required. Hip-Hop: Comfortable clothing to move in with kicks or combat boots Tumbling: Comfortable form fitting clothes, no shoes required.
It is a great idea to put your child’s name or initials on everything, especially shoes.
*** No street clothes allowed. Jewelry should be kept to a minimum - no dangling necklaces, bracelets, or earrings.
***Hair should be pulled back away from the face for all dance classes. Level 2 and up are required to have hair pulled up and attached to the head. No pony/piggy tails or long braids. Head bands are recommended for fly aways and bangs.
Please remind your children about having good social manners at all times. CDA will not tolerate inappropriate behavior. Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to talking, spitting, or chewing gum during class, arguing with an instructor, a sarcastic or sassy attitude, verbal or physical aggression towards a teacher or another student, obscene jokes, lewd comments, or the use of profanity. This applies to faculty, parents, family and friends of students as well. Classical Dance Academy strives to maintain a positive, respectful and courteous atmosphere and reserves the right to discipline or expel students who continuously misbehave.