Returning students are placed into fall classes based on teacher recommendations from the prior spring. It is our policy to place new students into class based on prior experience and age. If there is a question as to placement we will place the child in the lower level rather than higher. We would rather have to move a child up a level if necessary, than ask a child to move down. Please, know that the first month of classes is used as an evaluative time for ALL students. We are aware that many children grow and mature over the summer, and that our new students may be incorrectly placed. Teachers may move students around at any time during the month of September. Thank you for your patience during this month of adjustment.
(See back of registration form for tuition costs)
Tuitions can be paid either by the month, trimester or in full. Monthly payments are due on the first of each month. Trimester payments are due: September 1, December 1, and March 1.
There is a 10% discount for each additional child, and a 10% extra class discount on tuition.
Excel students have individually calculated tuitions, based on the number of hours danced. Students with 4 or more hours per week are eligible for excel rates.
Costume deposits are due on the 1st of October for students with multiple classes. Costume balances and payments for those students with only one class are due by the 1st of November. Costume deposits and payments are non-refundable.
Returned checks are subject to a charge of $25.00. Payments later than 30 days will be charged a rate of $10 per month.
Please note that enrollment at Raquelleâ€™s Dance and Fitness is a school year commitment. No portion of tuition, registration or costume fees, paid or outstanding is refunded should a student withdraw or is absent or dismissed from the school. We believe that dance should be both enjoyable and fun, as well as a learning experience. Learning to honor oneâ€™s commitments is a life long lesson. We understand that sometimes unforeseen circumstances arise, and will work with the parent and child to help deal with these circumstances.
In order to keep distractions to a minimum and provide your children with the most beneficial conditions for learning, classes are closed to observation. We understand that parents are curious about what is going on in class, but we do not have the full attention of your child if parents are present in the classroom. If the studio doors are closed, please do not open them. If you need your child for any reason, if I am not in the office, please knock and a teacher will assist you. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.
We feel that communication is central to a well-run studio. The preferred method is through e-mails, however, hard copies of most communications can usually be found in the waiting room. Monthly, or semi-monthly, newsletters are e-mailed home with important dates and upcoming events. Please take the time to read these and keep yourself updated. If you are not receiving information regularly, please check in with the office. We may have your e-mail address incorrect or not have one listed.