STUDIO POLICIES & TUITION
[Information in this section has been updated January 2021]
Please read over carefully our studio policies, required dress code, and tuition chart before enrolling into one of our classes.
Our dress code policy for the 2020-2021 Season is strictly enforced. Required shoes and proper attire is mandatory to participate in classes.
WHY DO WE REQUIRE DRESS CODE?
Here at MDA, we believe that our dress code policy promotes a more serious classroom atmosphere which emphasizes better concentration, and good behavior. We value that each of our students feel no peer pressure associated with trends or appearance.
Hip Hop Classes – All students enrolled in any of our hip hop classes will be required to wear the following: Purple, White, or Black Logo cotton t-shirt, black bottoms in the form of sweats, leggings, or shorts, along with the Ultimate studio trainer high top or low top shoe with the white rubber sole made by Pastry. Shoes can be purchased through our store (see home page). T-shirts are ordered directly with the studio. All students in Mini Moves HIP HOP Classes are required to wear any laceless (slip-on or velcro is acceptable) white-soled tennis shoes.
Acro Classes – Leotard plus one of the following: tights, shorts, leggings, or Capri pants. A one piece biketard or unitard is also acceptable. All pants should be form-fitting (not baggy) and not touch the floor. Fitted dance shirts or tanks are permitted. Extra pair of socks. We will be on mats most of the class, so NO shoes will be required. Please ask instructor for suggestions.
Jazz & Contemporary Classes - Black or purple leotard is REQUIRED, with skin toned tights. Black Jazz shoes (split sole). Fitted bike shorts or leggings over leotard is optional.
Ballet Classes - Black/purple leotard, with skin toned tights will be required. Black ballet shoes also required. Hair must be pulled back away from face at all times, preferably in a bun. Please ask your instructor for further suggestions or information.
Hula Classes - Black camisole/tank top, or any of our colored Logo T-shirt, black leggings, or shorts. Purple Sarong wrap skirt can be purchased/ordered directly in our studio. Students in Hula classes will be bare foot most of the class, but please have socks on hand in case and once weather temperatures change.
Adult Classes - Adults should come to class in dance clothes they can easily move around in and sweat in. Clothes and shoes should be comfortable and water bottles are highly encouraged.
A non-refundable fee of $45 per student or $65 per family is required seasonally at the time of registration (this fee includes required class shirt for each registered student). This is an annual fee used to help cover administrative costs in our studio software, insurance and secure their spot for one or multiple classes throughout the season. Our season consists of 2 semesters (Fall Aug thru Dec & Spring Jan thru June).
Late Season Intro Registration:
Students joining a level 1 or beginning level class in October or January or later will be charged our Late Season Intro Registration of $60, a package which will include an “intro” private lesson. The private lesson will help the beginner student catch up on material taught September-December and feel more confident joining the class mid-season.
Auto-Pay is REQUIRED to enroll into our program - NO EXCEPTIONS, unless paying full tuition upfront. A valid credit card must be on file in order to finalize registration. Statements go out via email on the 25th of each month for the upcoming month charges. You are allowed to make payment in alternative forms such as cash, check, or different credit/debit card prior to the 5th of each month. Tuition will be charged on the 5th of each month via auto draft from your credit card or bank account on file. A $32.00 fee will be applied to any accounts that have been declined or any checks returned.
Class Withdrawal Policy
If a student chooses to discontinue any or all classes during the school year, a parent or guardian must complete an electronic withdrawal form. This form is sent to the guardian once an email notification of the desired withdrawal is sent to and received by MOVES Dance Academy. Withdrawal forms may not be completed verbally with teachers or over the phone, only by an email notification and a completed electronic withdrawal form. Withdrawal forms must be completed 1 month prior to the student’s last day of class. In the event a withdrawal form is completed less than 1 month prior to the student’s last class, tuition for 1 month will still be charged. No refunds will be given for costume fees. MOVES Dance Academy reserves the right to terminate lessons to any students without notice. In such a case a refund for unused lessons will be given.
To request a withdrawal form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandated Closure due to COVID-19
If the studio is forced to close due to government/county shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will instantly transition to hybrid/ZOOM classes until we are allowed to re-open studio. There will be no refunds for any missed classes if transitioned to hybrid. Tuition will remain the same.
Mask Requirement & Temp checks
Due to our county/state guidelines, we are requiring all registered dancers to wear masks during class until we are placed in a more safe/low-risk tier. All dancers will also have temperatures taken at the door prior to class starting.
Showcase Info and Participation Fees
Upon registration we ask that all families state their commitment to participating in our bi-yearly showcases. If you choose to NOT participate in these showcases, you will still be allowed to attend classes but will NOT be staged in the choreography, and/or possibly be asked to enroll in one of our recreational classes. All showcase and performance info and fees will be posted on our website and detailed information will be sent through email and posted in the Parent Portal.
Attendance and Tardiness
All registered students must now sign-in before the start of each class. If a student is more than 15 minutes late to class the teacher may have them perform warm up exercises before joining the class or may ask them to sit out and watch. If the student is absent too many times and begins to fall behind they may be moved into a lower class level or may be required to schedule a private lesson (at an additional cost).
Care of Students
The school is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Young children are not to be left at the school for excessive time periods before or after their classes. Students will only be allowed to wait on our premises until their ride comes.
Parents, legal guardians of minors, and students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on school property resulting from normal dance activity or any other activity conducted by the students before, during, or after class time.
Zero Tolerance Bullying Policy
We are a 100% free bullying studio. The safety and well-being is our priority for all our students, parents, and staff at MDA. Therefore, any student, parent, or staff member involved or making any threat (verbally or physically), will be handled and/or resolved by our Director, and may result in refusal of any MDA services. or immediate dismissal of the studio.
TUITION RATES & FEES (SPRING 2021 SEMESTER)
Students joining a class mid-month will be prorated. No refunds will be given for missed lessons/classes.
Season Four 2020 - 2021
1 class per week - $70.00
each additional class - $40.00
Registration/Insurance/Administration Fee, also to secure your spot in class.(non-refundable one-time annual fee per season)
Single student – $45.00
1 sibling – $20.00 added
2 siblings – $16.00 added
Note: All registration fees will be added to your account and along with first month's tuition and must be paid upfront in order to secure your spot in class. This fee also includes the required class T-shirt for registered dancer.
Tuition is due on or before the 5th of each month, or a late fee of $20.00 will be applied to each family account.
**We offer a one-time TRIAL class for first time students registering and ask that you contact or email us to let us know which class you’d like to try. Students need to be put on the trial list prior to participating in the class, and to notify the instructor in advance. If an additional trial class is requested, our regular drop-in fee of $16 will apply to try the class.
ADULT CLASSES = $16.00 (single class)
5 class card = $65.00 ($13.00 p/class)
8 class card = $96 ($12 p/class)
10 class card = $111.00 ($11.00 p/class)