Dans’Atout Session 2012 – 2013
Terms and Conditions
Dancers must wear the required uniform for the class that they are attending. Please refer to the uniform chart to see specifications. Appropriate footwear is a requirement and dance shoes must be supplied by the dancer. We would be happy to refer you to a dance supply store. No street shoes will be permitted on the dance floors.
During class students must have their hair tied up and out of their faces. Please ensure that your child always has extra hair elastics.
FOOD AND DRINK
Students may bring a bottle of water to class. No other food or drinks are permitted on the dance floor.
ABSENCE FROM CLASS
If a student will not be present for one of their classes they are required to advise Dans’Atout as soon as possible by phone 514-366-4334, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or text msg 514-815-4635. Missed classes will not be refunded however the student may take a make up class.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the school reserves the right to cancel a class at their discretion. Students will be notified by the method you have selected and a message will be left on the studio phone message service. If this is necessary, a make up class will be scheduled.
YEAR END SHOW
The dance show is a very important part of the student’s training. Not only does it give them stage experience, but it allows them to show off what they have learned through the course of the year. The show is not mandatory however it is recommended. The date of the show is not yet known. We will advise you of this date as soon as it is confirmed. It is planned for the last weekend of May or the first weekend of June.
The show dances are taught to students during the months of March, April, May. Students missing more than 3 classes during this period may be removed from the show number. If you anticipate having multiple absences in this period, it is recommended not to sign up for the year end show.
Students are required to attend their classes when the show is being prepared. The teachers begin working on the show in March. Please speak to your child’s teacher if you anticipate absences during this period. The last week of May and first week of June are reserved for continuity rehearsals. Your child must be present at all rehearsals. The times and days for this week do not follow our regular schedule. The rehearsal schedule will be given out in May. The Saturday of the show weekend is when the dress rehearsal is done. All rehearsals are mandatory. Students not participating in them may not be permitted to do the show. Please speak to the director and teacher if you foresee any conflicts.
Costumes will be ordered at the end of 2012 and the cost is the responsibility of the dancer. If your child will participate in the show a $25 deposit per costume is required prior to their costume being ordered. This is a non-refundable deposit and no costumes will be ordered without it. The deposits are due November 30, 2012.
PAYMENT BY CHEQUE
Payments by cheque must be made to the order of Dans’Atout. All cheques are due at registration. NSF cheques will incur a $20 NSF fee. The fee and the replacement payment must be paid in cash no later than 5 business days after being notified by Dans’Atout.
PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD
To pay by credit card, a Paypal payment request will be emailed to you. Any declined cards will incur a $20 fee. The fee and the declined transactions must be paid in cash no later than 5 days later.
PAYMENT BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER
Bank accounts will be debited on a recurring basis on the first day of each month from Sep 1, 2012 to May 1, 2013 in the amount of the monthly instalments owing. Any declined transfers will incur a $20 fee. The fee and the declined payment must be paid in cash no later than 5 days later. Any requests to stop recurring debits must be received in writing at least 15 days before the next charge is due.
This dance class contract may be terminated in writing by either party at any time during the season. If the termination is at the family’s request, a refund will be given for any future months. If the termination occurs in the middle of the month, classes are payable until the end of the current month. If the termination occurs after costumes have been ordered, the family is responsible for the cost of the costumes. In the case where the termination is at Dans’Atout request, the family will be refunded for any classes that have not yet been taken.