Studio J Policies

Studio J PAC Policy & Procedure

Enrollment
Main Season (September through May) – Enrolls from April through December – Enrollment Fee $35
Summer Session (4 weeks/Dates vary) – Enrolls from February through the start of classes – Enrollment Fee $5
Summer Camps (4 days/weeks vary) – Enrolls from February through the start of camp – Paid in Full upon registration


Enrollment fees are charged per dancer and are non-refundable and non-transferable.  Enrollment depends on class availability and space.  Studio J reserves the right to alter the schedule based on class minimums and teacher availability.  Students with past due accounts will not be permitted to enroll until previous balances are paid in full. Class sizes are limited and fill up quickly. Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. A registration fee is due at the time of enrollment to hold your child’s spot. For these reasons, you may wish to register as soon as you know your fall schedule. Once registration is received, a place will be reserved for you. By holding your spot, others may be prevented from joining the class, so please notify the studio immediately if you need to change or drop a class.

Tuition
At Studio J, we strive to make things as easy as possible for busy families. One way we do this is by streamlining our recital fees into a monthly performance fee.

There are NO EXTRA recital participation fees and costume fees.

Our dance season runs like a standard school year, beginning in September. Program rates are based on the total season’s program, not a specific number of classes within a month, and is conveniently divided into 9 equal payments.

2019-2020 Tuition

Dance & Show Choir Rates:
30 minute class$36/per month (Sept.-May)
45 minute class$52/per month (Sept.-May)
60 minute class$66/per month (Sept.-May)
75 minute class$78/per month (Sept.-May)
90 minute class$88/per month (Sept.-May)
Performance fee$15 for 1st class & $9 each additional recital class/ per month (Sept.-May)

Music Class Rates:
30 minute class$40/per month (Sept.-May)
45 minute class$60/per month (Sept.-May)

Triple Threat Academy Theater Class Rates:
Take A Bow$75/per month (Sept.-Dec.)
Standing Ovation$100/per month (Sept.-Dec.)
Production fee$100 due September & January

Save 5% on class tuition with our “Multi” Discount. When you register for more than one class, or more than one child per family. 

Full Year Payment Discount: 
SJ offers a 5% discount to families paying for the dance season in full in September. There are no refunds or credits for full year payments if you discontinue, for any reason, mid year. We also offer a 10% military discount.

Automatic Payment Plan:
For those families preferring to pay monthly, accounts will be set up on a convenient Automatic Payment Plan. Fees will be withdrawn on the 5th of every month. At the time of registration, you will choose to have your Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express automatically charged for the remaining payments.

If, for any reason, you need to cease your year's tuition obligation to Studio J, simply submit a written notice to the office by the 15th of the month prior to when you plan to discontinue. Once notification has been received, your Automatic Payment Plan will be inactivated. You will not receive a refund for classes you did not attend if you discontinue in the middle of the month.

Mid-season Enrollment Payment Policy

Students who enroll mid-season will be charged Monthly Performance Fees dating back to the start of the season in addition to the $35 enrollment fee upon registering.  (Recital costs are not affected by late enrollment and therefore must be still be paid from start of season.) Tuition will be pro-rated based on date of enrollment.  

PLEASE NOTE - There is no such thing as taking a month off. Monthly payments are for a portion of the year, not a specific month of lessons, and a space is reserved for your child in a specific class based on this schedule. Therefore, tuition payments will be charged every month regardless of whether you attend the scheduled class or until we have received your written discontinuation notice.

SJ offers no refunds, deductions or credits for missed or discontinued classes. You may, however, attend a make-up class if you must miss your own, due to illness or other circumstances. Although the studio will be closed for some holidays during the dance season, these are not paid classes and do not need to be made up. Students must complete the full dance year to receive their recital costumes.

There is a $25.00 charge on all returned checks and checks will not be processed more than once. A $10.00 late fee will be added to accounts not paid by the 15th of each month. Any student whose account is past due 30 days will not be permitted to participate in class the following month until tuition is current, including any late fees and/or penalties. Any student whose account is more than 60 days past due forfeits their place in class and will be required to pay any past due fees and then enroll as a new student, if space permits.

Class Drop Procedure
To drop a class for any reason BEFORE the season starts, please submit an email or call the office.  Enrollment fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

To drop a class mid-season, you must submit a completed Drop Form to the front office along with any currently owed or past-due charges.  Drops must be received before the first calendar day of the following month or full tuition will be owed for that month.  If you drop mid-season, any paid Event/Recital Fees up to that point, as well as costumes will be forfeited.  

Non-attendance, voicemails, and email notifications DO NOT count as a dropped class and all charges will still apply until a Drop Form is submitted.  All drops must be processed through the Studio J PAC office.

Private Lessons
Studio J offers private lessons to individuals and small groups.  Payment is due at the time of the private lesson payable to Studio J School of Dance.  All cancellations or reschedules require a 24hr notice.  Privates that are missed without 24hr notice or no show will result in a charge of full price of the scheduled service.  Multiple no-shows will result in denial of bookings.

Private Lesson Pricing:
1 Dancer- $55 per hour
2 Dancer- $35 per hour per dancer
3+ Dancers- $30 per hour per dancer

 Attendance
There are no refunds, adjustments, or credits for missed classes, however make-ups may be allowed if the missed class is offered at another time.  Please call the front desk to arrange for a make-up class.  Dress rehearsals are mandatory; please communicate any conflicts with your instructor as soon as possible to avoid exclusion from any performance.  If your student will be missing class for any reason, please call in to the Studio J office so instructors can be notified.

 

Recitals
Studio J Family Christmas Celebration – Beginning Combo through Intermediate dancers will perform in a free program for immediate family only.  Beginning Combo students wear black leotard, ballet pink tights, ballet shoes, and any skirt.   All other students wear all black with a snow hat and gloves and appropriate shoes.  Studio J Christmas shirts may also be worn.

Spring Recital -Admittance to this show is free to friends and family, general seating. Costume selections are entirely up to the discretion of the instructors and ordered by Studio J. Next year’s recitals are TENTATIVELY scheduled to fall during the weekend of May 29th, 30th, & 31st. Mandatory Rehearsals would fall during the week prior. More specifics will be provided in the fall.

 Closings
Studio J generally follows the Edmond & Deer Creek Public School calendar, however there are exceptions. Please check email and/or social media for any closings and cancellations. Studio J has one snow day already built into the schedule. Make-up classes for weather-related closings will be provided whenever possible, but they are not guaranteed.


Dress Code
Studio J School of Dance requires that all dancers wear the appropriate attire for their specific classes.  In addition to the clothing requirements listed below by class, hair should be pulled back out of the dancer’s face for all classes.  Dance shoes, including Hip Hop sneakers, should NEVER be worn outside as this can ruin shoes and damage the dance floors.  Please mark your dancer’s name into all of their dance shoes to prevent mix ups during in-class shoe changes and performances.  No jewelry, with the exception of stud earrings, should be worn in class.

Dress Code Requirements

Sick/Injured Child Policy
For the protection of all students, staff, and their families, please do not bring your child to dance if you observe any of the following symptoms:

  • Nasal discharge that is green or yellow

  • Complaints of ear pain

  • Consistent cough

  • Severe sore throat

  • Eyes that are pink, burning, itching, or producing discharge

  • Diarrhea or vomiting

  • Fever

Dancers must be symptom free for at least 24hrs following fever, vomiting, or diarrhea before returning to class.  Call-ins are appreciated!

If a dancer is injured in class, a report will be filled out at the front desk and a parent will be notified.  Injuries which occur outside of dance should also be reported to the front desk.  A doctor’s note may be required before the dancer returns to class, depending on the injury.  Students with injuries are permitted to sit and observe class until they are cleared to participate.

Studio J cannot dispense medications of any kind, including over the counter analgesics such as aspirin or Tylenol.

Studio Rules
-Dancers are expected to respect all instructors, staff, and fellow dancers at all times.
-Gum, candy, food, and drinks (other than water) are not permitted in the dance rooms.
-Cell phones must be turned off and placed in cubbies during class.
-All personal belongings should be labeled and kept in cubbies during class – Studio J is not responsible for lost or damaged items.
-Dancers may not enter dance rooms until invited by the instructor, and children may NOT play in open dance rooms.
-Contact information, including emergency contacts, must be kept current on your dance account – please inform the office of changes.

Please Note
Studio J reserves the right to refuse service and/or admission to any individual. All schedules are subject to change based on enrollment and availability of staff. A Studio J representative will contact those involved in the cancellation, rescheduling, or combining of any classes.

At Studio J we care about your family. If you have any questions or concerns that cannot be resolved by the front desk staff, please feel free to make an appointment with owner, Meredith Powell, or your student’s instructor. To insure your concerns are given the full attention they deserve, please refrain from discussing issues between classes.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Liability

By registering, all participants and guests of Studio J confirm that they are aware of and understand the nature of the event and activities offered. In addition, all registrants agree to comply with all Studio J policies and safety regulations contained herein. Studio J, the instructors, and staff are not liable for personal injury or loss and/or damage to personal property of any participant or guest. Students retain the right to decline participation in any activity. Please inform your instructor of any physical limitations or disabilities and consult your physician before participating in any activity at Studio J. Further I understand and acknowledge that because of the physical nature of dance, there may be physical contact between instructors and students during classes or other activities.  I understand that at times, for proper instruction and safety, physical contact is required and necessary.

Photography/Video Release

I hereby give permission to Studio J School of Dance to take photographs, videos, films and/or audio recording of my children or me. I consent to the use of such materials for promotional purposes by Studio J School of Dance.