Registrations for our full year classes are accepted until Dec. 1st for ages 3-5 and until Oct. 30th for ages 6+.
Registration fee is $35.00 per student or 50.00 per family plus G.S.T.
Registration fee and last month’s tuition (June tuition) are due the day you register and are non-refundable. Exception: You’ll get refund if we cannot place the student in the appropriate class or schedule changes occur that a student is not able to take that class.
Short Term Programs, Camps, Birthday Parties or Special Events: Fees for these classes are due at the time of registration and can be done online. Payments are a 1-time charge and we do not pro rate our fees. There will be no registration or late fees applied. NOTE: No refunds are given for these specific classes.
Enrollment is complete when the payment is received either by online payment or by submitting an e-Transfer within the same day using the DDA studio email of firstname.lastname@example.org. If payments aren’t received within that day of registering, we will be not able to hold your spot.
You must FINISH the CHECK OUT page when registering or your classes chosen will be dropped automatically in the system.
Darlene’s Dance reserves the right to cancel a class or combine classes with another appropriate class when enrollment is low. Consideration of 2 weeks may be given to see if a class will remain open.
All fees are subject to 5% G.S.T. Our registered GST is #888327475
Government Mandate – Darlene’s Dance Academy will comply with all government mandates that may apply to the operation of classes and class structure. Changes in class structure, schedule, or format may occur throughout the year due to government mandates, which may include delivering lessons either partially or entirely online. Lesson fees for that current month will not be refunded. An amended fee structure will be put in place if required.
Tuition is based on a yearly fee divided by 10 months for customer convenience. It bears no relationship to the number of classes in any given month.
Tuition is paid monthly to hold a student’s place in class(es) and must be paid regardless of the student’s attendance, sickness or vacation each month. Tuition is not pro-rated for any late enrollments after the first of the month, although missed classes may be made up if there is an appropriate class to attend but must be made up prior to Jan. 1st due to all classes starting their dance practices in January.
Monthly payments are due the 1st of the month with a grace period of 7 days, otherwise a$30 late fee will apply. If not paid within that month, the student may not attend dance classes until tuition is caught up and will have within 30 days to submit payments. If payment still is not received, DDA will look at possible student removal from the studio. These fees also will apply to any festival and costume fees that are billed.We encourage all customers to communicate with the office if something has come up.
Payments accepted are: Visa, MasterCard, Debit Visa, Debit MasterCard, e-Transfer
As long as you don’t opt out of receiving emails, all payments processed will receive an automatic email notification with receipt each time a charge is processed.
NOTE: No credit card information is put on any computer or program.
Regular Season Payment Plans
There are 2 Payment Plans for year round classes to choose from:
1) Monthly Payment Plan (Visa, MasterCard, Debit Visa/MasterCard)
We automatically bill your credit card on the 1st of the month. No late fees will ever apply unless credit card does not go through within 7 days (late fee of $30).
2) Monthly Pay by e-Transfer to email@example.com
- For those who do not want to pay online.
- No credit card is left on file to secure your account.
- All payments (monthly tuition, Festival and Costume fees) are due by the 1st of the month.
- You have a grace period of 7 days, otherwise a $30 late fee will apply
Payments for Camps and Short Term Programs
Payments for our Short Term Programs and Camps are due at time of registration and can be either done online or in person at our office. To pay at our office please check our business hours under Contacts.
Costume Fee is $60.00 per class and is due on or before Dec. 2nd with final costume balance being due and billed on Feb. 2nd. Late fees will be applied on the 8th day of the month if not paid.
Costumes will be yours to keep. Classes not subject to this fee are: Jazz or Ballet Technique, Conditioning, Pre Pointe or Pointe and Adult classes.
The same costume is used for festivals and recitals.
If costume fees are paid early, they are refundable in case a ‘Drop Class Request’ has been submitted before Dec. 1st. If anyone drops on or after Dec. 1 and we are not able to cancel the ordered costume, the full costume balance will be required at that time of dropped class as DDA is not able to return the costume. Costumes are required for all festivals and annual recital.
Most classes have a price range of $83-$93 per costume and the competition classes ranging from $92-$129 per costume. Measuring for costumes is to be done during the first two weeks in November. It is mandatory for all students to be measured during these two weeks to ensure proper measurements are taken. The costume is ordered off a chart according to the students measurements. The costumes however are made as a standard size and may not fit each child perfectly. Students who wish to get a better fit may pay to have alterations done on their own.
You need to look at Oct 2nd (all festival fees including solos and duets) and Dec 1st (costume fees) as commitment dates for the year.
On Oct 2nd, if your child is entered into any festivals, these entry fees are due and billed. All festivals now take entry forms extremely early and DDA needs to make sure all entry forms are submitted at this time.
You will have 10 days to make payment, otherwise late fees will be applied to accounts.
As of Dec. 1st, you will be responsible for payments owing on costume deposits and costume balances with costume deposits being due and billed on Dec. 2nd and final costume balance on Feb. 2nd. Late fees will be applied on the 8th day of the month if not paid.
If deciding on quitting, a drop form must be submitted to the office PRIOR TO THE FIRST OF THE MONTH which is Dec. 1st. All of these fees are paid in advance on behalf of the student and are non-refundable. Dancers are held responsible for participating in group dance numbers, to the instructor for choreography and to the studio for the remainder of fees to year end.
Dancewear – All dance classes must wear the requirements listed per dance discipline.
Dress Rehearsal Fee is $7/family per rehearsal. Festival DR fees are due April 2nd and Recital DR fees are due May 2nd. Note: Everyone needs to pay DR fees whether they show or not!
Festival Entry Fees – All Competition ‘C’ Levels are automatically entered into 1-4 festivals. All Recreational ‘R’ Levels are subject to teacher’s approval for possibly 1 festival. All festival fees are due Oct. 2. All festivals now take entry forms extremely early and DDA needs to make sure all entry forms are submitted at this time.
You will have 10 days to make festival fee payment, otherwise late fees will be applied to accounts.
If dropping a class(es) on or after Oct 2nd, you will be responsible for any festival entry fees that your child was to participate in due to festival payment being made on your behalf.
Year End Recital – All Full Term Program classes with the exception of Ballet & Jazz Technique, Conditioning and Pre Pointe will be performing at our year end recital and require ticket admission and costume plus stage make up. The same costume is used for festivals. Acro classes will be performing at the recital but will only require a basic costume.
Third Party Fees – All fees that are collected by Darlene’s Dance Academy on behalf of participants and remitted to a third party are collected by Darlene’s Dance Academy acting in its capacity as agent. In the case of a refund from a third party for any reason, Darlene’s Dance Academy will, in its capacity as agent, forward the fees received back to the individuals they were collected from and on whose behalf, they were remitted. Darlene’s Dance Academy shall determine, in its sole discretion, the method by which any fees shall be disbursed back to the individuals. Darlene’s Dance Academy shall have no liability to refund fees back to individuals after the fees have been collected and remitted to third parties in accordance with the stated purpose for the collection of the fees.
No refunds are given nor pro rated for class(es) missed due to holiday, vacation, illness, weather, etc. and for anyone who is sick or has Covid-19 symptoms, students will be able to log into their class on zoom if they are able to.
Statutory holidays the studio will be closed. Students will have the option of taking an extra class within that week to make up for the holiday lesson missed. The exception could be after Jan. 1st date as most regular classes are learning their recital routines and would be confusing for that student to attend a different class unless it was a non performing class.
Students are enrolled in classes for the year. If dropping any class(es), a ‘Drop Class Request’ form must be filled out and submitted before the 1st of the month in order to reflect on your account. If you drop a class(es) on or after the 1st of the month, you will not receive a refund for that month and are responsible for those fees incurred. To drop a class click here or contact the office to get a form emailed to you.
Note that registration fee and last month’s tuition is non-refundable with the exception if we cannot place the student in the appropriate class.
Other important dates are Oct 2nd for Festival Entry Fees and Dec 1st for Costume Deposits. On or after these dates you will be responsible for these fees incurred including the full costume balance after Dec. 1st date. Only by a Drop Class Request can you be entitled to receive a refund. You may send by the way of scanning, fax or picture of the form to the studio email.
These are DDA’s protocols that we follow if this situation were to be implemented within our 2022-2023 dance season.
By registering their child or themselves, DDA customers agree to the following:
I understand and agree that even with social distancing and sanitization protocols, there is a possibility of contracting the SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) virus which can lead to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) while attending Darlene’s Dance Academy. I voluntarily agree, therefore, to assume all risks and responsibility of contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which me or my child may contract during any of Darlene’s Dance Academy’s classes, rehearsals, performances, or activities. I also exempt and release, Darlene’s Dance Academy and its owners, employees, assistants, volunteers, substitute instructors, and/or students from any and all liability claims, demands, or causes of action whatsoever from any damage, loss, injury, or death to me, my children, or property which may arise out of or in connection with SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.
I agree and give full consent to active symptom screenings for my child which may include a temperature check. I understand and agree that I will not send my child to Darlene’s Dance Academy if they are sick even if symptoms resemble a mild cold. Symptoms to look for include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, and a general feeling of being unwell.
I understand and have made my child aware that they are to inform a Darlene’s Dance Academy staff member immediately should any of the above-mentioned symptoms develop while at Darlene’s Dance Academy. Should this occur I understand my child will be isolated until they are picked up by a parent or guardian. I understand it is my responsibility to ensure my child is picked up immediately when notified.
I understand and agree that CMOH Order 05-2020 legally obligates individuals who have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose (that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition) to be in isolation for 10 days from the start of symptoms or until symptoms resolve, whichever takes longer.
I have alerted Darlene’s Dance Academy of any and all medical conditions and allergies of my child. I understand it is especially important to alert Darlene’s Dance Academy of any health conditions my child has which may causes similar symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 and/or COVID-19. These health conditions and symptoms include but are not limited to a cough and/or shortness of breath due to asthma or exercise induced asthma, and/or a sore throat, runny nose and/or nasal congestion due to severe seasonal allergies.
If I am signing this waiver for my child or children, I certify that I am the parent or legal guardian and have the right to waive these rights.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK: While in class, a dancer takes certain incumbent risks. These include, but are not limited to, sprains and pulled muscles. Participation at Darlene’s Dance Academy indicates acceptance of such risks. Therefore, Darlene’s Dance Academy assumes no responsibility for personal injury or personal loss.
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