Studio Policy and Procedure
We believe maintaining a fun and professional dance studio is the best thing for our dancers. We ask you to follow all policies and procedures to maintain our focus and goals as individuals and as a school.
Tuition will be automatically drafted the first of each month with the credit or debit card you’d like to put on file. If you need another payment plan option, please let us know and we can work with you. Tuition is due every month by the 10th. Any balances not paid by then will acquire a $20 late fee. If your child is sick or unable to attend class, please mail your payment to the studio to avoid a late charge. There will be no exceptions to the late payment charge. When you register your child for class, you reserve your place in that class. Therefore, full tuition must be paid each month to keep your place in that class regardless of your attendance. There are family rates available if you have more than one student taking more than one class. If a check is returned to us, you will be given 48 hours to present cash or a cashier’s check. After 48 hours, your child will not be able to participate until the account is paid.
Withdrawals and Refunds:
A one month notification from the 1st of the month is required to withdrawal from any class. Withdrawal must be presented in writing to the front desk or by email. There will be no refunds for withdrawals after March 1st. By this time, choreography has been started for the recital. There will be no refunds for missed classes. Make up classes will be available if the studio has to close due to inclement weather. Once you have committed to perform in our recital, there will be no refund on recital fees or costume fees.
Students must abide by the dress code provided for each class. Hair is to be securely tied back in a ponytail or bun unless otherwise directed.
Parents, you are responsible for having your child dressed appropriately and ready to dance at the assigned time your class begins. Please have your child to dance class on time and be on time to pick your child up. No more than 5 minutes early or 5 minutes late. GCDA will not provide staff to babysit nor will the facilities be used for this purpose. We ask that each child use the bathroom prior to class. Please place your child’s name on all of their belongings. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items. Parents are not allowed to stay and watch class. We will have a special day in December for parents to observe each class that their child participates in. If you have any questions or concerns, we ask that you address the issue by phone, email or set up a meeting. We will be unable to address matters during or between classes.
Students, we ask that you are present and on time every week. You are expected to respect all teachers and students. If you are being disrespectful, you will be asked to leave class. Cell phone use during class will not be permitted. Please be ready to work hard and give 110 percent!!
Recital Fee and Costume Fees:
GCDA’s 2020 Recital will be held on Saturday, May 16th at 4:00 pm! Students who wish to participate in the recital will be required to pay a recital fee of $100 which will include 2 tickets, a T-shirt and a professional performance experience at the Mobile Civic Center. This will be due on Thursday, February 6, 2020. There will be 2 payment installments for recital costumes. The first payment will be due on Thursday, October 3, 2019. The second payment will be due Thursday, November 7, 2019. The FINAL PAYMENT FOR RECITAL COSTUMES must be paid no later than December 5, 2019. The costume cost for Preschool-Level 4 classes will be $85 and the costume cost for Level 5-Level 6 will be $85. If you need to pay in two installments, that’s fine but if you can pay the full amount at one time, you may do so! Each class has a different costume. Typically we try to use the same costume for jazz and tap classes. There will be a mandatory recital rehearsal at the Mobile Civic Center on Thursday, May 14th at 4:00pm. GCDA program books will be available for sale at the 2020 recital!
Parents will have the opportunity to purchase ads, both business and/or personal, to place in our recital program book. There will be incentives based on the amount of ad sale money for each student. You can win up to a year of dance tuition free.
We ask that all issues/concerns be presented to the owners and not on social media. We ask students and parents to conduct themselves with professionalism at all times. If it comes to our attention that you have slandered GCDA’s name in any way, it can result in immediate dismissal form our studio!