LIVERMORE SCHOOL OF DANCE STUDIO POLICIES 2014
Livermore School of Dance utilizes Studio Director for online registration and tuition payments. LSOD will only accept online payments for dance classes. Families are required to register credit card information in Studio Director and be sure it remains current throughout the season.
All Studio Director accounts will be set on auto-pay. Concerns regarding this need to be addressed with the Directors.
Tuition is due the first day of each month. A $10 late fee will automatically be added to your Studio Director account on the 11th of every month if your account holds a balance. An additional $5 will automatically be added if the account still has a balance on the 21st of every month. Late fees are non-negotiable and are due with the next month’s tuition.
Initial fees posted during registration are due at the time of registration.
Dancer/Families whose accounts are delinquent for 2 months, whether consecutive or not, will not be able to attend class until the account balance is paid. Dancers will be dropped from all classes if tuition is not paid for three consecutive months.
The annual registration fee of $20.00 for each division is non-refundable and runs from June to June. Dancers cannot hold a place in a class with the registration fee alone.
Tuition for new dancers will be pro-rated, if applicable, for their first month of class. There is no pro-rating for canceled or missed classes due to vacation or illness. Dancers who miss class for an extended period of time due to illness will be given a credit towards future dance classes.
Dancers may take the class of their choice to cover a missed class. For example, a Ballet Division dancer may take a Jazz Division class, and vice versa. Make-up classes must be taken within 2 months of the missed class. Make-up classes for the 2014 – 2015 season cannot be made up during the 2015 summer session.
Dancer may take no more than 3 make-up classes with the same class.
Directors have the right to drop a dancer from a class if the dancer misses more than 5 classes in a 2 month period and there is no medical reason for the absences.
Families must notify LSOD if they will be dropping any classes. Tuition will not be refunded if no notification has been given. There will be no refunds for classes dropped during the month(s) in which tuition has already been paid.
Dancers must attend all theater rehearsals during performance week. Any missed rehearsals will result in the dancer(s) being removed from the production.
Dancers must follow the dress codes for the Ballet and Jazz Divisions. Ballet dancers must wear a leotard and pink tights only. Short dance skirts or shorts will also be accepted. Hair must be in a bun with long bangs secured off of the face. Jazz dancers must wear age-appropriate jazz dance attire and jazz shoes. Dancer’s midriffs must be covered at all times and buttocks must be completely covered by a leotard, shorts, or skirt.
Dancers will be given two warnings regarding dress code non-compliance. After that, if the dress code is violated, the dancer will not be allowed to attend class until proper attire is acknowledged.
Gum is not allowed anywhere in the studio.
Dancers must wait until they enter the studio to put on their dance shoes. Dancers are not allowed to walk from their cars into the studio in their dance shoes. Street shoes are not allowed on the studio floors. Dancers who are caught wearing their dance shoes outside the studio, will not be allowed to wear them in class.
For dancers who spend many hours at the studio each day, food and drink will be allowed. Otherwise, food is not allowed in the studio. All garbage must be removed from the studio and any spills brought to the directors’ attention and cleaned up immediately.
Dancers with 45 minutes or more in between classes must be picked up from the studio. Dancers are not allowed to “hang out” at the studio. Dancers should be dropped off no more than 15 minutes before dance class and should be picked up promptly.
Inappropriate language, conversation, or behavior is never permitted in the waiting rooms, studios, or when dancers or parents are at an event or function for which they represent Livermore School of Dance.
Dancers are prohibited from taking inappropriate photographs inside the studio or at an LSOD function and then posting them on social media sites. Dancers who do so may be asked to leave the studio.
Dancers and their guests are not allowed to loiter in the bathrooms. Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times and may not be left unattended in the studio waiting rooms or common areas of the building.
Orderly conduct is expected in the waiting room and studio at all times. The noise level inside and outside the studio must be kept to a minimum so as not to disturb the other tenants.
Please understand that these policies are set in place to uphold the integrity of Livermore School of Dance and to allow the school to provide consistent, quality instruction to the students.
Shelly Schoendienst Liz Roberts
Ballet Director Jazz & Tap Director