All payments can be made by personal check, or credit card. Be sure to put your child’s name and reason for payment in the memo. Make checks payable to Le Phoenix Dance Institute. Any returned checks will incur a $35 fee. If a second check is returned, Le Phoenix Dance Institute will no longer accept checks from such clients. For the September - June calendar year, clients may choose to pay in equal monthly installments, [the first due at the time of registration], two equal payments, [the first due at the time of registration and the second due, the first full week of classes in January], or in full at the time of registration. A 10% discount will be given if the full tuition is paid at the time of registration. The discount applies to the class fees only, not the registration fee. If a client opts for the monthly installments, payment will be due during the first full week of classes for each month. After the first full week of classes, if tuition has not been paid, a late fee of $20 will be added. Payments for each month are required and remain the same regardless of the length of the month. Deductions will not be made for missed classes. NOTE: Those who pay monthly, must pay May and June tuition together, during the first full week of classes in May. Students with unpaid tuition will not be permitted to participate in class. Le Phoenix Dance Institute reserves the right to dismiss a student based on non-payment.
Registration, tuition and costume deposits/fees are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable. Should it become necessary to discontinue classes for any reason, you must inform the office in writing. This may be done by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are financially responsible for all payments up to the time that formal notification is made. If you choose to return to the program all applicable fees for registration will apply. (see current brochure) Returning to the program may incur additional fees.
DROP OFF & PICK UP
Students may not arrive more than 15 minutes before their scheduled class time. Students MUST be picked up 15 minutes after their class has ended. Students who are not immediately picked up will have a $1 per minute childcare fee added to their account. This fee must be satisfied before the start of the next day that the student is scheduled for class. Fees not paid will result in the student not being permitted to participate in class. No exceptions. See COVID SAFETY AGREEMENT for full drop off and pick up procedures.
FOOD AND DRINK
No food of any kind is permitted in the studios, dressing area or lobby. Clear bottled water only. Dancers that take more than 3 classes in a day may pack a lunch for their day. The only item permitted is a sandwich (containing meat and cheese), salad, fruit and clear bottled water. Candy, peanut butter & jelly, juice, caramel, chocolate, soda etc, are absolutely prohibited.
Students are required to be dressed in proper dance attire with shoes applicable for class. Hair must be pulled off of the face and neck secured in a neat bun or neat ponytail. Ponytails draping down the back are not acceptable. If the ponytail passes your collar, it must be secured in a bun. Ballies, beads and or barrettes are not permitted in class. In addition, head scarves, doo-rags are not acceptable. Please adjust hair accordingly. An elastic headband in BLACK ONLY, may be worn in class to secure bangs. Leotards and tights MUST be free of holes and runs. If your student has a hole in her tights a new pair will be issued and your account will be charged accordingly. A plain black tank or camisole leotard and black transition foot tights will be the standard uniform for all classes. Leotards with rhinestones, attached skirts or embellishments are not permitted. Proper dance tights are required. Tights that have a separation line on the thighs, or footless fashion tights with a lace bottom, rhinestones etc.. are not permitted. NO jewelry is to be worn, post ear-rings only. Underwear is not to be worn under dance clothes, as your dance attire is the only clothing needed for instruction. Dancewear MUST be clean. Dress code is strictly enforced. Unprepared students will not be permitted to participate in class. Furthermore, students with dance clothing that is not clean and or runs and holes in clothing will not be permitted to participate in class. Policy reminders will be given. See COVID SAFETY AGREEMENT for required mask procedure.
Regular attendance will enable the student to experience positive growth. If a student is going to be absent, they are required to call the office, (parent/guardian if under 18), to leave their name and class that they will be missing. Three absences will result in an inquiry as to whether or not the student will continue classes. Five absences will result in the student being dropped from that class. Refunds will not be given.
Students should plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of their class. This will allow them to get changed and begin to stretch. If a student is 15 minutes late they will not be able to participate in the class. See COVID SAFETY AGREEMENT for full details.
Le Phoenix Dance Institute is an environment that promotes a safe haven for learning, both physically and emotionally. All clients, STUDENTS and PARENTS/GUARDIAN alike, are commissioned to act in a respectful and honorable manner at all times. Clients that handle themselves in an irate, disrespectful, or offensive manner will be immediately dismissed from the program. Refunds will not be given.
Proper placement will ensure a good foundation and proper growth. Students will be assessed on age and ability and placed accordingly. Le Phoenix Dance Institute will adjust students and encourage classes that offer a level which will promote the best progressive results for the student. Students will be moved when they have mastered the curriculum of that level according to Le PhoenixDance Institute’s standards. This is at the discretion of the Directors, not the parent/guardian.
No one is permitted to observe classes.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Any questions about the program should be brought to the front desk. Clients, (students, parents/ guardians), must not approach the instructors. This includes calling, texting or using internet correspondence such as email, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. The registrar will be more than happy to assist you with any inquiries that you may have.
END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE
All students enrolled in Le Phoenix Dance Institute are invited to participate in the end of year performance. This is a great opportunity for the students to showcase what they have learned all year. By participating there will be additional costs related to the preparation for this Student Performance such as costumes, shoes, tights, accessories, etc. Costume fees vary. If you are not sure the size being ordered for your child, please check with the registrar. As a note: costume sizes are different from street clothing sizes. Be mindful that this cost does not include the tights and shoes needed for the performance. At the time of registration a $20 per class costume deposit must be paid to secure a costume being ordered. The second costume payment, 1/2 of the balance, will be due the second full week of classes in November. The balance will be due the second full week of classes in February. A costume will not be ordered for any student whose second costume payment has not been paid. Students whose costume payments are not made on time will not be permitted to participate in class. Once the account has been brought current, the student may return to class. NO EXCEPTIONS!!! If a final costume balance remains after March 31st, a fee of $20 PER COSTUME will be added to the balance due. This will go towards the separate shipping of your child’s costume, as it will not have been packaged to ship with the rest of the class. Adding this shipping fee is the only way to ensure that your child’s costume will arrive in time for your/their closing show participation. Costume fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Le Phoenix Dance Institute recognizes our obligation to make sure our students and their parents are aware of the risk and hazards involved in the sport of dance. Please read and sign the release below.
WAIVER RELEASE FOR LE PHOENIX