BALANCE DANCE STUDIOS YOUTH ENROLLMENT FEES, POLICIES, PROCEDURES
Registration and Tuition Policies
Registration fee: Fall/Spring registration fee is $50 and must be paid with 1st month’s tuition BEFORE the student’s first 1st class. Student will be unenrolled if this has not been paid before the 1st day of class.
Tuition policies: Tuition is due by the 1st of each month. Tuition remains the same whether it’s a long (5 week) or short (3 week) month and regardless of absences, vacations or holidays. There are no makeup classes for holidays, as they are built into the total tuition cost.
Tuition Payment Options: You may set up your account by linking your checking or savings account to auto-draft on the 1st of the month (ACH) or by credit/debit card which will be auto-charged on the 1st of the month.
Tuition Paid via ACH: Tuition will be auto-drafted via ACH on the 1st of the month in addition to any outstanding fees on the account (families are responsible for tracking this via the Studio Director online portal). There will be no payment arrangements for balances due or alternate payment dates provided. If we are unable to process payment, a $25 late fee per week will be assessed immediately.
Tuition Payment via Credit/Debit Card: Tuition will be auto-charged on the 1st of the month with a 3% third party processor fee on the 1st of the month. Any outstanding fees on the account will also be autocharged on the 1st of the month or as they are reconciled (families are responsible for tracking this via online portal). There will be no payment arrangements for balances due or alternate payment dates provided. If we are unable to process payment, then a $25 late fee per week will be assessed immediately.
Tuition Payment by check: Checks are due 7 business days before the 1st of the month, or client’s credit card will be charged on the 1st. Checks will be posted to the account at the time they are received. Checks may not be postdated. A credit card must be held on file if you choose to pay either by check or a credit/debit card and a 3% third-party-processor fee will be added to your payment total for credit card payments. A $35 non-sufficient funds fee will be added to the account if a check is returned by the bank and your credit card on file will be charge the full amount including the NSF fee and third party processor fee. If we are unable to process a resultant credit/debit card payment, then a $25 late fee per week will be assessed.
Refunds, adjustments, uncollectable payments: Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. There are no refunds or adjustments due to absences or if the proper opt-out/ withdraw channel was not followed. Account balances (tuition or fees) will be sent to collections, at client’s expense, if over 30 days past due, and the student will be unenrolled from all BDS classes. Upon re-enrolment the client must pay a $50 re-enrollment fee.
Payment Arrangements: All clients should be aware that their account is set to auto-pay monthly on the 1st of the month. Additionally, Client gives BDS permission to charge using the payment information on file to pay for any outstanding balance on the account should additional charges be incurred between the 1st and the end of the month. There will be no payment arrangements for balances due or alternate payment dates provided. Client assumes responsibility for any balance on the account and any late fees associated with an outstanding balance.
Past due Payments: Statements will not be mailed out. It is the client’s responsibility to be aware of any and all uncharged items and fees to the account and can be found on the online portal. We will attempt to auto process these as we see fit, but late fees will be added per week (see above). Client assumes responsibility for awareness of any balance on the account and any late fees. Account balances will be sent to collections, at the client’s expense, if over 30 days past due, and the student will be unenrolled from all BDS classes. Upon enrollment, the client must pay a $50 re-enrollment fee.
Accounts set to no autopay: “NO” auto pays: if for any reason, your account is set to no autopay, all the policies above are still in effect and penalty fees will still be added to the account. BDS is not responsible for fees and tuition left uncharged due to “no” autopay settings. BDS will not manually process any accounts set to NO autopay, so please be sure to periodically check your account to ensure there are no outstanding charges.
Makeups: Makeup classes are encouraged and should be taken within 30 days from when the absence occurs (only applicable during non-recital preparation windows).
Penalty Fees: A $35 charge will be assessed on all checks or ACH (checking account auto-draft) returned by the bank in addition to a $25 late fee. A $25 late fee will be added to the account EACH WEEK until the late balance is collected, no exceptions.
Holiday Show Class fees: Select fall classes are designated “Holiday Show Classes“ and will perform in the Holiday Showcase. Holiday show classes will be expected to attend dress rehearsal the week of the show with additional rehearsals TBA. The holiday show performance fee is $100 per dancer or $175 per family (includes costume, extra rehearsals, tickets) and is scheduled to auto-draft on October 1st. Opt out: You must fill out the form issued by the administration at the time of inquiry via email and meet the deadline. There are no refunds or adjustments if the proper opt-out channel was not followed.
Recital Policies: Enrollments in recital classes are progressive and designed to participate in the May production. Students enrolled in a recital class or level 1-5 ballet class are expected to perform in the recital or ballet production. You must fill out the form issued by the administration at the time of inquiry via email and meet the deadline. There are no refunds or adjustments if the proper opt-out channel was not followed.
Recital and Winter Show Fees: Fees are auto-drafted on the below dates if opt out forms are not submitted prior to the deadline.
The fees and dates are:
- $100 per dancer or $175 per family (includes costume, extra rehearsals, tickets) winter show fee to to auto-draft on October 1st
- $65 per D&D recital costume, $75 per recital costume/ballet production costume on November 15th
- $75/dancer ($100/family) auto-draft payment for the recital performance fee on February 15th
In order to terminate enrollment, you must fill out a withdraw form found at https://www.balancedancestudios.com/studio-withdraw-form/ at least 7 BUSINESS days prior to the 1st of the month in which you wish to withdraw. Monthly billing will continue until Balance Dance Studios receives the form. You will be sent an email upon a successful form submission so please retain for your records as proof of the date you withdrew should your withdraw form submission be in question. If you do not receive a confirmation email upon submission, please contact the front desk. No exceptions will be made to this withdraw policy. Please note that if you do withdraw and re-enroll within the same fall/spring session, you will be recharged the $50 registration fee. Current tuition and pricing can be found below.
2019-20 Fall/Spring Registration Fees and Discounts
|Sibling Registration Fee||$10|
|Sibling Tuition Discount||5%|
|Tuition Paid in Full||5%|
|Recital Costume Fee||$65-$75|
|Single/Family Recital Performance Fee (includes recital video link)||$70/$80|
Fall / Spring Pricing 2019-2020
|Hours Per Week||Cost Per Month|
* Additional hours over 15 will be billed at a rate of $5/half hour of class.