BALANCE DANCE STUDIOS YOUTH ENROLLMENT FEES, POLICIES, PROCEDURES
Registration and Tuition Policies
Balance Dance Studios Payment and Tuition Policies
Waiver: Your student will not be allowed into the classroom if we do not have this digitally signed waiver.
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. Current tuition/programming pricing is available on our website: Fall/Spring and Summer
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 (with the exception that fees will not be autocharged) 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 and ensure that fees are drafted to ensure there are no outstanding charges.
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.
Makeups: Makeup classes are encouraged and should be taken within 30 days from when the absence occurs (only applicable during non-recital preparation windows).
Class transition windows: At BDS we build in 5 minutes of transition time between classes. For example, if you have an hour class, the last 5 min will be a transition period for the students to get to their next class and for it to start on time.
*During times of COVID-19 certain timing and policies may alter and will be communicated via email.
Auto Opt-in for classes deemed performance based (Winter Musical/ Nutcracker/ Recital/ ect):
If the class enrolled in is labeled or communicated as a show class in the title and/or on the schedule, participants are automatically opted in to the show and will be autodrafted fees at the time they are due. Due dates will be communicated in advance. Students who do not wish to participate in the show or pay the fees must move to a non performance based class.
Wintershow Classes: Select fall classes are designated “Wintershow Classes“ and will perform in the Winter Musical. Winter show classes will be expected to attend dress rehearsal the week of the show with additional rehearsals TBA. The winter 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.
Nutcracker fees: Nutcracker is a new winter performance that will replace the spring ballet production. Enrollments in Nutcracker classes are designed to participate in the production. Students enrolled in a Nutcracker class are expected to perform in the recital. There are no refunds or adjustments and you are automatically opted into the performance and the fees will autodraft.
Nutcracker Fees: Fees are auto-drafted.
The Nutcracker fees and dates are:
– $75 per ballet costume fee and a performance fee of $70/dancer or $90/family. These fees will be auto-drafted on September 15th.
Spring Recital Policies: Enrollments in recital classes are progressive and designed to participate in the May production. Students enrolled in a recital class are expected to perform in the recital. There are no refunds or adjustments and you are automatically opted into the performance and the fees will autodraft.
Spring Recital Fees: Fees are auto-drafted if you are enrolled in any recital class. No performance opt outs will be accepted.
The fees and dates for Spring Recital are:
$65 per D&D recital costume, $75 per recital costume on November 15th AND a payment of $70/dancer ($90/family) on February 15th for the recital performance fee (includes recital video link)
*During times of COVID-19, certain elements of the show may be altered and will be communicated via email. This could include streaming, dancer only, or any other necessary arrangements needed to meet current mandates.
All costume and performance fees for any production are NON-REFUNDABLE
Dropping a class or withdrawing in the fall spring semester: In order to terminate enrollment or drop a class, you must complete the online withdrawal form at least 7 days prior to the 1st of the month in which you wish to withdraw: http://www.
SUMMER CLASS TUITION AND REFUND POLICY: Summer classes do not require a registration fee; however, half of the summer tuition payment must be paid the day enrollment occurs and the remaining balance is due the 1st day of class (If registering after then payments due in full) in order to be officially registered, unless alternate arrangements have been authorized through Balance Dance Studios’ management. Tuition pricing is available below, online or at the front desk, and is based on the student’s total number of enrolled weekly hours. Summer class pricing is based on a 9-week schedule and is not prorated or refundable. Credit is not given to students with absences; however, a similar class may be attended as a “make up” anytime within the 9-week summer session.
SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION FEES AND REFUND POLICY: -Summer camp, workshop, and intensive registration fees are due in full at the time of registration. You may purchase an unassigned camp or workshop and enroll into a specific camp or workshop at a later date; however, Balance cannot guarantee future availability. Summer program registration fees are non-refundable. If cancellation is made with 14 days or more notice of the camp, a credit may be transferred to an alternate summer camp – *full day and half day summer camps only).
2020-21 Fall/Spring Registration Fees and Discounts
|Sibling Registration Fee||$10|
|Sibling Tuition Discount||5%|
|Recital Costume Fee||$65-$75|
|Single/Family Recital Performance Fee (includes recital video link)||$70/$90|
Fall / Spring Pricing 2020-2021
Tuition is run on the 1st of the month. If the 1st of the month falls on a Sunday or holiday, tuition will be run on the first business day of the month.