Policies

Terms and Conditions:

I am registering my child in classes at Pat Barton Dance Studio at my own discretion, I agree to the fees associated, and will keep my account current. I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS ACTIVITY OR EVENT, including any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault.

I HEREBY WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE Pat Barton Dance Studio and all divisions thereof of any and all liability and responsibility for injuries, sickness, pandemics, accidents, natural disasters and/or acts of God incurred during participation in and/or instruction of camps, intensives, private lessons, choreography or any activity I may participate.

I understand that class structures, schedules, and policies could change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances and that FEES AND TUITION ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. I understand that due to these unforeseen circumstances that in-person classes could become virtual at any time due to pandemic or county-wide emergencies. In the event of classes moving to a virtual platform, refunds for fees paid will NOT be given. 

If I save a credit card or ACH information on my account, I am agreeing to have all fees automatically paid on the due date.

I have read and agree to adhere to the policies listed on patbartondance.com

I understand that if I do not pay my monthly tuition, my child will not be allowed to participate in classes.

I give you permission to seek medical attention for my child in the event of an emergency.

I will not hold Pat Barton Dance Studio responsible for any injury that may occur while my child is participating in or enrolled in classes at Pat Barton Dance Studio.

TUITION – Tuition is due the 1st of each month. No refunds or deductions for lessons that are missed. If you pay for entire year in advance but then decide to drop, there is no refund. If you take one lesson in a month and then drop, you must pay for that month’s tuition. You may pay tuition online, in the office, or sign up for automatic withdrawal.

A $15.00 late fee will be added to delinquent accounts. There will be a $45.00 fee charged for all returned checks. We have a drop box on the south wall to put your checks in.

If at anytime we receive an NSF check from you, we will no longer be able to accept your checks.  If your account becomes past due, we will not be able to accept a check to become current. If you fall two or more months behind on tuition payments, your child will no longer be able to attend class until your account is brought up-to-date.

If you add or drop a class after registration, you must fill out an add/drop form and turn it in to Karla.  Please note that you will be charged for the class until you complete the form.

All fees (including recital fee, costume payments, choreography fees, and tuition) are non-refundable.

DANCE ATTIRE – Shoe requirements: Ballet shoes, Tap shoes, and Jazz shoes. Students must wear dance wear to class. This means leotards, bra tops, dance shorts, dance pants, and/or ballet skirts and proper shoes to every class. Hip hop classes require clean tennis shoes. If your student does not come to class dressed in proper dance wear, they will be asked to go home and change. Hair must be pulled back out of the face. No gum is allowed in class.

SHOES:  We sell all required shoes at the studio. We encourage you to purchase your shoes during the open houses when we have staff ready to help you.  We are very busy during the first week of classes and may not have staff available to fit shoes!ALL DANCERS IN 3TH GRADE AND OLDER WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR BLACK TAP SHOES FOR PICTURES AND RECITAL IN THE SPRING. DANCERS CAN WEAR ANY KIND/COLOR OF TAP SHOE FOR THEIR WEEKLY CLASS. PLEASE VISIT THE OPEN HOUSE IF YOU NEED TO PURCHASE TAP SHOES FOR THE FALL!

PARENT OBSERVATION WINDOWS – Due to Covid-related restrictions, we will be evaluating current recommendations and guidelines closer to the observation dates and will notify you on dates and details as we have them.

WATER -Currently, our drinking fountains are closed for safety precautions. Your child is encouraged to bring a water bottle to class. Juice and pop are not allowed in the dance rooms.

INCLEMENT WEATHER – We will evaluate the weather and post cancellations on our website and send email notifications by 3:00 pm.

MISSED LESSONS – There are no refunds or deductions for lessons that are missed.   You pay no extra for months with five weeks; you receive no credit for months with three weeks.

CLASS DISMISSAL – Please be prompt in picking up your child after dance class. We begin teaching the next class immediately and we cannot be responsible for watching children who have not been picked up on time.

PARENTS OF PRE-SCHOOL STUDENTS – We know that sometimes it is hard to leave your preschooler at dance or they may be upset. It is best if you trust the teachers to take your child back to the class. We have found through the years that the tears dry up quickly and they adjust well once they are in class. We will come and get you in your vehicles if we feel that your child needs you. Trust us in this, we have lots of experience. Please put your child’s name on his or her dance bag & in all dance shoes. It’s very easy to get shoes mixed up when we are changing them. Also, please make sure they go to the restroom before class begins. Once one has to go, they all have to go!

CLASS PLACEMENT:  In order to better teach our dancers, we look closely at levels of dance as well as age when determining what class your child will be in.  What this means to you is a better dance education for your child.  We hope you continue to trust our judgment when it comes to your child’s dance education.

If a class drops below eight students, it may be necessary to cancel the class.

RECITAL:  Our recital will be held at the SEP High School Auditorium. Detailed dates and information regarding recital will be placed on our website with all of the dates, times, and other important information as we finalize them.

EMAIL: We communicate most of our important information via email. PLEASE make sure that we have your  most current email address on file so that you do not miss any announcements.

RECITAL FEE: Recital fees will be due January 15th. The fee will be $75 for Pre School and Kindergarten students, $85 for 1st – 6th grade students and $95 for 7th – 12th grade students.

Recital fee is a one time fee and is not refundable. A late fee will be added if the recital fee is not paid by by the due date.

COSTUME DEPOSITS: Our costume fees will be due in two installments, the first payment will be due November 15th, and the balance will be due around March 1st, after you receive your final bill.   The November payment will be $100 for preschool and kindergarten dancers, $110 for 1st – 6th grade, and $125 for 7th – 12th grade.   Costumes will NOT be ordered without the first deposit being paid in full! Costume deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE!  The March balance should be minimal. Once initial deposit has been paid, you will be responsible for paying the remaining costume balance.

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