Shannon Rush Dance

POLICIES

Parent Observation:

We offer a parent observation period for each dance class twice a year. Out of courtesy to our dancers and teachers we ask that parents and adult guests only attend observation days. No siblings please.

During normal class times the classroom is closed to observers. Parents are asked to be in the lobby during the last 5 minutes of class to hear any announcements or receive any distributions from our teachers. If you are not in the lobby when the teacher dismisses the class you may miss hearing or receiving important information.

It is the responsibility of the parents to be aware of all dance studio activities and dates. Notices are posted at each studio and newsletters are emailed. Most communications is done via email so please ensure your email address is up to date with us and that you can accept emails from us (and that they do not go to spam).


Fees:

Registration Fee:

There is an annual $45 registration fee per family due when registering at any time. This is paid in addition to the tuition fees. ALL FEES must be paid prior to the start of the first class. Registration fees are non-refundable. 

There is no registration fee for summer classes.


Registration:

Please note that we use 'Jack Rabbit', an external Dance Studio software company for our registration process.

Registration for all dance classes can be done at the registration website by clicking here, brought in or mailed to the studio. 

If you have previously created an account through 'Jack Rabbit', please click here to log in to register.

For summer classes, payment must be received in full at the start of the first class. There are no refunds given for withdrawal from summer classes. 

For our regular dance season, monthly tuition must be received in full by the 7th of each month. The final payment for the 2019-2020 season is due by May 7th, and must include tuition for May and half month of June.


Refunds:

Tuition fees are non-refundable. There is no refund for missed classes.

There are also no refunds for registration fees, withdrawal from class, recital tickets, costumes or inclement weather.

If your dancer misses a class, the dancer can make it up during another class of similar age and level at any of the 3 studios. Please request to attend a makeup class via email so the teacher can be made aware. Please note that many classes will be working on their showcase dances from February – June.

In the event a dancer needs to withdraw early from classes, an email must be sent and reply received in order to close your account and prevent further billing. Any past tuition must be paid before withdrawal.


Returned Check Policy:

There is a $35 handling fee for any returned check.


Tuition Payments:

There are two dance sessions per year: The Summer Session and our Regular Dance Year.

- Tuition for summer classes is due in full prior to the first class and is non-refundable. 

- Tuition based on the year long program runs from September through June.  Monthly tuition must be received in full by the 7th of each month. The final payment for the 2019-2020 season is due by May 7, 2020, and must include tuition for May and half month of June. Please see the 'Pricing' tab for details.

Tuition may be mailed in or dropped in tuition boxes at the studio. Please speak to management if other payment arrangements are necessary.

A late fee of $15.00 per month will be added after the 7th of the month (No Exceptions).


For accounts that continue to be assessed a late fee, the studio reserves the right to withhold students from taking class until the account is paid. 

Tuition may be paid with a check, money order, cashier’s check or cash. 


Costume Policy:

Ornate costumes are chosen by teachers and ordered from professional companies and are handmade. Pictures are taken by a professional company in May. All dancers are asked to purchase costumes for each dance they perform. You will be invoiced with the costume fees. No costume fee is refundable. No costume will be ordered unless the fee is paid in full. The exact fees will be posted at the studio once the costumes have been selected. 


Costume sizes and fit can vary and may not fit like normal street clothes. The studio management will select the size that most accurately reflects the dancer’s measurements based on the costume supplier’s sizing guide. The girth measurement is the most important. When a dancer falls between sizes the costume supplier recommends that the order be placed at a larger size (one size up from the measurements)

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Inclement Weather – Studio Closings:

Snow Days/inclement weather conditions: Check our website, Facebook, or call the studio. Additionally, communication will be sent via email for inclement weather updates. We do not follow Montgomery or Carroll county's weather/school closings. 

Refunds will not be issued due to inclement weather. Dancers may attend another class of similar age and level at any of the 2 studios.





Attendance and participation is imperative for a dancer to progress. Please send an email when your dancer cannot attend class. If a dancer has inconsistent attendance, participation in the recital is at the discretion of the teacher and director.  

For your dancer’s safety, we ask that parents come into the studio to pick up your dancer. We do not want your dancer going into the parking lot unaccompanied by an adult. Please arrive promptly at the end of class.



 

Recital:

We conduct our classes with the main purpose of exposing the students to the learning, appreciation and understanding of dance. Because of this approach, we offer the students the instruction that will enable them to incorporate what they have learned and to dance routines. The intent is to both teach and perform. This will be held in June.  Exact dates are not finalized until February or March time frame.