Studio Policies and Procedures
New Tuition Policy
Tuition is based on a full dance year, September-May.
Our tuition policy is based on a MONTHLY payment system. You must sign up for Autopay at registration and have a credit card or checking account on file. Payments will be debited from your credit card or checking account at NO ADDITIONAL FEE on the fifteenth of the month starting September 15th until April 15th. Students with outstanding accounts will not be admitted to class. We accept Visa and Mastercard.
If you chose to make a full payment or two payments, please make arrangements with the studio upon registration.
There will be a $20.00 return check fee payment and a $20.00 late payment fee per month for outstanding tuitions.
Competition entrance fees are separate from regular tuition. Please contact the studio for any further questions regarding team competition rates and fees.
A costume deposit of $50.00 per costume, per dancer is required with your first tuition payment. Final costume payments must be made in December. All costumes are ordered over Holiday Break. If costume balances are not paid in full before holiday break, your child's costume will not be ordered.
In May we will be having our annual dance recital. This is a very exciting time for the girls to showcase everything that they have learned through out the year. If your child is going to participate in our recital you are required to purchase a costume. Tickets must also be purchased for the recital. Children under the age of 3 are free, however they must sit on a parents lap. If you require a seat for that child, a ticket is needed. No strollers are allowed in the auditorium. All outstanding balances must be paid in full before purchasing tickets.
E-mail and Correspondences
All About Dance has gone GREEN effective 09/15/09. We do most of our communication ie: tuition statements studio announcements, through e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org or Dance Studio Pro). Please make sure that we have your current e-mail address on file and that you check your email frequently. Join our All About Dance Family Facebook group and make sure that you are on our All About Dance Family BAND APP.
Parent Portal: Please make sure you have access to your parent portal. You can access your Parent Portal through our website's HOME page!
New: We understand everyone has questions, but effective 08/01/2019, if you email, text or call on a Sunday, you will NOT receive a response until Monday. Sorry but we all need a day off! Please be mindful that our cell phones are our personal accounts. Although we are happy to answer questions, all studio related questions should go through the studio phone 781-592-3262 during business hours, which are Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm
Vacations and Holiday Schedule
All About Dance observes all legal holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and all regular school vacations.
Monday, September 25th - Yom Kippur
Monday, October 9th - Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 31st - Halloween
Friday, November 10th - Veteran's Day
Wednesday, November 22nd-26th - Thanksgiving
Monday, December 25th-January 1st - Winter Break- Classes resume January 2nd
Monday, January 15th - Martin Luther King Day
Monday, February 19th - Saturday 25th - February Vacation
Friday, April 09th - Good Friday
Monday, April 15th-21st - April Vacation
Attendance / Class Make-up
Attendance is very important. Classes are not transferable and there are no make-up classes for classes missed for any reason (unless accompanied by a Doctor's letter). There is no refund for missed classes at your discretion. In case of absence, please call the school and leave a message. Make-up classes will be available only if the All About Dance cancels the class. If there are excessive holidays that fall on a particular dance day, classes may be made up if scheduled through Miss Lisa. Make up classes must be scheduled at least a week in advance.
Notices and Cancellations
Important school notices will be sent via email. Please make sure your email address is updated on our Parent Portal. Notices, cancellations, schedule changes will always be posted on the school bulletin and on Facebook at our All About Dance Family page, BAND App, as well as our Facebook All About Dance business page. In case of BAD weather, dance classes are canceled when NO SCHOOL announcements are made for the Swampscott Public School System.
Please do not bring food or drink into the waiting area or studio. This includes gum and candy. Please make sure your children do their part in making this possible. All About Dance is peanut free. Absolutely no peanut products are allowed in the school. Sibling must be supervised at all times.
DISCLAIMER: By requesting to be part of this private online page, or any online activities, as a participant in any program or class of All About Dance you recognise and acknowledge there are certain risks of physical injury, and you agree to assume the full risk of injuries, including death, damages or loss that you or your minor child may sustain as a result of participating in any activities connected with or associated with such program or class. You agree to waive and relinquish all claims you or your minor child may have as a result of participating in any program or class against All About Dance and its officers, agents, servants, employees and independent contractors.
You further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend All About Dance and its officers, agents, servants, employees and independent contractors from any claims resulting from injuries including death, damages and losses sustained by you or your minor child that arise out of, in connection with, or in any way associated with the activities of this program.