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Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class. We do keep attendance records for all of our students; however, it is not a monitoring system and they are not 100% accurate.
Missed classes may not be deducted from tuition payments. Due to student-teacher ratios, make-up classes are not available.
It is agreed that if put into lockdown or capacity restriction orders due to COVID 19, variants of concern, or for any other reason under orders from the provincial or federal government or the local Health Unit, classes will be held online via zoom. By registering for classes in our season 2021-2022 season you are agreeing to continue classes online via zoom when under lockdown or capacity restriction orders. If you cancel when classes are being held online the studio’s cancellation policy still applies.
It is important that dancers be dressed in the required dance attire for their classes. One wouldn’t go to hockey practice without the proper equipment. Dance is no different! You cannot do a ballet class properly when dressed in street clothes. Please make sure your dancer is dressed in the required dance clothing and footwear.
Dancewear requirements for all classes can be found here: https://dancelondonstudio.com/dancewear-requirements/
Uniforms can be purchased year-round from many dance stores around the city.
Please ensure all parts of your child’s uniform are clearly labelled – individual shoes, tights, bodysuits etc. you’ll be amazed at the amount of lost property we generate!
Regular season classes
A $35 plus HST non-refundable registration fee per family will be charged at the time of registration to the card on file.
9-month regular session classes participate in the recital, photo days, and open house. There is a $60 costume deposit due on November 1, 2021, and a $25 costume balance due on April 1, 2022 ($85 total for each class registered for). Costumes are non-refundable after November 1st, 2021. It is agreed that the costume deposits will be charged to the card on file on November 1st, 2021 and the balance owing will be charged on April 1, 2022.
By signing up online, you are agreeing to a monthly payment schedule charged on the 15th of each month, starting September 15, 2021, and ending May 15, 2022. All regular-season classes run from September to May and participate in Recital.
30 minute: $52 + HST per month
45 minute: $57 + HST per month
1 hour: $62+ HST per month
There is a 10% discount if enrolled in 5 or more classes. There are no family or multi-student discounts.
Parent & Tot $160 + HST per 12-week session
Inclusive Movement: $170 + HST per 12-week session
Parent & Tot + Adult Classes + Inclusive Movement fees will be charged one week prior to the start date of the class.
Our focused-stream classes are created with the serious dancer in mind. These classes are for dancers in our performance company (DLPC) or are enrolled in 2+ ballet classes. An invitation into a focused-stream class is at the discretion of the Director or Artistic Director.
There is a $60 costume deposit due November 1 and a $25 costume balance due March 1 for each class taken ($85 total). This will be automatically deducted from the credit card on file. Families are responsible for the purchase of a costume for each class taken. Dance tights are not included in costume costs. Families are required to purchase the required tights for their dancer. Tickets are required to watch our year-end recital.
All regular-season classes participate in our year-end recital. Please note: mama + babe, parent & tot, and adult classes do not participate in the recital. This does not apply to camps.
To avoid high costume costs to our families, our costumes come from dance costume suppliers in the USA. They are “off the rack” dance costumes and not custom fit. We do our best to size children in a costume that is closest to their measurements. We cannot guarantee a perfect fit. Custom costumes that are hand-sewn range in cost from $200-$350 each.
Recital recordings will be accessible online on a platform called DangeBUG. This platform can be viewed online and easily shared with family and friends who were unable to attend the recital. The shows can be viewed on iOS
and Google Play apps, allowing for offline viewing.
The DanceBUG fee is $25 plus HST per family for all shows and will be charged on March 15, 2022 to all families with dancers participating in recital (not Adult or Parent & Tot). After the recital in May, we will share a link to all our families that will allow you to view the show.
Dance London must receive a “Cancellation Form” which is available here or contact the office at [email protected] and the link to the form will be emailed to you. In a situation where a student has to discontinue classes, payment must be made up to the end of the term of which they stopped:
Term 1: September, October, November
Term 2: December, January, February
Term 3: March, April, May
The registration fee is non-refundable. Costume deposits are non-refundable after November 30, 2021. If a student discontinues classes after November 30, families are responsible for the balance owing for the costume(s). Dance London reserves the right to cancel or change class times based on availability or enrolment. If a class does not run due to low enrolment a full refund will be issued. There are no refunds for session classes (parent & tot, inclusive movement, adult).
Dance London must receive a “Transfer Request” email to [email protected]
Dance London must receive a “Transfer Request Form” which is available here. When a student is enrolled in multiple classes and drops one or more classes, the remainder of the current monthly fees is not transferable to the remaining months in the year. The remaining monthly instalments will be altered to the new fees.
MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN
Monthly instalment payments reflect averaging yearly fees on a September to May yearly basis. Yearly fees are divided into nine equal payments, due on the 15th of each month, September 15 through May 15.
Monthly tuition payments do not reflect the number of classes paid for each month, rather they are equal installments of the yearly tuition fees taken over 9 months. When you pay monthly, you agree to make 9 equal payments from October through June. Monthly payment plans do not apply to session classes. Session classes are paid in full prior to the session start date.
10% surcharge will be applied to all late payments at 30 days. To avoid late payment fee please notify Dance London with new information regarding a stolen credit card, replacement credit card, or an expiry date change. A fee of $25 will be applied to all NSF payments.
Dance London reserves the right to place students at the most appropriate level depending on age and/or ability.
ACRO: Please be advised that all dancers enrolled in an Acro class must also be enrolled in a Jazz class as well with the exception of our acro/jazz classes.
PHYSICAL CONTACT RELEASE
Dance is an art form that requires teachers to be able to have appropriate physical contact for the purpose of making technical corrections. Consent is granted for such physical contact.
It is understood that any photographs taken may be used for promotional use including Dance London’s website, Facebook, Instagram, social media, and email marketing campaigns.
Students participating in activities by Dance London agree to hold harmless Dance London, its principles, representatives, and employees from any and all injuries sustained or illnesses contracted while participating in any activities in the Dance studio, virtually via zoom or during performances. Dance London is not responsible for the loss of money or personal property of members or guests, however caused.
Dance London is committed to limiting the collection of personal information to that which is necessary to provide you with dance instruction and related services. We restrict access to your personal information to only those who must use the information to provide services to you. We do not sell, rent or share customer’s personal information to third parties. We endeavour to keep accurate, complete and up to date personal information, so if you have updates to your personal information please contact us. Please note newsletters are emailed monthly.