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POLICIES

Last updated May 14, 2022.

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ATTENDANCE

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.

PANDEMIC POLICY

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 2022-2023 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.

UNIFORM

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.

Dancewear Plus: www.dancewearpluslondon.com
Pointe & Pick: https://pointeandpick.com/

The London Dance Shop: www.londondanceshoppe.com
McCulloch’s Costumes: www.mccullochs.on.ca

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!

PAYMENT AGREEMENT

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.

10-month regular session classes participate in the recital, photo days, and open house. There is a $65 costume deposit due on November 1, 2022, and a $30 costume balance due on March 1, 2023 ($95 total for each class registered for). Costumes are non-refundable after November 1st, 2022. It is agreed that the costume deposits will be charged to the card on file on November 1st, 2022 and the balance owing will be charged on March 1, 2023.

By signing up online, you are agreeing to a monthly payment schedule charged on the 15th of each month, starting September 15, 2022, and ending June 15, 2023. All regular-season classes run from September to June and participate in Recital.

30 minute: $55 + HST per month

45 minute: $65 + HST per month

1 hour: $70+ HST per month

There is a 10% discount if enrolled in 5 or more classes (not applicable to the DLPC program). There are no family or multi-student discounts. Not applicable to the DLPC program.

 

Session Classes

There is no registration fee for our session classes. Session classes do not participate in the recital, photo days, or open house. There are no costume fees associated with session classes. The full session payment will be processed within 1-2 business days after registering to the card on file. There are no refunds for session classes once the session has begun. If Dance London cancels a session class due to low enrolment a full refund will be issued.

 

Dance London Performance Company & DLPC Mini Crew

DLPC
The DLPC program runs from October to May. The cost for the full DLPC program is $85 plus HST per month from October 15th through to May 15th. Rehearsals are Fridays 5:00-7:00 pm. Costume costs are additional. Acceptance into the program is by invitation only. DLPC dancers are enrolled in the focused stream program.

DLPC Mini Crew
Mini crew dancers must be enrolled in Junior Focused classes. The cost for DLPC Mini Crew is $65 plus HST per month from October 15th through to May 15th. Rehearsals are Fridays 5:30-6:30 pm. Costume costs are additional.

FOCUSED-STREAM

Our focused-stream classes are created with the serious dancer in mind. An invitation into a focused-stream class is at the discretion of the Director or Artistic Director.

COSTUMES & RECITAL

There is a $65 costume deposit due November 1 and a $30 costume balance due March 1 for each class taken ($95 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. Parent & tot, Adult classes and tumbling classes do not participate in recital. Dance tights are not included in costume costs. Families are required to purchase the required tights for their dancer.

All regular-season classes participate in our year-end recital. Tickets are required to watch our year end recital and are not included in the tuition price.

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.

DanceBUG

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 will be processed on April 1, 2023, to all families with dancers participating in the recital (one fee per family). After the recital in June, we will share a link to all our families that will allow you to view the show. The DanceBUG fee is $27.50 plus HST.

CANCELLATION

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 (last payment November 15th 2022)
Term 2: December, January, February (last payment February 15th 2023)
Term 3: March, April, May, June (last payment June 15th 2023)

The registration fee is non-refundable. Costume deposits are non-refundable after November 30, 2022. 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 and adult) once the session has begun. If Dance London cancels a session class due to low enrolment a full refund will be issued.

Dance London must receive a “Transfer Request” email to [email protected] to discuss transfer options. 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.

CLASS TRANSFERS

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 June yearly basis. Yearly fees are divided into ten equal payments, due on the 15th of each month, September 15 through June 15.

Monthly tuition payments do not reflect the number of classes paid for each month, rather they are equal instalments of the yearly tuition fees taken over 10 months. When you pay monthly, you agree to make 10 equal payments from September through June. Monthly payment plans do not apply to session classes. Session classes are paid in full prior to the session start date. Please note Dance London is closed on statutory holidays, two weeks in December for Holiday break, and March break.

LATE PAYMENTS

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.

CLASS PLACEMENT

Dance London reserves the right to place students at the most appropriate level depending on age and/or ability.

ACRO: It is highly recommended for our acro students to also be enrolled in a jazz class.

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.

PHOTO RELEASE

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.

LIABILITY

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.

PRIVACY POLICY

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.