Holiday dates for 2015-2016- Labor Day 9/4/2017, Halloween 10/31/2017, Thanksgiving 11/22/17 - 11/24/17, Christmas 12/19/17 - 1/2/18, Spring Break 3/12/2018 – 3/16/2018. End of season 5/21/2018-5/31/2018. We do not close for teacher’s workdays or government related closings.
Bad Weather Closings- Johnson City will follow the Johnson City School closings for bad weather closings. Call the studio when in doubt check Studio Dance's Facebook (All snow days will be made up.)
Dress Code – All we ask that dance wear be worn (your choice of color & style), and the appropriate dance shoes for the class taken be worn. Studio Dance can fit dancers for their shoes and we do have certain color and styles for different classes. Dress as a dancer & you will think as a dancer! No blue jeans or other “school” clothing. No long shirts or baggy pants for ballet class. Make sure hair is secured and away from the face. Dancers dance with their bodies and we must be able to check body placement and carriage. This is difficult in baggy clothing. Baggy stuff is fine for hip hop. It is the responsibility of the parent and student to come to class with the proper attire.
Costume Deposits & Recital – Our recital will be conducted in late April or early May. This is the climax of our dancing year. Recital dates will be set as soon the schools set their 2017-2018 performances. We will use an auditorium or theater in the area that will suit our needs. Costumes for the recital will be ordered in December. Costumes average between $45 & $65 per costume. Therefore, a non-refundable $50 deposit will be due no later than November 15th. If you would like, costume deposits may be made now or at time up to November 15th. Once deposits have been made we assume your dancer will participate in the spring recital and you are responsible for costume balance. No costumes go home until all unpaid balances are cleared. Parents make the decision as to how many dances their child will be in, and participation for the spring recital is not required but a lot of fun. All students in the recital must attend dress rehearsal. Any more than 2 absences during February, March, or April must be made up in order to participate in the recital. (That’s not two per month but two during those three months.) Sometimes a private lesson may be in order.
Tuition- Is based on a full academic year (September – May). Once registered, a student is enrolled September – May, and no refunds or reductions will be allowed for classes missed. Tuition will remain the same for each month regardless of how many weeks are in a month. This includes holidays and spring break. Make-up classes are available for illness and should be made-up within a two week period of missing class if choosing to do so. Classes are not pro-rated, and if you are going to be absent for a period of time, the tuition rate is still the same in order to ensure your child’s spot in class.
If tuition is not paid by the 7th of the month, it will be considered late and a $5 late fee will need to be added. No statement will be sent out unless there is an outstanding balance. A fee of $20 will be assessed for any returned checks. Two payment plans are available: 1) Pay registration fee $20 and pay September & May fees upfront. (The first & last months of your dance year are due upfront.) 2) Pay $20 registration fee before classes start and this will hold spot then pay eight monthly installments September through April with no dance fees due in May. You are still paying for May Fees its just in eight installments. The director will gladly figure the eight installment plan if interested.
Forms of payment: Cash, checks, and PayPal. All PayPal transactions should have an additional 3% added to the amount paid. PayPal charges us the 3% for their services.
Family discounts available: $5 off each individual sibling’s fees per month. We do ask that if multiple people are paying for family members dance fees that all monies are brought in together in one envelope at the same time. Multiple checks are okay just turn all fees due in at the same time. 5% discount will be applied to any dance family paying the entire dance season Sept – May in one lump sum by August 1. (This does not apply to privates or special Fantastic classes and if refund is asked for there will be a penalty of 30% of the total kept by the studio for procedures).
Withdrawal from class: One-month notice is required to withdraw from class. Withdrawal must be in writing to the director sent by mail, email or in person. Notifying an instructor does not qualify as awithdrawal and you will be billed until proper notice is provided to the director, Jo Ann Hodge.
Artistic Director & Owner: Jo Ann Hodge
Mailing Address: 316 Baron Dr, Johnson City TN 37601
Studio Address: 2313 Browns Mill Rd. Johnson City, TN 37604
45 Minute Classes & Tap Classes- $50.00 per month
1 Hour Classes- $53.00 per month
1.5 Hour Combo Classes (Age 6-10)- $65.00 per month
Add-on Classes/Per Subject (1-3 classes)- $15.00 per each class/month
Add-on Classes/Per Subject (4-6 classes)- $12.00 per each class/month
Juniorettes, Junior, & Senior Fantastics- $20.00 per month
Senior 2nd Small Group Routine- $18.00 per month
*All Classes must have a minimum of Five (5) dancers enrolled. Schedules can change prior to September 2014 due to enrollment. *All Fantastics classes (Juniorettes, Junior, Senior) are by invitation and audition only. *Several ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz, and pointe classes are by teacher placement. *Costume deposits are $50 per costume and due November 15 for the 2015 recital
Private Lessons (55 Minutes - 1 Student)- $35.00 per session
Semi-Private Lessons (1 hr - 2 Students)- $21.00 per session
Trio Private Lessons (1 hr - 3 Students)- $18.00 per session
Observing classes – Our space is limited and visitors tend to distract the dancers & usually keep them from focusing well on the task at hand. However, we have window viewing at the Johnson City location. We are always interested in improving our dance education programs.
Studio Rules – No gum, food, or drink other than water is allowed in the dance rooms. We will have bottled water on site for sale. Any eating done in the lobby before or after class, please clean up after yourself. Please do not drop off your child earlier than 10 minutes prior to class time. We have limited waiting space and please pick your child up promptly after class; especially if your class is the last class of the evening. We love your children but feel our responsibility is for the time frame of the dancer’s class time.
Class Placement – Placement is made with the ability of the student in mind. Advancement is not by classes as a whole or by carpools. There is often a two or three year age span in each class. If a student shows unusual progress during the year, a possible transfer to a more advanced class could occur. Pointe shoes are granted on the same basis when the instructor feels the ballet dancer is strong enough, regardless of age or years of study. Insurance – Studio Dance does not carry medical insurance for its students. It is required that all dance students be covered by their own family insurance policies.
Attendance – Students cannot learn to dance or develop proper body placement & tone if absent frequently. Dance classes are unique in that the student is learning an art as well as exercising the body physically. Regular attendance is imperative, as absences and tardiness can hold back an entire class, and the studio cannot jeopardize it’s responsibilities to the rest of the class for one student.