POLICIES & PROCEDURES
The Dance Arts South’s faculty is dedicated to giving our students excellent ballet training. DAS supports the traditions of classical ballet, explores new and modern forms of dance, and recognizes the need to communicate to students in a positive and caring manner.These rules, terms and conditions are subject to change at any time.
Admission and acceptance is based on the dancer’s physical capability, openness to instruction, and available space in class level.
Tuition may be paid in full at the time of registration at a 5% discount or divided into 9 equal payments. The full tuition or first payment will be automatically withdrawn at the time of registration. If payments are selected, the subsequent payments will be charged to the credit/debit card on file on the 25th of each month. All accounts will be charged a $25 late fee after the 5th of the month and the student will not be permitted to attend class until the account is made current.
A $35.00 registration fee will be charged to the card on file upon registration. The registration fee will be waived for any student registered by June 15, 2019.
Helpful Portal Instructions
How do I sign in?
Visit the Customer Portal page and enter the Email Address we have on file for you and your Password, then click the Sign In button. If your family has never registered for classes before, please use our Online Registration Form to create your account.
I don’t know (or forgot) my password. What do I do?
Click the link for “I don’t have or don’t know my password.” in the Customer Portal.
Will I receive a receipt and confirmation of my registration?
You will receive a confirmation of your registration(s) upon submission. You will also receive an email receipt when your payment has been reviewed and processed by the School Administrator.
When will my payment be processed?
Registrations and payments must be approved prior to processing. Credit card and e-check payments will automatically be charged per the Payment Plan selected when reviewed and processed during business hours by the School Administrator. Please allow approximately 24-48 hours for payments to be processed. If you think there has been an error in your registration or payment, please contact us immediately.
How much will I be charged upon registration?
Registrations must be accompanied by a tuition installment or payment in full. Tuitions and fees will be approved prior to processing by the School Administrator. Your payment total will take into account all class tuition, registration fee of $35 per family, Student Showcase fees (if applicable) and Installment fees (if applicable). The payment amount will be assessed according to the payment method and payment plan options you selected during the registration process. Any pertinent discounts or adjustments to the catalog pricing will be assessed in processing.
If you need assistance in calculating your tuition and fees balance, please contact the School Administrator. You can also review your account or modify your payment method by logging into the Customer Portal. If you think there has been an error in your registration or payment, please contact us immediately.
A performance and/or costume fee will be charged to the card on file when registration is processed by DAS Office. Performance fees will vary based upon the students’ level and participation, please see the website for more details.
Early Drop Off/Late Pickup
Students are expected to be dropped off or picked up within 15 minutes of their scheduled class time. Fees may be charged as listed below for students arriving early or departing late:
Late Pickup Fees
- 20 minutes – $25.00
- 40 minutes – $50.00
- 1 hour – $75.00
Each student is evaluated and placed into a level at the discretion of the Faculty. The director and faculty will not consider any request for a specific student’s level to be changed or reviewed. Students who disagree with their level placement are asked to trust the judgment of DAS Director and faculty. All students, regardless of level, are taught by highly experienced faculty, who strive to bring out the best in each of his or her students in each class.
Students are required to purchase and wear the proper uniform for each class and performance as listed on the website for each class.
Outside of the studio, dancers must wear clothing that covers their dance attire. Each dancer is a representative of Dance Arts South and must present himself or herself in the best manner possible both insdie and outside the studio.
Parents must notify DAS Office in writing of any student dropping from DAS at least 30 days prior to the drop date. Refunds or cancellation of recurring charges will be done at the discretion of the Director.
Any student found violating federal, state, or local law and/or Dance Arts South policies or codes of conduct may be reported to the proper authorities and dismissed from the program without a refund.
Dance Arts South requires that guardians of any discharged student arrange for the student’s return home within 48 hours of expulsion. Guardians bear full financial responsibility for the discharged student’s transportation. All tuition, enrollment, costume and performance fees paid and/or owed to Dance Arts South on behalf of any dismissed student are forfeited.
Code of Conduct
Dance Arts South requires all students, parents and guardians to abide by the following rules of conduct. Any violation of these rules may be grounds for dismissal from the program.
Students are expected to attend all regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals and performances. Illness or injuries must be communicated to Dance Arts South as soon as possible. Repeated excused or unexcused absences may be grounds for dismissal. •Dance Arts South will not tolerate tobacco, drugs, alcohol or the consumption or distribution of these substances at any time while attending Dance Arts South.
No student will harass, demean, tease, abuse or assault another person.
No student shall tamper with or take the personal property of others.
Inappropriate or disrespectful behavior or language will not be tolerated.
When entering and leaving the studio, students must wear appropriate clothing over their uniform or change in locker/changing rooms at the studio.
For security reasons students are required to wait inside the building for pickup.
Students are encouraged to bring plastic water bottles (no glass) into the studio, but not food, or other types of drinks.
Parents/guardians and students must respect the expertise and decisions of the Dance Arts South faculty.
Parents/guardians should support their dancer at all times, encourage them to enjoy their training.
- Be attentive to people who are around you as you comment. Negative words can be damaging to other students and their families. Instead, attempt to develop positive solutions and avoid gossip.
The Dance Arts South offers no refunds for students who are unable to attend class. Make up classes may be arranged for excused absences in the level below the student’s current level with the offices of Dance Arts South.
Health and Wellness
All students who have any health problems or injuries are asked to notify the office and their instructors, all information will be kept confidential. The Dance Arts South promotes good nutrition for all our students, any student who needs help in this area may consult with their instructors and DAS Director.
Following acceptance, students who have trouble meeting the physical conditioning standards necessary for ballet, may be provided with referrals to health care specialists where counseling may help the student to reach his or her goals in achieving and maintaining optimum physical conditioning. If a student is injured and unable to participate in class, rehearsals or performances, the student will be required to observe class and write a report. DAS must receive written notification of the student’s medical diagnosis and a medical release must be obtained from the attending physician in order for the student to resume class.
Casting for all Academy productions is at the discretion of DAS Director and the faculty. Unless notified, all students are expected to participate in the Spring Performance.
Advancement within DAS is based on the following criteria:
Attendance: Students are expected to attend every class for which they are scheduled. Students or a parent/guardian must report all absences to DAS office prior to class time. Students with excessive excused or unexcused absences may jeopardize their placement and eligibility.
Skill Development: Technical skill development in relationship to class level. Included as part of the student’s technical accomplishments are: proper alignment and placement, use of turn-out, physical strength, coordination, classical line, musicality, cleanliness, and clarity of movements and positions, movement quality and performing skills (in class, rehearsals and stage).
Attitude: Students must bring to class a positive attitude so they will develop a good working relationship with instructors and other students, showing a willingness to receive corrections and comments from the instructors.
Promotions: Students are promoted on an individual basis. As we develop our curriculum some students might be in the same level for two or more years. This is normal and does not have a negative connotation. It can be due to age, absences, illness, physical development, etc… and will be explained by the director and/ or instructors. Students will be promoted to a higher level as determined by, and at the sole discretion of DAS Director and the faculty.
Evaluations: These are held with faculty, students and parents as needed.
Faculty will notify parents of any major progress issues throughout the year. A conference may take place at any time through the year in order to update parents/guardians on their student’s progress. All faculty members involved with teaching the student will have input into each student’s evaluations and conference. During the conference, teachers will discuss the student’s progress within his or her individual curriculum.
Students or parents/guardians may contact DAS Administrator to schedule a conference with DAS Director and/or faculty.
We encourage attendance during Parent Observation Week, this is a unique opportunity for parents or guardians to view their students in their learning environment. Please plan to stay for the entire class. Food and drink are not permitted in the studio. Photographs and video recording are not permitted during Parent Observation.
I represent and warrant that if I am purchasing something or paying for a service from Dance Arts South or from other merchants through Dance Arts South that (i) any credit card or bank account draft (ACH Draft) information I supply is true and complete, (ii) charges incurred by me will be honored by my credit card company or financial institution, and (iii) I will pay the charges incurred by me at the posted prices, including any applicable taxes, fees, and penalties.
I hereby authorize this facility to charge my credit card account. I understand that a 30-day written notice is required to modify billing and I am responsible for payment whether or not my student attends classes for the entire session. A $25.00 NSF fee will be charged if funds are not available.
Should I dispute a charge through my financial institution this will constitute a breach of contract possibly resulting in, but not limited to, penalties, additional fees, collection, legal action, and/or termination of any and/or all current and future services.