Studio Policies:

Registration: The registration fee is $20 and includes a t-shirt.

Class Procedure:  Classes are taught with only the teacher and students in the classroom.  A child must be able to enter class on their own in order to participate in the class. The girls enjoy class more, focus on their teacher’s instructions, and interact with the activities more when they cannot see their parents or siblings.

Tuition:  Tuition is posted to your account on the 1st of each month and due by the 15th.  A late fee of $10 is added to each account after the 15th.  The monthly tuition is not adjusted based on attendance.  We do allow make-up classes.  Feel free to come to any other class on the schedule that is your age group to make up a missed class.  Be sure to let the teacher know in advance.  You may also make up your missed class at one of our other locations if it works better for you.

Payment Methods:  Cash & check are accepted in the locked payment box.  If you prefer to pay with a card, you will need to do so in your parent portal or on the app.  $30 returned check fee.

Drop-off/Pick-up:  Students may not be dropped off early or picked up late.  Classes begin and end promptly at the scheduled time.  It is the responsibility of the parent to watch them before and after class time.  We are not responsible for children left unattended.

Snacks/Water:  No gum, candy, food, or sugary drinks in class.  Water bottles are permitted but not necessary unless you take multiple classes are there for a longer time frame.

Recital Costumes:  Recital costume deposits are $40 and due by Oct. 29th . The balance will be due by Jan 31st and is $30-$35 depending on the size of costume needed after measurements.

Holidays:  We close for Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas break, and spring break.  We DO have class on all other school and government holidays.  The days we are closed are not counted in our weeks of classes!  The tuition is already pro-rated to factor in these absences. 

Withdrawal:  A student may withdrawal from class at anytime and is not committed to the entire school year.  Drop the class in your parent portal or email Kipper before the start of a new month to not be billed for the upcoming month.

Picture Policy:  Upstate Dance & Baton may use pictures or videos taken in class for promotional publication, brochures, mailings, website, etc.  Requests by parents for exclusion of their child in promotional publication of any type must be submitted in writing.

Communication:  We send home notes in class, emails, and texts.  If you are not getting our emails, please check your spam/junk folder.  If emails are still not there, contact us to be sure we have your correct email on file.  We want you to communicate with us!  Please let us know if you have questions concerning class, events, deadlines, etc.  We are available via email, text, or phone.  We are here to serve you and want to be sure every concern you have is addressed.  All messages are returned Mon – Fri 8am-8pm.  Weekend messages will be returned on Monday morning unless we have an event over the weekend that requires prompt attention.

Total class time per week      Payment options (monthly, per semester, or full session)

30 minute class per week =    Monthly:  $35/month (36 weeks) due by the 15th of each month

Semester:  $168/semester paid in 2 payments by 8/31 & 1/15

Full Session:  $335 for 9 months session paid by 8/31         

($35 discount if paying the session in full by cash or check = $300)

 

45 minute class per week =    Monthly:  $40/month (36 weeks) due by the 15th of each month

Semester:  $190/semester paid in 2 payments by 8/31 & 1/15

Full Session:  $380 for 9 months session paid by 8/31

($40 discount if paying the session in full by cash or check = $340)

 

60 minutes total per week =   Monthly:  $60/month (36 weeks) due by the 15th of each month

Semester:  $280/semester paid in 2 payments by 8/31 & 1/15

Full Session:  $560 for 9 months session paid by 8/31

($45 discount if paying the session in full by cash or check = $515)

 

75 minutes total per week =   Monthly:  $65/month (36 weeks) due by the 15th of each month

Semester:  $300/semester paid in 2 payments by 8/31 & 1/15

Full Session:  $605 for 9 months session paid by 8/31

($50 discount if paying the session in full by cash or check = $555)

 

90 minutes total per week =   Monthly:  $70/month (36 weeks) due by the 15th of each month

Semester:  $325/semester paid in 2 payments by 8/31 & 1/15

Full Session:  $650 for 9 months session paid by 8/31

($55 discount if paying the session in full by cash or check = $595)

 

Contact the studio for class rates for more than 90 minutes of class time per week. 

Class fee increases by $5 per month for each additional 15 minutes in the studio per week.

 

$10 late fee added to any account not paid by the 15th of each month.

 

Tuition is posted to all accounts on the 1st of each month.  You will need to log into you parent portal and drop a class before the 1st of a new month to not be billed for the new month.

 

$90 session discount ($10 per month) off 2nd child in same family.

$135 session discount ($15 per month) off 3rd child in same family.

What You Need for Class: 

On-Site Preschool Classes - Clothing for Class: Cotton shorts, leggings, t-shirts, tank tops. Clothing that is easy to move in.

Shoes for Class : tennis shoes

Dance & Tumble - Clothing for Class: Cotton shorts, tank tops, leggings, t-shirts

Shoes for Class : Tan jazz shoes or tennis shoes

Ballet - Clothing for Class : Leotards, tights optional, fitted tank top, leggings

Shoes for Class : Any color ballet shoe

Baton - Clothing for Class : Leotards, cotton shorts, tank tops, leggings, t-shirts

Shoes for Class : Tan jazz shoes or tennis shoes

Jazz - Clothing for Class : Leotards, cotton shorts, tank tops, leggings, t-shirts

Shoes for Class : Tan jazz shoes or tennis shoes

Kinder Dance & Tumble and Kinder Twirl - Clothing for Class : Leotards, leggings, tank tops, t-shirts

Shoes for Class : Any color ballet shoe

Hip-Hop - Clothing for Class : Cotton shorts, tank tops, leggings, t-shirts

Shoes for Class : Tennis shoes

Lyrical - Clothing for Class : Leotards, leggings, tank tops, cotton shorts, t-shirts

Shoes for Class : Lyrical shoe

Tap - Clothing for Class : Leotards, leggings, tank tops, cotton shorts,t-shirts

Shoes for Class : Another color tap shoe

Baton students need their own baton.  We sell them at our studios for $26 each.  

Ultimately, we want each child to feel comfortable about coming to dance and confident about what she is wearing.  Color and style of clothing for class is up to each student.  No blue jeans, skirts, or flip flops in class please.  Contact Ms. Kipper if you have a specific question about clothing or shoes for your daughter.