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Please review our studio policies and procedures listed below.  We are happy to work with you to provide your dancer with the very best dance instruction. As your instructors at 4th Street Dance Centre, we take pride in continuing to offer you a high standard of dance training.  We believe quality dance training should be taught in a “fun” environment where creativity, dedication, and self-esteem develop while emphasizing strong technical skills in an enjoyable structured atmosphere.  Dance is a demanding and complex skill requiring patience and determination, both from student and teacher.  We pride ourselves in serving the individual needs of each student while building confidence, self-esteem, and respect for others.

FOOD

Please do not bring food, drinks, or gum into the dance room. Only water bottles are permitted.  All food and drinks (except water) should be consumed in our lunchroom only - not in hallways or lobby.

ARRIVAL TIME
All classes begin on time so plan on arriving 15 minutes early.  Dancers arriving more than 15 minutes late to class will be asked to properly warm-up on their own before starting. This is strictly a safety issue as a student could suffer serious injury if they have not properly stretched.  It is also disruptive to the instructor and other students to have class interrupted to accommodate a late student.

OBSERVATION OF CLASSES
In order to provide your children with the highest level of instruction, we need the parents to work with us when observing your child's class.

Every room has a window and seating areas to conveniently view the dance class.  Siblings are welcome to observe through our observation windows as long as they are well supervised.  Do not let siblings hang on doors or lean up against the viewing windows.  Our instructors reserve the choice to close the blinds during class if the observation is too distracting to the dancers.

RECITALS AND SHOWS
Every year we have our annual recital in the Spring and we have added a small Holiday Show for the younger dancers in December.  These shows are optional, however most of our dancers do participate.  This is a wonderful opportunity for dancers to showcase to both family and friends what they have accomplished throughout their experience in our program.  Parents will receive more information regarding the Holiday show in October and information regarding the Spring recitals in November. 

QUESTIONS
Please feel free to contact us at any time you have questions or are unclear on the above-mentioned policies.  Call us at 651-426-9644. 

TUITION AND PAYMENT POLICIES
Participation is on a month-to-month basis.  Tuition is due the first class of each month.  Payments can be made by credit/debit card, cash or check.  You will have until the 10th of each month before late fees apply. A late fee of $5/month/dancer will be charged to your account for tuitions not paid by the 10th of the month. Late fees also apply to competition fees and costume fees that are not paid by the posted due date. By signing your child up for classes at 4SDC you agree to the above payment policy.

Accounts must be paid in full at the year's end in order to receive recital tickets.

NSF FEE:  A fee of $34 will automatically be charged for any checks that come back to 4SDC as Non Sufficient Funds.

REGISTRATION FEE: A $25 registration fee per student (maximum of $50 per family) is due upon registration  This non-refundable fee defrays 4SDC administrative costs, and covers the cost of registering and maintaining your family in our records.  

Payments for classes are due at the time of registration, and will be prorated for enrollment in mid month. This enables us to keep a more accurate count of how many students are enrolled for each class and prevents overbooking of classes. Our tuition is based on a 4-week month. No additional charge is assessed for months that offer five classes, it always evens out. In months where holidays, studio closings, etc. affect the schedule of classes, tuition is not reduced. Tuition is not prorated for absences. Please see your instructor for make-up classes available.

Any increase in tuition fees will be preceded by a 60 day notice.