Policies and Recital Information
Monthly Tuition: Tuition is due on the first of every month, by automatic payment with a debit card or credit card.
$10 Late fee for any payments made after the 10th of each month.
Once classes have begun, all tuition is non-refundable.
Pricing takes account for holidays and extended months.
Withdrawal and Refunds: We require 30-days notice to discontinue any classes. Withdrawals must be done in person and will not be accepted over the phone or email. Withdrawals must be done at the reception desk NOT with a teacher. To withdraw from a class you must:
- Complete and sign a JDS withdrawal form provided by the school office. We cannot accept a withdrawal form if there is a balance due.
All automatic payments will stop after the one-month notice period. Non-Attendance does NOT constitute withdraw notice or adequate reason for not paying tuition. Once classes begin, tuition is non-refundable or transferable and credits are not issued. We reserve the right to terminate lessons to any student. In such a case, refunds are at the director’s discretion.
Parent’s Responsibility to be Aware of Dates and Events: It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of all school activities, such as viewing days, recitals, extra classes, and dates the school is open or closed. The parents will give the school their email address to email all such notices home. The school will also post all notices on the bulletin board. It is the parent’s responsibility to regularly check their email and these boards to ensure they are informed. It is the responsibility of the parents or adult students to inform the school of any email, address or phone number change.
Make up Classes: If a dancer is absent he/she may make up a class on another day with office approval. There are no tuition adjustments for absences. Holidays do not have makeup classes as the price is adjusted for.
Observation: Parents are always welcome to watch class through our viewing windows. Please refrain from distracting your child. At no time is a parent allowed to interrupt a class. Should you need to leave class early, make arrangements with the instructor ahead of time or ask the receptionist to remove your child from the studio. There are three observation days throughout the year when parents are invited into the studio to watch. Please make sure that all small children are not disruptive. Please save conversations for outside of the studio, so that class operates smoothly. Feel free to take photos and videos of your dancer; however, please remain in your seat so the class is not disrupted. Please silence your cellular phone.
Behavior and Discipline: JDS students are expected to be on their best behavior at all times. Dancers are to be respectful and courteous to all staff and peers.
Students Before and After Class: The studio and faculty are not responsible for the care of your child before or after class starts/ends. If your child is dropped off please be prompt for pick up. Older kids may arrive early to stretch and prepare for class. Please note that your child will not be directly supervised if you choose to drop off it as at your own risk.
Injuries: Parents, legal guardians of minor students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on studio property or off-site location resulting from normal dance, cheer, tumbling, fitness, and any other activity conducted by the students before, during or after class time and performances.
Recital: Saturday May 11th at the Lila Cockrell Theatre
Recital fee: $110 and $60.00 for each additional sibling.
Costume fee: Toddler $75, Youth and Adult $80 Per Costume
Recital costume pricing varies according to age. All Costumes come with accessories and tights if needed. Parents may need to purchase shoes if needed.
If you choose to opt out please fill out our Recital opt out form no later than the December 9, 2022. Otherwise, we will assume your child is in attendance and will be fitted for a costume.
Click here: Recital Opt-Out Form
Spring Costume and Recital Fees: Due December 9th
Any late payments will be subject to a $25 fee and costumes will not be ordered until payment is made no later than December 30th. For any late costume orders we cannot guarantee that the costume will be in on time so it is important to pay the fee as soon as possible.
All Costume and Recital Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE
What does Recital Fee Cover: Recital fees cover the venue and all that it entails, including tech and lighting, backdrop, Security, dressing rooms, clean-up after the recital. Fee also includes the 1 program per family (program not the ad), a Videographer that way everyone is guaranteed a video of their child’s dance and no telephone recording is necessary!
*** Any Dancers who pull out of the recital the month of recital will pay a $75.00 re-blocking fee. All the planning, blocking and behind the scenes work we have put in, to have to re-adjust is timely and sets us back. We as a studio put so much work, dedication and time to put out a wonderful experience for everyone involved. The impact of deciding to withdraw so last minute is inconsiderate to the students and the teacher involved. For any no call no shows the day of the recital there will be a $100.00 fee added to your acount ***