Policies and Parent/Student Handbook

You will find our Parent/Student Handbook for the 2024-2025 dance season. The link will always be available here for you, however, it is helpful to save it on your device as you might need to refer to it throughout the year.  We are trying to reduce our paper use whenever possible, but a hard copy will be available when requested.  As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions!

On the second page, you will find the Table of Contents.  Clicking on each section will bring you to that portion of the Handbook, making it easier for you to navigate!

2024-2025 Dance Season

Annual Membership Fee
Our Annual Membership fee is designed to help make the enrollment process as quick and easy as possible for our dance families! In the past, classes have filled up quickly when registration opened, some as quickly as 2 hours after registration begins. The membership commitment helps us to ensure that doesn’t happen again.
Also, having the knowledge of which dancers are wishing to continue with their training helps us to accommodate enough space in the levels for all of our dancers. Last year we placed Musical Theatre after Hip Hop since many dancers were in both. We would not have thought to do that if not for this process!
The Annual Membership fee is $70 per dancer or $90 per family and will be charged on March 25th to current dancers or at the time of registration for new dance families. The annual fee helps to cover insurance, music licensing, online parent portal, account setup and secures your place in the class.
Additional benefits:
  • Priority registration
  • Choose your classes before we open them to the public
  • Easy enrollment
  • You pick the class and we enroll you for the next season
  • Guaranteed placement in the level recommended for your dancer
  • No need to worry about a class filling before you can enroll.
  • discounts on merchandise and dancewear
  • Summer Dance Benefits- priority registration, no registration fee, early-bird discounts
Reminders will be sent via email in February and March.
Families wishing to opt-out of membership must provide written notification(email) no later than March 15th for the following dance year.
The Annual Membership fee is non-refundable.

There is a $30 registration fee for Summer Dance for non-members only.

Please Note- The 1st-month tuition deposit and the annual membership fee are required at the time of registration to ensure that all students have a guaranteed spot in the class he or she has been recommended for and to be sure classes have the necessary enrollment to run.

2024-2025 Dance Season

A first-month tuition deposit and the annual membership fee are required at the time of registration. Monthly tuition is due in full by the 25th of the preceding month, and accounts not paid in full after the 1st of the month will have their balance charged to the card on file. Accounts with balances after the 1st of the month will have a $10 late fee added to their account. If a balance has not been paid by the 15th of the month, the dancer will no be able to participate in class until the account is up to date. This policy helps us to focus less time on collecting payments and more time on giving our dancers the best possible dance experience!

September 15th- October tuition will be posted
September 25th- Auto-pay cards will be charged for October tuition
October 1st- Accounts with balances will be charged to the backup card
October 2nd- $10 late fee will be applied to all accounts with a balance

If choosing to pay annually, full payment is due upon registration by cash or check only.
If you would like to pay by cash or check, please note your registration and choose the E-payment schedule option “Do Not Bill- backup card” in the parent portal, otherwise your card will be charged on the 25th of the preceding month.

If your card needs to be updated, please do so within 48 hours of notification to avoid a $10 late fee. There is a $35.00 returned check charge for any checks returned by the bank.

Cash or check payments are accepted during class hours via the tuition box on the office half-wall and must be received BEFORE the 1st of the month to avoid your card being charged

If you need to withdraw from the 2024-2025 Dance Season-

Written or email notice is required by the 20th of the month to avoid being charged tuition for the following month. This allows us time to offer that class space to another student. Students will be charged monthly tuition until written notice is given to drop class.

After the written or email notice, you will be required to fill out the “Request for Class Withdrawal” form sent to you. Receiving feedback is an important part of helping us grow so we thank you in advance for completing the survey. Please note that the drop is not complete until the form is submitted.

Any dancer that doesn’t attend class for 2 months will be dropped from the roster, however, the unpaid tuition will still be due. Any dancer that drops from classes or the studio will forfeit any costumes or fees they have previously paid.

There will be no refunds.

2024-2025 Dance Season

I understand and agree to the following regarding tuition and fees.


Tuition fees can be found on our website.

2024-2025 Dance Season

When choosing to pay monthly, tuition is calculated by the number of classes per year then divided into 10 payments for August-May (unless you have paid your first-month tuition deposit prior to August 25th).

Tuition payments will be auto-charged on the 25th of the month, with the exception of the 4th and 10th installments, which will be charged on the 20th of the month.

Stage Ready Fees

Fees will be posted 10 days before they are due. If you wish to make several smaller payments, you may do so in your parent portal. Please contact the office with any questions or help with this.

3 installments are inclusive of:

-2 professional performances

-Winter showcase costume information will be announced later in the season

-1 Recital Costume

-1 Long sleeve shirt for Winter Showcase,

-1 Short sleeve for the Spring Recital

-Professional Digital Recording of 2 performances

-Collectible Recital Gift

-Easy Online Ticketing System

-Including all of the above, our Performance fees help to cover the additional costs of running a professional show, such as the behind-the-scenes planning and hiring of staff and teachers to work backstage. This allows us to put on an unforgettable experience for our dancers and their families!

Stage Ready Fee per Dancer:

*Combo classes (Shooting Stars 1/2/3 and Dance Adventures 1/2)

-$114 per installment for 1 class

-$167 per installment for 2 combo classes

*Costumes for combo classes are purchased as a 2-in-1s. This provides savings as it is less than the price of purchasing 2 full costumes.

All other classes

-$93 per installment for the first class

-$36 per installment for each additional class for the additional Recital costume

Tickets Information for both shows: Reserved Seating (no general admission) Tiered pricing is available for different sections Pricing will be released within one month of the performance There will be no discounts Volunteers will not have to purchase tickets (but will be able to see their dancer perform!)

Fee Schedule

Installments are due on

October 15th

November 15th

December 15th

As the legal parent or guardian, I release and hold harmless Joy of Dance LLC, its owners and operators from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the participant and/or the undersigned, while in or upon the premises or any premises under the control and supervision of Joy of Dance LLC, its owners and operators or in route to or from any of said premises.

As the parent/guardian, I acknowledge that participation in dance is potentially dangerous and there is an inherent risk of injury involved. In allowing my child to participate in Joy of Dance activities, I hereby assume all the risks associated with the performing arts. I understand the importance of myself and my child following the instructions and rules set by their instructor/s.

I acknowledge Joy of Dance does not carry medical insurance for its students. I understand that it is required that all dance students be covered by their own insurance policies. If an injury occurs, it is understood that the student’s own policy is the only source of reimbursement.

The undersigned gives permission to Joy of Dance LLC, its owners and operators to seek medical treatment for the participant in the event they are not able to reach a parent or guardian. I hereby declare any physical/mental problems, restrictions, or condition and/or declare the participant to be in good physical and mental health.

The undersigned gives permission to Joy of Dance LLC, its owners and operators to seek medical treatment for the participant in the event they are not able to reach a parent or guardian. I hereby declare any physical/mental problems, restrictions, or condition and/or declare the participant to be in good physical and mental health.

I give permission for Joy of Dance to use video footage and/or photographs of my child/ward. This usage may include (but is not limited to) displaying publicly, distributing, or publishing, photographs, and/or video of my child for use in materials that include, but may not be limited to: printed materials (eg – brochures and newsletters), online and offline advertising and promotion, and videos and digital images such for use on Social Media.

By checking this box, I acknowledge that I am giving unrestricted permission for my child’s image to be used in print, video, and digital media. I agree that these images may be used by Joy of Dance for a variety of purposes and that these images may be used without further notification. I do understand that any identifying information including surname and location will not be used in conjunction with any video or digital images.

To keep our students and staff as healthy as possible, we ask that dancers, teachers and families abide by our illness policy outlined below.

Please make sure anyone coming to the studio either to attend classes or sit in the reception area, are free of the following symptoms for at least 24 hours WITHOUT medications before returning to class:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Green Mucus
  • Productive Cough

In case of bad weather, we typically follow school closures, but not always. For morning classes, we will send out an email 1 hour prior to the start of classes and for evening classes we will send out an email 2 hours prior to the start of classes. In addition, we will also post any cancellations on our Facebook page.

I acknowledge that I have seen and read or will read the Parent/Student Handbook that is linked below. I agree to adhere to all policies outlined in the Handbook.

Parent and Student Handbook