Registration
Tuition Policies
Payment Methods
Withdrawal Policy
Classroom Etiquette
Studio Etiquette & Policies
Attendance/Tardiness
Student Progress
Class Placement


Registration

Upon enrollment, a non-refundable annual registration fee of $35 per student is due. All parents/enrolling students are required to complete the registration forms. Once a student is registered, parents have online access to their account information via the “customer portal”


Tuition Policies

  • Tuition is a continuing charge for a monthly rated class or classes.
  • Tuition payments are due on the 1st day of each month.
  • Payments not received by the 8th of the month will be charged to the credit card on file.  Declined payments or accounts with no payment information on file will incur a $20 late fee.
  • Tuition fees are non-refundable or transferable.
  • Tuition fees are monthly based (not weekly), regardless of how many lessons per month. Some months may have 5 lessons and some months may have a holiday.
  • No tuition adjustments or credits are given for missed classes.

Payment methods

  • Automatic Payment: Preferred method of payment is Automatic Payment, whereas your monthly tuition payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on file. Automatic debits shall be charged on the 1st day of each month for that month of dance instruction.
    All other fees, e.g., choreography, costumes, private lessons, etc. will be charged when incurred.
  • Manual Tuition Payments:  We accept Visa, Master Card, cash, check, and debit cards with a Visa or Master Card logo on them.Manual payments are subject to late fees.  A $25 fee will be charged for returned checks.

Withdrawal Policy

Upon class enrollment, students are expected to complete the dance year. Fourteen (14) days written notice is required to discontinue any class. A withdrawal form must be filled out by the parent and submitted to the front desk in person. Your account will remain active, until withdrawal procedures have been followed.


Classroom Etiquette

Proper classroom etiquette is essential to the education and training of dancers.

  • Be prompt to arrive. Late arrivals disrupt the class and cause the late student to miss important warm up exercises.
  • If a student needs to leave before class is over, he/she must ask to be excused by the teacher. Please do so discretely so as not to disrupt class.
  • No gum chewing, eating, or drinking is allowed in the studios. Water is okay. No cell phones during class.
  • Always show respect to teacher.
  • Please refrain from “dancing ahead” when reviewing or relearning choreography.
  • Eyes and attention must always be on the teacher.
  • Be appreciative of corrections and earnestly apply them.
  • Be kind to your classmates. Displays of temper and disrespect are unacceptable.
  • When class is finished, clap and thank the teacher for class.
  • Do not leave behind hair pins, water bottles, or clothing. Be sure to take all of your belongings.

Studio Etiquette & Policies

  • Upon entering the facility, a positive and professional attitude is expected by all students and family members.
  • Students and family members must be respectful at all times to other students, parents, and faculty members.
  • Profanity, gossip, and disruptive behavior will not be tolerated at The Rock Center For Dance.
  • Students must be ready and properly dressed for class before entering the classroom.
  • Please use restroom before class, to avoid a loss of class time.
  • Use cubbies for dance bags and belongings.
  • Only water is permitted in lobby. Food and drinks are allowed only in hallway near vending machines.
  • Inform a teacher or front desk before taking a child from class
  • Students are expected to be in class every week
  • Knock before entering the classroom, if a class is in progress
  • Please drop off and pick up children ON TIME.
  • Siblings must be supervised and kept under control and safe.
  • NO smoking inside the building or in the courtyard

Attendance/Tardiness

  • Consistent attendance is expected. In order for your child to progress and benefit the most from their training, participation is required.
  • No refunds or tuition adjustments are given for missed classes. Make-up classes may be scheduled and taken within 2 weeks of the missed class.
  • Absenteeism affects the entire class and group choreography. Students are responsible for knowing the missed material by consulting a classmate or scheduling a private lesson.
  • Classes will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Students are expected to be on time, in proper attire, and prepared for class.
  • Students may be asked to observe class if they arrive more than 10 minutes late and have missed important warming-up.

Student Progress

Progress depends mostly upon how students approach their learning.

  • Participate with positive energy!
  • Focus, work hard and earnestly apply corrections
  • Practice, Practice, Practice!
    Repetitive practice is essential for steady progress and refining dance skills.

Practice is probably the most under-rated aspect of a student’s learning. Those students who practice, invariably show more consistent progress than those who do not.


Class Placement

  • Upon registration, class placement is determined by age, physical development, and level of previous training.
  • Over time, class placement will be based on class participation, attendance, progress, attentiveness, ability, attitude, and consistency.
  • All placement decisions are made, strictly regarding the best interest of each individual student.
  • Class placement decisions are at the discretion of the teachers and the director of The Rock Center for Dance.
  • Each student progresses at their own rate, and not that of their friends.
  • Two students of the same age and years of experience may have completely different capabilities.
  • Negative issues regarding class placement will inhibit a student’s progress.
  • Students placed in their correct level become solid in their technical training.
  • Dance levels are not like grades at school. Students may remain in the same level for 2-3 years before they are physically and mentally ready to accept the challenges of the next level.