A registration fee is required to ensure a spot in a class. This fee is non-refundable. A minimum of 5 students is required to keep the class active. If a class does not make, then we will do our best to transfer your child to another class. Classes will be closed once they have reached maximum capacity. (Numbers will depend on class type.) I understand that there are specific risks of physical or property damages, losses, or injury that may result from my or my child’s participation with Talent N More Dance Centre, and I voluntarily assume the risks associated with such participation. We will be sending important information via email each month regarding dates and fees so be sure to have a current email address on file.
TNM staff may take photos of the students during class and at performances. We will be using these photos for marketing purposes and NO NAMES will be used. If you object to your child’s picture being published, please inform the office in writing.
Tuition is due, in advance, on the first lesson of each month. Tuition is due regardless of holidays or absences. A $15 late fee will be added to your account after the 10th of each month. Statements will not be sent unless your account is past due. These will be sent via email. Tuition is based on the year round classes and divided into monthly payments. No adjustments are made for “long” or “short” months. Discounts for full year and semester tuition must be paid within one month of the start of the semester to qualify. Payment for full year tuition will receive a 10% discount. Half year, or semester, will receive a 5% discount. Returned check fee is $25.
A written notice MUST be submitted to the office before the first class of the month in order to discontinue a class. Monthly charges will be applied until written notice is received. A student who withdraws and wishes to re-register will be required to pay the registration fee again.
TNM Dance will be closed Labor Day, Sept 2, Thanksgiving Nov. 28-29, Christmas and New Year Dec. 24-Jan 4, Spring Break March 16-20. The studio will follow most of R.I.S.D. school holidays. Classes WILL be held on teacher-in-service days. Classes cancelled for R.I.S.D. bad weather closings will be rescheduled. If R.I.S.D. cancels evening activities due to bad weather, the studio will also cancel.
A student can make up a missed class as long as tuition is current. Since all classes are different in nature, make-up classes must be discussed with the instructor and director prior to class. Please check with the office to schedule a make-up class. Good attendance aids a dancer’s progress. Please plan to have your child attend classes regularly. If a health condition prevents a student from participating and/or attending class, please inform the office.
Our classes are closed to parents as having visitors in the classroom is distracting but we will have frequent parent observations throughout the year. All classes must have five registered students to materialize. Students are placed in a class based on their ability, not necessarily by age. Advancement will be decided by the director and the instructor. It is important for students to not advance too rapidly missing training along the way.
Students are expected to wear the appropriate attire to class. Dancewear should be nonrestrictive, yet not so loose that the proper form cannot be observed by the instructor. Leotards, tank tops, cami-tops, dance pants, lyrca shorts, and athletic wear are acceptable. Appropriate shoes will be needed. Hair should be worn back and away from the face. NO jewelry please. You will be asked to remove anything with the exception of small earrings. Cover ups should be worn when outside of the studio.
We will measure each child in November allowing “2 fingers” growth room. Each costume company has their own unique sizing chart and if in doubt we will go up a size as taking in costumes is easier than letting them out. These are not custom fit and minor altering may be needed. Costumes are ordered over the holiday break and must be paid for in advance. Once ordered these cannot be canceled or returned. One costume is required for each area of study. A non-refundable costume fee of $65 per costume must be paid half in October half in November. Costumes will not be ordered until payment is made in full. If your child takes more than one class or if you have more than one child registered, payments may be divided over Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec. All balances must be current before receiving your costume.
The recital is held end of May, beginning of June. Each student will be required to pay a non-refundable Recital Fee of $30.This fee helps pays for auditorium rental, sound and light crew, programs, and props. Tickets will be sold online approximately one month prior to recital. Additional tickets will be sold at the door the day of recital. Ticket sales will begin in April.
Instructors are not required to be at the studio until ten minutes prior to their first class. Therefore, be sure the studio is open before dropping off your child. Please try to be on time when picking up
The staff is always available via email. Classes are scheduled back to back. In effort to run as close to the schedule as possible instructors will not be able to visit with parents or students between classes. Please visit the office to leave a message and we will call you or schedule a meeting.
Please be sure to clean up after yourselves when in the lobby. We do our best to keep it clean and ant free. Also, please DO NOT LEAVE food in the waste baskets. Only water will be allowed in the dance rooms.