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STUDIO POLICIES

PAYMENT POLICIES

Tuition

Tuition is based on an entire season of dance. For 2023-2024, our season will run from mid August  through May 16th (tbd based on recital). All dancers are required to pay for the entire season. If you enroll mid-season, we will prorate your tuition based on when you begin dancing with us. Tuition is not based on the number of classes in a month or on attendance. There is NO refund for missed classes as there are make-up classes offered.

All installments are due the 1st of each month (Sept 2023 - May 2024) and will be automatically billed to the card on file on the 1st of each month.

You will not receive a billing statement or invoice prior to any charges; however, you will receive payment receipt each month after the auto-draft. 

Registration Fee

Registration fees are $50 per dancer (and $40 for each additional sibling). Registration fees are non-refundable. 

Autodrafted Payments

All monthly tuition payments, Recital costume payments, and Recital fees will be auto drafted to the card on file. You will be emailed a receipt after your tuition is auto drafted. Recital Fees will be drafted on November 15, 2023 (or at the time of enrollment if enrollment happens after November 15th). Recital costume payments will be auto drafted on January 15th, 2024. You must let the studio know in writing by February 1st, 2024 (or at time of enrollment if after) if your dancer is not able to participate in recital (via email to info@sunnyvaledanceacademy.com).

Late Fee

If your card on file is declined, an alternate payment must be made within 48 hours. A $15 late fee will be charged for any payments not made in full by the 5th of the month. This includes declined charges for cards on file for any reason.

OTHER STUDIO POLICIES

Make-up Classes

If your dancer misses due to illness or other personal reasons, they will be able to make up the missed class in a similar class. There will be no discount or refund given for missed classes. There are no make-ups for classes missed when the studio is officially closed for holidays, etc. All classes missed due to inclement weather can be made up. All makeup classes must be completed within one month of the missed class. 

Withdrawal Policy

We require a 30-day written notice via email if you need to withdraw from Sunnyvale Dance Academy. Please email info@sunnyvaledanceacademy.com to withdraw from our 2023-2024 season. After the 30-day notice, we will terminate your monthly installment, or, if a full year was paid, we will refund the remaining installments minus 30%.

This withdrawal policy remains in effect even if we have a shelter in place mandate from the federal, state or local government. In the event of a shelter in place, classes will convert to virtual classes and instruction will continue.

Dress Code

Proper shoes & attire must be worn to participate in class. Hair should be pulled back off the face for all classes. A proper bun must be worn for ballet class. Don't forget to write your name in all shoes, bags, etc. You can find descriptions and examples of the proper attire for each class here.

Arrival/Dismissal

Dancers 6 & Below- You will need to escort your dancer to and from the dance room. Please take your dancer to the restroom BEFORE class begins to avoid accidents & disruptions to class.

Dancers 7 & Up: We welcome you to escort your dancer to and from class if you would like to do so. Once your dancer is familiar with SDA, you are also welcomed to drop them off in the lobby where they can wait for their class to begin.

General Rules

  • No food/drinks other than water inside the studios.

  • Students should not bring cell phones, air pods, or smart watches into the dance room. If dancers are wearing these in class, they will be asked to remove & take to front desk until class is over.

  • All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times, unless they are in class.

  • No parents, friends, or siblings are allowed in the classroom. This is for the benefit of your dancer. They will learn more if we have their complete attention.

  • Each class is different and there may be times we do not have enough students for the class to make. In those instances, those particular classes will be cancelled, and we will work with students to find another class they can switch into or refund accordingly. 

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