Studio Policies

COMMUNICATION
E-mail is our main source of contact with you. Please make sure you have provided a valid e-mail account to ensure you don't miss out on important information and events. The school website is www.lcmusicanddance.com. Please be sure to read all of the information below before agreeing to enroll your child at Academy of Music & Dance. By giving AMAD your payment information and/or completing this registration form, you authorize Academy of Music & Dance to charge your registration/materials/pro-rated tuition today, and tuition on the 1st of every month until you complete the withdrawal process as listed below.


PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS
PRIVATE LESSON Fee: A non-refundable fee of $45/individual, $55/family is required yearly at the time of registration.

Our yearly calendar offers 38 weekly lessons, two recitals (December and May) and four make-ups (two during Fall and two during the Spring). The tuition is $92/month.

TUITION: You are registering for an entire school year (August-May). All tuition is processed using an Auto-Pay from Visa/MasterCard on the 1st of each month. By giving AMAD your payment information and/or completing this registration form you authorize Academy of Music & Dance to charge your registration/materials/pro-rated tuition today, and tuition on the 1st of every month until you complete the withdrawal process as listed below. The tuition is calculated for the whole year and divided into 10 equal monthly payments (whether the month has 3, 4 or 5 lessons). If we close the school (due to inclement weather or other emergencies) you're not charged for that lesson/class. If you join mid-year the tuition will be pro-rated for the remaining lessons/recitals. If your payment is unfunded, your account will be charged a $25 fee after the second occurrence. If payment is not made and the account is turned over to collections or small claims court you agree to pay any and all costs associated with collecting this debt.

MAKE UP LESSONS: A student may have 4 make-up lessons during the school year. After 2 lessons PER SEMESTER have been rescheduled for make-ups, no more will be offered. If your student needs to miss a lesson, please call the school at 525-2909 by 10:00 a.m. that day M-F to earn a makeup. On Saturday, please call by 8:000AM. We can offer that time to another student who wishes to make-up a missed lesson. Private Make-up lessons are usually done in openings created by another student's cancellation. When you're ready for us to schedule your make-up, call in on the day you're available to see what cancellations are available that day. It can take a few attempts to find a make-up time that will work for you, so don't wait until the last week. All make-up lessons must be scheduled by the end of May; make-ups do not carry over as a credit into summer. Unused make-ups are forfeited at withdrawal. There are no refunds for missed lessons, even with advance notice. The school will provide a substitute teacher if your regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to attend a lesson. If we can't arrange a substitute, we'll provide a make-up lesson before the end of the school year.

ALL MUSIC CLASSES, PRIVATE AND GROUP ARE HELD on the following holidays:
Labor Day (9/3), Halloween (10/31), Veteran's Day (11/12), Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (1/21), Presidents' Holiday (2/18) and Snow Day (5/28).

 

Holidays observed by entire studio are Thanksgiving Week (11/19-24), Winter Holidays (12/24-1/5) and Spring Break (3/25-30).


Mommy & Me Early Preschool
MATERIALS Fee: A non-refundable fee of $55 is required yearly at the time of registration. This fee covers all crafts, take home packets and supplies used in class.

TUITION: All tuition is processed using an Auto-Pay from Visa/MasterCard on the 1st of each month. By giving AMAD your payment information and/or completing this registration form you authorize Academy of Music & Dance to charge your registration/materials/pro-rated tuition today, and tuition on the 1st of every month until you complete the withdrawal process as listed below. You are registering for an entire school year (August-May). You are welcome to visit a class and participate. Should you choose to register for a class already in session, your visit will be considered your first class of that session and will be included in your account. Should you choose to just visit and not register for a class, then you are under no obligation to pay for your visit. The tuition is calculated for the whole year and divided into 10 equal monthly payments (whether the month has 3, 4 or 5 lessons). If we close the school (due to inclement weather or other emergencies) you're not charged for that lesson/class. If you join mid-year, the tuition will be pro-rated for the remaining classes. If your payment is unfunded, your account will be charged a $25 fee after the second occurrence. If payment is not made and the account is turned over to collections or small claims court you agree to pay any and all costs associated with collecting this debt.

MAKE UP CLASSES: There are no refunds for missed or canceled classes, however we do offer unlimited make-ups anytime during the semester. You must keep track! Just show up to a class on the color-coded 2017-18 Schedule of Classes that is the same level and title and let the teacher know you are doing a make-up. (Some classes only have one section so your make up may end up being in a different age level.)

ALL MOMMY & ME CLASSES ARE HELD on the following holidays:
Labor Day (9/3), Halloween (10/31), Veteran's Day (11/12), Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (1/21), Presidents' Holiday (2/18) and Snow Day (5/28).

 

Holidays observed by entire studio are Thanksgiving Week (11/19-24), Winter Holidays (12/24-1/5) and Spring Break (3/25-30).





KINDERMUSIK CLASSES
MATERIALS: Kindermusik classes require a Home Materials Kit 2 times each school year (payable at Registration & January). Village: $75 Our Time: $60 Imagine That: $70 Sibling kits ($40) are available for twins and siblings who already have the CD/Books. (Be sure to let us know in the COMMENTS section of this form or in a separate email that you need a sibling kit instead of regular home kit.)

TUITION: All tuition is processed using an Auto-Pay from Visa/MasterCard on the 1st of each month. By giving AMAD your payment information and/or completing this registration form you authorize Academy of Music & Dance to charge your registration/materials/pro-rated tuition today, and tuition on the 1st of every month until you complete the withdrawal process as listed below. Our yearly Group Lesson calendar offers 32 weekly lessons. You are registering for an entire school year (August-May) The school year contains two semesters with two different sets of lessons and home kits. Understand that each semester of lessons is 16 weeks long for a total of 32 weeks each year and although debits are taken on a monthly basis, each debit (taken August-May) coincides with 1/10 of the year's tuition. Classes for the first semester begin the week of August 14 and classes for the second semester begin the week of January 15 and the debits taken those two months reflect 1/5 of the semester's tuition (NOT lessons taken during that particular month). Similarly, December and May are short months, but your debit in those months reflects 1/10th of the annual tuition. You are welcome to visit a class and participate. Should you choose to register for a class already in session your visit will be considered your first class of that session and will be included in your account. Should you choose to just visit and not register for a class, then you are under no obligation to pay for your visit. (There is no prorate until after the third lesson of the semester since you have all semester to make up the missed lessons.) If your payment is unfunded, your account will be charged a $25 fee after the second occurrence. If payment is not made and the account is turned over to collections or small claims court you agree to pay any and all costs associated with collecting this debt.

MAKE UP CLASSES: There are no refunds for missed or canceled lessons, however we do offer unlimited make-ups anytime during the semester. You keep track! Just show up to a class on the color-coded 2017-18 Schedule of Classes that is the same level and title and let the teacher know you are doing a make-up. (Some classes only have one section so your make up may end up being in a different age level.)

ALL MUSIC CLASSES, PRIVATE AND GROUP ARE HELD on the following holidays:
Labor Day (9/3), Halloween (10/31), Veteran's Day (11/12), Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (1/21), Presidents' Holiday (2/18) and Snow Day (5/28).

 

Holidays observed by entire studio are Thanksgiving Week (11/19-24), Winter Holidays (12/24-1/5) and Spring Break (3/25-30).



DANCE CLASSES for age 15 and younger

DANCE REGISTRATION Fee: A non-refundable fee of $45/individual, $55/family is required yearly at the time of registration.

TUITION: All tuition is processed using an Auto-Pay from Visa/MasterCard on the 1st of each month. By giving AMAD your payment information and/or completing this registration form you authorize Academy of Music & Dance to charge your registration/materials/pro-rated tuition today, and tuition on the 1st of each month until you complete the withdrawal process as listed below. Our yearly Group Class calendar offers 32 weekly lessons. You are registering for an entire school year (August-May). Understand that each semester of lessons is 16 weeks long for a total of 32 weeks each year and although debits are taken on a monthly basis, each debit (taken August-May) coincides with 1/10 of the year's tuition. Classes for the first semester begin the week of August 13 and classes for the second semester begin the week of January 14 and the debits taken those two months reflect 1/5 of the semester's tuition (NOT classes taken during that particular month). Similarly, December and May are short months, but your debit in those months reflects 1/10th of the annual tuition. You are welcome to visit a class and participate. Should you choose to register for a class already in session your visit will be considered your first class of that session and will be included in your account. Should you choose to just visit and not register for a class, then you are under no obligation to pay for your visit. (There is no prorates until after the third lesson of the semester since you have all semester to make up the missed lessons.) If your payment is unfunded, your account will be charged a $25 late fee after the second occurrence. If payment is not made and the account is turned over to collections or small claims court you agree to pay any and all costs associated with collecting this debt.

MAKE UP CLASSES: There are no refunds for missed or canceled lessons, however we do offer unlimited make-ups anytime during the semester. You keep track! Just show up to a class on the color-coded 2018-19 Schedule of Classes that is the same level and title and let the teacher know you are doing a make-up. (Some classes only have one section so your make up may end up being in a different age level.)

ALL DANCE CLASSES ARE HELD on the following holidays: Labor Day (9/3), Halloween (10/31), Veteran's Day (11/12), Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (1/21), Presidents' Holiday (2/18) and Snow Day (5/28).

 

Holidays observed by entire studio are Thanksgiving Week (11/19-24), Winter Holidays (12/24-1/5) and Spring Break (3/25-30).

Dance Recitals are downtown at the Rio Grande Theatre: December 15, 2018 and May 18, 2019:

December 15th , 2018 Showcase:

Each dancer will be assessed a fee of $80 to be a part of the show. This fee includes one costume if dancer is enrolled in one class. If dancer is enrolled in two classes, the fee for the second costume is $40. We encourage dancers to take two classes a week and we provide significant tuition and costume discounts for those who do. Dancers are also required to purchase a new pair of tights (per class) for the recital. Costume deadline for the Winter Recital in December is September 1. Costume payments are broken down into two payments, half on September 1st and half on November 1st.

May 18th, 2019 Showcase:

 Each will be assessed a fee of $80 to be a part of the show. This fee includes one costume if dancer is enrolled in one class. If dancer is enrolled in two classes, the fee for the second costume is $40. We encourage dancers to take two classes a week and we provide significant tuition and costume discounts for those who do. Dancers are also required to purchase a new pair of tights (per class) for the recital. Costume deadline for the mini-Nutcracker/Holiday Showcase in December is September 1. Costume payments are broken down into two payments, half on September 1st and half on November 1st.

Adult Tap Class
Ages 16 and up. 55-minute class meets weekly all year long. 6-week class card is issued at your first class. Card expires 8 weeks from first punch. $80 is debited upon registration. Punch card is not transferable to another dancer. After 6th punch, card will be retained by AMAD and a new card will be issued at next class unless you circle "last class" next to your final punch. Account will be debited $75 at when new card is issued. Tap shoes required. Dancers may purchase tap shoes for $25 by filling out form in class. Account will be debited upon order.

ALL DANCE CLASSES ARE HELD on the following holidays:
Labor Day (9/3), Halloween (10/31), Veteran's Day (11/12), Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (1/21), Presidents' Holiday (2/18) and Snow Day (5/28).

 

Holidays observed by entire studio are Thanksgiving Week (11/19-24), Winter Holidays (12/24-1/5) and Spring Break (3/25-30).


OTHER SERVICES
Due to the talents of our many teachers, Academy of Music & Dance is happy to conduct educational services outside of our facility tailored to your specific needs. We contract private or group lessons in music, dance, reading, math, science, foreign languages to name just a few. We can send a teacher to provide music, dance, art, science for you child's themed birthday party event or to your private school for after or during school activities. Contact us at 525-2909 for more information. Home school families are welcome to contact Academy of Music & Dance for all areas of study. It is not appropriate to contact our teachers separately for services as they are under contract with Academy of Music & Dance.


INJURY/PHOTO RELEASE WAIVER
INJURY/PHOTO RELEASE WAIVER: I release any and all rights and claims for damages against Academy of Music & Dance and its staff in the unlikely event of injury sustained by myself or my child(ren) during the course of or as a result of this musical/dance/preschool activity.

The studio is hereby granted permission to take photographs of students (in class activities) to use for class t-shirts, collages, in-studio display, press releases, brochures, web sites, posters, advertisements, and other promotional materials the studio creates. Permission is also granted for the studio to copyright such photographs in it's name.


STOPPING LESSONS
To withdraw a student from classes or activities, 30-31 days from the first of the month is required. I understand that I must physically come into the school office (room 3) to complete the Withdrawal Form (not a phone call, email or message through the teacher) and schedule any outstanding makeups that can fit in my last month of lessons. Any unused makeups will be forfeited after withdrawal. All automatic payments will stop after the one-month period. There are no withdrawals allowed after April 1, 2018 in any of our programs or classes. I understand that Academy of Music & Dance reserves the right to terminate lessons to any student without notice. In such a case a refund for unused lessons will be given. If a student decides to begin lessons again, no registration fee will be charged if a relevant registration fee has already been paid for that school year.

Withdrawal Timeline:

(Withdrawal form turned in............ Final Debit)


September 1-30..................................October 1
October 1-31 ........................................November 1
November 1-30....................................December 1
December 1-30...................................January 1
January 1-31.........................................February 1
February 1-28.......................................March1
March 1-31............................................April 1
No withdrawal after April 1, 2018 in any of our programs or classes.

 

Revised 8/3/2018