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Saturday 10/18
Baby Dance Session #1 Ends

Saturday, 10/25
Baby Dance Session #2 Begins
Closed to Parents

Friday 10/31
STUDIO CLOSED
HALLOWEEN

Saturday 11/1
Payment #3 Charged

Saturday 11/1 to Saturday 11/15
Costume Measurements Taken
Both Locations

Saturday 11/15
Costume Fee’s Charged

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Dress Code (as of 06.11.2014)

Creative Movement:  Students are required to wear any color leotard and tights, pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes (slip on or buckle).

Prep Ballet/Tap:   Students are required to wear any color leotard and tights, pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes (slip on or buckle).

Ballet: All students are required to wear pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes, BLACK leotard no matter what level, ballet skirts (any color Level 5 and up) and hair must be in a bun with a hair net and off the face (ALL LEVELS).

Tap: Students are required to wear appropriate dancewear, black pants or shorts with bodysuit and tights. Tap shoes required for each level are listed below.
• Levels 1 – 3 – Block 302 Tan Tap Shoe
• Level 4 & Up– Block Flex Black Tap Shoe

Jazz: Students are required to wear appropriate dancewear, black pants or shorts with bodysuit or dance top and tights. All levels are required to wear footundeez.

Modern/Contemporary: Students are required to wear appropriate dancewear, black pants or shorts with bodysuit or dance top and tights. All levels may be bare footed or wear footundeez.

Hip Hop: Students are required to wear appropriate dancewear, loose fitting dance pants and top. All levels are required to wear flat sole sneakers. (FYI: Black and White Converse is required for recital unless otherwise specified by the teacher.) Sneakers must not be worn outside the studio.

Acro: Students are required to wear appropriate dancewear, black pants or shorts with bodysuit. Bare feet for all levels.

**Please note that all Touch of Class students may wear the current tap shoe that they already own until new shoes need to be purchased. However, the new style of tap shoe must be purchased for the recital.

Observation Week

Observation weeks are established not only to allow the students to demonstrate their progress to their parents/guardians, but also to distribute important information. Dates for observation are scheduled four times a year and are listed on the enclosed calendar and on our website. These dates will also be posted in the studio as the observation week draws near. Mark these dates on your personal calendars and make every effort to attend. If it is necessary to bring younger siblings to the classes, please be considerate of not disrupting the class in progress. We love initiating our babies to TOC, but must insist that parents remove children from the classroom who are not quiet and controlled.  Observation weeks are scheduled for full year (not session) programs.

Emergency Closings

In case of an emergency closing, there will be a message left on the studio phone voice mail and a message posted on the Touch of Class website homepage, www.touchofclassdance.com.  In the event of emergency closings, classes will not be rescheduled; however the individual student will be permitted to make-up the class in a class equal in level to the one canceled within 1 month of the missed class. It is the sole responsibility of the student to make arrangements for these classes. No tuition is refunded due to inclement weather.

Websites

All information concerning schedules and calendar are posted on our website. Our site functions as a way to keep students and parents informed and up to date on studio events and activities. Please visit this site often to receive current studio information as it is updated regularly.

Mandatory Classes

Members who are chosen for Junior, Teen, or Senior Competition participants must take two ballet classes and one technique only jazz class in addition to their regular jazz class.  They must take a minimum of five classes.   Mini Competition Members must take one ballet class and one technique only jazz in addition to their mini jazz class. Students are recommended by their jazz instructors to the directors for competition classes.
Students who are taking Pointe must take a technique only ballet class in addition to their repertoire ballet class. The repertoire ballet class can not be taken on the same day as the Pointe class. There are no exceptions. Pointe students must be recommended to the directors by their ballet teachers and approved for Pointe by the ballet director

Student Pick Up

NO ONE is permitted to park in front of the studio door or in the driveway in front of the studio in Broomall. There is no stopping outside of the studio door.   Please do not park in spaces designated for “Visual Sound”.  All students must be picked up promptly at the end of their class times. No student will be permitted to remain at the studio unattended if their classes are more than one hour apart. Parents must arrange for pick up if they are unable to do so themselves. Touch of Class Dance Studio employees cannot be held responsible for unsupervised children. We urge all parents to personally pick up their children in the studio lobby and not permit them to exit the studio unattended.

Payment Methods

FULL YEAR PAYMENT OPTION: Touch of Class offers a 5% discount to families paying tuition in full for the season. This payment must be made in full by September 1, 2014, or families will need to follow the procedure for our Installment Payment Option. The 5% discount does not apply to costume or competition fees. Credit or Debit cards will not be accepted for the Full Year Payment Option. There are no refunds or credits for full year payments.  Costume fees must be made at this time. A refund of costume fees will only be made if the studio is notified in writing or by email no later than December 1, 2014.

INSTALLMENT PAYMENT OPTION #1: Tuition will be billed four times during the season on September 1st, October 1st, December 1st, and March 1st. The period September 1st to September 25th is billed as a single month to allow the dancer to finalize their class selection. Your MasterCard, Visa, Discover or Debit card will be charged each period or you may provide with a voided check to automatically deduct your tuition payment from your checking account. There will be a 3% surcharge if using a credit or debit card for payment.

CLASSES WILL NOT BE PRORATED AND NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN ONCE PAYMENT IS PROCESSED.
October 1st payment (October 1st to November 30th)
December 1st payment (December 1st to February 28th)
March 1st payment (March 1st to May 31st)

A $20 service charge and/or NSF charge will be assessed for any returned or declined payment transaction. All declined or returned tuition not reimbursed within 10 days will be charged an additional $10.00 late fee. There will be no special arrangements made with the studio for tuition obligations. If you agree to the Installment Payment Option, you must notify Touch of Class of any changes to your credit card, debit card or checking account, including email address, expiration date, etc. These changes must be made in writing to the business office.
If your child drops a class, written notification or an email must be sent to Touch of Class Dance Studio business office 5 days prior to the next billing date. Once notified, we will inactivate or adjust the automatic payment. You will not receive a refund for paid classes that you did not attend if you discontinue in the middle of the payment period.

INSTALLMENT PAYMENT OPTION #2 (Four or more classes/week/student)
For those students taking four or more classes per week tuition may be billed on a monthly basis. Your MasterCard, Visa, Discover or Debit card will be charged each period or you may provide with a voided check to automatically deduct your tuition payment from your checking account. There will be a 3% surcharge if using a credit or debit card for payment.
CLASSES WILL NOT BE PRORATED AND NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN ONCE PAYMENT IS PROCESSED.

A $20 service charge and/or NSF charge will be assessed for any returned or declined payment transaction. All declined or returned tuition not reimbursed within 10 days will be charged an additional $10.00 late fee. There will be no special arrangements made with the studio for tuition obligations. If you agree to the Installment Payment Option, you must notify Touch of Class of any changes to your credit card, debit card or checking account, including email address, expiration date, etc. These changes must be made in writing to the business office.
If your child drops a class, written notification or an email must be sent to Touch of Class Dance Studio business office 5 days prior to the next billing date. Once notified, we will inactivate or adjust the automatic payment. You will not receive a refund for paid classes that you did not attend if you discontinue in the middle of the payment period.