All students are expected to attend each class for which he or she has registered for. If your child is not able to attend class on a given day, please notify the studio at 781-545-3100 or email@example.com. There will be NO refunds for any classes missed. Missed classes can be made-up by attending another scheduled class. Please call the studio to arrange for your make-up.
Classes are determined by age/grade level. Competitive classes are determined by skill/grade level. Students will be promoted to a higher level at the teacher’s discretion. Visit our schedule page for class details.
Annual Registration Fee
Payment is required with completed registration form to reserve class space. A registration is not considered complete and class space is not reserved until these requirements are met. This fee covers administration costs, insurance and any other “extras” that might come up throughout the year. There is a non- refundable, non-transferable $30 registration fee per student per year.
DDMA offers three convenient payment plans to all families. We offer a discount when you take multiple classes and/or register a sibling at our studio. DDMA accepts Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. The dance year will consist of thirty five weekly classes, which will be divided into 10 monthly payments from September—June. All tuition payments are due on the first day of each month. There is no charge for school vacations and holidays. No refunds, reductions or transfers for any reason. All registration, tuition and recital fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. All balances must be paid and up-to-date in order to participate in scheduled events, which includes, but is not limited to performances or recitals. Declined methods of payments include expired credit cards, returned payments and NSF. All of these transactions will be charged a $25 fee.
Withdrawals and Refunds
For each student to gain experience and expertise in the art of dance, we strongly encourage each dancer to complete the full dance year and not to withdraw for any reason. Notice of withdrawal is required to discontinue any classes. Withdrawal must be done in person and will not be accepted over the phone or via e-mail. Withdrawal must be done at the studio and not with the teacher. Withdrawal must occur by the 15th of the month to discontinue tuition charges for upcoming months. No withdrawals will be accepted after April 1st due to the recital. To withdraw from classes, a parent or adult student must inform studio office staff in person, and complete and sign a withdrawal form provided by the studio. Please keep in mind that once paid, all past tuition fees, recital fees and registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Recital and Costumes
Our annual recitals are held in late June. It is mandatory for each student to attend the dress rehearsal and the recital. The recital fee includes your child’s recital costume(s), performance tights, all hair and costume accessories, recital finale t-shirt and professional recital DVD. The recital fee is $129. Each additional costume, including tights, accessories and props is $85. Recital fees will be made payable in two installments — one payment on October 15th and another on November 15th. Recital fees are non-refundable. Parents/Guardians will be given detailed information at the time of registration.
Due to strict deadlines we order our costumes in early December; therefore, no costumes will be ordered unless they are paid in full. All outstanding balances must be paid in full before students can take home their costumes.
Tickets are not included in the recital fee and are required to be purchased by all except for performing students. This helps defray production costs. There are no limits on the number of tickets you can purchase; however, the studio will enforce a limit on sales when an unreasonable number of tickets are requested.
Snow or Inclement Weather
In the event that Scituate Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, classes will be canceled. Please call the studio at 781-545-3100 to check if you are unsure. One snow day is allowed in the schedule. If classes are going to be canceled for that morning/evening, we will send out a mass email.
Parents will be receive emails with detailed information including up-coming dates, events, studio closings, ect. Please be sure to read each newsletter and any attachments thoroughly. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure their email information is accurate.
The studio may take and publicly display any pictures or videos of students. These pictures may appear in the studio, newspapers, on the studio website or printed materials to be used for advertising purposes. Parents and students are not able to protest any such use or receive compensation of any type for use of these pictures. We do not use the student’s name when using these pictures or videos.
Holidays will generally follow school schedules. Holiday dates are listed on our studio calendar. Other cancellations will also be posted in advance and stated in monthly newsletters.
It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of all school activities, such as registration days, recitals, extra classes and dates the school is open or closed. The school will post all notices on the message board in the studio lobby, as well as sending notices via e-mail. It is the parent’s responsibility to regularly check these boards and e-mails to ensure they are informed. It is the responsibility of the parents or adult students to inform the school of any address, telephone number or email changes. We do a vast majority of our announcements via e-mail, so it is required that you put an e- mail address on file with us at the time of registration.
Duval Dance and Music Academy reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is unable to teach class. If a teacher is ill and a qualified substitute cannot be arranged, any missed class will be rescheduled.
Code of Conduct
- No food or gum is allowed in the studio. Only water is permitted, no soft drinks.
- No disruptive behavior or foul language is tolerated at any time.
- Children/parents are not permitted in the dance rooms at anytime without a DDMA staff member.
- Please be respectful to dancers, staff and other families by keeping the noise level to a minimum in the waiting area.
- Younger siblings must be supervised by an adult figure at all times. The waiting area is a not a playroom.
- Students should not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to the start of their class and be picked up promptly at the end of their class. Nor should any student be left unsupervised in the waiting area.