Listed below are EBDC's Policies, Rules and Guidelines. All EBDC Parents Guardians & Students enrolled at our studio agree to the following...
East Bay Dance Company does not provide refunds of any kind, for any reason including illness, injury, relocation, vacation, missed classes, school work, disinterest etc,. This policy applies to any studio fees; registration fees, recitals, costumes, tuition and more. No refunds will be given - No exceptions.
All EBDC Parents, Students and Staff agree to our EBDC Parent Code of Conduct
I agree to represent myself as a positive role model and show respect for all involved at EBDC including parents, teacher and staff. I will respect classroom boundaries. I understand that negative behavior of any sort is not permitted. I agree that Parents and Families of EBDC are never allowed to use vulgar language, threats or physical altercations. I pledge to be aware of communicating with Instructors. I pledge to be on time and pick my child up when classes are finished. I understand that payments are run online through my account monthly. I understand that classes are subject to change at any time. I will encourage my child to always have fun! I understand that EBDC dancers are hardworking athletes who need to be emotionally healthy, so I will be respectful, positive and supportive! I agree that if I fail to abide by any of these rules listed above that I may be subject to, but not limited by the following disciplinary action: 1. Verbal Warning 2. Suspensions 3. Immediate Dismissal.
In order for students to progress in class, regular attendance is extremely important. If a student is going to be absent, please contact EBDC and let us know. Each class is designed to give students a balanced workout. In order to be warmed up and prevent injury, please arrive on time. Tardy students will be asked to warm themselves up before participating in class. If a student is more than 15 minutes late to class, they may be asked to sit out for the entire class. EBDC has the right to automatically drop dancers who have not attended classes for more than 2 months.
If a student is absent from class, they are encouraged to take a make up class. They have the option to choose from any of our classes whether it is the same discipline or not. Make up classes must be taken within 2 weeks of absence. If a student is absent more then once in the same month, they can only make up one class per calendar month, unless pre-arranged. If a student is absent for more than 3 classes in the same month, and EBDC is not notified in advanced, only one class is offered as make up class. If a dancer misses 6 classes in one calendar year, make up classes are no longer offered. It is the family's responsibility to contact EBDC prior to extended absence. Once a Calendar month as surpassed, EBDC will not go back and give credit or make up classes for the past. After winter vacation, dancers will not be allowed any make-up classes as we will be preparing for our annual recital. Please call the office in advance of any absence and advise the studio which class will be substituted so proper arrangements can be made. Please schedule your make-up 24 hours in advance by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 925-867-3232.
EBDC is a "paper-less" studio; all tuition will run online on the 1st of every month on the provided credit card. Tuition must be paid in full by the 1st of every month; if credit card is declined, a $5 fee will be charged; if tuition is not paid in full by the 10th of the month, a $25 late fee will be added and dancer may not be allowed to attend class(s)-no exceptions. If any dancer decides to drop class due to disinterest, over scheduled, injury, academics, relocation, etc, EBDC cannot refund; credit will be given to use towards classes or private lessons. Tuition is non refundable. No refunds will be given for holidays or student absences. Yearly tuition is broken into 10 equal monthly payments, it is not monthly tuition. Therefore, holidays and breaks have already been figured into your monthly payments and will not constitute a make-up. Tuition cannot transfer over to a new Summer Season or Fall/Spring Season. Tuition & Payments cannot be broken up into installments. Sibling Discount is only eligible for siblings living at the same address. Families cannot apply sibling discount with cousins, etc. ILLNESS: If dancer is sick or becomes injured, monthly tuition will still be charged and a credit will be waiting for them upon returning back to dance class.
If you want to DROP a class, you must email the office 14 days prior to the end of the month in order to not be charged tuition for the following month. All Drop Requests must be turned in by an Adult on behalf of the Dancer's account via e-mail at email@example.com.
EBDC will not drop a dancer automatically if they have not attended classes nor will EBDC cancel an account over the phone. Right to Cancel: EBDC reserves the right to cancel any class due to lack of enrollment. Alternate classes will be offered to those who signed up for that class. EBDC also has the right to refuse service to anyone.
If your child's teacher is absent from class, a substitute teacher will teach that class. Class is never cancelled.
Our annual recital will be held in May. On the day of the Recital, EBDC will have four non- identical shows. Dancers will be assigned to their specific performance. If your dancer would like to participate in the show, please look for recital contracts that will be sent home in early October. Once costumes are ordered, there will be no refunds and costume balances must be paid.
Photography or video taping students and classes in progress is strictly prohibited and will not be allowed.
All cell phones should be turned off. Cell phone use is not allowed during class time.
Any dance choreographed by any instructor at EBDC is the sole property of EBDC and cannot be used anywhere other than performances and events coordinated by EBDC (unless permission is given by EBDC in writing).
Please keep the noise level to a minimum while classes are in progress. If an accident or spill occurs, please notify a staff member so that it can be cleaned right away.
Parents are invited to watch their dancers on the monitor located in the lobby at any time. Doors to studios must be closed while class is in session. Instructors reserve the right to close the studio blinds in order to gain classroom attention. Parents may not interrupt or enter class during instruction or while class is in progress,
Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before class; students should be picked up no later than 15 minutes after their class or rehearsal ends. Instructors are busy teaching other classes and are not responsible for those students who are not in class. Children should not be left unsupervised. Once a student enters the school for class, he or she is not allowed to leave the premises, for any reason, until an authorized person picks them up. The school will not be responsible for any student who leaves the premises without permission. Unsportsmanlike conduct and/or inappropriate behavior will be grounds for dismissal, without refunds, at the discretion of the instructor(s). Dancers may bring from home, non-messy snacks (no peanuts or peanut butter, please). Food in EBDCs kitchen is not for dancers! If dancer is not picked up 15 by the instructors last class, a $25 fee will be charged.
It is extremely important to have open communication with parents and guardians. If you have any questions or concerns please get in touch with us! The best way to communicate with EBDC is through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If a parent or student needs to discuss something with an instructor, please email the studio first, and if the issue cannot be resolved, schedule a phone or in-person appointment. Discussions during class or in between classes are disruptive and delays the next scheduled class. Our goal is for all dancers to enjoy their dancing experience at EBDC!
East Bay Dance Company DOES NOT provide refunds of any kind; Teachers are subject to change without notice. Minimum enrollment must be met in order for classes to run. EBDC reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
By enrolling in any class at EBDC you agree to the following: I have received, or will obtain a copy of East Bay Dance Company policies and will take the responsibility to carefully read and follow the rules and policies therein. I understand that East Bay Dance Company does not give credit and/or refunds for class(es) missed due to holiday, vacation, illness, weather, etc. I further 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 East Bay Dance Company, and I voluntarily assume the risks associated with such participation. I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and I agree to be bound by its terms.