What is your attendance policy? Attending class on a regular basis is crucial to your child's growth and to the success of the class. Tuition is non-refundable and due regardless of attendance. There are no make-up classes for a missed class. If a student misses 3 classes AND misses the final classes, they will not be able to perform in the showcase due to the best interest of the class and the student. Dress rehearsal is required, no exceptions. If a student misses dress rehearsal they will be unable to participate in the showcase.
What fees can I expect? Registration Fee: $25 per semester Class Fees: All fees are posted by billing cycle but you are enrolled for the full term. Each student must pay by credit card and it will be automatically charged on the 1st of the specific billing cycle. Registration fees and tuition fees are non-refundable and enrollment changes can only be made during the first billing cycle of the semester. Tuition is due in full regardless of attendance. Books: Music students may have book fees that are NOT included in the monthly fees. Frequency will be determined by instructor curriculum & students rate of progression. Art Supply Fee: A $25 Art Supplies fee will be charged per semester for each of our art classes. Dane & Theater Costume Fee: Dance students will have a $50 recital costume fee/class and Theater students will have a $25 recital costume/prop fee per class. Late Fee: If after 10 days from your current due date, your tuition has not been paid a $10 late fee will be applied to your account. A student will be dropped from lessons and/or classes if the tuition has not been paid in full by the following billing cycle. Thank you for your prompt payment. Please note if a fee has not been paid and the student wishes to drop, then the student is still required to pay for the remaining balance. If a credit card is on file, then the outstanding fees will be deducted from the balance.
Private Music Lessons Do I need my own instrument?:We supply drums & piano, all others will need to bring their instrument for lessons. May I watch my child's lessons?:It depends on the instructor. As a general rule, students show more improvement and better behavior when the parent is not present in the room. Parents are welcome to attend a lesson from time to time in order to observe the teaching situation. Siblings and other friends are not to attend lessons with the student, but may wait in the lobby area of the building. Will their be a recital?: Yes. We have one annual recital in May. Students are encouraged to participate, but not required. Do I need to bring my own instrument?: Yes. All teachers will assign practice for home. A keyboard is fine for piano lessons. (Exception: you do not necessarily need a full drum set for drum lessons.) What if my child is sick and cannot make a lesson? We ask that you contact the teacher directly (not through the academy director or the church office). All of our teachers are welcome to give you their personal cell phone numbers. Only ONE make up lesson will be offered per term. Any other missed lessons, fees will be forfeited. What is your attendance/make-up policy? Your lesson time is reserved especially for you, therefore advanced notice is required for absence from any lesson. Due to our teachers' busy schedules, please refrain from rescheduling and keep your appointed lesson time. If you need to reschedule, please give at least 24 hours advance notice. If you are absent due to illness or a serious emergency, please contact the teacher as soon as you know that you will not be able to attend the appointed lesson. One make-up lesson per semester/per student, will be permitted if prior notice is given, at a mutually agreed upon time with the teacher. It is your responsibility to schedule your make-up lesson with the teacher. If a student fails to give resonable notice in advance, the lesson in question may be forfeited. Please understand that you will be charged and expected to pay for lessons offered, not lessons received.
Musical Theater Class Can I stay and watch my child?Parents are welcome to stay until there child is comfortable in the new surroundings, however, if you have another child with you, we ask that you not, as they tend to be a distraction. When will they know their part? We will assign parts and the cast listing will be given at the following practice. Then they will take home their script from rehearsal, so they will immediately be able to begin learning their part. Will their be a costume fee?Each semester a $25 costume/prop fee will be included in the third billing cycle. This fee will help defer the costs of making their main costume pieces and making the set and prop pieces for each production. The students will be responsible to obtain some pieces for their own costumes. A detailed description will be provided by the director. How do you run auditions?Auditions are very simple and comfortable. They are also valuable to the learning process. We do a read-thru of the play & songs. Some parts that have a lot of lines may be split to allow multiple people to have an opportunity to read. A section of the show will be used for auditions and students will have a chance to read through one by one. If a student is interested in a solo they will be provided the music in order to try out for it.
Dance Class Can I stay and watch my child? Our classrooms are not set-up for parent viewing inside of the room. This is to create an environment of trust with teacher and students and eliminate any distractions for our dancers. Each studio has a door with a window which allows parents or guardians to view. Will their be a recital? All classes will perform in the December Recital and the May Rectial. What does my child need for dance class? Parents are responsible for obtaining appropriate class attire. Please refer to dance page for specific attire per class. Will their be a costume fee? Yes, there will be a costume fee collected each semester for recitals. The costume fee will be $50. Students will be measured for their costumes during class time. They will not be given their costume until the fee has been paid.
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