Michelle Ferraro’s Dance USA
The following information will summarize some of the policies at our dance school:
We follow the school year; therefore, your tuition is based on a 10-month year. We require that all accounts be on automatic payment with a credit card that is to be kept on file with us AT ALL TIMES. Credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Payments will be deducted the 1st of the month. If your card is declined, you will receive an automatic email. Then on the 10th of the month your card will be charged again. If it is declined, you will receive an additional email and your account will be charged a $15 NON-Refundable late fee. NO LATE FEES WILL BE WAIVED FOR ANY REASON. All checks can be made out to MF Dance USA.
Tuition is a yearly fee that is broken down into 10 payments for your convenience. At registration we require that your 1st and last installment be paid along with the registration fee. The remaining payments are broken down into 8 equal installments regardless of the number of weeks in the month. The registration fee is due once a year and is NON-REFUNDABLE. If for some reason you discontinue class, your last installment is refundable as long as you have no other balances at the studio and we receive written notification within the month the student stops attending class and before January 1st.
*NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER JANUARY 1ST*
Make up classes are a courtesy of the studio. No refund or credit will be given for missed classes. A credit will only be given if the student is injured for a length of time which will be determined by Michelle with a doctor’s note. In order to receive a credit, the studio must be notified in writing either by email or letter. If for some reason a student is absent from class, they need to ask the teacher which class they can make up in. You are still responsible for your regular monthly installment whether the student makes up the class or not. After February, we do not offer make up classes because classes start working on their recital routines.
If the studio closes for inclement weather, we will send out a text message alert. It will also be posted on our website, as well as posted to Instagram and Facebook.
We offer all our students the chance to participate in our annual dance recital in June (with the exception of our Tiny Tot students). Tiny Tots have their recital at the end of May and it is held at the studio. For the rest of the students, our recital will be held at a local school. Participating in the recital is not mandatory, but we encourage all our students to show off what they learned all year. We will NOT be taking any conflicts for recital, if your child cannot participate in the show their class is scheduled for, you will still be responsible for the costume cost.
Any student that participates in the annual recital will be required to purchase a recital costume for their class. A $50 costume deposit per costume is required and will automatically be charged to your credit card on file on October 15th. If for some reason payment is not made your costume WILL NOT be ordered. All costumes are NON-REFUNDABLE. Costume companies do not allow us to cancel orders, so once you pay the deposit, you are responsible for any balances. Costume balances, we will again automatically charge your card on file, you will receive an email with the date and amount that will be debited to your card. Costumes will not be handed out unless the full balance is paid. We measure students starting in October, during class.
New this year, every family will be required to partake in the downloadable recital video. A $30 fee will automatically charge to your card on file on April 15th. If not paid for by April 25th, a non-refundable $15 late fee will be applied to your account.
We also hire a dance photographer that takes individual pictures and/or group shots. This is not mandatory but is encouraged. The cost of the pictures are determined by the photographer and paid directly to them.
Michelle Ferraro’s Dance USA reserves the right to use any and all photos and videos of any and all studio events for advertising purposes.
Monthly newsletters are available on our website and are emailed to you, to let you know information on what is going on at the studio. They are informative and alleviate a lot of questions.