Payment Policies:

Administrative/registration fees are non-refundable . Accounts paid after the tenth of the month will acquire a 10 late fee. We accept checks and cash/money orders as well as online payments and you are welcome to generate auto pay. Satellite schools run 9 months September- Mid May and Studio classes run 11 months Mid August – Mid June. There is a $35.00 service charge for all returned checks. Please mail your payments or pay online. To reserve your class space, Registration Fees must be paid at the time of registration.

For Our Full Fall Program

Tuition can be paid monthly, or in full.  3% discount  for those who choose to pay in full. TUITION INCLUDES COSTUME. Siblings are discounted at $20 less than regular tuition per month.

Tuition is NOT based on how many weeks are in a month because each is different, some with 5,4,3,2, etc.
Monthly PAYMENTS are due on the 1st of each month and may be made securely on-line at www.mazzasmithdance.com

Summer Mini-Dance-camps and Specialty Camps

Must be paid in full/no refunds or prorates.

Pick-up Policy:

Your children are not allowed to go home with anyone who is not on the information you provide on when submitting registration. If there is someone other than you picking up your child and they are not listed on the pick up list you filled out on our registration form, please send in a note signed by you. Otherwise, the instructor will keep your child in her care (There are hefty charges for this…) Late pick-up fee = $20.00 every quarter hour.

Recital:

You may choose to buy ads for the recital program although it is not required. Information will be mailed to you in March. The recital is usually Mid May  for Satellite classes and Mid June for Studio classes.  Information in detail about this exciting event will be emailed to you 2 weeks prior to the show. There is a 120 Recital Fee per family that includes 8 tickets to the recital at the Times Union Center and Rehearsal and 2 programs.  If you need more, and they are available, each is 20 and is sold first come first serve Cash only at the door.

Dress Code:

For all Students: Do not wear costumes to class. It distracts other dancers, and confines certain floor exercises.

Dress code Dance With Me ( babies) -Comfortable clothing for both caregiver and baby.

Dress Code for Wee Dance 2 ( two year olds)-pink tights, pink ballet shoes, any color leotard. Boys, T-shirt, shorts.

Boys may wear bike shorts of any color and T-shirt of any color tucked in.

The Proper Dress Code- ALL female students in grades below must purchase pink CONVERTIBLE tights found at a local dance shop! For modesty sake, and for comfort in every activity, a dancers legs must be covered. Dance wear is designed to allow a student freedom of movement while allowing a teacher to see the lines and musculature of the body. For these reasons, simple styles work best. We ask you to choose your dance wear keeping in mind the ultimate goal of the dance lesson: maximum freedom of movement with nothing distracting!

 Preschool 3’s – Kinder –solid light pink or purple color and any style leotard. Please, wear tights. Ballet skirts with elastic waistbands may be worn. Ballet skirts that require tying are not acceptable.

 

1st-5th Graderssolid purple color (light or dark) and any style leotard (except leotards with suspender straps). Jazz pants are allowed during tap/jazz class. Ballet skirts with elastic waistbands may be worn. Ballet skirts that require tying are not acceptable.

 

6th grade and – up – solid black or navy leotard is the only color allowed. Cover ups may not be worn during ballet class. Students may wear short shear ballet skirts of any color and any style. Jazz pants are allowed during tap/jazz class. Crop tops may be worn in jazz.

 

Adults- We ask you to choose your dance wear keeping in mind the ultimate goal of the dance lesson: maximum freedom of movement with nothing distracting!

HAIR UP as defined as:

A bun, French braid and braided/twisted and secured with barrette, or ponytail if short enough not to get in the face when doing turns. Secure shorter hair away form eyes.

Holidays / Cancellation:

Classes are not held on any day your Satellite school is closed. No make-up class will be issued for any regular school closings. Examples are Christmas,New Years, Easter, Spring Break. If Halloween falls on a weekday, evening classes held after 4:00 will not be in session. Studio classes will only close for major holidays such as Christmas, New Years, Spring Break, Easter, Labor Day.

As in any private school, tuition for the season remains the same. Tuition is not based on how many weeks are in a month because each is different, some with 5,4,3,2, etc. The season is broken into 9 monthly payments for Satellite schools and 10 months for studio classes.UNLESS you opt to pay for the season in full with a discount.

Students may at any time cancel taking class. Parents must write to the office for cancellation. There are NO REFUNDS should you decide to cancel classes, unless payment is made in full for the season. Mazza-Smith Dance reserves the right to cancel class if environment does not meet our minimum requirement of eight, ongoing, registered students per class during a scheduled season. If we cancel a class before it begins for the season, all registration fees and other fees will be refunded.

Students with accounts more than one month behind will automatically be withdrawn from class. Should you decide to re-enroll, you must re-register as a returning student and pay the returning student registration fee.

Attendance:

It is very important that students attend class on a regular basis. If a student misses more than three consecutive classes, withdrawal should be considered.