Enrollment & Tuition Policies

TUITION:

  • Tuition is payable in advance and must accompany the registration form. Tuition is non-refundable so please be sure the classes you choose fit your schedule. A 50% off trial class may be taken, however, only fully registered (tuition paid) students can be guaranteed a space in class. If there is space available, students may take classes as “drop ins” at the drop in rate of $20 per class.
    Any class a student has missed can be made up in another class on, another day, with the approval of the instructor prior to the next session beginning. Classes which are not made up within the session in which it was missed will be forfeited.
  • Tuition will be refunded if DBT must cancel a class.

TUITION DETAILS:

  • Fall 1: October 3-November 24 – $140
  • Fall 2: December 5-February 5 (midwinter break 1/16-1/22)-$140
  • Spring 1: February 6-Apri l 10 – $153 (because of Purim break, it is $140 for the Wednesday-Thursday classes)
  • Spring 2: April 25-June 13 – $119 (because of Shavuos break, it is $105 for the Sunday-Monday classes)
  • There is a registration fee of $15 for the first child and $10 for every additional child.
  • Siblings are eligible for a 10% OFF
  • To receive a Chance To Dance Scholarship, please contact the studio.

ATTENDANCE/ILLNESS:

  • All absences must be reported as soon as they become known. There will be no refunds for “no-shows.”

TARDINESS/PICK-UP:

  • Classes begin on time. Dancers should arrive 5-10 minutes before class. It is for the student’s benefit to arrive on time in order for them to gain the most out of each lesson and to help avoid injury.
  • Please pick up children promptly after class.

COMMUNICATION:

  • We utilize text and email as our main source of communication. It is the parent’s responsibility to provide a valid text number, email address, read the notices, and communicate back.

DRESS CODE:

  • Please avoid sending girls wearing jewelry.
  • All girls can wear uniform dance shirts as part of their uniforms.
  • We order our dancer’s uniforms to save you the time and hassle of a long drive and fitting at a dance boutique that charges boutique prices. We professionally fit our students for shoes right here in our studio and order from high quality vendors while aiming to keep our costs incredibly low. Please take advantage of this amazing service!
  •  Click on this link to learn how to create the perfect ballerina bun!

BALLET:

  • Ballerina Bunnies A (ages 2-3): Light pink long sleeve uniform leotard with tutu attached, light pink uniform ballet tights, light pink, crossed elastic ballet shoes (no ties), and hair in a neat ballet bun.
  • Ballet Bunnies B (ages 2-4): Hot pink long sleeve uniform leotard with matching dance skirt, light pink uniform ballet tights, light pink, crossed elastic ballet shoes (no ties), and hair in a neat ballet bun.
  • Ballerinas (grades N-K): Light pink long sleeve uniform leotard with matching dance skirt, light pink uniform ballet tights, light pink, crossed elastic ballet shoes (no ties), and hair in a neat ballet bun.
  • Ballet A-B (grades 1-2): Light pink stone long sleeve uniform leotard with simple black skirt, light pink uniform ballet tights, light pink, crossed elastic ballet shoes (no ties), and hair in a neat ballet bun.
  • Contemporary A (grades 3-4): Blue gold long sleeve uniform leotard with simple black skirt, light pink uniform ballet tights, light pink, crossed elastic ballet shoes (no ties), and hair in a neat ballet bun.
  • Jazz/Hip Hop A-B (grades 5-8): Uniform dance shirt, black leggings, simple black skirt, socks, clean sneakers, and hair up in a ponytail or bun.
  • Acro (all grades): Long sleeve gymnastics leotard, black leggings, simple black dance skirt, and hair up in a ponytail or bun.
  • Modern: Long sleeve dance leotard, skirt, black leggings, bare feet, and hair up in a ponytail or bun.
  • Jazz: Dance leotard, black leggings or black footless tights, skin tone jazz shoes, hair up in a ponytail or bun.
  • Tap: Dance leotard, dance skirt or black skirt, black leggings with socks or tights, black tap shoes, and hair in a ponytail or bun.
  • Breakdance: Dance uniform shirt, black leggings, simple black skirt, socks, clean sneakers, and hair up in a ponytail.
  • Improv: Dance leotard, black leggings or black footless tights, skin tone jazz shoes, hair up in a ponytail or bun.
  • Musical Theater: Dance leotard, black leggings or black footless tights, skin tone jazz shoes, hair up in a ponytail or bun.

FOOD & DRINK:

  • No candy, gum, or food are allowed in the studio. Students may bring a bottle of water to class.

FACILITY ETIQUETTE:

  • All classes are drop-off only. Studio doors will open 10 minutes before class.
  • Street shoes should not be worn in the studio.
  • Students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately in the studio as directed by instructors. Failure to do so will result in denial of service.

INCLEMENT WEATHER:

  • A notice will be sent out as early as possible if in-person classes will be given over zoom or cancelled due to weather. Please contact DBT if the weather is bad.

CLASS PLACEMENT/ADVANCEMENT

  • Student’s progress and placement is discussed regularly. Placement is highly individual and the factors that go into the decision are many. Students will constantly be evaluated throughout the season on their mastery of skills/technique specific to each level in the curriculum. The first few weeks are used for assessment to ensure the proper class and level placement of each child. All decisions regarding class placement are made with your child’s best interest in mind. Advancement in our Early Childhood Division is age-based. Please contact DBT if you have questions or concerns about your child’s placement.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK:

  • Dance, gymnastics and other such forms of activity are inherently risky. DanceWorks by T is not responsible for any injuries that may arise during the course of instruction. DBT reserves the right to use pictures taken of dancers for promotional purposes. If you have any questions regarding this please contact DBT.

SUBSTITUTES:

  • Occasionally a substitute may be needed due to a teacher’s professional duties, illness, etc. Whenever possible, substitutes are hired. In either case, substitutes are briefed on the class program and curriculum so that the student’s progression can continue uninterrupted.

ANNUAL RECITAL:

  • Parents and relatives of all DanceWorks by T students will enjoy watching their girls dance in our professional annual recital held on June 19, 2022. Our Recitals feature all dance classes. Participation is optional for all enrolled students ages 2+. All rehearsals are mandatory. Participation in the recital is assumed and parents are responsibe for possible costume fees. If your child does not wish to participate in the recital, please notify the instructor before our Spring 1 session (February 6 to avoid costume/recital fees.
  • Costumes are to be taken home by dancer’s after the performance and are non-refundable.