Tuition is based on the entire dance year program which is split into evenly monthly payments. It is calculated based on the number of hours a student takes class each week. All vacations and holidays have been taken into account. Payment is due on the 1st of each month and will automatically deduct from the credit card, debit card, or bank draft on file. In the event that a card is declined or invalid a $15 late fee will be applied after the 5th of that month. There is a $30.00 fee on all returned checks. Payment in cash will be accepted but must be made before the 1st of the upcoming month. NO credits, refunds, or adjustments will be given for absences or classes cancelled due to the weather; however, if more than one class is cancelled due to the weather, a make-up class will be offered.
* All students must have a credit card, debit card, or bank draft on file to remain an enrolled student.
Registration is $30 per student or $60 per (immediate) family per year and must be paid at time of registration to hold spot in class.
Costumes range from $75-$85 per costume. All costumes must be paid by February 1st and will automatically deduct from the credit card or bank draft on file. Costume amounts will be posted to accounts by January 2nd and will include any credits from fundraising. Payment by cash will be accepted anytime before February 1st. There are no refunds once a costume order has been placed. Please note that costumes are not custom made and will be purchased with room to grow depending on the costume company's size chart. Any alterations are the responsibility of the parent.
Additional recital fees due throughout the year include:
Tickets to view the performance
A 5% discount will be given to immediate family members with two students registered- first student (highest tuition) will pay full price, while the second student will receive the 5% discount off their tuition only. A 5% discount will be given to immediate family members with three or more students registered- first student, full price; second student, 5% off; third (and any additional) student will receive 5% off their tuition only. If tuition is paid for the whole year a 10% discount will apply. (Family discount and whole year payment option discount cannot be combined.)
Attendance to each class is extremely important. If you will be absent, please call the studio to let the instructor know. Although material may be reviewed briefly in the following class it is important for class time to be used for technique training and new material. Poor class attendance may result in dismissal from performances and/or dropping in class level. Please use your best judgment before sending your child to class if he/she has been ill. If students are injured, they should come to class and observe.
The format of class structure is an important part of your child's dance training and growth. We start from the basics and move through to advance techniques. This enables students to learn proper basic movements before attempting more difficult ones that could potentially cause injury. In all, this structure provides a strong foundation for our students which include proper technique, knowledge, and exposure to many different styles of dance. The studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if a teacher is absent for any reason. In the event that a substitution cannot be arranged, class may be canceled or rescheduled.
The instructors at Dance Fusion will place students in classes most suitable to their level. Evaluation is done throughout the year. Classes are subject to change at any time.
In cases of inclement weather you will receive an email if classes are cancelled. We will also post on the website, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Please note that we do not always follow school closings, as roads are sometimes cleared by the time classes begin.
Our end of the year showcase will take place at the end of June. You will soon be notified of the date, place, and time, as well as the date of ticket sales and rehearsals. We will also be taking part in parades, special events, competitions, conventions and fundraiser shows throughout the year. Please note that not all events are mandatory for every student.
We will be participating in many fundraisers throughout the year. Fundraising is voluntary. If you decide to participate, you will receive a list of what to sell and how much money will go into your account. Each student who participates will have their own account for their earnings. All earnings can be used for costumes, Dance Fusion apparel, competition fees, conventions, etc. Funds cannot be used towards tuition.
Please arrive 10 minutes before class begins to ensure there is proper time to get ready and begin class on schedule. The first 10 minutes of class are just as essential as the middle or end of class. Classroom etiquette is expected at all times in the studio. Listening to your instructor, applying corrections and following the proper dress code are all standards in dance training. Courtesy and respect should be given to everyone at the studio, including teachers, classmates and parents. A positive attitude is important in any learning environment and will be assessed on an individual basis. Please refrain from negative comments regarding instructors, other students, or parents. We take pride in creating a positive environment in which everyone feels welcome. If you have an issue, please contact the studio director as soon as possible.
All cancellations must be in writing by the 25th of the month.Please note: If written notice is not received by the 25th of the month, you will be billed and responsible for following month's non-refundable tuition on the 1st. CANCELLATION NOTICE MUST BE IN WRITING in the form of:(1) e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (you will receive e-mail confirmation)(2) Certified mail to 315 Main Rd. Tiverton, RI 02878.(3) Completed cancellation form available at the studio.
CANCELLATION BY PHONE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.