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POLICIES

REGISTRATION FEE

A $35 per student enrollment fee is charged to each student at the time of registration.

 

TUITION

Our tuition structure is based on the entire dance year program, spanning from September to June, and is divided into monthly installments. The amount is determined based on the number of hours a student takes class each week, taking into consideration all vacations and holidays.

Payment for tuition is due on the 1st of each month and is conveniently processed through automatic deductions from the credit card, debit card, or bank draft on file. To remain an enrolled student, it is mandatory for all students to have one of these payment methods on file. To ensure seamless transactions, we kindly request that you keep your payment information up to date. In the event of a declined or invalid card, a $15 late fee will be applied after the 5th of the month. Please note that a $30 fee will be charge for any returned checks.

Cash payments are accepted but must be made before the 1st of the upcoming month.

Please be aware that we do not offer credits, refunds, or adjustments for absences or classes canceled due to inclement weather. However, in the event of multiple weather-related cancellations, we will provide make-up classes.

Tuition payments (whether paid monthly or in full for the year) are non-refundable, as they secure each student’s place in our dance program and allow us to continue to provide exceptional instruction and resources. We do not pro-

rate mid-month enrollments. If you join us after the start of the month, the missed days can be treated as absences, and you are welcome to make them up at your convenience during the season.

DISCOUNTS

A 5% discount will be given to siblings with two or more students registered. The first student (highest tuition) will pay full price, while the second and any additional students will receive a 5% discount off their tuition only. If tuition is paid for the whole year, a 10% discount will apply. Payment must be received by September 1st. (Family discount and whole year payment option discount cannot be combined.)

 

PERFORMANCES

Our end of the year showcase will take place in June. You will soon be notified of the date, place, and time, as well as the date of ticket sales and rehearsals. We also may take part in a Christmas show, parades, special events, competitions, conventions and fundraiser shows throughout the year. Please note that not all events are mandatory for every student.

COSTUME FEES

Costume Pricing and Deposits: Costumes typically range from $75 to $85 per costume, depending on the specific design and requirements. To secure your dancer’s costumes, a deposit of $75 is due by November 15th for all students.

The deposit will automatically be deducted from the credit card or bank draft on file. Cash payments are accepted if paid before this date.

Remaining Costume Balances and Payments: All remaining costume balances must be paid in full by January 15th . These balances will be automatically deducted from the credit card or bank draft on file. Costume amounts will be posted to individual accounts by November 1st , including any credits earned through fundraising efforts. Cash payments are accepted if paid before this date.

Refunds and Alterations: Please note that all costume deposits and payments are non-refundable. We strive to ensure that costumes have room to grow based on the size chart provided by the costume companies. However, any necessary

alterations to achieve the perfect fit are the responsibility of the guardian.

Additional showcase fees due throughout the year include:

  • Tights

  • Shoes

  • Showcase t-shirt

  • Tickets to view the performance

  • Recital video (optional)

  • Pictures (optional)

FUNDRAISING

We will be participating in many fundraising opportunities 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 Studios apparel, competition fees, conventions, etc. Funds cannot be used towards tuition.

CLASS PLACEMENT

The instructors at Dance Fusion Studios will place students in classes most suitable to their level. Evaluation is done throughout the year. Classes are subject to change at any time.

CLASS FORMAT

The format of class structure is an important part of your dancer'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.

ATTENDANCE

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 dancer to class if he/she has been ill. If students are injured,

they should come to class and observe.

CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE

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.

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER

In cases of inclement weather, you will receive an email if classes are cancelled. We may 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.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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 months non-refundable tuition on the 1st. CANCELLATION NOTICE MUST BE IN WRITING in the form of:

(1) e-mail to info@dancefusionri.com (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.

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