Policies

SCHOOL POLICIES:
1.) FDA has a designated dress code for each level.  After 3 violations, dancers may be refused admittance to class.

2.) In the event of an accident or injury, the parent/guardian will be notified first.   If unsuccessful, the person that you have designated for emergency situations will be notified.  In the event that no one can be reached, Inspiration Inc., DBA Forest Dance Academy, and its staff will act as guardian for your child and administer whatever first aid is required. 

3.) Inspiration Inc., DBA Forest Dance Academy, and its staff are released from all claims for damages/injuries that may occur while participating in any activity connected with the studio either in class, on the premises or during a production.

4.) Inspiration Inc., DBA Forest Dance Academy has permission to use photos/videos taken during class/performances.

5.) Inspiration Inc., DBA Forest Dance Academy reserves the right to drop/place a student in a lower level for any of the following reasons, but not limited to:  a) excessive tardiness or absence; b) disruptive behavior; c) non-payment of tuition.

6.) Inspiration Inc., DBA Forest Dance Academy is not responsible for lost or stolen items.  We ask that you not bring valuables (including currency/electronics) into the studio.  If you choose to bring personal items, it is at your own risk. 

PAYMENT POLICIES:

1.) Registration fees and tuition payments are non-refundable.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Cash and Checks.

2.) Tuition is to be paid the 1st of each month.  There will be a $25.00 service charge added after the 15th of each month if fees have not been paid.  No exceptions.

3.) Accounts which fall more than 1 month past due in tuition will result in dancers not being permitted to attend class.

4.) Parents are responsible for notifying the studio, in writing, prior to the first of the month if their child chooses to drop one or more of their classes to avoid being charged tuition.

5.) We do not prorate, credit or refund for missed classes, however, there is a make-up class schedule posted at the studio.

PRODUCTION POLICIES:
1.) Participation in any of the FDA Productions is encouraged, but optional. However, if you choose not to participate you must notify the office before September 24th for the Christmas Show and November 14th for the Spring Production.   Failure to notify the office by the deadline above will result in your full responsibility of payment for all costume costs.

2.) Account balances including tuition, costume balances and any other fees (including late fees) must be paid in full in order to purchase tickets or for your child to perform in the productions.

3.) If your child drops a class after choreography has begun for the upcoming performance, the studio reserves the right to borrow or purchase the costume if a replacement dancer is used for the piece. Costumes must be picked up after the recital and before classes begin in the fall or will be discarded.

4.) Regular attendance is very important for a student’s progression in the classroom; therefore the teacher has the authority to prevent a student from performing in all or part of their routines in the productions for excessive absences.

5.) The studio will be unable to guarantee each student or families with siblings in different level classes to perform all of their dances in the same performance.   We will however do the best we can when scheduling and will attempt to place core classes (which are ballet, tap & jazz) in the same show.  However, due to the crossover of levels, the non-core classes (contemporary, modern, hip hop, musical theatre, improve, breakdancing and acro) may not be in the same show.

6.) Some routines may be asked to perform in more than one performance.  For the interest of all the participating students, your dancer’s attendance in any additional shows is required.