Policies & Procedures
Dance Fusion Performing Arts Studio adheres to C.D.C. (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) Guidelines regarding isolation and quarantine for COVID-19 and all other communicable diseases.
Proper cleaning and sanitizing will follow state guidelines.
Please do not bring students and other family members into the building if communicable disease symptoms are present.
Studio Rules & Regulations
Dance Fusion is a substance-free facility. Any use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products will not be tolerated on studio grounds.
CELL PHONES MUST BE SILENCED IN THE DANCE STUDIOS. No Exceptions.
Food, drink, candy, or gum of any kind is NOT allowed in any of our studios.
Please use the bathroom prior to class to limit disruption.
Do not wear dance shoes outside & no street shoes on the studio dance floor. If wearing sneakers, choose a non-marking sole for the sole purpose of studio use.
Students without proper dance attire/shoes will not be allowed to participate in class.
Promote and participate in our welcoming, friendly, and positive place to LEARN.
Bullying and negativity of any kind will not be tolerated.
No photography or videography without studio owner/instructor permission.
Students who are aggressive either physically or verbally will be removed from class.
Listen, watch, learn – and have FUN!
Our season runs from September through June. To ensure proper safety, any student who misses more than 3 lessons during the show preparation time will be evaluated for participation in the performance at hand. Attendance at all dress rehearsals is required in order to participate in performances.
Grounds for Dismissal
Every student is expected to behave in a disciplined, responsible, and courteous manner when on Dance Fusion Performing Arts Studio grounds, and when participating in studio activities and performances. There is a no tolerance policy with students involved in or having on the premises any alcohol, drugs, substances, vapes, or conducting themselves or contributing to inappropriate behavior in the studio or at any studio related event.
Inappropriate, intimidating or bullying social media posts, texts, pictures, or interactions occurring during studio time or relating to studio events or directed to or by students or parents will not be tolerated and violators will be subjected to suspension or expulsion as determined by Dance Fusion Administration. Any and all incidents should be reported immediately to Dance Fusion Administration.
Dance Fusion Administration reserves the right to suspend or expel any student at any time if his or her attitude, conduct, language, appearance, attendance, payment record or the like has been determined unsatisfactory. Any consistently disruptive or inappropriate conduct or behavior will be grounds for expulsion at the discretion of Dance Fusion Administration. In the event of an expulsion, all tuition and/or recital monies paid to Dance Fusion Performing Arts Studio will be forfeited.
Dance Fusion Performing Arts Studio has a NO CASH REFUND policy. Any and all refunds will be given in the form of credit toward future sessions or classes.
Tuition for adult classes is due at the time of registration. Students are not considered officially registered, and class placement will not be held until payment is made.
There is a $35 annual registration fee per family that is non-refundable. Tuition for children's classes is priced yearly may be paid up front or split into ten equal payments by automatic debit by bank card or credit card on the first day of each month. The amount of tuition due will remain the same for group classes each month and will not vary due to the number of group classes held in each month. All payments will be processed on the first of the month, unless the first falls on a non-business day in which case it will be processed the following business day. Payments will commence September 1st and end on June 1st. In case of failed payment, students may not participate in classes until payment is reconciled. There is a $30 service charge for any failed payments of any type. There are no refunds or credits for missed lessons. A $10 late fee will be applied to delinquent accounts after the 10th of the month. Students may not drop classes for a month and expect their place to be held the following month (exceptions may be made with official doctor excuse.) NO refunds, only credit toward future sessions or classes. We allow 2 make-up lessons per school year. You will be charged for all classes until notification is received. One month's notice is required for cancellation.
*Tuition can either be paid in full at the beginning of the season or split up into 10 equal monthly payments, paid by auto-debit on the first of every month.
Performance Fees: A non-refundable $100 performance fee for the first class in which each student is enrolled which is due at the time of registration. For subsequent classes, an additional non-refundable $100 fee will be applied for each additional class in which each student is enrolled which can be paid in full either before October 1st or by automatic debit by bank or credit card 2 equal payments along with October and November Tuition. These per class performance fees include performance expenses for all shows, including all costume rentals, extra rehearsals, performance space rental for rehearsals (if necessary). We present two performances each season, typically in December and June.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to supply chain and shipping issues, we have seen extreme rate increases from our costuming vendors so we have been forced to revise our costuming policy. In order to keep your performance fees reasonable, we will be renting all costumes to you for this Season. This fee no longer includes a costume that you keep after the final performance as all costumes will either come from our ever-growing costume stock OR we will rent them for you through our vendors. This fee does not include any undergarments such as underwear, bras, tights or shoes. Keep in mind that we will be providing 2-4 costumes per student per class throughout multiple performance opportunities throughout the season.
Dropping/Adding Classes: If you withdraw from classes prior to the end of the season, your performance fee will not be refunded or credited and you will not receive a costume. If you add/change classes after November 15, an additional $75 performance fee will be charged. Costumes are specially ordered and prepared for each student and cannot be returned or exchanged for any reason , including sizing. Even though we measure each student carefully to ensure the best fit, be prepared to make some minor adjustments.
Accounts must be paid in full in order to participate in performances. Students with accounts that are not in good standing will not be permitted to perform in any showcases, competitions, special events or recitals.
All students must follow our uniform policy in all classes effective with the 2022-2023 season. Our uniform is designed to be a safe and practical outfit for your child to dance in. Having a dress code cuts down on distractions in the classroom, allows the teacher to see a dancers alignment and posture in order to make corrections, and creates a cohesive bond between the group.
If you are in 2 different level classes (ie: level 2 for Ballet and level 3 for Acro), you should wear the lower level uniform color until you are at the highest level for all classes.
Communication with the instructor and studio owner/office manager is very important. If a dancer is injured during class or outside of class, please let the instructor know as soon as possible, so that we can understand the injury and any necessary modifications. If a student is unable to fully participate in class due to an injury, she/he is invited to observe the class or to participate with modifications to the movement, as to not create more injury. Students must present a doctor's note with diagnosis and prognosis of an injury, if unable to participate in class for more than one week. A doctor's release for full participation must be presented for all concussions and extensive injuries. Regular tuition payments are due for all injured students observing classes. Unfortunately, placement cannot be held for injured students who cannot participate or observe their classes.
Social Media Policy
When using ALL forms of Social Media (including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, TikTok, etc.) all students, parents/guardians, staff members, volunteers, and instructors must adhere to this Dance Fusion Performing Arts Studio (DFPAS) Social Media Policy.
Please remember that your anonymity on social media is never guaranteed and to exercise particular caution when posts, images, or videos identify children in your care. Any comments or posts perceived to be obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, discriminatory or hateful towards DFPAS students, parents/guardians, staff members, volunteers, and instructors may subject the poster to disciplinary action.
Bullying/harassment of any kind over social media will not be tolerated and may result in termination of students’ enrollment. While affiliated with our studio, (for example, images of your child inside DFPAS or wearing DFPAS clothing) we will not tolerate any posts that are racially, sexually, physically or religiously offensive.
Should you wish to engage on Social Media while identifying as a studio dancer, parent volunteer, or employee, for example, you may only do so with integrity, respect, and adhere to privacy and confidentiality policy. Any content revealing or referring to sensitive studio information is not allowed to be shared online. Students, parents/guardians, staff, and teachers are not to post any content that may bring DFPAS into disrepute.
Students and parents may not photograph, video or record any material in classes without the teacher’s permission. Where permission has been given to record a class/routine for rehearsal purposes, use of that recording has been authorized for that purpose only and under no circumstances must it be posted on any Social Media platform. The recording and airing, sharing, posting, distribution of teachers’ routines, is a serious breach of copyright and may result in offenders being asked to withdraw from DFPAS and in some circumstances, legal action may be considered.
Any and all choreography for solos, performance group dances, annual performances, competitions, etc., taught by DFPAS staff and guest teachers, remains the property of DFPAS. Should any material be posted to Social Media (in agreement with this policy) credit must be given to DFPAS.
When posting on Social Media, all credits must be given to those relative to the post. Intellectual property laws (for example, costume design and choreography), must be observed by all studio patrons when posting online. This includes but not limited to manuals, forms, handbooks, and syllabus, etc.
Social Media is not to be used to communicate attendance, queries, or any other administrative information. This must be done through the administration team at DFPAS.
Our parking lot is ONE-WAY. The traffic pattern was designed for safety & flow. Please use caution and follow the signs and arrows while driving through our parking area. Do not stop and block the drive paths.
Closures, Missed & Make-Up Classes
For closures due to inclement weather, pandemic or otherwise, please email the studio firstname.lastname@example.org, check the studio's social media outlets, or visit WFMZ.com, if you are uncertain whether or not we are open. Closures: If more than 2 of any class is cancelled, any subsequent classes will be made up at a later date.
Missed Classes: Tuition will not be adjusted or credited for missed classes. You may make up 2 classes per season. If you plan to discontinue dance lessons, one month's notice is in writing required for cancellation or you will be responsible for any and all charges for all classes until notification is received.