Guidelines

Tallahassee and Liberty County Classes:

Tallahassee classes begin in the fall in September and will run through May. Dance class consists of one hour of instruction each week: 1/2 hour TAP and 1/2 hour BALLET every week.  If a class consists of three or less students, classes will be held for 45 minutes rather than a full hour.  Should your school be closed or cancel class for any reason (weather, holidays, field trips, etc.) we are not responsible for a make-up class.  However, should we cancel class for any reason, we will schedule a make-up class within the next couple weeks, in addition to the regularly scheduled class. If the class cannot be rescheduled, you may call for a prorated tuition.  Please refer to your postcard or payment book for this year’s calendar of our holidays. This is also provided here on the website. We provide “sweet treats” (1-3 Skittles) for good listeners, please let us know if your dancer cannot have certain sweet treat items.

Liberty County classes begin in September and will run through May. Dance classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. 30 minute long classes for dancers ages 3 to 6 years old, and 40 minute long classes for 7 to 9 year olds.

Dance Attire:

Liberty County Students will only need ballet shoes.

Tallahassee students need both ballet and tap shoes, any color is acceptable; however, these need not be purchased immediately.   Shoes can be purchased through our website -click on the “Order Dancewear /Shoes” link under the “info” tab at the top of the page.

*PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PLACE YOUR CHILD’S NAME IN HIS/HER DANCE SHOES.

Dance attire can be purchased through our website -click on the “Order Dancewear /Shoes” link under the “info” tab at the top of the page.  Leotards (any color or style) are acceptable for dance class, but not required. Tights: We usually only allow tights in dance class IF your child already has them on when they arrive to dance. We will not put tights on a dancer (they take up too much dance time to put on so many dancers in the short period of time we have for class).  Please have your child wear socks on dance day.  Some of the children “dress-out” for dance class, and some do not. If your child will not be changing into dance attire, please have “gym type” clothing on for maximum mobility.

In our Tallahassee classses, our teachers will change your child in and out of their dance attire at the school. Please bring all dance items in a separate bag – i.e. a dance bag or a plastic grocery bag, etc.

Please note that a small portion of dance class time is used to dress out for dance class. Therefore, please have your child wear “easy” clothes, such as a pull-over dress or other such clothes to school on dance day, that the child can help themselves with. Please avoid complicated shoes, clothing straps, or belt buckles, on dance day. This enables your child to receive more “dance time” and less “changing of the clothes time” in the hour you are paying for dance class. If your child arrives to preschool close to dance class time, feel free to bring your child to school already in her dance attire. Simply, have your child’s school clothing in their dance bag.

Liberty County students must come to dance class already dressed in their ballet clothing. We will not be taking any time during class to dress the dancers in and out of their attire.

Tuition:

All your payments and balance will be view-able from The Studio Director website. You can make your payments online by clicking on the cart.

If your tuition is late, please add on a $10  late charge.

If you choose to mail in your payments, I strongly recommend setting up and using your bank’s automatic bill pay to send us a check in the mail each month. This way you don’t have to remember and are never late! Payments can be mailed to:

PO BOX 12548  TALLAHASSEE FL 32317

Tuition is based on a yearly dance season (NOT a monthly tuition); the yearly fee amount is broken down into monthly payments for your convenience. You may find during the year that one month you get 3 classes, and one month you get 5 classes, but NORMALLY you will have 4 classes per month. We do work in an allowance of 2 bad weather, or emergency cancellations in the year (most years, we do not have to use these). In addition, the yearly season includes holidays and follows the Leon County School calendar, as well as your specific school’s particular calendar. Tuition is NOT prorated unless at the beginning your student starts classes mid-month.

If you have questions about your yearly tuition amount, please contact me directly, as it varies from school to school.

If you would like to pay your entire yearly tuition up front for a discounted amount, please get in touch with me. If you choose this option you will get one month free tuition.

 

TALLAHASSEE *DO NOT  TAKE YOUR PAYMENTS TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL! Do not give money to the teachers, nor your child’s school it’s not their responsibility to handle payments. Taking your payment to the school will delay credit to your account and likely get your money lost.

**Should your account become delinquent and you have failed to contact me to make arrangements for payment, your child is subject to termination from our program.

Parent Observation:

We do not send out progress reports for dance class; however, you are welcome to come and observe dance class at anytime.  We ask that if you are going to come and watch: that you do not let your child know you are there until after dance class, and that none of the children can see you.  Please peek from the other room, through the window or the door.  We have found, through experience, that when parents come into the room to watch class, the children (sometimes yours, and sometimes someone else’s) do not dance.  This can be disruptive to the dance instruction.  For security purposes, only DLS employees may help the children get dressed or use the restroom.

Withdrawal:

Notification of  dancer’s withdrawal from class must be in writing: via letter or our website.  If notification is NOT given by dancer’s parent/guardian to Dancing Little Stars, then any refund is void and not owed to the parent/guardian.  Your school is not responsible for letting us know the status of your dancer.

Special Note:

Dancing Little Stars reserves the right to terminate any student’s enrollment in dance class at any time, for any reason.  A parent or guardian may withdrawal their child from dance class at anytime, for any reason.  Dancing Little Stars reserves the right to use group or individual photos taken at the dance recital of your dancer to include, but not limited to our program promotions, displays and material.