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Tuition & Policies

At Happy Feet Dance Studio, we understand that quality instruction is key to success. That’s why we provide quality dance instruction at an unbeatable value. Our tuition rates are competitive and straightforward. We have policies in place to ensure that every student has fun, feels safe and supported in a positive learning environment. 

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Tuition Schedule

Happy Feet Dance Studio (HFDS) tuition is averaged into 9 monthly payments. These payments are based on 36 weeks of instruction, with a week off at Thanksgiving, two weeks over the Winter Holidays, and a week off during Spring Break. Additional days off include Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Memorial Day.

 

There is an annual $50 registration fee at the Waller studio. Registration fees are due at sign-up to reserve the dancers spot. Maximum family registration fee of two per family.

In the following situation, here's how 3 siblings would be billed registration fees:

  • Kate's registration fee will be $50.00

  • Emily's registration fee will be $50.00

  • Jessica's registration fee will be $0.00

 

Sibling discounts apply to 2nd, 3rd and 4th child tuitions only, with a combined max of $30. No discounts for additional siblings. All registration fees are non-refundable.

 

Monthly tuition does not cover costume, recital fees or recital tickets. Costume and recital information will be available in November.

 

You must let us know by the 15th of the month if you wish to drop a class to avoid being drafted/charged for tuition on the 25th.

 

Fees are late after the 30th.  A $25.00 late fee will be charged after the 30th of the month.  Holidays or a student’s absence from class does not waive the late fee.

 

The registration fees, tuition fees and sibling discounts above are not applicable to Waller Youth Dance and Cheer. These fees will be available January 2024 when enrollment begins.

 

A $35 fee is assessed for any and all returned checks.

Studio Policies

These must be agreed to using our online registration system when registering for classes

 

Conduct in the Studio

The following code of conduct applies to all visitors in the studio, whether student, parent, relative, sibling, or friend:

NO food, drinks, candy, or gum is allowed in the studio. Only bottled water is allowed. 

Small children should not be left unattended. 

Only authorized personnel are allowed in the office. Please do not allow children to play at the reception desk, items on/in the desk, photographs on the walls, etc. 

No running and disruptive horseplay in the studio lobby. 

Any student who continually disrupts a class may be dismissed from that class. If the behavior does not improve, the student may be permanently withdrawn from the class (with no refund).

 

Automated Payments

There is a $50 registration fee (once annually) at the Waller studio. Registration fees are charged automatically using the card provided at registration and due at sign-up to reserve the dancers spot. 

 

Tuition, for all classes, is charged automatically using the card provided at registration.

 

Fees will auto draft/charge on will be billed automatically using the card on file on the 25th of each month. If another payment method is preferred, balances must be paid using another method before the 25th or the card on file will be charged.

 

All accounts will receive an emailed receipt after any charges are made.

 

Failure to make payment by the 30th (or update payment type) will result in a $25 late fee. Fees are late after the 30th. Holidays or a student’s absence from class does not waive the late fee.

 

A $35 fee is assessed for any and all returned checks.

 

REGISTRATIONS, TUITION, LATE FEES AND NSF CHARGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

 

Physical Activity Assumption of Risk

I understand that participation in any instructional and/or recreational activities at Happy Feet Dance Studio is voluntary, and that all Programs and the use of the related facilities and equipment therein carries some physical risk.

 

I understand that if I or my minor child is injured or our property is damaged while participating in the Programs, that the injury or loss will not be covered or reimbursable by Happy Feet Dance Studio.

 

I agree to assume the risk of any and all illness or injury (minor, serious or catastrophic in nature, including claims and suits at law or in equity for any injury, fatal or otherwise) or damage (to person or property) resulting from my/our minor child’s participation in all Programs, including the use of the facilities and/or equipment associated with the Program (“damages”).

 

I hereby waive all claims, on behalf of myself/ourselves and claims by my/our minor child (including claims which may be brought after attaining majority), now or in the future, for any such damages and do hereby release and discharge Happy Feet Dance Studio and its respective officers, directors, instructors, agents, employees and assigns from any and all liability for any such damages.

 

I assume full responsibility for all liability in connection with such damages, and agree to indemnify Happy Feet Dance Studio against any and all such claims and related costs, including claims by my/our minor child that may be brought after attaining majority.

 

I certify that the participant is in good health and that he/she has no physical limitations which would preclude him/her from the safe use of the facilities and equipment related to the programs offered by Happy Feet Dance Studio and that I/we have sufficient health, accident and liability insurance to cover any damages that may result as a result of my/our child participating in the Programs, and if I/we have no such insurance, I/we certify that I/we am/are capable of personally paying for any and all such damages.

 

Illness or Injury

Please do not bring ill or injured students to class as this can cause disruptions in the classroom. If a child is ill, we will remove them from class and call a parent or guardian to pick them up.

 

Medical Emergencies

I fully understand that Happy Feet Dance Studio’s instructors, agents and employees (“HFDS Staff”) are not physicians or medical practitioners of any kind. With the above in mind, I/we hereby release and grant permission to the HFDS Staff to render temporary first aid to my/our child in the event of any injury or illness, and if deemed necessary by the HFDS Staff to call a doctor to seek medical help, including transportation by an HFDS Staff member, whether paid or volunteer, to any health care facility or hospital, or the calling of an ambulance for said child should the HFDS Staff deem this to be necessary.

 

Payment Policies

I understand that monthly tuition is never pro-rated but determined from an average of entire classes from Sept-June (36 weeks of classes).  Recital costume costs will be billed separately in Nov/Dec. I realize fees and/or tuition is NOT refundable, and that it must be paid by the 25th of a month to avoid a $25 late fee (NO EXCEPTIONS). Tuition and/or registration fees cannot be refunded. 

 

I understand that ALL accounts are automatically enrolled in AUTOPAY, in which case any balance on my account will automatically be charged to the card on file on the 25th of each month. If I do not wish to have my account paid with the card on file, it is my responsibility to make my payments BEFORE the 25th using another method.

 

I understand a $35 fee is assessed for any and all returned checks.

 

Observation/Lobby Policy

I MUST obtain permission from the faculty or director to take ANY PHOTOS or VIDEO during a class. PLEASE DO NOT hold any cameras/phones to the viewing windows without prior consent.

 

Code of Conduct / Social Media Policy

Happy Feet Dance Studio is dedicated to providing quality dance instruction in a safe and nurturing environment. Any inappropriate or slanderous remarks about HFDS, it’s staff members or students on any social media site will be cause for immediate dismissal from the studio. No phones or cameras are allowed to be held to studio viewing windows during class time without advance approval from the director or class teacher.

  • Attitudes that are disrespectful, uncooperative, or aggressive do not have a place at HFDS.

  • Students will not speak negatively about one another or the instructors.

  • Any parent/guardian or student who disrupts class or approaches a teacher, staff member, another student or parent with the intent to cause dissent or contravene the policies and procedures of HFDS will be dismissed immediately.

  • Any inappropriate or slanderous remarks about HFDS or its staff members or other students on any social media site will be cause for immediate dismissal from the studio.

  • If you have a concern or grievance you must make an appointment with the studio director, Sally Reyes, or you are welcome to send an appropriate email to discuss the issue.


 

Withdrawal / Drop Policy

You may withdraw/drop from any class by giving WRITTEN NOTICE to the DIRECTOR BY THE FIFTEENTH of the month to avoid tuition charge for the following month. A drop form can also be filled out online. Tuition billed on the 2nd is NOT REFUNDABLE. Auto-drafted tuition WILL not be refunded if drop notice is received after the fifteenth of the month.

 

No notices are needed for summer camps or classes since they exist as independent sessions or a drop-in class.


 

Dress Code

I understand my child must wear appropriate attire for the class they are registered for.

 

     Tiny Tots: Black Leotard/Tights and pink ballet shoes & black tap shoes 

     Elementary Ballet/Tap: Any Color Leotard & Tights Pink Ballet Shoes and Black Tap Shoes 

     Middle/High Ballet: Black Leotard & Pink Tights with Pink Ballet Shoes 

     Contemporary: Any color leotard, tank top, t-shirt, jazz pants, capris or dance shorts and barefoot or       pirouettes 

     Jazz: Leotard with skin tone tights or jazz pants, capris or dance shorts 

     Acro: Gymnastics Leotard, any color Leotard and Tights or dance shorts 

     Hair for all:  Must be pulled back, away from the face

Drop-off & Pick-up

Dancers should arrive 5-10 minutes early to prepare for class to begin.  Do not drop off or pick up from class more than 10 minutes from start/end time.

 

We encourage you to stay and watch your child in class, but if you must leave, please return promptly to pick them up when class ends.  Happy Feet Dance Studio is not responsible for students left unattended. If a parent is running late for pick-up, please call the front desk to let us know. Consistent tardiness past the 5 min pick-up window will result in a $1 per late minute pick-up charge.

 

Calendar

I understand Happy Feet Dance Studio operates on a September-June calendar, beginning with the first day of classes following Labor Day each fall. The studio then operates on a 36 week session of classes – taking a week off for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break. The studio will close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day. In the event of inclement weather, check the studio website, social media, email and/or phone message for further information. The studio follows Waller ISD weather days.  

 

Recital / End of Year Performance

Tentative 2024 recital date is Saturday, June 15, 2024.

 

Recital fee is waived for the 2023-2024 dance season.

 

Although participation in the recital is optional, we encourage our students to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase what they have learned in class, and to perform for their friends and relatives.

 

Costumes

Costume fees are (TBD), PER DANCE. 

 

Costumes will be carefully selected and ordered by Director Evans. Please keep in mind that these costumes will NOT be custom-made to fit your child, so it is very imperative that you measure your child accurately and order the appropriate size. Because of the long lead-time, costume sizes cannot be changed once the initial order has been placed.

 

ALL COSTUME FEES ARE DUE BY (TBD). Costume fees are non-refundable once costumes are ordered.

 

Private Lessons & Choreography

Private dance lessons and custom choreography are available by request through Happy Feet Dance Studio. If you are interested, please inquire at the front desk.

 

Teacher Communication

If you have any questions or concerns, please fee free to speak to your child’s teacher before or after class.

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