2019-20 STUDIO POLICIES        August 20, 2019- August 1, 2020

 

The Studio building at 1102 Armory is for sale. When the building sells the studio will relocate to the Temple on Santa Fe. We anticipate that there will be no disruption of classes as this but “stuff happens.” 

 

  • MEMBERSHIP FEE: $20.00 single student, $10 each additional student in family - covers studio year Aug 20, 2019-August 1, 2020

 

  • REGISTRATION IS NOW DONE ONLINE THROUGH OUR WEBSITE.  If you do not have access to a computer and are having trouble with your smart phone please stop by and we will do it for you.  

  • We will also ask you to fill out a hard copy so that we have access to information in case of power failure or other circumstances.

 

  • TUITION. The yearly tuition is broken into 9 equal installments. Each installment is due the first class session of every month beginning in September and continuing through May. If a family is enrolling more than one child, the first child's instruction is full price. Additional siblings receive an $8/mo. discount.

 

  • Each account must have on file either a credit/debit or checking account number.

 

  • Auto Pay: If fees are not paid in some other manner before the 10th of the month, the fees will be paid through autopay to the account on file. Declined cards will be subject to late fees.

 

  • Payments may be made online using the parent portal. Payments may be brought to the studio during business hours, mailed in, or deposited in our secure locking mailbox. In person payments may be made by Credit card, debit card, check, or money order. Cash payments should be made to our desk personnel so they can write out a receipt.

 

The fee is the same for all months.  There is neither reduction for “short months”, nor an increase for months with 5 lessons

Each installment is due the first class session of every month beginning in September and continuing through May.

 

If a family is enrolling more than one child, the first child's instruction is full price.

 

Additional siblings receive an $8/mo. discount.

 

Auto-pay will run on the 10th of the month for accounts not paid.

Our combination classes make it much less expensive for our members to take different styles of classes.

 

Installment fees are

30 minute class $34.00  

45 minute class $ 39.00,

60 minute class $44.00, 

90 minute class $57.00,

2 hr class $70.00,                      

Each additional 30 minute class time $14.00

Solo, duet/ trio fees are priced by rehearsal $20 per half hour. A $50 choreography fee is charged when choreography is completed.

 

  • LATE FEE - There is a $20 late fee per month for lessons paid after the 10th of the month.  This is non-negotiable. Unpaid fees may result in student not being allowed into class, expulsion from the recital, the inability to sign up for future classes, and your debt being turned over to a collections agency.

Any dancer more than 2 months in arrears will not be allowed to dance.  If you have a financial problem, talk to me or our office staff, we may be able to make special arrangements. 

 

  • DROP-OUT FEE - Students withdrawing from Vivette’s Dance Studio the 2nd semester (Jan. 1st- Recital) create problems for the other dancers as well as the teachers, as choreography must be changed to accommodate their absence. Therefore, a Drop-Out fee equal to a month's tuition for the number of classes dropped will be assessed to your account.
     

  • WITHDRAWAL FROM CLASSES: You must give the studio written notice of your dancer’s withdrawal from classes 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the month. A withdrawal from studio form is available. Not showing up anymore does not count. If you do not notify me in writing, of your withdrawal, you will continue to be billed for classes for up to two months at which time we will remove you from our enrollment and turn the unpaid account over to collection by CBS Collections.

 

  • RECITAL FEE - $50 single student/ $70.00 family is due by October 30th for those who want to participate (non-refundable after Jan. 1st). We do not sell tickets for our recital.

 

  • RETURNED CHECK FEE - There will be a $35 charge on all returned checks.

 

  • ABSENTEES, TARDIES: Roll will be taken at each lesson.  Please assist your child in having regular attendance so that they will not fall behind the rest of the class. Your absence does not reduce our cost of doing business; there are no adjustments for missed lessons.

 

  • CONTACT INFORMATION

WEBSITE: our website is www.vivettesdance.com Please check for newsletters, schedules, studio news etc.

STUDIO EMAIL:  Vivettesdance.com@hotmail.com

STUDIO PHONE: 785-827-3396 Daytime calls will call forward to my cell phone but I may not be able to answer right away, so please leave a message

OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Thurs. 4:00-9:30pm. Sat 9-noon.  Staff are at the desk Mon-Thurs. 4:30-7:30.

 

  • STUDIO CLOSINGS: If USD 305 closes due to weather, the studio will be closed also.  Other emergency closings announced by radio, phone, email, on the website, face book and if possible on the answering machine.

 

  • HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:

HALLOWEEN:              Studio closed Thursday Oct 31st.

THANKSGIVING:         Studio closed Wed. Nov 27 opens Mon Dec 2nd

CHRISTMAS:               Studio closed Mon Dec 23 opens Monday Jan 6

SPRING BREAKS:        Closed March 9-14for USD 305 spring recess

EASTER                        Closed Sat/ Sunday April 11/12 for Easter

 

  • RECITAL INFORMATION: 

 

            “TBA”  will be our 45th annual recital. 

The Recital date will be announced at a later time.  We are subject to the school’s calendar and availability.

There is no admission charge for the recital, no tickets to buy.

 

COSTUME INFORMATION:

Each student will be required to purchase one or more costumes for the recital. 

 

  • A charge will be posted to your account in November towards the actual cost of the costume.

  • The charge will be $90 Starlets, Comets and Meteors.

  • The charge for Constellation will be $70.00 per costume ordered.

  •  After all costumes and accessories are ordered and received, you will either be billed for the remainder due if any, or receive a credit on your account for the difference between the deposit and the actual cost. We usually come very close to the deposit amount! We try very hard to keep costume costs reasonable, reusing and recycling when possible.

  • The costume deposit is due by Dec 15, 2019. You may pay the deposit in full or in payments. 

  • A $15.00 per costume late fee will be assessed after that date. Miss Vivette does not have the funds to pay for your students costume, costumes ordered late will also owe any shipping handling charges incurred for single orders.

  • Voluntary fundraisers to help parents pay for dancer’s costumes will be held in the fall.

 

We try to hold costs down for those who have multiple costumes though various means like rental costumes or creative costuming.

 

Please budget accordingly so that ordering your dancers costumes in December is not an issue. Deadlines are important, if you do not order by the deadline, you risk not having your dancers costume for photos.

 

Occasionally a class will need to order a pair of shoes in a different color,   We try to avoid this, but it is sometimes necessary.

 

  • Solo’s, Duets, Trio’s are available for students who would like to perform more. Students will rehearse weekly. Students will perform at recital and outside performances.

 

  • DRESS CODE: All dancers are expected to abide by the dress code. The Dress Code was implemented for the dancer’s safety and education. You wouldn’t wear a swimsuit to basketball practice, you don’t wear play clothes to dance class. Most items may be ordered through the dance studio or online from information provided by the studio.

 

  • All dancers - black leotard, pink or tan tights, black booty shorts, pink ballets, tan taps, tan jazz shoes. 

 

 

All items may be ordered from the studio, discount dance.com and other sources

 

  • Hair:  Bun (preferred) braid or ponytail.  Loose hair is a safety hazard and a distraction to the dancer.  We will be happy to teach you how to make a simple bun. A ponytail whipped across the eyes by centrifugal force during a turn is painful and dangerous.

 

  • OTHER PERFORMANCES: We perform at many nursing homes, clubs, malls, and basketball games throughout the year.  These performances are very important to the dancer's growth as a performer and also to the audience.  I expect the dancers to attend as many of these performances as possible.

 

  • We use holiday themed music for our 1st semester dances. If you have religious objections to these songs please be aware that this is what we do.

  • Dancers usually perform Halloween themed dances at care homes in November.

  • Dancers usually perform their Christmas dances at several nursing homes in Dec. and early January.

 

  • Our final week of the studio year will be spent performing at care home instead of class time.    

 

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS: All dancers are welcome to attend, not just team dancers.

Kansas City Day of Dance is Aug. 24th, The Dance Effect Intensive date is Nov 3rd.

 

  • OBSERVATION WINDOW: Parents are able to observe classes through our observation windows.  The blinds will always be “open” unless there is a need for privacy such as measuring for or trying on costumes.

 

  • Logo Wear - We will take orders periodically for Studio shirts, jackets or other items.

  • Recital T-shirts are passed out to each student in the spring. All students receive a recital T-shirt as part of their recital fee.

 

  • Studio Rhinestone logos are applied by Miss V, just bring in jacket or a t-shirt.  The studio will be offering rhinestone transfers at various times during the year.

 

  • PARKING:  Please be considerate of the homeowners in the neighborhood when parking. Parking is available along the street and sometimes in the Armory’s lot. Do not park parallel to the front drive, it blocks the drive way for others. Do not park directly in front of the front door.

 

  • NO STREET SHOES IN THE STUDIOS PLEASE! They bring in dirt and sand, which is very unpleasant for the dancers, when they work on the floor.  We have a locker-room in our studio if needed to change from or into street clothes.  Street shoes and coats should not be brought into the studios.

 

  • ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: All students who complete the year of study will receive an achievement award. These achievement awards are a gift from me to my students as recognition of their hard work this year. Awards are usually passed out during the last week in studio in May.

 

  • NOTICE: Vivette’s Dance Studio takes photos and videos of our dancers in the studio and at performances.  Vivette’s Dance Studio has the right to use these images for publicity and commercial purposes on our website, Facebook, newspaper ads and TV commercials.  No compensation will be given for the use of these images.  If you do not want us to use your dancer’s image you must notify us in writing. Please be sure to notify us if there is a situation where child could be harmed by image exposure such as foster care, protection orders etc.  We take our students safety seriously.

 

  • ALLERGIES: We have several students who are allergic to peanuts, and one to eggs so if you choose to bring a treat for your child’s class for a birthday or something please make sure it is wrapped for the safety of all students.

 

CITY REC CLASSES

  • Miss Vivette teaches classes for the Salina Parks and Rec, known as “City Rec”. 

  • These classes are registered for and paid through the Salina Parks and Rec website. 

  • The City Rec classes are 8 week session classes.  Dress codes are looser for City Rec classes as it’s a short term investment for parents but Miss Vivette strongly suggests proper dancewear for students safety.

  • Session 4 may be invited to participate in our spring recital. 

  • City Rec dancers may also wish to take our regular season classes...if so, they will abide by all the dates/ fees/ dress codes applicable to those classes.

  • Any costumes, shoes, dancewear purchased through the studio will be paid to the studio not City Rec.

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