The Braintree Academy of Dance
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 FOR 2017/18 SEASON, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN  ON THE LIST TO "NEW"  IN FRONT OF EACH CLASS IN OUR LISTING,
TO ENSURE YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR THE CORRECT CLASSES! 

 IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, WE CAN CAN REGISTER YOUR CHILD  INTO OUR SYSTEM FOR YOU, 
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO EMAIL US!


Spring Performance to be announced by September 30.
There will be two Performances at the end of the season.

Pricing:
Early registration fee  $10.00  (before May 30)
Registration fee                       $20.00 (after May 30)
One hour class                        $515.00 – season tuition
45 min. Class                           $462.00 - season tuition
Dance Company                      $1170.00 – season tuition
Dance Team                             $270.00 season tuition (does not include competition
                                                 fees and costumes for competitions)

Private lessons                        $23.00 per ½ hour
Late Fee $20.00
Returned/declined payment fee $30.00
Sibling Discount 7% off sibling’s season tuition total

*"After your initial tuition deposit", the remaining tuition balance can be paid as follows:
Option 1: Divided by 3 payments due, Oct. 1, Jan. 1 and April 1-last payment
Option 2: Divided by 7 payments due on the first of each month Oct. 1– April 1-last payment

(If you would like to have auto payments withdrawn from your checking account please let us know, there is a $10 charge for the season for the account to be set up)


ANNUAL SPRING PERFORMANCE COSTS:
Costumes costs to be announced by Nov. 1 each season, as the prices differs  from year to year in the costume catalogs.
Check or cash is accepted for costume payments, if you would like to pay the costume charges
 with a credit/debit card, there is a $5.00 fee.

Costume payments are due by November 30  each season, price includes  all accessories, headpieces,  shipping and handles fees. PAYMENT RECEIVED AFTER NOV. 30 WILL BE CHARGED A $15 SEPARATE SHIPPING FEE.
* Estimated  Costs!:   $60-$65  per costume for ages 2.5-6  
                                   $70-$75  per costume ages 7-12  
                                   $75-$80 per costume age 12+

Spring Performance tights:  You are required to purchase a new pair of tights for the Spring Performance, accounts will be charged in by March 15 for the designated tights, style and size needed for the student.

Tickets for the annual Spring Performance: $17.00 
                                                                     $20.00 purchased at Dress Rehearsal & Performance Day.


POLICIES & RULES
Please read the following information regarding our rules and policies - including cancellations, placement, attendance, rules, age requirements and eligibility. 
*We have a Referral Program! By inviting a relative, friend or neighbor to join our studio, you both will receive a $45 tuition credit in January! Please ask for a referral card, with full description of rules. Your signature on the registration form or registration on line, signifies that you have read and understand the Policies and Rules of our Studio.


TUITION
 At the time of registration, the registration fee and the first deposit of tuition are due. The deposit amount depends on the class/classes you choose. Yearly Cost includes: class tuition, Dress Rehearsal and Performances/event days, (not Performance tickets). You are responsible for the seasons’ tuition balance once registered. Nov. 1 is the cut off to pull out of a class without the obligation for the remaining balance of tuition, with the exception of: serious illness-doctors note must be submitted or moving more than 1/2 hour from the studio.  Tuition payments and registration fees are non-fundable. 

Yearly Cost:
 
Deposit of $50 per class and the registration fee is due at time of registration. ($10 before June 10,  $20 after June 1)
45-Minute Class - $462.00.  
60- Minute Class - $515.00.
Registration fee: $10 before June  &  $20 after June 1.
Private lessons - $23.00 per ½ hour, (due at time of lesson).
Sibling discount – 7% off the yearly tuition cost for each additional sibling registered for a regularly scheduled class. (other discounts will be available for camps and special programs throughout the season).
Late Fee: A $20 late fee will be applied to accounts that submit tuition payment after the 5th of the month. 
(Dance Co. requires a 10% deposit of total for the season)

You may pay tuition on line at our website - you must log in with the email you gave us on your registration form, create a password and follow the prompts. You will be able to log into your account at any time, to make payment, view charges and past payments made. You may also pay tuition/costumes etc. by check. The tuition mailbox is in our waiting area, please put your payment in an envelope with the student/class on the front. 

CLASSES A minimum number of five students are required to hold a class. Students must be the designated minimum age of the class by Nov. 1. (or by teachers discretion) of the year they are registering for. We reserve the right to terminate any student, or parent of a student, from a class or program that does not comply with our Studio Rules and Policy. 

PLACEMENT OF STUDENTS AND LEVELS Students are placed in appropriate classes according to age, experience, and skill level. Dance classes are not always the same as grade levels in school. The students are closely evaluated throughout the season. Teachers will inform parents of any class changes that need to be made. The dancers best interest is always in mind. A student will be placed in a class where she/he can best advance with their dance skills. 

ATTENDANCE It is the responsibility of you and your child to try to attend every class. If you will be late or will be missing class for a legitimate reason, please call the studio ahead of time to notify us. If there is no answer please leave a message, or inform the instructor ahead of time. There are no refunds given for missed classes. Students will be able to take make up classes for any hours of dance missed. If a student is missing too many classes near our Performance time, they may be asked to stand out of the dance number for the parts of the dance she has missed learning. 

RECITAL INFORMATION Recital information and ticket pricing will be available as soon as possible. It is required that any student participating in the recital must also attend dress rehearsal. Costume payments must be paid in full by Nov. 1, in order for your child to participate in recital. Payment for costumes received after Nov. 15, will be charged an additional $15 for separate shipping and handling charges. Alterations for costumes are the responsibility of the parent or guardian. In some cases, costumes will need to be adjusted/altered. Parents of students age nine and older will not be allowed to stay backstage during the Spring Performances. We will have a parent volunteer and studio instructors/staff that will be available to assist them. Parents of students age eight and under must remain back stage during the Performances. Special seating will be available for you for the time your child is performing on stage! . Performance dates will be late May or Early June- date TBA at the start of each season.

All Recital rules and instructions will be sent out in the Spring. Costume payments and deposits are non-refundable. 
ANNUAL SPRING PERFORMANCE COSTS:
Costumes costs to be announced by Nov. 1 each season, as the price differs from year to year in the costume catalogs. 
Check or cash is accepted for costume payments, if you would like to pay for the costume with a credit/debit card, there is a $5.00 fee.

Spring Performance tights are $10.00 child sizes, $12 Adult sizes, $14/$16for  convertible tights. Every student will be charged for and receive one new pair of tights specifically for Picture Day, Dress Rehearsal and Performance. 

PHOTOGRAPHS Photograph of students’ wearing their costumes, are held throughout a pre-determined day near the end of our season.  Your child may sign up to have their picture taken in their appropriate costumes during a designated block of time. 

CANCELLATIONS Cancelations will be announced by email, on the studio answering machine and on our Face Book Page – The Braintree Academy of Dance. Please check two hours prior to your dancer's 1st.class of that day. There will be a make up class list posted on the bulletin board in September. Your child can take a make up class for any of her regular classes missed for, illness, vacation, Holidays or snow days.  All make up classes must be made by April 1. Refunds and/or credit transfers will not be given for any classes missed. 

RULES  
• The Braintree Academy of Dance is not liable for personal injury, loss or damage of any personal property. Every student is responsible to inform their teacher and the front desk of any injury or limitations, allergies, medical conditions, they may have that may prevent them from participating fully in class. Our student’s health and safety is our main priority.  
• Students must arrive at least 5 minutes prior to class. If a student is 15 minutes late or more, he or she will be asked to sit and watch class. This rule is enforced for the safety of your child, as they will not be properly warmed up and able to participate with what the class is now moved on to.
• Students must be picked up promptly after their class is dismissed.  
 • Dress Code will be enforced in every class.
 • NO SMOKING in or around the dance studio. 
No Cell Phones. All cell phones must be turned off and put away during class. 

No Gum, candy, or food allowed during class or on the dance floor. 

No street shoes allowed on the dance floor. 

No running, fooling around or yelling is allowed anywhere in the studio. 

A student must be able to follow directions and participate in the class they are registered for. 

The Braintree Academy of Dance is entitled to use videography and photographs of students, in any means of advertisements, contests, website, facebook etc.. *unless contacted by the parent or guardian at the time of registration. 
No refunds*, will be given for any classes or camps missed. (*you may withdraw from any of our Summer Classes or camps by May 31 and receive a full refund) All students will be able to take make up classes for any hours of dance missed. 
If tuition is past due, the student will not be allowed to participate in class. If there is an outstanding balance at recital time, the dancer will not be allowed to purchase tickets until paid in full. 

Withdrawal from the studio must be submitted in writing and signed by the dancer’s guardian. Tuition obligations must be met, Nov. 1 is deadline to withdraw without further tuition obligation. Failure to settle all outstanding balances will be brought to a collections agent. In addition to late fees, a fee equal to 25% of the total balance due will be added to the outstanding balance. 

Class schedules, faculty, observation week, and performance dates are subject to change. Notice will be posted in advance. 

Students must be respectful to teachers, staff and fellow dancers. The Braintree Academy of Dance reserves the right to dismiss any student who is not abiding by the rules and policies of the studio.

MINI DANCE TEAM
 - This  Dance Team is open to all students ages 6 1/2-9.  Student participating on this team,  must be enrolled in at least 1 weekly ballet, tap and jazz class, also, Summer class obligations must be met. As a student on the Dance Team you and your guardian will be required to sign a competition team contract and adhere to those and all of the studio policy rules. There is a $270.00 yearly tuition-not including competition fee and costumes for competitions  (this is a discounted price - at almost  ½ the cost of a one hour yearly dance class). By participating in competitions you are required to also make all competition entry fees, convention fees, competition costume payments, on time. Miss Kelli will contact you with all Dance Team info. 


DANCE COMPANY  &  Dance Company Competition Team- Ages 9+  This is a program for students who show a strong passion and commitment to their dance education, and is by invitation of a teacher only. Students’ will meet twice a week for one and a half hours. One day the students will take forty - five minutes, Ballet and forty-five minutes of Tap, the other day they will be working on Ballet and Jazz, same time – forty-five minutes on each subject, for total of three hours in the two days they come.
 
There are many factors which we consider when deciding who to invite into this program:
1.Maturity
2.Class attendance
3.Seriousness and commitment to the study of dance
4.Pays attention in class
5.Applies corrections
6.Has good co-ordination and Musicality
7.Is courteous to fellow student and teachers
All Dance Company students are required to attend the Dance Intensive Camp held during the summer and at least 7 summer classes. 


INFORMATION THOUGHOUT THE SEASON Please open and read the EMAILS AND NOTICES! THERE IS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION that is being sent out for your knowledge and convenience, to keep you informed throughout the year. It is your responsibility to stay informed. This information will also be posted in the studio waiting room on the bulletin board. It is the parent’s responsibility to read these notices and emails. 
If at any time you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for choosing our studio for your child’s dance education!

Thank you, 
Lori Putnam Hurley-Director

Studio phone 781-767-0500

Website: braintreeacademyofdance.com 
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