TUITION POLICIES -
Tuition is a program fee and is not based on the number of monthly classes a student attends. Tuition does not represent a per class payment.
When you register a student, you are signing up for the full term from September through May and not individual classes. The number of classes may vary per month, but payment for the entire term is divided into equally payments for your convenience.
No credits, refunds, or adjustments will be given for missed lessons. However, students are encouraged to attend a make up class. Faculty will determine which class is appropriate for their level and form of dance. Registered students who miss classes or withdraw before the end of the month/trimester are still obligated for the full amount of tuition.
There are no transfer of tuition to another student.
We accept cash, check, and four major credit cards (Discover, Master Car, American Express, Visa) for payment of tuition and fees.
All returned checks will be assessed a $30.00 fee.
Checks for payments and all fees should be made to Sue Darrow's School of Dance. Payments can be dropped off in the payment box at the window in the hallway. If mailing a payment, please mail to: 300 E Mill Street, Suite 202, Plymouth WI 53073.
Tuition can be paid monthly, trimester, or term.
MONTHLY PAYMENT POLICIES - See Monthly Tuition Rates listed on the Class Descriptions Page.
Monthly tuition is due on or by the 10th of each month.
A $5.00 late fee will be assessed after the10th of the month.
TRIMESTER PAYMENT POLICIES - See Trimester Tuition Rates listed on the Class Descriptions Page.
Trimester tuition is due in three installments.
You will NOT receive any notice that payment is due. Keep a copy of these dates as a reminder:
September 9, 2013
December 1, 2013
March 1, 2014
If payment is not received by the dates listed above, monthly rates and late fees will apply for
the remainder of the trimester.
TERM PAYMENTS POLICIES - See Term Tuition Rates listed on the the Class Descriptions Page
Term tuition is due in one installment on or before September 9, 2014.
WITHDRAW POLICY -
Parents will be responsible for tuition (and will be billed) until notice is given to faculty that your child will be withdrawing from a class. Students who withdraw before the end of the month/trimester are still obligated for the full amount of tuition. Students are eligible for a prorated tuition refund only if they must withdraw from classes due to prolonged illness or severe injury verified by a doctor's certification.
Attendance is taken at every class. If your child will not be able to attend his or her scheduled class, please contact the studio in advance. If you child misses three consecutive classes and the studio has not been contacted, faculty will follow-up with a phone call. Missed classes must be made up within 30 days. Our faculty can help you select the appropriate class for make up.
To participate in the annual Recital the student/parent will have to purchase a costume(s). Costumes will be shown to parents during Invitational Week (December 9 - 14). All costumes must be paid in full by December 15, 2013 (installments can be made from September - December 15, 2013 for those in multiple classes). All accounts must be current through December 2013 for costumes to be ordered. Costume payments are non-refundable. The apporximate cost will be $50 - $70 per costume. We do our best to select acceptable costumes at reasonable prices. Adult size costumes are more expensive. Some of the costumes require "assembly" which consists of a small amount of sewing (straps, accessories, etc.). We follow costume company size charts to order costumes. Some costumes may also need alterations at your expense. If your child(ren) needs shoes or tights for the annual Recital pleae order 6 - 8 weeks in advance.
DANCE PICTURES -
Dance pictures will be professionally taken by Ken Pannier of Pannier Photography. A schedule will be handed out in March, 2014. All group photos will be taken. Each dancer is also allowed two individual poses.
DRESS REHEARSAL -
Dress Rehearsal will be held at the Phymouth High School Auditorium for the annual Recital(s). This rehearsal is mandatory for all students that are dancing in the Recital(s). A schedule will be handed out in April, 2014.
The annual Recital(s) will be held at the Plymouth High School Auditorium on Saturday, May 17th, 2014. Ticket sales and Recital information will be handed out in the Spring of 2014.
At Recital time, we will be asking parents to volunteer for various tasks. The involvement of parents is very important. Please start considering now if you would like to help out at Recital time. Watch the bulletin board for volunteer opportunities.
Recital DVDs will be made and available for sale after the recital.
CLASS PLACEMENT -
Classes are arranged for students based on age and ability. Determining placement of a student is at the discretion of the faculty.
ARRIVING AND DEPARTING -
Students are asked to arrive 10 minutes prior to all classes for which they have registered. This gives students time to prepare and be appropriately dressed for class. Please be respectful towards classmates and faculty by arriving to class on time. Every class begins with a warm up. This is necessary and most crucial to prevent injury. If your child arrives too late to recieve a proper warm up, they may be asked to observe the class.
Please be prompt in picking up your children. Tell your child to wait in the lobby and not outside. We are not responsible for children once they leave the studio.
LOBBY ETIQUETTE -
Parents are welcome to remain in the parent waiting area during classes. Although we understand the need to bring younger siblings to the studio, please supervise them so that the classes are not interrupted. In addition, children should not be left unattended. Children who misbehave while in the facility will be asked to leave.
CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE -
Talking, chewing gum, eating, drinking, sitting down, and wandering in and out of the classroom is unacceptable, just as they would be on stage in front of an audience.
CLASS VISITATION -
Parents and visitors are not allowed in the classroom with students to observe class other than Invitational Week (see calendar). You are more than welcome to observe through the viewing window. We feel it is important for parents to see their child's work in progress, however, please do not distract your child or the class.
CONVENTIONS and WORKSHOPS -
Intermediate and Advanced students have the opportunity to attend dance conventions with Faculty during the dance year.
Workshops are also held at the studio throughout the term. Guest professional choreographers teach classes in all forms of dance. Students are encouraged to attend.
GENERAL STUDIO INFORMATION -
- No gum, soda, or food allowed in the building.
- Classes that are cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled. If Plymouth Schools are
cancelled due to weather, dance classes will also be cancelled.
- "Sue Darrow's School of Dance" clothing line is available to order. The clothing line includes hooded
sweatshirts, T-shirts, shorts, sweatpants, dance bags, etc.
- Gift Certifiates are available.
- It is not the responsibility of the faculty or the studio for loss of materials or items left in the waiting room,
dressing room, or other areas of the building. There is a lost and found box located in the lobby.