Studio Policies


DRESS CODE:  

Proper dance attire is expected of all students. See the page titled “Dress Code” for the proper leotard, tights, and shoes for your class(es). Students should arrive on time, dressed, and ready for class. Hair should be pulled away from the face and off of the neck. It is recommended that you label all dance shoes and other personal belongings. The studio cannot be responsible for lost items. 

PAYMENTS: 

Credit Cards – All accounts are required to have a credit card on file. 

Registration Fees  A non-refundable fee is due at the time of registration/class selection and must be paid in order to hold a student’s place in the class. Once this fee is paid it serves as your agreement to all studio policies. 

  •          $50.00 for 1 student
  •          $75.00 for 2 or more students (siblings only)

Tuition & Recital Costumes – Dance technique is taught over a period of 9 months (September – May) ending with a dance recital held the 1st weekend in June. As a courtesy to our studio families,the entire cost of the 9 month season of dance classes and costumes is divided into 9 equal payments with the first payment due Sept 1st and the last payment due May 1st. Payment is due in full no matter how many lessons are received in the month. There will be times when there are only 3 lessons in a month due to a holiday, there will be times when there are 5 lessons in a month due to the way the calendar falls. We DO NOT PRO-RATE any monthly payments. 

Monthly payments – Due on the 1st of the month and late after the 10th. All accounts will be auto-charged every month on the day of your choice (the 1st or the 10th of the month). 

Annual payments – Pay the year-in-advance on or before September 30th and receive a 10% discount. This payment option is NON-REFUNDABLE. 

Late Fee – A $15.00 late fee will be charged to all past due accounts after the 10th of the month. 

Returned checks - There is a $20.00 charge for returned checks. 

REFUNDS: 

There are no refunds, credits, or deductions for missed classes. If a student is absent, the full monthly fee must be paid. The student is entitled to make-up the missed lessons. 

CANCELLATION: 

Should you decide to withdraw, your account will be cancelled as of the date the office is notified regardless of attendance. If you have an outstanding balance on your account at the time of cancellation, your credit card will be charged the remaining balance. In addition, a withdrawal fee in the amount of $65 per class will be automatically charged to the credit card on file if a student must be withdrawn from a classes/es AFTER January 1st. 

SCHEDULE/CLASS PLACEMENT: 

Class placement is at the discretion of the teachers and studio directors. We ask that you please trust our expertise as we have the student’s best interest at heart. There is a minimum number of students required for each class. Schedule is subject to change until December 1st 

HOLIDAYS: 

We are closed on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, THANKSGIVING WEEKEND, CHRISTMAS BREAK, PRESIDENT’S DAY, SPRING BREAK, and MEMORIAL DAY. We are open on all other National Holidays and are ALWAYS OPEN on teacher workdays. 

Remember: the full monthly payment is due each month regardless of holidays and there are no credits or deductions for missed lessons. 

HURRICANE CLOSURE: 

In the event that a hurricane warning is issued for Miami-Dade County, we will close the studio in accordance with the closure of the Miami-Dade public schools. The studio will re-open when it is deemed safe to do so. Information regarding re-opening will be issued via text, email, and posted on the Donna Lee Studio of Dance Facebook page. 

DROP OFF/PICK UP: 

Students should arrive no more than 15 minutes before class time and should be picked up immediately after class is dismissed. Please do not leave unattended brothers or sisters in the waiting room. We cannot be responsible for them. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated. 

RECITAL: 

Our dance recital is typically held the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in June. All students are expected to participate. 

DECORUM: 

Students must be cooperative and respectful in class. Students that are disruptive will be dismissed from class. 

HEALTH AND SAFETY: 

For the health & safety or our teachers and students, parents are asked to keep sick children at home. The staff at Donna Lee Studio of Dance will continuously wipe down all ballet bars and acrobatic mats in between classes as well as provide hand sanitizer stations in each dance room. 


Liability Waiver

As a participant or as a parent/guardian of a participant of Donna Lee Studio of Dance, I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury and I agree to assume full risk of any injuries, including damages, death or loss which may be sustained as a result or participation in any activities connected with Donna Lee Studio of Dance. I agree to waive and relinquish all claims against Donna Lee Studio of Dance and its faculty members from any and all claims resulting from participation in the program. In case of accidents or sickness, I consent to emergency medical care for my child/myself to be provided by ambulance or hospital personnel. I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and other contagious diseases and viruses and voluntarily assume the risk that I and/or my children may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending and participating and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and other contagious diseases and viruses may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families. 

Photography Consent 

I consent to the use of my childs/my photograph in brochures, programs, slide presentations, publications, and social media outlets.  

Payment Agreement 

I understand that I am enrolling my child into a 9-month dance term. I understand that I must keep an active credit card on file and that my card will be automatically charged every month on the day of my choice (the 1st or the 10th of the month). I also understand that my monthly payment will not be pro-rated based on the amount of lessons in a month. Payment is always due in full each month. 

 Cancellation Agreement 

I understand that if I decide to withdraw my child before completing the 9-month term, I will be responsible for notifying the studio office and paying any outstanding balance due. If I withdraw my child from a class/es after January 1st, I will incur a cancellation fee of $65.00 per class. Accounts will be cancelled as of the date the office is notified, regardless of prior attendanceI understand these fees will be charged to the credit card on file. 


 I have read the above Policies, Liability Waiver, Photography Consent, Payment Agreement, and Cancellation Agreement. I understand that by  paying my registration fee, that I agree to the Studio Policies.