POLICIES & TUITION

Effective July 5, 2017

Registration Fee: $30 per family

2017-2018 Tuition for Registered Academy Students click here

Studios Will Be Closed:

June 25 – July 4 2017 Summer Vacation
September 4 2017 Labor Day
November 23-26 2017 Thanksgiving
December 24 – January 1 2017 – 2018 Winter Break
March 30 – April 1 2018 Easter Holiday
May 28 2018 Memorial Day
June 24 – July 4 2018 Summer Break

Year-Round Session Policies:

July/August 2017: Minimum 4 weeks commitment

Year-Round Commitment: 40-week contract (September 1, 2017 to June 24, 2018) or from sign-up date to June 24, 2018

Monthly Tuition: 10 monthly tuition installments (September through June). Tuition is based on 40 weeks. Monthly installments must be paid in full regardless of the number of weeks taken or holidays in any month.

Tuition Due: Tuition is due on the first day of each month. Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Registration Fee:  The annual registration fee is $30 per family.   The registration fee is non-refundable.

Sibling Discount:  A 10% discount will be applied to the lesser tuition amount for second sibling.

Methods of Payment: Tuition payments can be made via cash or check at our front desk or dropped in the tuition boxes in the studio.  They can also be made via credit card (Visa or MasterCard) either at the front desk or through our online Parent Portal.

Late Fee: A $20 late fee will be applied to accounts that have not been paid by the 10th of the month.

Credit Card on File: Parents are required to provide a credit card form to be kept on file at the front desk.  Even if paying by check or cash. In the event that a payment is not received by the 10th of the month, the credit card on file will be charged for the outstanding tuition and a $20 late fee.

Returned Checks: A $25 charge will be added to your account for a returned check.

Adding Classes: Parents can request additional classes to their current schedule through the Parent Portal.

Dropping Classes:  We strongly discourage dropping classes.  If a problem arises, please bring it to our attention immediately so that a mutually productive solution can be reached.

Transfer to a Different Class:  Any schedule changes must be submitted by logging into your Parent Portal account and requesting a transfer ONLY or by calling 714-962-5440. The transfer will be approved or denied based on space availability of your desired class.  We highly suggest that you choose your classes promptly and carefully.

Make-ups: Absence must be reported to request a makeup.  In the event your child is going to be absent, you must call the day of the absence and request a makeup class. For Tot Ballet to Ballet 3 dancers, they can make up in any class of their level within 1 week of the reported absence. For Ballet 4 and older dancers, they can make it up in any class their level or any open adult class within 1 week of the reported absence. Your makeup will be approved or denied based on space availability of your desired class. Email southland@festivalballet.org or call 714-962-5440 to report your absence and request your make-up.

Withdrawal from the Academy: We understand unforeseen circumstances arise, we always have the best interest of our dancers at heart. If the need to withdraw arises due to prolonged injury or any such unforeseen circumstance, please submit a request for withdrawal by emailing southland@festivalballet.org. Please specify the reason for the withdrawal.  Withdrawal will be effective 30-days from your request.  Full tuition will be charged for those 30-days. No refunds will be granted.

Placement & Evaluation of Students: Students will be evaluated throughout the year and will be place in the proper level according to technical ability and age. It’s not uncommon for a student to stay at the same level for at least two years.  The changing of levels at SBA is always determined with your child’s best interest.