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Payment Options:

Option 1: Monthly Tuition Autopay

Your tuition will be conveniently and accurately debited to your checking account or credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover) monthly. Tuition will be deducted on the 1st of each month. Charges on your bank statement or credit cards statement will read as Vaughan Dance Academy. All accounts will be automatically signed up for auto-deduction at registration unless otherwise requested.

Option 2: Pay Monthly with Debit/Credit Card or Check.

You can pay in full during our registration days with cash, check or debit/credit card.

 

TUITION SCHEDULE

 

Tuition Due Date

Vaughan Dance Academy

Innovation Dance Company

Registration Fee

At registration

At registration

September Tuition

At registration

September 15th

October Tuition

September 1st

October 15th

November Tuition

October 1st

November 15th

December Tuition

November 1st

December 15th

January Tuition

December 1st

January 15th

February Tuition

January 1st

February 15th

March Tuition

February 1st

March 15th

April Tuition

March 1st

April 15th

May Tuition

April 1st

May 15th

Recital Tickets

May 1st

February 1st

 

 

Tuition is prepaid 1 month ahead for Vaughan Dance Academy and paid the month of for Innovation Dance Company.

NOTE:  Annual Session is 36 weeks long and tuition divided into 9 equal payments. Summer Session  tuition is due in full for the 6 weeks.

 

PRICING BY REQUEST

Annual Registration Fee: There is no registration fee for new students for the first year of classes. After a student’s first year, an annual registration fee of $25.00 per student is charged at Annual Registration.

General Studio Policies & Procedures:

Vaughan Dance Academy reserves the right to terminate lessons for a parent or student for not following studio policies. To ensure a safe and pleasant environment, management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason they deem necessary.

Parents are Responsible For:

  • Check your email the 1st of every month for emailed statements.

  • Understanding how to log into your customer portal.

  • Logging into portal to pay for costumes and recital ticket charges.

  • Being aware of dates and events, such as make-up classes, vacation days, rehearsal dates and recital dates. Newsletters will be e-mailed as well as posted on bulletin boards.

  • Making studio aware of any medical problems a student may have.

  • Inform the studio if you have moved or if any account information has changed: phone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc.

  • Inform the studio if you have not received your monthly statement.

  • Check your e-mail that is on file weekly for studio information.

  • Make sure you get your student to and from class timely.

  • Make sure your student is following attendance and attire policies.

  • Paying on time.

  • Restrict talking/noise to a minimum in lobbies so classes are not disturbed.

  • No smoking or alcohol is allowed in the lobbies or studios.

  • All siblings must be monitored at all times.

  • Please clean up food and drink spills promptly and throw away any containers in garbage cans.  Please do not throw away food in recycle bins. 

 

Lateness & Class Attendance: The studio reserves the right to have student sit out who come late to class (more than 5 minutes late). Repeated lateness may result in termination of lessons. If you feel that you will be late, please call or e-mail the studio to ask permission to enter the class late. A minimum attendance level is expected. For the Summer Session, a student should miss no more than 2 classes. For the Fall Session, a student should miss no more than 9 classes. Lack of attendance could result in termination of your account. After 3 consecutive absences, a student will be automatically dropped. If a student misses more than 4 classes after January, they will not be allowed to perform in the annual recital. If a student is injured, please make arrangements with management.

Notification of Termination: Notification of termination must be made prior to the next monthly billing statement. This must be done in writing or by e-mail.

Dropped Classes: We will adjust your monthly tuition deduction for dropped classes. Refunds will be given for unused class. The studio must be informed of dropped class before next billing cycle (1st of the month). Otherwise, a credit for future classes will be given versus a refund.

Missed Classes: Refunds will not be given for missed classes. If a student misses a class, they may make it up in a corresponding class. However, please note that not all classes have a corresponding class. In those cases, classes cannot be made up.

Late Fees: Tuition is due the 1st of the month. Any tuition received after the 15th of the month will receive a $15 late fee. If any charge is more than 2 months past due it will automatically be charged to the credit card on file. 

NSF Fees: An NSF Fee of $25.00 will be charged to your Vaughan Dance Academy account for any returned checks.

Extreme Weather: If District 202 cancels class or after school activities due to extreme weather, we will also cancel. Parents will be notified via e-mail, website and facebook pages. A make-up date will be offered. If a make-up date cannot be scheduled, a refund will be given.

Substitutions: Vaughan Dance Academy reserves the right to schedule a substitute teacher if the regular scheduled teacher is ill or is otherwise unable to teach class. If the studio cannot arrange a substitute teacher, a make-up date will be scheduled.

Dress Code: Required dancewear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes. Failure to wear required dancewear to class could result in students being asked to sit out the class. Repeated failure to wear the required dancewear could result in termination of lessons.  Students are not permitted to wear jeans or street shoes to any dance class. For safety reasons, dancers are not permitted to wear jewelry. Hair must be secured back in a bun, ponytail, or braids. Please make student’s dancewear with their initials.

Care of Students: A student should not be dropped off more than 10 minutes before class and picked up no later than 5 minutes after class. It is not the studio’s responsibility to provide before and after class care of students. Parents should stay at the studio for students under the age of 5yrs during class.

Behavior: Students are expected to follow appropriate dress codes for class. Students must conduct themselves properly at all times. They must show respect and cooperate with the instructor, assistant instructors and fellow class members. No food, gum or drinks are allowed in studio except for water bottles. Street shoes are not allowed in studios.

Lost Items: There are lost and found bins in lobbies and dressing rooms. Left items will be placed in lost and found bins by our receptionists at the end of each night. The studio is not responsible for left items. If you think you left something expensive, please call the studio as soon as possible and reception will check the bins.

Medical Release: A medical release must be signed before students can participate in class. Parents, legal guardians of minor students and adult students waive the right to legal action for any injury sustained on the school property for activities in class and any other activity conducted by student before or after class.

Photo Release: A photo release can be signed at registration. This is optional. It allows the studio permission to use photographs of your dancer for the website, brochures, posters and any other promotional materials made by the studio.

Contacting Instructors: Instructors cannot be contacted individually. If you need to call in an absences or have issues/concerns, please contact the studio. Please direct billing or other questions to the receptionist on duty. Disrupting class is not permitted.

Monday Holidays:  VDA and Innovation do not observe Monday holidays.  There will still be class on all Monday holidays except Labor Day and Memorial Day.

There are no exceptions to these policies and procedures.

 

Description of Classes & Attire:

Predance: Predance is offered to students ages 2-6, and is intended to be an introduction to dance technique.

Mommy & Me (2yrs): Creative Movement/Tumbling – 30 minutes

Tiny Tots (3yrs): Ballet/Tap/Tumbling – 45 minutes

Predance 1 (4yrs): Ballet/Tap/Tumbling – 1 hour

Predance 2 (5yrs): Ballet/Tap/Tumbling – 1 hour

Predance 3 (6yrs): Ballet/Jazz/Tumbling – 1 hour

Attire: Mommy & Me: Pink Ballet Slippers, Pink tights, Leotard (Any color). Tiny Tots: Pink Ballet Slippers, Black Tap Shoes, Pink Tights, Pink Leotard. Predance 1 & 2: Pink Ballet Slippers, Black Tap Shoes, Pink Tights, Black Leotard. Hair needs to be secured up in a bun, ponytail or braids. Predance 3: Pink Ballet Slippers, Pink Tights, Black Leotard. Hair needs to be secured up in a bun, ponytail or braids

Ballet: Our ballet classes consist of classical ballet technique in Cecchetti Method. Most classes will consist of barre work, center and a performance piece for the annual recital. Technical skills will vary upon level. Attire: Pink ballet slippers, black leotard and pink tights, hair secured in a bun.

Jazz: This discipline of dance is seen in musical theater, commercial and entertainment industries. Each class will teach technical skills and cover some terminology in ballet. Classes will consist of warm-up exercises, crossings, center combinations and a performance piece for the annual recital. Attire: Form fitting dancewear, slip-on black jazz shoes, hair secured back.

Tap: Our tap classes consist of tap technique and focus on steps and vocabulary. Taking tap technique helps students develop coordination and the ability to understand rhythms. Students will also learn a performance piece for the annual recital. Attire: Black tap shoes, form fitting dancewear. No jeans!

Lyrical: Lyrical is a form of dance that is done to contemporary music and is designed to express the music through movement. Some ballet and jazz terminology will be taught to students. Students will also perform a piece in the annual recital: Attire: Form fitting dancewear, dance paws, hair secured back.

Hip Hop: Hip Hop is a street style of dance that is fun and energetic. It is currently one of the most popular forms of dance and is seen in pop culture today. Class time will consist of strength exercises, breakdancing, combinations and learning a performance piece for the annual recital. Attire: Clothes that you can move in and gym shoes. No jeans!

Contemporary: Contemporary borrows from ballet and modern. It uses both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet and the contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance Students will also perform a piece in the annual recital: Attire: Form fitting dancewear, bare feet, hair secured back.

Dance Team Technique: This class focuses on the turns, leaps, tricks and extension work needed to pass a Poms audition or private dance team audition. This class is technique only. Intermediate/Advanced dancers only. Attire: Form fitting dancewear, slip-on jazz shoes, hair secured back.

Tumbling:

Beginning: No prerequisite, tumbling will focus on tumbling basics and form – somersaults, cartwheels, round-offs, handstands. Beginners will begin work on front and back walk-overs.

Intermediate I: prerequisite unassisted backbend and front limber, will focus on strengthening of fundamental skills and start back handsprings.

Intermediate II: prerequisite is front and back walkover unassisted in correct form, will continue work on back handsprings and start aerial work.

Advanced tumbling: prerequisite must have unassisted back handspring, and will work on power tumbling and aerial work. Attire: Form fitting dancewear, bare feet, hair secured back.

Boys Dance: (Ages 4-7yrs): This class is focused on giving boys the opportunity to learn both jazz and hip hop in an environment with boys only. Material will be geared towards movement meant for boy dancers. Students will also perform a piece in the annual recital: Attire: White Tank Top/T-Shirt, Black Shorts or Black Dance Pants, Black Socks, Good Gym Shoes.

 

Purchasing Dancewear: 

You can purchase dancewear at the following locations below: