Registration: All registration and health forms and registration fees are due prior to your first class starting. If there are any changes during the year you will need to notify us promptly.
Monthly Tuition Payments: Monthly tuition payments are due the first week of every month on your class day, September - June. You may pay by cash or personal check. Checks are to be made payable to: Tre Bella's Dance Studio. A $15 late fee will be applied if we have not received your payment by the second Thursday of the month. Our prices listed are our cash / check discount prices, if you choose to pay via Venmo (@trebellas) please add 3% to your total you are paying. We will begin accepting Mastercard and Visa.
$20 will be added for each additional week after the second Thursday until payment is made. Please note, students will be suspended from attending class if you are past the second Thursday of the month. There will be a returned check fee of $30.00. Monthly tuition is the same each month as there are more weeks in some months than there will be in others. If your child cannot continue taking lessons from our studio, we ask to be notified or fees will continue to be charged. NOTE: monthly tuition payments are not refundable.
Class/Schedule Changes:We will announce any class schedule changes as early as possible during the start of September. If some classes are too full and we need to offer multiples of that class or if enrollment in a class is too low we may need to cancel or combine a class. We will make every effort to notify parents as soon as we are able. At the time the class is rescheduled to a new time and/or day, any fees you have paid that month will be refunded if you cannot attend the new time/day, however if you stay enrolled there will be no refunds of monthly tuition.
Class Cancellations: We will post cancellations due to weather on our Facebook page, and send out an email to those email addresses provided on registration forms. You will not receive a personal phone call since there are too many parents to notify, and we want to reach as many as we can as quick as we can. If schools are closed due to bad weather or holidays it doesn't mean the studio will be closed, we will provide a list of holiday closings at the beginning of each season. Make-up classes may be offered during an alternate class time if we are closed due to weather; we will not always be able to accommodate make-up classes due to scheduling at times.
Dance Attire: All students are required to wear appropriate dance attire and shoes. Ballet students must wear black leotards with pink tights and ballet shoes (boys may wear black shorts and black t-shirt or tank top). For all other styles students must wear leotards with tights or tank tops/sports-bra with boy shorts (spandex shorts). No jewelry. For hip hop classes, students should be dressed comfortably, with sweat pants and baggy t-shirt or shorts with a hoodie or baggy t-shirt. Students may wear sneakers (no shoes that have been worn outside please).
Dance Hair: All dancers are required to have their hair up in a tight bun. If students have bangs that hang in their face they need to be pulled back. If students come to class with their hair down they will be asked to buy a hair tie at a very low cost to pull their hair up for class.
Shoes: Teachers will let you know what shoes will be needed at the beginning of the year. All combo classes, ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop classes will require shoes. Combo classes will typically need ballet and tap shoes. If you have questions before the season starts please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Being Prepared for Class & Respectful to Teachers: Students should be prepared for class 5 minutes prior to their class time (in their appropriate attire and shoes with their hair up). Students are asked to use the bathroom during this time as well if they need to, otherwise bathroom breaks should really only be taken during the first 5 minutes of class, otherwise it can disrupt the rest of the class (note: children need to be potty trained to attend class). All students need to be respectful of their teachers or they will be asked to sit out.
Parents Watching Classes: Parents will be invited into each class one time during the month to watch their student’s progress for 5 minutes of that class, this will always be the last class of the month for the last 5 minutes during the months of Oct-May (not Sept).
Waiting Between Classes: Parents are responsible for making sure students are on time and ready for their classes. If there is a long gap between classes it is NOT ok for parents to leave the students at the studio for long periods of time waiting for their next class.
Photographs: From time to time we will take pictures of students in the studio and at events we hold. Some will be used on our website and Facebook page. Parents agree that the photos are released to us for use and are not entitled to any payment for the photos. We may publish them on our website and Facebook page.
Personal Items:You are responsible for any and all items you, and/or your child bring in to the dance studio.
Taking Care of our Studio: Students are asked to pick-up after themselves. There will be specific spaces for coats and bags, items should not be left around the studio floors or waiting areas.
Recital Costumes: Each student will be required to buy a costume and tights for each class they attend for the end of year recital. The combo classes for students will require two costumes for their combo class. In general costume fees will range $45-$80, however this is subject to change based on the style of dance, and several other factors. Talk to your dance teacher at the beginning of the year if you need a better idea of costume cost. Also, be sure to check-out our fundraiser opportunities to help with costume fees. Costume fees will be due the first week in November. Please note, if costumes require any sewing alterations for your child this will be something you will need to do yourself or we can recommend people who charge reasonable rates. **We will hopefully hold 1-2 fundraisers during the year to help pay for costume fees - These will be optional.
Recital: Recital is held in June. There will be two final rehearsals prior to recital for all students, this will typically be the Wednesday and Thursday before recital, however may change due to the location availability. All students are required to attend final rehearsal.
Other: No gum chewing or food will be allowed in the dance studio rooms.
Competitions: We are a competitive dance school in addition to our regular classes! Please note, competition students will need to buy accessories and extra tights on top of the above mentioned costume fees. See the office or email us at: email@example.com for more information on competition.
Additional Policies During this COVID time: Please note, the following policies are subject to change under the guidance of NYS and the Tompkins County Health dept. We will communicate any changes to registered students via email and will also post an update here as we need to.
No one should attend class if they are sick or have any COVID symptoms, please do your own self checks at home before coming to the studio.
Our waiting room is open, while dancers are in class.
Hand sanitizing stations will remain available for use throughout the studio.
Tre Bella's Dance Studio Located at 50 Lewis St Dryden, NY 13053