1100 N TUTTLE AVE #17 • SARASOTA, FL • INFO@SARASOTADANCEACADEMY.COM • (941) 465-3230
OVERVIEW OF POLICIES
By enrolling, you are agreeing to adhere to these and the full written policies.
1. A $40 Enrollment Fee ($65 Family) is due at the time or registration. Students registering receive their uniform leotard FREE.
2. For your convenience payments include, yearly tuition, performance fees for all performances, all costumes: Winter costume rental and the purchase of your child’s Spring costumes for the Spring Showcase. It also includes all professional performance pictures of both productions! Tuition Payments are based on a yearly fee and broken into equal payments due monthly FALL SESSION (September-December) and/or SPRING SESSION (February-June). Tuition is not to be pro-rated due to holidays or missed classes. No refunds are given for tuition.
3. Auto Payments for tuition will process on the 1st of each month. Payments that cannot be processed within 2 days of the payment due date will incur a
$25 late fee. If you need another day up through the 7th of the month for payment to be withdrawn, you can contact our office. No exceptions will be made
for late payments unless prior arrangements have been made with our office. We understand that circumstances arise, but arrangement request cannot be
habitual. Accounts are allowed two special arrangements request per year. If accounts exceed two request a late fee will apply, NO EXCEPTIONS.
4. It is your responsibility to keep a current and active card on file. If payments are not able to be processed due to an inactive or expired card, a late fee of
$25 will apply within two days if not corrected when notified via email.
5. A 30-day written or emailed withdrawal notice is required in advance of a student ending lessons, before the end of the Session.
The Tuition Payment will still be owed for that month. The student may continue classes during that month the notice was given for. If a
student abruptly withdraws from the program without notice given, all fees will still be due for that month. If it is in the middle of a month,
all tuition payments and fees are due for that month and the next month following. There are no refunds given on tuition payments that have
already been made, in part or in whole.
6. A working email address must be provided to register and activate the account. SDA will send communications through email to the
account holder. Account statements, newsletters and other information will be delivered to you via email. You understand that it is the account
holder’s responsibility to review all statements and all information that is emailed throughout the year. If other responsible parties need to be
updated with Newsletters and information, you can provide us with a 2nd email.
7. You agree and understand the mportance of reading each Newsletter and/or email that is sent, as they contain valuable information pertaining to the
students dance education and commitments that both student and parent have with the studio.
8. Students participating in an Class Award will owe fees for their given level. The fee is $56 and due NO LATER than December 1st. Every student is eligible for RAD Class Awards in Petite Steps Levels 1 and 2. Participation is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged. The Examination tour takes place at the end of March by a qualified RAD Examiner.
9. All students must adhere to SDA’s Uniform and hair dress code. A regulation tutu dress (provided) and pink tights, must be worn to all classes. Hair for all classes MUST be worn in a secure bun. If hair is too short, it must be securely pulled off the face with no fly-aways. Students who are not properly dressed for class will not be able to participate. I also understand that as a parent it is my responsibility to uphold the dress requirements and make sure that your child is prepared for class.
10. Punctual and consistent attendance is expected of all SDA students. Students who arrive late for class may be asked to sit and observe if a valid excuse is not given by the parent for the tardiness. Habitual absences not only affects the students ability to learn and progress, it also affects the class as a whole and the ability to prepare dances and move forward with all students maintaining the same level of skill.
11. If a student has to miss a class it is encouraged that the student make up any classes missed. No refunds or credits are given for any missed classes.