STUDIO POLICIES

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR​

  • The first day of STUDIO Classes for the 2022-23 season is Monday, August 29, 2022.

  • No classes & offices closed Labor Day: Monday, September 5, 2022.

  • Thanksgiving Break (no classes): Wednesday, November 23 - Sunday, November 27, 2022.

  • Winter Break (no classes): Monday, December 19, 2022 - Sunday, January 1, 2023. STUDIO Classes resume on January 2, 2023.

  • Spring Break (no classes): Monday, April 10 - Sunday, April 16, 2022.

  • STUDIO classes for our 2022-23 season run through Saturday, May 27, 2023

  • Traveling classes vary by location for start and end dates.

  • Closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023

  • Closed every 4th of July. (We DO have classes Saturday, July 2, 2022)

DANCE MOVES POLICIES:

Potty Training

  • All dancers must be fully potty trained in order to participate in any Dance Moves of Charleston activities. 

 

Tuition Policies

  • Dance Moves requires you to keep an up-to-date method of payment on file in your online account. If you do not provide this we will be asking you to do so before classes begin.  This can be a credit or debit (see fees below) or an ACH routing number (no fees apply). 

  • All tuition is due on the 1st of every month September through May for the school year and paid in full for the Summer season. 

  • If tuition or open balances are not already paid by the 15th, your method of payment on file will be AUTOMATICALLY RUN (even if you are NOT on auto draft) for any open balances including but not limited to tuitions, fees, dance apparel sales, etc. No exceptions.  

  • A $15 late fee will apply to all unpaid tuition that was declined or not able to be run on the 15th, and children will not be able to attend class unless this is paid. 

  • Tuition during the school year (September through May) is one fee, divided evenly into 9 monthly payments even when there are holidays or closings and we do not prorate tuition. 

  • Dance Moves of Charleston does not give credit, refunds, and/or prorating for class(es) missed due to holidays, vacations, illness, pandemics, state-wide closings, or weather.

  • There is a $25 registration fee per student yearly.

  • There is one 10% discount eligible for each family.  During the school year, this includes multiple classes and siblings. There are NO discounts for summer camps.

  • We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Please note a 2.5% processing fee will be applied to all non-cash payments. We also offer ACH and accept checks and cash which do not have a processing fee. 

 

Sickness 

  • We have a stay-at-home policy for sickness. Please do NOT bring your child to Dance Moves if they are showing any sign of sickness or have a fever.

  • If a child complains of or shows any signs of sickness once they come into Dance Moves the parent will be called to pick them up immediately. 

 

Dress Code

  • Dance Moves does require a Dress Code. Please click here to see what that is for your child. We sell dancewear in the studio and also have an online store for your convenience. 

 

Makeup Policy

  • Each dancer may take up to two makeup classes per class per semester. Make-up classes must be scheduled within the same semester as the missed class. Make-up classes MUST be pre-scheduled through the studio office. Missed make-up classes will still count toward the 2 maximum make-up classes per class, per semester policy.

 

 

Drop off and Pick up Policy

  • To keep sickness down and to keep your children safe all Dance Moves classes, camps, events, etc. are drop off only. Drop off occurs 5 minutes before class at the glass doors. Your child will be greeted by one of our staff and taken safely to their classroom. 

  • Parents are not allowed to hang out in the lobby or go in the rooms at both the studios and schools. 

  • Parents are encouraged to schedule a studio tour where we can show you around and you can meet our staff. We look forward to meeting you. 

  • Children should be picked up no later than 5 minutes after their class is done. Pick up is also at the glass doors. 

 

Cancellations and Refunds for Classes, Programs, and Camps

  • Classes: School year classes (September-May) require a 2-week cancellation. If your card is run as a result of us not knowing about you dropping, no refunds will be given. Refunds are only given for tuition. NO refunds for the registration fee, but this is valid for the entire year. 

  • Summer Classes: Summer classes require a 2-week cancellation notice and only account credit is available.

  • Programs (parent night out, special classes, etc) require a week’s notice of cancellation and only credit is available. Last-minute cancellations are not eligible for refunds or credits. 

  • Camps: Camps require a 3-week cancellation policy to receive a refund. Due to the popularity of our camps, we do require a $50 camp fee which is non-refundable. If something comes up, and you cancel before the 3 weeks you will be refunded the amount minus the $50 camp fee. After 3 weeks, we can not offer any refunds or credits. We are happy to reschedule your week for another at no charge. 

  • Birthday Parties: Birthday party deposits are not refundable.

 

Email & Communication Policy

  • Dance Moves does communication via email. Make sure you are checking your spam folder for such communication. Dance Moves is not responsible for emails going into spam. Emails from Dance Moves will be sent from addresses that end with @dancemovesofcharleston.com as well as our system email no-reply@thestudiodirector.biz.  Make sure you are set to receive these in your INBOX

RECITAL POLICIES: Please click here to see all recital policies

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