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Rates & Policies

PAYMENT

Tuition may be divided into 5 payments throughout the dance season, which runs September 7th to June 8th.  These payments must be made by post-dated cheques dated September 1st, November 1st, January 1st, March 1st and May 1st at time of registration.  If submitting payment in full for the season, we accept cheque, cash (or e-transfer) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex or Discover). Registering online is also an option, provided you contact us beforehand and the link will be available to you closer to our registration dates.

 

These prices are based on our 35 week program and include all classes except Semi-Private, Solos and Duets:

 

1 class.......….5 payments of $85 plus HST

2 classes........5 payments of $160 plus HST

3 classes........5 payments of $240 plus HST

4 classes........5 payments of $320 plus HST

5 classes........5 payments of $383 plus HST

6 classes...…..5 payments of $459 plus HST

7 classes...…..5 payments of $506 plus HST

8 classes...…..5 payments of $578 plus HST

9 classes...…..5 payments of $651 plus HST

10 classes......5 payments of $723 plus HST

 

Semi-Private, Solos and Duets...................5 payments of $95 plus HST

Trial Classes...…………………………………..$15 plus HST each

 

 

DISCOUNTS

Multiple class and family discount has been applied for all class fees -- the more classes you take, the more you save per class (other than Semi-Private and Solo/Duet). After registering in 10 classes, all other classes are FREE (other than Semi-Private and Solo/Duet). There is NO registration fee unless registering online or for returning students registering after August 20th.

 

 

COSTUMES

Each student will purchase a costume per class for our recitals (other than Stretch & Strengthen, Pointe, Parent & Tot, Adult Tap and Exams). 50% of total fee will be added to the Term 1 payment, with the balance on the Term 4 payment. Fees are as follows:

 

Creative Movement

Beginner

Preliminary

All level 1 classes

Boys Hip Hop and Breakdance………………….$85 plus HST

 

Primary

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

All level 2 & 3 classes

Teen Class, Dance Cheer, Solo, Duet and Semi-Private...………..$95 plus HST

 

FEE POLICIES

 

      • HST of 13% is applicable on all fees posted
      • Five cheques are due upon registration dated September 1st, November 1st, January 1st, March 1st and May 1st OR payment in full for entire season paid by cheque, cash (or e-transfer), Visa or MasterCard. Registrations may also be made online.
      • Parent & Tot classes only may pay term by term (7 weeks) but payment must be made in advance
      • A 4% convenience fee will be applied to anyone registering online and an additional $25 for returning students only after August 20
      • Registration will be completed only with submission of all 5 term payments and/or payment in full
      • The costume deposit will be 50% of the total fee and due at registration, with the Term 1 payment. The 50% balance will be added to the Term 4 payment.
      • Each family is required to purchase a recital ticket package for our annual recitals which consists of 4 tickets (2 per show) for $60 plus HST.  This fee will be added to the Term 5 payment.   
      • NSF fee of $35 will apply per cheque or credit card payment - a replacement certified cheque or cash will only be accepted
      • Students may not participate in classes unless a full registration has been completed or a trial class is purchased
      • Cancelled registrations are non-refundable but any undeposited term payments will be returned
      • If enrolled in our exam classes, fees for the examination day and classes that extend beyond our regular season will be due in June
      • No refund for missed classes. In the event we cancel a class, we will make every effort to make it up *with the exception of situations beyond our control (ie: inclement weather)*
      • Trial classes are offered for $15 until October 26 -- after this time, students must register for the remainder of the season (Terms 2-5) 

 

RECITAL

 

      • Students are signed up for our 35 week program and are expected to participate in our annual recitals on June 12th and 13th, 2020, with our dress rehearsal on June 10th. Those who are not going to participate in the recitals, must give us notice by December 1st.
      • All classes will participate in the recital other than Stretch & Strengthen, Parent & Tot, Exams and Pointe (unless teacher allows in Ballet class)
      • Both recitals will be the same show, so all students are required to attend both days
      • Costume deposits will be added to the Term 1 payment
      • Costume balances will be added to the Term 4 payment
      • Recital ticket package will be added to the Term 5 payment

 

STUDIO POLICIES

 

    • Indoor dance shoes ONLY are permitted in our dance studio rooms to protect our dance flooring. All outdoor shoes must be kept outside in our designated shoe area in our lobby. 
    • No gum or food allowed in our dance studio rooms
    • JBSD is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles - please leave all valuables at home
    • All studio inquiries are to be directed to reception and/or Donna or Angie
    • Required attire is mandatory in ALL classes - please refer to our Dress Code page for exact descriptions  
    • Parents and siblings are asked to wait in our lobby while classes are being conducted and are not permitted in our dance studio rooms
    • Student placement is determined by the staff ONLY and cannot be requested by parents and/or students.  The owners and instructors place students by ability, experience and age.  
    • All students are expected to attend all scheduled classes unless they are ill.  Failure to attend all classes will not only affect their ability to keep up but will negatively affect the learning of other students in their class.  We keep record of attendance in each class for this reason and monitor this for future placement.
    • A minimum of 4 students is required in all of our standard group classes. If we do not receive sufficient registration, class levels will be combined into one class where possible.
    • Registration will be closed after October 26th (except for Stretch & Strengthen, Parent & Tot and Teen Class)
    • Mutual respect, between students and instructors, as well as between the students and each other, is a must. Courtesy and good manners are expected and will be enforced. At no time will bullying, rudeness or gossiping be tolerated.