Policies

Registration

An annual non-refundable fee is required at registration. Sibling registration is free. Classes are confirmed with completed registration including payment plan. 

Payment of Fees

Tuition is paid by automatic bank account or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Our preferred method of payment is checking account. Debit cards are not accepted. All withdrawals occur on the 1st of the month. Tuition is based on the season September-June. As a convenience, it is broken into 10 monthly payments. By registering, you authorize the studio to electronically debit your bank account. Any NSF paper check or auto-debit transactions will incur a $20 NSF fee.

 

Recital

All students are automatically registered for the recital. If a student is not participating in the recital, a Recital Non-Participation form must be filled out by guardian, by October 31st. If a form is not filled out by October 31st, the account on file will be charged for costumes. No student or class is permitted to perform choreography or use costumes in any outside venue before the recital or end of competition season. All families receive a free recital DVD, two free recital tickets per child and a practice CD of their music. ($90.00 value!)

 

Costumes Fees

Costume fees will be charged to the automatic bank account or credit card, V/MC on file. Competition & Performing Group costume charges occur on September 15th. Recital costume charges occur on November 15th. Costume fees are non-refundable once charged.

 

Withdrawal and Refunds

A one-month notice from the 1st of the month is required to discontinue any class. Withdrawal must be done in person with the school office, not the teacher. There are no refunds for withdrawals after March 1st; if a student withdraws after March 1st the account on file will be charged for the balance of the year's tuition. There are no refunds for missed lessons. Dance students are permitted five make-up lessons per class, per season. Make-up lessons cannot be transferred from season to season, siblings or other programs. Make-up classes are available through April 15th. 

 

Private Lessons

Cancellations and rescheduling must be made 48 hours prior to the scheduled lesson. Private lessons may be rescheduled up to two times a year. Rescheduling must be done with the same teacher based on their availability. "No shows" are not eligible for make-ups and there are no credits for missed lessons.

 

Inclement Weather

It is the parent's responsibility to go to our Facebook page or call the studio one hour prior to class time for information on school closings. Make up classes may be taken.

 

Dress Code

Required dancewear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes. Leotard colors: PS/PK pink, K/1 lavender, Grade 2&up black. Shoe colors: pink ballet, tan flat tap shoes, tan jazz shoes, tan lyrical turners. Boys wear all black shoes. Click here to download dance shoe requirements for each class. Students are not permitted to wear street clothes or street shoes. Any dancewear or shoes that you need are carried in Sharon's Store.

 

Parent/Guardian Responsibility

Parents must agree to have their child dressed appropriately for class. They must agree to drop off and pick up their child on time. Parents also agree to regularly check the studio calendar to ensure they are informed on dates and events. They agree to inform the studio of any address, telephone number or account changes.

 

Photo Release

The school is hereby granted permission to take photographs and/or videos of the students to use in brochures, websites, posters, advertisements and other promotional materials the school creates. Permission is also hereby granted for the school to copyright such photographs in its name. 

 

Class Size

A minimum of six students is required to keep a class open.

Click here to download a copy of our policies. 

Sharon's Studio of Dance and Music is conveniently located in Whippany, just minutes from Morristown, Morris Plains, Hanover Township, Florham Park, East Hanover, Cedar Knolls, Parsippany, Lake Hiawatha, Pine Brook, Convent Station, Towaco, Denville, Randolph, Boonton, located in Morris County and Livingston located in Essex County.

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