Our Policies

REGISTRATION
Register Online at: ClassicImageDance.com
Registration for the 2020-21 season will begin on Saturday, June 6, at 8:00am

Registration will also be accepted at the studio via a studio kiosk.

MEMBERSHIP FEE
A seasonal Membership Fee is required to participate in classes at Inspire Arts, LLC dba Classic Image Dance (“CID”) and is charged at the time of registration. CID offers 3 tiers of membership, providing a great fit for all levels of students. Families may upgrade their membership within 30 days of registration. Membership Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

2020-2021 CALENDAR (CLASSES BEGIN AUG. 5TH)
Sept. 7Labor Day - Studio Closed
Oct. 5-10Fall Break - No classes
Oct. 15Recital Fees Due
Nov. 15Recital Costume Fees Due
Nov. 24-28Thanksgiving Holiday - Studio Closed
Dec. 14-19Holiday Celebration Week
Dec. 20 - Jan. 3Holiday Break - No classes
Mar. 8-13Spring Break - No classes
Apr. 2-4Easter Break - Studio Closed
Apr. 26-May 1Recital Costume Week (in all classes)
May 14-15Recital Pictures
Jun. 7-8In-Studio Recital Rehearsals (tentative)
Jun. 10Recital Dress Rehearsal (tentative)
Jun. 12Spring Recital Extravaganza (tentative)
TUITION FEES & PAYMENTS
  • Tuition rates are for the full season (including studio holidays), from August 10 through June 12 (or the day of the Spring Recital Extravaganza), not by the number of classes in the month. A full season of dance includes a minimum of 38 lessons. Tuition fees are paid monthly or annually. Refunds for annual tuition can be requested until February 28 and are subject to a 15% processing fee after the 30-day notice.
  • After registering (paying last month’s tuition + membership fee), monthly tuition (Aug-June) must be paid by automatic EFT or automatic credit card payment. Tuition will be debited from your account (or charged to your credit card) on the 25th day of each remaining month (July-May). There is a 3.5% convenience fee on credit or debit card payments. To avoid this fee, cash or check payments will be accepted until the 24th of each month, or choose the EFT option.
  • Accounts not paid within the terms are subject to an accruing 5% monthly finance charge and discontinued services until paid. Accounts more than 60 days past due may be submitted to collection services.
  • Recital Fees ($75 per student) will be charged to your account on October 15th, unless you have selected the Growth or Elite Membership Levels which include the Recital Fee. If your dancer will not be participating in the Spring Recital Extravaganza, a Recital Opt-Out form must be completed by October 10th, or within 2 weeks of registering for classes. Recital fees are non-refundable. The $75 Recital Fee includes access to recital practice music and videos, complimentary minor alterations on recital costumes, a Recital T-shirt, 1 digital download of the recital performance, an end of season yearbook.
  • Recital Costume fees will be charged to your account on November 15th or at the time of registration if after November 15th. Recital costume fees are non-refundable. Please refer to the Class Schedule or the Parent/Student Handbook for costume pricing.

ROLLOVER REGISTRATION
For your convenience, and to reserve space for the following season, seasonal membership fees will be automatically renewed and applied to your account on May 1, 2021, unless a Rollover Registration Opt-Out form is completed in the office before that date.

DISCOUNTS
  • With the Growth & Elite Membership Levels, siblings receive a 10% discount on the smaller tuition account for regular school year classes. No sibling discounts are offered for summer classes, special events, guest artists, membership fees or for Performing Group AIB.
  • Dancers are encouraged to take advantage of our Multi-Class Discounts for maximum progress & value. Please refer to the Class Schedule page for details.

NSF PAYMENTS
NSF on paper checks, auto-debit or auto-charge payments will incur a $20 NSF fee which will be paid at the front desk along with tuition

WITHDRAWAL FROM CLASS
There is a two month minimum for all lessons. One-month notice from the first of the month is required to discontinue any payments. To withdraw, a parent must complete and sign a withdrawal form. Automatic bank debiting or credit card charges will stop after the one-month notice period.

PRIVATE LESSON CANCELLATION POLICY
All private lessons cancelled with more than 24 hours notice will receive a full studio credit. No-show lessons or lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the full amount.

RESCHEDULING AND SUBSTITUTION
  • CID reserves the right to provide a substitute or replacement teacher as CID may deem necessary.
  • CID reserves the right to reschedule or combine classes.
  • CID reserves the right to deliver class content via an online system in the event that classes are not ale to be conducted live for any reason, including, but not limited to: weather, teacher absence, governmental advisory, or act of God.

REFUNDS/CREDITS ON ACCOUNT
  • Tuition, membership fees, recital fees and costume fees are not refundable for any reason. Refunds are only issued when CID cancels a class due to low enrollment.
  • Account credit will be issued when the student or parent initiates the schedule change. Credit will be applied to any CID tuition or fees due within one year.
  • No refunds will be given if a similar online class is provided in place of an in-studio class.

5 WAYS TO LEARN
CID offers a variety of service options, including private instruction, small group instruction, traditional classes, online instruction and pre-recorded classes to meet the needs of students and staff, as well as for the ability to main service continuity in any situation.

SAFER STUDIO POLICY
CID requires all staff and students to stay home when they are ill or experiencing any symptoms associated with any illness or communicable condition. In order to reduce community spread of COVID-19 and other communicable illnesses and conditions, we follow best practices and recommendations from our local health department and from our industry associations - More Than Just Great Dancing!® and Youth Protection Advocates in Dance. CID understands that unlike older children and adults, young children cannot be expected to maintain social distancing at all times. Therefore CID focuses on a hierarchy of measures beginning with keeping ill people home, followed by frequent hand cleaning and good hygiene practices, amplified cleaning, and curricular and facility adaptations to minimize contact and mingling where possible. All studio classes are backed up on an online learning platform. In the event a class is unable to be held at the studio, classes will convert to an online learning platform until in-studio classes can resume. CID is committed to providing a safer dance studio experience. Accordingly, CID emphasizes “safety first,” and that it is each member and each member’s parent/guardian’s responsibility to promote safety in the dance studio to the extent that such promotion is within their control. By remaining safety-conscious, all members and their parents/guardians can protect themselves and their peers. All members and their guardians are encouraged to bring any concerns relating to health and safety to CID personnel, regardless of how minor the concern may be, as prompt reporting enables CID to assess and, if necessary, revise/correct any potential health or safety hazards. CID will continue to monitor and update its policies relating to the health and safety of all persons involved with CID, and will continue to take all commercially reasonable steps to advance the health and safety of all members and other persons.
LOST AND FOUND AND SECURITY
  • A lost and found tub is located in the lobby. Please check the lost and found tub regularly as all lost and found items are donated to Goodwill on the 30th of each month.
  • Security cameras are located in public areas for safety and security. CID does not make security or video data available to students or parents.
  • CID is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please do not leave belongings unattended.
  • Dancers are encouraged to take dance bags into classrooms with them. Lobby cubbies are available for dance bags and personal items during classes as well.
  • Lockers are also available for rent for your security and convenience.

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
At CID we go to great lengths to keep you informed and up to date on regular studio happenings:
  • Monthly E-Newsletters, Email, Facebook and Lobby Communication Center
  • Follow @classicimagedance on Facebook and Instagram for weekly updates
  • Join our CID Parent & Student Community Page on Facebook to connect with faculty and families
  • Recital Handbook - given out at Costume Week and published on our Recital Website
  • Conferences - Available for students in our Graded Technique Program
  • Questions - We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your dancer or our programs. Let us know if we can help you in any way.
CONTINUOUS PARENT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
CID uses a “green, yellow, red” system of continuous parent communications regarding the status of classes, which can be found in the top right-hand corner of our website and social media. Green indicates to attend face-to-face classes as usual. Yellow indicates a cautionary change to service delivery, so please check your email. Red indicates clients should stay home and attend class online.

ATTENDANCE
Regular attendance is vital to student progress and group choreography. Please make every effort to attend each class. Students may make up missed classes until April 1. If you miss more than two of the final eight classes before recital you may be dismissed from participating in the recital routine at the discretion of the teacher. Please report all absences via the website link or by calling the studio.

PARENT OBSERVATION
The last 5 minutes of the last lesson of each month is open to observations. During our Holiday Celebration Week, you are invited to be our guests in the classroom for the entire lesson. Other in-class observation is at the teacher’s discretion. We ask that you observe quietly, that cell phones be turned off, and that siblings are monitored and quiet during observations. At all other times, observation from the lobby is available on our television monitor or via a live stream from your customer portal account.

EXTREME WEATHER OR UNEXPECTED INTERRUPTION OF CLASSES
In the event of extreme weather or events beyond our control, such as power outages, an email will be sent and a Facebook post will be made by 2:00pm if classes are cancelled (by 8:30am for morning classes). Please note we do not necessarily follow school closings. Any cancelled classes may be made up on your own time from our regular schedule of in-person and on-line classes based upon availability. In the event there is not a make up class available, a replacement class will be scheduled.

DRESS CODE
Proper attire, shoes and hair etiquette are required for all classes. Failure to wear required dance wear to class could result in students being asked to sit out the class. Repeated failure to wear required dance wear could result in the termination of lessons. Students are not permitted to wear jeans or shoes worn on the street or outdoors to any class. For safety reasons, dancers and tumblers are not allowed to wear any jewelry. Long hair must be pulled away from the face. Dress code is available in the Parent/Student Handbook and on the Class Schedule sheets.

SPRING RECITAL COSTUME ORDERS/EXCHANGES
  • All classes have a costume unless noted on the schedule.
  • Spring Recital Costumes will be paid by a EFT or automatic credit card payment on November 15 and are not refundable after November 30. Costumes are ordered over Thanksgiving Break. Costumes will not be ordered unless payment is received in full.
  • Students are measured for costumes in classes in early November and they will be delivered to you the last week of April at Costume Week. If a costume does not fit, we are able to exchange during Costume Week only at no cost to you, with its original packaging. After Costume Week, there may be additional shipping/handling fees and /or limited availability.

SPRING RECITAL
  • Each June, we end our season with our fully-staged, professional Spring Recital Extravaganza. We encourage, but do not require participation.
  • Spring Recital dates and mandatory rehearsal dates are published in the Parent/Student Handbook in August and in Newsletters from November-June. Specific show assignments are published in the February Newsletter. Specific rehearsal assignments are tentatively published in the March Newsletter.
  • Special requests to adjust rehearsal and recital times are accepted until January 31st. We attempt to accommodate every school’s activities while meeting the technical demands of the show.
  • Tickets will be available for purchase through a ticketing service starting in April (date TBA). Ticket prices typically range from $17-$23 depending on venue.

CARE OF STUDENTS
The school is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time periods before or after their classes. All students should be escorted by a parent/guardian into the studio and brought to their appropriate class room. All parents are responsible for making sure their child safely enters our school, regardless of their age. They are NOT allowed to be dropped off at the curb with the assumption of CID staff and/or faculty being present. Parents/Guardians are requested to be in the school’s vicinity within 5 minutes of their child’s dismal from class. A courtesy call should be made if the parent/guardian of the student will be late, allowing the instructor and student to be notified in a timely manner. Dancers with multiple classes in a night should bring homework, a book to read or other activity to quietly occupy any time between their classes.

CELL PHONES
We ask that all students leave their cell phones at home. Students are welcome to use the studio phone to communicate with parents when necessary or vice versa. For students bringing their cell phones with them to the studio, they are required to turn them in to the front desk upon arrival for safe keeping. Cell phones, under no circumstances, are ever allowed in bathrooms or dressing rooms, or rooms used as dressing rooms during special events. CID is not responsible for any content students access on their cell phones or other electronic devices while at the studio.

LOCKERS
Lockers are available for rent for $50 per year per locker. When renting a locker, students must turn their lock code in to the desk within 3 days of rental. Locks found on lockers not rented, will be cut off and contents will be available at the desk. All lockers are subject to search by CID management.

CLASS PLACEMENT
Class placement and advancement are determined solely by the instructor. Dance education requires “hands-on” instruction as well as verbal instruction. Instructors will regularly correct your child by touching their arms, legs, feet, hips, back and head to move them to the correct position. Instructors will also verbally correct your child during the class and offer encouraging feedback. Students will spend an average of 2 years in each graded technique level - a learning year and a leading year.

SUMMER CAMPS & CLASSES
A 50% deposit is due for all summer camps and classes at the time of registration with the balance due in full on June 1st. Refunds, less a 15% processing fee will be issued until May 1st only.