RATES & FEES:
All classes require non-refundable registration fee of $15 per student/$25 per family and one month of dance tuition paid up front. For dancers registering for the season this would include dance tuition for May 2022. Tuition for August and June will be prorated to half's month tuition.
All tuition rates per month are as follows for the fall and spring semesters:
Rates for 2020-2021 Season:
Ballet V & Adv. Pointe: $110
Ballet IV & Int. Pointe: $110
Ballet III & Beg. Pointe: $95
One and a half hour class: $65
One hour class: $50
Forty-five min. class: $45
Half hour class: $35
Drop in Class: $15
Senior Solo: $90 (1/2 hr.) 1 student
Unlimited Classes: $285/month
5% off pay for an entire semester
10% off pay for entire year of dance
10% off tuition of families of 3 or more
20% off tuition of familes of 5 or more
$285 for unlimited classes
Other Fees & Prices:
Drop-in School Year: $15/class
Costume Prices: Range from $45-$100 per student per class
Costume Rentals: $25-$50
Ticket prices: $15 with $1.60 fee at the door $20 with a $1.80 fee
Personalized Window Stickers with FRDC logo: $10
Program ads are all in black and white unless otherwise specified.
One quarter page ads are $20.00
Half page ads are 5 x 4 inches at $35.00
Full page ads are 5 x 8 inches at $50.00
Quarter third page ads: $30.00
Two third page ads: $50.00
Full page ads are 5 x 8 inches: $100.00
Full page back or front inside cover: $125.00
Full page back cover in color: $150.00
Students are not considered registered until registration form is filled out, policy & procedure is signed and dated, and a non-refundable registration fee and one month's payment (May 2022) has been received.
Students with outstanding balances from previous classes will not be considered registered until all outstanding balances are paid.
Class schedules are subject to change. A notice in advance will be given.
Tuition is due by the 1st of the month. A late fee of $15 per student per month will apply after the 15th of each month.
Refunds for missed classes or cancellations will not be given. See class cancellation and snow day policies.
Monthly tuition is based on four classes per payment. This includes dress rehearsals for upcoming performances.
If you are facing financial hardship, please contact Flat River Dance Company as soon as possible to make alternative arrangements for payment. We will make every effort to work with you to ensure your child continues their dance education uninterrupted.
Tuition payments are non-refundable, but may be applied as a credit for future tuition, registration fees, or costumes. They cannot be used a credit for show tickets. All credits are non-transferable to other students.
CLASS CANCELLATIONS & SNOW DAYS:
Flat River Dance Company will cancel classes due to inclement weather at the discretion of the instructors. Cancellations will be posted on WOOD TV 8 and WZZM 13 if possible. If the evening events are cancelled by the Greenville Public schools this does not necessarily mean our classes will be cancelled. Please call if you have any questions on class cancellations. You may also look for cancellations on our website www.flatriverdancecompany.com and on our Facebook page.
Flat River Dance Company will also close due to world events affecting the safety of our students. As in 9-11.
Every effort will be made to secure to substitute teacher on the event that the teacher unable to teach a class due to personal or family reason. In the event that a substitute is not available, that class will be cancelled and arrangements will be made for a make-up class at a later date or classes added to the end of our calendar year.
If a student misses a class and the provided make up classes no further make up classes or refunds will be given.
DROPPING A CLASS:
Students who wish to drop a class for any reason must fill out a drop form from the studio. You will be responsible for all payment due to the date of the receipt form in the studio. If student is dropping after the first of the month you must still pay for the full month.
For all new students, students adding a class, or current students, a grace period of two classes in which you will be allowed to drop class without being locked into pay all monthly payments for the remaining semester. After you second class you are required to pay the full tuition for the remaining semester. Which are September through December or January through June.
Students dropping classes after the month of December are responsible for all remaining months, which are January through June. This is because were not given notice to allow us to fill your students place for the second semester.
Students dropping classes after being measured for costume orders or failing to notify Flat River Dance Company, that they were not going to take part in upcoming performance will be responsible for payment of costumes.
Classes can be dropped or cancelled due to lack of minimum enrollment at the discretion of Flat River Dance Company. All efforts will be made to accommodate students in an alternate class.
Students are not required to take part in any performances. If your student chooses not to take part for any reason please notify Flat River Dance Company as soon as possible.
Two performances per year are performed. One performance will be in December or January, and the other at the end of the school year in June.
Students are asked to wear proper dance shoes and attire during class. The dress code is based on classical standards of ballet. Dress codes help students focus better in class because they are not distracted by loose or cumbersome clothing. Proper dress code also allows the teacher to correct alignment and placement. Additionally, dress code prepares students for performance, and they feel pride in themselves when appearance is neat and clean.
The following is the dress code:
Ballet & Pre Ballet
Leotard - Any solid colored leotard Tights-Pink footed tights/convertible tights
Pre Ballet I, II, & III
Leotards with skirts attached are allowed, Leotards with skirts separate are also allowed.
Undergarments - No undergarments should be worn under leotards and tights. Ladies' tights serve as underwear beneath their leotards (be sure to buy dance tights which have a cotton crotch). Undergarments inhibit the ability to move and dance freely.
Ballet shoes - Pink ballet slippers with soft, pliable sole; elastic sewn on shoe prior to class (not tied and wrapped underneath); drawstrings cut and tucked into shoe (no bows on top of shoes). Ballet shoes can be canvas or leather.
Pointe shoes - All pointe shoes must be reviewed and approved by School Owners prior to sewing them or wearing them for class.
Although pointe shoes are exciting for younger dancers, they can cause serious injury if one's ankles and feet are not ready for them. Please do not allow younger dancers to try on pointe shoes. Pointe work begins in the Intermediate level with permission and advisement of the School Owners and a minimum age of ten.
Hair-secured off face; a bun is required for all ballet levels I, II, III, IV, & V and up for safety of eyes. Pre Ballet I, II, III hair may be in a high pony tail. Please have plenty of hairnets, hair pins, clips, and hair bands available to neatly put up hair; hairspray and hair gel should be used. A separate smaller bag kept in your dance bag is recommended to store hair supplies.
Solid color leotard and tights any solid color (no designs, patterns, or writing). (Recommended tight color: black) Hair must be pulled back and secured in a high pony tail. NO BOOTY SHORTS ALLOWED! No Midriffs showing.
Jazz shoes: Jazz I & II: tan jazz shoes
Leotards, leggings, sweatpants or other loose-fitting athletic pants and a tank top or t-shirt. Sneakers not worn outside. Clean shoes.
Leotard and tights any color (recommended tight color: black)
Contemporary shoes: dance paws, lyrical shoes, or bare feet
Gentlemen -black or white ballet shoes, black tights, dance belt, solid white t-shirt (no writing or designs), hair neat and secured off face if long.
Warm-ups-Form-fitting warm-ups (tight solid-colored ballet sweaters, leg warmers, ballet skirts) are permitted only at the discretion of each teacher.
Accessories-Absolutely NO watches, bracelets, or necklaces. Small stud earrings are okay, no large earrings. Absolutely NO sweatshirts, sweatpants, over sized shirts, or loose fitting clothing.
All of the above requirements are expected to be followed or the student may not be able to participate in class. Teachers will ask students to correct any dress code violations prior to class. If there are ongoing dress code problems with a student, the student will be asked to sit out of class until the issues are resolved. (We all mess up on occasion, but expect to be given no more than three chances per semester. Other sports and activities require certain equipment and attire, ballet is no different.)
As part of a student's training, it is important for the student to learn and respect the rules, traditions, and class etiquette followed by the dance and theatre world.
Promptness and Attendance
Guidelines for Parents
Note: Parents of younger children are encouraged to speak with the child's teacher concerning access to dressing room prior to class.
It is NOT required for students to take more than one class a week per category (ballet, jazz, pointe), although it is highly encouraged to take multiple classes to advance in technique, placement, artistry & performance ability & skills.
Class placements are based on skill level, attainment of curriculum goals, and age. However, the age of one student may differ from other students in a class, and students are placed in the level that will encourage the most progress. A dancer should be challenged but not overwhelmed. All class placements are ultimately determined by the School Director under the advisement of the student's most recent instructor(s).
Progression from one level to the next is not comparable to that of an academic school. Students may spend multiple years in each level before advancing to the next, and all students should expect to remain in a level for a minimum of one year. Each student should form their schedule on the basis of the School Director's recommendations and in support of his/her personal goals. Student's who do not take the recommended number of classes can expect to remain in a level longer so they may solidify the technique and curriculum of that level.
When classes reach the maximum number, they will close, and we will maintain a waiting list. Classes with fewer than 3 students may be cancelled.
All Pre Ballet classes consist of ballet, tap and creative movement.
No street shoes are allowed on the dance floor.
Parents are encouraged to watch classes at Parents Observation Week. Please be respectful of children trying to learn on the dance floor and keep talking and activity to a minimum. If siblings are accompanying you please ensure their proper behavior to not distract those students trying to learn.
Parents are responsible for checking message board each week for important upcoming events and information. Notices will be given on the website also.
All efforts are made to ensure students safety within the studio, outside of the studio, at performance venues and in the execution of dance steps however, parents and students realize that dance is a physical activity that carries a risk of injury as well as our physical environment. Parents will accept responsibility of all medical and related payments as a result of any injury or harm to their child taking any part of activities associated with Flat River Dance Company. Parents and students will not hold Flat River Dance Company, any of the owners, instructors, or guest teacher liable for any injuries or damages. The parents and students accept this risk by signing the registration form, due at registering and/or the Policies and Procedures form.
Policies and Procedures may be added to or modified without prior notice given at anytime.