POLICIES AND TUITION:
- Tuition is due in full by September 15th, 2019.
- Tuition for most classes is $695 per class including a $100 deposit per class plus a $30 registration fee per child.
- Tuition for Creative Tots & Pre-K Kids is $650 per class including a $100 deposit per class plus a $30 registration fee per child.
Payment can be made via credit card, PayPal, cash or check (please make checks payable to “Encore Dance CT”. There is a 3.1% fee added for credit card payments.
Those who pay in full by August 15th will receive a 5% discount off tuition.
You may arrange a payment plan by calling the office.
$30 registration fee per child.
Classes require a $100 non-refundable deposit per class (refunds will only be issued if the child drops a class after the 1st or 2nd class). Refunds beyond the 2nd class are issued for medical reasons only (there will be a 20% processing fee for all refunds).
New students or additional classes will be prorated after the third week of class.
A $30 fee will be assessed against all returned checks.
Early Bird registrants, who pay in full by August 15th will receive a 5% discount.
Second, third, fourth, fifth… Child discount is $25 (If you have 6 or more children in the program at one time, God Bless YOU, the 6th and beyond are FREE).
Second Class discount is $25.
CODE OF CONDUCT: Proper behavior in class is imperative to the learning environment. Students must be respectful of their teacher and their peers so that we may create a nurturing atmosphere. Excessive talking, running, tardiness or inappropriate behavior is considered disruptive and can be cause for suspension or dismissal from the program. One of the greatest benefits of our school is the opportunity for younger kids to bond with our older dancers - especially at showtime. Our older dancers are role-models for our younger dancers. For everyone’s safety and well-being, use of illegal substances of any kind, including but not limited to; vaping paraphernalia, alcohol, and drugs will result in immediate dismissal from Encore without a refund.
PICK-UP & DROP-OFF: Encore and it’s teachers and student instructors are only responsible for your children when the children are physically in the studio. Because our classes run back-to-back, we cannot ensure that every child is picked up. For safety’s sake, please be prompt in picking up your children. We ask that dancers wait inside at pick-up time.
CREATIVE TOTS & PRE-K KIDS: Girls - pink tights, pink leotard, pink ballet slippers (skirt or tutu optional); hair pulled back. . Boys - sweat pants and t-shirt and black ballet or soft-soled black shoes.
BOYS HIP/HOP: clothes they can move comfortably in; sneakers.
ALL GIRL JAZZ/HIP/HOP (ages K-HS): Black dance pants or leggings with a black t-shirt or Encore t-shirt (black Walter Schalk t-shirts are fine too). This year, we are moving to black sneakers/dance shoes, however, we do not want to create a hardship for anyone so when your child outgrows hers, please buy black sneakers or dance sneakers. PLEASE HAVE LONG HAIR PULLED BACK as hair in the face is very distracting for the dancer. NO GUM as this is a choking hazard.
HS MUSICAL THEATER/WEST COAST SWING: Girls - dance/workout attire; Guys - sneakers, jeans & t-shirts or other casual "athletic clothes".
** If you do not know your child's dance shoe size, it is best to buy in-person as the sizes do not match street-shoe size. You can purchase dance attire and shoes at:
Joy of Movement (she will give 10% off to Encore Dancers)
17 Danbury Road (Rt. 35)
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Attitude Dance Dance & Active Wear
330 Westport Avenue (near Stew Leonards - on the same side of the street)
Norwalk, CT 06851
We do not necessarily follow district cancellations and weather related decisions. We will communicate any weather related cancellations with you in a timely fashion via the following methods:
Studio wide email
Studio wide text message
Outgoing studio VM will indicate decision (203) 587-7930.
DANCER ONLY ZONE:
For our youngest dancers: Sometimes the first week or two of an activity, especially if it is new, can be daunting and confusing for young children. Our staff is well aware of this and go out of their way to comfort any dancer who needs an extra few minutes to acclimate.
Our studios are “dancer only zones”, in order to create a healthy and trusting bond between dancer and instructor. We invite parents to observe classes at the end of the first semester and periodically throughout the year.
If a dancer clearly needs to be soothed by a parent we ask that we do this in the hallway outside of the dance studio. This ensures that the other dancers in the studio can continue to focus on their class as well as the teacher.
If you have any concerns or questions please call the office or speak with an instructor at the end of class.
Participation in our Holiday Show and annual Spring Revue is not required but is encouraged (Creative Tots and Pre-K Kids will perform only in our Spring Revue). A costume fee will be charged for any performance your child participates in.