DRESS CODE

BALLET:

Shoes: Pink ballet slippers
Clothing Options: Leotard or fitted top; ballet skirt, dance shorts or leggings
Hair: Pulled up & out of face
Notes: No loose &/or street clothing or jeans; Socks should never be worn as a shoe alternative for safety purposes
*Tight-fitted clothing is imperative for this class as instructor must be able to observe body alignment

LYRICAL:

Shoes: Half-sole shoes
Clothing Options: Leotard or fitted top; ballet skirt, dance shorts or leggings
Hair: Pulled up & out of face
Notes: No loose &/or street clothing or jeans; Socks should never be worn as a shoe alternative for safety purposes
*Tight-fitted clothing is imperative for this class as instructor must be able to observe body alignment

JAZZ:

Shoes: Nude jazz shoes
Clothing Options: Leotard or fitted top; ballet skirt, dance shorts or leggings
Hair: Pulled up & out of face
Notes: No loose &/or street clothing or jeans; Socks should never be worn as a shoe alternative for safety purposes
*Tight-fitted clothing is imperative for this class as instructor must be able to observe body alignment

TAP:

Shoes: Black oxford tap shoes
Clothing Options: Shorts, leggings or joggers that are tight at the ankle; any top is acceptable
Hair: Pulled back out of the face
Notes: No jeans or loose pants that fall over the shoe- feet must be visible

HIP HOP:

Shoes: Black (white sole) high top Converse All Star sneakers are needed for performances; Any clean, indoor, athletic sneakers are acceptable for class
Clothing Options: Athletic clothing that doesn't inhibit movement
Hair: Pulled back out of the face
Notes: No jeans &/or distracting clothing or accessories

INTRO TO DANCE:

Shoes: Pink ballet slippers & black beginner tap shoes
Clothing Options: Athletic clothing that doesn't inhibit movement
Hair: Pulled back out of the face
Notes: No jeans &/or distracting clothing, accessories, jewelry or toys

TYKES & TOTS:

Shoes: Ballet slippers, indoor sneaker or bare-feet
Clothing Options: Athletic clothing that doesn't inhibit movement
Hair: Pulled back out of the face
Notes: No jeans &/or distracting clothing, accessories, jewelry or toys

COMPETITION TEAM:

Shoes: Pink ballet slippers, half-sole lyrical shoes & nude jazz shoes
Clothing Options: Leotard or fitted top; ballet skirt, dance shorts or leggings
Hair: Pulled up & out of face
Notes: No loose &/or street clothing or jeans; Socks should never be worn as a shoe alternative for safety purposes

*Tight-fitted clothing is imperative for this class as instructor must be able to observe body alignment

 

POLICIES

DRESS CODE

Dress code is mandatory and imperative so that the instructor can observe the body alignment, technique & movement of the student. Repeated failure to comply with appropriate dress code may result in student being asked to sit out of class. Student MUST have appropriate shoes for class, socks are dangerous and unacceptable as an alternative to shoes.

TUITION PAYMENT

Monthly tuition is split into 9 equal payments for the 36-week dance season and is due the first week of each month from September through May. For the Dual Payment option, tuition is split into 2 equal payments: 1st installment due the first week of September/2nd installment due the first week of January. The Full Season Payment must be paid in full the first week of September. All payments can be made online in the parent portal (merchant fees apply). Payment can also be made by cash or check to “BAHS” and put in the black payment box at the studio.

LATE PAYMENT

A fee of $15 is directly applied to accounts if tuition payment is not received by the 15th day of the month in which it is due. This also applies to payment for costumes. (See Costume Payment policy)

REGISTRATION DUES

There is a $10 registration fee per student ($5 for each additional family member). The fee reserves space for the student. This charge is non-refundable and must be paid with registration.

NSF CHECKS

A $20 fee is charged for all returned checks.

PRIVATE LESSONS

If a student needs individual help with a teacher to work on technique or choreography, private lessons are available. Lessons are $30 per hour.

COSTUME PAYMENT

All costume payments are due in full the first week of November. A fee of $15 is directly applied to accounts if payment is not received by November 15th. If costume payment is not made in full, it will not be ordered. Dance costumes can take months to come in, so they must be ordered before December to assure they arrive on time for performances. Additional class costume orders will not be made. If a student does not have the appropriate costume, they will not be able to participate in performances with their class. There are no refunds on costumes.

COSTUME EXCHANGE

You may exchange costume sizes if necessary, but will be responsible to pay a $15 restocking/shipping fee. Students are measured and sizes are chosen according to costume sizing charts. Before costumes are ordered, you have the option to make sizing changes in your parent portal account if any adjustments are needed.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS

All classes cancelled due to weather conditions, teacher absence or other unexpected circumstances, are attempted, but cannot be guaranteed, to be made up. Class cancellations do not always coincide with school cancellations. Unexpected or last-minute cancellations are sent out via text message.

WITHDRAWAL

If a student needs to withdraw from a class, you must give proper notification and drop the class via the parent portal. If proper drop procedure is not followed, you will continue to be billed and are responsible to pay for all charges until it is done so. If a student withdraws from classes anytime during a billing month, you are responsible to pay for the entirety of the month's tuition. With the exception of our Tykes & Tots classes, which are done in 4-week sessions, dance classes are unlike other sports in that each student has an individual part in choreography and cannot be replaced. When enrolling in a dance class, you are making a commitment to the rest of the class. In the case of a student’s withdrawal, all choreography must be adjusted, thus affecting the rest of the students in that class.

REFUNDS

Bethany Ann Hellen Studios, Inc. is not entitled to refund any tuition or fees. Dual or full season payment discounts, costume payments & registration fees are non-refundable. There are no refunds for classes missed due to your own absences.

ABSENCES

In order for every student to receive the most out of class, attendance needs to be taken seriously. Missing classes means missing a large amount of material that will not be taught again. Absences also cause the other students in class difficulty due to formation placement and choreography that is dependent upon the absentee. In the case where an absence is unavoidable, please notify the studio ahead of time.

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP

All dancers need to arrive on time for class. Walking in after class has started is distracting to the students &/or instructors. Please do not expect the studio to be open more than 15 minutes prior to or after class. BAH Studios is only responsible for students during their class hour. BAHS is not responsible for children in the back room, lobby, or outdoors, as instructors are in the dance studio teaching. Please provide adequate supervision. If you are going to be late before or after class, please notify the studio.

RECURRING LATE PICK-UP

You will be responsible for a childcare fee of $1/minute after 15 minutes if late pickups are a common &/or recurring issue.

STUDIO ETIQUETTE

Studio rules are posted and directed by instructors, and are expected to be followed so classes run smoothly and all students are able to learn in a safe & positive environment. If continued lack of respect for the studio rules, instructors or other students occurs, a parent will be notified and the student may be removed from class. Only students are allowed in the dance studio during class times. Family &/or friends must remain in the lobby or back room. No cell-phones (unless instructor-approved for recording purposes), food or drinks (with the exception of clear bottled water) are allowed in the dance studio- they must be kept in the lobby or back room. Please respect the studio space by cleaning up after yourself and conducting yourself in a manner where things will not be broken or ruined. Any student &/or family member/friend guilty for damage to the studio, may be responsible for payment or replacement of damaged item.