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Studio Policy



Review this information prior to registering as you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Security

All individuals that enter the studio should be aware that we have security cameras that live stream audio and video signal in the studio. These cameras also have the ability to record audio and video. These recordings are solely for security purposes and will not be available to the public, they will only be available to the studio owner, the police and to legal representative(s) in the event of a crime on or to studio property.

Registration

All students are required to complete a registration form to participate in our programs. Please fill out and return the form as soon as possible, along with the required non-refundable registration fee ($20 per student for fall/spring)

Dress Code

Students MUST be in dress code to attend class. Students may purchase dancewear from XDS.
If not in dress code, for the first offense, student will receive warning. After the first offense, students will not be able to participate in class and a letter will be sent home.

Ballet 

Leotard, tights or leggings, pink canvas or leather ballet slippers, hair pulled back, knit pants,
shorts, ballet skirts & leg warmers are optional, no jazz pants, gum, hoodies, socks, jewelry, or PJ’s.

Jazz/Hip Hop 

Tank or t-shirt (or ballet attire), leggings or stretch dance pants, black jazz shoes or boots (black ballet slippers are acceptable for Introductory classes since jazz shoes do not come in small enough sizes), no dance sneakers unless permission is given, no jeans, PJ’s, gum, long pants, sweat pants, jewelry, or socks. Hair must be pulled back

Tap

Follow Ballet or Jazz code with black tap shoes. Tap shoes may not have heels and for the advanced class they may not be mary jane style.

Introductory to Dance

These students do not have a set dress code and are encouraged to wear clothing in which they can move comfortably. We do ask that they wear leather or canvas ballet or jazz shoes of any color

Costumes

All students are expected to purchase the costume selected for his/her class. Costume fees are non-refundable once the costume has been ordered. Payments are due Dec. 1 (recital costume deposit), and Jan. 1 (recital costume payoff). There will be a $10 late fee for delinquent payments after the 15th of the month. Students are measured for costumes in December.  Costumes may require alterations or exchange for size. If the costume needs to be exchanged and the company requires a restock fee the family is responsible for paying this fee along with any shipping costs. We will take class time to try on costumes. 

Payment Information
Payments are required to be made 1 month in advance.  For example, September is due at registration, October payment is due September 1st, November payment is due October 1st, December payment is due November 1st, and so on.  Payments are due the 1st of each month, and no later than the 15th of the month. A $10 late fee will be added on the 16th of each month. Students will be temporarily suspended from class if the family's account becomes 2 months past due. 
All tuition, costume, and/or event fees are non-refundable. All fees must be up to date in order to receive costumes and participate in performances or new programs.
All returned checks will result in a $25 fee.
A written notice must be submitted to withdraw or change classes.  Classes attended will require that month’s payment. Informing us immediately of withdrawal or desired change of class is very helpful.
To make a payment: -Pay online with PayPal at www.X-TremeDS.com.
                               
-Mail to: 10759-A North Laurel Plaza Road, Laurel, De. 19956
                              
 -Submit to front desk.
Credit or make-up classes may not be available for missed classes, short months, or inclement weather.
Be sure to read our e-mails, facebook posts, newsletters, notices, and bulletin announcements for important monthly information.

Class Prices
Summer - See schedule for pricing
Intro - $45/month
Level 1 - $50/month 
Level 2, 3 & 4 - $55/month
Level 5 - $60/month
Pointe - $40/month (invitation only)
Private Lessons (includng Solo's):  30 min. = $15/session

Family Discounts

Multi-Class: $5 off total for two classes, $10 off three classes, $15 off four classes etc

Semester: 5% off total program fee (Due Sept. & Jan.)

Yearly:  10% off total year 

Closings and Holiday's

Visit www.X-TremeDS.com, our Facebook page, or call 302.629.4049 regarding inclement weather closings. If Laurel/Seaford school districts are closed, that is a good indication that the studio is closed, but please double check.
The Studio will be closed for the following Holidays per school district schedule: 
Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Break, New Year's Day, Easter Break

Absences

If your child is going to be absent, please send a message to let us know. 

Picture Day

A schedule will be provided for the day and families may use this time to have professional photos taken of students in their annual recital costumes with their class and individually in May. Package prices vary. If you are unable to purchase a package, we still encourage students to participate in the group photo.  Students will need to wear tan tights and their dance shoes for the photo.

Awards/Pizza Party

The week before the annual recital, students will receive awards to acknowledge the number of years attending XDS, along with a pizza party to celebrate the completion of the Spring program. Parents are invited to this event.

Annual Recital

Students in the Spring program will participate in a performance at the end of May/early June.  Dress rehearsal will be Friday before the show on Saturday.   No flash or video allowed.  Vendors are available and a videographer will be taking videos that can be purchased. Tickets will be on sale for a limited time.  Ticket prices will increase at the door. All accounts must be paid in full and costumes must be properly altered or the student will not be permitted to perform.

Solos, Duets, Group Performances

Students who wish to do a solo, duet, or group dance need to be in the advanced level class or dancing with someone in this level. Sign-ups will be posted on the bulletin board.  If assistance is needed with choreography, see private lesson fees.

Refreshments and Snacks

All drinks must have a lid or cap and all snacks must be finished in the lobby, not in the dance areas. Please bring healthy, non-messy snacks.

Cell Phones

No cell phones are permitted in the dance room at anytime. No one is allowed to text, make phone calls, or answer phone calls during class time.

 





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