Studio-Wide Policies (Apply to Dance, Music and Theatre Students)
Dance Specific Policies
Music Specific Policies
A non-refundable membership fee of $40 per family is required yearly at time of registration. There is no membership fee for summer classes!
Tuition is based upon a total year’s tuition divided into 10 monthly payments (August-May payments will be full monthly tuition regardless of he number if classes per month). A 5% discount will be granted if tuition for the entire year is paid in full at the beginning of the term. Tuition payments and membership fees are non-refundable. All tuition payments will be automated by a system of auto-debit from a checking account or by auto charge on a credit card. Your checking account or credit card will be debited or charged the 1st of every month beginning on the day of registration and ending May 1, 2021. Alternate payment schedules must be approved at the front desk. CLICK HERE FOR A TUITION TABLE
*Accounts not paid within 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.
WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS:
If you find it necessary to withdraw from a class, a withdrawal form must be submitted to the front desk 5 days prior to the 1st of the month (even if your payment schedule is for the 15th of the month) or else your account will continue to be automatically charged. If a withdrawal form is not received, charges will continue to the end of the session (May), and you will be fully liable for all tuition and costume fees. No refunds will be given for pre-paid tuition, membership fees or costume payments. Refunds are only issued when CSA must cancel a class due to low enrollment. No deductions or refunds will be given for student absences or if a similar online class is provided in place of an in-studio class. Missed classes may be made-up in a comparable class (in-studio or virtual) approved by the teacher.
Parents must understand that participation in a dance/acrobatics program involves risk and possible injury and/or illness. Parents, legal guardians of minors, students and adult students understand that CSA and its staff will not be held responsible for injuries or illness sustained in class, in rehearsals, while performing, or traveling to or from its facilities.
Occasionally, photographs and video of students may be used for publicity material in local newspapers, advertising, or online. Additionally, from time to time parents and students may opt to share videos, photos or other information on social media pages that may be used, hosted, created or referenced by CSA. If you DO NOT want your child’s photo to be used please contact the front desk.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:
In the event of inclement weather, an email, text and social media post will be made by 2pm (8am for morning classes) if in-studio classes must be cancelled. Please note that we do not necessarily follow school closings as roads are often cleared by the time studio classes begin. Any cancelled classes may be made up in our regular schedule of in-studio and on-line classes. In the event there is not a make up class available, a replacement opportunity will be scheduled.
Center Stage Academy goes to great lengths to keep you informed and up to date on studio events and information.
Website with Parent Information 24/7
Facebook updates and & Members Only FB Group
Studio Emails & Texts
Lobby signage, displays and student handouts
Front desk staff available from 9am-9pm (Monday-Thursday) to answer questions in person and by phone.
Special Parent Watch Weeks
Continuous Communication System :red, yellow, green system regarding the status of classes.
Green: attend in-studio classes as usual
Yellow: cautionary change to service so check your email
Red: stay home and attend class online
Please stay informed by taking time to read the provided information.
CSA reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes/ lessons. If the school cannot arrange a substitute, any missed classes will be made up.
CSA reserves the right to deliver class content via an online system in the event that classes are not able to be conducted live for any reason including, but not limited to: weather, teacher absence, or governmental advisory.
SAFER STUDIO POLICY:
CSA requires all staff and students to stay home when they are ill. In order to reduce community spread of Coronavirus, we follow best practices and recommendations from our local health department and from our industry associations. CSA understands that young children cannot be expected to maintain physical distancing at all times. Therefore, CSA focuses on a hierarchy of measures beginning with keeping ill people home, followed by frequent hand cleaning, amplified cleaning, and curricular and facility adaptations to minimize contact and mingling where possible. All studio classes and lessons are backed up on an online learning platform. Anytime a student would like to take their class or lesson virtually, please contact the front desk for the link to attend from home. In the event that a class is unable to be held at the studio, classes will convert to an online learning platform until in-studio classes can resume.
"The most important aspect of my daughters' time spent at Center Stage Academy of the Performing Arts was the sense of Family that they felt while at Center Stage. The Friendships developed there have been lasting. The girls know that they will have the Love and Support of their instructors for a lifetime. That in itself is Absolutely Invaluable. You have our heartfelt gratitude, Center Stage!”
- Susan Fritz, parent
Dance Specific Policies
RECITAL AND COSTUMES:
Costume Fees are split into 2 payments. A deposit (one-half of your total costume fee) is due by October 1st and will be added to your automatic debit/charge that month. The balance will be deducted on November 1st along with your monthly tuition. Costume fees are non-refundable past December 15, 2020. Extra shipping charges of $10 per costume will be added to the costume fee if a costume is ordered late. Alternate costume payments may be arranged at the front desk but all costume fees are due by December 15, 2020.
CLASS ATTENDANCE IN DANCE CLASS:
Regular attendance is vital to student progress and group choreography. Students may make-up missed classes in a comparable class or attend virtually. Students missing more than 3 classes in the spring semester may not be allowed to participate in the recital unless private lessons (at the rate of $28 per half hour) are arranged with the instructor.
Appropriate attire and shoes are required for all classes/ lessons. Street shoes are not allowed in the dance studios. Pick up a Dress Code Requirements information sheet at the front desk.
Music Specific Policies
MISSED PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS & MAKE-UP LESSON POLICY
Center Stage offers unlimited group make-up lessons due to student absences. We request a call to the front desk if you know you will be unable to attend your lesson. Private make-ups are given only for teacher absences. A group make-up calendar is available at the front desk. Pre-registration in the make-up classes is required. Student absences will not be rescheduled or refunded, however you will receive material to work on via LessonMate to prepare for your next lesson.