Welcome to Take a Bow Dance Center!
In this packet, you will find all the information that you need to know for the 2021-2022 Dance Season! We are looking forward to another great year here at TABDC! Please read through all information carefully.
Registration costs for our fall season are $25 per dancer. There will be a discounted registration fee for each additional sibling. September tuition will be due at time of registration.
There is no registration fee for summer classes.
You will receive a 3% discount for paying your yearly tuition up front.
All tuition payments are due by the 1st of the month.
Nine equal payments are made per year beginning August 1 and ending April 1. The dance season runs from September-June. Tuition is paid ONE MONTH AHEAD OF USAGE. For example, August 1st payment covers September.
A credit card is required to be on file for each dancer. Credit cards will be charged on the 1sth of each month unless another form of payment is given on or before the last day of the month before. If you do not want your card to be charged, be sure to provide another form of payment prior to the 30th of each month.
There is a 3% convenience charge for all credit card payments.
A $15.00 late fee will be charged to accounts three (3) days past due.
A $35.00 late fee will be charged to accounts fourteen (14) days past due.
Dancers with accounts more than fourteen days past due will have their account suspended and be unable to participate in class until account is up to date. At that point, dancers may elect to book a private lesson to catch up on what they missed during class.
Take a Bow Dance Center accepts cash, check, or credit cards as forms of payment.
∙ Dancers who register after September will not be eligible for Paid in Full discounts.
There will be a $30 fee for any returned checks. If your check has been returned during the year, you must pay the remaining tuition installments in cash.
∙ *All tuition, recital, costume and other payments are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
All dancers will be part of our annual recital! Each class will learn a dance and get a costume.
Costumes costs are included in with your monthly tuition!
Tuition must be paid up to date in order to receive costume.
Required Class Attire
Ballet/Combo Classes- Leotard (any color). Tights (pink or tan). Pink canvas split sole ballet shoes (no laces).
Dancers under the age of 5 may wear full sole.
Jazz/Lyrical/Modern- Leotard (any color). Tights (tan or black).
OR leggings (any color) and form fitted shirt/crop top. No tshirts.
Tan or skin toned jazz booties.
For lyrical-bare foot or tan half sole canvas turner.
Hip Hop- Any clothing that is comfortable to move in (no jeans or dresses), and clean sneakers that are only worn in studio. No outside sneakers allowed.
Preferred Shoe- black hip hop/jazz sneaker
Tap- under 10- Leotard (any color). Tights (any color)
Over 10- form fitted clothing that is comfortable to move in. No jeans or dresses.
Black tap shoes.
Musical Theatre- Form fitted clothing that is comfortable to move in. Tshirts allowed. No jeans or dresses.
First Day of Class – Monday September 13, 2021
Last Day of Classes – Wednesday May 25, 2022
Scheduled Holidays Off
Wednesday November 24 – Sunday November 28.
*Classes Resume Monday November 29
∙ If there is inclement weather (snow etc.) and the studio is closed, you will receive an email. There will also be posts on social media, our private parent Facebook Group. Please check all of the above before calling to see if class is still on.
Take a Bow Dance Center will follow Neshaminy School District-if school is cancelled due to snow, dance classes will be cancelled as well.
∙ Holidays are not prorated. Some months have 5 sessions and some have 3, they do average out. In any case it does not match up you are welcome to come to an extra class.
Take a Bow Dance Center Policies/Contract
Students must be on time for class! Students who come late to class may be asked to sit out and observe. Dancers must participate in class warm up! Lack of warm up could result in injury. The instructor will use their personal judgment to make this call.
A minimum attendance level is required. Please call the studio if your child is going to miss more than one class. We understand last minute things come up; however, notice of your child’s absence is preferred.
Make Up Classes
No refunds will be given for missed classes. If you are interested in making up a class due to absence or inclement weather closings, please see the front desk.
Take a Bow Dance Center has one bathroom within the building. Parents, please allow time for your children to use the bathroom before class as to not delay and/or disrupt instruction.
To ensure safety of our students and staff, when there is a class in session and no one in the front lobby the front door will remain locked. The door will be unlocked once class has concluded.
No food or flavored drinks will be allowed into the studio. Water bottles only.
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to be aware of all studio activities, such as event dates, extra classes, and dates the studio is open or closed. Take a Bow Dance Center will post notices and information on our website, Facebook fan page, through emails, and inside the facility. It is the parent’s responsibility to check with the studio office or Take a Bow Dance Center’s website to ensure they are informed. It is also the parent’s responsibility to inform us of any email address, home address or telephone number change. If you are not receiving emails, you must contact our office.
It is the responsibility of the dancers to show up to class ready to focus and work. Dancers must attend class in the appropriate attire; that means proper dress, proper shoes and hair up and out of the face. It is the responsibility of the dancer to ask questions if they need help and to not be afraid of critique. Dancers must also remember that dance is a discipline and requires dedication and commitment. They must ALWAYS try their best!
Take a Bow Dance Center is hereby granted permission to take pictures and videos of the students and use them for advertisement or display purposes.
Take a Bow Dance Center is also hereby granted permission to post pictures and videos of students onto the Take a Bow Dance Center website and social media pages.
I am aware that dancing and the exercises associated with it can place stress on the body and carry with it the risk of physical injury. On behalf of my child and myself (and if I am no longer a minor, on my own behalf), I assume the risk and agree that Take a Bow Dance Center shall not be liable in any way for injuries sustained during attendance at Take a Bow Dance Center or any of its related functions. Student or Parent/Guardian of Student understand and acknowledges that Take a Bow Dance Center is not an insurer of Student’s behavior, actions or participation in the program/classes and that Take a Bow Dance Center assumes no liability whatsoever for personal injuries or
property damages to Student or to third persons arising out of participation in the program activities, classes or any activities related thereto. Student or Parent/Guardian hereby agrees to release, waive, covenant not to sue, indemnify and hold harmless Take a Bow Dance Center, its owners/directors, teachers, employees, or the owners of the location 1635-C Bustleton Pike, Feasterville PA 19053, from any and all liability claims, demands, judgments, actions, executions and causes of action whatsoever. I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM WAIVING MY RIGHT TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION INCLUDING FILING A LAWSUIT FOR PERSONAL INJURIES TO MY CHILD (REN) AND/OR MYSELF.
When signing up for dance, you are committing to paying nine months tuition and all associated fees including but not limited to, costumes, apparel, recital etc.
A 30-day written notice, MUST be turned in prior to a student dropping a class. If a written notice is not received 30 days prior to a student dropping a class, you will be billed for the following month.
Take a Bow Dance Center reserves the right to dismiss a student for any reason including but not limited to: bullying, misconduct, misrepresentation of TABDC, or slander by said student or parent/guardian.
All fees paid to Take a Bow Dance Center are non-refundable.
Payment & Release Statement
Tuition for the school season from September to May includes weekly class sessions, plus extra rehearsals. Annual registration fee is $25.00 per student. The remaining tuition is divided into nine equal payments that are due no later than the 1st of the month. Late fees will be applied to delinquent accounts. No exceptions.
All fees are non-refundable. Payments are to be made in the form of cash, check, or credit card. There will be a $30.00 returned check fee that will be added to the monthly tuition for any returned checks. If a check has been returned at any point during the dance year, all remaining tuition payments must be made in cash. Checks are made payable to Take a Bow Dance Center or TABDC.
I have read and understand all of the above policies
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