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Studio Policies

Summer Camps and Intensives Payment Policies:

Barefoot Dance Studios LLC implements an automatic withdrawal system for our tuition payments. Tuition will be charged to the card or account on file on the Friday prior to that start of the camp/intensive. If you notice multiple debits to your account, it is your responsibility to notify Barefoot Dance Studio. If there is an error and automatic withdrawal does not occur for tuition, Barefoot Dance Studio will not implement retro-payments without explicit permission. You are responsible for any outstanding balances on your account. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • If a payment on that Friday is missed, there will be a $10 late fee added onto the account.  If the tuition is still not paid in full by the start of the camp, your student will be unable to attend until tuition is paid in full or payment arrangements have been made.

  • If you are registered for camp and don’t attend, we will keep 30% of tuition paid.

  • There will be no prorating or refunds given due to missed classes.

  • A $10.00 registration fee per family is required at time of registration for Summer Dance Classes.

  • All of these polices are open for special circumstances at Barefoot Dance Studios dissection.

Attendance: 

  • Students are expected to be on time and dressed appropriately for each class. Students are not to be at the studio for excessive time before or after class. Students should be dropped off and picked up no more than 15 minutes before their scheduled class or 15 minutes after their classes end. Any other circumstances must be communicated with the front office staff (office@barefootdancerc.com). Regular attendance is crucial to student progress and group choreography. If a student needs to be absent for any reason, we ask that a parent or guardian inform the office through a phone call, email or text. (605-415-1111 or office@barefootdancestudio.com). Make up classes are available during the Fall semester, please check with your instructor for any possible make-up opportunities. Students may make up missed classes until January 31st. Makeup classes will not be available February - May (unless approved by instructor), due to each class working on choreography in preparation for recital. Attendance is important. Each instructor reserves the right to handle tardiness at their discretion. During recital season students will not be able to miss more than 3 times per class. More than 3 unexcused absences could result in removal from recital. All dancers cannot miss classes/rehearsals for any reason (unless illness or emergency) for 3 weeks prior to the end-of-year recital or a performance

​Injury Policy:

  • If a student is injured to the point that they cannot participate in class, parents must notify the Barefoot office staff or instructor prior to the beginning of class. It is still recommended that students observe class. Instructors reserve the right to assign note taking or an alternative class participation method. 

Refunds/Credit On Account:

  • In a situation where Barefoot must continue classes online, cancel or choose another acceptable solution due to a pandemic, national emergency, or any other unforeseen circumstance, refunds will NOT be provided. 

Unexpected Interruption of Classes: 

  • Barefoot will be closed if recommended by city, state, or national government/agencies due to a pandemic or other health risks. Barefoot will be closed if recommended or required because of a national emergency. Barefoot will not issue refunds in the case of one of the above unforeseen circumstances. In the case of unforeseen circumstances Barefoot Dance Studios will do our due diligence to obtain an alternative method for classes when they are unable to be held in the physical studio (whether online or other hybrid module). The withdrawal policy does apply to both in-person and all other learning platforms.

Withdrawal Policy: 

  • Notification of withdrawal is extremely important. You must complete a drop form prior to your upcoming tuition payment. You will be responsible for the next payment if you do not give notice by the 2nd of each month (three days prior to tuition withdrawal). Please be aware that no prorating or refunds will be issued due to withdrawing from classes before the notice date. All automatic bank debiting or credit card charges will stop after the one-month written notice. To withdraw, please email office@barefootdancerc.com ​​

Weather Policy: 

  • If Rapid City Public Schools are canceled or let out early for weather, classes will not be held. If any other weather circumstance should arise, Barefoot has the right to cancel classes and will do its best to notify all students of cancellations. Barefoot does not prorate or issue refunds for classes canceled due to weather. Contact us for makeup options. Cancellations will be emailed and posted to our social media pages @barefootdancerc ​​

Performance Policies: 

  • Students will perform in our annual May recital. Families agree to additional performance fees $20 per student per recital) and additional costume fees ($75/costume/dance with the exception of our combo classes which will average $90-$100/ class (two dances). No refunds will be given on performance deposits or costume fees if the child withdraws from classes after January 1st. Withdrawals due to special circumstances may be permitted at the discretion of Barefoot Dance Studios management. Families are expected to attend all rehearsals, performances, and classes leading up to the recital. An information packet and schedule will be provided in February.

​Substitute Instructors: 

  • Barefoot reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill, on vacation or otherwise unable to teach. Barefoot reserves the right to combine classes or offer make-up classes when available. If the studio cannot arrange for a substitute or combine classes, any missed classes will be rescheduled.

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Cancellation Policy: 

  • If your instructor should be ill or have any other reason that she should not be able to attend class, phone calls or emails will be given to each student and make-up classes will be arranged by the instructor. Barefoot Dance Studios reserves the right to cancel a class due to low attendance or inconsistent attendance, and credits will be arranged in this case.

Observation Policy:

  • Barefoot Dance Studios allows observation through our classroom viewing windows. Parents agree to remain quiet, respectful and not distracting to their students in the classroom. Barefoot has the right to limit the number of parents, siblings, and friends of students in the waiting areas. Parents, students and siblings may or may not have access to the lobby and may need to wait in their cars prior to the start of class and during class time until pick-up. Barefoot Dance Studios holds the right to change our observation policy if we see fit.

 

Choreography Policy: 

  • Using any choreography or videography taught in class, rehearsals, or online is not permitted for sharing or use without instructor approval.

 

Class Placement Policy: 

  • Student placement decisions are made by the instructors and directors only.

Communication Policy:

  • It is your responsibility to be informed and to inform any other parent/guardian/caretaker or interested party. Please contact office staff regarding additional emails, phone numbers that need to be added to your account (Please provide Barefoot with any legal documentation to show if any individual or family member is not allowed to have information or access to the child’s dance information or have contact with the child as it involves Barefoot). Barefoot office staff must be notified regarding any special arrangements or needs for your student. Barefoot uses handouts, email, and social media to make sure that important events and all other information is being delivered. If you aren’t receiving emails please verify your email address at the front desk. All recital information will be included on our website and password access will be given via email or handout. 

Thank you, Barefoot Dance Studios

Fall Payment Policies:

Barefoot Dance Studios implements an automatic withdrawal system for our tuition payments. Tuition will be charged to the card or account on file on the 5th of every month. (If the 5th of the month falls on a weekend, you will be charged the Friday before.) If you notice multiple debits to your account, it is your responsibility to notify Barefoot Dance Studios. If there is an error and automatic withdrawal does not occur for tuition, Barefoot Dance Studios will not implement retro-payments without explicit permission. You are responsible for any outstanding balances on your account. If you wish to

withdraw from classes and cancel automatic payments, our office staff must be notified by the 5th of the month you plan to withdrawal. Barefoot Dance Studios accepts payment in the form of - credit card, debit card, and ACH/bank transfer. Tuition must be payed via saved information on file using ACH/bank transfer or credit/debit card. A 6.2% sales tax will be charged to all transactions made, including tuition.

  • Tuition payments are non-refundable.

  • The registration fee for individual students will be $20. For a second student $15, third student $10. Registration Fees are non-refundable. This will be automatically withdrawn after registration.

  • Additional fees will be required for recital fees and costumes

  • There will be no prorating or refunds given due to missed classes. 

  • If a payment on the 5th of the month is missed, there will be a $10 late fee added onto the account. If the tuition is still not paid by the 10th of the month, an additional $15 fee will be added onto the account. All outstanding balances must be paid within 1 month or your registration may be terminated.

  • All year in full payments are final and non-refundable even if your student withdraws from classes.

  • All of these polices are open for special circumstances at Barefoot Dance Studios discretion.

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