Payment for all classes may be made via PayPal (if made in advance of the class start date), cash, or check payable to “Miss Marie’s Academy of Dance.”
There is a $25 fee for returned checks.Closed Sessions: Tuition for closed sessions must be received in full prior to the first day of class. No partial payments will be accepted.
Open Classes: Open classes may be taken on a “pay-as-you-go” basis at the rate of $25/class, with payment due by the end of each class attended. First time students may attend their first class at the introductory rate of $15.
Adult Classes: Adult classes may be taken on a “pay-as-you-go” basis at the rate of $17, with payment due by the end of each class attended. A 10 class series may be purchased for the price of $150 to be used within 6 months of purchase.
Full attention must be given to the teacher at all times. As talking can often be disruptive, students are asked to refrain from chatting during instruction. Lesson-related questions are, of course, welcome. If a student has a question, they must raise their hand and wait to be called on.
The Academy treasures your respect towards teachers, staff, students and other patrons.
Persistent behavioral problems are grounds for a parent/teacher conference and may result in dismissal.
No leaning, hanging or playing on the barres is permitted.
No food, drink or gum is allowed in the classroom.
Water bottles with a secure lid are acceptable.
No rough housing, running or otherwise disruptive behavior in the classroom or building.
No sitting during class, except when stretching or instructed to do so by the teacher.
Out of respect for our teachers’ time, and in the interest of keeping to our class schedule, we ask that you please call or email to make an appointment with your child’s teacher and/or the school director to discuss any issues or concerns you may have about your child and our school.
Students, parents, and anyone who enters our doors are all expected to show respect to every student/patron of Miss Marie’s Academy of Dance.
Mean, malicious, or any otherwise hurtful, offensive or abusive talk or language directed towards or about another person will not be tolerated from anyone.
Parents/guardians are not permitted in the classroom after the start of class.
Attendance and Punctuality
Students should arrive at least ten (10) minutes prior to the scheduled start time of their class.
Students will not be allowed to participate in class for any of the following reasons (in any of these cases, while the student may not participate, they are required to stay and observe):
Arriving late to class. (This is for the safety of the student. If the body is not properly and sufficiently warmed up it can lead to injury.)
Dress code requirements are not met
Hair is not secured away from the face in a neat ballet bun or ponytail. Hair bands are not sufficient. (Our teachers DO NOT do hair. It is the responsibility of the student/parent/guardian to have their hair done properly prior to the start of class.)
If you arrive late to class, you must ask permission of the teacher to enter the classroom. Students should quietly wait just inside the door until the teacher directs the student into the classroom. This helps to keep disruptions to a minimum. It is up to the teacher’s discretion whether the student will be allowed to participate or asked to sit and observe.
Students who are sick and/or contagious MUST stay home.Injured students should attend class to observe. A doctor’s note is required before a previously injured student is allowed to again participate in class.
In the event that only one (1) student shows up for any given class, the class will be taught as a private lesson and will be one half the length of the normally scheduled class. (Classes less than an hour in duration may be cut slightly short in this event but generally will be longer than this “one half rule”.)
It is important for students to be in a uniform outfit in class.
The dress code allows the teacher to observe the alignment and position of the body to ensure that students learn the correct and safe way to execute dance moves.
Please observe the following dress code:
Pink leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers
Black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers
White t-shirt, black stretch pants or tights and black ballet slippers
Black leotard, black jazz pants, jazz shoes
White t-shirt, black jazz pants, jazz shoes
Pull back hair neatly away from the face.No jewelry should be worn.Tuck laces on ballet slippers into the shoes.No tutus or costumes.
Students who miss a class will be permitted to take a make-up class within the same session. A maximum of two (2) make-up classes per session will be allowed.
Students who wish to take a make-up class must e-mail the Academy in advance with their choice of make-up class date so as to ensure space availability.
Prorated refunds on session tuitions will only be considered with a valid medical excuse supported by a note from a physician.
The Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Participant has read, understands and agrees to abide by the Academy’s policies, terms and conditions outlined above and further understands that failure to respect the Academy’s policies, terms and conditions may result in the Participants’ immediate dismissal from the Academy without recourse or refund of any sums paid
Assumption of Risk
The Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Participant understands that there are risks of accidents and/or physical injury (“Damages”) associated with, arising out of, and inherent to the activity of dance regardless of the precautions taken. In recognition of this acknowledged risk of injury, Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Participant knowingly and voluntarily waive all right and/ or causes of action of any kind, including any and all claims of negligence arising as a result of such activity from which liability could accrue to Miss Marie’s Dance, it’s owners, officers, agents, employees, subcontractors and all affiliated entities (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Academy”).
The Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Participant understands the nature of the activities the Participant will be participating in, and confirms that the Participant is in the proper physical condition and capable of participating in the related activities, understanding that the Academy is not in any way responsible for making such a determination.
The Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Participant hereby understands and authorizes that certain ballet form and style corrections, which may include manual physical contact and manipulation, may be carried out by Academy instructors, and the Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Participant assumes all risk of any Damages resulting from same.
The Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Participant understands that the Academy may, at times, use third party teachers, who are not employees of the Academy, to conduct, supervise, guide or instruct Participants. The Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Participant understands and agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Academy for liability for Damages arising out of negligence of such third parties.
Release & Waiver of Liability
In consideration of allowing the previously declared Participants(s) to begin participation in Miss Marie’s Dance, while on the premises and/or property used, rented and/or owned by the Academy, the Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Participant, releases and holds harmless the Academy, its owners, officers, agents, employees, subcontractors and all affiliated entities of and from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Participant or anyone accompanying them, at any time, while in or upon the premises upon which the Academy’s dance instruction is conducted, or any premises under the control and supervision of the Academy, its owners, officers, employees, agents or subcontractors, or while at any premises or place when activities sponsored by or participated in by the Academy, its owners, officers, agents, employees, or subcontractors, or resulting from the use of any equipment or property of said Academy or under the control of the Academy. The terms of this agreement shall also serve as release and assumption of risk from the undersigned and Participants’ heirs, executors and administrators for all members of the undersigned and Participants’ family.
The Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Participant gives permission for the Academy’s owners, officers, employees, agents or subcontractors to seek emergency medical treatment for the Participant(s) in the event they are unable to reach any parent or guardian of a Participant who is a minor, or in the event Participant is unable to give such permission. The Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Participant also agree that they themselves will be responsible for any and all costs incurred by said action.
The Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Participant understand, authorize and agree that the Academy may take and use photographs, videos or likenesses of Participant as needed for its record-keeping, advertising and/or public relations projects and that the Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Participant have no rights to the same and will not be compensated for same.The Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Participant understands that pictures of teachers or students may not be taken without the teacher and/or Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Participant’s permission.
With respect to the above Assumption of Risk, Release & Waiver of Liability, Medical Release & Photo Release, the Participant and/or Guardian of the Participant acknowledges:
a) That they have read thoroughly, understand completely the terms of the Assumption of Risk, Release & Waiver of Liability, Medical Release and Photo Release, and sign it voluntarily.
b) That the undersigned signing either for themselves, or as Parent/Legal Guardian is, in fact, the true and legal guardian and has the consent of the Participant(s).
c) That this Assumption of Risk, Release & Waiver of Liability, Medical Release and Photo Release is intended to be as broad as permitted under California law, and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that all other portions shall continue in full legal force and effect.