HOLIDAY/ FURLOUGH CLOSINGS
We are using the Cobb County School holiday closing as our guideline for closing at The Dance Factory.Other schools may not coincide with this schedule, however most students are in the Cobb County school district and for that reason we use their holiday closing schedule. If there is a snow day, flood, or any other emergency school closing by Cobb we will call the phone moms – place message on the school phone and post messages on our web news page.
The Dance Factory will be OPEN during Fall Break for all Recreational Students
(If you are not present it will count as an absent)
TEACHER WORK DAYS/Student Holiday/Staff Work Day
Even though we follow the Cobb County calendar for Holidays, we DO NOT recognize teacher work days and classes are held as normal. If dancers are not present they will be counted absent and WILL NOT be eligible for perfect attendance.
Inclement Weather Policy
We follow Cobb County Inclement Weather Closings. If Cobb County Schools are closed or released early due to inclement weather (snow, ice, flooding, etc.), the Dance Factory will cancel their classes for the evening too. If you are unsure about closings, please call 770-944-3776 and listen to our message.
DF Attendance/Tardy Policy
Missed Classes can not be made up.
We do ask that if your dancer is going to be absent due to illness or a family function that you please notify the office either by phone or email.
If you have any questions concerning our policy or have specific questions about whether your child will be counted absent, please let the front office know and we will clarify the policy for you.
Schedule of Classes: The Dance Factory, Inc. reserves the right to change the schedule of classes if necessary. Classes with less than 4 students enrolled will be cancelled. If this happens, you will have the opportunity to select a different class.
The Schedule of Classes is reviewed and revisions will be made if necessary for the completion of the year-end recital.
Instructors are independent artists and professionals. Due to their professional schedules and non-employee status, your child's instructor may change during the school year. Unlike teachers in academic institutions who are hired for the school year term, The Dance Factory, Inc. instructors are hired for their services on a contractual time basis.
Registration Fee: The registration fee is non-refundable
School Year: The school year runs from September thru May and the tuition is based on 28 lessons per dance season. Tuition is calculated into 9 monthly payments beginning in September. Payments are not based on the number of classes per month.
Tuition: Payments are set up as automatic withdrawals from your checking account/credit card by the due date. If you choose to opt out of this option, there is a $10.00 processing fee that will be added to your monthly tuition.
Return Check/NSF: There is a $38.00 charge and a $20.00 late fee for insufficient funds if payment cannot be processed by automatic withdrawal and/or returned checks. If we receive one returned check or one failed automatic withdrawal, your tuition will only be accepted in the form of cash, credit/debit or money order in person.
Billing/Payments: We DO NOT send monthly statements. If however, payment is not received by the 11th of the month we send a reminder billing statement attached as a courtesy.
Refunds: There are no refunds for missed classes or costumes that have been ordered.
Cancellation Of Enrollment: In the event a student wishes to drop a class or withdraw from the school, notice must be received by the 15th of the month. If notice is not received by the 15th of the month, you are obligated to pay the next month's tuition payment.
Performance/Recital Fee: This fee is determined at the time of registration. Costumes will not be ordered without payment. If your dancer will not be performing in the recital, we require written notice by October 15th of the current year.
Release From Liability Statement: No liability is assumed by The Dance Factory, Inc. for the purpose of the student for accidents caused by acts of said student. The Dance Factory, Inc. must be advised of any physical or medical conditions.
I do hereby release The Dance Factory, Inc. and it's staff from any liability occurring on or around studio premises, or at any other function held at other locations in connection with the dance classes in which the student(s) named above is/are enrolled. I declare that the student(s) above is/are in good health and can participate in dance education classes. Given the nature of dance classes, and with the knowledge that injuries sometimes might occur, I have taken the necessary steps to obtain accident, health, or hospitalization insurance, which would cover any sustained injury. In the event of an injury or emergency when I cannot be contacted, I give my permission for you to obtain medical services for the student (s) named above.