TTPA Policies and Procedures 2010-2011
Registering for classes: Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. A complete registration will include the registration form, first month’s tuition and registration fee(s). Incomplete registration forms or incorrect payment amounts may delay your registration. We will notify you only if there is a problem. Please feel free to call the studio if you have any questions. No confirmation will be sent. You can assume you have been registered unless you hear from us. Classes will be closed when they become full and names will be added to a waiting list. Classes not meeting minimum enrollment may be cancelled. You may register by mail by sending your completed registration to: TTPA 315 Wright Brothers Ave, Livermore, Ca 94551 You may also drop off your form at the studio or in the mail slot. Please make checks payable to “Triple Threat Performing Arts” (TTPA).
Registration Fee: There is an annual non-refundable registration fee due at the time of registration. This fee is $30.00 for each member and Registration fee is due each year in September with the first month’s tuition.
Tuition: Tuition is based on 10 months, September through June; and it includes show rehearsals and our end-of-year performances. Tuition is NEVER prorated. It is divided into 10 equal monthly installments.
Adding & Dropping Classes: All class changes MUST be completely filled out and submitted on an “Add/Drop Form.” ADD/DROP REQUESTS
WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL OR TELEPHONE. If a dancer stops coming to class, we will NOT automatically drop him / her. DROPS
REQUIRE A FULL 30-DAY WRITTEN NOTICE AND PAYMENT. The studio also requires full payment for any costumes and supplies ordered on your behalf, regardless of withdrawal date.
Billing: WE DO NOT BILL! Tuition is charged according to the current established tuition policy. Once enrolled you are responsible for monthly tuition payments without receiving a monthly statement reminder. Late notices will be sent out after the 1st of each month.
Payment Options: There are three payment options. PLEASE NOTE THAT INVOICES FOR TUITION WILL NOT BE MAILED.
1. DIRECT PAYMENT – VISA/ MASTERCARD DRAFT
- PLEASE CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX ON THE PAYMENT OPTIONS FORM, SIGN AND RETURN WITH THE DIRECT PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION AGREEMENT.
- Drafting your tuition payment from your bank account eliminates check and postage costs and reduces the potential of being charged the $20.00 late fee.
- With the Direct Payment Service, TTPA will debit your bank account between the 1st and the 5th of each month an installment is due.
- Initial Draft will begin 9/1/2010 for Competition dancers. Recreational dancers. 10/1/10
2. FULL YEAR PAYMENTYou may pay for the season Sept– June and receive a 5% discount by Sept 17th. No refunds are given if you decide to quit in the middle of the season.
3. STANDARD PAYMENT PLAN-Monthly tuition is due the 25th day of the month and accounts will be charged a $20.00 late fee if paid after the 1st of the month.
When a tuition payment is due there are several ways to make your payment if you are on the Standard payment Plan:
- Mail a check. 315 Wright Brothers Ave, Livermore Ca 94551
- Make a payment in person. Payments may be dropped off at the Studio in the mail slot between 4:30am and 9:00pm Monday through Friday., Saturdays between the hours of 9:30 am and noon pm. If you are unsure of your balance due, please call during business hours and speak with office staff.
There will be an additional charge of $45 per month (Comp Dancer), $15 per month (Rec dancer) for tuition if not using direct payment option #1
Returned Checks: There will be a $25.00 service fee on all returned checks. After 3 returned checks on the account we will require payment in cash, money order or cashier's check.
Drop-Ins: You may attend a class on a drop-in basis. Drop-in fees are $18.00 for 60 minute classes, $20.00 for 75 minute classes and $23.00 for 90 minute classes. The drop-in fee is due before the class begins. If a class becomes full, the teacher is unable to take any drop-in students.
Class Make-up Policy: Legitimate absences phoned in prior to class are eligible for a make-up class, and a slip should be picked up from the office. The class taken should be equal to the dancer’s age and level, and it should not be a full class. Any class cancelled due to teacher absence will be made up at a time arranged with that teacher. When notified in advance of a prolonged illness or injury keeping the student out of class for longer than one month, your account will be put on hold and your space held only if you have notified the director immediately.
Dress Codes: Each dance style has a different dress code that will be strictly enforced. Any dancer who comes to class with out the proper attire may be asked to observe class only. For clarification, please check your handbook, the website or the bulletin boards.
Keeping Up-To-Date: We have learned that information that is given to students in class does not always make it home. Though we will continue to give updates to the students, your best resource for up-to-date information is at our website. The calendar will keep you abreast of all events, while the news page will keep you posted on any new developments. The newsletters are also posted online. You can also check the studio bulletin boards.
**Costumes: I understand that a $55 costume deposit (per class) is due on or before October 1, 2010 for the rec dancers only. I understand that the balance is due before or by December 1, 2010. I understand that if we are enrolling after October 1st; these fees will be due at time of registration. I understand that costume deposits received after December 1st, 2010 will incur additional shipping fees. I understand that costumes are non-returnable and once purchased the fees are non-refundable. I understand the costumes range from $65 to $80 depending on each class requirement and the age and measurement of the student.
**Performance: Our End of the Year Showcase is tentatively set for June 2011 and will require a $60.00 participation fee. Half this fee is due Nov 1st and the remainder April 1st. For this price you will receive a participation trophy, t-shirt and 2 showcase tickets. Please let your instructor know if you do not plan to participate. If you DO NOT plan to be in this performance please let the studio know by December 2010, as costumes will be ordered at this time. Please note that June performance admission and costumes are not included in tuition.
I give TTPA full rights to use my or my dancer’s photos in newspapers, posters, flyers, our website and video promotion purposes.
I understand that if I have a question of concern regarding the policies or decisions made by the owners or any staff member, I will request a personal appointment with the appropriate party. I understand that I am not allowed to form a group of parents for the purpose of presenting issues or complaints, but that I should address the issue as it affects me or my child individually and privately.