At Encore, we strive to serve all of our dancers with respect, honor, and kindness, and have created our studio policies to keep our studio running smoothly, efficiently, and with excellence on display. The following policies cover our expectations for in and around the studio.
We strive to provide an encouraging, nurturing environment for all dancers. To ensure each dancer feels safe and comfortable during class, we have a zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate behavior that may cause a disruptive learning environment or emotional harm to fellow dancers and instructors in class.
Our instructors reserve the right to dismiss any student from a class due to discipline problems or verbal disrespect.
Regular attendance is essential for progression in dance. Tardiness and excessive absences are inexcusable and will not be tolerated. All students are responsible for learning the choreography, which requires regular attendance. To be fair to all students, class time will not be used to review material missed. Make-up classes are very difficult to arrange, so please make class attendance a priority.
ALL REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS
$40.00 registration fee for this season.
Mini or Summer sessions will have a $50 payment to hold your dancer's spot.
For the best availability and class selection, we recommend registering for our studio classes early or classes to start, enrollment must exceed 8 students per class. We will close, add, or change classes as registration demands, but we will not be able to add students to a class once it has closed. If a class does not meet minimum enrollment we will notify you prior prior to class and confirm an alternate selection. We’ll also confirm classes through email so update your spam filters. Class times may adjust prior to the first class, so please make note of your passcode and check your schedule and account through your student profile prior to the first class. The most up-to-date schedule is available through your student profile. If you do not have one, please create one.
Installation Payment Plan: Tuition for the regular season is divided into 9 tuition installments billed over the season, September through May. All students will be assessed a $35 registration fee. Your registration fee or full payment will hold your place in class, and must be received upon registration.
Mini sessions will have a $50 payment to hold your dancers’ spot.
Written notice must be given to the office to cancel billing. To make billing changes, notice must be received by October 31st of each season. If notice is not received, payment is expected for the remainder of the season.
Accepted payments: Mastercard and Visa are accepted. A credit card must be on file to complete registration. Credit cards on file will be charged on the first day of each month for tuition installments.
Late payments: Tuition installments are due by the 5th of each month. After the 5th, all accounts with an outstanding balance will be subject to a $25 late fee and charged to the credit card on file.
Discount: Tuition paid in full at registration will receive a 5% discount.
Checks: Personal checks will be accepted for annual payments only. There will be a $35 fee on all returned checks.
We have seen such incredible growth when it comes to her skill and confidence.
— Jacqueline Goodrich, Lucy's Mom
I can’t imagine her dancing anywhere else! I love that class placement is based on the dancer’s ability and not strictly by age.
— Melissa King, Meriko’s (“Koko”) Mom
These last few years at Encore Studio have truly been a blessing. She is learning so many valuable life lessons — teamwork, discipline, perseverance, and humility.
— Kristen Thomas, Penelope’s Mom
Since that first Little Dancers class, I have watched my tiny, shy, toddler grow into a confident, outgoing young lady.
— Ashley Bennett, Nora’s Mom