Thank you for choosing the Dancer’s EDGE! We’re grateful for the opportunity to work with your child. Please familiarize yourself with the policies below. Thank you for helping our studio run smoothly and safely!
Monthly Tuition Payments
Tuition payments will be due and payable the first lesson of every month, except for the first month’s tuition which is due at registration in order to hold your place in the class. The school-year session is composed of 36 weeks of instruction divided into nine equal payments - the first due at fall registration, and the eight subsequent payments due the first class in every month (October-May). There are no refunds on class tuition.
The Dancer’s EDGE accepts ACH, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Checks are not accepted. You may contact the Dancer’s EDGE if you are interested in having your monthly tuition automatically withdrawn via ACH or debit/credit card. Monthly statements will be emailed on the first of the month. Feel free to inquire in the office about the status of your account at any point in time. A 3% late fee will be assessed to families with an account balance over 30 days past due. The Dancer’s EDGE reserves the right to cancel classes with five or fewer people, and in this instance, you will receive a full tuition refund.
Costume payments are due November 1st. Costume prices run between $60 and $75 per class based on the age/level of the dancer. The Dancer’s EDGE understands the need to keep these costumes as affordable as possible and requires its instructors to choose costumes under certain price limits depending on the level of the class. We cannot, however, control the rising cost of costumes and shipping/handling. No refunds will be allowed on costumes once orders have been placed.
At the Dancer’s EDGE, we strive to enable all students to become the best dancers they can be. Often times this level of technique is only achieved when multiple classes across different disciplines are taken each week. Because of this emphasis on solid technical work, the Dancer’s EDGE offers the following discounts:
Attendance & Cancellations
Regular attendance is imperative to the dancer’s ability to develop their technique and strength. The student is responsible for the entire tuition amount regardless of attendance, and no refunds will be given for missed classes. Dancers are allowed to make up any missed classes (including classes cancelled due to weather) in another class of equal or lesser leveling. We do not need to be informed ahead of time if your student plans to do a makeup class. They can simply drop in, let the instructor know they are doing a makeup class, and the instructor will mark it in our attendance records.
If You Need to Cancel a Class
Once registered, your first month’s tuition payment holds your place in class. Notify us in writing immediately if your child will no longer be a student at the Dancer’s EDGE. We will continue to charge your account and the student will continue to be enrolled in the class until we have written notice on file in our office. Billing on your account will not cease until the 1st of the next month after having received written notification. There are no refunds on class tuition. In the event you have pre-paid additional tuition, it will be left as a credit on your Dancer's EDGE account for future use.
The Dancer’s EDGE will generally follow the Cedar Rapids Community School district’s decision in the event of bad weather, though we do reserve the right to make our own call if conditions change throughout the day. All inquiries as to the status of classes may be answered by calling the studio and listening to the voicemail message or by checking our website. Remember these classes may be made up in an alternate class time of an equal or lesser level.
Parents are always welcome and encouraged to observe weekly classes from our lobby through the large viewing windows. Only students and instructors are allowed in the dance rooms (except for Teeny Tinies class). Please supervise siblings in the lobby at all times. Running, standing on the furniture, and loud play are not permitted at any time. After one warning, any siblings disrupting other patrons’ ability to work or complete homework quietly in the lobby will be asked to leave.
Please remember that our instructors are moving quickly from class to class, and in order to ensure that every child has their full instruction time, our instructors are unable to answer questions in between classes. We ask that parents utilize the instructors’ email addresses listed on our Instructor page or contact the Front Desk with any questions or feedback.
Food & Beverages
Our new Café provides a dedicated space for food and beverages. Absolutely NO eating or drinking is allowed in the lobby, dancer’s lounge or studio rooms, with the exception of water. Students and siblings must pick up any wrappers or trash upon leaving the Café in order to keep the area clean for other dancers. Children may not carry snacks or drinks around the lobby.
Lost & Found
Items left at the studio will be placed in the Lost & Found located in the Dancer’s Lounge. The Lost & Found is cleaned out and items donated semi-annually - after Recital in June and again over Holiday Break. Please check the Lost & Found bin if your student cannot locate one of their belongings. We recommend that parents label all dance shoes, attire, and other belongings with their student’s name. Please secure your valuables and do not leave them unattended. Keys and electronics found will be kept at the front desk. The Dancer’s EDGE is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Please drive slowly in our parking lot and be cautious of young children entering and exiting the building. We ask that all children stay inside the vestibule while waiting to get picked up. Please do not leave cars unattended in the drop off lane and as a courtesy to other patrons, please park your vehicle if you’ve been waiting more than 5 minutes for your child.