2021-2022 Studio Policies
Regular attendance is vital to student progress and group choreography. Please make every effort to attend each class. Monthly tuition remains constant whether a student is present or not. If a student is more than 10 minutes late to class and has missed the warm-up, for his/her safety they may be asked to observe to avoid injury. To withdraw from a class and stop billing, a parent must do so via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 20th of the month before they want to drop. All classes have a one month minimum.
A non-refundable, annual Registration Fee of $25 per student or $40 per family AND first month’s tuition are both due upon registration. Late registration ($40 individual / $65 family) begins on 10/1. Parent or legal guardian of dancer agrees to pay tuition in full on a monthly basis and remain in good financial standing with MCDF. All families are required to enroll in the auto-pay system. Tuition will be charged on the first of each month. If you do not want the credit card on file used, you must make the tuition payment before the first of the month through the parent portal or by cash/check in the studio. A $10 NSF fee will automatically be charged if the Auto Pay Fails to process on the first attempt. It is the responsibility of the parent to update the card as needed. An additional $10 late fee will be charged to the account if tuition payment is not received by the 10th of the month. After two months of non payment, without a payment arrangement on file, the student will be disenrolled for the season.
There is a 10% household discount for siblings under the same account for dance. This discount is exclusively for households who are registered under the same account, with one person responsible for payment.
Insufficient Fund Fees
Checks returned for insufficient funds will incur a $35 NSF fee which will be paid at the payment desk along with the tuition and any late fees that may apply. Thereafter, personal checks will no longer be accepted for the student’s account for the season.
Withdrawal From Classes
There is a one month minimum for all lessons. To withdraw a parent must inform the studio in writing via email email@example.com to drop the class by the 20th of the month to stop charges. If the season is not completed, costume fees, registration fees, and tuition are non-refundable.
Credit Vouchers / Refunds Credit
Vouchers and Refunds are only issued when MCDF cancels a class due to low enrollment and there is not a comparable class that is available to the student.
Rescheduling and Substitution
MCDF reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regular teacher is ill or is otherwise unable to teach. MCDF reserves the right to combine or reschedule classes.
Due to longer production and shipping times, costume fees for our spring production are due in full by November 13, 2021, and costume orders will begin at the end of the month. If your dancer is going to participate in the May Production, costume fees must be paid in November. There will be a fundraising opportunity to pay for costumes.
Lost and Found
There is a Lost and Found located in the studio. Please check the Lost and Found basket regularly as all lost and found items are donated to local charities every month. MCDF is not responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced items. Please label everything and remind your dancer not to leave anything behind! Leave valuables and large amounts of cash at home.
While we understand that you want to view classes, COVID and large crowds are still a major concern. Our Parent Lobby is open to our Creative Movement, Kinder, and Primary students' parents (ages 7 and under). Please limit your guest to one parent per child to avoid a crowded area. For students 8 and older, please feel free to come in during non-peak hours or to observe the ending of class. As we navigate out of Covid, we want to remain diligent in keeping the students and families safe by limiting exposure to too many people. We hope this restriction will be lifted soon, and we are working on ways for you to log in to watch on your mobile device.
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For your dancer’s safety, please sign your dancer in through the Motor City Dance Factory App.
Uniforms are required, but vary for different classes. Please see the studio dress code for your dancer’s specific class(es). Students should always be in uniform and have their hair pulled securely away from their face. Beads and barrettes must be tied up, and students should not wear jewelry to class. If a dancer is not in dress code after multiple warnings, the student will have to sit or will be required to purchase a uniform from our front desk.
Auto Pay Terms and Conditions
I understand and agree that any and all changes in my account information, including requests to terminate this agreement, must be in writing and be delivered to the company, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 days prior to the next due date. If the payment due date falls on a weekend or holiday, I understand and agree that the payment may be executed on the next business day. I understand and agree that as this is an electronic transaction, adequate funds must be available for withdrawal from my account by the payment due date. In the case of an Auto Pay transaction being rejected for Non Sufficient Funds (NSF), submission error, or other bank related return reasons I understand and agree that the company will charge a $10 NSF Fee and may, at its discretion, resubmit the debit transaction within thirty (30) days. I understand and agree that, in accordance with the Studio Policies a $10 late charge will also be assessed if the amount due is not received by the end of the 10th day of the month. If I do not want my credit card on file charged on the first of the month, I understand that it is my responsibility to make the payment before the due date / first day of the month (September 2021 - May 2022). Charges for the following month will always show up on the account by the 25th.
By registering in person or online, you agree to adhere to the Motor City Dance Factory Policies as listed above.
All families must download the free Motor City Dance Factory APP! With our app, you will
Check Students in for class
Complete Pre-Class Health Screening
Change credit card information