Policies

Regular class Schedule / Summer / Holidays & Vacations

  • School Year Term: Our normal school year term starts the Tuesday after Labor Day -and finishes the Friday before Memorial Day.
  • Summer lessons:
    • Our summer camps start the third week in June and run thought the second week in August.
    • Summer Team work outs start the second week in June and continue through the middle of August. (keep in mind there are pre-summer and post-summer work outs that are added beyond this to ensure athletes stay current on strength and flexibility).  All team members work out year-round.
  • Our studio will be closed for Major Holidays.  These lesson are already figured into your curriculum and will not need to be made up.  Please remember, you are not paying “per class”, but for the place in class.
  • Tuition
    • Tuition is paid monthly (for September thought May),
    • All summer classes are paid in full at registration.
    • If you pay Sept – May upfront, there is a break in price.
    • Thanksgiving Break: Thursday – Sunday
    • Christmas Break: There is a two week Christmas Break.  This is posted on our studio calendar.
    • Easter Break – we have off Good Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Easter.
  • Open Viewing for Parents:  Out of protection for your child, we do not allow the public to come in and view children at their leisure. Open-Viewing for 30 and 45 min classes is the first lessons in October, February, and April. Please be prepared to take off your shoes when entering the rooms.
  • Dance Recitals –
    • Gymnastics / Tumbling students perform in our DDSGC Olympics held the Tuesday after Memorial Day every year.  More information can be found on this under Olympics on the Performance Page.
    • All dance students are invited to perform in the dance recitals in Dubuque. (Students purchase 1 costume, however will have three different opportunites to use this costume.)  More information can be found on the performance page.
    • All Dancers are also invited to the solo recital called, “It’s My Stage”.  The provides an opportunity for non-competitive dancers to perform a solo.  This event is for ages 3 and up and information can be found on the performance page.
    • All satellites are invited to the above performances – and each location also has their own home performances listed on their home class page.
    • Lesson Cancellation
      • In the event that class would be cancelled due to weather, we will send out an email stating this decision, or you may call the office.
      • Decisions are made around 2:30 pm the day of class, for classes scheduled Monday – Friday. On Saturday it is emailed out by 7:15 am.
    • Registration Fee and Equipment
      • All students pay an annual registration fee of $15.00, or a family fee of $20.00, due (with a completed registration form) in advance, before the day of the students’ first class. All fees are NON- REFUNDABLE. Yearly registration forms need to be completed and on file. If a new family registers, that has never been a member of our studio before, and the new member fills out the referral blank, the active members’ name on the referral blank will receive a $15.00 credit per family. This credit is never redeemable for cash, will only be applied to tuition starting in October of that year, and will only be credited if filled out at the time of registration.
      • If a child repeatedly shows up without equipment, for the sake of the child, we will equip the child and bill the parent automatically.
    • Tuition Payment for classes is due BEFORE THE FIRST OF THE MONTH and is nonrefundable. If tuition is not paid before the 1st, a mandatory late fee is posted on the account.
    • When a student is registered, or begins classes, you are assigned a class for the entire term. If during that time you decide to stop taking lessons, we must be notified two weeks in advance of the first of the month. It is mandatory that you hand in a two week written notice to our office when discontinuing class.
      • If you are on one of our teams (Dance Company, Tumbling Team Gymnastics Team, Dance Competition Team) it is a 30 day notice in writing (for summer by April 1st, for fall by July 1st).  Please note team is a year around activity and commitment – notice must be given or you are registered for the next session.
      • If notice is not given, charges will continue on all accounts until the notice is received in our office. You are fully responsible for all charges at this time, NO EXCEPTIONS.
      • Monthly, seasonal, prepaid lessons, any fees: including equipment and events fees are NOT REFUNDED for any reason. (When signing up for summer and special sessions, if you are unable to attend, fees cannot be refunded.)
      • If you are absent from a lesson, you may make it up within 30 days by calling ahead to reserve a place in an appropriate class that has available space. If make up times are not available, you forfeit your class. Please remember you are not paying “per class”, but for your student’s place in the class. Students are not able to make up classes after their session is over.  The student must be an active member, currently placed in a class and paying for the month or session in which the make up class is taking place.
      • Registration for events, competition, meets may not be paid for if you have an outstanding balance on your account.
      • All members who register or attend classes agree to comply with all studio and club policies.