Pre-teen, Junior and  Youth group classes policies

Pre-teen, Junior and  Youth group classes policies

Jacksonville Dance Center(JDC)

Pre-teen, Junior and  Youth classes

  General Policies

  1. Day/Time adjustments are made to classes based on 3 or less students in attendance.

2. Please be prompt in dropping off and picking up your student

3. For their safety, all students 11 years of age or younger must be escorted into the

studio before lessons and wait inside the studio to be picked up after lessons.

 4. Ensure your student is with an instructor and in a lesson before leaving.

5. No gum chewing during class at any time.

6. No Food or Drink allowed in the studio (water ok).

7. Parents are responsible for monitoring all siblings not in lessons.

8. Jacksonville Dance Center(JDC) and it’s staff are not liable for any damage to or losses of personal property or valuables.

9.All imagery including, but not limited to, photographs and video recordings of a student is the sole property of the JDC and may be used at the discretion of the Studio for advertising/promotional purposes

10.NO person(s) allowed in the dance space without a JDC instructor present.

11.JDC has a 24 hour cancellation policy for Private Lessons. Student will be charged in full for class if an instructor is notified of a schedule change less than 24 hours in advance of the schedule private lesson. Some exceptions apply in case of increment weather, illness or other emergencies.

12.It is the responsibility of the parent to inform JDC of any changes of enrollment for Group classes – you will be responsible to pay the invoice and will not be refunded if a dancer takes a month off. 

13.JDC reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.

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  1. A Registration Form & Waiver of Liability must be completed for every student before enrolling in any lessons or participating in any trial classes.

2. A lifetime studio registration fee of $25 will be charged for every new student.

4. ALL class placements are solely at the discretion of the Instructor and/or Studio


   Tuition Policy

1. JDC tuition payments are non refundable & non transferable

2. Group Classes:

a) JDC tuition for group class payments are due on the 1st of each month for the upcoming month of classes.

b) JDC group class tuition is considered late on the 5th of each month.

  c) JDC tuition for group class payments are due on the 1st day of each session for the upcoming session.

d) JDC group class tuition is considered late 5 days after the 1st day of

  session classes.

 3. The Account Holder is responsible for making tuition payments on time to avoid late fees & penalties

4. If the studio is closed on the 1st of the month or anytime through the 1st of the month customers may remit payment by Credit Card, set up auto pay, or pay by phone. We greatly appreciate customers setting up payment before absences and vacations to avoid paying late fees

5. 30 Day notice is required to cancel an Account Holder’s studio account; without 30 day notice Account Holder agrees to pay tuition for all months charged. Students will not be considered withdrawn from the JDC or any specific class until the Jacksonville Dance Center is notified in writing.

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 LATE FEE Policy

1. Overdue accounts are automatically charged late fees on the 2nd of each month 

2. Fees:

* $10 per each late tuition for private lesson per person

* $20 per month late for tuition for group classes

  3. Payment forms currently accepted by Jacksonville Dance Center include Cash, Check. Venmo, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay or Credit Card may be used, however please note 3% fee for credit card processing will be enforced.  This Fees are non-refundable.

4. Additional Fees: $35 NSF Check fee for all returned checks

5. Jacksonville Dance Center offers Auto Pay if you are using a credit card

and would like to add it on file into our system.

JDC Dancer Dress Code

1. Students are required to wear appropriate shoes and attire to all lessons; Jeans are not acceptable for any lesson.

2. Parents are responsible to supply all appropriate shoes & dance attire.

3. Appropriate dance shoes must be worn to class.

4. Hair must be pulled away from the face and securely fastened.

 5. No excessive jewelry should be worn during lessons.

6. No outside shoes allowed on the dance floors.

7. Dance shoes must not be worn outside.

8. Jacksonville Dance Center is not responsible for any loss, theft,

damage to personal property.

Group Class Attendance

1. Students should strive for perfect attendance year-round. For students to participate in any performances they must attend regularly.

2. Please notify the studio as soon as possible if a student will be absent from a group lesson.

3. There are no credits given for missed lessons.

4. There is no Make-up classes are offered 

5. Long term absences (more than 3 weeks) without notice will automatically forfeit a

student’s place in a class and Account Holder will be required to pay for all missed months.

6. The JDC Lesson Schedule is subject to change without notice.

   Private Lessons

1. Private Lessons are offered to students per pricing provided on our website. Prices are subject to change. The students will be notified if changes occur.

2. Private Lessons must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance (some exceptions apply).

3. JDC has a 24 hour cancellation policy for Private Lessons. Student will be charged in full for class if an instructor is notified of a schedule change less than 24 hours in advance of the schedule private lesson. Some exceptions apply in case of increment weather, illness or other emergencies.

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 1. Competition Participation:

* Students are not required, however are encouraged, to participate in competitions.

* Competitive students must discuss participation with their partner (or coach if dancing pro-am/mixed-am) if a couple is available to perform at the event. Please note, there is a solo category that a child can perform in without a partner.

 * students must discuss with their instructor to determine if they are ready to compete.

  2. Competition Registration:

* Registration for competitions will start 30 day prior to event. Studio reserves the right to request registration entries earlier.

 * Each student will be charged a $10 fee for registration for each competition.

  3. Competition Costumes:

*Parents are responsible for purchasing necessary costumes far in advance of the competition season. Please note, if your student does not have proper costuming, they may be disqualified during a competition by chairman.

* JDC is NOT responsible in case students gets disqualified due to not meeting costuming requirements.

* Costume rules for girls and boys are located on the North Dance Council of America (NDCA) rule book: 2021 January – Compiled Rule Book Master v1.pdf (ndca.org). Some additional information for Pre-Teen girls’ attire is located on the following website: NDCA: The National Dance Council of America

Professional-Amateur and Mixed-Amateur

 1. Pro-Am and Mixed-Am program is designed for students who are interested in competing, but do not have a consistent partner with whom they can participate in competitions and showcases. The following rules apply:

* Student must take at least 5 lessons per style in the month leading up to the

  selected competition or showcase with the Professional or Mixed-Am coach. 

* Pricing and Payments:

 * Pro-Am Student must pay all competition registration fees for themselves and the coach.

* Student must pay for coach travel expenses (if competition is out of state). Some exceptions and discounts may apply,

* Fees: In addition for competition payments, the  Pro-Am student will pay Professional coach fees.

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