REGISTRATION FEE (ONE-TIME ANNUAL FEE): Each enrolled student is required to pay an annual registration fee of $40 (1st student) and $25 (each additional student) for their registered session AND their first month's tuition to secure their space in class. Each student's registration fee and first month's tuition payment are due within 24 hours of registration.
PARENT PORTAL : Each parent is responsible for accessing their parent portal account at least once per week to view account balances, class schedules, studio correspondence, and to keep their contact information and student information up to date.
TUITION: Tuition is based on an 11 month season (August - June). Tuition payment is due by 11:59 PM on the 5th of EACH month, regardless of the day. Parents will not receive monthly billing statements or invoices and are responsible for staying up to date with their tuition balances via the parent portal.
TUITION LATE FEE POLICY: A $20.00 late fee will be assessed on the 6th of each month. A 5% late fee will be added to unpaid tuition balances on the 10th of each month and will increase by 5% every subsequent 5 days until payment is made. Additionally, if tuition has not been paid by the 15th of each month, your student will be unable to attend their registered classes until payment is made. If you bring your student to class with an unpaid tuition balance, they will be seated in class and not allowed to participate. There is no guarantee that your student's space in their enrolled classes will still be available after the 15th. You are still responsible for the full month's tuition and late fees in which your student was enrolled before your return.
METHODS OF PAYMENT: PAYPAL (all forms of debit & credit cards), CASH or MONEY ORDER.
REFUNDS: There are absolutely NO REFUNDS given for tuition, costumes, concert fees or registration fees with the exception of the following: Norma's Academy of Dance reserves the right to cancel any class not meeting minimum enrollment requirements. In this case, we will only issue a refund if we are unable to place your student in another class.
STUDENT PICK-UP: All parents must pick up students IMMEDIATELY after class. Siblings of students of enrolled students must NOT be left in the studio unattended. We are not a baby-sitting service!
CLASS PLACEMENT & TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT : Students are placed in classes according to age and dance experience. The studio director in consultation with the instructor has the discretion to place students in classes that are most appropriate for their abilities. Each student may be subject to a technical assessment to determine his/her correct level so that they can be accurately placed and trained accordingly.
ATTENDANCE : Attendance in classes is mandatory for each student's continued progress. Arriving 10 - 15 minutes before class is highly encouraged.
STUDIO CLOSINGS: The studio observes the following holiday/break periods: Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, MLK Jr., Spring Break, Memorial Day, and Fourth of July. Classes that do not meet in observance of these holidays are not refunded, prorated, or made up. Information regarding closings due to other emergencies beyond the control of the management or inclement weather is provided via recording by dialing the studio phone line 770-994-0094, studio Facebook & Instagram pages, www.nadance.com and/or WSB-TV news. Classes that are otherwise cancelled will be rescheduled for a make up date.
CLASS PROMOTIONS: Class promotions are not automatic and are based on each student's individual progress. Promotions to the next level are given annually and based on each individual student's mastery of the criteria on their present level. Each student's progress is monitored during the dance season by our exceptionally trained instructors. Possible promotions are discussed with the studio's director and final decisions are made. ONLY students meeting the criteria for advancement will be promoted to the next level.
MISCONDUCT: Unsportsmanlike conduct from the student/parent will NOT be tolerated. If there is an infraction, the director of the Academy reserves the right to ask the parent to withdraw from the studio.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: Parents having any concerns with any of your child's instructors or class activity must contact the office to make an appointment for a conference. Please do not broach your concerns in the hallways or during normal class times. These situations can sometimes get out of control and this is not the proper time or manner to discuss.
PERFORMANCES & FEES: The studio has 2 annual dance performances held in December and June. Each student is required to participate. Performances are a reflection of your child's progress. Concert fees are assessed per student for each performance. This includes costumes and participation fees.
APPEARANCE & ATTIRE : Class attire is mandatory and is the responsibility of the student/parent. Hair MUST be secured in a bun or pulled back off of student's face. NO jewelry, hair barrettes, or beads.
GEORGIA BRIGHT FROM THE START EXEMPTION: Norma's Academy of Dance is not a licensed child care facility. Norma's Academy of Dance is not required to be licensed by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. Norma's Academy of Dance is exempt from state licensure requirements.