Attendance: *Students are not to be at the studio for excessive time before or after class. Students should be dropped off and picked up no more than 15 minutes before their scheduled class or 15 minutes after their classes end. Any other circumstances must be communicated with the front office staff.
*Regular attendance is crucial to student progress and group choreography. Please make every effort to attend each class.
*If a student needs to be absent for any reason, we ask that a parent or guardian informs the office through a phone call, email or text. (605-415-1111 or )
*Make up classes are difficult to schedule during Recital season, please check with your instructor for any possible make-up opportunities.
*Please be on time to each class. The beginning of class is crucial for the students, as it includes the proper warm up for each particular dance style.
*Attendance is important. Each instructor reserves the right to handle tardiness and absences at their discretion.
*Once recital pieces are being taught and rehearsed, students will not be able to miss more than 3 times per class. More than 3 unexcused absences could result in removal from recital.
*All dancers cannot miss classes/rehearsals for any reason 3 weeks prior to the end-of-year recital or a performance.
Injury Policy: If a student is injured to the point that they cannot participate in class, parents must notify the Barefoot office staff or instructor prior to the beginning of class. It is still recommended that students observe class. Instructors reserve the right to assign note taking or an alternative class participation method.
Payment Policies: Barefoot Dance Studio implements an automatic withdrawal system for our tuition payments. Tuition will be charged to the card or account on file on the 5th of every month. If you notice multiple debits to your account, it is your responsibility to notify Barefoot Dance Studio. If there is an error and automatic withdrawal does not occur for tuition, Barefoot Dance Studio will not implement retro-payments without explicit permission. You are responsible for any outstanding balances on your account. If you do not have a card to put on file for automatic payments, you will be required to pay tuition by cash or check quarterly with a $5 processing fee NO EXCEPTIONS. (For instance if you register in September and you pay by cash or check you must pay up through November at the time of registration). If you wish to withdraw from classes and cancel automatic payments, please see our Withdrawal Policy.
Registration fees and tuition payments are non-refundable.
The registration fee for individual students will be $15. The registration fee for families with more than one student will be $20. This will be automatically withdrawn after registration.
There will be no prorating or refunds given due to missed classes.
Each student is encouraged to make up missed classes in another appropriate leveled class.
If a payment on the 5th of the month is missed, there will be a $5 late fee added onto the account. If the tuition is still not paid by the 10th of the month, an additional $5 fee will be added onto the account, and on the 15th, another $5 fee.
During summer, if you are registered for camp and don’t attend, we will keep 30% of tuition paid.
IF PAYING YEAR IN FULL dance tuition by August 25th you will receive your last month tuition for FREE. All year in full payments are final and non-refundable even if your student withdraws from classes (certain circumstances may apply at Barefoot's discretion).
Summer Camps and Intensives Payment Policies: Barefoot Dance Studio implements an automatic withdrawal system for our tuition payments. Tuition will be charged to the card or account on file on the Friday prior to that start of the camp/intensive. If you notice multiple debits to your account, it is your responsibility to notify Barefoot Dance Studio. If there is an error and automatic withdrawal does not occur for tuition, Barefoot Dance Studio will not implement retro-payments without explicit permission. You are responsible for any outstanding balances on your account. If you do not have a card to put on file for automatic payments, you will be required to pay tuition by cash or check with a $5 processing fee NO EXCEPTIONS.
If a payment on that Friday is missed, there will be a $5 late fee added onto the account. If the tuition is still not paid in full by the start of the camp, your student will be unable to attend until tuition is paid in full or payment arrangements have been made.
If you are registered for camp and don’t attend, we will keep 30% of tuition paid.
Refunds/Credit On Account: *In a situation where Barefoot must continue classes online, or choose another acceptable solution due to a pandemic, national emergency, or any other unforeseen circumstance, refunds will NOT be provided.
Unexpected Interruption of Classes: *Barefoot will be closed if recommended by city, state, or national government/agencies due to a pandemic or other health risks.
*Barefoot will be closed if recommended or required because of a national emergency.
*Barefoot will not issue refunds in the case of one of the above unforeseen circumstances. In the case of unforeseen circumstances Barefoot Dance Studio will do our due diligence to obtain an alternative method for classes when they are unable to be held in the physical studio (whether online or other hybrid module).
*(The withdrawal policy does apply to both in-person and all other learning platforms.)
Students may make up missed classes until January 31st. Makeup classes will not be available February - May (unless approved by instructor), due to each class working on choreography in preparation for recital.
Withdrawal Policy: Because it means so much to us at Barefoot to maintain small class sizes, notification of withdrawal is extremely important. You must complete a drop form thirty-days prior to your upcoming tuition payment. You will be responsible for the next payment if you do not give a thirty-day written notice. Please be aware that no prorating or refunds will be issued due to withdrawing from classes. All automatic bank debiting or credit card charges will stop after the one-month written notice. Please see a staff member to obtain a withdrawal form.
Weather Policy: If Rapid City Public Schools are cancelled or let out early for weather, classes will not be held. If any other weather circumstance should arise, Barefoot will do its best to notify all students of cancellations. Saturday class cancellations will be posted by 9:00 am. Cancellations will be posted to the website barefootdancestudio.com and social media pages.
Performance Policies: A contract will be signed for performances when all dates and times are established. It is extremely difficult to change choreography if a student withdrawals from a performance. Classes become a team when they prepare for performance so every child is crucial for a successful show. No refunds will be given on performance deposits or costume fees if the child withdraws from performances after the contract is signed. If a student has returned a signed performance contract to participate in that years recital but withdrawals from class prior to recital, the student will still be responsible for any tuition fees to be incurred up through recital. Withdrawals due to special circumstances may be permitted at the discretion of Barefoot management.
Substitute Instructors: Barefoot reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach. Barefoot reserves the right to combine classes or offer make-up classes when available. If the studio cannot arrange for a substitute or combine classes, any missed classes will be made up.
Cancellation Policy: If your instructor should be ill or have any other reason that she should not be able to attend class, phone calls will be given to each student and make-up classes will be arranged by the instructor. Barefoot Dance Studio reserves the right to cancel a class due to low attendance or inconsistent attendance, and refunds will be arranged in this case.
Observation Policy: Barefoot will offer class observation opportunities via zoom. These links can be accessed at the time of registration through the parent portal.*Barefoot has the right to limit the number of parents, siblings, and friends of students in the waiting areas. Parents, students and siblings may or may not have access to the lobby and may need to wait in their cars prior to the start of class and during class time until pick-up.
Choreography Policy: Using any choreography taught in class, rehearsals, or online is not permitted without instructor approval.
Class Placement Policy: Student placement decisions are made by the instructors and directors only.
Communication Policy: It is your responsibility to be informed and to inform any other parent/guardian/ caretaker or interested party. Please contact office staff regarding additional emails, phone numbers that need to be added to your account (Please provide Barefoot with any legal documentation to show if any individual or family member is not allowed to have information or access to the child’s dance information or have contact with the child as it involves Barefoot). Barefoot office staff must be notified regarding any special arrangements for your student.
Barefoot uses handouts, email, and social media to make sure that important event and all other information is being delivered. If you aren’t receiving emails please verify your email address at the front desk. All recital information will be included on our website and password access will be given via email or handout.
*REMEMBER TO CHECK FACEBOOK AND OUR WEBSITE WEEKLY FOR UPCOMING EVENTS AND BAREFOOT DANCE STUDIO NEWS
Thank you, Barefoot Dance Studio Staff