Studio Policies

The policies of 3D Centre of the Arts, LLC are designed to promote an organized, professional studio and to create a positive, happy, healthy and safe learning environment for our students.  We are so honored that you have entrusted us with your child and we will do everything in our power to create a wonderful year of learning, growing, and dance education.  We will do so by upholding the values of commitment, integrity, leadership, hard work and a positive attitude.  The policies below are for all 3DCA students, however our Competitive and Elite level students have additional commitments and expectations.  This information can be found in the Dance Company Handbook.  By following these policies, you will help create the best experience possible for your dancer and all our 3DCA students.  If you have any questions about our policies, please email the studio at  3DCentreoftheArts@gmail.com.

Tuition

3D Centre of the Arts, LLC's 2019-2020 season begins Monday, August 19, 2019 and continues through our Spring Production which will be held in May/June 2020.  Tuition payments are calculated per season.  Tuition rates remain the same whether it is a long (4-5 week) month or short (2-3 week) month.  Tuition is based on a full season, which consists of a minimum of 35 classes held between August and the Showcase.  Some months (especially those with holidays, ie: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break) may only have two or three classes while others may have five in a month's time.  Tuition is based on the total number of classes from August to the Showcase, so the monthly installment amount remains the same.  Tuition and all other fees for any season at 3D Centre of the Arts, LLC, including Registration Fees, Costume payments, Competition fees, Master Class fees, etc., are NON-REFUNDABLE once paid.  Absolutely NO Refunds will be given for any reason.  Students can choose to schedule a make-up class if they are absent due to illness and have provided a doctors excuse.  Please communicate with our front desk staff to arrange the appropriate make-up class.

2019-2020 Tuition Rates:

Annual Tuition Rates:

  • 45 minute class:  $550.00

  • 60 minute class:  $570.00 

Families can choose to pay for the entire season upfront and receive a 10% discount.  Annual tuition payments must be made during Registration.  Annual payments will not be accepted after August 26, 2019.

Monthly Tuition Rates:

  • 45 minute class:  $55.00 per month

  • 60 minute class:  $57.00 per month

Multi-Class Discount (per student):

  • 1st class - no discount

  • 2nd class - 25% discount

  • Each additional class - 50% discount

Unlimited Class Option (per student):  $200 per month

Unlimited Class Option + Acro (per student):  $215 per month

Sibling Discount:  Receive 10% off when 2 or more immediate family members are enrolled in the same season.

Option 1 – PAID IN FULL: 10% savings.  All upfront tuition payments must be made during Registration.  Annual payments will not be accepted after August 19, 2019.

Option 2 – AUTOMATIC MONTHLY PAYMENT:  For the convenience of our families who prefer an automatic monthly payment option, 3DCA offers an auto-draft option.  This option can be set up through the Parent Portal and will be drafted on the 27th of each month beginning August 27th, 2019 and ending May 27th, 2020.  Annual Registration Fee and August Tuition must be paid before Auto-Draft can be established. A valid debit/credit card must be provided at the time of registration.  A 2.90% convenience fee will be assessed.  Checks or Cash are NOT accepted for the monthly payment option.

Option 3 - MONTHLY PAYMENT:  Monthly tuition is due on the 27th of each month.  Payments can be made by Debit/Credit Card ONLINE through the Parent Portal or in the studio with Cash, Check, Paypal or Debit/Credit Card.  If payment is made with a Debit/Credit Card, a 2.90% convenience fee will be assessed.

Late Fee:  A $35 Late Fee will be assessed after the 1st of the Month.  

Returned Checks:  A $35 Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) fee will be assessed for any returned checks.  After 2 returned checks on the account we will require payment by cash, money order, cashier's check or credit/debit card.

Registration can be done ONLINE or in the studio.  Upon registration you will pay a $50.00 annual registration fee per student plus August tuition when a student is registered.  

 

Attendance/Withdrawal

Dance is a sport and, just like any other athletic activity, requires staying active and in shape to maximize learning, develop strong technique and minimize injury.  Attendance will be taken every day, in every class.  All students are expected to attend class consistently when possible. Consistency in attendance is important to give our students every opportunity for growth during the season.  Instilling these principles in our students will benefit them in learning and progressing with their technique and skill levels.  If a student is going to miss a class we ask that parents email the studio office at 3DCentreoftheArts@gmail.com so that we may notify the teacher prior to the class.

Missed Classes/Make-Up Classes: There are no refunds on classes missed; however students are welcome to attend a similar class on another day and time to make-up the time missed.  Make-up classes will be scheduled to accommodate weather related cancellations. 

Arrival/Dismissal:  An adult should accompany dancers into the building and remain with dancer until their class begins.  Students will not be allowed to leave building without an adult.  An adult must come into building for pick up.  Please do all you can to make sure your dancer is on time for class as this helps all of our students stay focused and classes to run on time!  Consistent late pick up of dancers will accrue a $5.00 per 5-minute fee.

Withdrawal Policy - Families must notify 3DCA in writing via email to 3DCentreotheArts@gmail.com in order to drop/change or withdraw from a class.  Tuition and all other fees for any season at 3D Centre of the Arts, LLC, including Registration Fees, Costume payments, Competition fees, Master Class fees, etc., are NON-REFUNDABLE once paid.  Absolutely NO Refunds will be given for any reason.  Failure to do submit notification in writing via email will result in a continuance of tuition billing until we are notified of your withdrawal.  If tuition remains unpaid, we reserve the right to forward your bill to collections.  If you wish to drop a class, you must submit your request before the 15th of the month to avoid next month’s tuition.

For specific situations where extenuating circumstances exist, please contact the Studio Owner to arrange a meeting to discuss.

 

Cell Phone

Absolutely NO Cell Phones are allowed in the studio.  Cell Phones that are brought by students into the studio must be put on silent and immediately left with the 3DCA Front Desk personnel in the provided box.  

 

Students who are found to have cell phones in the studio dressing room, bathroom, or dance areas will be warned the first time this rule is not followed.  After that, the cell phone will be taken by the teacher and will be kept until a parent comes to retrieve.

 

If you as parents have an emergency during the time your students are in class and need to get a message to your student, please contact 3DCA at (864) 529-9953.

 

Holidays

3DCA will be closed to observe the following Holidays during the 2019-2020 Season.

  • Labor Day - September 2, 2019

  • Halloween - October 31, 2019

  • Thanksgiving - November 27-29, 2019

  • Christmas - December 23, 2019 - January 6, 2020

  • Spring Break - March 30 - April 3, 2020

  • Memorial Day - May 25, 2020

 

Inclement Weather

3DCA most often follows the school closings for District 6 in Spartanburg County.  There are some exceptions to this.  All Closings and Adjustments to the normal class schedule will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram sites, and communicated via Email through the Parent Portal. 

 

Spring Production

Spring Production Fees:  3D Centre of the Arts, LLC will present its Spring Showcase in May or June 2020.  This showcase will offer our students the opportunity to perform in a professionally directed production and showcase the results of a year’s hard work, dedication, and progress.  The date and location for the Spring Showcase will be announced in August 2019.

Spring Production Fees are due no later than December 13, 2019.  The fee for this season is $50.00 per dancer. The Production Fee helps to cover the venue rental, sound, lighting, and security expenses related to the production.  Spring Production Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE once paid.  This fee also includes a recital t-shirt for each dancer.  

 

Costumes / Choreography

Costume fees for recreational level students must be paid no later than November 11, 2019.  This fee is nonrefundable.  ​Costume fees will include required tights (if applicable).

Costume fees for each class can be found under Class Descriptions in the Parent Portal.  Costume fees will added to all accounts by September 1, 2019 and a reminder notice will be sent via Email through the Parent Portal.  Failure to pay this fee on time may result in the delay of a costume being ordered.  

Costumes will be distributed at Parent Observation in the Spring.  Parents must sign off on the fit of the costume.  Once the costume leaves the studio, we are unable to do an exchange.  

ALL FEES paid to the studio are NON-REFUNDABLE!  This includes Tuition, Convention Fees, Competition Fees, Costume Fees, Company Fees, Etc.  Costumes become the sole property of the studio for any student who withdraws at any point during the season.  

 

Choreography is the sole intellectual property of 3D Centre of the Arts, LLC and may not be performed, shared, reproduced or sold by any students, parents or staff without written permission of the Studio Owner/Director.

 

Snacks

 

Healthy Snacks and Water are available for purchase at the Front Desk.  Snacks and Waters may be purchased with CASH only.  Outside Food or Drink will only be allowed in the studio lobby.  Please help keep our studio looking great by discarding all food and beverages in the garbage when finished.  No food of any kind is allowed in any of the dance studios.  Water is the only beverage permitted provided it is in a tight sealed container. 

During the month of your dancer’s birthday, he/she will receive free snacks and drinks from our selection at the studio. 

Fashion is a wonderful avenue for artistic expression!  The way a dancer dresses to attend classes reflect upon the studio and the dancers themselves.  Research shows that the dance environment, which involves costumes, mirrors and the increased marketing of provocative clothing and costumes for youth, has caused many children to compare their bodies to others and to develop feelings of shame.  Dance can and should teach our children body confidence.  As a Y.P.A.D. certified studio, we must set boundaries with explanations for our children regarding self-expression through clothing that does not discourage but empowers them to choose clothes that say:  “I respect my body and myself.”

 

3DCA Dress Code & Shoe requirements are listed in the Class Description & Requirements section of the 3DCA website and in the class listings on the Parent Portal.  3DCA students must observe dress code requirements listed.  A verbal warning for improper attire will be issued on the first offense. For additional offenses, students will not be allowed to participate in class, resulting in an unexcused absence.

No jewelry allowed.  Only simply small stud earrings may be worn if necessary.  

No sports bras or crop tops allowed.  

Absolutely NO gum allowed. 

Hair must be pulled away from the face and off the neck.

Dress Code

 

Parent Observation

We know you love watching your dancer in class… and we love having you in the studio.  However, this year we are asking that you only attend your student’s classes during designated Parent Observation days and times.  We are also asking that if friends or siblings must be in the studio that they remain in the lobby areas and not in the class rooms while the students are in class.  This will keep our students on task and working hard.

 

Young students are encouraged to engage with their instructors and classmates in order to become confident and independent in the classroom with as few distractions as possible.  Parents are not allowed in the studio dance rooms during classes.  Special exceptions may be made.  Parents can feel free to run errands while your student is in class.  Please make sure your cell phone number is updated in the Parent Portal to ensure that we can get a hold of you if we need to.

Parent Observation will be held each semester.  Emails will be sent weeks in advance of Parent Observation dates.

 

Good communication between parents, dancers, and 3DCA faculty is crucial to the success of our studio.  We are here to help and listen and we strive to do our best to keep everyone updated and informed. Please take the following into consideration when needing to know information.

3DCA sends primary communications via EMAIL. We do not sell email addresses nor allow spam messages to be sent.  When you register with 3DCA, a parent portal is created for you.  All account information, emails, and updates are sent through this parent portal.  

Please make sure we have your current email address and that you check your portal for updates.  Please also add “3DCentreoftheArts@gmail.com” as a contact in your email to be sure you are receiving updates in your inbox and not in your junk/spam folder.  

3DCA frequently posts updates to our WEBSITE (www.3DCentreoftheArts.com) and to our FACEBOOK (www.facebook.com/3DCentreoftheArts). Be sure to “like” us on Facebook to stay in the know with the latest on what’s going on at the studio.

As a part of our efforts to become a paperless facility, 3DCA sends a monthly newsletter (“3DCA NEWS”) via email to all registered families.  This newsletter will contain information about upcoming events, celebrations, and any other pertinent information.  

 

Please refer to the following methods to communicate with 3DCA.

*Studio Phone:  (864) 529-9953

*Studio E-mail:  3DCentreoftheArts@gmail.com

Please know there are times we cannot respond immediately, but every effort will be made to respond within 24 hours to messages received.  

***Please do not contact teachers on their personal numbers, personal emails, and/or social media regarding studio matters as we strive to protect our instructor’s personal time as well as provide our customers professional & outstanding communication. Thank you!***

Communication

 

Zero-Tolerance Bullying Policy

3D Centre of the Arts, LLC believes in creating a safe environment for every students to take class.  Dance creates a place where students can put aside all the troubles of the world.  It should be fun and challenging and we don’t want anything to stand in the way of that for our students.  That includes other students and parents.  If a student or parent feels that they are being singled out or ostracized in the studio, we have an open door policy to help resolve issues.  We believe these issues typically stem from miscommunication and want to work to clear these issues quickly.  We will do what is necessary to maintain a zero bullying environment because we want our students to look forward to coming to dance as much as we do.
 

Students and parents are discouraged from gossip, derogatory chatter and good old fashioned nonsense.  We will work to keep a positive atmosphere where students can thrive.  Violation of this policy may result in student dismissal.  We will not tolerate bullying in any way shape or form, including cyber bullying.

 

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