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  8. Recital 2017 (The Story of Red Riding Hood).
​​Studio Policies

Open House
The Open House is for all new students. This is the time for welcoming the students and introducing our staff. You may also pay registration and tuition fees, tour our facility, and have your shoes fitted by an instructor.  RETURNING STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO MAIL IN THIER REGISTRATION TO SECURE PLACEMENT IN THE RECOMMENDED CLASSES.  These classes have been selected to accommodate their individual needs and progression. 

Registration Fee
The registration fee of $20 (NONREFUNDABLE) is due upon registration of a student, along with the Registration Agreement & Medical Release Form, to reserve a position and class.

First Days of Classes 
Please come dressed and ready to dance. We will not be able to fit shoes these days. Please come to the open house week for shoe fitting. Your child’s class times have been selected according to age and ability; however, adjustments may be necessary during the first week or two. All classes are subject to change if enrollment is less than eight students.

Tuition
Tuition is based on hours per week and class. Tuition can be paid in monthly, semester, or yearly payments. Monthly tuition payments are based on a 40-week season in a 11-month period. The monthly payments remain the same regardless of the number of classes in a month. Please put your child’s name and class time on all checks. Any accounts with an overdue balance of more than $250 will be assessed a 5% late charge. Students and accounts past due longer than 90 days will not be allowed to participate in class unless a payment schedule agreement has been made with the office. All returned checks will be charged a $35 NSF FEE.  Any “stop payment” checks will be passed to the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Department if no notification is made to the office in a timely manner.

Dress Code 
Please refer to the separate Dress Code page for detailed information as it pertains to each dance discipline. Failure to adhere to the Dress Code will result in denial from class participation until proper adjustments are made.  Please label all clothing and shoes with your child’s name in permanent marker.

Dropping Off and Picking Up Students 

Parents must accompany students into the studio and wait with them until class begins to ensure they are supervised at all times. Teachers and staff will not be held responsible for students until class begins. Please arrive a few minutes before classes are dismissed to pick up students. For the safety of our students, no students will be allowed to wait outside the facility to be picked up.  If your child is picked up more than 15 minutes after his or her class/rehearsal has ended, a $10 fee will be automatically charged to your account.  Please be prompt when picking up your student!
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Observation 
Generally parents are not encouraged to stay during class, as this disrupts the dancers’ concentration. Our preschoolers seem to perform better without the parents in the room. We provide an opportunity in  view class through the window.

Attendance 
REGULAR AND CONSISTENT ATTENDANCE IS CRITICAL TO THE TECHNICAL PROGRESSION AND DEVELOPMENT OF EACH STUDENT.  We understand emergencies and illnesses arise, but would like absences be kept to a minimum. You should always call the studio to inform us of your child’s absence. Attendance will be recorded all year long. Students who maintain perfect attendance in all of their classes will be rewarded with one class free for one month during the following dance season. If your student has an injury or non-contagious illness, they should still come to class to observe and take notes. During the months of February through May, students are preparing for the end-of-year recital, and attendance is essential. Students will not be allowed to miss more than four classes during these months in order to participate in the recital.  THE P.A.C.E. STUDIO CANNOT REFUND ACCOUNTS FOR CLASSES MISSED, REGARDLESS OF ILLNESS OR OTHER REASONS.  However, the student is welcome to make up any missed classes in a class level below their current level.

Tardiness 
All students are expected to arrive at least 5 minutes early for class, to stretch and prepare. If a student arrives more than 15 minutes late to class four times, this will be considered one absence. Students who arrive 15 minutes late will not be allowed to participate and instead asked to observe; this is for their safety as they have not warmed up properly.

Private Lessons 
Private lessons are a very popular feature of The P.A.C.E. Studio. If you are interested in taking private lessons, the cost is $65.00 per hour. Please contact the office to set up an appointment or regularly scheduled lesson.

Withdrawal
If a student wishes to withdraw, a withdrawal form MUST be filled out in the office with a two-week notice prior to withdrawal.  BILLING TO THE ACCOUNT WILL CONTINUE UNLESS THIS FORM HAS BEEN COMPLETED. 

Costumes
Costumes are required for students to perform in the year-end performance. The cost of $80 per costume plus tax per child will be due by NOVEMBER 15.   We understand that this deadline is right before Christmas; however, we are forced to order costumes in December to ensure delivery before our recital dates. Please prepare for this payment in advance (NONREFUNDABLE).  We do offer you the option of spreading out the payment over the months of August to November, until the payment deadline. (THESE PAYMENTS ARE NONREFUNDABLE).  Costumes will not be given out if your account is not current. Payments plans start as low as $20 a month in August for all accounts.

Spring Recital
All students will participate in the end-of-year recital, provided they have met the attendance requirements listed above and are current with tuition payments. Attendance at dress rehearsals is mandatory. The P.A.C.E. Studio has a 6PM performance with call time at 5PM. We have found these times to work well for most families. Detailed information about the recital will be given to parents in the spring. Recital tickets are sold to enable The P.A.C.E. Studio to provide your child with the experience of participating in a full-scale production. Tickets are sold through TutuTix.com. or at the studio with family codes for students in the recital. All accounts must be up to date before purchasing tickets. This performance includes a state-of-the-art theater, professional backdrops and scenery, professional lighting and sound technicians, as well as top-quality programs. The recital tickets are $15.00 ($20.00 at the door on day of recital) for every seat sold (nonrefundable).