Dance class is educational and fun, however, an important part is developing an attitude of discipline and respect for teachers and fellow students. We trust that following our classroom etiquette will provide an environment whereby classes at Miss Maria’s School of Dance (“MMSD”) will be a pleasure for all concerned.
  1. Our annual dance season is approximately 10 months long and it runs from September through June.
  2. A $25 annual registration fee per family is required at registration for classes that run from September through June and is non-refundable. Our Summer Dance program does not require a registration fee.
  3. Registration is intended for the full 10-month dance season. However, if your child loses interest in dance, you relocate, or some other situation arises requiring you to un-enroll your child from dance class before the completion of the 10-month season, all we ask is that you notify our office in writing to: info@missmariadance.com and future scheduled tuition payments will no longer be due. However, past payments will not be refunded even if there is a portion of unused class time remaining.
  4. All payments made to our studio prior to un-enrollment, including unused pre-paid tuition payments (tuition is paid for two months at a time), are non-refundable. This also includes registration fees, competition fees, and purchases of dance attire, dance shoes, and recital costumes.
  5. If our dance school is forced to temporarily close again due to Governmental Orders related to a Pandemic, each dance teacher will continue to offer their specific dance classes online via ZOOM. As such, tuition payments will continue to be charged to you during this period; however, it will be at a reduced price. Zoom class participation tuition is 75% of in-class tuition that is detailed at the end of this document.
  6. If you choose to cancel your child’s enrollment while we are operating on ZOOM only, then they risk falling far behind their peers. If you decide to have them re-enroll once classes resume in-studio, they may not be able to return to the same dance class if it is determined by the dance teacher that they are too far behind the others. We can provide you with other class options that may have spots available but is no guarantee that they will be allowed to return to the same dance class if they withdraw while we are forced to teach on Zoom.
  7. Refunds will not be provided if we are forced to temporarily close due to a Pandemic. However, we will apply any unused tuition towards future dance sessions if you rejoin our studio when classes resume in-studio.
  8. A signed Activity Waiver (“Waiver”) must be on file with Miss Maria’s School of Dance (“MMSD”) for all students taking dance lessons at our studio. Waivers have been updated to reflect new terms pursuant to the current Covid-19 Pandemic, including our rules concerning face coverings/masks.
  9. Tuition for our annual dance season is paid for two months at a time, in advance and is non-refundable.
  10. Tuition payment due dates are: 9/8/20, 11/1/20, 1/1/21, 3/1/21 & 5/1/21.
  11. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Checks and Cash; however, all customers are required to have a valid credit card on file with MMSD.
  12. All MMSD customers will be on auto-pay, which means that you authorize MMSD to charge your credit card the first day of every two-month period for tuition or any other outstanding balances, unless you have formally withdrawn your child from our studio.
  13. Sign-up forms for autopay are available at our front desk or you may also access them online via our website (https://missmariadance.com/registration-tuition/).
  14. If you prefer to pay tuition by cash or checks, payment must be received BEFORE the tuition due dates of 9/8/20, 11/1/20, 1/1/21, 3/1/21 & 5/1/21. If payment is not received by the due date, then we will automatically charge your credit card on file.
  15. MMSD will charge credit card information on file (while enrolled at our studio) for automatic charges of tuition and any other related expenses including any dance attire or dance shoes purchased at our studio.
  16. If a credit card is declined, you will receive an automated email informing you of this. It will include instructions on how to update your credit card information online.
  17. Any declined credit card must be resolved within five days, otherwise your child’s enrollment will be cancelled, and their spot will be provided to another student on our waitlist.
  18. Our tuition rates are not further discounted for holidays or student absences for any reason including but not limited to illness, vacation travel, family commitments, or injury.
  19. We do not provide freezes, pauses or holds on tuition. If your child becomes injured, tuition is still due, and they are expected to observe class until a medical professional clears them for active class participation.
  20. Due to Governmental Capacity Restrictions, students are no longer allowed to attend make-up classes for missed dance classes. If your child feels sick, we ask you keep them home but contact us by 9 am for the specific ZOOM meeting ID and passcode so they can attend class from home. This benefit is not intended to be abused, in that, we ask that students miss dance class only if they are ill or required to quarantine.
  21. If you take an extended vacation during the dance season but expect to have your child’s spot held in their dance class and available upon your return, then tuition is still due. Please note that we highly discourage extended absences from dance class.
  22. Anyone, age 3 or older, entering our dance school must wear a face mask or face covering that clearly covers both their mouth and nose. No one will be allowed inside our dance school without a face mask/covering. All dancers, ages 3 or older, are required to keep their face masks/coverings on while participating in dance class.
  23. Due to capacity restrictions, we can only accommodate 10 individuals in the waiting area at one time. We encourage families to drop off their children and run errands while they are in dance class so to eliminate any overcrowding in our waiting area.
  24. 24. Consistent attendance is very important for children to progress at our studio. Excessive absences or tardiness will result in a student’s unenrollment from their dance class.
  25. 25. Important dance school news will be included in our newsletters and emails to parents. Please be sure to add our email addresses: info@missmariadance.com and missmariadance@gmail.com to your address book.
  26. You are responsible for updating the studio with any changes to your credit card date and billing information, home address, phone numbers, and email addresses.
  27. Street shoes are not allowed in any dance room. Students may only enter with their dance shoes on or barefoot.
  28. Dancers are encouraged to bring water bottles to dance class. Water breaks may be taken outside of the dance room, near the cubbies. Food is not allowed, and gum chewing is never allowed inside a dance room.
  29. We request that students carefully observe our dress code detailed below. Dance attire and shoes may be purchased at our studio, except for hip hop sneakers.
    • Ballet Classes – Girls: Any color leotard and tights. Tutus, wrap/ballet skirts, dance shorts, and/or leg warmers may also be worn. Boys can wear plain shirts with shorts or dance pants. We require pink ballet shoes for girls and black for boys.
    • Tap & Jazz Classes – Dancers may supplement their leotards and tights with leggings, dance shorts, or dance pants. Unitard shorties are fine too. We require black jazz shoes and black tap shoes. Shoe styles can include buckle, boot, or tie.
    • Hip Hop Classes – Dancers may wear comfortable clothing that they can easily dance and stretch in (no jeans). We require clean, new hip hop sneakers in class that have not been previously worn outside. We recommend the black with white accents Converse Chuck Taylor All Star high top or low top sneaker; or the Vans Old Skool or SK8-Hi. For our younger dancers, we also recommend new black sneakers but they can include colorful designs on them. Sneakers can be with laces, or zip up/velcro for our younger dancers.
    • Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern Classes – Leotards with either convertible or footless tights. Leotards also be worn with dance shorts or leggings. Students may participate barefoot or wear nude foot undeez or half-soles (all sold at our studio).
    • Creative Movement Toddler Classes – Dance attire is not required and toddlers may wear any comfortable clothing that they can easily stretch and dance in. However, leotards, tutus, tights, are all fine too. We encourage that they either dance barefoot or wear ballet shoes. Socks can be very slippery on the dance floors unless they have grips.

30. You will be advised if we feel, for any reason, your child is not adjusting well to our dance class environment. In cases where a student is dismissed due to behavior issues, the portion of paid tuition (if any) that has not yet been used will be refunded. However, registration fees and any expenses paid toward past tuition, dance shoes or attire purchased at MMSD will not be refunded.

31. We intend to host an outdoor dance recital at the conclusion of the dance year on Saturday, June 26, 2021; rain date is Sunday, June 27. Location will be the back-parking lot of our dance studio and families will be encouraged to bring their own chairs; or blankets or use standing room. Tickets will be $5 each for anyone attending, excluding performers. The annual dance recital is a way for the dancers to showcase all that they have learned throughout the year.

Please note that policies pertaining to Covid-19 Procedures & Protocols, including face masks, are subject to change based on new or revised Governmental Orders.

Our monthly tuition rates are for our annual dance season that runs from September through June. Tuition is paid for two months at a time and is due on the 1st* of every other month (*starts on the 8th in September only). Enrollments for ZOOM only classes are at 75% of tuition amounts noted on the Registration & Tuition page.

Any Questions?

If you have questions please email or call:
info@missmariadance.com | 617-744-6095

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