Please review our policies closely.
All fees are due on the first lesson of each month. If tuition is not received by the 5th of each month, a $10.00 late fee will be billed to your account the following month. This allows us to keep tuition at a minimum cost.
Upon enrollment in classes or private lessons, tuition for the remainder of the month is due. 1-month notice is required to drop/cancel the class or lessons; failure to give 1 month notice will result in a bill for one month of services.
Missed lessons will not be credited or refunded should a student fail to appear. If Kim has another lesson time available, a make up lesson will be offered. If Kim needs to cancel a lesson, a credit will always be given for the class or lesson.
SHOWCASE & PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
At least one performance opportunity per year will be offered for all students. Once a student decides to be in a performance, this commitment is taken very seriously as a live show has many moving parts. Students are not required to participate in live performances, but are highly encouraged to do so to reap the full benefits of their hard work. Students who perform live gain more confidence, stage presence, and professional poise for auditions or other performance opportunities that will surely come their way.
SHOWCASE FEES: The Annual Student Showcase usually takes place in June and is optional, but highly encouraged to all students. Showcase fees and tickets are solely for the purpose of paying for theater rental, professional lighting, sound, etc. Should the student cancel, or drop out of the showcase after making this commitment, you are still responsible for the $150.00 showcase fee and the cost of any costumes which may have already been purchased on behalf of the student.
COSTUMES: Students will be responsible for their own standard performance attire (dance shoes, jazz pants, tights, dress slacks, etc). Students may be responsible for their own costumes or will be able to rent costumes from Kim for a minimal cost for specialty or solo numbers. All ensemble and most solo number costumes are provided by Kim and charged a rental fee of $15.00 per costume.
PROFESSIONAL DVD/RECORDING: The Showcase fee includes a copy of the performance recorded by a professional production company. This fee will be charged to your account the month of the showcase. DVD's are not included for community performances.
VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT: If students participate in a Showcase, parents must volunteer to help with some aspect of running the show. Parents may also volunteer sewing, painting or using other talents instead of working a show, loading in or striking a show ( tearing down afterwards). Putting on a show is a huge undertaking, and our volunteer requirement helps us to keep our costs affordable for everyone. Thank you for all your help!
TICKETS: Tickets to the Showcases are $15.00 (subject to change) and are sold separately.
We reserve the right to offer the student other options for music study as necessary over the course of a student's study. If Kim feels that the student would better benefit from more one on one structure rather than in a class setting, she may offer that as an option for the student to enable them to receive the full benefit of music lessons. If at any time I feel that I am unable to serve a student in a manner that would best suite their learning style, I will consult the parent/guardian and the student at that time for other options.