In order for a student to progress, regular attendance is needed and expected. If a student knows in advance that he or she will not be able to attend class, he or she should notify the staff. Make-up classes are available for most levels.
No food, drink, or gum chewing is allowed in class. All students must be potty trained.
If inclement weather causes cancellations, tuition will not be adjusted, nor will classes be made up. Essentials Dance Company follows the Collierville Schools inclement weather policy. If Collierville schools are closed due to inclement weather then classes are canceled for that day.
Tuition is due on the 1st of the month. A $10 fee will be added to late payments. Prices are based on a 4 week month. If a holiday causes there to be only 2 weeks in a month, then tuition will be half. If there is only 3 weeks in a month, and 5 in another month, tuition will not be prorated. If tuition becomes a month overdue the student will not be able to return to class until payments are made. No adjustments for absences.
Payments can be made by the month, semester, or year.
Payments can be made by cash or check.
Dropping - IN ORDER TO DROP FROM THE PROGRAM A WRITTEN DROP FORM MUST BE SUBMITTED AT LEAST 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR DROP TO AVOID PAYING TUITION FOR THE NEXT MONTH.
For example: if you will not be able to attend classes in February you must notify us through a written statement by January 1st in order to avoid paying February's tuition.
Class Placement and Student Evaluation
Initial class placement will be made by Essentials Dance Company's staff based on age, previous experience, and a placement class. Parents may observe classes before enrolling their child.
Parents can watch class on the monitor outside the studio doors.
Hair must be pulled securly away from face in a bun or ponytail
for all classes.
Monthly Rates for Recreational Students
Pink Ballet Shoes
NO ISOTONER HOUSE SLIPPERS!
Essentials Dance Company
First child $30 per semester or $50 per year
Each additional child $10
Boys: Capezio EJ2 Black Jazz Shoe
Ballet, Contemporary Jazz, & Tap:
Any color leotard. NO SKIRTS.
Dance shorts or briefs and any tight fitting crop top or sports bra
Hip-Hop: Active wear and tennis shoes. No jeans or skirts. Represent your style. Hip hop is all about style and personality.
Boys: Anything you move well in. No jeans.
Unlimited classes and a one year membership on our Performance Team (includes a performance, uniform, costume and rehearsal fees for our end of the year performance, as well as participating in local performance festivities)
Unlimited classes and one year membership to our competitive team. This is our best value as it includes extra specialty training classes not available to recreational students.