2019-2020 WVDA Rates & Policies

Purchase dancewear at West Valley Dance Academy, Capezio Dance Shop, or online at Discountdance.com (use teacher code TP109280 at checkout for a discount on your first purchase.) - ALWAYS CHECK YOUR DRESS CODE BEFORE PURCHASING DANCEWEAR OR SHOES - ESPECIALLY FOR SHOE COLORS.

General Policies

  1. Information about studio closings, recital, announcements, etc. can be found on the Studio Bulletin Board, Website, and Newsletters via email (please make sure the studio emails are not going to your spam folder.)

  2. WVDA is not responsible for injuries sustained in class, on premises, or at any related event.

  3. Please put your name in all your belongings and do not leave valuables unattended, WVDA is not responsible for items lost, misplaced, or stolen.

  4. WVDA reserves the right to make instructor substitutions without notice (everyone gets sick sometimes, including dance teachers!) In situations of a permanent instructor change we will notify all families enrolled in the affected classes.

  5. In the rare event the studio has to cancel classes we will try to schedule a makeup class or credit the affected accounts for the missed class, depending on the situation.

Tuition/Payment Policies:

  1. The Registration Fee is due annually upon enrollment (only exception – no registration fee during Summer Session.)

  2. All lessons are paid for in advance, due the 20th of each month prior. All accounts are required to have a credit card on file for auto-pay – any accounts that are paid in full before the 20th of the month (by cash, check, or credit) will not be automatically billed if there is no outstanding balance.

  3. Tuition is the same each month from September-June. Tuition rates are based on 38 weeks of classes and are divided into 10 equal monthly payments for your convenience. (Months are not prorated based on actual number of classes occurring in that month.)

  4. A late fee of $15 will be added to any account that is not paid in full by the 25th.

  5. We accept CASH, CHECK, VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, and AMEX. There will be a $25 returned check fee for any checks returned from the bank.

  6. Tuition is non-refundable. There is no discount for missed classes, you may make up a class, if available (see Absences, Make-ups, Sickness/Injury Policies)

  7. If you need to unenroll from your class during the season for any reason please notify the office BEFORE the next autopay date, otherwise your account will be charged for the next tuition installment.

  8. All accounts with West Valley Dance Academy have one primary account holder. This is the account holder that registers and signs the registration form. This account holder will be the one considered financially responsible for the account.

  9. All arrangements for split payments must be made outside of West Valley Dance Academy.

Class and Studio Etiquette

  1. Please observe and abide by the dress code.

  2. Please abide by the “Studio Etiquette” guidelines as posted in the studio and lobby.

  3. All students are should remain in the studio once class has begun, please use the restroom before class.

  4. Any student or parent displaying disrespectful or hurtful behavior toward a staff member or other student may be asked to leave the studio, either for the day or permanently, depending on the severity and number of offenses. Any classes already paid for will be forfeited by the customer; a refund will not be issued.

Absences, Make-ups, and Sickness/Injury Policies

  1. Make-up classes can be scheduled within a reasonable amount of time (typically within 1 month of the date of absence.) It is always best for the student to attend their regularly scheduled class but we understand that some absences may be unavoidable from time to time and therefore make-up classes are offered as a courtesy, they cannot to be saved up and used in place of future tuition.

  2. During class if a student complains of being ill or sustains an injury and cannot participate, the teacher will send them to the front desk and the parents will be notified.

  3. If a student is sick - PLEASE DO NOT BRING THEM TO CLASS. Notify the front desk by phone or email that your child will be absent. If the teacher notices any excessive cold/flu symptoms in a student we will kindly request that the student goes home and takes a make-up class when the cold has passed.

  4. If a student needs to miss more than 2 weeks of class in a row for illness or injury, upon returning to classes we will require a doctor's note clearing the student to return to normal physical activity.

  5. If only one student is in attendance for a regularly scheduled class (effectively a private lesson for that day,) that class may be shortened, at the teacher’s discretion: regularly 45-60 minutes will be 30 minutes, regularly 75-90 minutes will be 45 minutes.