Policies

Information & Policies

 

Please register for classes as soon as possible. Spots will not be held without a registration fee, September tuition, and online student waiver. Registration fees are $25 per student or $30 per family.

 

  • Students must be at least 3 years old by September 1st to register in our regular season classes.

  • If a class does not have at least 4 students enrolled by September 5th, the class will be cancelled and refunds will be given at that time.

  • There are no refunds on registration fees.

  • New students will be accepted through November if there is space available.

  • If your dancer chooses to withdraw from the program anytime after October 31st, tuition for the month in which he or she drops still needs to be paid and there will be a $25 drop fee.

Classes will run from September thru May with Holiday breaks that do not necessarily follow the school schedule. There are no refunds for missed classes. Attendance is critical to the development and discipline of dance. It is very important that students attend as many classes as possible. If a student is injured, they are more than welcome to come and watch class, but if they are sick and contagious, please stay at home and rest. Having a healthy body is number one!! Please call or email in advance when a student must miss a class. During the final four weeks before the recital, it is unacceptable to miss a class unless for health reasons.

 

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Students will be placed in classes based on age and skill/experience level, which is determined by our staff.

 

Observing classes is not allowed except on predetermined dates. We will let you know in advance what days are reserved for observation.

 

Pictures will be held in the month of March. Students must wear their costumes and be in the picture even if they will not be ordering any photos.

Please use the bathroom before entering the classroom. If small children cannot go to the bathroom by themselves, please stay in the lobby area to help them if need be. This also goes for students who have any kind of separation anxiety. We will do our best in class, but cannot have extra staff available if your child needs help outside of the classroom.

 
Discipline Actions

  • Child gets a verbal warning and is redirected.

  • Verbal warning is reiterated.

  • Child must sit and watch class for 3-5 minutes (usually during a fun game).

  • Child needs to sit in lobby with parent.

 

After the situation is over, the teacher will discuss what happened with the child and help the child brainstorm ways to prevent it from happening again. If you feel like it would be a good idea to stay in the lobby for your child, please do. The teachers will always be able to explain to you how your child is behaving in class.

Tuition

 

For everyone’s convenience, we will be using an automated recurring billing system. If you wish to pay by cash or check, you can do so before the 5th of each month. On the 5th of each month, we will run the credit card on file for the remaining balance. Therefore, everyone must have a credit or debit card on file with the studio. This should eliminate any late charges and past due accounts.

 

  • A $15 late fee will be charged to your account if it is not paid by the 5th. This $15 late fee will be charged weekly until the account is paid.

  • Need help paying your account? Please reach out to Stephanie Boden at stelladancestaff@gmail.com to set up a payment plan and avoid any late fees.

  • You can login to your account at stelladancestudio.com at any time to view your balance or make a payment.

  • If a student wishes to discontinue their membership in a class, you must pay for that full month, as we do not charge per class. There will also be a $25 drop fee if the dancer decides to drop after October 31st.

  • There are no refunds for weather cancellations. Please watch for the Prescott School District closings, which will indicate Stella to be closed as well.

  • For every other child in the family, there is a discount of $5 per month. Boys are half price tuition for their first year enrollment.

  • Costumes are ordered in November for the May recital and payment is due on November 1st. They will be $60-$70 each and all students will need one costume per class unless they are in the competition lines. This payment is non-refundable and will not be ordered without payment. Students need a costume for pictures in March and the recital in May.

Private lessons:

 

  • Private lessons are available for $46/hour.

  • If you cancel less than·24 hours in advance, you will be charged $30.

  • If we do not hear from you and you do not show up for your lesson, you will be charged the full price of the lesson.

 

Dress Code and Class Information

 

Our dress code is very important to us at Stella and to the learning and progression of your dancer. Please make sure you follow the rules for each class. 

 

Summer classes and session classes: Students may wear any color as long as they are dance clothes. No jeans please.

Regular season classes:

Twinklers Classes

 

  • Hair Off the Face: For your child’s safety, children MUST have their hair up and off of their face. If your child doesn't have their hair up, they will be sent out of class to fix it. This includes the shorter haired children as well! Hair binders are available for purchase at the front desk. 

  • Light Pink Tights: MUST BE purchased from Stella Dance Studio to ensure uniform color. Please see front desk for sizing options.

  • If your dancer had purchased black tights through the studio last season, they may wear these to class.

  • BLACK Leotard: NO designs, colors, shapes, or excessive rhinestones allowed. NO SKIRTS OR SHORTS attached to the leotard are allowed.  Leotards are available for purchase at the front desk.

  • Pink Ballet Shoes: Please label. Any kind pink ballet shoe is acceptable until January.  *After January 1st (during the regular dance season), ALL shoes must be purchased through Stella Dance Studio so the class has the same shoes for pictures/recital.

  • If your dancer had purchased black ballet shoes through the studio last season, they may wear these to class.

  • Black Tie Tap Shoes: Please label. Any kind black tap shoe is acceptable until January.  *After January 1st (during the regular dance season), ALL shoes must be purchased through Stella Dance Studio so the class has the same shoes for pictures/recital.

  • Dance Bag: Each child should have a LABELED dance bag that they can take into class for changing shoes.

  • Optional: LIGHT PINK or BLACK detachable ballet skirt is optional for class. We need these to be detachable so that if your child is distracted or playing with their skirt, it can be removed to concentrate on dancing.

  • Failure to adhere to the dress code will result in a note home to get approved attire so that the student can return to/attend class. Consistent non-compliance to the dress code will result in appropriate disciplinary action.

Starlettes Tap/Jazz Classes

 

  • Hair Off the Face: For your child’s safety, Children MUST have their hair up and off of their face. If your child doesn’t have their hair up, they will be sent out of class to fix it. This includes the shorter haired children as well! Hair binders are available for purchase at the front desk. 

  • Tights are Optional: If your dancer chooses to wear tights to class, please make sure they are tan stirrup tights (these will be used for the recital).  These tights should be purchased from Stella Dance Studio.  Please see front desk for sizing options.

  • Any Color Comfortable Form-fitting Clothing: Acceptable clothing includes leotards, shorts, jazz pants, tank tops, and t-shirts. 

  • Tan Half Ballet Shoes: Please label. Any kind jazz shoe is acceptable until January.  *After January 1st (during the regular dance season), ALL shoes must be purchased through Stella Dance Studio so the class has the same shoes for pictures/recital.

  • Black Strappy Tap Shoes: Please label. Any kind tap shoe is acceptable until January.  *After January 1st (during the regular dance season), ALL shoes must be purchased through Stella Dance Studio so the class has the same shoes for pictures/recital.

Hip Hop Classes

 

  • Hair Off the Face: For your child’s safety, Children MUST have their hair up and off of their face. If your child doesn’t have their hair up, they will be sent out of class to fix it. This includes the shorter haired children as well! Hair binders are available for purchase at the front desk. 

  • Tights are Optional: If your dancer chooses to wear tights to class, please make sure they are tan stirrup tights (these will be used for the recital).  These tights should be purchased from Stella Dance Studio.  Please see front desk for sizing options.

  • Any Color Comfortable Form-fitting Clothing: Acceptable clothing includes leotards, shorts, jazz pants, tank tops, and t-shirts. 

  • Clean Tennis Shoes

Beginning Lyrical Class

 

  • Hair Off the Face: For your child’s safety, Children MUST have their hair up and off of their face. If your child doesn’t have their hair up, they will be sent out of class to fix it. This includes the shorter haired children as well! Hair binders are available for purchase at the front desk. 

  • Tights are Optional: If your dancer chooses to wear tights to class, please make sure they are tan stirrup tights (these will be used for the recital).  These tights should be purchased from Stella Dance Studio.  Please see front desk for sizing options.

  • Any Color Comfortable Form-fitting Clothing: Acceptable clothing includes leotards, shorts, jazz pants, tank tops, and t-shirts. 

  • Tan Half Ballet Shoes: Please label. Any kind jazz shoe is acceptable until January.  *After January 1st (during the regular dance season), ALL shoes must be purchased through Stella Dance Studio so the class has the same shoes for pictures/recital.

Ballet Classes (Recreational and Competition Students)

 

  • Hair in a bun: Dancers MUST have their hair up off of their face in a tight bun. If your child doesn’t have their hair up, they will be sent out of class to fix it. Hair binders are available for purchase at the front desk.

  • Light Pink Tights: MUST BE purchased from Stella Dance Studio to ensure uniform color. Please see front desk for sizing options.

  • BLACK Leotard: All leotards need to be purchased through Stella Dance Studio.  If your dancer does not have a leotard that has been purchased through the studio, we will size them on the first day of class and order one for you.

  • Pink Ballet Shoes: Please label. After January 1st, ALL shoes must be purchased through Stella Dance Studio so the class has the same shoes for pictures/recital.

  • If your dancer has another class before/after ballet, they must already be/stay in ballet dress code (pink tights, black leo, hair in a bun). Instructors cannot allow students to use valuable class time to change their clothing or fix their hair.

  • LIGHT PINK or BLACK detachable ballet skirt is optional for class. We need these to be detachable so that if your child is distracted or playing with their skirt, it can be removed to concentrate on dancing.

  • Failure to adhere to the dress code will result in a note home to get approved attire so that the student can return to/attend class. Consistent non-compliance to the dress code will result in appropriate disciplinary action.

Company ConSTELLAtions

 

  • Hair Off the Face: Dancers MUST have their hair up and off of their face. If your child doesn’t have their hair up, they will be sent out of class to fix it. Hair binders are available for purchase at the front desk. 

  • Tights are Optional: ALL tights should be purchased from Stella Dance Studio. Please see front desk for sizing options.

  • Black Form-fitting Clothing: Acceptable clothing includes leotards, shorts, jazz pants, tank tops, and t-shirts.

  • Jazz Shoes: Please label. After January 1st, ALL shoes must be purchased through Stella Dance Studio so the class has the same shoes for pictures/recital/competitions.  We will let you know which shoes to order; the style and color will depend on their costumes.

  • Tap Shoes: Please label. After January 1st, ALL shoes must be purchased through Stella Dance Studio so the class has the same shoes for pictures/recital/competitions. We will let you know which shoes to order; the style and color will depend on their costumes.

  • If your dancer has another class before/after ballet, they must already be/stay in ballet dress code (pink tights, black leo, hair in a bun). Instructors cannot allow students to use valuable class time to change their clothing or fix their hair.

  • Crop tops are not permitted during weekday classes.

  • Weekend practices: Students may wear any color dance clothing.  Crop tops will be allowed at these practices.

  • Failure to adhere to the dress code will result in a note home to get approved attire so that the student can return to/attend class. Consistent non-compliance to the dress code will result in appropriate disciplinary action.

 
Infinity Elite Dance Team

 

  • Hair Off the Face: For your child’s safety, Children MUST have their hair up and off of their face. If your child doesn’t have their hair up, they will be sent out of class to fix it. This includes the shorter haired children as well! Hair binders are available for purchase at the front desk. 

  • Tights are Optional: If your dancer chooses to wear tights to class, please make sure they are tan stirrup tights.  These tights should be purchased from Stella Dance Studio.  Please see front desk for sizing options.

  • Black Form-fitting Clothing: Acceptable clothing includes leotards, shorts, jazz pants, tank tops, and t-shirts. 

  • Tan Half Ballet Shoes: Please label.  Any kind jazz shoe is acceptable until November 1st.   *After November 1st, ALL shoes must be purchased through Stella Dance Studio so the class has the same shoes for pictures/recital/competitions.

We will order shoes in the summer and students will be able to try them on at the Open House for sizes. After that, they will be ordered on a monthly basis. We understand that many people come from different studios and have different color shoes. These are fine to wear for the first part of the season, but by January 1st your student must have the correct pair of shoes for pictures and the recital.

Stella Dance Studio’s Fee Breakdown

Registration Fee     $25/student     $30/family

Tuition Late Fee     $15/week          $30 for returned checks

Costumes $60-$70

Discounts

No registration fee if a student is enrolled by June 1st.

When one child is enrolled, all other family members enrolled received $5 off tuition every month.

2nd Class each child is enrolled is 10% off entire monthly bill, 3rd class and so on is 20% off total tuition

 

Boys are ½ price tuition for their first year enrollment.

 

Holidays-No classes
  • Halloween- Oct. 31

  • Thanksgiving- Nov.25-29

  • Winter Break- Dec. 23-Jan. 1

  • Spring Break- March 23-27