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Policies

Stella Information and Policies 

  • Regular season classes will run from September through May with holiday breaks that do not necessarily follow the school schedule.

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

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

  • If a class does not have at least 4 students enrolled, 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 space available.

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

  • If your dancer chooses to withdraw from any regular season class any time 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.

  • We encourage parents to drop off their dancer for class to help them grow in their independence. If your child has any kind of separation anxiety or may need help using the restroom, we ask that you stay in our lobby for the duration of their class so you can help if needed.

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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 should 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 4 weeks before the recital, it is unacceptable to miss a class unless for health reasons. There are no refunds for missed classes.

 

Please use the bathroom before arriving to the studio. Restrooms will be available, but we'd like to minimize the number of kids using the facilities as much as possible during their time at the studio. If small children cannot go to the bathroom by themselves, a parent needs to stay in the lobby area during their class to help them if need be. Dancers who have class in studio 1 should use the bathrooms located in our dancer’s lounge which is outside of studio 1. Dancers who have class in studio 2 should use the bathrooms located in the upstairs hallway outside of studio 2.

 

Costumes are ordered in November and payment is due on November 1st. Costumes are $70 each and all students will need one costume per class unless they are on a competition line. This payment is non-refundable. This costume will be worn for pictures in March and the recital in May.  

 

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

 

Recital Package
Each dancer registered for our regular season classes or competition classes is required to purchase our recital package which includes our dress rehearsal fee, a recital t-shirt, and a digital copy of our recital video. When video production is complete, we will send a link by email that will allow you to view the recital video. You are welcome to share this link with family and friends and even download it to your own flash drive! 

 

Private lessons are available for $56/hour. If you cancel less than 24 hours in advance, you will be charged $38 for an hour lesson or $19 for a 30 minute lesson. If you do not show up for your lesson and we are not notified about your absence before the lesson, you will be charged the full price of the lesson.

 

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 card on file for the balance due. Therefore, everyone must have a credit or debit card on file with the studio.

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

  • 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 or missed classes due to absences.

 

Shoes and tights are available to order at our open house in August as well as throughout the season. If you’d like to place an order for shoes or apparel after our open house, please email Stephanie to set up a time for your dancer to be sized. We understand that some dancers might have shoes and tights that are a different style than what is required at Stella. These are fine to wear for the first part of the season, but by January 1st your student must order the correct pair of shoes and tights from Stella Dance Studio to ensure uniformity for pictures and the recital. 

Dress Code
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. In our summer classes, students may wear any color as long as they are dance clothes. No jeans please. Dress code for September-May classes is organized below by class.  

Twinklers Classes

  • Hair off the face: For your child’s safety, dancers must have their hair up and off of their face. This includes children with shorter hair as well. Hair binders are available for purchase at the front desk. 

  • Pink footed tights: Must be purchased from Stella Dance Studio to ensure uniform color. Please see front desk for sizing options.

  • Leotard: No skirts attached to the leotard are allowed. Leotards are available for purchase at the front desk.

  • Pink relevé ballet shoes: Please label with your dancer’s name and tie and cut the excess strings. Any kind pink ballet shoe is acceptable until January. *After January 1st, ALL shoes must be purchased through Stella Dance Studio so the class has the same shoes for pictures and the recital.

  • Black strappy tap shoes: Please label with your dancer’s name. Any kind black tap shoe is acceptable until January. *After January 1st, ALL shoes must be purchased through Stella Dance Studio so the class has the same shoes for pictures and the recital.

  • Dance Bag: Each child should have a LABELED dance bag for their shoes and water bottle. They will bring this bag with them into class.

  • Optional: 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.

Starlettes Tap/Jazz Classes

  • Hair off the face: For your child’s safety, dancers must have their hair up and off of their face. This includes children with shorter hair 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 footed 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 form-fitting clothing: Acceptable clothing includes leotards, shorts, leggings, tank tops, and t-shirts. 

  • Tan EZY jazz shoes: Please label with your dancer’s name. Any kind jazz shoe is acceptable until January.  *After January 1st, ALL shoes must be purchased through Stella Dance Studio so the class has the same shoes for pictures and the recital.

  • Black strappy tap shoes: Please label with your dancer’s name. Any kind tap shoe is acceptable until January.  After January 1st, ALL shoes must be purchased through Stella Dance Studio so the class has the same shoes for pictures and the recital.

Hip Hop Classes

  • Hair off the face: For your child’s safety, dancers must have their hair up and off of their face. This includes children with shorter hair as well. Hair binders are available for purchase at the front desk. 

  • Tights are optional

  • Any color form-fitting clothing: Acceptable clothing includes leotards, shorts, leggings, tank tops, and t-shirts. 

  • Clean tennis shoes: Please label with your dancer’s name. Any kind clean sneaker is acceptable until January. *After January 1st, ALL shoes must be purchased through Stella Dance Studio so the class has the same shoes for pictures and the recital.

Ballet/Lyrical Classes

  • Hair off the face: For your child’s safety, dancers must have their hair up and off of their face. This includes children with shorter hair 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 footed 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 form-fitting clothing: Acceptable clothing includes leotards, shorts, leggings, tank tops, and t-shirts. 

  • Tan EZY jazz shoes: Please label with your dancer’s name. Any kind jazz shoe is acceptable until January.  After January 1st, ALL shoes must be purchased through Stella Dance Studio so the class has the same shoes for pictures and the recital.

Pom Classes

  • Hair off the face: For your child’s safety, dancers must have their hair up and off of their face. This includes children with shorter hair 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 footed 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 form-fitting clothing: Acceptable clothing includes leotards, shorts, leggings, tank tops, and t-shirts. 

  • Tan EZY jazz shoes: Please label with your dancer’s name. Any kind jazz shoe is acceptable until January.  *After January 1st, ALL shoes must be purchased through Stella Dance Studio so the class has the same shoes for pictures and the recital.

Important Dates

  • Parade Practice September 7th

  • Parade Performance September 10th 

  • CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 11th

  • Consignment Sale Now-October 13th 

  • Bring A Friend to Dance October 2-5th 

  • 6 & Under Open Gym October 14th 

  • Halloween Week October 23-26th   

  • Holiday Party December 10th 

  • Holiday Week December 18-21st  

  • Valentines Week February 12-15th  

  • Pictures - No Classes March 25-26th   

  • Spring Dance Camp April 12th 

  • Last Week of Classes May 13-16th     

  • Dress Rehearsal and Recitals May 17-18th     

  • Summer Classes July 8-26th

  • Competition Auditions July 29th-August 2nd

Holiday Breaks - No Classes

Halloween: Oct. 31 Thanksgiving: Nov. 20-24 Winter Break: Dec. 23-31 Spring Break: March 11-15

Stella Dance Studio’s Fee Breakdown

  • Registration Fee $25/student $35/family                                                                         

  • Tuition Late Fee $15 $30 for returned checks

  • Costume $70

Discounts

  • When one child is enrolled in a recreational class, all other recreational dancers in the family that are enrolled will received $5 off their monthly tuition.

  • 10% off monthly tuition when taking two or more recreational classes.

 

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