2020-2021 Studio Policies
Turning Pointe School of Dance strives to bring excellence into each class.
We believe when dancers dress for success they start the process of achieving greatness. Please review our dress code carefully.
Colored Sparkle Tutu Dress associated with Age Group*:
2-3 y.o. - Pink; 3-4 y.o.- Lavender; 4-5 y.o.- Light Blue
Pink Ballet Shoes and Black Tap Shoes
*All dance wear is included in $75 registration fee. For Returning Dancers, new colored leotard for specific age group is included in the discounted registration fee.
Black Tap Shoes (*intermediate & advanced tappers need shoe with flexible sole)
Calm colored leotard
Leggings or Jazz Pants
Hair pulled away from the face
No mid-drift tops. No jeans.
Tan slip-on jazz shoes
Any calm colored leotard or dance top
Tan/Black tights or leggings
Hair pulled away from face
Mid-drifts must be covered at ALL times.
Tennis Shoes/Dance Shoes (any style or color)
Street clothes are allowed as long as they are loose fitting enough for stretching and splits.
No mid-drift tops. No Jeans.
*Please note that since you are not required to buy specific shoes and dancewear for this class, you may be required to purchase shoes closer to recital to match the costume.
Any calm colored leotard
Pink ballet shoes
Skirts are allowed in most classes; however, this is at the discretion of the teacher.
NO dance shorts
Hair must be pulled away from the face in a Ballet Bun.
Bare feet or contemporary dance footwear
Any calm colored leotard or dance top
Leggings, pants, or dance shorts with tan/black tights.
Hair pulled away from face. No mid-drift tops.
To ensure you are purchasing dance attire that meets our dress code, visit our online dance wear boutique.
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Tuition and Payment Policies:
Turning Pointe School of Dance tuition is based on an entire season of dance. Our Season runs from September 8, 2020 - May 27, 2021. Monthly tuition is not based on the number of classes in a month or attendance. We guarantee a minimum of 30 classes per season for each class; however, if the season runs as scheduled, each class will meet 32-33 times this season. Therefore, if we are forced to close due to unforeseen circumstances (including but not limited to weather, hurricanes, epidemics, pandemics, state of emergency, etc.), and classes do not fall below the minimum of 30 meetings, we will not make them up. Please understand that we cannot be responsible for acts of Mother Nature or other unforeseen circumstances. Class cancellations do to unforeseen circumstances do not affect your monthly tuition. There is NO refund for missed classes due to personal reasons as we are happy to provide you a choice in a make-up class.
You may pay the entire season in full or divide it up into 9 monthly installments. The first monthly installment is due with your registration fee and is non-refundable. All other installments are due the 1st of each month and will be automatically billed to the card on file on the 1st of each month. Failure to submit payment before the 15th of the month results in an additional $25 late fee. This late fee also applies to declined charges for cards on file for any reason.
If you pay the entire season in full prior to September 8, 2020, you will receive a 10% discount. Please note: if you pay your dancer's tuition for the full season and withdraw from classes for any reason, a 30% penalty will be applied to your refund. We suggest being 100% confident in your dancer participating for the entire year before paying for the full season upfront.
All monthly tuition payments, recital Fees, and costume fees will be auto-billed to the card on file on the date they are due: tuition will be automatically billed on the 1st of each month, costume fee will be automatically billed on November 15, 2020, and recital fee will be automatically billed on April 1, 2021.
We accept cash, check, MC, VISA, DISCOVER, and AMEX.
Registration Fee: $30 per dancer
*$15 per each additional dancer in family
After January 31st, Registration Fee will increase by $15.
NEW Twinkle Star Registration Fee: $75 per dancer
(includes Sparkle tutu dress in designated color, tights, ballet shoes and tap shoes)
Returning Twinkle Star Dancer: $38 per dancer
(includes new Sparkle tutu dress in designated color)
Costume Fee: $85 per Costume
*Due November 15, 2020
*Each class requires a separate costume
After December 31st, Costume Fee will increase by $15.
Recital Fee: $50 per family
*Due April 1, 2021
*All Fees are Non-Refundable.
Multiple Dancers In A Family:
Turning Pointe School of Dance loves having siblings dance together! We allow families to combine total class hours up to a maximum of 5 hours per week to determine their monthly tuition. Additional hours, over the 5 hours per week limit, will be an additional $40 per class. Unlimited number of classes per week is $350/month for a family of 2 dancers and $400/month for a family of 3 dancers. Please contact the studio office with any questions regarding tuition, fees, or payment process.
Turning Pointe School of Dance families will have a portal to register for classes and programs, process payments, etc. Please keep all of the contact information within your portal up to date (email address, cell phone number, cell phone carrier, payment info, etc.). Access to the parent portal can be found on the parent portal page located in the website menu. Please contact either Miss Erin with any questions about your parent portal and/or account info.
Turning Pointe is a non-contract dance studio; however, in the case your dancer needs to withdrawal from classes mid-season, a 30-day written notice via email is required. Please email to withdrawal from the season. After the 30-day notice, we will terminate your monthly installments, or, if a full year was paid, we will issue a refund of the remaining installments minus the 30% penalty.
Turning Pointe School of Dance holds an annual Year-End Recital as well as multiple Twinkle Star Showcases at the end of the dance season. Every dancer at Turning Pointe will participate in a year-end performance in a Fine Arts Theatre. Recital and Showcase details are announced in January of each season.
Twinkle Star classes participate in a smaller scale Showcase in full costume on the big stage. These performances are an excellent introduction to the theatre for our 2-5 year old dancers. Without the hustle and bustle of backstage, these performances are a great way for parents to see what all their tiny dancer has learned throughout the season.
Our Annual Recital, a full-length storyline, is an entertaining event for the entire family! Turning Pointe School of Dance is proud to intertwine all styles of dance into a fun production where each class plays an important role in bringing the story together. We encourage all dancers to participate as this is an exciting way for our dancers to celebrate all their hard work and dedication throughout the season!
Year-End Performance Fee and Tickets:
A Performance Fee of $50 per family is due in April. This fee helps cover the cost of putting on all year-end productions. 4 tickets per family are included in this Performance Fee. Additional tickets for the Year-End Recital will need to be purchased before the show. Dancers performing in the show do not need a ticket. Parents volunteering backstage for a particular show do not need a ticket for that show. More information regarding ticket sales will be available in March.
Twinkle Star Families: you do not need to purchase tickets for the Twinkle Star Showcase. Since these performances are on a much smaller scale, there is plenty of seating for all family and friends invited.
- No Food or drinks are allowed inside the dance studios besides water!
- All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times unless they are participating in a dance class.
-The lobby is a wide open space so please keep an eye on your children. No running or climbing on furniture please!
-Turning Pointe School of Dance is not responsible for any items left behind at the studio. Please ask the front desk for the location of the lost and found tub.
-No parents, friends, or siblings are allowed in the studio at any time during class. This is for the benefit of your dancer. They learn more when we have their full attention! *We do have scheduled preview weeks for our Twinkle Star dancers. These weeks are announced at the beginning of the season.
-Parents of young dancers, please take your child to the bathroom BEFORE class begins as to avoid disruptions during dance time.
-Please make an effort to be prompt! It benefits your dancer to be on time for dance class. Excessive tardiness to pick up your dancer may result in additional fees.
-No cell phone usage is allowed during class time. If cell phones are inside the dance studio, they must be stored in a dance bag and turned off/on silent.