EPIC policies

 Registration:
An  annual non-refundable $45 registration fee is required when signing up  for classes.  Second and third siblings are $15 each.   The family  registration maximum fee is $70.  Summer registration fee is $15 per  dancer (new students only).


Tuition:
Tuition  is due on the 15th of each month and will be automatically debited from  your bank account or charged to your credit card on file.   Fees will  apply for any declined transactions.  A late fee of $20 will be applied  for any tuition not paid by the 20th of the month. Tuition is  non-refundable.

For adults with busy schedules, we offer class cards.  Call for pricing and details.


Dress Code:
Students  are expected to adhere to the dress codes.  Students without proper  attire and hair will not be allowed to participate in class. Dancers who  dress appropriately feel more prepared and therefore tend to be more  focused and successful in class.


Studio Schedule:
We  generally follow the Fort Bend ISD calendar. When the students and teachers have a  major holiday, the studio will close.  In the case of inclement weather  and possible studio closings, we will leave messages on the studio  voice mail, send e-mails, and post information on the web site.


Attendance and Etiquette:
Regular  class attendance is strongly encouraged.  We do not give refunds for  missed classes.  Prompt arrival for class is necessary for the safety of  each dancer. Missing the beginning warm-ups of class can lead to  injury.  Any student arriving later than 10 minutes may be asked to  observe class.  This decision is left to the discretion of the teacher.  No gum, candy, or food is allowed in the classrooms. Students may take  bottled water to class.  Cell phones MUST be on silent or left outside  of the classroom. In class and out of class, students are expected to be  respectful of fellow students, teachers, and studio property.  No  running or gymnastics allowed in the halls/ waiting areas.  Parents are  responsible for damages to studio property made by any child in their  supervision.  EPIC Center for Dance will not be responsible for lost or  stolen personal items left at the studio.  Parents are encouraged to  label all items brought to class.  Viewing windows are provided, but no  tapping on the window, waving, or other distractions are allowed. 


Safety, please:
Students  must wear cover-ups to and from the studio.  Dancers should not be  dropped off more than ten minutes before class starts, and they need to  be picked up no later than ten minutes after class is dismissed.   Dancers waiting for rides must wait inside the studio.


Withdrawals:
Notice  of intent to withdraw from any or all classes must be given in writing  to the Office Administrator by the first of the month.  Verbal notice  given to teachers is not sufficient.  Tuition billing will continue  until sufficient notice of withdrawal is given.  Any student returning  after completely withdrawing from the studio will need to pay  registration fees.  Any account placed on a temporary "hold" will be  charged a $25 reinstatement fee.


RECITAL!!!
Recital  fees are due in October.  Our recital is not mandatory, but we highly  encourage our students to participate.  Recital  is a great opportunity  for students to showcase their skills while developing their ability to  perform in front of an audience.  Being in the theater environment is  another great learning experience for dancers.  Costume fees are due by December 1st of the current year.  No refunds can be given for recital  fees or costume fees- no exceptions. 


Substitutes:

We reserve the right to provide a substitute teacher for a class in the event that the regularly scheduled teachers cannot attend.  No refunds or credits will be given in the event a substitute teacher must be scheduled.


Space Rentals:
If  you are having an event and you need to rent space, give us a call. If  you are an artist needing space for private lessons or classes, give us a  call for prices and availability.