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  • WHAT IS THE DRAFT AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
    All dance related fees are collected on the 1st of each month via automatic draft, known as 'the draft,' Once fees have been collected on the I tit of the month, the next month's fees are then placed on your personal account with us, known as your 'customer portal,' so that you may review them for accuracy. The draft takes place on the 1st of every month. If you wish to avoid the draft, you may pay by check or cash at the front office before the 1st of each month. Get a copy of the draft HERE or by clicking Downloads in the menu above.
  • WHAT IS THE COSTUME FEE AND WHAT IS IT FOR?
    Costumes are for the end of the year performance in May. Costumes are ordered per class for each child participating in the year-end recital. If your little dancer is in a combo class (Ballet f Tap), then she will have two dance numbers with one costume per dance in the recital. The Costume Fee is broken up into 2 monthly payments, known as Costume Deposits, in accordance with the draft schedule. Students are measured in October for their costume(s). The first Costume Deposit is used to place a down payment on costumes with the costume companies and is non-refundable. The second costume deposit is used to pay the balance in November to ensure they will arrive in time for recital book pictures. Costume Deposits are allocated the moment they are drafted and are non-refundable. Please note: Be Bop / Hip Hop may require an additional shoe purchase for recital not covered in the costume fee.
  • I'M INTERESTED IN GRADUATING FROM DANCE. DO YOU OFFER A GRADUATION PROGRAM?
    Yes, we do! Beginning approximately in January of the current dance year, eligible students attend a graduate class with the director, study dance syllabi, choreograph dance routines with specified criteria, and are tested on their knowledge. Elite Dance Teacher Graduates are presented onstage during the recital with a formal flower presentation, a graduate trophy, and a special plaque. Here are the requirements to be eligible to be an Elite Dance Teacher Graduate: Eligibility Requirements: Inform the office that you would like to graduate. Must be a senior in high school. Must be registered in and complete all classes for Graduating year. [Ex: Ballet, Tap, Jumps & Turns, E3, Hip Hop, etc.] Must have been registered in and completed all classes for at least 3 previous years. Completed years are not required to be consecutive but are encouraged. [Ex: Ballet, Tap, Jumps & Turns, E3, Hip Hop, etc.] Must assist and complete a MINIMUM of at least one class during GRADUATING year. Must have assisted and completed AT LEAST six (6) year long classes by the time of graduation, which MUST include a 2&3 year old combo class and a 4&5 year old combo class. Additional four classes required for assistant hours may be combo or level classes of any genre. [Multiple classes assisted in any one year period count toward total classes assisted.] During the graduating year, eligible students must attend a special Elite Dance Graduate Class taught by the dance studio owner. The studio will reach out to eligible students to schedule the class. Graduation Fee is $600, paid in two installments of $300 in February and March as per the Elite Dance Draft Schedule. Graduation fee includes: Elite Dance Graduate Class taught by the owner. Elite Dance Graduate Syllabus [Pre School, Ballet, Jazz, & Tap] Testing Materials Two (2) Page Picture Spread in Recital Book Personal Photo Shoot with Photographer* Early VIP Recital Seat Selection Before the School Formal Flower Presentation During Recital with Parents Graduate Trophy Commemorative Teacher Graduate Plaque Diploma * Additional fees to purchase full photo shoot from photographer apply. While not required, graduation not only instills a sense of completion in the dancer, but also opens the door for future employment opportunities with Elite Dance. Contact the office about graduating as an Elite Dance Teacher Graduate today!
  • WHAT IS THE RECITAL FEE AND WHAT DOES THAT COVER?
    The Recital fee is used to produce the Dance Recital at the end of the dance year in May. The recital fee is used to pay for the venue, the production company, music, special effects, lighting, the stage, stage curtains, side screens, video production work, recital webcast, and participation awards for all dancers participating in the recital. Due dates for the Recital fee and Recital related optional fees (such as finale t-shirts) are notated on the draft schedule. Recital fees are allocated the moment they are drafted and are non-refundable.
  • HOW DOES THE WAITLIST WORK?
    During registration, many of our classes become full. For this reason, we provide a waitlist on which you may put your little dancer! To place your dancer on a waitlist, you must go through the normal registration process. The only difference is that there is no charge to register as a wait lister. However, if a spot becomes available in the class, as a convenience to you, Elite Dance will notify you via email, put the waitlisted student into the class, and charge the payment form on file. At any time before class enrollment, should you wish to withdraw the student from the waitlist, please contact the office.
  • WHAT IF I'M UNCERTAIN REGARDING CLASSES FOR WHICH I SHOULD REGISTER?
    No problem! The easiest (and best) course of action is to register first and foremost by the age of the student regardless of years of dance or upcoming birthdays. During the first month, should we feel the student should be moved to another class, we will contact you. However, if you are still uncertain in any way regarding classes, we'd love to assist you! Email or call us.
  • WHEN CAN I GET TICKETS TO THE RECITAL?
    To maximize value for our families to get the amount of tickets desired together at the shows of their choice, we no longer include tickets in the recital fee. You will be able to easily purchase tickets for the recital(s) of your choice in May through our online ticketing system.
  • WHAT ARE THE CLASS SIZES?
    Classes range in size depending on a number of factors. Class sizes do not become bigger than what a teacher can comfortably handle. Multiple Teachers and/or Assistants may or may not be present in class. Assistants are chosen to maximize personal attention for every student. Attention is paid to each student. Each student is pushed on his or her level.
  • WHAT FEES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH DANCE CLASS?
    Dance has two sessions: Summer Session (July and August) and Fall Session (September thru May). Fees associated with the Fall Session are a registration fee, a yearly tuition fee broken into monthly payments, a costume fee for each type of dance performed in the year end recital, and a recital fee for the recital in June. There are also optional fees which include: a recital program book, a finale t-shirt for the last number in the show, seat vouchers l advanced sale tickets for seats to the recital, and individual and group recital program book picture fees. Fees associated with the Summer Session for dance class, intensives, or summer camps are a registration fee and summer tuition. All fees are collected via automatic debit or automatic draft, known as ‘the draft'.
  • WHAT IS DUE WHEN I REGISTER?
    If enrolling from May-August, Registration Fee and first month's tuition is due and will be automatically drafted at the time of registration from the payment form on file. If enrolling during the month of September or later for dance classes, please click 'What's Due When Registering' below.
  • WHAT IF I'M NOT SURE MY LITTLE DANCER WILL LIKE DANCE CLASS? SHOULD I SIGN UP FOR THE RECITAL AND INCUR COSTUME AND RECITAL FEES?
    Every student who registers has the option to choose whether or not to participate in the recital in May. If you are unsure whether or not your little dancer will like classes, choose Not Doing Recital on the registration form and you will not incur costume and recital fee charges. Please note: If you choose to have your little dancer participate in the recital, you will be responsible for all recital and costume related fees. Please refer to the draft schedule for when they are due. If you are interested in changing your recital participation status, please let the office know.
  • DO YOU OFFER INDIVIDUAL DANCE PICTURES? IF SO, WHAT'S INCLUDED?
    Yes, we do! Picture week takes place sometime in late March or very early April, based on the photographer’s schedule. We offer an all-inclusive Picture Package deal that includes One Individual Picture in the Recital Program Book, Dancer’s inclusion in all class photos in the Recital Program Book, the Photographer's Session Fee, Photo Editing and Finishing, and a Digital Download Link of your dancer's Individual Picture emailed directly to you to do with what you choose! The optional Picture Package deal fee is conveniently drafted on March 1st so that when you come in for dance pictures, the only thing you have to do is enjoy the SMILE you see on your little dancer's face. See below for a more comprehensive look at the four different parts included in this VALUE PACKED package: 1. The Recital Book ¼-of-a-Page Picture Space – No different than purchasing a lot space on which to put a house, this is the lot space, the recital book “real estate” within which your student’s individual dance picture will appear. This also includes the administrative processing work required to correctly insert the picture into the recital book, which is no small feat. 2. The Photo Session – This is a full event. It’s the actual picture taking session, complete with a photographer, a photographer’s assistant, an Elite teacher (usually the owner) posing and helping the student take the best picture(s) possible, and a team of four to six additional people present specifically to streamline the process and deliver a great customer service experience. 3. The Photo Editing & Administrative Processing Finish Work – No picture is complete without editing. Editing is the part of the process that no one sees and takes quite some time to complete, even after the photo session has long been over. In fact, before editing can even begin, pictures must be manually collected, labeled, and sorted. At this point, based on years of experience, the studio Director or Assistant Director will personally pick the picture of the student that she feels best highlights them. Please note: Because of the magnitude of the picture process, the director's decision is final. The picked picture is then edited for you. Once the entire process is completed, a special distribution process is followed to get the finished product directly to you. 4. The Picture Package – Each family receives 1 digital download link with their student(s) individualized dance picture. (If you took pictures in more than one costume, the digital download you receive with the Picture Package deal is in the costume of your choice.) As an added complimentary bonus, Elite Dance also includes your student’s class picture(s) with your download link, further enhancing value. THE TL/DR (Too Long / Didn’t Read) OF IT: The picture fee includes 4 parts: · ¼ Page Picture Space in the Recital Book · The Photo Session Event · Editing & Administrative Processing Work · Your Digital Download Photo Package · Bonus: Your Student’s Class Picture(s)
  • WHAT IS THE RECITAL?
    The Recital, sometimes called the Revue, is a performance on stage at the end of the dance year. The recital is the time when your little dancer gets to show off what they've worked an all year. The recital is typically held on the third weekend in May and is preceded by a rehearsal for the big day. Participation in the recital is optional. Students registering on a non-recital basis will be charged according to the draft schedule from the time of registration through May.
  • STRETCH & STRENGTH
    A great non-recital class that focuses on strengthening core muscles, improving flexibility, and developing strong dancers. Class meets once per week. Class duration is 45 minutes.
  • HIP HOP
    Hip Hop is a high-energy, fun, street style of dance with an emphasis on developing creative, rhythmic talents. Hip hop dance can be seen in videos from Beyonce', Usher, or Rihanna to name a few. Hip Hop class is offered to ages 5 and older. Class meets once per week. Class duration is 45 minutes.
  • JAZZ-ERINA'S [Toddler Jazz]
    A high-energy, super sassy intro to Jazz class for your 3 or 4 year old. Classes involve a warm up, light stretches, dance games and individual work similar to follow the leader. Class meets once per week. Class duration is 45 minutes.
  • JAZZ
    Jazz is a fun, structured, stage form dance discipline utilizing a ballet base, and is the most popular form of dance. Jazz dance can be seen everywhere, such as local dance teams, musicals, super bowl halftime shows, Disney World, etc. Upbeat and exciting, the class incorporates lines, grace, and style, ballet and modern technique to express attitude. Jazz is offered for students ages 5 and older. Class meets once per week. Class duration is 45 minutes.
  • TAP
    Tap dance is best described as sound producing, syncopated, rhythmic steps in motion. We teach traditional tap in the order of Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire and classic movie musicals. Tap classes for students 5 and older. Class meets once per week. Class duration is 45 minutes.
  • POINTE
    A classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate flowing patterns to create expression through movement. Pointe builds upon ballet and is danced in special shoes on the tops of the dancer's toes. (Teacher Approval Required.) Class meets once per week. Class duration is 45 minutes.
  • LYRICAL
    Lyrical class is a fusion of ballet and jazz techniques using motion to express emotion and tell a story. Lyrical classes are offered for students ages 5 and older. Class meets once per week. Depending on age, class duration is 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • GYM - TUMBLE TOTS!
    A great non-recital, pre-gym class to help build balance, strength, encourage coordination, increase flexibility, all while having LOTS OF FUN! NOTE: Beginner Class. No Experience Necessary. Class meets once per week. Class duration is 45 minutes.
  • JUMPS & TURNS
    Jumps & Turns helps the student work on the execution of jazz technique in various jumps and turns that progress across the floor, while providing those interested in making local dance teams the tools to do so. Jumps & Turns is a non-recital, technique class. Class meets once per week. Class duration is 45 minutes.
  • PRIVATE LESSONS
    Private lessons are a great option for any dancer interested in quickly progressing. Once scheduled, one of our teachers will guide you personally to become a better dancer, technician, and performer. Private lessons are available in 30 minute, 45 minute, or 1 hour increments. To schedule a private lesson, hit the 'Connect' button on the menu and fill out the quick 'Private Lesson Request' form. You may also call the office or email us directly.
  • BALLET CLASS
    Ballet class is the foundation of Jazz and Lyrical dance. In this class students work on grace, placement, and precision in movement to attain technical ability. Ballet classes are offered for students ages 5 and older. For younger students we combination ballet and tap classes. Class meets once per week. Depending on age, ballet class durations range from 45 minutes to an hour and a half.
  • BALLET / TAP COMBO [Ages 18 months - 5 years old]
    Ballet / Tap for toddlers is an independent fun class for up and coming dancers ages 18 months to 5 years of age. This class is a great introduction for students just developing their coordination. The teacher guides students in developing balance, technique and listening skills. The class meets once a week. Class duration is 45 minutes.
  • BALLET / TAP COMBO [Ages 6 - 8 years old]
    Ballet / Tap Combo for 6 &7's builds upon Ballet / Tap for Toddlers to continue a student's foundation in ballet and tap. This class is a fun class that introduces the next level of technique to the student's. This combination class is a great way for students to experience the best of two classes. The class meets once per week. Class duration is 45 minutes.
  • BE BOP [Mini Hip Hop]
    Be Bop is mini Hip Hop! Be Bop is a high-energy, street style of dance. Be Bop dance can be seen in multiple Disney TV shows as well as music videos from Beyonce or Rihanna. Be Bop and Jazzerinas are among the two most popular classes in the school. Class meets once per week. Class duration is 45 minutes.
  • GYM
    A great non-recital class to help build balance, strength, flexibility, and FUN! Students work on cartwheels, aerials, front and back handsprings, back tucks, just to name a few. Class meets once per week. Class duration is 45 minutes.
  • COMPETITION DANCE
    Competitive Classes are available through an audition process during the summer. For more details, click 'COMPETITIVE DANCE' in the main above.
  • DO YOU ACCEPT CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT POTTY TRAINED?
    We do accept students not yet potty trained, but we will not attend to any bathroom needs. If a student needs to use the bathroom, they will be escorted out of the classroom by one of the assistants and allowed to come back in when they are ready. Parents must notify both a student's teacher and the office should they have to leave the premises. Additionally, students 7 and under should always have an adult present in the lobby. Please keep in mind, teachers are not babysitters.
  • WHAT IF I'M NOT SURE MY LITTLE DANCER WILL LIKE DANCE CLASS? SHOULD I SIGN UP FOR THE RECITAL AND INCUR COSTUME AND RECITAL FEES?
    Every student who registers has the option to choose whether or not to participate in the recital in June. If you are unsure whether or not your little dancer will like classes, choose Not Doing Recital on the registration form and you will not incur costume and recital fee charges. Please note: If you choose to have your little dancer participate in the recital, you will be responsible for all recital and costume related fees. Please refer to the draft schedule for when they are due. If you are interested in changing your recital participation status, please let the office know.
  • WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD CRIES OR MISBEHAVES DURING CLASS?
    Every child has a different personality. A teacher or an assistant will attempt to comfort each child personally if a child is upset. It often takes several classes for students to be acclimated to the classroom environment. Because the class is only once a week, it takes children a little longer to feel comfortable than it would in a daycare or preschool environment where they attend class every day. Tailored responses are made to each child according to the child's personality. The child directs the teachers' responses to any behavior (positive or negative) exhibited. Please talk to the teacher about any behavior that your child exhibits during class that is troubling to you.
  • ARE THE STUDENTS ALLOWED TO BRING ITEMS INTO THE CLASSROOM?
    Only 18month-2 year old classes, 2&3 year old classes, and 4&5 year old classes are allowed to bring in their dance bag. If absolutely necessary, students may bring in comfort items (i.e., pacifier, blankets, dolls). The necessity will be determined on an individual basis and at the discretion of our Children's Works director. Food, drink, candy, or gum is not allowed in the classroom.
  • ARE PARENTS GOING TO BE ALLOWED IN THE ROOM WHILE CLASS IS GOING ON?
    For the first class, parents will be allowed to walk students into class to put both the child's and the parents' fears to rest. After the first class, the assistants and/or the teacher will take your child at the door and attend to any needs while they are in class, other than bathroom. Please wait until after class to speak with your child or the teacher about concerns you have. Knocking on the windows or "poking your head in" are not permitted, as it completely diverts the attention of every child in the class away from the teacher. You are, however, encouraged to stay and watch class in the viewing area.
  • WHAT CAN MY DANCER WEAR TO CLASS?
    Please see the required dance wear menu below for a full list of acceptable class wear. We encourage all the frilly fun outfits!
  • WHAT HAPPENS IF A CHILD HAS TO MISS A CLASS?
    Many things arise during the year. However, please try to ensure that the students miss class as little as possible. With younger children, routine is everything. Since students only come once a week, attendance is vital to developing both a quality relationship and important dance skills. If you know in advance you are going to miss a class, click 'Going to Be Absent' in the 'Connect' link in the menu above or scroll down to the quick links in the navigation bar at the bottom of this page.
  • WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF ASSISTANTS?
    Depending on the class, assistants will be other teachers at Elite, former teacher graduates from Elite, or current teacher graduate candidates. In cases where graduated or graduate students are not available, faculty will choose other qualified assistants. In order to assist, a student must be approved by the owners and the teacher and must be at least 10 years old.
  • WHAT OTHER INFORMATION SHOULD I KNOW?
    Each ballet/tap combo class changes shoes halfway through the class. The teachers and assistants will change your child's shoes until they are old enough to do it themselves. Please make sure to label the inside of your child's shoes with their last name or initials at the start of the dance year. Shoes may be switched by accident.
  • WHEN WILL YOU KNOW ABOUT DANCES AND COSTUMES?
    Costume measurements for students happen during their Halloween parties. The teacher may show pictures of the costumes and have a song sample sometime before Christmas vacation. The students will complete one dance for ballet and one dance for tap. Each child will be introduced at the beginning of one of their dances. Costume pictures are usually available for viewing sometime between October and December. Please be advised that specific tights and shoes will be required for class pictures and for the recital for each costume and is considered part of the costume.
  • TAP 1 - 4
    • Any color tight fitting leotard, boy shorts, bra top, or variation of • Tights - Capezio LSN (Color: Light Sun Tan) • Tap 1 - Bloch Mary Jane Taps #S0352 in Tan • Tap 2 - 4 - Bloch TapFlex Sole Lace Up #S0318 in Black
  • JAZZ / TAP COMBO CLASS
    · Leotard - Any color, any style. Students are required to have ballet and tap shoes. · Tights - Capezio LSN (Light Sun Tan) · Jazz Shoes - Bloch Pulse ft470 in BLACK · Tap Shoes - Bloch Merry Jane Taps #S0352 in Tan · Hair up and out of face
  • BALLET 1 - 4
    • Leotard - Black, any style. • Tights - Capezio 'Ballet Pink' Tights - Footed or Transitional • Ballet Slippers - Sct Danca Canvas Ballet Slipper in Pink • Hair - Hair in Bun
  • JAZZ / LYRICAL COMBO CLASS
    · Leotard - Any color, any style, Students are required to have ballet and tap shoes. · Tights - Capezio LSN (Light Sun Tan) · Jazz Shoes - Bloch Pulse #470 in BLACK · Lyrical Shoes - Bloch Pulse #470 in TAN · Hair up and out of face.
  • BALLET / TAP COMBO CLASS
    · Leotard - Any color, any style with name monogrammed on leo. Students are required to have ballet and tap shoes. · Tights - Capezio 'Ballet Pink' Tights OR Capezio LSN (Light Sun tan) (Toddlers Ages 18 months thru 2 may need Bloch Endura Tights #T0921G in either 'Light Pink' or 'Light Tan'. Check sizing chart on back of tights' packaging) · Ballet Slippers - Bloch Giselle Ballet Slipper #S0249G in Pink · Tap Shoes - Bloch Merry Jane Taps #SC352 in Tan (Toddlers Ages 18 months need Bloch #ANNIE in Tan) · Hair up and out of face.
  • GYM 1 - 4
    • Any color tight fitting leotard, boy shorts, bra top, or variation of. • No tights • Barefoot
  • JAZZ-ERINA'S TODDLER JAZZ
    · Any color tight fitting leotard, boy shorts, bra top, or variation of. · Tights - Capezio LSN (Light Sun Tan) · Shoes - Bloch Pulse #470 in TAN · Hair up and out of face.
  • CONTEMPORARY MODERN
    • Any color tight fitting leotard, boy shorts, bra top, or variation of. • Hair up and out of face. • Shoes - Tan Turners
  • BOYS DANCE WEAR
    • Ballet - Sansha #S 1 Pro Canvas Ballet Shoe in Black • Jazz - Bloch Pulse #470 in BLACK • Lyrical - Bloch Pulse #470 in TAN • Tap - Bloch TapFlex Sole #S0388 in Black • Combo Class Tap -Bloch TapFlex Sole #S0388 in Black • Hip Flop Dance Wear - Loose fitting gym clothes, shorts are acceptable, & tennis shoes. • Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Tumbling Wear - White T-shirt or Tank Top, Black shorts or Black sweatpants. Pants should not touch the floor or be overly loose. Appropriate Dance shoes must be worn for each class.
  • JUMPS & TURNS, STRETCH & STRENGTH, NON-RECITAL CLASSES
    • Any color tight fitting leotard, boy shorts, bra top, or variation of. • Tights - Capezio LSN (Color: Light Sun Tan) • Shoes - Tan Turners OR Bloch Pulse #470 in BLACK or TAN • Hair up and out of face
  • JAZZ 1 - 4
    • Any color tight fitting leotard, boy shorts, bra top, or variation of. • Tights - Capezio LSN (Light Sun Tan) • Shoes - Bloch Pulse #470 in BLACK • Hair up and out of face.
  • HIP HOP 1 - 4
    • Any color, tight fitting leotard, boy shorts, bra top, dance wear or variation of. T-shirts are acceptable. • Tights - Capezio LSN (Light Sun Tan); Gym shorts are acceptable. • Shoes - Tennis Shoes
  • LYRICAL 1 - 4
    • Any color tight fitting leotard, boy shorts, bra top, or variation of. • Tights - Capezio LSN (Color: Light Sun Tan) • Shoes - Lyrical 1&2: Bloch Pulse #470 in TAN • Shoes - Lyrical 3&4: Tan Turners • Hair up and out of face.
  • WHAT IF MY ACCOUNT BECOMES PAST DUE?
    Elite Dance adheres to strict protocol regarding ANY past due accounts. To maintain an excellent facility, faculty, and staff, depending upon severity of delinquency, any or all of the following in no specific order may apply to clients with a past due balance: - NSF fee added to account in accordance with Elite Dance Registration Policies and Procedures. - Past Due email sent to email addresses on file. - Past Due phone call to client. - Pink Slip emailed or given directly to parent / student. - Student not allowed to take class until past due balance including NSF is satisfied. - Client's personal information verified. - Student dropped from all registered classes. - Authorities may be notified. - Client responsible for any fees associated with notification and utilization of authorities. In accordance with policies agreed to at the time of registration, the registering parent takes full responsibility for all fees due and owing regardless of personal circumstances, including, but not limited to, divorce situations. Please Note: Chargeback Policy Under U.S. law, consumers have the right to ask for a chargeback when they are defrauded by a third party or a merchant. The word ‘Defraud’ is defined in Webster’s dictionary as to deprive someone of something of value by deception, misrepresentation, or intentional perversion of the truth. Elite Dance is completely forthcoming, transparent, and truthful in our expectations and business practices to and for our clients, parents, and students. All information is made available to you before registration so that you can make the best decision with the most current information. Anyone with specific dance or studio related concerns should always contact Elite Dance first and give us the opportunity to appropriately address those concerns before considering any other options. With this in mind, should a current or past customer initiate a chargeback, Elite Dance will consider it merchant victimization and customer fraud, the customer’s account will be immediately locked, the student will not be allowed to return to the studio, and an administrative fee of $100 will be added to the customer’s account. Additionally, any costs incurred by Elite Dance caused by the charge back will be added to the customer's account. Should the chargeback not be dropped or resolved within 15 days in favor of Elite Dance, Elite Dance will consider any unresolved balance on the customer’s account as still due and owing and will be immediately escalated to legal action.
  • HOW DO I WITHDRAW FROM THE SCHOOL? WHAT IS THE WITHRDRAWAL POLICY?
    To withdraw from the school completely, you will need to complete an online Withdrawal form. A parent or guardian's signature must be present on this form to be considered valid. Date of withdrawal will be considered the date the withdrawal form is timestamped via email after submission. Click HERE to fill out the online withdrawal form. To obtain a downloadable or paper withdrawal form, please contact the office. Please Note: Elite Dance is not responsible for 'word of mouth' or 'verbal' withdrawals.
  • WHAT IF I'M LATE OR WILL BE ABSENT FROM CLASS?
    Attendance is taken at the beginning of class. A student who is late to class may be marked absent. If you know in advance that you will be absent for a scheduled class, click 'Going to Be Absent' link under the 'Connect' link in the menu above or scroll down to the quick links in the navigation bar at the bottom of this page.
  • WHAT ARE GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL FROM THE SCHOOL?
    Elite Dance creates an exciting, positive, and structured environment for students, parents, teachers, and staff! To maintain a positive experience for EVERYONE, certain behavior will not be tolerated. A parent and student may be immediately dismissed from the studio for any of the following reasons including but not limited to: · Creating a negative experience and/or atmosphere for other patrons of Elite Dance. · Malicious Gossiping in the lobby or dance rooms or on social media. · Derogatory Behavior in the lobby, on the phone, via email, or social media [Ex: Cursing, Drinking or Drunkenness, Public Arguing, Fighting]. · Dissension [Ex: Rallying parents for interests contrary to that of Elite Dance]. · Promoting Interests Contrary to Elite Dance [Ex: Promoting, Calling, or Advertising other dance studios to current clientele, especially within the lobby]. · Competitive Students cross enrolling at other competitive dance studios without the express permission of Elite Dance. · Deliberate disrespect regarding the rules, procedures, staff, teachers, or directors of Elite Dance. · Verbalized or Implied Threats of any sort. · Theft, Merchant Victimization, or Fraud (such as Chargebacks) of services rendered. · Deliberately derogatory, disrespectful, threatening, negative or dissentive social media posts made regarding the rules, procedures, staff, teachers, or directors of Elite Dance. Please note: There are absolutely no refunds or credits applied for any student or family dismissed from the studio.
  • I NEED A COPY OF THE DRAFT PAYMENT SCHEDULE?
    The draft schedule details what is due and when and includes a breakdown of fees. Get a copy of the draft schedule HERE or by clicking Download in the menu above.
  • EVERYTHING ELSE...
    • Tuition is calculated based upon a structure of approximately 30 classes PER YEAR multiplied by the regional and national per class tuition averages, and also includes a number of additional variables. The total YEARLY FEE of dance class is then divided into nine payments corresponding to a nine-month session [September - May] for the convenience of our patrons, as some months have more or less class time than other. [Please note: Studio holidays, rehearsals, pictures, or events are outside of the scope of the tuition breakdown.] • Registration is not considered complete until registration fee, first month's tuition, fees due and owing according to the draft schedule, registration form (either online or paper format), and waiver are submitted online or in person to the office. • Elite Dance will extend a 5% TUITION ONLY discount to anyone paying the year in full. To obtain the 5% tuition only discount, all fees listed on the draft schedule must be paid in full. • Accounts and customer portals are limited to siblings and/or immediate family members of the same household only. Extended family members must register separately. • Anyone registering for classes will receive an online customer portal. It is the sole responsibility of the registered student/parent/guardian to keep personal information current and updated through the customer portal or by contacting the office. • Should Elite Dance deem a class too big or too small, Elite Dance reserves the right to transfer students into comparable classes. • Students registered on a non-recital basis will be charged registration and tuition fees according to the draft schedule. Students registered on a non-recital basis attending class in May will be charged full May tuition. • The primary communication method between Elite Dance and its clientele is email. • Elite Dance Academy LLC is bonded, licensed, and insured. Information concerning the bond may be obtained by writing to the office of the state treasurer. • Dancers must be on time, dressed in proper attire, and remain in the waiting area until class begins. • To participate in recital class dances, students are required to learn recital class dance choreography in its entirety. Students who do not learn choreography in its entirety may be sent off stage for unknown parts. • No dangling jewelry allowed in class. • No smoking, eating, drinking or gum chewing allowed in the dance rooms. • Running, hanging on barres or otherwise misuse of equipment is prohibited. • Opening doors while class is in progress is prohibited • Elite Dance reserves the right to reschedule or cancel a class or classes with little or no notice. • Elite Dance reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. • Elite Dance is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Additionally, any items left in the studio will be placed in the lost and found. At the end of each month, unclaimed items will be discarded or donated to Goodwill. • ALL INFORMATION REGARDING ELITE DANCE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS LITERATURE, FEES, POLICIES, PROCEDURES, WEBSITE, CLASSES, COSTUMING, ATTIRE, COMPETITIONS, CONVENTIONS, COMPETITION GUIDELINES, TEACHERS, REHEARSALS, PICTURES, AND RECITALS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. ANY PERTINENT INFORMATION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE IN A TIMELY MANNER VIA EMAIL ADDRESSES ON FILE, ELITE DANCE MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS, AND THE ELITE DANCE WEBSITE.
  • WHAT IS THE POLICY FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER?
    Elite Dance reserves the right to cancel classes if St. Tammany Parish is under a flash flood or tornado watch or warning or other potentially dangerous weather. An email will be sent out to the contact information on file at least 45 minutes before the start of classes. There will be no refunds or makeup classes.
  • DO YOU OFFER MAKEUP CLASSES?
    No. However, should you feel that your child needs a little extra attention, our teacher.; would be happy to speak with you about scheduling a private lesson for a fee.
  • DO YOU OFFER WALK IN RATES?
    Yes. We offer walk in rates for $25 per student per class for students 5 years and older during the fall session ($30 per student per class during summer session) for a maximum of 2 classes total for any one dance genre. Non Elite Students must sign the release waiver below before they will be allowed to take class.
  • DO YOU HAVE A POLICY MANUAL OR GUIDEBOOK?
    No. All pertinent policies and procedures are available on this website. Any other important information will be made public as it becomes available via the contact’s email address on file, the bulletin boards in the studio, and the studio newsletters.
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    Full Ad Contest and Sales information has moved and can be found by visiting the Contest FAQs on Elite Dance's Ad Maker Online website: or, for your convenience, you may download a visual chart of rewards and prizes below:
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