Dance involves progressive learning and regular attendance is essential to a
student’s progress. Please call the studio to let us know if you or your student is going to miss a class.
This becomes especially important when we are preparing for performances and recitals. If a student
misses four consecutive classes the student will automatically be dropped from that class. The
student will have to re-register and the account brought current in order to be reinstated into the class.
The registration fee is $25 and will be due upon registration. A student will only be reinstated into the
class if the class is not full.
Note: MISSED CLASSES CANNOT BE MADE UP. There will be no refunds for missed classes.
TARDINESS & LATE PICK UP:
If a student arrives 15 minutes late for class, (s) he will not
be able to participate in the class, but can observe the class. It is very important that students come on
time to participate in the class warm up. It is highly disruptive to the class to have to review missed
information for one late student. Students may be removed from the class if they are consistently late.
We at the Marcellus Dance Studio are not responsible for students being dropped off early
(before class begins) and students who are picked up late (after class ends). It is very
important that your child is picked up promptly after class, especially if it is the last class of the
day. If any Marcellus Dance Studio employee must stay with your child after class ends, there will be
a $10.00 service fee for the first 10 minutes and a $5.00 fee for every 5 minutes after that. This fee
must be submitted at the time of pick up. If this occurs 3 times the student will be dropped from the
program. Three late pick ups will result in expulsion from Marcellus.
CLOSING YOUR ACCOUNT:
NOTIFICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO OUR
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF IN WRITING ONE MONTH BEFORE THE ACCOUNT IS CLOSED. If
notification has not been given, billing will continue until the account is properly
closed. No refund after class session begins or after the student begins classes.
Please remember class space has been reserved for each student.
CLASS CANCELLATIONS & CHANGES:
The Director reserves the right to cancel any
class for the year due to insufficient enrollment. We will do all we can to reschedule the student to an
appropriate class. Students who register during late registration have 2 weeks from date
of registration to make any adjustments to their schedule. After this date any changes must be
approved by the Director. Please note that in November we will begin ordering costumes for
each class and must have final class lists.
All payments are due on the first day of each month.
Payments can be made online at www.marcellusdance.com! For your
convenience payments can be made by check, credit card (Visa and Master card only), money order
or cash. Please make checks payable to Marcellus Dance Studio, please include your student’s
name on the check. A $15.00 late fee is due after the 5th
of each month. If you wish for your tuition
to be automatically applied to a credit/debit card on the 1st
of each month, you may complete a credit
card authorization form to begin this process. (See administrative staff)*Any account 30 days
overdue will be dropped and subjected to collections! There is a $25 charge for All
returned checks. Anyone having a total of two (2) checks returned for insufficient funds will be asked
to pay from thereafter by credit card, cash or money order. Any check returned for insufficient funds
will be automatically sent to our collection department.
Always call the studio for delays and closings. When there is inclement
weather, there will be a message on our answering machine to let you know of our status. The studio
telephone number is 301/516-7424.
THERE WILL BE NO MAKE UP CLASSES FOR SNOW DAYS. TUITION HAS BEEN PRO-RATED
TO ACCOMMODATE SNOW DAYS AND HOLIDAYS.
- Columbus Day……………………………October 13th
- Election Day…………………………….. November 4th
- Thanksgiving Day……………….…….November 26th to 30th
- Winter Break……………………………December 22nd to January 4th
- Martin Luther King……………………January 19th
- President’s Day…………………………February 16th
- Spring Break……………………………April 3rd to 12th
- Memorial Day………………..………..May 25th
NOTICES & Newsletters:
We work very hard to keep parents notified of all studio events that
involve your child. Our newsletter has proven to be the best way to keep our students, parents and
staff informed. Please check your email regularly for updates in our monthly newsletter. Newsletters
will be available on the first Saturday of each month. A few hard copies will be available in the
office. But it is essential that you read all emails that are sent to you from us as they include important
information. MDS emails will be sent thru Constant Contact.
Misconduct at Marcellus Dance Studio will not be tolerated. Any
such conduct may result in parent conferences and possible student suspension and or removal from
participation of classes, rehearsals and performances at Marcellus Dance Studio. Insubordination will
not be tolerated with any of our teachers and staff here at Marcellus Dance Studio. There is
absolutely no eating or drinking in the dressing rooms. Eating and drinking is allowed in the lobby