Policies for FDC
Registration & Enrollment: There is a NON-REFUNDABLE annual registration fee of $45 per student or $70 per family that is charged to the card on file after submitting registration. All registration and class enrollment should be done through our website at www.fdcwpb.com by creating your own customer account. Once account is created, you can enroll in class, update payment & personal information, make payments, and view your child's schedule. A credit card must be left on file when registering for classes.
Tuition: Classes are based on four (4) week months. There is no additional charge for 5 week months. Consequently, there are no deductions for holidays, missed classes, or partial month payments. Tuition is charged to the card on file on the 1st of the month. All tuition payments are NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Insufficient Funds: If a payment does not go through for any reason, the charge will be attempted again the following day. It is the parent's responsibility to keep billing information up to date in their online customer account. If temporarily unable to use a credit card, cash or check payment must be brought to the studio. If tuition is not paid by the 10th of the month, a $20 late fee will be applied to the balance. Students from families whose accounts are 30 business days past due will not be eligible to attend class and may loose the spot in the class. Returned checks are subject to a $45 insufficient funds fee.
Withdrawal: If a student needs to withdraw for any reason, parent needs to give written notice prior to the next billing cycle. Once tuition payment is processed, it is Non-refundable.
Studio Communication: The primary method of studio communication is e-mail. Please be sure to keep a valid/frequently used email on file, and check for emails from Florida Dance Conservatory containing important information, updates and deadlines.
Dress Code: Dress code for each class is to be adhered to for all students. Please refer to our dress code policy for specific requirements for each class. A student may be asked to sit out of class if not in the proper attire. Refunds will not be given for missed class due to improper dress.
Class Attendance: Students must attend class regularly, as it is imperative to the progress of both the individual student and the class as a whole. Missing class puts your child behind and it slows down the learning progress for the rest of the children in the class when trying to catch your child up. If your child must miss class for any reason, please notify the studio prior to the class, so that the instructor may plan accordingly. This is particularly important when preparing for performance. Students with excessive absences may be required to take private lessons (at an additional cost) to catch up on material missed and to remain in the class.
Student Drop Off & Pick Up: Please read the New Covid-19 Procedures for Fall posted on our website.
Tardiness: Arriving on time is crucial to the learning environment and safety of dancers. Being tardy is disrespectful to the teacher, it disrupts the class, and can be harmful if a dancer misses the proper warm up. If a dancer arrives late and misses the warm up, it is up to the teacher's discretion to let the dancer participate or sit out. Non-participation due to tardiness will not result in refunded tuition. Please call the studio if your dancer will be tardy so proper arrangements can be made.
Cancellation/Combining Classes: All class times/days are subject to change particularly if changes need to be made to help improve Covid-19 procedures. Classes may be cancelled or combined with another class due to low enrollment.