Policies and Fees

PAYMENTS

Families choose their payment options through their online accounts.

Dance class fee payment options are DUE September 1, 2019. 

10 Month Programs (September to June)

  • $30.00 Student Registration Fee OR $35.00 Family Registration Fee (non-refundable)

  • June fees non-refundable and due September 1. 

  • VISA/Mastercard:  Monthly automatic credit card withdrawal will occur on the 1st day of each month. (2.5% processing fee will be applied to all credit card charges)

  • Cheques:

    • Monthly - September and June fees due September 1, 2019. Post-dated cheques required for October through May.

    • Half year payments due September 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020.

    • Full year payment due September 1, 2019.

    • $25.00 NSF fee. 

  • Recital Fees:

    • Non-refundable Recital Fee and Costume Fees are due October 1, 2019. 

    • Fees can be paid online by credit card (debited from credit card October 1) or by post-dated cheque.

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SESSIONAL PROGRAMS (Preschool and Adult)

  • VISA/Mastercard:  Full payment at registration. (2.5% processing fee applied to all credit card charges)

  • Cheques:  Full payment at registration. ($25.00 NSF charge)

 

CANCELLATION

  • Parent/guardian will provide WRITTEN notice prior to the first of the month regarding cancellations.

  • Registration fees, June dance class fees and Recital fees are non-refundable. 

  • NO REFUNDS after February 1, 2020.

  • Sessional Programs - No refunds once program has commenced.

  • CPML does not give credit and/or refunds for class(es) missed due to holiday, vacation, illness, weather, etc.

 
CLASS ETIQUETTE

Counterpoint Dance Academy has many amazing dance instructors and families. In order to maintain a positive and professional learning environment we kindly ask the following:

  • If dancers arrive late to class quietly enter designated studio, apologize for lateness and quickly move to appropriate place in class. Dancers are to enter their class fully dressed in CPML’S dress requirement dance attire with HAIR IN A BUN.

  • Dancers are to refrain from talking during their class time as it is an environment of training and listening. Talking in class is disruptive to dancers who are trying to learn and disrespectful to our instructors. We appreciate your support.

  • Dancers are to address all instructors and staff by using Mr or Miss. Proper etiquette in the classroom is expected at all times. Dancers are expected to treat their instructors with proper respect at all times and they shall receive the same in return.


PROMPTNESS
When dancers are late, classes are disturbed. We ask dancers arrive on time as proper warm-up occurs at the beginning of each class and is extremely important in the prevention of injuries. As well, the tone of the class is set upon entering the room. Dancers who are prepared and on time are more focused when beginning their class.

Please be on time to pick up your dancer and encourage them to wait inside our building until your arrival.


ABSENCES
Dance training must occur regularly to improve skills. Irregular attendance may affect a dancer’s ability to advance through our curriculum of increasingly more complex levels of dance.  As well, irregular attendance affects the integrity of the group where commitment, discipline and progressive training are encouraged. Please note make-up classes are not offered.

LOST AND FOUND
PLEASE LABEL ALL OF YOUR DANCER’S ATTIRE, COATS AND OUTDOOR SHOES.
There is a studio lost and found; however, we recommend that all valuables be left at home as the studio is not held responsible for the loss of personal effects. Unclaimed items are removed and donated to charity at the end of each term (December, April and June).

ASSIGNMENT OF CLASS LEVELS, EXAMINATIONS AND POINTE WORK
The Director, in collaboration with instructors, makes all decisions regarding the assignment of class levels, participation in exams, and the appropriate time to begin Pointe work for Intensive ballet dancers.