2021-2022 Season Schedule 
Policies and Fees

FEES DURING A CLOSURE


Should CPML be mandated (or choose) to close classes due to COVID-19, classes not taken will be rescheduled by extending CPML’s dance season further into June. Dance fees are based on 32 classes per year from September 11, 2021 to June 11, 2022. Because there are an unequal number of classes per month due to holiday closures, dance fees are set per year and divided equally among 10 months to facilitate monthly payments for those who choose to pay monthly (instead of annually). CPML will ensure dancers receive 32 classes per year. If a situation arises where CPML cannot meet 32 classes in the year, the studio director will ensure fees are adjusted for classes not received.

NOTE: If a dancer misses due to illness or self-isolation fees will not be reimbursed or credited for classes missed.

 

PAYMENTS


Dance class fee payment options are DUE September 1, 2021. 

 

10 Month Programs (September to June)

  • $35.00 Student 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, 2021. Post-dated cheques required for October through May.

    • Half year payments due September 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022.

    • $25.00 NSF fee. 

  • Recital Fees:

    • Non-refundable Recital Fee and Costume Fees are due October 1, 2021. 

    • Fees can be paid online by credit card or by post-dated cheque.

 

Sessional Programs 

  • 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)

  • Should CPML be mandated (or choose) to close classes due to COVID-19, classes not taken will be rescheduled within the session (Fall, Winter, Spring). 

  • Where CPML cannot meet the number of classes in a session, the studio director will ensure fees are adjusted for classes not received.

  • If a dancer misses due to illness or self-isolation, fees will not be reimbursed or credited for classes missed.

 

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. 

  • There will be NO REFUNDS after February 1, 2022. 

  • Sessional Programs - No refunds once program has commenced.

  • I understand that Counterpoint Dance Academy Marda Loop Ltd (CPML) does not give credit and/or refunds for class(es) missed due to holiday, vacation, illness, self-isolation, 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.