Tuition & Policies
Tuition is due the 1st of each month. Full tuition is due every month regardless of attendance and/or holidays. This is a yearly fee which is divided into eight (8) equal monthly payments (September - April).
Credit/Debit (Online), Cash, or Money Order payments must be received by the 1st of the month.
A Credit card must remain on file for e-payments (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, & American Express are accepted)
If payment has not been received in the office/online by the 10th, a $20 service charge will be added to your account, regardless of absences. Payments do not vary due to holidays, absences, or the number of weeks in a month. Tuition will NOT be prorated. Notices are not sent unless accounts are past due.
E-payment is offered online. All accounts registered online have the option to be connected for e-payment and will be used to clear all invoices (registration fee, tuition, costume fee, late fee, etc). Tuition is drafted by the 5th of the month. It is the account holder's responsibility to update all information.
Notification of absences in person or online must be reported to the studio via email/parent portal for those missing class due to illness/injury. Missed classes must be made up within thirty days.
A valid email address MUST be on file for all payment communication within our parent portal.
Registration fee (Non-Refundable) and one month's tuition is due at the time of registration and reserves your child’s place in class and is non-refundable and non-transferable once registered.
Costume/Recital fees are only returned if a costume order has not been made.
Tuition balances past 30 days may result in class suspension until tuition is current. Until late fee(s) have been resolved, a dancer may not be allowed to participate in the annual recital.
All payments will cease at the end of each dance season.
All accounts / monthly statements must be checked via our parent portal online
We encourage that all payments be made in our studio office or online via our parent portal !!!
Acceptable forms of payment include: cash, money order, or credit/debit card.
Make all money orders payable to: Creative Expressions Dance Studio ®
Please remember to put child’s first AND last name on all money orders. If studio is closed, you must pay before the close of the previous business day or pay online. No refunds or deductions granted for registration/recital fees, costume payments,
or tuition for unattended classes.
* REFER A FRIEND AND RECEIVE $10 CREDIT ON YOUR ACCOUNT (Upon Paid Registration)
Only $10 Registration fee Per Sibling/Family Member (One Time Payment)
**Ask about out AMAZING Family Rates**
For Students Registered for more than 1 Class:
Pay 8 Months Tuition at One Time Receive 8% OFF (Non Refundable)
If withdrawal from the studio is necessary, a written notice must be received to the studio 2 weeks prior to the withdrawal. Failure to do so will make you responsible for full tuition for the following month. No refunds or deductions are granted for classes not attended, or for the month in which a student withdraws. Classes missed due to illness/injury will be sent a recorded class link or can be made up in another class. Registration, tuition, costume and recital fees are non-refundable. No Exceptions!!!
We reserve the right to terminate the enrollment of any student, without refund, for not abiding by the rules and regulations of CEDS.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner which reflects positive behavior that is superior at all times. To ensure the safety of each student we ask that there be no gum or candy during class time. In an effort to keep our studio clean and sanitary we ask that students do not touch the mirrors or eat inside the studio. To help maintain a clean dance environment, all students must help keep dance equipment clean and are to re-frame from damaging any property. Students are to be punctual and attend classes regularly. During class time students are expected to pay close attention to their instructor and keep talking to a minimum while instruction is given. To prevent injury we ask that students do not engage in running, playing, or forms of mischief unless instructed to do so, as we still aim to have a fun environment for our students. Safety is of the most importance and we ask that students do not wonder to any other part of the building without parental/staff supervision.
As in any area of study, attendance is important. Students are expected to attend class regularly. Please contact the dance director or teacher and plan to make-up missed classes. We want our dancers to have every opportunity to “shine” at performances, recital or competition, so please be aware students missing too many classes may not perform at their best during the show. Please contact us if you are going to be tardy or absent from class. Students will be asked to observe class and take notes if they are more than 15 mins late.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
In case of inclement weather (i.e. tornado, icy roads) Creative Expressions follows the closings of Flint School of Performing Arts. Each student or the parent or guardian will be notified via email, phone, text message, or robo call concerning the cancellation of classes.
NOTE: We here at Creative Expressions value the time and financial concerns of each student/client; Therefore, ALL classes will be made up within 30 days of cancellation. Any information pertaining to the class due to cancellation will be sent out the following week.
If there are any questions or concerns please contact Creative Expressions Dance Studio
via phone: (810) 787-3991 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Expressions Dance Studio follows the same closings as the Flint School of Performing Arts. There is no reduction in tuition for months including holidays or breaks. As we are aware that private and charter schools may differ from this schedule, we do take that in consideration but ONLY follow the holiday schedule of Flint School of Performing Arts to accommodate the vast majority of students. Creative Expressions participates in honoring the following holidays:
Parents are encouraged to visit classes only during the scheduled observation week to observe their child’s progress. Students must be able to focus/enjoy their dance classes and receive instruction without any outside distractions.
Creative Expressions is not responsible for any losses or damages to personal property left in the building. Leave all valuables at home! PUT YOUR CHILD’S NAME INSIDE ALL DANCE SHOES, DANCE ATTIRE AND DANCE BAGS.