Registration, Registration/Recital Fee
Register online at www.thepointeschool.com/register, over the phone at (319)377-5292, or in person in our office. Registration & Recital Fee due upon enrollment. $75 ($25 registration/$50 recital) for a single student – includes 4 complimentary tickets; $90 ($40 registration/$50 recital) for a family with multiple students. Registration and recital fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Dancers enrolling in non-recital classes only will pay the total fee upfront, then email the studio office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to waive the complimentary tickets and receive a $50 studio account credit.
Costume Payment Installments
Costume costs will be divided into 9 equal monthly payments and paid with tuition each month. Mini Movers, Dance & Discover Hippity Hop: Monthly payment $7.73; Levels 1, 2, 3, Chance to Dance, and All-Boys Hip Hop: $75 + sales tax = monthly payment of $8.92; Levels 4, 5, 6, Advanced, and Adult Classes: $85 + sales tax = monthly payment of $10.11. Class changes before November 1 will result in studio account credit for costume payments made, changes after November 1 will require the full costume to be paid for before class changes or withdrawals can be made.
Payment Plans & Auto-Pay
Tuition and costume installments are auto-paid the first of each month. Monthly tuition is calculated by dividing yearly tuition for an average of 32 classes and one week of dress rehearsals into 9 equal payments. The monthly payment amount is the same regardless of the number of lessons in that month.
All accounts must have an auto-pay method on file. Families who prefer to pay via cash, check, or divide payments between parties must make payment before the 1st of the month. Payment methods on file will be charged any remaining account balance on the 1st. Accounts not paid within these terms are subject to an accruing 10% finance charge until paid in full on the 5th of each month and every 5 days until paid. Accounts more than 60 days past due may be submitted to collections.
Class Changes or Cancellations
There is a two-month minimum for all lessons. One-month notice from the first of the month is required to discontinue any payments. To withdraw, a parent must: 1) Inform the studio in writing (email to the office preferred) and 2) complete and sign a withdrawal form. Automatic payments will stop after the one-month notice period. Class changes before November 1 will result in studio account credit towards a future class for costume payments made, changes or withdrawals after November 1 will require the full costume to be paid for to complete withdrawal.
Attendance & Class Makeups
Regular attendance is vital to student progress and group choreography. Please make every effort to attend each class. Students may make up missed classes until spring break (Company dancers must make up missed classes year-round). Dancers with excessive absences in the spring may not be able to perform their entire recital routine.
Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather, an email will be sent and Facebook post made by 2:00 PM if classes are cancelled (8 AM for morning classes). Please note that we do not necessarily follow the schools. Any cancelled classes may be made up on your own time from our regular schedule of classes. We do not schedule additional makeup classes or refund for classes cancelled due to weather.
Lost & Found
A lost & found basket is located in the locker room. Items are donated on the 1st and 15th of each month.
Every year we finish the first semester of classes with a fun and informal Holiday Show. Approximately half of or students participate each year. Participating classes are selected and invited each year in late October. This is an optional, informal performance that requires a dance-wear based costume with a cost of up to $50 and tickets between $5 and $8.
Each June, we end our season with a fully-staged, professional Recital at the Paramount Theatre. We encourage, but do not require, participation. Recital dates & mandatory rehearsal dates are on the schedule page or below. Details for rehearsals are published in March. We attempt to accommodate school activities while meeting the technical demands of the show. Our priority is to prepare your children for the performance experience of a lifetime!
Rescheduling and Substitution
The Pointe reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regular teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach. The Pointe reserves the right to reschedule or combine classes.
Refer a friend to The Pointe!
Families who refer their friends to dance at The Pointe will receive a $20 gift card to the Dance Shop – and your friend will, too! Have your friend list your name in the “How did you hear about us?” form online at registration or bring a referral card with your name into the office.
At The Pointe, we go to great lengths to keep you informed and up to date. We send home a monthly newsletter, email updates, host a private group on Facebook for the studio, and feature slides in the lobby. We publish a Recital Page & Guide published on thepointeschool.com , host Dance Pathways Meetings in the spring, have conferences available for families in Graded Technique program. We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your dancer or our programs. Let us know if we can help in any way!
Refunds/Credits on Account
Refunds are only issued when PSD cancels a class due to low enrollment. Account credit will be issued when the student initiates the change. Credit may be applied to any PSD tuition or fees due within one year.
Private Lesson Cancellation Policy
All private lessons cancelled with more than 24 hours notice will receive a full refund or not be charged. No-show lessons or lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the full amount.
Classes at The Pointe are designed to challenge students in body awareness, activity, and artistry. This involves physical contact. Instructors will often need to make hands-on contact to adjust students’ alignment and to demonstrate proper motion. If this makes students uncomfortable, please contact the instructor or studio front desk.
2019-2020 Important Dates
|August 17||10 AM – 3 PM: Back to Dance Sale & Open House|
|September 1||Auto-Pay Processed for September Tuition & Costume Payments|
|September 7||2019-2020 Classes Begin!|
|October 1||Auto-Pay Processed for October Tuition & Costume Payments|
|October 8-13||Discover Dance Days|
|October 24-30||Costume Week|
|October 31||Halloween – No PM Classes|
|November 1||Auto-Pay Processed for November Tuition & Costume Payments|
|November 18 – 23||Parent Observation Week|
|November 25-December 1||No Classes – Thanksgiving Break|
|December 1||Auto-Pay Processed for December Tuition & Costume Payments|
|December 15||Holiday Shows|
|December 21 – January 3||Winter Break, No Classes|
|January 1||Auto-Pay Processed for January Tuition & Costume Payments|
|January 12||Company Preview Show at Linn-Mar High School Auditorium|
|February 1||Auto-Pay Processed for February Tuition & Costume Payments|
|February 17 – 22||Parent Participation Week|
|March 1||Auto-Pay Processed for March Tuition & Costume Payments|
|March 7-13||Skills Testing (Graded Technique Classes)|
|March 14-20||Spring Break (no classes)|
|April 1||Auto-Pay Processed for April Tuition & Costume Payments|
|April 2||Recital Tickets go on sale!|
|April 10-12||Easter Weekend, No Classes|
|May 1||Auto-Pay Processed for May Tuition & Costume Payments|
|May 17-21||Pictures & In-Studio Dress Rehearsal|
|May 23-25||Memorial Day Weekend, No Classes|
|May 30||Last Classes in Studio|
|May 31||Company Banquet|
|June 2-4||Dress Rehearsals at Paramount Theatre|
|June 7||Recital 2020!|