Belleville Dance Experience
Policies

 

Welcome to the BDX Family! Belleville Dance Experience strives to provide high quality dance instruction to children in a safe, inspiring environment. We believe that the arts enrich the lives of students and families while building a sense of community among peers. Our dancers are encouraged to become technically proficient and at the same time develop self-esteem, cooperation, leadership skills and most importantly, have FUN!

Registration Fees:

Each family will be charged a $25 annual registration fee. This fee goes towards administrative work to get everyone set up in the electronic system and to contribute to studio improvements.

Tuition: (charged over nine months from September to May)

30 minute class $396 + HST ($44/month + HST)

45 minute class $441 + HST ($49/month + HST)

60 minute class $522 + HST ($58/month + HST)

90 minute class $582 + HST ($65/month + HST)


Save with a monthly package!

Bronze - any 3 classes $140 + HST

Silver - any 4 classes $170 + HST

Gold - any 5 classes $200 + HST

Platinum - unlimited classes $250 + HST

Diamond - unlimited for two siblings residing in the same household *Please contact the office.

 

Payment Options:

Monthly payments are due on or before the 20th of each month either by debit, email transfer, or credit card. Payments cover the current month from the 1st to the last day of the month.

Interac email transfers can be sent to bellevilledanceexperience@gmail.com using the password “bdxdance”.

Cancellation Policy:

Tuition is based on a nine month period from September to May. Monthly tuition rates are not affected by holidays or school vacations. It is understood that a student registering with BDX is registering for a full year of classes (September to June). If it is necessary to leave the dance studio during the year, notice must be given before the 15th of the month and tuition must be paid in full for that month. No refund of any other fees will be provided.

Inclement Weather:

Cancellations due to inclement weather will be emailed and posted on the Belleville Dance Experience Facebook page. No refunds will be granted for classes cancelled due to inclement weather, but you are welcome to make up the classes where available.

Recital:

In June we will be hosting our exciting annual showcase!  All students are encouraged to participate in the showcase as it is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate everything learned throughout the year and build confidence while performing on stage. All fees must be paid in full for your child to participate in recital. More information on the showcase, including date and location, will be given to families as soon as it becomes available.

Costumes:

Costumes for the annual showcase will be ordered in early spring.  Every effort will be made to keep costumes to a maximum of $60/costume for Minis/Juniors and $80/costume for Intermediates/Seniors. This may not always be possible. Recital fees are spread out to families over a 2-3 month period between February-April.

Exams:

Exams may be available for students throughout the season. Miss Alyssa currently holds her BATD Ballet Associate and is certified through Acrobatic Arts. Miss Chantalle is currently accredited through the Cecchetti Society of Canada. The British Association of Teachers of Dance, Acrobatic Arts, and The Cecchetti Society are internationally recognized organizations that work to provide consistent dance training to professionals and amateurs in a wide variety of styles. Teachers will recommend students for exams as they feel appropriate. There is a fee and dress code for exams.

 

Communication:

We want your experience at BDX to be positive. Please feel free to email the director at bellevilledanceexperience@gmail.com at any time. If you prefer verbal communication, and you have an issue that cannot be resolved in a brief conversation, you can email to set up a phone conference. Teachers are NOT available to talk between classes.

BDX will communicate information to parents and students via our website, our Facebook page, and email. Please make sure that the office always has a current email address for your family and that our mail isn’t going to your spam folder.

Dancer Conduct:

Dancers are expected to treat their teachers and other dancers with respect. Bullying will not be tolerated. Any dancer showing rude or disrespectful behaviour will be spoken to and may be asked to leave the class. If necessary, the situation will be discussed with parents. Please help us make BDX a safe place where all feel welcome.

Please refrain from running in the studios, hallways, student lounge and waiting area. Remember that we share this building with others and be particularly quiet and respectful when in the public areas, including the bathrooms. No hanging off of the barres and touching the mirrors.

Attendance and Punctuality: 

Consistent attendance allows the individual dancer to feel confident in knowing their class work.Please inform the studio via email if you are unable to attend class for any reason. Refunds will not be given for missed classes. Injuries will be considered on a case by case basis. I Please be on time. If you are more than 5 minutes late, you may be asked to sit out of that class.

Class Placement: 

Students will be placed in the appropriate levels and classes according to their experience and ability (not necessarily age). If you are unsure which classes you/your child should be taking, please contact the director.

Class Attire: 

Students must come to class in appropriate dance clothing. Hair must be up for all classes. Please, no gum or jewelry - these are safety concerns. Please see the Dress Code section of the website for complete guidelines.

Team Clothing:

Team clothing is available to purchase during various times of the year from our online retailer, Karma Crystal! Families will be notified when our team wear is available for purchase. You will find BDX jackets, hoodies, t-shirts, sweatpants, leotards, bags, and more!

Finally:

  • Remember that jewellery, laptops, and other valuables should be left at home. Belleville Dance Experience is not responsible for lost or stolen property. We recommend that all personal items be labelled.

  • This is your dance studio. Please treat it as your own home. It is expected that students will clean up after themselves and throw out any garbage at the end of the night.

  • Food is not permitted in the studios at any time. You may eat in the waiting area or the student lounge.

  • We recommend reusable water bottles.

  • BDX withholds the right to dismiss families/students at any time for inappropriate behaviour, failure to comply with our policies, and accounts past due by 60 days.