STUDIO POLICIES.

2020-2021 Studio Policies

PAYMENT POLICIES: Our season runs from August 10, 2020 - May 20, 2021. Tuition is not based on the number of classes in a month or attendance. There is no refund for missed classes.   
You may pay the entire session/season in full or divide it up into monthly installments (Session 1 = 3.5 payments, Session 2 = 4 payments). The first months tuition is due with your registration fee, and this payment is non-refundable. Tuition is due on the first of every month and will be auto billed on the first of each month.  All monthly tuition payments, Event/Recital payments will be auto-drafted to the card on file. Winter Event fees will be auto-drafted on September 28, 2020. Spring Recital fees will be auto-drafted on January 25, 2021. There is a 3.5% fee added to all card and Paypal payments. If you would like to avoid this fee you may pay by check or cash by the first of the month.

To add your card information to your account you must login to the parent portal and select the Auto-Pay option.  If you do not have a card on file, tuition should be paid with check or cash by the 1st of the month. If payment is not received by the 10th a $10 late fee will be added to your account.

Please note: If you pay your dancer’s tuition for the full year and withdraw from classes for any reason (loss of interest, school obligations, injury, illness, etc.), a 30% penalty will be applied to your refund for the remainder of the year. We suggest you only pay the year in full if you are 100% confident your dancer will participate fully in the entire season.

Late Fee: If your card on file is declined or there is not a card on file, an alternate payment must be made within 48 hours. A $10 Late Fee will be charged for any payments not made in full by the 10th of the month. This includes declined charges for cards on files for any reason.  

Returned Check Fee: $25.   

Customer Portal: Each family will have a portal to process payments, register for classes, etc. It is your responsibility to keep all info (contact info, payment info, etc.) up to date. You can sign up or log in on the registration page of our website. Please contact indianadancecompany@gmail.com with any questions about your portal and/or account info.  

Registration Fees: A non-refundable registration fee of $15 for the first dancer and $10 each additional family member is due upon registration. In addition, your first tuition months tuition is due at this time. This is also non-refundable.

Withdrawal Policy: We require a written notice via email if you wish to withdraw from Indiana Dance Company. Please email indianadancecompany@gmail.com to withdraw from our 2019-2020 season. After we receive your withdrawal, we will terminate your monthly payment schedule moving forward, or, if a full year was paid, we will refund the remaining installments minus 30%.

Make-up Classes: If your dancer misses class due to illness or other personal reasons, they will be able to make up the missed class in a similar class. There will be no discount or refund given for missed classes. There are no make-ups for classes missed when the studio is officially closed for holidays, etc. All classes missed due to inclement weather can be made up at your convenience using our existing class schedule. If our staff has to cancel class for any reason outside of a holiday or inclement weather we will schedule a makeup class.

Winter Event: We host a fundraiser for our competition dancers over the winter and put on a great show in the process. This is more informal than the Spring Recital and allows dancers to spend time with their classmates outside of the classroom setting. We encourage all dancers to participate! Due to COVID-19 we have been delayed in scheduling our 2020 Winter Event and we will be sharing these dates and details soon! It is tentatively scheduled for November 21, 2020. There will not be a dress rehearsal for this event.

Winter Event Fees: Winter Event fees will be auto billed on September 28, 2020 (if you are not setup for auto-bill your payment is due on this date). After this fee is processed, it is non-refundable. Any costume alterations needed will be the responsibility of the parent.  If your dancer will not be participating, you are required to notify us by email at indianadancecompany@gmail.com no later than January 26, 2020. Please do not rely on your dancer to inform us that she or he will not be dancing in the Winter Event! All dancers will be charged an $70 fee that includes a costume, accessories and 2 meal tickets for the event. This fee also helps cover the costs associated with putting on the show.

Spring Recital: We put together a great show at the end of the year with all IDC dancers. This is an exciting end to our dance season! This is an exciting and rewarding part of the season that everyone looks forward to! We encourage all dancers to participate! Due to COVID-19 we have been delayed in scheduling our 2021 recital and we will be sharing these dates and details soon! It is tentatively scheduled for May 22, 2021. Dress rehearsal will be held sometime the week of the event.

Spring Recital Fees: Spring Recital fees will be auto billed on January 25, 2021 (if you are not setup for auto-bill your payment is due on this date). After this fee is processed, it is non-refundable. Any costume alterations needed will be the responsibility of the parent.  If your dancer will not be participating, you are required to notify us by email at indianadancecompany@gmail.com no later than January 23, 2021. Please do not rely on your dancer to inform us that she or he will not be dancing in the Spring Recital! All dancers will be charged an $85 fee that includes a costume, accessories and 2 reserved tickets to the recital. This fee also helps cover the costs associated with putting on the show, and includes a special year-end gift for the dancer.

GENERAL RULES: Please discuss these rules with your dancers! 

  • No food or drinks other than water inside the studios. No exceptions!
  • No cell phones should be out during class. They should be placed in a bag or locker until class is over.
  • Please keep an eye on your children, no running or climbing on furniture PLEASE!
  • All personal belongings may be kept in the studio with the dancer if needed. Indiana Dance Company is not responsible for items left behind at Indiana Dance Company. Please make sure you check for all your belongings before leaving the studio.
  • Preschool and Kindergarten Parents: Please take your dancer to the restroom BEFORE class begins to avoid accidents and disruptions to class.
  • Please make an effort to be prompt coming and going from class! Excessive tardiness picking up your child will result in additional fees.
  • No parents, friends, or siblings are allowed in the classroom at any time. This is for the benefit of your dancer. They will learn more if we have their complete attention.
  • Viewing windows will be open the first full week of each month.
  • If your dancer drops a class, a written notice is required. You will not be refunded for any charges incurred for the class, however future billings will cease upon receipt of your written notice.
  • For the safety of our dancers, we follow RBB's decisions on inclement weather school closings. However, you should always use your own judgement when deciding to travel due to weather. We will confirm our closing via email when inclement weather affects Indiana Dance Company. We will also communicate all schedule changes on social media. All classes missed due to inclement weather can be made up at your convenience using our existing class schedule.

Dress Code: Proper shoes and attire must be worn to participate in class. Hair should be pulled back off face for all classes. Don’t forget to write your name in all shoes, bags, etc. Please see our recommended dress code for each class. Our dress code allows individuality while still allowing your dancer to get the most out of dance class.

There are lockers and cubbies in all dance rooms for the dancers to place their things during class.

Our staff is available to answer any questions you might have! If you need to speak with your child’s teacher, please call or email to set up an appointment as teachers rarely have time in-between classes. You can reach us at indianadancecompany@gmail.com or 812-322-2225.  

2020-2021 CALENDAR:

We follow the RBBCSC School Calendar for closing.

Studio Calendar:
First Day of Session 1: Monday, August 10, 2020
CLOSED - Labor Day: Monday, September 7, 2020
CLOSED - Fall Break: Monday, October 5 - Friday, October 9, 2020
Last Day of Session 1: November 19, 2020
CLOSED - Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 25 - Saturday, November 28, 2020
CLOSED - Winter Break: Monday, December 21, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
CLOSED - Spring Break:
Monday, March 15 - Saturday, March 20, 2021
Team Auditions: April 16-18, 2021
Last Day of Session 2 & Team Season: Saturday, May 22, 2021

Special Events Calendar:
September 21-25, 2020 - Bring Your Friend to Dance Week
October 19-23, 2020 - Spirit Week
Winter Event - TBD
Spring Rectital - TBD

Fees Calendar:
Winter Event Fees Due: Monday, September 28, 2020
Spring Recital Fees Due: January 25, 2021