- A registration fee of $30 per family is due each school year.
- If tuition is paid after the 5th of the month a $20 late fee will be incurred.
- There is a $30 dollar penalty for returned checks.
- Tuition is the same whether it is a long or short month. The class schedule is arranged to average 4 classes/month over the entire semester. Winter and spring breaks are factored in.
Dance Studio Policies
Dance class is educational and fun, however, an important part of class work is developing an attitude of discipline and respect for teachers and fellow students. We trust that following our classroom etiquette will provide an environment whereby classes at Lake Norman Performing Arts will be a pleasure for all concerned.
Please note the following guidelines regarding all dance classes:
We request that students carefully observe our dress code as outlined on our Dress Code page
Any student arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted to class. For your safety and to receive full benefit from your class, please arrange for a make-up class if you expect to be very late.
All students are encouraged not to leave the room once class has begun. Please allow for appropriate restroom use prior to class. Very young children will be treated sensitively as the need arises. Preschool children may need a parent’s attention from time to time for various reasons including bathroom or behavior issues. Please do not leave the waiting room when very young children are in class without informing the office or having another parent responsible during your absence. We make every effort to have all children feel safe and cared for in a loving and inspiring learning environment.
School age children and teens: please practice respect. Students are not to be socializing in a disruptive manner during the class with other students. Please come early or stay late to enjoy friends in the waiting area. Please honor your teacher and fellow students by giving full attention and co-operation. You will be advised if we feel any student is not well adjusted to the classroom environment for any reason over time.
During class if a student complains of being ill, or sustains an injury and cannot participate, the instructor will send them to the office where the parents will be notified if not on the premises.
Other students, parents and friends can observe class in our waiting area. We do not however allow individuals to sit in the classroom. It is distracting to the students in the class.
No street shoes in the dance studios.
Attendance & Cancellation Policy
If a student notifies the studio of an absence prior to the start of class, they are entitled to make up the class in another comparable, regularly scheduled class. If the studio cancels a class, the class will be rescheduled. If a student does not notifiy the studio of an absence prior to the start of class, they are not entitled to a make-up class. When closed due to inclement weather, all classes will be rescheduled.
We reserve the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes. If a teacher is ill and the school cannot arrange a substitute any missed classes will be made up.
After the first class we do not give refunds under any circumstance. No exceptions. If you decide to not pursue lessons after a couple of classes, you are still responsible for the entire payment of the month, and you will not get a refund.
Music Studio Policies
Private Lessons are designed to give you and your student the accountability required to develop and focus good habits that will propel you toward artistic and personal success.
Attendance & Cancellation Policy
Regular attendance is expected. In the case of a cancelled lesson, the following circumstances will stand as policy:
* If the student cancels a lesson with more than 24hrs. notice: a make-up lesson will be granted according to scheduling and availability.
* If the student cancels a lesson with less than 24hrs notice: a make-up lesson may be granted at the discretion of the teacher according to scheduling and availability.
* If a teacher cancels a lesson: the student is entitled to a make-up lesson time that is agreeable to both parties.
* If a student fails to notify the studio of an absence prior to the start of the lesson, or is a "no show" after 15 minutes: the teacher is not obligated to teach a make-up lesson, and no fees will be refunded.
* If a lesson is cancelled due to inclement weather: the lesson will be rescheduled as determined by Lake Norman Performing Arts.
Make-up lessons must be completed as scheduled- prompt notification is required for any changes to the make-up lesson. If you do not notify us of your inability to attend the make-up lesson, you forfeit the lesson and will not receive another make-up.
We reserve the right to stop lessons if we are not paid. If payment is not made upfront by the 3rd scheduled lesson, the lessons will stop immediately on the day of the 3rd lesson.
Parents please ask your children to respect the property in the lesson room. Any damages caused by reckless behavior will be the financial responsibility of the parent.
Children not in class are the responsibility of parents and caregivers
No food or drinks allowed by the instruments, or in the room.
Parents are asked to pick up their children by the end of the scheduled lesson time.
Anyone representing a discipline problem or displaying disrespectful or otherwise inappropriate behavior will be asked to leave and dropped from the course. There will be no refund.
After the first lesson we do not give refunds under any circumstance. No exceptions. If you decide to not pursue lessons after a couple of sessions, you are still responsible for the entire payment of the month or session, and you will not get a refund.