Semester Fees: When you register, you will be charged a $100 deposit per class, $50 of which is NON-REFUNDABLE. This guarantees your spot. The balance of your fees will be charged the first week of the new semester. Fees will be pro-rated if the semester has already begun. No fees are charged if registering for the wait list. There will be a $5 fee for declined cards.
Re-enrollment: Registrants for the Fall Semester will be automatically re-enrolled in the same class(es) for the Winter/Spring Semester on November 1st. You must opt out via email between November 1st and November 15th if you choose NOT to continue dancing into the Winter/Spring Semester. Deposits for the Winter/Spring Semester will be charged on November 16th if you do not opt out. There will be a $5 fee for declined cards. If your dancer would like to add or switch classes, you will be given priority to enroll in those classes before general registration begins. The balance of your tuition will be charged in the first week of the Winter/Spring Semester. There will be an additional recital costume fee per class charged along with your winter/spring tuition unless you specify, before the 3rd scheduled class, that your child will not participate. Recitals take place at Tribeca Performing Arts Center and are a ticketed event.
Sibling Discount: Sibling discount of 5% is offered for the second child and subsequent children from the same family.
Multiple Class Discount: There is a 20% discount for the 2nd weekly class taken by a single student in the same semester.
Registration Fee: There is a one-time $25 registration fee per student, applicable only in the first semester at Downtown Dance Factory. This will be charged with the tuition fee in the first week of the classes.
Payment Methods: Fees can be paid by credit card (Amex, Visa or Mastercard) when registering online or in person. We also accept checks made out to “Jaclyn Ford”. In the case of payment by check, please bring payment and give to Jacki Ford. Checks should be mailed to 33 Gold Street #623 NY, NY 10038. We also accept VENMO. Please make Venmo payments to @Jacki-Ford.
Uniform Policy: all dance classes have a uniform requirement. Jacki will give a detailed description.
Recital Policy: There will be a recital at the end of the year. Date and Location is TBD.
Trial Class Policy: Children can do a trial class before registering, however a spot cannot be reserved in any class based on a trial request alone. If the class becomes fully registered by the time the trial is scheduled to take place, your child will need to try/enroll in a different time/class.
Refunds: If you must withdraw from the SEMESTER, you can do so PRIOR to the 3rd scheduled class. You will receive a refund, less the number of scheduled classes and a $25 cancellation fee per class. Withdrawals must be made with at least 24 hours notice prior to your class start time to avoid being charged for the class. There are no refunds or credits for classes dropped once the third class takes place. If you withdraw from a class before the semester starts, you will be responsible for $50 of your deposit (per weekly class). District Dance cannot be held accountable for extreme weather or other unforeseen events and will not be able to provide a refund or credit for classes canceled in the case of these events. District Dance will follow the guidance of the NYC public schools and the safety advisories from the city in making class cancelation decisions. Semester class weeks are not transferable among dancers.
Class Cancellations: District Dance reserves the right to cancel a class as a result of insufficient registration. A full refund, including registration fee where applicable, will be provided in this case.
Uniforms: Uniform requirements, as set out by Jacki Ford, must be followed. Hair should be pulled neatly off the face for class at all times.
Make-up Classes: District Dance will allow two (2) make-up classes per semester, subject to availability. Please let us know once your child has missed class - call or email us to schedule a make-up in an appropriate class, and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note, make-ups CANNOT be scheduled in a full class and make-ups MUST be taken in the same semester as the missed classes. If you miss a scheduled make-up without canceling with 24-hours notice, the make-up will still be counted as one of the two allotted classes. In the Winter/Spring semester, make ups must be scheduled before April 30th in order to avoid disrupting recital preparation. There are no make up classes for the Summer Program.
Waiting List: If you have signed up for a class' waiting list, we will contact you if a spot becomes available. You will not be charged until we've checked with you to ensure you are still interested in the spot. In the meatime, feel free to register for a different class; we will happily transfer you to the class for which you're waitlisted if a spot does become available.
Arrival for Class: We would appreciate your respecting your teacher and your fellow students by arriving on time for class each week. Also, students should arrive no more than 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled time for their class to avoid congestion in the common area.
Dismissal: After class, students will be released to waiting parents/caregivers in the common area. Please make sure to arrive back at our studio in time for the end of your child's class.
Class Viewing: At this time due to space constraints there is no possibility to view classes.