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Rates & Policies

Rates

 

FEES
Annual Registration Fee (upon registration) - $35
Recital Costume Fee (December) - $70-$85
Recital Performance Fee (March) - $40 per student

MONTHLY TUITION (Per Family Total)

45 minutes of class time per week - $65 per month

1 Hour of class time per week - $70 per month

2 Hours per week - $130 per month ($10 Discount)

3 Hours per week - $190 per month ($20 Discount)

4 Hours per week - $220 per month ($60 Discount)

5 Hours per week - $275 per month ($75 Discount)

6 Hours per week - $300 per month ($120 Discount)

7 Hours per week - $315 per month ($175 Discount)

8 Hours per week - $320 per month ($240 Discount)

9 Hours per week - $330 per month ($375 Discount)

10 Hours per week - $340 per month ($360 Discount)

11 Hours per week - $350 per month ($420 Discount)

12 Hours per week - $360 per month ($480 Discount)

 

FEES
Annual Registration Fee (upon registration) - $35


SUMMER TUITION (full 6 weeks)
1 Hour per week 3-5 yr. old class - $95 per 6 weeks
2 Hours per week 3-5 yr. old class - $180 per 6 weeks
1 Hour per week - $108 per 6 weeks
2 Hours per week - $192 per 6 weeks
3 Hours per week - $252 per 6 weeks
4 Hours per week - $312 per 6 weeks
5 Hours per week - $360 per 6 weeks
6 Hours per week - $396 per 6 weeks
7 Hours per week - $420 per 6 weeks
8 Hours per week - $435 per 6 weeks
9+ Hours per week - $450 per 6 weeks
Unlimited classes per week - $450 per 6 weeks


 

Policies

 

PDC Policies and Procedures

REGISTRATION

  • Registration assumes enrollment for either our 10-month program (September through June) and participation in our recital; Our 6-week summer program; or one of our Summer Camps.
  • A non-refundable fee of $35 per student is required yearly at time of registration. This fee covers all administrative costs.
  • There will be a $10 non-refundable re-start fee for any student who drops and wishes to re-register.
  • All students must have a signed insurance release form on file.
  • There is no registration fee if you are only registering for a Summer Camp.

 

 

TUITION

  • Fall/Winter/Spring Tuition is due on the 1st of each month.
  • Monthly tuition is not based on the number of classes per month, but rather a yearly fee for the total number of classes (37 for school year/6 for summer) provided in our dance season.
  • Tuition is paid through our electronic funds transfer system from either a credit/debit card or a checking account.
  • Fees are paid monthly, or you can pay for the year in advance.
  • Tuition, registration fees, and costume fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • A $25 late charge will be applied each month for accounts not paid in full by the 10th of each month.
  • A $25 NSF fee will be applied to all declined credit card transactions.
  • Summer Class Tuition is due by July 1st.
  • Summer Camp Tuition is due by the 1st day of camp.

 

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REFUNDS
Portland Dance Center's policy on refund is that there are NO REFUNDS. If there is an extreme circumstance such as a broken bone, severe illness etc. a doctor's note given to us immediately will allow your account to be put on HOLD until you can resume lessons.

 

RESCHEDULING, TEACHER AND CLASS SUBSTITUTION

  • PDC reserves the right to reschedule or combine classes.
  • PDC reserves the right to provide a substitute or replacement teacher as PDC may deem necessary.
  • PDC reserves the right to deliver class content via an online system in the event that classes are not able to be conducted live for any reason including, but not limited to: weather, teacher absence, or governmental advisory.

 

 

ROLLOVER REGISTRATION
For your convenience, and to reserve a space for the following season, annual membership fees will be automatically renewed and applied to your account on August 1st, 2021 unless a withdrawal form is completed in the office before that date.

 

RECITAL COSTUME & PERFORMANCE FEES

  • FALL/SPRING:   Recital costumes are ordered in OCTOBER. Costume fees, charged Oct. 1st, range from $70-85, and are non-refundable. Students are measured with room for growth.
  • SPRING RECITAL:   There is a spring performance fees of $40 per student are charged March 1st. This fee helps to offset the cost of recital: venue rental, staffing, etc.
  • SUMMER:   There are no costume or performance fees for summer sessions or summer camps.

 

 

INJURIES & MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
Parents, legal guardians of minors, students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on school property resulting from normal dance activity conducted by the students before, during or after class time. This also extends to students taking class online via ZOOM. The undersigned gives permission to Portland Dance Center, its owners and operators to seek medical treatment for the participant in the event they are not able to reach a parent or guardian. I hereby declare any physical/mental problems, restrictions, or condition and/or declare the participant to be in good physical and mental health.

 

ATTENDANCE & LATENESS
Good attendance is necessary to ensure maximum progress and enjoyment of class. The school reserves the right to have students who come more than 10 minutes late to sit out of the class. A minimum attendance standard will be required.

 

ATTIRE
Required dance attire and dance shoes must be worn to all classes. View our Dress Code for more information.

 

SAFER STUDIO POLICY
PDC requires all staff and students to stay home when they are ill. In order to reduce community spread of Covid-19, we follow best practices and recommendations from our local health department and from our industry associations, More Than Just Great Dancing!® and Youth Protection Advocates in Dance. PDC understands that unlike older children and adults, young children cannot be expected to maintain social distancing at all times. Therefore PDC focuses on a hierarchy of measures beginning with keeping ill people home, followed by frequent hand cleaning and good hygiene practices, amplified cleaning, and curricular and facility adaptations to minimize contact and mingling where possible. All studio classes are backed up on an online learning platform. In the event a class is unable to be held at the studio classes will convert to an online learning platform until in-studio classes can resume.

 

WITHDRAWING FROM CLASS 

 

  • SUMMER:   There is a two month minimum for all lessons, therefore no withdrawals will be accepted after July 5th.
  • FALL/SPRING:;  Withdrawals will not be accepted after March 1st, as classes close for registration at that time. To withdraw from classes prior to March 1st, a parent or adult student must: 1. Inform school administration in person (30 day notification required), and 2. Complete and sign the withdrawal form provided by the studio front desk.

 

 

Release of Liability Statement

As the legal parent or guardian, I release and hold harmless Portland Dance Center, its owners and operators from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the participant and/or the undersigned, while in or upon the premises or any premises under the control and supervision of Portland Dance Center, its owners and operators or in route to or from any of said premises.

I have read Portland Dance Center's rules and procedure and accept and agree with them. Furthermore, I agree to permit Portland Dance Center to use my child's photographs and/or video footage for media or marketing purposes. I state that I am of lawful age and legally competent to sign this affirmation and release, that I understand the terms herein are contractual and not a mere recital and that I have signed this document of my own free act. I am signing this form acknowledging that I have read, received, and agree to abide by Portland Dance Center's policies and procedures. I allow Portland Dance Center to withdraw the tuition and registration fee from the account I have provided.