Terms of Agreement

Membership Fee

Annual Membership fee of $35.00 is due at the time of Registration. This fee is non-refundable and is valid for one year. Any family registering over 2 or more children in the same immediate family will only need to pay one membership fee.

Trial Classes/ Drop In

First class is always FREE. In order to participate in any dance class, students must still fill out all the necessary registration and liability paperwork. Drop in Class rate will be $20.00 per class. If a student registers the drop in fee will be applied to monthly tuition.  *Urban Expression (adult classes 18 &up) drop in rate will be $10 per class. Money will be collected prior to starting class.

Tuition

Tuition is set up at the time of registration with a debit/ credit card and will automatically debit from the 10th of each month. There will be a 3% charge on all credit card transactions. The 3% charge will vary on the monthly tuition rate. Full tuition amount may be paid by either check or credit/debit card.

Late Fees

Tuition is due on the 10th of each month with a 3 day grace period. After the grace period a $35 late fee will be collected. There will be a $35 penalty if any cards or checks are declined for insufficient funds. A late fee payment must be submitted within 7 days after the grace period. If payment is not submitted there will be an additional $15 added on to the late fee and tuition payment. In addition, if tuition and late fee is not submitted within the designated time frame the student will be unable to participate in class or any performances until all funds are paid in full.

Withdrawal

To withdraw a student, the student and parent must fill out a withdrawal form. The parent must give a one month notice of withdrawal. If there is no prior notice there will be a charge for that monthly tuition. Student will also be unable to be evaluated to move up a level. There are no refunds after the 10th of the month. Registration fee will be re-applied if the student continues at a later date; however the annual fee expiration will not change.

Make-up Classes

Students will only make up classes if The Jewel of Art Dance or any instructor from the studio cancels. We will do our best to not cancel by using our staff to substitute the class. However, if class must be cancelled, make up classes need to be made up within 30 days of the initial cancellation. The instructor will be in charge of rescheduling the class cancelled.

 

No Shows/ Late

Students that consistently miss class or arrive late will still be charged their monthly tuition. Students may be held back from moving up a level if they are consistently tardy or have had too many absences.  All students must arrive at least 5 minutes prior to class in order to be prepared. After class students must be picked up immediately. The office and staff at The Jewel of Art is not responsible for any students after their class time. If a student is not picked up within 15 minutes of class ending there will be a fee of $10 added on to the student’s tuition.

Questions/ Concerns

If a parent has any questions or concerns regarding a student’s class or instructor please address any concerns with the Director Jackleen Rios or the receptionist. Parents are not allowed to confront issues with the instructor directly and must go through the Director Jackleen Rios. All students and parents must sign up for Remind 101 in order to receive important messages sent out from the staff of The Jewel of Art Dance.

Parent Observation

Parents can observe in the waiting area in the back of the studio. Parent who have small children are required to watch children at all time. Please ensure children are not running around, playing, or talking in the waiting area. All parents in the lobby must refrain from using cell phones and talking in the waiting area. Talking must be brought to a minimum to ensure there is no disruption of class. Parents of children’s classes must refrain from standing and videoing class to ensure students are staying focused in class. Lastly, there are no drinks or food allowed in the lobby or waiting area.

Vacation/Holidays

The Jewel of Art Dance Studio resides in the San Antonio Independent School District hence; The Jewel of Art Dance Studio will follow the SAISD school calendar and adhere to all bad weather and holiday school closures. There is no reduced or refunds for vacation, holidays or school closures. The Jewel of Art Dance Studio will close 2 allocated weeks in the summer in preparation for camps and registration. These dates will be posted on website calendar. Tuition is not adjusted for holidays or absences. The Jewel of Art will follow the SAISD calendar schedule regarding holidays.

Dress Code

  • Dress code must be followed no exceptions.
  • Students must follow their dress code for their designated classes. This is mandatory.
  • Trial students may wear black/pink leotard with pink tights and proper dance shoes.
  • Hair must be pulled back secure and out of the face. Classical bun for ballet. No jewelry allowed.
  • Hip hop may be any attire however, ensure tennis shoes are easy to dance in.
  • No street shoes on studio flooring. Ensure dance shoes are only worn on proper dance floor and not worn in the street.
  • Class dress code is available through our website jewelofartdance.com. Click on classes>Select class student is enrolled>Go to my dress code>takes to website discountdancesupply.com> scroll to find the correct class >all attire will be posted for purchase.

 

Recital

An annual recital will take place at the end of the school year either in May or June depending on availability of venue. As the Jewel of Art’s main focus is performance quality the recital participation is mandatory. There a deposit of $50 per student to secure spot for recital. Deposit for recital must be submitted by the last day of January. If your child is unable to perform please let the Jewel of Art staff know by the deadline deposit, if this is not communicated by the deadline the student will still be charged the $50 deposit. Students not performing in the recital but still wanting to take regular classes may still do so. However, teachers may be working on recital choreography to prepare for the recital.

Costuming will be determined by each instructor and will be the responsibility of the parent to purchase. Each student will receive 2 free tickets. Each additional ticket will have fee.

Jewels and Co. Junior/Senior/Elite Company

Jewels and Co. is our company group at The Jewel of Art Dance Studio. The company consists of a Junior level ages 10-13, Senior level ages 14-18 and Elite level 18 &up. Students must audition to become a member of company. Members will audition for a panel of judges and must bring all the necessary paperwork and items prior to auditioning. Due to the competitive nature of this company, dual enrollment at more than one studio is not allowed. For more detailed information please contact the Director Jackleen Rios or our receptionist for Company Guidelines.

Media

The Jewel of Art uses our website and all major social media sites for promotional purposes. Students will be photographed and recorded for promotional videos, pictures, brochures, posters, etc. for display, distribution and publication. If you do not want your child to be filmed please let the front desk know immediately. We will make note of this request.

Class Levels

Students enrolled in a full year of class (August- June) will be evaluated by the instructor’s criterion in order to move up to the next level. However, due to age, excessive absences, tardiness, and or withdrawals a student may be unable to progress to the next level. Level progression will ultimately be determined by the teacher.

Private Lessons/ Choreography /Quinces/Rental

Please contact the front desk in regards to private classes, quinces and rental as instructor prices vary.