Studio Rules and Conditions
Progressions Performing Arts
281-651-9885 5220 FM 2920, Spring, Texas 77388 www.ppadance.com
Progressions has a 36 week technical training program during the school year and an 8 week summer program. Session 1 is 16 weeks long and Session 2 is 20 weeks long.
Calendar: Session 1 begins August 27, 2012 and ends December 22, 2012. During Session 1, holidays will be Labor Day, September 3, and the week of Thanksgiving November 19 thru 23, 2012. Session 2 begins January 7, 2013 and ends June 1, 2013. During Session 2, there will be no classes the week of Spring break March 11 thru 15, 2013.
Registration – A fall registration form and a registration fee of $25 per student or $35 per family will be required in order to register for classes. This fee is non-refundable and will only be required once a year. Make sure that the dancer can commit to the classes BEFORE you register.
Tuition Payments – Tuition is based on the number of hours taken per week, per student. It is your responsibility to make sure payments are received on time. We accept cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express. There is a $25 service charge on all returned checks. Please put students name on check to assure proper credit. We do not refund or prorate for missed classes. Payments are made three ways: One annual payment, Two Session Payments, or Nine monthly payments (Since first and last are up front, there is actually only eight payments). Monthly Tuition: Tuition is due on or before the scheduled dates below. First and last months (May) tuition are due before the student is allowed to take his/her first class, no exceptions. If monthly fees have not been paid by the 10th day after tuition is due, we will apply a $15 late fee and the student will not be allowed in class the following week. If fees are not received within 25 days of the due date, the student will be dropped from the roll.
Session 1: Fall Tuition due dates: August 27, September 27, October 27, and November 27, 2011.
Session 2: Spring Tuition due dates: January 7, February 1, March 1, and April 1, 2012. May’s should have been paid in advance.
Payments made by the Session and Annual Payments are due at the beginning of each Session. A 5% discount for classes has been applied to payments by the session and a 10% discount applied to annual payments. Payments received by the session or annually are non-refundable and are not prorated due to the discounts given (any exceptions to this policy are at the owners discretion). Families with more than one dancer will receive a 15% discount on tuition for the additional dancers. The dancer in the family with the most hours will pay full tuition and the other dancers will receive the discount.
TUITION FOR FAIRY TALE AND PRINCESS CLASSES: The one-time fee for both Fairy Tale and Princess Classes are Non-Refundable. Because space is limited and accessories are purchased for the student, there will be no refunds after your student has started the class. The only exception to this would be if the student were injured and has a doctor’s excuse.
OFF-Campus PE – There is an administrative fee of $5/month/student for the off-campus PE program. CISD students will have an additional charge due to the fees that the school district charges for the off-campus PE program. Those fees will be assessed based on the number of students participating from that school district.
CLASS PLACEMENT – The PPA faculty will determine class placement for all students. Participation in classes is based on ability, attendance, attitude, and cooperation of the student. Students can be moved to lower levels or dropped from classes if they fail to meet the above requirements. Students may not change classes or levels without authorization from the teacher and the front desk.
DROPPING CLASSES – All students must give written notice to the Progressions Performing Arts front desk fifteen days prior to the next month’s payment in order for them to receive reimbursement of their last month’s payment. Students dropping without notice will be required to pay an additional registration fee prior to returning to classes. To insure steady and consistent progress, Progressions expects students to be in class and for tuition to be paid in a timely fashion unless there is a medical condition that requires the dropping of classes. Credit may be given with a physician’s written notice. We do not refund tuition for dropped or missed classes. We encourage parents to discuss class choices with students and make sure that they can commit to classes for the entire semester (36 weeks).
MISSED CLASSES – We ask that students or parents call in when missing classes so that the instructor can be notified. Please come by the front desk to schedule make up classes. Students missing three consecutive weeks of a class without a call to the front desk will be dropped from that class. Please let us know by the second absence that you want to continue with the class. We have students waiting to enter some of our classes and PPA would like to fill those vacancies. Also note that in the spring (session II), when students are learning choreography for the end of the year performance (Spring Concert or Demonstration), it is imperative that students attend classes so that they do not lose their choreographed location in the prepared dance.
SPRING DEMONSTRATION - Demonstration fees will be $45 per student and $65 per family. (Demonstration fees are mandatory) Students will perform at the end of the year at a local auditorium to show what they have learned in their classes. There will be no refund of demonstration fees after January 1, 2011. Demonstration date: May 18,2013 @ McCullough Auditorium
NUTCRACKER – There is an audition for Nutcracker on August 28th and on Sept 11th, please see the schedule for your dancers’ time slot. There is a $10 fee. Nutcracker performance will take place on December 10th. The fees to perform in Nutcracker will be $100 for Beg Ballet, $125 for level 1 and 2 and $150 for levels 3, 4 and 5. These fees will cover director fees, practice time, and other miscellaneous expenses. There are no tickets included in these fees. There will also be a costume fee. Some costumes will be rented and some will be purchased. Expect costume fees to run from $75 to $150.
NUTCRACKER TICKETS – Tickets will go on sale in November. Generally tickets will range from $10 to $20.
SPRING ENSEMBLE PERORMANCE - COPPELIA FULL LENGTH - PPA Ensemble will perform the full length ballet "Coppelia" on May 19, 2013 at McCullough Auditorium.Tickets go on sale April 1, 2013.
Ballet – all classes: hair in a bun, no jewelry, no shirts, skirts or warm-ups without the teacher’s permission.
Fairy Tale/Princess – Pink tights, pink leotard, pink ballet shoes
Creative Dance/Combo/Level 1/Level 2 – Pink tights, black leotard, pink ballet shoes
Ballet III and IV – Pink tights, black, forest green or navy leotard, pink ballet and/or Pointe shoes
Ballet V – Pink tights, dark solid colored leotard, pink ballet and/or point shoes
Jazz – all classes: no baggy clothes, no shorts w/o tights or undergarment, hair off face, no jewelry, jazz or lyrical shores
Beg Combo thru Jazz II – black leotard and tights or jazz pants, Capri’s, jazz shorts, or leggings
Jazz III thru V – Jazz pants, Capri’s, leggings, unitard or jazz shorts with tights, warm-ups, solid colors
Tap - black tap shoes for all classes, hair off face, and no jewelry. Dress is the same as jazz class.
Hip-Hop- Same as jazz, sweats, no baggy clothes, tennis shoes, hair off face, no jewelry.
Guys - Black ballet shoes for ballet classes, fitted pants for ballet, solid color t-shirts. Comfortable pants for jazz; make sure that you can move and stretch
without gaps. Teachers would like to see your knees, ankles, and feet.
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