PPA 2022/2023 Policies
Progressions runs a 36-week technical training program during the school year and an 8 week summer program.
Session I (Fall) = 16 weeks & Session 2 (Spring) = 20 weeks.
Calendar: Session 1 begins August 22, 2022 and ends December 17, 2022. During Session 1, holidays will be Labor Day, September 5th, Halloween, October 31st, and the week of Thanksgiving November 21 thru 27, 2022. Session 2 begins January 2, 2022 and ends May 27, 2023. During Session 2, there will be no classes the week of Spring break March 13 thru 17. Labor Day and Halloween classes can be made up during the session within any other classes during the semester in which they fall.
Registration – A registration fee of $50 per student or $75 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, and American Express. Online payments can be made via credit card. There is a 3% processing fee for credit cards. 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. There are three payment options: One annual payment, Two Session Payments, or Nine monthly payments (All accounts must have a Credit/Debit Card on file. If unable to provide a Credit/Debit card; a one month tuition deposit must held on account). Monthly Tuition: Tuition is due on or before the scheduled dates below.
First and last months (May) tuition deposit 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 automatically apply a $25 late fee and Dance Thiry, LLC DBA Progressions Performing Arts reserves the right to charge all overdue fees to the Credit/Debit card on file if not paid by the 15th day after tuition is due.
Tuition is due on August 22rd, September 15th, October 15th and November 15th 2022 for our Fall session and on
January 3th, February 1st, March 1st, April 1st and May 1st 2023 for our Spring session.
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 owner’s 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. Semester and annual discounts cannot be combined with second student discounts.
TUITION FOR PRINCESS and TWO-TU CLASSES: The one-time fee for both Princess and Two-Tu 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. All Princess/Fairytale classes require a non-refundable $25 deposit to hold a spot in the class.
OFF-Campus PE – There is an administrative fee of $15/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. Dance Thiry, LLC DBA Progressions Performing Arts reserves the right to unenroll a student at our discretions.
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 year (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 Recital or Spring Showcase), it is imperative that students attend classes so that they do not lose their choreographed location in the prepared dance.
MAKE-UP CLASSES – Make-up classes must be made up within 30 days of the missed class. Student can make-up in classes at their level or below. A student must have a make up pass to enter the classroom. To get the pass the student must fill out the QR code at the front desk.
End of Year Performance – fees will be $140 per student, $200 per family for Spring Showcase. Fees will be due 1/2 by October 1st, 2022 and 1/2 by January 2nd, 2023. The Spring Showcase will be held the month of May 2023. Date TBD. Spring showcase costume fee is $25 per class and is due by February 1st, 2023.
Holiday Performance– Plans are underway for a Holiday performance in December – date and time TBD.
BALLET: hair in a bun, no jewelry, no shirts, skirts or warm-ups without the teacher’s permission.
– TuTwo and Princess/ FairyTale – Pink tights, pink or black leotard, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, no jewelry
– Combo – Pink tights, black leotard, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, no jewelry
– Pre – Level 8 – Pink tights, simple (no lace, no mesh, no stones or sparkle) black leotard, pink ballet shoes, no jewelry
– Pointe – Pink tights, black leotard, pink ballet and/or Pointe shoes, no jewelry
JAZZ: no baggy clothes, no shorts w/o undergarments, hair off face, no jewelry, jazz/ lyrical shoes
– Beg – Level 8– leotard or bra top w/ jazz shorts, jazz pants or leggings, no jewelry
TAP – black tap shoes for all classes, hair off face, and no jewelry. Dress is the same as jazz class.
BBOP/HIPHOP – no baggy clothes, athletic shorts/sweats or leggings, tank top, tennis shoes, hair off face, no jewelry.
ACRO – Bra top or leotard with shorts or leggings. No T-shirts, tanktops, socks, or 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. No jewelry.
COVID POLICY: We are not requiring masks in the studio but, of course, anyone is welcome to wear them if they choose. If a PPA student has Covid, they should follow current CDC guidelines.