studio rules

PPA 2018/2019 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 20, 2018 and ends December 15, 2018.  During Session 1, holidays will be Labor Day, September 3rd, Halloween, October 31st, and the week of Thanksgiving November 19 thru 24, 2018.  Session 2 begins January 7, 2019 and ends June 1, 2019.  During Session 2, there will be no classes the week of Spring break March 11 thru 16, and Memorial Day, May 27th, 2019. Holiday classes can be made up during the session within any other classes during the semester in which they fall.

Registration – A fall registration form and a registration fee of $40 per student or $60 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. Online payments can be made via credit card. 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 (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 automatically apply a $25 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. If dropped, student account must be brought current to re-enroll.


Tuition is due between the 25th-1st of each month with the exception of January. January will be due the first week of Spring session classes, the week of January 7th, 2019. May should be been paid in advance or will be drafted from credit card on file between April 25th – May 1st.

Example: September will be paid between August 25th-September 1st.

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 PRINCESS and TUTWO CLASSES:  The one-time fee for both Princess and TuTwo 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.  

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.

End of Year Performance –   fees will be $60 per student, $90 per family for Demonstration. Demonstration will be held the month of May, 2019.

NUTCRACKER – The Nutcracker performance will be December 2018. Tickets available sometime in November, 2018 online at


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

– Creative Dance/Combo – Pink tights, black leotard, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes

– Pre – Level 8 – Pink tights, simple (no lace, no mesh, no stones or sparkle) black leotard, pink ballet shoes

– Pointe – Pink tights, black leotard, pink ballet and/or Pointe shoes

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

TAP  black tap shoes for all classes, hair off face, and no jewelry.  Dress is the same as jazz class.

HIPHOP  no baggy clothes, athletic shorts/sweats or leggings, tank top, 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.