PPA 2016/2017 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, 2016 and ends December 17, 2016. During Session 1, holidays will be Labor Day, September 5th, and the week of Thanksgiving November 21 thru 26, 2016. Session 2 begins January 2, 2017 and ends May 27, 2017. During Session 2, there will be no classes the week of Spring break March 13 thru 18, 2017. 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 $30 per student or $45 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.
Session 1: Fall Tuition due dates: August 22, September 15, October 15, and November 15, 2016.
Session 2: Spring Tuition due dates: January 2, February 1, March 1, and April 1, 2017. May should have been paid in advance or will be drafted from credit card on file on May 1.
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 $10/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 deskfifteen 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 and $80 per family for Demonstration. The performance will take place in April or May at McCullough Jr. High in The Woodlands. Dates will be released as soon as confirmed. This year’s performance does not have any costume fees. Teachers may ask students to coordinate with accessories that will have a limit of $20 for parents to purchase separately.
Spring Ensemble – Spring Ensemble Performance will be performed at McCullough Jr. High in The Woodlands in the spring. Dates will be released when confirmed.
NUTCRACKER – The Nutcracker performance will take place in December, 2016. The fees to perform in Nutcracker will be $130 for Beg Ballet, $150 for level 1 and 2 and $175 for levels 3, 4 and 5. These fees will cover director fees, practice time, guest artists, theatre rental, backdrops, and other miscellaneous expenses. There are notickets included in these fees. There will also be a separate costume fee. Some costumes will be rented and some will be purchased. Expect costume fees to run from $50 to $125.
NUTCRACKER TICKETS – Tickets will go on sale in October. Tickets will range from $10 to $15 and are purchased on www.tututix.com
Ballet – All classes: 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
Creative Dance/Combo/Level 1/Level 2 – Pink tights, black leotard, pink ballet shoes
Ballet III – Pink tights, black or navy leotard, pink ballet and/or Pointe shoes
Ballet IV and V – Pink tights, dark solid colored leotard (no reds/pinks/yellows), pink ballet and/or Pointe shoes
Jazz – All classes: no baggy clothes, no shorts w/o undergarments, hair off face, no jewelry, jazz/ lyrical shoes
Beg Combo thru Jazz II – black leotard w/ tights, w/ jazz shorts, or leggings
Jazz III thru V – leotard or bra top w/jazz shorts or leggings
Tap - black tap shoes for all classes, hair off face, and no jewelry. Dress is the same as jazz class.
Hip-Hop- 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.