Frequently asked questions:
Can I Drop a Class?
Yes. You can drop or add a class at any time (space permitting) and you can withdraw from JBDA at any time, but you will be responsible for paying for a full month of classes if you cancel after the 1st calendar day of the month. You may also request that auto debit be stopped at any time, but it will be effective at the beginning of the next calendar month. Your child can finish the month out in the class you are dropping or do make up classes in other classes. Please see JBDA’s Make Up Policy. If you decide to withdraw/drop from classes mid-month for any reason, you will still be charged for the entire invoiced period. No refund will be made after tuition is paid. If you would like to withdraw please fill out our drop form via our website located on the parent portal page with a 2 week notice before the start of the next month.
If your child is in a full class and your child has not attended the class for 3 consecutive weeks without a phone call from the parents with a request and payment to maintain his or her space, your child may be dropped from a class to allow others to participate without a refund or credit for tuition paid or owed.
Does JBDA have uniform requirements?
Yes. Each class’s attire requirements are list under the class description under each age group on our website. We also have a picture guide and an online store for convenient shopping. You may choose o purchase through our store or you may purchase elsewhere.
No outside shoes allowed in the dance studios. Dance shoes only! Please place all outside shoes in our shoe cubby located in the lobby.
For trial classes you may have your child wear clothes they can dance and tumble in that make them feel special. We ask if you do not have dance shoes that your child dances barefoot.
What is JBDA’s attendance policy?
We do not have a strict attendance policy; however, we encourage regular attendance and commitment to the entire dance season for learning and growth purposes in the dance setting as well as in life.
What is JBDA’s make-up policy?
Yes. School Year Session Make Up Policy. Any missed classes may be made up by attending a class of same level or lower and same age range within the same calendar month. If the dancer misses’ classes in the last week of a calendar month, the dancer may make up the class before the 15th of the following calendar month. If you are making up a class, you must go to the front desk and get a make-up slip to give the teacher. Students may NOT make up more than twice in the exact same class. No credits or refunds are given for missed classes. It is the dancers’ responsibility to track missed classes (including dates missed). The director will verify the missed class prior to granting a makeup.
There are no makeups for classes missed because of holidays, for Unlimited dancers, or for classes missed in any other calendar month.
Can my child bring a friend?
We will have 2 weeks throughout the school year dedicated to “Bring a Friend”. If your child has a friend that is considering registering for class or that you believe would love our studio they may sign up for a trial class via our trial class link on the Home page of our website.
Can I watch my child’s class?
Yes. We have viewing windows for studio A and a camera system set up for TV viewing in the lobby for studio B. We ask that you stay in our viewing lobby and to please keep all hallways clear for fire and safety purposes.
We will also provide several in class observation days for you to see your child’s progress throughout the year.
Do I have to stay during class?
No. You may drop off your child and return to pick them up no later than the class ending time. We ask that you please do not drop your child off and leave any earlier than 3 mins before classes begin. We do not have the staff to watch children in the lobby before entering the studios to begin class. Please be on time picking your child up. If there is an unforeseen emergency and you are late, the child will remain in the class until you arrive. Please notify the director if you will be late.
What is your refund policy?
We do not offer refunds.
Refunds will NOT be issued for missed classes due to cancellation or public holiday – where possible, we will endeavor to arrange make-up lessons for classes cancelled by Just Be Dance Academy or will offer an alternative class. We encourage all students to participate in our end of the year recital as it a great way for children to build confidence, however if for any reason you decide to drop the class you may do so. You will not be charged for any months after you drop, we encourage one to at least finish out the month as the only time you will not be refunded is if you drop mid-month. If you decide to withdraw from classes mid-month for any reason, you will still be charged for the entire invoiced period. No refund will be made after tuition is paid. If you would like to withdraw please fill out our drop form via our website located on the parent portal page with a 2 week notice before the start of the next month.
Registration Fees, costume fees, and recital fees are non-refundable.
There may be circumstances that warrant a refund, in this case it is only at the discretion of the director and only for a few extenuating circumstances.
What are your payment policies?
Tuition: Our payment schedule is divided up into 9.5 monthly payments. There are no make-up days for holidays. JBDA’s in-session classes are a total 38 weeks, this excludes weeks off for holidays. The session is then divided into 9.5 payments, NOT by the lesson or number of lessons in a month. August will be prorated; the rest of the session will not be.
This convenient draft will be drafted on the 1st or the 10th of each month. No later. *If payments decline you have 2 days to pay to avoid the overdue fees.
Overdue fees will accrue a late fee of $15 and if fees remain unpaid by the end of the month of classes students will not be permitted to participate in their lessons.
**Please note: All students are invoiced based on equal monthly basis/per session so your invoice will be the same each month unless you change classes. If you decide to withdraw from classes mid-month for any reason, you will still be charged for the entire invoiced period. No refund will be made after tuition is paid. If you would like to withdraw please notify the office through e-mail with a 2 week notice before the start of the next month.