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Registration Agreement

BDA registration agreement 2020/2021

Membership Fee

A non-refundable fee of $35/$40 per returning/new student ($50/$60 per returning/new family) is required annually at time of registration (not applicable for workshop classes, 9 week programs or summer camps).

Annual Classes Fees (September - June)

Tuition fees are based on the entire season (including all holidays and studio breaks), not the number of classes per month. A full season of dance includes 32 weeks. Tuition fees are paid in monthly installments or annually. Last monthly installment (June) is non-refundable and payable at time of registration. Tuition must be paid by automatic credit card payment or electronic funds transfer (EFT) and will be charged to your credit card/bank account on the 1st day of each month (September - May). Full year payments can be made by Cash, Cheque or Credit Card. A 5% discount will be given for all full year payments made by Cash or Cheque by September 30th. Fees are subject to change. 

Withdrawal Policy

There is a one month minimum for all classes. BDA requires 30 days written notice from the 1st of the month to discontinue service. To withdraw from Bella Dance Academy you must complete and sign a withdrawal form. If notice of withdrawal from a class is received in the middle of the month, you will be required to pay the following month's tuition. If you do not give BDA written notice of your intent to withdraw from a class or classes, your account will continue to be charged until the end of the time period covered by this agreement (May, 2021). Withdrawals will not be accepted after February 1, 2021.

Refunds/Credits

Tuition, membership fees and costume fees are non-refundable. Refunds will not be given for days missed due to absences, holidays, studio breaks, weather-related closings or power outages. Refunds will only be issued if BDA cancels a class due to insufficient enrolment. Refunds will not be given if a similar online class is provided in place of an in-studio class. Account credit may be given in the event of a medical emergency and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Any credit applied to an account, will be applied to any BDA tuition or fees due within one year. 

NSF/Late Fees

There is a $30 charge on all NSF cheques and/or returned EFT payments. Accounts not paid within terms are subject to an accruing 5% monthly finance charge and discontinued services until paid. Accounts more than 60 days past due may be submitted to collection services.

Workshop Classes (Including 9 Week Sessions and Summer Camps)

Workshop fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and due at the time of registration. Workshop classes, 9 Week Programs and Camps are not subject to membership fee.

Discounts

Discounts will apply to students enrolled in more than 2 weekly hours of annual classes.  Discounts are as follows: 

X hours of class per week = X% tuition discount

 

(5 hours of class = 5% discount on all annual class tuition).

Discounts are not offered for summer camps or classes, special events, examination fees, competition choreography, entry fees, costumes or membership fees. 

Private Lessons 

All private lesson fees are non-refundable and due at the time of booking.  If cancellation notice is received by BDA (phone or email) with 24 hours notice, a credit will be applied to your account. If 24 hours notice has not been received, your fee will be forfeited.

Year-End Performance

We end our season with our Year-End Performance. All dance students, with the exception of Adult students and Workshop Classes (including 9 Week Session Classes, Camps) will have the opportunity to participate in our year-end performance. We encourage, but do not require participation. If, for some reason you do not intend to perform, you MUST inform the office in writing by November 1, 2020. Year-End Performance and mandatory dress rehearsal dates will be tentatively published in our February newsletter. Show assignments and rehearsal schedules will be tentatively published in our March newsletter. Finalized schedules will be released no later than April 15th, 2021. 

Tickets will be available for purchase through a ticketing service in April (date TBA). Ticket prices typically range from $15-$30 depending on venue, and ticketing fees.

A 3.5% processing fee will be added to all credit card or EFT payments. To avoid this fee, please pay by cash or cheque before November 14th (for Costume Fees) or February 14th (for Performer’s Fees). 

 

Costume & Performer’s Fees are as follows:

Costume Fee: $95 + GST (per class), Includes: one complete costume.

Performer’s Fee: $50 + GST (per student), Includes: garment bag, alterations, tights (if needed), performance t-shirt, & link to filming of Junior or Senior Year End Performance.

Costume & Performer’s Fees are non-refundable and go towards fees associated with our performance (renting our theatre, sound, lighting crew & backstage crew, set and stage design, costumes, tights, alterations, accessories, performance t-shirts, videographer fees, NACC ticketing fees, and much more). If you withdraw from a class after November 30, 2020, your costume and performer’s fee will be forfeited.   All dancers with 3+ classes, or families with 3+ dancers will have the option to switch to a payment plan.

*Please note - Costume & Performer’s Fees will only be collected for our 2020/2021 season if approval to move forward with a year-end performance has been approved. 

Last Updated: June 30, 2020

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