In order for your registration to be completed, and to be guaranteed a spot in the class(es) you have chosen, we require the following:
THE 2020/2021 DANCE SEASON
Dance classes will run from September 8, 2020 until the middle of July 2021.
The dance season is divided into 4 terms:
- Term 1: September 8, 2020 to November 30, 2020
- Term 2: December 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021
- Term 3: March 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021
- Term 4: June 1, 2021 to ( 1st or 2nd week ) July 2021 pending Flato Markham Theatre booking
- Payment of Term 1 + Registration fee: On the day of registration
- Payment of Term 2: December 1, 2020
- Payment of Term 3: March 1, 2021
- Payment of Term 4: June 1, 2021
Full payment must be received by Dancing Soma before the start of each term. Sibling discount (5%) will be applied to the sibling with lower term fees. A trial lesson fee is $20 for new students which will be deducted from the term fee upon registration.
METHOD OF PAYMENT
Starting with 2020/2021 dance season, all cash transactions will be eliminated to reduce the possible transmission of bacteria/viruses. E-transfer or INTERAC Debit Card transaction is accepted for one-time lump sum payment for the entire dance season at registration. Dancing Soma will continue to accept cheques for the term fees. Post-dated cheques are required for all the terms at registration. E-transfer or INTERAC is accepted for purchases of dance wear/accessories.
Payment by e-transfer should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Post-dated cheques are payable to Dancing Soma. Administrative fee of $50.00 will be charged for all returned cheques due to non-sufficient funds.
Payment by INTERAC Debit Card can be made in-person at the Dancing Soma reception.
The annual non-refundable registration fee per family is due at the time of registration:
New student – $25.00
Returning student – $20.00
EXTENDED EARLY BIRD SPECIAL FOR NEW STUDENT – The fee will be waived if registration is completed on or before Aug 06, 2020.
We understand that missed classes are sometimes unavoidable. Every effort should be made to attend all classes since continued absences negatively impact progress of the entire class. There will be no refund for missed classes and make-up classes are not available.
DRESS CODE & HAIR
Leotard, tights and ballet shoes according to your grade level are mandatory. All ballet classes require a neat flat donut bun. Dancing Soma uniform, consisting of a jacket and joggers, is available for purchase. Your child’s name will be printed on the jacket. It is recommended that children wear the uniform over the leotard during warm-up. The materials of the uniform provide protection to their leotard and tights. It takes 6-8 weeks for the supplier, Limelight, to process our orders. The deadline to order the uniform is June 26, 2020 by e-transfer only. Please refer to the attached brochure for size chart before placing your order. No exchange or return is accepted by the supplier.
FOOD & DRINK
Dancing Soma is a nut-free facility. Please do not bring any products containing nuts to the studio. To stay hydrated, students are reminded to bring water bottles for class.
Open houses will be held at the end of each term.
All students are invited to participate in the year-end recital at the Flato Markham Theater. The annual recital is a very exciting event. Recital date, time and all other information will be communicated once available.
Professional pictures of each class will be taken in full costumes in May (date to be determined).
Dancing Soma reserves the right to cancel any class temporarily or permanently due to unforeseen emergencies, weather conditions or low enrollment. In the case of inclement weather, notice will be posted on our website (www.dancingsoma.org), Instagram and facebook. Parents should follow us closely during these situations. Please ensure you provide a valid email address in order to keep up with our communications.
Statutory holidays and school breaks (i.e. Christmas holidays) will be posted on the Dancing Soma website.
KEEPING YOU INFORMED
Our primary source of communication is via email. Please inform the office if you are not receiving emails from us or need to change your email address/phone number. Please refer to our website for a calendar of important dates.
Term fees are non-refundable after the 3rd week of each term start. Registration withdrawals prior to and including the 3rd week will be eligible for a pro-rated refund of the remaining unattended classes with a $25.00 administrative fee. There will be no refund for missed classes. Should you sustain an injury that prevents you from completing the term, we will pro-rate and transfer any unused fees to the following term/season with a valid doctor’s note. Any subsequent terms that are fully paid will be refunded. Costume fees are non-refundable.