Schedules, Fees, & Policies
Inclusive, supportive Dance Education
Our SChool Year
Our school year runs from September to the beginning of June with Teen, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate & Senior levels continue to the end of June. There are no classes Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Family Day, Teachers’ Convention, Good Friday or Victoria Day holiday weekends. We also take a two-week break during the Christmas season and a one-week Spring break during the year.
Generally, classes run:
4:15 - 8:30PM
3:00 - 6:30PM
9:30am - 4:30PM
Our programs are divided into 3 divisions:
Division 1 – For WeeBop, Preprimary, Combo and Primary levels. These classes run September-May (inclusive) with a year-end performance on the first weekend of June.
Division 2 – For all Junior levels. These classes run September-May (inclusive) with a year-end performance on the first weekend of June.
Division 3 – For Preintermediate, Intermediate, Senior and Teen levels. These classes run September-June (inclusive) with a year-end performance on the last weekend of June.
All Inclusive Tuition Pricing
Tuition rates start at $80 per month and are calculated by our registration software. Full-year tuition is calculated based on the number of times that classes meet throughout the year, and therefore varies depending on the day of the week that the class takes place. Discounts are offered for dancers taking multiple classes a week.
YEAR IN FULL – Payment in full for the year at time of registration.
HALF PAYMENTS – One half of the full-year tuition is payable at time of registration; the balance is due November 1st by credit card preauthorization.
SPLIT PAYMENT – The first payment includes a third of the full year fees and is payable at the time of registration. The remaining fees will be split equally and processed on the 1st of the month for November through April by credit card preauthorization.
ADDITIONAL COST CONSIDERATIONS – Dependent on the dance program, you may incur additional costs during the year for costumes, tickets, and merchandise such as photos and clothing.
CHANGE FEES — Once a student has been registered and a confirmation has been emailed, a $36.75 (GST included) administration fee will apply to all change requests.
LATE FEES FOR PAYMENT PLANS — If payment cannot be processed on the due date, a late fee of $36.75 (GST included) will be added to the balance after 3 business days.
CREDIT CARD CONVENIENCE FEES — A 3% Convenience Fee will be charged on all credit card transactions. We also accept Debit and Cash payment, which must be handled in-person at our office. See our office hours and location here.
Youth Virtual Classroom Options
Unable to attend your registered class in person? We have virtual tune in options for all classes. Registered students will be emailed details explaining how to log in at the start of the season.
Live-stream view of the class
Interact virtually with students and instructors via Google Meet
FULL-YEAR PROGRAM WITHDRAWAL/CANCELLATION POLICY
Please be aware that when you register for a class, you are purchasing a place in that class for the entirety of the school year.
In the event of withdrawal:
FROM PROGRAM START DATE UNTIL OCTOBER 31:
- The effective date of withdrawal will be the date written notice is received in our office. Tuition will be charged up to and including that date.
- In addition, a fee of $175 will be charged for each withdrawn class. In the case of classes which occur twice weekly, one fee will be charged.
- The balance of fees will be refunded within 2 weeks of the date written withdrawal notice was received.
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1:
No refunds will be considered for withdrawal as of November 1.
PHOTO & SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
Free House Dance Plus uses photos and videos for promotional purposes only. For the safety of our dancers and their families, great care is taken in selecting appropriate images. Names of students will not be used or disclosed. We endeavour to follow FOIP (Freedom of Information & Privacy) protocols and yet still share our love of this art form. NOTE: If you chose not to accept our photo policy, your child will not be included in our Year End Show photos.
Registration in technical programs, specifically Jazz, Modern, Ballet, and Tap, from Primary through Senior levels (referred to as “Classes”) will include a mid-year Evaluation. Students registered in any of these classes are expected to participate in the Evaluation. Exceptions are limited only to documented medical reasons.
ATTENDANCE AND DRESS CODE
Free House Dance Plus reserves the right to cancel a program should registration be insufficient. A refund for the balance of classes after the Cancellation will be offered.
CLASS WEATHER CANCELLATION
Free House Dance Plus reserves the right to cancel class without refund or makeup in the case of extreme weather events.