The Dance Lab’s main season generally runs from September – May (possibly the beginning of June). Our monthly rate is based on getting four classes per month. Some months may have five and others three. Over the course of the 9 months, it equals out that each day will get at least 29 classes. A credit card is required to be on file.
In order for your registration to be considered complete, you must pay the registration fee and the first month’s tuition. These amounts are non-refundable.
Starting on September 1st and on the first of each month through April, the tuition will be processed to your card on file. For example, payment 2 of 9 will be processed on 9/1, Payment 3 of 9 will be processed on 10/1. *This means there will be NO charge for the last month of classes even though classes will be taking place during that month.
Please note, if you register AFTER 9/1/23, BOTH Payment 1 AND 2 will be due at the time of registration.
Classes will NOT be prorated for your absences planned or unplanned.
All tuition and registration payments are NON-Refundable.
If your card on file is declined, an alternate payment must be made within 48 hours. A $15 Late Fee will be charged for any payments not made in full by the 5th of the month. This includes declined charges for cards on file for any reason.
Returned Check Fee
I hereby authorize The Dance Lab, LLC to charge my credit or debit card for all services and products related to my family’s enrollment in classes and activities at The Dance Lab including but not limited to tuition, special events, costumes, recital or year-end show fees, accessories, etc. Fees are subject to change. I understand that my credit or debit card will continue to be charged on a monthly basis unless I notify the studio in writing 30 days before intent to discontinue via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and receive an acknowledged returned response from The Dance Lab staff. I understand that it will not be sufficient notice to merely tell an instructor or other employee of our intent to discontinue.
I have read this entire agreement and understand that I will be held fully responsible for its terms and conditions of service, including a 30-day written notice by email to The Dance Lab of any intent to discontinue. I understand that once the monthly installments for my annual tuition, my Recital fee or my Recital costume fee have occurred there will be no refund given if I decide to discontinue. I agree to notify The Dance Lab immediately of any change in the status of my charge account including but not limited to card expiration, name change, limitation of use, loss or theft of the card, etc.
Each family will have a portal to process payments, register for classes, calendar, costume info, etc. It is your responsibility to keep all info (contact info, payment info, etc) up to date. You can sign up or log in on the homepage of our website. In the portal, when registering, a parent or guardian will need to sign off on all the policies below.
Assumptions of Risk & Waivers of Liability
- I/My child have no health problems that require limited activity or participation in dance and will notify The Dance Lab of any change.
- I understand that I/My Child must be covered under my own medical insurance to take part in any program at The Dance Lab
- I understand that I am responsible for the payment of classes even if absent. No exceptions.
I am aware that individual and group publicity photos and videos are taken from time to time and in consideration for my or my child(ren)‘s participation I hereby grant my permission for my or my child(ren)’s likeness to be used in The Dance Lab’s publicity or advertising.
Assumption and Release of Liability
I recognize that severe injuries, including permanent paralysis or death, can occur in dance or activities involving height or motion. Being fully aware of these dangers, I hereby give consent for my child(ren) to participate in any and all The Dance Lab, LLC programs and activities and I ACCEPT ALL RISKS associated with such participation.
In consideration for my or my child(ren)’s participation I hereby, for myself and my child(ren) and our respective heirs and successors, PROMISE NOT TO SUE and FOREVER RELEASE The Dance Lab, LLC, its respective officers, directors, members, employees, contractors and volunteers from all liability resulting from damages or injuries incurred as a result of participation including those resulting from acts of negligence.
In the event of an accident or emergency, I hereby authorize myself and/or my child(ren) to be transported to a hospital for medical treatment and I hold The Dance Lab, LLC and its representatives harmless in the execution of such. Additionally, I hereby agree to individually provide for all medical expenses which may be incurred by myself or my child(ren) as a result of any injury sustained while participating at or for The Dance Lab, LLC
A non-refundable registration fee of $25 for the first dancer and $15 for each additional family member is due upon registration. In addition, your first tuition installment is due at this time. This is also non-refundable.
For all of our RECITAL DANCE CLASSES (this does NOT apply to our Adult classes, Dance & Play or Creative Movement): If for any reason you need to withdraw from a class, you must provide notice in WRITING to The Dance Lab. There is a 1-month penalty for withdrawing before the completion of the season. You have reserved a spot in class, and we expect you to finish out the season. This policy begins at the time of registration.
Adult classes must provide notice in WRITING to The Dance Lab BEFORE the 1st of the next month if they do not wish to continue class(es).
Inclement Weather Closings
Notice will be made ONLY ON OUR FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM PAGES so please be sure to follow us! https://www.facebook.com/thedancelabsaratoga/ and https://www.instagram.com/thedancelabsaratoga/
- Closings will be noted on the studio phone voicemail.
- All closure announcements will be made a minimum of ONE HOUR before the first class (of the morning or evening) starts.
- A snow day for Saratoga does NOT mean we are closed for evening classes. In that case, please check Facebook and Instagram.
The Dance Lab puts on a fantastic show at the end of the year with all of our noted recital classes. The rehearsal and recital usually occur at the very end of May/beginning of June. This is an exciting and rewarding part of the season that everyone looks forward to and we encourage all of our dancers to participate!
There will be at least THREE recitals (possibly 4). I will do my best to keep students who have multiple dances in one show as well as siblings, but there are NO guarantees.
**If you only have ONE student in ONE class, they will only be in one show.
Our classes require a costume purchase if your child is planning on participating in the recital (N/A for our Drop in Classes). Costume costs are generally $70.00 – $90.00 per costume (you will receive the exact amount by January 2024). A $55 costume deposit will be auto-drafted on Monday, November 6, 2023. The remaining balance will be auto-drafted on Monday, January 15, 2024. Both of these payments are NON-REFUNDABLE for any reason.
Any costume alterations needed will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian. If your dancer will NOT be participating in the recital, you are required to notify us via email at email@example.com no later than November 1, 2023. Please do not rely on your dancer to inform us that they will not be dancing in the recital.
A $55 per dancer performance fee is due and will be auto-drafted on Monday, March 18, 2023. This fee is non-refundable and will include decreased ticket costs, one pair of tights per fee, a small gift for all of the dancers and a recital t-shirt!
Tickets to our recital will need to be purchased. Dancers performing in a specific show do NOT need a ticket to the show they are performing in. More information including how and when the tickets can be purchased will be forthcoming.
Dancers should come to class dressed and ready to DANCE!
Totally Tots/Primary – Leotard & tights (any color). Skirts, legwarmers &/or dance sweaters are also okay. For boys, fitted leggings & t-shirt. Pink Ballet slippers for girls (no laces are preferable). Black ballet shoes for boys. Students will also need black tap shoes.
Sugar & Spice/Primary Pop! – Leotard & tights (any color). Skirts, legwarmers &/or dance sweaters are also okay. For boys, fitted leggings & t-shirt. Pink Ballet slippers for girls (no laces are preferable). Black ballet shoes for boys.
Ballet – Leotard & tights (any color). Skirts, legwarmers &/or dance sweaters are also okay. For boys, fitted leggings & t-shirt. Pink Ballet slippers for girls. Black ballet shoes for boys.
Tap – Leotard & tights/leggings are preferred. Black tap shoes.
Lyrical – Leotard & tights/leggings are preferred. Foot Undeez/Half-sole lyrical shoe.
Jazz/Musical Theater – Leotard & tights/leggings are preferred. Tan slip-on jazz shoes/jazz sneakers.
Hip Hop – Leggings/pants that cover the student’s knees. A tank/t-shirt. Sneakers that have NEVER been worn outside, dance sneakers or jazz shoes are the recommended footwear for these classes.
Dance & Play/Family Dance & Story Time – Students should wear something they can comfortably move in without it being too baggy that they would trip over it. Leotard and tights are welcome, but not required. Leggings and t-shirts work really well too. For their feet, the best options are grippy socks, ballet shoes, or bare feet.
Stocking feet are not recommended as the floors can be very slippery. Hair should be pulled back away from the face.
*Please note: Shoe colors are not mandatory for the beginning of the year but will be needed for the recital.