Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for class?
We use 'Jack Rabbit', an external Dance Studio software company for our registration process.
Registration for all dance classes can be done at the website at https://app3.jackrabbitclass.com/regv2.asp?id=527939 , brought in or mailed to the studio. If you have previously created an account through 'Jack Rabbit', you can go directly to the Parent Portal: https://app.jackrabbitclass.com/portal/ppLogin.asp?id=527939If you prefer paper registration, please complete a Registration Form which you can print from the website's, 'Classes/Fall 2017/2018' tab. Send in the Registration Form(s) along with a $45 per family registration fee, and your first tuition payment. Cash or checks are accepted at this time. All checks should be made payable to: Olney Studio of Dance, or Mt.Airy Studio of Dance, or Damascus Studio of Dance.
When are payments due?
Tuition Payments are due by the 7th of each month. The final payment for the season is due by May 7th, and must include tuition for May and half month of June. Tuition and registration fees are non-refundable.
Where do I pay?
The studio has a secured tuition box or you can mail your payment. A $15.00 late fee will be incurred for payments received after the 7th of the month. (No Exceptions)
What happens when I miss a class?
Classes may be made up in another class at or near to the same level and age. There is no deduction in tuition for missed classes. Keep in mind it becomes challenging for the student if they consistently miss class. If possible, please let your teacher know in advance when your child will not be in class.
What are costumes for?
Generally costumes complete a choreographer’s idea of a routine. The costume will emphasize what the teacher is trying to convey in the dance.
Our teachers put a lot of effort and time into making the class look good on stage. Our costumes are all custom ordered (and therefore not returnable. fees are assessed for any exchanges). It takes several months to complete the entire process, thus we begin taking measurements in October and provide you with costume invoices for payment in November. Costumes are ordered, handmade, and are delivered usually in the April timeframe. NOTE: First Steps I and First Steps with Me do not perform in the showcase and therefore do not need a costume.
Do I have to have a costume?
Yes, in order to perform with your class in the final Recital, a costume is required.
Can I observe my child’s class?
We do have parent observation days when we invite adults to come in and observe classes. Many of our teachers prefer to keep the door to the studio closed. This helps prevent distractions (especially for the younger dancers) in the class and as a courtesy to those waiting outside. However, if you want to observe, please discuss this with the teacher so appropriate arrangements can be made. For the Damascus Studio, we do ask that parents return at the end of class.
When do we perform?
Our dance year goes from September-June culminating with a Recital which combines our studios’ dancers in a fabulous program highlighting each class on stage, in costume, with a professionally choreographed routine.
Is the studio closed when schools are closed?
Snow Days/inclement weather conditions: Check our website, Facebook, or call the studio. Additionally, communication will be sent via email for inclement weather updates. We do not follow Montgomery or Carroll county's weather/school closings.
Refunds will not be issued due to inclement weather.