Payment Policies

We now require a completed payment agreement form before your child can begin classes. This form requires you to indicate your preference to make annual, semester, or monthly payments. This form also requires that you choose if you’d like to pay by credit card, ACH transfer, or check. Please be advised that credit card payments are assessed a 2.59% processing fee by our merchant account (we do not have control over this).We can no longer accept cash for tuition payments. By signing the payment agreement, you are stating that you understand the following policies and financial responsibilities when enrolling in classes at iDance.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

ANNUAL TUITION PAYMENT OPTION

Payment is due by September 1st, 2018.

Receive a 1% discount on total year’s tuition for choosing this option.

 

SEMESTER TUITION PAYMENT OPTION

Fall Semester fees due by September 1st, 2018 [4 months – Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec.].

Spring Semester fees due by January 1st, 2019 [5 months – Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., and May].

 

MONTHLY TUITION PAYMENT OPTION

Monthly tuition is due by the 1st of each month (regardless if the studio is open).

 

LATE PAYMENT & DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS

A late fee of $35 will be assessed for all tuition not paid by the 5th of the month. If annual or semester tuition is not paid by the appropriate due date, your account automatically switches to a monthly payment option and late fees will be assessed accordingly.

 

Any account that is delinquent is considered in poor standing and may cause students to be ineligible for auditions and future performance opportunities. Institute for Dance, Inc. reserves the right to remove a student from class if their family’s account is more than 3 months delinquent; and all incurred fees will still be owed to the studio. Any account that is delinquent is considered in poor standing and may cause students to be ineligible for auditions, performance opportunities, and future registration.

Any tuition payment that cannot be processed due to card expiration, NSF, etc. will be assessed a $50 fee.

 

Monthly statements will be emailed on the 20th of the previous month (ex. August 20th you’ll receive the statement for September). Your account can also be viewed online anytime by accessing the “Family Accounts” link on our website.

 

Once classes begin, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferrable; credits are not issued. If you must withdraw from a class, 30-day notice must be given by completing the withdrawal form available in the front office. We will not accept withdrawals via phone or email. All balances must be paid in full at the time of withdrawal and any automatic payments will stop after the 30-day notice period. Non-attendance does NOT constitute a withdrawal notice or adequate reason for not paying tuition. Please note that any outstanding balances not paid may be sent to a collections agency, and you will be responsible for all business and legal fees incurred.

 

EXTENUATING FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

As a nonprofit, we depend on tuition and donations to keep our doors open and fulfill our mission to support our community by instilling the love of dance and performance. In order to foster that sense of community and support, we are willing to work with families who may have extenuating financial situations and need assistance.

 

To be considered for an extenuating circumstance payment plan, please submit a request in writing to the attention of the Board of Directors.