Terms and Conditions of Enrollment

 

Fees and Registration 

By registering, I agree that the Credit Card information or Direct Debit banking information provided will be charged for registration of the classes, programs or camps that I have selected. Acceptable methods of payment: Debit, cash, cheque.
Any late payments, no matter the cause, will be subject to a 2.5% interest fee monthly.
 
A $45 NSF charge payable to BTS Dance Corp. for cheques not cleared by certified cheque, money order, or debit payment.
 
Summer classes, programs, and camps will be charged in full upon registration. 
 
Full year programs first instalment of tuition fees will be charged upon registration. Remaining monthly instalments should be paid at the front desk on the 1st of each month (Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr). Payments made in full or lump sum will be available. Additionally, the three-chunk installment payment method is to be paid in September, December, and March. All the above payment methods may be made at anytime through the front desk. Any additional tuition payments will be applied to the last payment.
 
10-Weeks programs (Wee school, adult classes, social dance, etc.) are to be paid in full upon registration. 
 
All BTS Dance Corp. tuition payments that were collected with classes that were not taken due to a studio closure for COVID-19 will be fully refundable or given the option to apply the credit to your dancer's account. Optional online (zoom classes) will be offered in substitution of in studio class to continue training, with continued tuition to be charged. Tuition that was due before closer will need to be paid to settle accounts.
 Performers Youth Dance Company students are to refer to the designated contract with Performers for specification on classes.

A multiple class discounts is available and rates based on hours per week are stated in our “Fees” section of our webpage.
 
Recital costume deposit is due on November 15th, 2020. This payment includes a fee of $40.00 for hip hop and $75.00 for all other classes included in the recital. When costumes arrive at the studio, the balance of the costume will be calculated and is due before the costume can be taken home.
 
All recital costume fees are non-refundable once costumes have been purchased.
 
BTS Dance Corp. reserves the right to make schedule changes, combine classes or cancel classes with insufficient enrolment if necessary. This is including but not limited to private lessons, regular season classes, Lets Dance Summer Camp, intensives and workshops. 
 
BTS Dance Corp. reserves the right to make changes to staff at discretion of the Director.
 
If a class is cancelled within the first month of classes due to enrolment and there is no replacement class that the dancer is able to attend, you will receive a refund less fees pro-rated for classes taken. 
 
Fees for missed classes (illness, vacation, etc) are non-refundable. 
  
Students wishing to make a class change must first obtain approval from the Director.  
 
There are no refunds for cancelled classes due to inclement weather or unforeseen emergencies.  We will email any cancellations or post on our website and social media no later than 2pm on weekdays and 8:00am on weekends. 

Withdrawal Policies & Refunds

BTS Dance Corp. reserves the right to suspend classes from students whose accounts are unpaid or have a balance owing.
 
Should a student wish to discontinue classes for any reason before the end of a session, the studio requires written notification of withdrawal signed by the parent/guardian or adult student.  Tuition fees remain payable until written notice is received and in addition the following fees will be applied.
  

Release of Liability

As the legal parent or guardian, I release and hold harmless BTS Dance Corp. its owners, operators, and staff from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, that may be sustained by the participant and/or the undersigned, while in or upon the premises or any premises under the control and supervision of BTS Dance Corp. of, its owners and operators or in route to or from any of said premises.
 
Dancers must meet the minimum age requirements.  Dance instruction requires that the dancers are physically capable of moving, capable of following instructions and communicating.  BTS Dance Corp. reserves the right to request that students who do not participate in class, are habitually late or habitually in violation of the dress code or other studio rules, have a meeting with the director or teacher to correct/solve these issues.  All dancers must be physically capable to participate without danger to themselves or others.  All dancers must be toilet-trained with the exception of Wee school.  Prohibited are jewelry, chewing gum, perfume/cologne, snacks with peanuts, nuts or nut products, and offensive language or innuendo on clothing.  
 
Negative and inappropriate behaviour (deemed by BTS Dance Corp.) which can include gossiping, bullying, and physical bullying or negative comments will not be tolerated and may result in expulsion with no refund of tuition. 
 
At BTS Dance Corp. our goal is to provide a fun and positive learning environment for children where they can express themselves through the art of dance. We will provide high quality training with educated and experienced teachers. We hope to instill and teach work ethic, respect, confidence, and self-motivation in our dancers so that they can feel and be proud of their accomplishments.

Dress Code & Annual Recital 

All dancers must adhere to dress code in order to participate in classes. If a dancer fails to attend class in required dress code, they may not be permitted to participate in class. Dancers can be asked to observe their class if not properly dressed or groomed, or asked to change, and make adjustments to adhere to dress code.
 
No refunds to classes that are missed due to improper dress code.  Please review our full Dress Code online on our webpage.
  
Dancers who do not have dress code shoes or whose accounts are in arrears or whose costume balance is owing will be unable to take their performance costume home until the issues have been satisfactorily resolved. 
 
There are no refunds for ordered costumes or recital tickets purchased through BTS Dance Corp.  
 

COVID-19 Policies

As the legal parent or guardian, I agree and will adhere to The Ontario Dance and Performing Arts Studios Workplace Guidelines for Covid-19. (DOWNLOAD – Click Here) Full document is available on our website under the COVID heading.
 
I understand that BTS Dance Corp. is adhering to all safety measures and protocols and I understand there are risks associated with COVID-19 while attending classes at BTS Dance Corp. in 2020/2021 and do not hold BTS Dance Corp. responsible.
 
Prior to each class please self assess with the following questions. If the answer to either or both is yes, please refrain from coming to the building.Prior to each day of class, parents/guardians will be required to screen their dancer for symptoms and how they are feeling and report it on an online forum found on BTS Dance Corp.’s website.
 
Additionally, I understand that:
 
If my dancer feels unwell or is sick they will stay home from class. Feeling unwell includes, but is not limited to, respiratory issues (cough, running nose, fever, shortness of breath).
 
My dancer will not enter the building if they have recently travelled outside Ontario until after 14 days from travel to reduce the risk of spreading the infection to our staff and students.
 
If anyone in my dancer's immediate family or household members are unwell or sick, my dancer will stay home in order to prevent further spread of any illness. 
 
If my dancer falls sick while at the studio or exhibits symptoms while already in the studio, they will be given a mask immediately and then distance from others until parents can retrieve them. 
 
I understand that other protocols will be in place as outlined in the "Ontario Dance and Performing Arts Studios Guidelines For Covid-19".
 
I understand that procedures and guidelines may change and evolve to fall in line with updated government restrictions.
 
Should BTS Dance Corp. be forced to close due to Covid-19 all monthly tuition payments will stop at the date of closure OR continue with the request of the guardian/parent of optional online (Zoom) classes.
 
Any classes not taken after the date of closure that tuition was collected will be fully refundable in the form of a credit on the account or refund.
 
If outstanding tuition is due for classes already taken, an e-transfer sent to bts.dance.corp@outlook.com to settle up accounts at the time of closure will be required.

Photo/Video Waiver Release

As the legal parent or guardian, I agree to allow and give permission to BTS Dance Corp to use any photos or video footage of my child/children (i.e. class instruction, rehearsals or performances) for promotional use and purposes, should BTS Dance Corp choose to do so, in regards to advertising or community involvement.

Confidentiality & Communication

All personal contact information will remain strictly confidential with BTS Dance Corp. and will not be shared.
 
We require at least one email address on file for each registered family as this is our main form of communication.