tuition and billing
The dance year’s tuition is divided equally over 10 months at $50 per month for most classes if using recurring billing/autodraft. For a detailed class list and tuition, please visit the classes section of the web site.
Tuition is due the 1st of each month and considered late after the 10th. A $10 late fee will be charged to delinquent accounts.
Recurring billing/autodraft is a monthly recurring debit for tuition only. There is a 3% processing fee ($50 tuition + 3% = $51.50 or $65 tution + 3% = $66.95 and so on) which will be included in your monthly recurring billing charge. If you choose to forego the recurring billing option, your tuition will increase by $5. So even with the processing fee, the recurring billing tuition is less and helps you avoid a late fee. No account will be set up for recurring billing/autodraft without your request or without checking the "recurring billing" box in your dance account.
By checking recurring billing, you are authorizing ShowStoppers to debit your credit card for tuition on the 1st of each month including a 3% processing fee. This card will only be used for tuition. If you want to use this card for costumes and other account charges, send an email or inform office personnel.
Your teachers are here to help and we want to develop relationships with our dancers. Talk to us if there is anything “special” that we need to know about your dancer.
You will notice our studio phone number is not listed on the web site. We are typically busy teaching classes or assisting parents in the studio office when we are open. It is difficult to answer phone calls during this time. If you need to reach us, please contact us via email at email@example.com. You can request a call back, if you would like to speak with Shondra or a staff member.
We also encourage you to sign up for our text notifications and eNewsletter. We send out eNewsletters quarterly with important information about upcoming events, deadlines, and other SSDC news! Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts to avoid having correspondence going to your junk mail.
We do not have a specific dress code at ShowStoppers (TEAMS are an exception). We do require that students wear appropriate dance wear and shoes in order to be successful in class, but we do not require specific tops, bottoms, leotards, colors, brands, etc.
The only time we require a certain color shoe is when pictures and recital come around. These requirements are listed on our class page for each class. If your shoe color does not match the one required, we do not expect you to buy a new pair. You can simply spray paint them!
We do sell dance shoes in the studio office. We keep several styles and sizes in stock on a regular basis. Prices are comparable to other dance shoe companies.
studio expectations & observing class
We welcome parents, grandparents and family members to visit the studio during their dancer's class. Bench seating is available in the front lobby and an observation window is available. Parents are not allowed to enter the dance studio room during a class unless requested by an instructor to assist a dancer with a bathroom break or specific need. We encourage you to watch your dancer improve each week.
holidays & bad weather
Please note that ShowStoppers Dance Company follows the Walker County school system calendar for holidays and weather cancellations. If schools close due to bad weather, ShowStoppers' evening classes will also be canceled the same day. The studio is also closed for Labor Day, Thanksgiving break (Wednesday - Friday), two weeks at Christmas, Spring Break and Memorial Day. Visit our calendar page for more details. We also post closures to our SSDC Facebook page.
ShowStoppers Dance Studio does not pro-rate tuition. If for any reason you don’t receive at least 4 lessons in a month, whether it be for bad weather cancellations or a sick child, feel free to attend a makeup lesson. A dancer can attend any class for their age group for a makeup lesson. You can view our schedules on the website to find a similar class that fits your schedule, then just show up and let the teacher know you are there for a makeup lesson!
By participating in dance classes at SSCD:
I understand that there are risks of physical injury associated with, arising out of and inherent to the activity of dance. I acknowledged risk of injury, I knowingly and voluntarily waive all right and/or causes of action of any kind, including any and all claims of negligence arising as a result of such activity from which liability could accrue to ShowStoppers Dance Company, it’ officers, agents, employees, instructors, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and all affiliated entities (hereinafter collectively referred to as "ShowStoppers Dance Company”).
I hereby agree to release ShowStoppers Dance Company and hold ShowStoppers Dance Company harmless of all liability, and hereby acknowledge that I knowingly and voluntarily assume full responsibility for all risks of physical injury arising out of active participation in dance on behalf of the participant.
I am aware that this is a release of liability and an acknowledgement of my voluntary and knowing assumption of the risk of injury. I have signed this document voluntarily and of my own free will in exchange for the privilege of participation.