Policies

 

Class Placement

Students will be placed in classes according to age, ability and experience. Class size is limited for individual attention. Small student/teacher ratios enable the teacher to better monitor your child’s growth and training. Instructors will suggest when your child needs to be placed in a higher class.

Pointe Class

Placement in these classes is by instructor permission only. It is required that students on Pointe take a minimum of  3.5 hours of ballet per week.

Dress Code

All students are required to wear proper dance attire so that faculty members can monitor proper body alignment. Students must purchase the appropriate shoes after the first lesson. Play clothes are not acceptable. Dance supplies are available or may be ordered at our office.

PreBallet:

Requires solid leotard and tights; dance skirts are optional. Hair in a bun

Ballet:

Requires solid leotard and tights; dance skirts are optional. Hair in a bun

Tap:  

Requires snug fitting jazz shorts or dance pants and tops or leotards. Hair must be pulled away from face. 

Jazz & Hip-Hop:

Requires snug fitting jazz shorts or dance pants and tops. Gym style shorts and jeans are not acceptable. Hair must be pulled away from face

Modern and Lyrical:

Requires snug fitting jazz shorts or dance pants and tops or leotards. Hair must be pulled away from face

Acro:

Requires leotard and shorts or snug fitting tops and bottoms. No crop tops or sports bras allowed. Hair must be pulled away from face

 

Performance

The JSDA annual recital will be held June 9th, with a mandatory dress rehearsal on June 8th. To help defray the costs of the recital (auditorium, personnel, programs, etc.) an admission fee will be charged. Tickets will be available at the beginning of May.

Costume

Each class will have one recital costume ranging in cost from $48-$100. Students who choose to participate in the annual recital will be required to purchase a costume picked out by the teacher. The costume fee is due December 15th so that orders may be placed in January. Any students with class additions after December may be charged additional costume fees due to rush shipping. 

Friend Referral and Trial Classes

Refer a friend to JSDA and they receive their first trail lesson free. If your friend registers for class you receive free JSDA apparel. Additionally, we do offer trail classes for interested students- please email the office for questions. 

 

Missed Lessons and Weather Policy

We request that parents/students call the studio when a lesson will be missed. No refund will be given for missed lessons, holidays, or closings due to inclement weather. During inclement weather we follow the Fairfax County Public School closing policy. However, classes may be held if conditions improve after 12pm. Please check our website and social media pages for updates.

Make-up classes will be available through April 1st. Please call the studio for make up class arrangements.

Holidays

JSDA will be closed on Labor Day (9/4), Thanksgiving(11/22 – 11/26), Christmas(12/22 – 1/6) & Spring Break (4/15 – 4/21), President’s Day(2/18) and Memorial Day(5/27). The school is not closed on student holidays unless that day is also a Federal holiday.

Registration Fee

All students must register annually. The first payment must include a non-refundable $35 registration fee. This yearly registration fee is only waived when the full annual tuition is received by midnight August 15.

Tuition

Your Tuition/Account Balance will be available on the Studio Portal. Tuition may be paid quarterly, by semester or annually. Payments may be made by check, credit card, or cash. A credit card is required to be on file on your studio portal. 

Late Fees and Refunds

Tuition will be considered past due after 10 days and a $25 late fee will be applied. We do not offer refunds for tuition. A $35 bank fee will be charged for any return checks.  Contact the office for questions concerning tuition.