GENERAL INFORMATION


Welcome to the 

Traci Phelps Studios 

Dance Program!

We look forward to a wonderful season with your children. Please read the following information below in order to familiarize your family with TPS Studios.

DURATION OF PROGRAM:

All classes will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September and concluding the first week of June with our annual spring recital.

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance is important!! We understand that families are very busy and sicknesses, vacations and the like do arise. However, it is important that dancers who are participating in the program are committed to being at class during the majority of class sessions. First, it is important that all students feel comfortable with dance material and attendance allows them this opportunity. Second, excessive absences hinder the group as a whole. Third, attendance is important to the instructor when planning the curriculum and choreography. If an absence is necessary, please contact the instructor ahead of time through email or phone. If excessive absences occur, the instructor has the right to decline the dancers participation in the end of the year recital if it is hindering the group.

TUITION STRUCTURE:

 This structure makes the paying process less complicated on your end as well as ours and it also saves money for families who have multiple children enrolled or who take many classes per year. The tuition structure does not apply to competition classes or rehearsals                                                   

(See Competitions fee information under the competition link). 

GENERAL CLASSES PER MONTH:

1 class $50, 2 classes $90

3 classes $130, 4 classes is $160   

5 classes or more $200 Per Family

Classes start, mid-September and end the first week in June. Dancers will attend classes the first week in June but will not be charged. This will be an awards and party week celebration. September tuition is due first class in September.

TRACI PHELPS STUDIOS TUTION POLICY:

> Tuition is due the 1st class of every month.. 

> We accept cash and check.

> Tuition must be paid in full by May 1st to pick up recital tickets and participate in the recital.  

> Please note that tuition is based on a Season that runs from September through May and  is divided into 9 equal monthly payments.

> The rate of tuition does not change due to the number of classes in a month. Ex: some months may have 3 classes and some have 5, the tuition remains the same.

> Tuition doesn’t change due to absence or studio closing for holidays/inclement weather.

> Missed classes due to absence or inclement weather must be made up within 30 days. If dancers miss due to weather or illness, they may take a technique class or class that is similar as the one they missed.

> All payments are non-refundable.

COMMUNICATION:

To eliminate paperwork and to ensure information is getting to parents and guardians, Traci Phelps Studios will be communicating via email and Facebook.  Please be sure you are receiving our emails (the first new-season email went out the first week of September). If you did not receive our email, please click the email link on this website and state that you “need to be added to our email list”.

VACATIONS:

There will be no regular dance classes on Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas break or Gull Lake Spring Break.  Vacations taken at time other than the above times do not excuse payment for classes.  Classes may be made up. 

CLOSURES DUE TO WEATHER: 

If the Gull Lake Schools are closed all day due to weather conditions, Traci Phelps Studios will only be closed in the Morning.  Classes will be held as scheduled unless the weather conditions worsen throughout the day.  In that event , you will be contacted via email (also posted on Facebook) if the studio will be closed.   

COSTUME INFORMATION:

 Although the recital is not until June, it takes most reputable costume companies several months to process and ship costuming. For this reason, we will be measuring dancers in September and collecting costume payments in November.

 WHY DO WE ORDER COSTUMES IN DECEMBER:

1) We order our costumes through a reputable dance costume company “A wish come true”. The quality of costume for the price is outstanding and we are comfortable with their sizing styles.           

2) Costumes can be pricey (and some dancers will be performing in several routines). In order to minimize costs, I order in Novem

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