MDC Policies

​​​​​​POLICIES AND PROCEDURES NON-COMPANY AND COMPANY DANCERS

NON-COMPANY STUDIO PROGRAM  (Now Offering Classes for Ages 2-7)
Our goal is that each student experience life lessons as they grow in an artistic environment.  No matter your age or level, there is a place for you at MIAMI DANCE COLLECTIVE. We offer recreational dance classes for youth through teen.  With our amazing faculty and state-of-the art facility, we are confident that you will enjoy learning ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and creative movement.


THE BALLET PROGRAM
As the backbone of Miami Dance Collective's ideology, the ballet program is comprised of four levels of training.
Studio Program: Beginner - Intermediate
Audition Required: Youth Company: Levels 1/2
Audition Required: Junior Company: Level 3
Audition Required: Apprentice Company: Level 4
Audition Required: Pre Professional 1 & 2 Company: Level 5 and Up

Each level focuses on developing the dancer's technique, discipline, artistry, and performance skills. Dancers will participate in an end-of-the-year performance, giving them the opportunity to perform excerpts from classical ballet repertoire.


CLASS PROCEDURE
Please have your child arrive ten minutes prior to class start time dressed in the proper attire, shoes, and hairstyle.  Please do not be late for classes.  Proper technical warm-ups are done at the beginning of class and are vital to preventing injuries.  Warm-up is critical to proper dance execution and the safety of your child.  Students who are late and miss warm-up, may not be allowed to take the remainder of that class. This will be determined by the instructor.

PLACEMENT
This will be at the discretion of the instructor. We have a professional staff to ensure that each student is placed in the class best suited for them, ensuring quality instruction at the correct level.


OBSERVANCE
Parent’s observance of classes is recommended and encouraged.  Parents must view through the television monitors located in the lobby area. No parents will be allowed into studios without permission from instructors.  Please remove shoes before entering studios. 

BEFORE AND AFTER CLASS
Miami Dance Collective is not a daycare or babysitting service.  When one class ends, another starts; teachers and staff are not responsible for watching students once class has dismissed.  Please instruct your child to wait inside the studio lobby for their rides and to inform the staff if their ride is late.  Students are not permitted to wait outside for rides.  No student will be allowed to leave the premises unsupervised unless given written consent from parent or guardian. 

CLASS CANCELLATION
Miami Dance Collective reserves the right to combine classes, change times, provide substitute teachers and/or replacement teachers or cancel or combine any class with 6 or less students.  There is only one teacher assigned per class.  There may be times when two teachers will be assisting each other.  Teacher assignments can be subject to change if in the best interest of
students and teachers.  These decisions will be made by the director.

QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
Please do not engage the instructors at any time in their respective dance studios to ask questions.  When one class ends, another one begins.  If you need to speak directly to the teacher, please leave a message at the front desk.  Messages will be returned as soon as possible.  The teacher and/or the parents can schedule a studio meeting if needed. This should be done via email management@miamidancecollective.com.

ABSENCES
You may make up missed classes in other comparable classes within the month of the missed class.  Missed classes are not refundable.  Tuition is still due to hold the spot for your child.  There are no refunds if you drop a class(es) in the middle of the month, choose other activities over dance class, or simply skip class. Miami Dance Collective requests that a parent call the studio to inform the teacher and the staff of any absence, illness or problem a student might be having. If your child has a contagious illness, please keep them out of class until they are recovered and can participate fully without risk of relapse; Injured dancers are asked to “sit out” and observe classes until completely healed and doctors approval is given to resume classes.

DROPPING/ADDING CLASSES
Once a student has enrolled, paid the registration fee, and tuition has been paid, we will permit the student to try other classes if teacher and parent agree (there must be space available in that class, it must be the correct level, and it must be with teacher approval).  

FIRST TRIAL CLASS IS ALWAYS FREE! 

Trial classes are $20 for 60 minute classes and $30 for 1 1/2 hour classes (only one trial class is permitted per scheduled class). During the months of August and September, we encourage you to try other dance styles and classes. Dancers must make a full year commitment to a class by the end of September.  If a class is dropped after October 1st, you will not receive a refund for that class.


To insure you do not get billed after you have dropped a class, please email management@miamidancecollective.com so we can update your billing records.  If you add class(es) during the middle of a month, the remainder of that month will be pro-rated and the following month you will be charged at full rate for remainder of season.

TUITION
The dance season runs from August 21, 2017 until June 16, 2018.  All students must enroll for a full year of classes.

PAYMENT POLICY
Monthly payments will be charged the first day of each month.  A valid credit card must be on file with Miami Dance Collective.  A late fee of $40 will be added for payments made after the 5th of the month or for returned checks.


Full Tuition Discount: Tuition paid in full at registration receives a 10% discount; or pay one-half of tuition at registration with a valid credit card number (to remain on file) and receive a 5% discount.  The second half of tuition will be automatically charged January 1st, 2018. 


​Family Discount: Second Child receives a 25% discount, Third Child or more receives a 50% Discount. 


Miami Dance Collective observes Dade public school calendar. Some months have 5 weeks while others only 4. Holidays are not pro-rated nor are there any additional fees for months with five weeks of classes.


REFUND POLICY
When you register for dance classes, you are making a full year commitment (from August 21, 2017 through June 16, 2018) and are responsible for paying for the entire year unless you withdraw before October 1, 2017. Beyond October 1st, there will be no refund (except for injury or severe illness).  A credit will be issued and can be used for the following year.  You must notify the front desk staff in writing that you are withdrawing your child.  If after one month no request has been made, no credit will be issued. TUITION IS NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.

Monthly Dance Class Fees Per Individual Child:
Tuition is based on a school year (from August 21, 2017 through June 16, 2018) and paid in monthly installments due on the first day of each month. The first installment and registration fee are due upon registration.  Reg. includes Miami Dance Collective t-shirt.

Studio Program:

Yearly Registration Fee:  Non-Company: $75    Family: $100      

0 hours 45 minutes    $ 70.00     1 hours 0 minutes        $ 80.00    
2 hours 0 minutes    $ 147.50     3 hours 0 minutes        $ 207.50    
4 hours 0 minutes    $ 260.00     5 hours 0 minutes        $ 305.00    
6 hours 0 minutes    $ 342.50     7 hours 0 minutes        $ 372.50    
8 hours 0 minutes    $ 395.00     9 hours 0 minutes        $410.00

10 hours 0 minutes   $417.50
    

Trial classes*     $20 60 min classes      $30 1 1/2- 2 hr classes       *First Trial Class Free

Company Program:

Yearly Registration Fee: Company Members: $80     Family Company: 2 dancers $110   3 or more dancers $130


Youth: $372.50

Junior: $395.00

​Apprentice: $410.00

Pre Professional 1: $416.00

Pre Professional 2: $420.00



Private Lessons:  MDC offers private instruction for dancers wanting to work in a one on one environment to strengthen technique and learn solo choreography.  Cancellation Policy:  Private lessons can only be canceled if done 24 hrs prior to the scheduled lesson.  If you must cancel after, then a doctors note must be submitted or client will be charged for the missed private.  

Private Lesson Pricing:  30 min  $50     60 min $80

Solo Choreography (3 hrs) $400     

Discounted Private Lesson Packages:  5 classes 5% discount*         10 Classes 10% discount*

*For Discounted rate, clients must pay package in full when booking


Accepted Forms of Payment:  We accept Visa and MasterCard, debit, checks, and cash.  If you are paying by check, please be sure to note the month and the child’s name in the memo area.  Cash payments are accepted.   A $40 return check fee will be added onto all insufficient fund checks.


END OF SEASON PERFORMANCE / TBA
The first act of the performance will be dedicated to Full Length Ballet Repertoire (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty etc.).  During Act Two, the Miami Dance Collective Company will take part in its own conceptualized performance.  This performance may or may not include choreography that they have competed during the season.  This performance will be rehearsed separately and be the outcome of the dancers being pushed beyond their limits, emotionally, spiritually, and artistically.  This performance is to help prepare the Company dancers by giving a taste of what it would be like to dance in a real professional company.  Resident, Local, Guest, and Student choreography will be utilized for this concert.  End Of Season Performance Fee TBA.