Tuition & School Policies


Registration and Tuition

A non-refundable $35 (Individual) or $50 (Family) Registration Fee is due at time of enrollment. A 5% discount will be applied to total tuition for families who enroll two or more students. Tuition is based on a yearly rate from September through May. Thirty-two weeks of instruction are included in the tuition. Tuition is calculated by the total number of classes per year, with a choice of three payment options:

  • Option 1: Annual Plan (5% discount applied to annual tuition, must be paid in full by Sept 5, non-refundable)
  • Option 2: Semester Plan (5% discount applied to semiannual tuition, must be paid in full by Sept 5 / or Jan 5, non-refundable)
  • Option 3: Nine Month Equal Payment Plan. First month tuition is due upon registration. Tuition auto draft will begin Oct 2nd and will be drafted EACH month Oct – May. If the school year has already begun, the current month tuition will be prorated and charged as well. REGISTRATION/TUITION is NON-REFUNDABLE.

CLASSES PER WEEK
9 MONTH EQUAL PAYMENT PLAN

1 Pre-Ballet $45 Monthly
2 Pre-Ballet $58 Monthly
1 $69 Monthly
2 $119 Monthly
3 $168 Monthly
4 $210 Monthly
5 $245 Monthly
6 $273 Monthly Unlimited
$294 Monthly TUZER BALLET JUNIOR COMPANY
$294 Monthly TUZER BALLET COMPANY

A $10.00 LATE FEE will be applied to all payments received after the 5th of the month. An additional $5.00 LATE FEE will be applied to all payments received after the 15th of the month. This $15.00 fee will be assessed monthly until the balance is paid. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS! A $35.00 Fee will be charged for any returned checks in addition to the Late Payment Fee. Monthly statements are not mailed out, but a copy may be obtained upon request from the front desk. Parents are highly encouraged to keep a credit/debit card on file to be charged automatically the first week of each month. Parents who do not wish to keep a card on file are responsible for making timely payments in person, through the drop box, or by mail to:

Tuzer Dance School
310 N. Glenville Dr. Richardson, TX 75081.
Please make checks payable to “Tuzer Dance School“.

Students will be automatically enrolled each month. There are no refunds, pro-rating, or credits for tuition with the exception of late enrollment. Additionally, there are no refunds, pro-rating, or credits for missed classes unless for medical reasons. Additional fees include the Performance and Costume Fees for our annual recital. Permission slips and applicable fees are due by November 4th, 2017. Late charges will be added after the 4th. In the event that a student needs to withdraw, an “Add/Drop Form” must be picked up at the front desk and returned IN PERSON 30 days prior to the month of withdrawal in order to close the account and prevent from further billing. Accounts remain open and payments will be due until a completed “Add/Drop Form” is turned in. Any past tuition must be paid before completing a drop class form. There are no refunds for students dropping after the 1st of the month.


Annual Recital

Tuzer Dance School will present our annual recital on Friday, May 11th, at the Eisemann Center, in Richardson. Rehearsals at the theatre will be on May 9th and 10th. Recital form and payment are due on Saturday, November 4th. See Recital Permission Slip for performance and costume fees. Costumes not paid in full by November 4, 2017 will be subject to an additional charge of $20.00 per costume and will not be ordered until payment is received. This may result in you not receiving your recital costume in time for the recital. All tuition, late fees, and costume payments must be paid in order to receive your costume.


Class Placement and Attendance

Placement in the appropriate class is important to each student’s skill development and personal growth. For students younger than seven, placement is based mainly on the dancers’ age as of September 1st. For ages seven and older, skill level and experience are the primary considerations. Premature advancement to the next level can have a profound and negative impact on a student’s self-confidence, skill acquisition, and development of proper technique. The instructors’ placement decisions are final and are always intended to be in the best interest of the student. Students should arrive 5 to 10 minutes before class to stretch and prepare. Students arriving late should step into the studio and wait by the door until the instructor gives permission to join the class. If it is too late to participate, the dancer will be asked to observe class as an alternative learning experience. Attendance is vital for training and the learning process. Students are expected to attend their assigned classes each week unless an unavoidable problem arises. Class attendance records are taken daily, and excessive absenteeism may result in the dancer’s inability to participate in upcoming performances, as well as inhibit advancement to the next class level. All absences must be excused. Please notify the school as soon as possible at 972.783.1735 if your child will be missing a class. If a student misses a lesson due to illness or family emergency, a make-up class may be scheduled through the school or missed material may be reviewed with the instructor. Students must make up classes in the same level or lower within 30 days of the absence.


Studio Etiquette

Tuzer Dance School’s Policies and Procedures have been set in place to ensure each student is able to learn the art of dance in a safe, positive, disciplined, and distraction-free environment. Please do not hesitate to contact Tuzer Dance School by phone at 972.783.1735 or e-mail at tuzerdance@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding these guidelines.

  • All students are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner.
  • Students 10 years old and younger must be escorted to and from the building; not dropped off/picked up in parking lot. Parents of Pre-Ballet students must remain in the lobby until class begins and be in the lobby as class ends.
  • Students must not be left at the studio more than 10 minutes prior to class or after class is dismissed.
  • Parents are expected to supervise young children in the lobby
  • Gum is not allowed at Tuzer Dance School. Food and drinks are not permitted in the studios
  • It is our experience that both students and teachers work more efficiently together when parents/guardians and visitors are not in the studios. We have scheduled a Parent Observation Week for January 8 – 13.

Emergency / Weather Closures

In the event of inclement weather, Tuzer Dance School will follow Richardson Independent School District delays and closings. Therefore, if RISD Schools are closed, then the studio is closed as well. On a non-school day (Saturdays), we will assess the safety of opening the studio and will post our decision to social media. For your convenience, we will also update our outgoing voicemail message at 972-783-1735, Facebook page www.facebook.com/TuzerDanceSchool, and website www.tuzerdance.com with cancellation information. You may schedule make-up lessons for these missed classes, as refunds cannot be given.


Dance Attire Requirements

There are several dance stores in the area. Sandy’s Dancewear in Plano keeps a stock of our required leotards, skirts, tights, and other dance apparel.

Sandy’s Dancewear
(Plano) Corner of Parker and Independence
3115 W Parker Rd Suite #190 Plano, 75023
214-473-6600

You can also visit the Capezio Dallas store on Lovers Lane or find everything you need at Capezio.com. If shopping online, Discount Dance Supply usually carries our required items, and by using the code TP31705, you will receive a 10% discount on your first order and support Tuzer Dance School.

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF YOUR DANCEWEAR IS PROPERLY LABELED WITH THE STUDENT’S FULL NAME.
ALL DANCERS MUST WEAR A COVER-UP WHEN ENTERING OR LEAVING THE BUILDING.

Classes are designed to offer the opportunity for children to learn through a distraction-free environment; in order for students to get the most education and enjoyment from each lesson, the following dress codes are required:

BALLET – GIRLS

  • Preparatory (Preschool) Division – light pink leotard by Motionwear style #2643-472; light pink skirt by Eurotard style #10127
  • Ballet Division – black leotard by Motionwear style #2643-497, and black alignment belt (available for $5 at studio)
  • Pink tights. No holes or runs. Tights must be footed and worn inside ballet shoes Acceptable styles:
    Capezio style #1825, #1916 in color BPK, or Bloch Style #T0921G, #T0935L in color PINK
  • Pink leather ballet shoes with single elastic sewn across the foot; drawstrings should be tied, cut to 1” and tucked inside shoes
  • Pre-Ballet & Tap combo students will also need black tap shoes with buckle or elastic straps across the foot
  • No underwear should be worn with leotard and tights; no over-garments should be worn into the studios
  • Hair must be pulled back into a very neat “ballet bun” with an invisible hair net or crocheted bun cover
  • Short hair must be secured with a headband and all bangs pinned away from the face
  • Hair must be neat in order to participate in class. Hair supply kits are available at the front desk
  • No jewelry or watches other than small earrings. No long fingernails or fingernail polish!

BALLET – BOYS

  • White, fitted T-shirt by Body Wrappers style #B400 for boys and #M400 for men
  • Black convertible boys ballet tights by Body Wrappers style #B90 or black dance shorts by Body Wrappers style #B192
  • Thin white crew socks and white leather ballet shoes with single elastic sewn across the foot, no criss–cross elastic
  • Male dance belts for upper levels

CONTEMPORARY / MODERN

  • Any style of solid colored leotard with pink or black footless tights, or footless unitard. NO boxers. No shirts.
  • Barefoot, Foot Undies, or Dance Paws for feet
  • Hair in ponytail or bun

DANCE FUSION / TAP

  • Any style of solid colored leotard. Jazz pants, tights or shorts. No boxers. Fitting dance shorts are allowed.
  • No shirts (of any kind) over leotard.
  • Tap – black oxford tap shoes (lace-up style)
  • Dance Fusion – black dance sneakers, such as Bloch Style #S0528L are required.
  • Hair in ponytail or bun

REGISTRATION
DATES

Monday, July 17 10 am – 2 pm
Tuesday, July 18 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday, July 22 10 am – 2 pm

Saturday, July 29 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday, August 5 10 am – 2 pm
Tuesday, August 8 10 am – 2 pm
Tuesday, August 22 2 pm – 7 pm
Saturday, August 26 10 am – 2 pm

2017-18
Tuition Table

9 MONTH EQUAL PAYMENT PLAN

Classes per WeekCost/Month
1 Pre-Ballet$45
2 Pre-Ballet$58
1$69
2$119
3$168
4$210
5$245
6$273
Unlimited$294
TUZER BALLET JUNIOR COMPANY$294
TUZER BALLET COMPANY$294

2017-18

Policies & Procedures Booklet
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2017-18

Enrollment Application Form
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2017-18

Consent Form
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