Studio Policy Information
Tuition Payments; You may choose to pay your dance tuition upfront at the start of the season, or take advantage of our tuition payment plan with 10 equal installments. Monthly payments will be paid by EFT (Void Cheque) on the 1st of each month beginning in October. Our season is based on 32 weeks of class instruction, and any class cancellations that may occur throughout the season that remain within the 32 weeks of instruction will not be refunded or made up. Please note that regular tuition fees do not include exams, competition, costumes or recital show tickets.
Registration; Registration is complete once NCDC has received the first month’s tuition and non-refundable registration fee ($30/single, $40/family), and secured a VOID Cheque for Pre-Authorized Debit monthly payments.
Returned Payments; Any payments returned NSF will be charged an additional $30 per transaction.
Withdrawals; Program withdrawals will be accepted with 30 days written notice at any time before February of that season. Withdrawals for medical reasons accompanied with a Doctor’s note will be exempt from NCDC’s 30-day policy, and are accepted at any time during the season. Registration fees are non-refundable.
Costumes; Costumes will be ordered or made for all dancers participating in the year-end recital and competition events. Costume fees will be due along with tuition payments on November 1st, or can be pre-paid before November;
-$75/costume for Preschool Dancers
-$80/costume for Pre-Primary Dancers
-$85/costume for Primary, Mini & Recreational Dancers
-$100/costume for Pre-Junior, Junior, Pre-Inter, Inter & Senior Dancers
*Competition choreography costumes will be billed in the Spring and can run up to $175/costume. Final costume invoices will be available in May of that season, at which point all costs over and above the deposits will be due.
Competitive Program Registration; New students to NCDC who wish to train in our competitive program (Mini and higher) will be auditioned and placed at the teacher’s discretion. Participation in the program requires students to follow our competitive training schedule and enroll in all classes available to them. Students invited to train in our competitive program yet choose not to compete are welcome. They must be aware that they will have a modified training schedule during competition season. We have many cancellations for events , however no refunds will be given during this time unless classes fall below 32 weeks in a season. Competitive students must maintain 90% attendance in their regular classes, and 100% attendance in their competitive rehearsals.