Payment of Fees
Vacation and holiday dismissal has already been calculated into tuition rates and will not be credited to any account. Credit card payments are available on-line, over the phone, or in our office. All insufficient funds checks will be charged a $25 fee.
Withdrawal and refunds
In cases of serious illness or similar circumstances, or where the
School deems it in the best interest of the child to withdraw from
class, all unused tuition will be promptly refunded. For other
withdrawals, we require one month's notice. The balance of unused
tuition will be promptly refunded.
Our dress code specifies what students in each class should wear.
Early Childhood (children 3 ˝ - 6): Leotard only or any comfortable outfit. Bare feet. No tights! No shoes! Tutus and dance skirts are permitted.
Ballet (Girls): Black leotard. Pink footless tights. White ankle socks, pink ballet slippers. No t-shirts! Wrap dance skirts may be worn. Our teachers are available to accompany students buying pointe shoes. Boys: White t-shirt, sweat pants or black footless tights. White socks, white or black ballet slippers.
Modern and tap classes (Girls): Leotard or t shirt with jazz pants. Boys: t shirt with jazz pants. Tap shoes for tap, bare feet for modern. No street shoes are allowed in the studios!
All classes: Hair is worn pulled back in ponytail or bun. No watches, bracelets, necklaces or dangling earrings.
Students in the Early Childhood Program attend class once a week.
We encourage students to attend class at least twice a week, beginning with Level I.
Attendance is important!
How well a student performs is a direct reflection on their attendance.
Students who miss class frequently may be required to repeat a level.
The arrival of tardy students is disruptive to the class and often embarrassing to the late-arriving student.
If you arrive late to class,
please observe the class to make sure you are entering between exercises.
Students who are more than 10 minutes late may be asked to make the class up at a later time.
It is at the discretion of the teacher to determine whether a late arrival is excessively disruptive.
Cancellation due to Bad Weather
Classes are occasionally canceled due to bad weather. These classes are not refundable. The School closes when HISD closes due to bad weather.
Parents must contact the office to schedule a make up class.
Toddler and CM classes are often too full to allow make ups.
These classes will have one make up class scheduled at the end of each semester and the summer session.
Care of Students
The School is not responsible for care of students before or after classes.
Students should not be left for excessive time before or after class.
Parents, legal guardians of minor students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on school property resulting from normal dance activity or any other activity conducted by the students before, during or after class.
The school is hereby granted permission to take photographs of students to use in brochures, web sites, posters, advertisements, and other promotional material the School creates.
Permission is hereby granted for the School to copyright such photographs in its name.
Parents’ Responsibility to be Aware of Dates and Events
It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of all school activities, including Nutcracker rehearsals
and performances or dates the School is closed.
Such information is posted on our website, http://www.clairedance.com, as well as on our bulletin boards.
School closings in case of inclement weather will be posted on the school voice mail.