Students are placed according to age, prior dance experience, and where development will most likely be achieved. Classes are held Monday through Saturday, with a variety of options to choose from throughout the week. All dance classes are based on a syllabus to maintain a high standard of instruction within all levels.
Dance 360's yearly tuition fee is $480 for one child taking one class. We break the $480 into 3 tuition payment options: 10 payment Monthly plan, 4 payment Quarterly plan, or 1 payment in full at registration. We offer discounts for multiple children/classes, as well as for paying Quarterly or in full. Those on the Monthly or Quarterly tuition plan must have their tuition paid the first week of each month. For Quarterly payments, that is the first week of September, November, February, and April. For Monthly payments, that is the first week of September through June. The dance season begins in mid September and ends in mid June. Monthly tuition costumers are still responsible for paying for those months, even though there is not class the entire month. All payments may be made in cash, credit card, or check payable to “Dance 360.” A $10.00 late fee will be applied to the student’s account if tuition is not received by the 15th of each month. All returned checks are subject to a $35.00 returned check fee. Tuition will always remain the same regardless if there are 4 or 5 weeks in the month. Tuition will not be prorated for any absences, holidays, or cancelled classes. If paying in full or quarterly, you may receive a prorated refund if your child has been to less than 4 classes. After 4 classes, there are no refunds. There are also no monthly tuition refunds, costume refunds, or registration refunds.
Parents are encouraged to view their child’s dance class on the waiting area televisions. There will be a designated videotaping day prior to the recital where parents are welcome to video your child’s recital dance to help with practicing at home.
SICK DAYS & ILLNESS
If your child is sick and cannot attend class, please ask his/her teacher on the next scheduled class for a make-up class. Make-up classes may not always be available. Therefore, try not to miss a class. Also, there are NO refunds for missed classes. We cannot allow any child who has contracted an infectious illness or skin disease to attend class. This may threaten the health of the other children. Dance 360 asks that all children be free of temperature for at least 24 hours before returning to class.
SNOW DAYS & INCLEMENT WEATHER
For the most part we are on the same schedule as the Upper Moreland and Abington School Districts. In the case of inclement weather: if Upper Moreland schools are closed, Dance 360 will be closed. Please check the main page of the Dance 360 website or the UM website (www.umtsd.org) for closing information. You may also check the Dance 360 Facebook page.
ANNUAL DANCE RECITAL
Here at Dance 360 we do not have dance recitals where you sit for 3 to 5 hours. Most shows are approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours long. We work very hard to make sure our Dress Rehearsals and Recitals are very organized and run on or close to schedule. This is a family event that will be enjoyed by all members of the family, including fathers and brothers who dread the notion of the typical dance recitals. Our Dance Recitals revolve around a theme that incorporates dancers and elaborate painted backdrops. In the past we have done such themes as “Dance With Me”, “Disney, Where Dreams Come True”, “On Broadway”, “A Season to Dance”, “Dancin’ Coast to Coast”, “Dancing Through the Decades” and “Color Your World with Dance”. Note: Participation in the Annual Recital is optional.
Each child participating in the annual Dance Recital is required to purchase a costume. Costume deposits are due the first week of November and the remainder balance is due the first week of January. A costume will be ordered for your child only if this payment is received. We cannot guarantee the availability of a costume if it is not ordered along with those for the rest of the class. The costume deposit and balance are non-refundable.
There is a charge for each ticket and they go on sale several weeks before the Annual Recital. Ticket sales go to offset the cost of the facility rental, lighting, sound system, technicians, etc. Tickets are sold online by paying credit card and will be sold for a discounted price in advance. Those customers with their accounts paid in full by the time ticket sales begin will be given priority codes to purchase tickets. All other customers will be able to purchase tickets the following week.