Classes and Fees: Please review our class schedule. Class prices are listed on page 4 of the Enrollment Package and are for the entire session. Please note the Discount Packages that are available. Individual payment plans can be worked out if needed, however, we request that parents keep track of when payments are due and make sure that tuition is paid in a timely manner.
Class Placement: During the first week of class, instructors make sure that students are in the proper class and suggest alternative classes if necessary. If you are unsure about which class to enroll your child, we suggest you choose a class that corresponds to your child’s age. Any new student older than 8 who has never danced before must begin in Level I. We stress the importance of ballet for all our students and highly recommend that all students attend dance class twice a week. We recommend that serious students in Level II attend class 3-4 days a week, and students in Levels III and IV should attend class 4 days a week.
Registration: To enroll, please fill out the Enrollment Form, Contact Information Form, Liability Release, and any other applicable forms and mail to: P.O. Box 1009, Ferndale, 95536. This will automatically enroll you. You will not hear from us. Just show up the first day of class. Tuition payments are due at that time (cash or checks payable to the Ferndale Dance Academy – no credit cards). Please be advised that enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. We will accept students into classes as long as there is space available.
Scholarships: Scholarship applications must be submitted along with other enrollment papers by August 11th.
Absences: All absences must be cleared with the class instructor otherwise they will be considered unexcused. Students with 3 unexcused absences may not be allowed to participate in any performance. Simply not showing up to class is not acceptable. If a student is going to be absent, please notify us by calling or texting 496-0805 or emailing us. Students are highly encouraged to make-up any missed classes by attending another class in their level. Make-up classes should be done within 2 weeks of a student being absent. Level I, II and Level III students who are unable to dance but are not contagious are expected to attend class and observe.
Safety: Students are not permitted to wait outdoors for transportation. There is a waiting room adjacent to the dance studio for this purpose. Parents, please escort your children to and from the dance studio.