We would like to welcome back our returning students and especially welcome our NEW students!! We are glad you are here!
We are so excited to begin our 23rd dance year at California Dance Company! We cater to all ages and levels…from our first time tiny tots all the way to our international and national award-winning competitive dancers.
Our goal is to provide your child the very finest in dance education by promoting excellent technique and encouraging creativity. At California Dance Company, our faculty strives to make each dance class fun and educational. We want our students to pursue their passion and love of dance so they have the opportunity to express themselves artistically; we also want our students to learn that, like anything else in life, dancing requires hard work and discipline to succeed. These are characteristics that can be utilized on and off the dance floor throughout their lives.
We provide the following information to keep you informed on how our studio works and what to expect throughout the season. Thank you for joining us – it’s definitely going to be another amazing dance year!!
COMMUNICATION and KEEPING UP-TO-DATE: Our main form of communication with you will be: email. If you need to change the email you have on file with us so that you can be more informed, please update it at any time via your online account. If you have not received an email from us, it is likely that either we do not have your correct email or they are going to your spam folder! We have learned that information given to students in class does not always make it home.Though we will continue to give updates to the students, your best resources for up-to-date information is to do the following:
Visit our website: http://www.cadanceco.com/
Check the online calendar on the studio website for all important dates and upcoming events: http://www.cadanceco.com/calendar
Read the monthly e-newsletters in their entirety! These information packed newsletters are emailed to every family, posted on the bulletin board in the lobby and posted on the home page of the website under the Newsletter Archive: http://www.cadanceco.com/newsletters
Check out the bulletin boards in the lobby where we will have posted important news updates.
Sign up for Remind – to receive periodic text reminders regarding important studio events. Simply text the number 81010 or 530-338-3500 and type in @allstudio into the message field.
Email us at email@example.com. We answer emails on weekdays.
Call us at 530-365-7749 during business hours, Monday through Thursday 3:30-7:30pm or leave us a message anytime and we will return your call by the next business day. It is the policy of the office to help the customers who are standing at our desk prior to answering phone calls. If you call us during business hours and we do not answer, we are busy helping someone in front of us. Please be patient and call again after 5 minutes or so.
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REGISTRATION:Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. A complete registration will include acceptance of the online waiver form and payment of the enrollment fee and first month’s tuition. A non-refundable enrollment fee of $25 for the first dancer and $15 each additional family member is due upon registration.
Customer Portal: Each family has a portal to process payments, register for classes, etc. It is your responsibility to keep all info (contact info, payment info, etc.) up to date. You can sign up or log in on the homepage of our website. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about your portal and/or account info.
PAYMENT POLICIES: California Dance Company tuition is based on an entire season and is averaged for 10 months of instruction. Our season runs from September 10, 2018 - June 15, 2019. Tuition is not based on the number of classes in a month nor on attendance. Monthly tuition will not be pro-rated or adjusted for holiday closures, severe weather closures, student absences, etc. There is NO refund for missed classes as we provide a make-up schedule. You may pay for the entire season in full or pay it monthly. Monthly tuition payments are due on the 1st of each month, September - June and will be automatically billed to the card on file on the 1st of each month.
Every family must have a credit or debit card on file. We accept Visa, Master Card and Discover.
You will not receive a billing statement or invoice, however you will receive a receipt of payment each month after the auto bill. All monthly tuition payments, recital costume payments, and year-end production costs will be auto-billed to the card on file. Christmas show costume payments will be auto billed on October 15, 2018 and Year End production costume payments will be auto billed in two separate payments on March 15, 2019 and April 15, 2019. If full payment is not received in a given month, I understand my child(ren) will not be allowed to attend class until the account is brought up-to-date.
Late fee: If your card on file is declined, an alternate payment must be made within 48 hours. A $15 late fee will be charged for any payments not made in full by the 10th of the month. This includes declined charges for cards on file for any reason.
PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION: I hereby authorize California Dance Company to charge my credit or debit card for all services and products related to my family's enrollment in classes and activities at California Dance Company including but not limited to tuition, supplemental materials, special events, costumes, concert or year-end show fees, accessories, etc. *Fees are subject to change. If I elect to pay annual tuition via monthly installments, I understand that my credit or debit card will continue to be charged on the monthly, session or periodic basis unless I notify the studio in writing 30 days before intent to discontinue via email to email@example.com and receive an acknowledged returned response from California Dance Company staff. I understand that it will not be sufficient notice to merely tell an instructor or other employee of our intent to discontinue. I have read this entire agreement and understand that I will be held fully responsible for its terms and conditions of service, including a thirty day written notice by email to California Dance Company of any intent to discontinue. I understand that once the monthly installments for my annual tuition have occurred there will be no refund given if I decide to discontinue. I agree to notify California Dance Company immediately of any change in the status of my charge account including but not limited to card expiration, name change, limitation of use, loss or theft or the card, etc. In the event that the amount charged is refused for whatever reason, I accept responsibility for full payment for the amount charged as well as a NSF fee of $15.00. We accept MC, VISA, and DISCOVER.
MAKE-UP CLASSES: If your dancer misses class due to illness or other personal reasons, they will be able to make up the missed class in a similar class. There will be no discount or refund given for missed classes. There are no make-ups for classes missed when the studio is officially closed for holidays, etc. All classes missed due to inclement weather can be made up at your convenience using our existing class schedule.
WITHDRAWAL POLICY: We require a 30 day written notice via email if you need to withdraw from California Dance Company. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to withdraw from our 2018-2019 season. It is not sufficient notice to merely tell an instructor or other employee of your intent to discontinue. After the 30 day written notice, we will stop your monthly auto bill. Costume deposits, registration, and previous tuition are non-refundable and non-transferable.
GENERAL RULES: Please discuss these rules with your dancers! Thank you!
-No food or drinks other than water inside the studios. No exceptions!
-No cell phones are allowed in the dance rooms at any time. If they are inside a dance bag, they should be turned off.
-All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times unless they are in class.
-Your child should bring a water bottle to class and have a dance bag to place all personal belongings inside. All shoes and other items should be marked with their name. Their bags may be kept in the studio with them. California Dance Company is not responsible for items left behind at the studio. Please make sure you check for all your belongings before leaving the studio.
-Tiny Tots & Minis Parents: Please take your dancer to the restroom BEFORE class begins to avoid accidents and disruptions to class. -Please make an effort to be prompt to class!
-No parents, friends, or siblings are allowed in the classroom at any time. This is for the benefit of your dancer. They will learn more if we have their complete attention. Viewing windows are provided for each classroom.
-If your dancer drops a class, a 30-day written notice to the office is required. You will be responsible for payment until the written notice is received.
-Our staff is available during office hours to answer any questions you might have! If you need to speak with your child’s teacher, please call or email to set up an appointment as we rarely have time in-between classes. You can reach us at email@example.com or 530-365-7749.
SAFETY: All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times unless they are in class. If you leave during class time to run errands, we need to be sure to have your cell phone number on file and we ask that you return at least 5 minutes prior to the end of your child’s classes so that when they come out of class, they are walking directly to you. We ask you to instruct your child that at no time are they to leave the building unless you come in to get them. If you leave the facility, all siblings not involved in classes must go with you. CDC is a large place, so please keep an eye on your children, no running or climbing on furniture please!
Tiny Tots (ages 2-3) Minis (ages 4-5) Basic (ages 6-8) Junior (ages 9-11)
Teen (ages 12-18) Adult (ages 18+)
Level 1 (beginner) Level 2 (intermediate) Level 3 (advanced)
Students will be placed in classes according to their age and ability (as defined by the class curriculum). New students who are not sure what classes to try should speak with our office staff who can provide suggestions. New students can try as many of the suggested classes as they’d like – in fact, we encourage them to try them all in order to find the perfect class schedule! This opportunity is available during the first week of fall and spring sessions or during the first week a new student joins the studio. Students will only be charged for classes in which they enroll.
STUDIO CLOSURES: We will be CLOSED only for these major holidays:
Halloween, October 31, 2018
Thanksgiving Week, November 19-23, 2018
Winter Break, December 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Spring Break, April 15-19, 2019
Memorial Day, May 27, 2019
*The studio will be open, and classes will be in session, on all other holidays and teacher in-service days.
PRODUCTIONS: Dance is a performing and visual art form and we believe strongly that participation in recitals isa crucial and necessary component of a well-rounded dance education. California Dance Company puts on two major productions per season: the Christmas Showcase in December and the Year End Production in June. Participation is not mandatory; however it is your responsibility to notify the studio via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1 if not participating in the Christmas Showcase and by March 1 if not participating in the Year-End Production. Please do not rely on your dancer to inform us that she or he will not be dancing in the show! If we don’t receive the written notice (via email to email@example.com) we will consider it that your child is participating and they will be measured and ordered their costumes. Once costumes, accessories and other recital-related items are ordered, they cannot be cancelled so we cannot refund these fees.
Christmas Showcase: We will have three shows this year at the Cascade Theater in Redding. The show week (including tech and dress rehearsals) will be December 17-22, 2018. The shows will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018. Please note - Leaps & Turns, Tech, Improv, Conditioning, all Ballet classes and all Gymnastics & Tumbling classes will not participate. Stay tuned for more details.
Christmas Showcase Costumes: All classes at the same level (Tiny Tots, Minis, Basic, Junior, Teen/Adult) will have the same costume. Dancers will be ordered just one costume. Measuring will take place the first two weeks of October. Costumes will be distributed in the two weeks prior to the show. Accounts must be current in order for costumes to be released. Christmas show costume payments will be auto billed on October 15, 2018. After this fee is processed, it is non-refundable.
Tiny Tots - $65 Minis & Basic - $75 Juniors & Teens/Adult - $85
Year-End Show: We produce a fabulous production at the end of the year with all CDC dancers. This is an exciting end to our dance season! The show week (including dress rehearsals) will be June 11-15, 2019. The shows will be held at the Redding Civic Auditorium on Saturday, June 15, 2019. This is an exciting and rewarding part of the season that everyone looks forward to! We encourage all dancers to participate! Stay tuned for more 2019 Year-End Show details to be released throughout the year. Please note - Leaps & Turns, Tech, Improv, Conditioning and all gymnastics & tumbling classes do not participate in the Year End Show.
Year-End Show Costumes: All performing classes will be ordered a costume. Measuring will take place the last two weeks in February. Costumes will be distributed in the two weeks prior to the show. Accounts must be current in order for costumes to be released. Costume fees will be auto-billed on March 15, 2019 ($50 deposit) and April 15, 2019 (costume remainder); costume pricing is as follows:
Tiny Tots - $70 Minis & Basic - $80 Juniors & Teens - $90 Adv. Ballet Premiere - $110 (upper level ballet classes)
Tights are a separate cost and one pair will be ordered for each style needed.
Note: Once costumes or any production-related items are ordered for you, there are NO cancellations. All associated fees are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.
Year-End Production Package: Each family will be responsible for purchasing the Production Package. The package includes a nominal performance fee, a souvenir show program, and a commemorative season t-shirt. The package costs $40.00 and will be auto-billed on April 15, 2019 for each dancer. Show tickets will go on sale April 15 via the Redding Civic Auditorium website; however those will incur additional processing and card fees.