Policies

1. PAYMENT
Encore does not mail invoices for the tuition. Tuition is due in advance on the 27th of each month preceding the month the payment is due. A 10% late fee will be charged for tuition received after the 3rd of the month. TUITION is payable in 10 equal installments starting in September through June. You pay for the dancer’s spot in the class and not the attendance in class. Payment may be dropped in the Tuition box at the studio. If the name on the check does not match the name of the student please write the student’s name in the memo.  Credit card payments will assess a 2% processing fee.

2. REGISTRATION FEE
An annual registration fee of $ 35 per person is due upon registration.

3. DRESS CODE

Jazz
Solid color leotard and tights
All jazz classes will wear tan jazz shoes (girls)
Hair tied in ponytail or bun

Tap
Solid color leotard and tights
All tap classes will wear black slip on tap shoes

Contemporary
Barefoot
Leotard and tights or yoga pants

Ballet
Leotard for Class Level and Pink Tights
Pink Ballet Shoes
Hair tied in a bun

Combo III
Pink dance dress
Black patent leather tap shoes, Pink Ballet Shoes
Hair tied in ponytail or bun

Hip Hop
Loose fitting sweat pants and T-shirt sneakers
Clean tennis shoes
Volleyball knee pads.

Broadway Bound & Musical Theatre
Clothes that allow movement (No dresses)
Tan Jazz Shoes
Hair Tied Up and out of face

4. WITHDRAWAL AND CLASS CHANGE PROCEDURE
A withdrawal form and class change form must be filled out to be able to change or withdraw from classes. A month’s notice is required to withdraw from class. The forms are available at the front desk. To enable accounting to charge the correct tuition please make certain you fill out the appropriate forms. You are responsible for all payments unless proper withdrawal procedures are followed.

5. ATTENDANCE
Attendance will be taken at each class. If you are unable to be in class please call and let the studio know. Good attendance is imperative to the advancement of the student. If you arrive late, a respectful apology to the teacher and permission should be obtained to join the class.

6. CLASS OBSERVATION
You may watch any class that has viewing windows. You may enter a dance room upon the teacher’s invitation. The Broadway room has no viewing windows so observers may enter to watch the last 10 minutes of class.  The Workshop room classes may be observed in the last 10 minutes of class the first week of the month.

7. INFORMATION BULLETIN BOARD
Information will be placed on the bulletin board so please check the board on a regular basis. Also keep us updated with your current e-mail address as we will send notices through e-mail as well.

8. INCLEMENT WEATHER
We do not follow Fairfax County School closings. A decision will be made by 1:00 pm. Please call the studio at 703.222.5511 for a recorded message.

9. RECITAL 2020
Friday May 29th, Saturday May 30th, and Sunday June 1st. The recital is divided into Recital A (which performs twice) and Recital B (which performs twice). All Dancers will perform their recital twice. If you have conflicts on these days please let your teachers know before costumes are ordered.

10. COSTUME FEES
Costume fees are due by UPON REGISTRATION. Costumes are $85 per costume (pointe classes $100). Tap and Jazz classes of the same level will only require one costume that will convert so that it may be worn in both numbers. Costumes are normally ordered in October. If you withdraw from class prior to Encore ordering the costumes your costume fee will be refunded.

11. RECITAL TICKETS
Tickets will be $20-$25 per ticket and go on sale online on May 1st, 2020. Seats are assigned seating. There will be a dress rehearsal at the studio as well as a final dress rehearsal at the theatre to make the performers feel comfortable and prepare them for the recital. The exact dates and times will be posted on the Bulletin board and e-mailed.

12. PICTURE DAY
Recital photos will be taken by a professional photographer at the studio. Check the Bulletin board & your e-mail closer to the recital date.

13. PICK UP AND DROP OFF
Students should wear street clothes over their dance clothes. Please arrive with enough time to dress appropriately for class. Students should stay inside while waiting to be picked up. Parents PLEASE pick up your children on time.

14. STUDIO CALENDAR FOR 2019/2020

First day of class: September 3rd, 2019 (Tuesday)

Closings:

  • Columbus Day – October 14th, 2019 (Monday)
  • Halloween – October 31st, 2019 (Thursday)
  • Thanksgiving – November 26th– December 1st, 2019 (Tuesday-Sunday)
  • Winter Break – December 20th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020 (Friday-Sunday)
  • Presidents’ Day – February 17th, 2020 (Monday)
  • Spring Break – April 3rd – April 13th, 2020 (Friday-Monday)
  • Memorial Day – May 25th, 2020 (Monday)

Recital Dates: May 29th , May 30th & June 1st, 2020 (Friday-Sunday)

Last day of class: June 11th, 2019 (Thursday)