loperfido dance studio

Rates & Policies

Tuition

Registration Fee

  • There is a non-refundable application fee paid by all students to secure a place in class.
  • The fee is $30 per child; $40 per family.

Payment Schedule

  • Tuition is based on a 9 month calendar year from September through May.
  • Tuition payments are due on the 1st of every month.
  • All tuition and costume balances must be paid in full in order to participate in our annual recital.

Family Discounts

  • Family discounts apply only to immediate family members of the recreational dance program.
  • A reduction of 10% will be taken off the payment of the sibling with the least tuition.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

  • Auto-Pay (Reoccurring Billing) Each family must keep a credit card or checking/saving account (ACH) on file.
  • Your tuition will be deducted from your account on the first of the month.
  • Reoccurring payments can be made by Visa, Mastercard, Discover or checking/savings account.

Returned Check Policy

  • A $35 service fee will be charged for all returned checks.

Late Fees

  • A Late Fee of $15 will be charged for payments that are not able to be processed by the 10th of the month.

Refunds

  • There are NO REFUNDS for missed classes.
  • Missed classes, however, may be made-up within a month of the absence.

Class Withdrawals

  • Should you decide to withdraw from any classes, Loperfido Dance Academy requires a withdrawal form to be completed and signed.
  • You will be responsible for the tuition balance up until the date the withdrawal form is received.
  • Refunds will be given from the date the notice is received through your remaining paid balance of class time.

Recital Information

  • The recital is held in June. Information regarding ticket sales, picture week, dress rehearsal, recital date and location will be announced at a later date.
  • Each student will need one costume for every dance number they are performing in the annual recital.
  • Deposits - A deposit of $50 per costume will be due by November 1st.
  • Balance due January 1st.
  • Once a costume has been ordered, there are NO REFUNDS/CREDITS.
  • All tuition and fee balances must be paid in full in order to receive costumes.

Mommy & Me — Deposit $50; Balance $25
Creative Movement — Deposit $50; Balance $25
Elementary — Deposit $50; Balance $25
Ages 7-9 — Deposit $50; Balance $25
Ages 10-12 — Deposit $50; Balance $35
Teen — Deposit $50; Balance $35

 

Studio Policies

General Rules & Regulations

  • Dress codes will be strictly enforced, since it is part of the discipline of dance and ensures that your child will get the proper dance training.. Click here to review the dress code.
  • Warm-up dance wear may be worn at the teacher's discretion.
  • No dangling jewelry is to be worn to class. Not only is it a distraction, but it can be lost.
  • No cell phones allowed in dance studios.
  • Gum chewing is not allowed during class.
  • No food or drinks in the studios. Water bottles only will be allowed. Please remember to clean up after yourself.
  • An opportunity to observe your child's progress in dance class will be held once during the course of the dance season. Observation dates to be announced.

School Schedule and Inclement Weather

  • Classes are not necessarily cancelled when school is cancelled.
  • During inclement weather, we highly recommend calling the studio 1 hour prior to your scheduled class to see if your class is cancelled.
  • Since this is not a weekly tuition, the rates are not adjusted from class cancelled due to holidays, inclement weather or other uncontrollable circumstances. (Likewise, there is no extra charge for months that have 5 classes.)

 

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COVID-19 Policy

Before the 2020-2021 dance season begins, please review the following information regarding our updated in-studio protocol in regards to keeping all dancers, faculty and staff safe from COVID-19.

Our studio adheres to stringent cleaning protocols throughout our facility.  Our studios, lobby, restrooms & all high touch surfaces will be thoroughly sanitized between classes and at the end of each day. 

The ventilation in our facility has been updated with a hepafiltration system to improve the airflow circulation. 

Please use our front door entrance to come into the studio. A mask must be worn as you enter and move about the studio (in the dressing room, to use the restroom, etc.).  All Dancers are required to wear masks for the duration of class. Breaks will be given as needed maintaining 6 feet of separation. 

We kindly ask that parents/guardians refrain from accompanying dancers into the studio. If you must enter to make a payment etc., we ask that you please wear a mask that safely covers your nose and mouth as well.

Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to class start time. 

Waiting areas will be restricted. For dancers in our elementary classes and up, we will be requiring drop off only. If you are not comfortable leaving your child, we encourage you to wait in your car in our parking lot. For our creative movement classes, we encourage drop off only, however, one parent may be allowed inside if absolutely necessary. Please no siblings. 

You will notice touchless hand sanitizer stations have been set up throughout the studio. Please use the one located in the front desk area upon entering. Additional stations located throughout the studio may be used as you see fit.

Please bring only essential dance supplies with you. This will allow for adequate social distancing in the dressing room area. 

Upon entering dance studios, A and B, dancers will find all floors and barres marked to best allow for 6’ social distancing. Please be mindful of these boundaries and refer to your classroom teacher for additional instruction on spacing and class structure.

Dancers will be asked to please exit the building using our back door. If you are facing the building from the outside, this exit is to the left of the windows in Studio A. Please expect your dancer there for car pickup.

Lastly, we kindly ask that any dancer who is not feeling well or have a fever to please refrain from attending in-studio class. 


Home Screening

Loperfido Dance Academy is taking every precaution to keep our staff and dancers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping children home when sick will be extremely important to manage virus transmission within our facility. 
Parents must monitor their children each day for COVID-19 symptoms and should not send their child to dance when sick. 

Please keep your child HOME if they have any of the symptoms listed:
Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills 
Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Muscle aches or body aches
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Headache when in combination with other symptoms
Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms
Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms

OR:
Your child had close contact with a person known to be infected with Covid-19 in the last 14 days

OR:
Your child has traveled outside of Massachusetts in the past 14 days (except for lower risk states)
( Click here to see Massachusetts Covid policy lower risk states)

 

 



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