2 North Maple Avenue B-1 Ridgely MD 21660 US
Payment Policies: To the Pointe. requires that all SCHOOL YEAR students pay Tuition Payment #1 at the time of registration. Thereafter, tuition is due on the 1st of every month September 1st through May 1st by automatic credit card payments and will hold your spot in class. Automatic payments for September are usually delayed to mid-month due to open registration and class transfers. All other automatic payments will be batched during the first week of each month. Tuition is a yearly sum divided into ten equal monthly payments, and is not based on the number of weeks in a month. Unpaid students will not be admitted into class. Tuition remains the same regardless of the number of weeks in a month or holidays. Inclusive Tuition is non refundable, non transferable between dancers, and not credited due to missed or dropped classes. Dancers ARE permitted to transfer from one class to another without additional fees. Unpaid students will not be permitted to participate in class or Recital. Tuition can be paid by Credit Card or check. Under our new e-commerce system your credit card will be billed automatically monthly unless notification is sent via email to [email protected] or you call the office at 410-634-2430 requesting to pay by check at least 5 days prior to the 1st of the month. You will receive an immediate email receipt for automatic tuition payments. You are responsible for keeping your account current and updating your account information should your card be declined for any reason or your card expires. You may do so by logging into our customer portal at anytime. Please mail all payments to To the Pointe. 2 North Maple Ave. Bldg. B-1 Ridgely, MD 21660. There will be a fee of $35 for any check returned by the bank. There will be a $10 late charge automatically added to accounts paid after the 15th of the month. There is a drop box on our counter for check payments as well.
Tuition for Summer Classes, Short Session Classes, Audition Fees, and Nutcracker Rehearsal Fees is due at the time of enrollment. Tuition is non-refundable.
Registration Fee & Tuition Pricing: To the Pointe. has a $30 per the first student plus $5 per each additional student registration fee that must be paid at the time the student registers for a selected class or classes. This fee is 100% non-refundable. Registration fees are waived for Summer Classes, Short Session Classes, Audition Fees, and Nutcracker Rehearsals. Registration fees are also waived when you pay for the school year season in full by October 1st. Inclusive Tuition prices for our Recital Classes vary depending on the style and length of the class and INCLUDE a Recital Costume (plus recital accessories and Recital tights). Most 45 minute Recital classes are $56/monthly payment. Most 60 minute Recital classes are $58/monthly payment. Please call or check the class description on the registration page for other class prices. See our unlimited class discount information below. Company Class tuition now includes a Company leotard, Company t-shirt, and Recital t-shirt. Inclusive Tuition is non-refundable.
Summer class sessions/camps as well as short session classes, audition fees, and Nutcracker rehearsal fees are priced according to the class offered and supply inclusions such as craft projects, costume care, additional instructors or adjudicators. These classes are NON-Recital classes. They are priced as a whole, not by monthly payments, and are not included in unlimited class discounts. Examples of these tuition fees are: Short Session Classes $48+ (depending on length); Audition Fees $15-25; Nutcracker Rehearsal Fees $50-80; Summer Classes/Camps/Intensives $45-300. Tuition & fees are non-refundable.
Tuition Discounts: To the Pointe. will adjust your account according to any multi-class or family discounts once your registration has been received and your enrollment is confirmed. If your household is enrolled in 5.6+ hours of class per week, you may qualify for our unlimited class tuition bracket. The unlimited tuition rate is $280/monthly payment for the first two students in the household plus $50/monthly payment for each additional student in the household. Unlimited tuition rates apply to regular weekly classes during our school year season for sibling students living in the same house. Summer classes, workshops, intensives, private lessons, Nutcracker rehearsals, and short session classes are NOT included in our unlimited tuition bracket. Costume costs will be divided into 10 monthly payments for those in our unlimited tuition bracket and become part of a fixed fee inclusive tuition amount. If you prefer, this inclusive tuition may be divided into 12 monthly payments instead of 10. Please contact Ms Bri to take advantage of this payment plan. Inclusive Tuition is non-refundable.
LEVEL AND STAFF: For student safety, dancers are only permitted to register and attend classes at the level that To the Pointe. faculty places them in or according to their age. No student or parent may promote themselves or their child into a higher level. Parents may request a written evaluation of student progress. Faculty is subject to change without notice. To the Pointe. Faculty members are trained professionals. We ask that you trust in our expertise and Dance Education knowledge.
INFORMATION AND HOLIDAYS are posted on our website and social media pages. Stay informed by checking for important dates and updates. It is the parent's responsibility to follow up and stay informed with studio current events. Regular email reminders are sent to those who give us email addresses.
MAKE UPS: There are no class make ups. Exception: when class is cancelled by To the Pointe. i.e. Instructor Illness/Emergency (every effort is made to find a substitute first) and Snow Days. One Snow Day per class is built into our year.
DANCE ATTIRE is required for all dance classes. This enables the teacher to properly observe the students body movements for correct form and technique. Hair must be pulled off the face. Absolutely NO JEWELRY as it is a hazard. Dance shoes should only be worn inside the studio. Street shoes are not permitted on the dance floor at any time. Please see class descriptions for your class dress code or ask your teacher for more detailed information. TO THE POINTE. IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PERSONAL ITEMS LOST, STOLEN, OR DAMAGED. DO NOT LEAVE PERSONAL ITEMS UNATTENDED.
We have a CLOSED CLASSROOM policy. This means that no family and friends (unless approved) will be allowed into the classroom while the class is in session. This will allow the students to focus on the instruction instead of the distraction of having others in the studio. There will be times during the year when others are invited to come in and watch, even participate. Students and parents coming in for the next class are asked to wait outside the classroom until class is over.
ATTENDANCE is vital to a dancer's ability to learn and retain technique. Please be sure to arrive on time. Students who are even 5-10 minutes late miss important warm up exercises and risk injury. Dancers who arrive more then 10 minutes late will not be permitted to participate but must observe. Please feel free to contact Ms. Bri if you have any questions.
PHOTOS & VIDEO: I understand and acknowledge that, from time to time throughout the school year, my child's picture or video might be taken while participating in dance classes and/or functions involving To the Pointe. I do hereby authorize To the Pointe. to use these photographs and videos for the purposes of illustration, advertisement and publication in any manner whatsoever. TTP will never publicly post the names of our dancer's associated in pictures unless given express consent by the dancer's guardian and in the instance of press releases for the local newspapers. To the Pointe. has an exclusive agreement with George Burkhead Photography for all portraits, press releases and performance photography. All rights and sale of such photos are reserved for the photographer and studio. We also have an exclusive agreement with Les Lentz Videography for rights to record and sell our annual recital videos. Purchases of either portraits or videos are not required. They are an option available to our TTP families. We do not authorize the commercial use or sale of photographs or videos of our dancers while under the care and direction of TTP (such as a performance or event) by any other professional photographer or videographer. We discourage others from publicly posting pictures and video to social media without a an expressed release from the dancer's parent or guardian. If at anytime you have a concern or wish to refrain from this policy, please send an email directly to Ms Bri at [email protected]
FOOD POLICY: No food in the studios. Water is allowed.
RECITAL: An annual recital is held in June. Parents are welcome to volunteer to assist with our performances. We truly appreciate our Volunteers!!
TO THE POINTE. PROTOCOL: In order to continue to provide a positive, inspirational atmosphere for our students, we ask that there be no gossip in the studio. All teen and adult conversations should be rated "G." Please be kind to all of our TTP family members. To the Pointe. reserves the right to refuse your business without notice if your participation in our program does not align with our studio culture or policies.
If you have any concerns, please email Ms Bri at [email protected]
Studio Policy subject to change if necessary.