Artisan Dance Studio’s

Policies and Procedures for Youth Classes 2016-17

Classes start Monday, September 12, 2016!

Important Dates for 2016-17
We will be closed on the following dates:

November 23 – 25 Thanksgiving Break
December 22 Winter Break Begins
January 4 Classes Resume
April 14-24 Spring Break

Spring Recital 2017 – June 11

Please – do not park/pick up/drop off at The Computer Store!

There is street parking available on Beaumont and Wetmore Rd. Artisan has parking along the side of the building (from the entrance off of High St.) and a parking lot directly behind the building.  You may also park at Creative Paints after 5:00pm.Please be kind to our neighboring businesses, and do not park in their lots – especially during open business hours.


Good attendance is important to a dancer’s progression- each class builds on skills developed in the previous week’s class, but we understand that absences occur. We can sometimes allow a student to make-up a missed class by taking another class at the same skill level if one is available and class size permits. Please notify us (phone or email) if your student cannot attend class and we will work with you to determine whether there is a class that your child may attend to make-up for the missed class.


When you register for dance class, you are reserving your placement in the class and we hope you make the commitment to participate in our year-end recital (June 5th or June 12th, 2016).  If for ANY reason you will be withdrawing from class before the year-end recital, it is a REQUIREMENT* to inform us in the office or via email.  No refunds will be given for mid-month withdrawals.  If a withdrawal is made after recital costumes and fees have been charged, there WILL BE NO REFUND. The only exception to this policy is if a family has to move during the course of the school year or there is an unexpected family emergency.

If you do not make a formal request to withdrawal your student from classes, you are still responsible for tuition until your request is made in the studio or by email ( 

Thank you for your cooperation. 



Bad Weather and Studio Emergencies:

Artisan’s bad weather cancellation policy is not determined by the surrounding school districts. We will announce cancellations for weather and other emergencies on our website, facebook, as well as group emails.


Dress Code:

While we want students to be comfortable, please remember that we cannot give appropriate corrections if a student isn’t in appropriate clothing.  The following are guidelines for proper dress in class:

Pre Ballet/ On The Move Combinations Classes:

Pink or Black tights, Leotards, Skirts are optional – but please make the sure the skirts are attached to the leotards.  Ballet shoes (leather or canvas, full sole shoes, elastic on the top of the shoes), Black Mary-Jane tap shoes.

Beginner/Junior/Intermediate/Teen Classes:

Ballet: Pink or Black tights, Leotards (any color), Skirts/Warm-Ups (optional).  Students under age 11 should wear leather or canvas Full Sole Ballet shoes, Students over the age of 12 should wear Leather or Canvas Split Sole Ballet shoes.  Students MUST wear ballet shoes to class.

Jazz, Contemporary: Leotard, tights, warm-ups (shorts, leggings, athletic tops), and tan jazz shoes.  Please don’t wait until the recital to purchase shoes.  Students in these classes need protection on their feet while dancing during class.  Socks are not permitted to be worn in place of proper jazz shoes.

Tap: Leotard, Tights, warm-ups (shorts, leggings, athletic tops) and black tap shoes.

Hip Hop: Comfortable athletic wear, clean tennis shoes

Tumbling: Comfortable athletic wear

Studio Etiquette:

No street shoes on the dance floors, no dance shoes on the streets.  Ballet barres, stereos, yoga mats, tumbling mats, weights, etc. are OFF-LIMITS unless instructed in class by an Artisan instructor.  At no time should anyone be in the studios unless accompanied by an Artisan instructor.

Students under the age of 6 must have a parent or guardian on the premises at all times, no exceptions.

Children not attending class and waiting in the lobby must be under supervision of a parent.

Please, do not drop off your students at the studio more than 15 minutes before their class begins.



Artisan Dance Studio’s Tuition Rates and Fees for Youth Classes


Registration Fee
Each student (family) must pay an annual $25 non-refundable registration fee. Registration fees can be paid on-line or at the studio and are due to hold your enrollment in the class.  Space is limited in all of our dance classes, your registration fee holds your student’s place in class.

Tuition Payments
Tuition Payments are due between the 1st and 7th of every Month from October until May.  May & June tuition is due the first week of May (with June only being a half tuition payment).  May/June payment must be paid in order to participate in the recital.  Any payment made after the 7th of the month will incur a $10 late fee. Tuition payments can be made at the studio (cash, check, or credit card) or through your online account at  No refunds or discounts are given for absences, but students may be allowed to make-up an absence pursuant to our Attendance Policy (see Artisan Dance Studio’s Policies and Procedures for Youth Classes). 3 Month Advance payments are available via check, cash, or credit card.  Advance Payments are NON REFUNDABLE.


Pricing for Classes is as follows:

Registration Fee: $25.00/family

Monthly Tuition:

30m Class – $37.00

45m Class – $45.00

60m Class – $49.00

Any additional classes, in conjunction with your first class, are discounted as follows:
30m Class – $25.00
45m Class – $30.00
60m Class – $35.00

Unlimited Monthly Classes – $150.00

Private Lessons: $13/30m Session

Junior Competition Technique Workshops & Rehearsal $35/month

Senior Competition Technique Workshops & Rehearsals $45/month

Register Online Today! Allow 3-4 days for fee generation on your account.


Costume Deposit
Costume payments are due with February’s tuition payment.  WE WILL NOT ORDER a costume unless we have received your costume payment.  Costume styles and sizes are in limited quantity with our suppliers, it is very important to order costumes in time to make any adjustments or returns if necessary!