TUITION, 

REGISTRATION

+ POLICIES 

TUITION

Dancers may register at any time during the month, between September and January. Tuition is calculated based on an annual fee for the calendar year which is divided into 10 monthly installments. Monthly installments are automatically charged on the 1st of every month until June and require a credit card on file with Auto-Pay.

*Tuition is not prorated for starting late in the month.

You will be charged full tuition for the month that you register in. If you register after the last class of the month takes place, tuition will be applied to the upcoming month.   For example, enrolling in a Tuesday Jazz class:

- If you register between the first and last Tuesday of September, you will be charged September tuition.

- If you register after the last Tuesday of September, the charge will be applied to October tuition, and your dancer will start in October. 

2022-23 SEASON FEES 

Sep 2022 - Jun 2023

 

ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE

$35 due each dance year per dancer 

MONTHLY TUITION BY CLASS

30 min class: $53/ month  ($50 Belmont Res)

45 min class: $75/ month  ($70 Belmont Res)

60 min class: $90/ month  ($84 Belmont Res)

75 min class: $104/ month  ($97 Belmont Res)

DROP IN (Adult Hip Hop only)

$25/ per class 

*We advise that you register 24 hours in advance.

Registration may close the day of and will re-open

after class for following weeks.

DISCOUNTS

Free after Four: Dancers may take unlimited classes after enrolling in four paid weekly classes. Please enroll in all your classes, the system will update tuition accordingly.

Belmont Resident: In Partnership with the City of Belmont, Belmont residents receive a small discount on tuition.

REGISTER

1. Login / create an account to the portal

2. Add a credit card (enroll in Auto Pay)

3. Register for classes!  Select the checkboxes for the classes you wish to register for, then click the green "Finish Registration Now" button to complete your registration.

TRIALS + EVALUATIONS

Trial classes are offered to those who are unsure about a certain style or maybe unsure about dance in general.  We may also recommend trial classes to evaluate a dancer for class placement.

TRIAL / EVALUATION SIGN UP

To schedule a trial in a level I or beginning class, login or create an account in the parent portal and click "register for classes", look for "schedule trial" underneath the class name and follow steps to schedule a trial for whichever week works best for you. 

To schedule a trial or evaluation for a level II+ class, please submit a Placement Request Form and we will recommend a specific class based on the dancer's age and experience. If we have already recommended a trial class for you, please follow steps below.

1. Agree to waivers:

- login to the parent portal 

- on the homepage, scroll down and click the ✓ icon 

- use the tabs to agree to both the HBDA Waiver and COVID19 Waiver

2. Email us (at hbdaoffice@gmail.com) with the following info:

- your dancer's name

- the recommended class

- the specific day/week that you would like to trial the class

TRIAL POLICIES

  • Trial classes are open only: during the dance year, when registration is open, if class capacity is open. Trials are not offered for summer activities.

  • Dancers may trial up to two different classes (limited to one trial per class)

  • Tuition is not prorated for trial classes, dancers pay full tuition for the month they register in

  • Scheduling a trial does NOT confirm a dancer's place in the class, the only way to secure the spot is to register 

  • In the event that a class fills up, trials will no longer be available and previously scheduled trials will be cancelled

  • Studio dress code, class etiquette and drop off/ pick up policies apply to trials. Please read our studio policies + protocols below.

POLICIES + PROTOCOLS

Young Ballerinas

STUDIO POLICIES

Dress Code

  • All dancers are expected to arrive to each class in proper dress code with hair pulled back  view dress code

Class Etiquette 

  • All dancers are expected to arrive to class on time and ready to warm up. Dancers should wait on the marked x's outside until the instructor welcomes them in.

  • Dancers will not be permitted to enter class if they are more than 10 minutes late. Arriving late becomes a safety issue as dancers are not properly warmed up before dancing. 

  • No gum, jewelry, cell phones, or disruptive behavior are allowed

  • Respect for the teachers, staff, dancers, and one's self are expected at all times

Parents - Drop off / Pick up

  • Parking is available on both sides of the facility (Ralston Ave and Belburn Drive)

  • All dancers are expected to arrive on time and wait in line outside of their dance room until they are checked in by the instructor. (dancers will not be allowed to enter if they are more than 10 minutes late)

  • Parents, friends or visitors may not enter the dance room, as it is disruptive to the dancers and instructor during class 

  • Parents may always watch class from a distance outdoors

  • NO video recording or photos are permitted of classes in session.  This is for the safety and respect of our dancers and teachers.  For our youngest classes (Dance Discovery, Pre-Ballet, Mini Hip Hop, Tiny Tumbling, Tiny Tap), photos/videos will be permitted on the last day of class of the month. Parents/ visitors still must remain outside of the dance room.

We very much

appreciate your cooperation!

CANCELLATION POLICIES

Class Transfers

  • Dancers may transfer to another class at anytime between September and January

  • To request a transfer, please email hbdaoffice@gmail.com with your request. If the class is open and your dancer is eligible, we will process the transfer and the system will update your tuition. 

Auto-Pay Cancellations

  • No refunds or credits are issued for the $35 Registration Fee, late cancellations, missed classes of any reason or holidays.

  • To cancel a class at anytime, please email hbdaoffice@gmail.com by the 25th of the month before your next billing month (excluding December, which we must be notified by the 15th).

 

Drop-In Cancellations (adult classes)

  • No refunds or credits are issued for the $35 Registration Fee, late cancellations, or no-shows

  • To cancel your drop-in, please email hbdaoffice@gmail.com at least 24 hours prior to class time. A credit will be issued to your account or we can re-schedule your drop-in date.

Private Lesson Cancellations

  • No refunds or credits are issued for late cancellations

  • To cancel your lesson, please email hbdaoffice@gmail.com at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled lesson.

  • Instructors are not responsible for letting the office know of known cancellations.

  • Lessons may be rescheduled upon instructor availability and notice at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson time.

ABSENCE + MAKEUP PROTOCOL

Absences

  • Please notify us in the event that your dancer will be absent

  • Absences can be submitted through the parent portal, by email (hbdaoffice@gmail.com) or by call/text (650-367-7501)

  • Reasoning for absences is always appreciated, especially in the event of illness

  • Refunds/credits are not issued for missed classes.

Makeup Classes (monthly tuition classes)

  • Dancers are welcome and encouraged to schedule makeups for missed classes in a same or lower level class

  • All makeups require HBDA approval and must be scheduled through the HBDA office ahead of time

  • To schedule a makeup, please email (hbdaoffice@gmail.com) or call/text (650-367-7501)

WAITLIST POLICY

Waitlisted Enrollment

  • If a dancer is interested in a class that is full, we always recommend signing up on the waitlist through the parent portal

  • We will contact you by email as soon as a space opens up for your dancer.  If we do not hear back from you within 3 business days, the spot will be offered to the next eager dancer on the waitlist.

  • We're always looking to add more classes to the schedule if possible and may contact you to gather dancer availability and interest for a new class.