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At Jazziak’s Dance School in Boylston, MA, fun-filled dance classes await you! To ensure that we provide you with excellent classes, we go out of our way to keep our school organized. Read on to learn more about our rules, regulations, and other important matters related to our institution.

Tuition

We charge a fixed monthly payment, which is due on your first class of the month. Your payment is determined by the number of hours of class you take each week. There is a non-refundable registration of $25 per student/$50 max per family. No registration fee is required for adult students. Upon paying the registration fee, you will receive a free Jazziak’s T-shirt!

Regular Classes
  • 30 Minutes – $37.00 per month
  • 45 Minutes– $42.00 per month
  • 1 Hour – $47.00 per month
  • 1 Hour, 15 Minutes – $57.00 per month
  • 1 Hour, 30 Minutes – $66.00 per month
  • 1 Hour, 45 Minutes – $76.00 per month
  • 2 Hours – $85.00 per month
  • 2 Hours, 15 Minutes – $94.00 per month
  • 2 Hours, 30 Minutes – $104.00 per month
  • 2 Hours, 45 Minutes – $113.00 per month
  • 3 Hours – $122.00 per month
  • 3 Hours, 15 Minutes – $130.00 per month
  • 3 Hours, 30 Minutes – $139.00 per month
  • 3 Hours, 45 Minutes – $147.00 per month
  • 4 Hours – $155.00 per month
  • 4 Hours, 15 Minutes – $163.00 per month
  • 4 Hours, 30 Minutes – $170.00 per month
  • 4 Hours, 45 Minutes – $178.00 per month
  • 5 Hours – $185.00 per month
  • Additional Hours – $20.00 per hour
Private and Semi-Private Classes*
  • 30-Minute Private Lesson – $110.00 per month
  • 45-Minute Semi-Private Lesson – $110.00 per month per student
  • 45-Minute trio lesson – $75.00 per month per student

*Only graduating seniors will have the option to perform their solo or duo in the year-end recital. All other soloists and duos will have the option to perform their solo in our solo/duo performance at the end of the year.

Adult Classes*
  • 45 Minutes – $12.00 per class
  • 1 Hour – $14.00 per class

*Adult classes require a minimum of 3 students in attendance for the class to be held.

Notes:
  • All competing students are required to take ballet, acro, and technique as well as 2 competition classes (jazz and tap required for ages 12 & below)
  • Classes of less than 5 students will be canceled or otherwise charged accordingly
  • We require 48 hours’ notice for canceled solos, duos or trios. Without proper notice, students will be charged for any make-up lessons required
  • Private, semi-private, and trio classes are not included with but are added to the monthly tuitions listed above

Dress Code

Class Leotard Tights Shoes
Little Ones and Kindies Any Color Convertible Pink Leather Ballet Shoes*,
Black Patient Leather Tap Shoes*
Ballet/Tap
1 and 2
Black Convertible Pink Leather Ballet Shoes*,
Black Patient Leather Tap Shoes*
Jazz/Acro
1 and 2
Black Convertible Black Jazz Boots
Ballet Classes Black Convertible or Full Body Pink Leather Split-Sole Ballet Shoes With Straight Straps
Pointe Classes Black Convertible
or Full Body
Pink Leather Split-Sole Ballet Shoes*,
Pointe Shoes Will Be Discussed During the Class
Tap Classes Black Convertible
or Full Body
Black Split-Sole Tap Shoes
Jazz Classes Black Convertible
or Full Body
Carmel Capezio Jazz Boots
Irish Classes Black Convertible
or Full Body
Footwear Will Be Discussed During the First Class*
Hip-Hop Classes Black Convertible
or Full Body
Footwear Will Be Discussed During the First Class*
Acro Classes Black Stirrup or Convertible Bare Feet
Lyrical Classes Black Stirrup or Convertible Nude Half-Sole Lyrical Shoes
Adult Classes Comfortable
Clothing
No
Tights Required
Contact Instructor
Boys White Fitted Shirt No Tights Required Contact Instructor
Competition
and Performance Class
Black Convertible Shoes Will Be Discussed at the Start of the School Year

*All ballet shoes should have the elastic strap attached straight across (not crisscrossed) and the ties tied in a bow and tucked in.

*Please replace the ribbon tie on black patent leather tap shoes with black elastics.

*The brand and design of pointe shoes depend on the student’s particular needs. Pointe shoes should be fitted by a professional at a reputable dance store.

*Irish students should wait to purchase shoes as Irish students are usually fitted for a shoe order at the beginning of the year.

Additional Reminders:
  • Any kind of taps are allowed on tap shoes should a cobbler ask, unless otherwise specified by your instructor.
  • Dance warm-ups are allowed on the condition that they are removed if your teacher should ask. Baggy T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and general street clothes are not considered warm-ups and are not acceptable during class. Students not dressed in the proper attire will be asked to sit out during class.
  • Hair must be worn securely up and off of the face. Students are not allowed to style hair during class.
  • Please print your name in each of your dance shoes with a permanent marker. Jazziak’s will not be held responsible for any lost or misplaced shoes or items.

Studio Rules

  • Food, drinks, and gum are not allowed in the classroom
  • No talking during classes
  • Students are not allowed in the classroom until instructed by their teacher
  • Proper attire, including hair and shoes, must be worn during class (see our dress code for more information)
  • Street shoes are not allowed on the dance floor
  • No touching of mirrors, windows, or equipment in the classroom and no hanging on the bars
  • Students must not rip tape or name tags off of the floor or walls
  • Students should arrive in class on time and ready to dance
  • Students should use the restroom before or after class
  • Students must maintain proper attendance to participate in the year-end recital (see our attendance policy for more information)
  • Cell phones and other personal items must be left in the waiting room
  • The waiting room should remain quiet while class is in progress
  • Students passing through the hallway to studio 2 should do so quietly so as not to disturb classes in studio 3
  • The lobby play area is for toddlers only
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the carpeted area of the waiting room
  • Students are not allowed outside of the studio unless accompanied by an adult
  • Anyone spending time outside during or in between classes should be quiet and respectful to neighboring businesses and homes
  • The curtains will remain closed while class is in progress with the exception of observation weeks

Attendance Policy

Absences

5 absences are allowed through the course of the year per class taken. If a 6th absence should occur for a particular class, the student will be required to schedule a private make-up lesson with their instructor to hold their spot in class and in the recital. Students may not be allowed in the recital if they have missed more than 6 classes. Any student who misses more than 3 classes in a row will be considered an “inactive” student, and will be re-charged a registration fee should they return to class. Any student who has more than 3 absences in a particular class between the months of March-June will be removed from the recital dance for that class. Any time a student should miss class, even with a doctor’s note, it will be considered an absence. We will excuse absences that are due to a death in the immediate family.

Make-Ups

Students are encouraged to make up their absences. To do this students can either attend one or both of our 2 make-up days throughout the year or they may make up a missed class by scheduling a private lesson. Private make-up lessons will be scheduled according to the student and instructor’s availability

Tardiness

Students who are more than 5 minutes late to a class will be marked “tardy”. Four tardies in one class will be equal to an absence. Any student who is more than 10 minutes late to class will be asked to sit out for that day, as they have missed the necessary warm-ups to safely participate in dance class.

Sit-Outs

Sick or injured students are encouraged to sit out and observe class in order to maintain their attendance. Three sit-outs will be equal to one absence. Instructors must be advised by a parent verbally or by note if a student is to sit out of class. Students sitting out of class must do so the entire class. Students sitting out for more than one week must provide a doctor’s note. Observing students should take notes during class. It is the student’s responsibility to be caught up by the following class.

Perfect Attendance Awards

Students who are able to maintain perfect attendance will receive a trophy at the end of the year. Students who join our school after December 1st will unfortunately not be eligible for a Perfect Attendance Award. Students who have missed more than 4 classes will be ineligible for a Perfect Attendance Award regardless of the number of classes they make up. All classes must be made up by June 1st in order to receive a Perfect Attendance Award. In order to receive a Perfect Attendance Award a student must have perfect attendance in ALL of their classes.

Birthday Parties

Basic Party Package

$300.00*
Includes:
  • Streamers, balloons, decorations all to match your chosen party theme
  • Matching plates, napkins, cups, utensils, table cloth
  • Crafts to decorate and take home
  • Goody bags
  • 2 hours of Jazziak’s fun

Deluxe Party Package

$350.00*
Includes:
  • Your choice of chocolate, yellow, or marble cake with buttercream frosting, designed to fit your chosen party theme and large enough to feed 20 to 25 people
  • Water and juice boxes
  • Themed tableware and decorations
  • Crafts to decorate and take home
  • Goody bags
  • 2 hours of Jazziak’s fun

The Ultimate Party Package

$400.00*
Includes:
  • 40-slice cheese sheet pizza
  • Themed birthday cake
  • Water and juice boxes
  • Themed tableware and decorations
  • Crafts to decorate and take home
  • Goody bags
  • 2 hours of Jazziak’s fun

Make your choice from our 12 festive party themes and we will create a party that you and your child will remember forever! Our party themes include:

  • Frozen
  • Pretty Princess
  • Jungle Boogie
  • Dancing Fairy
  • Star Wars
  • Sesame Street
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Hello Kitty
  • Halloween
  • Tis the Season
  • Dancing Luau
  • The Basic Birthday

For an additional fee of $25.00, you can create your own party theme!

*Package prices include up to 10 children. There is a $10.00 charge for each additional child. No charge for the birthday boy or girl!

Discounts

Students will receive a $50.00 discount off of 1 month of classes for each student they refer to our school. Referred students must remain at our school for at least 3 months before discount goes into effect. Referred students must list their name as their reference on the registration form.

Costumes and Payments

Costumes for the recital will be ordered in the late fall. Costume prices vary according to style and size, ranging from $40.00 to $70.00 per costume. All students will have a costume ordered for them unless they make the director aware of their decision not to participate in the recital by November 1st. Once a costume has been ordered for a student, he or she is expected to pay for that costume in full.

Costume payments are due in full by February 1st. Costume prices are posted at the studio when available. Costumes are not returnable and non-refundable. All outstanding balances must be paid for in full before a costume may go home. We require a parental signature for costumes to be taken home. Once costumes are taken home, they are your responsibility, and you will, therefore, be accountable for any loss or damages.

There is a “payments” box to the right of our front door inside the lobby. Payments should be left in this box–please do not leave payments on the reception desk. If you are leaving cash, please include your name and the purpose of the payment enclosed with your money. All checks should be made out to Jazziak’s Dance School. Please specify in the memo what the check is for. There is a $15.00 charge for all returned checks.

Payments are due at the beginning of the month. You are paying for your entire year in 10 installments (September to June), not paying for the length of the month itself. Any student with payment more than one month overdue will not be allowed to participate in class.

Families may combine hours to receive exceptional prices. This, however, does not include adult students. All fees are fixed and will not be adjusted due to absences, cancellations, holidays, or shorter or longer months, including the months of September and June.

Call us today at 508-869-0026 for additional details about our program. We look forward to hearing from you soon!