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.
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. Monthly fees remain the same each month regardless of the length of the month. We charge a non-refundable registration fee of $40 per student/$80 max per family. We also require a mandatory $25 costume deposit per student ($100 max per family) due at the time of registration. Costume deposits are NOT REFUNDABLE, however, if a students opts not to perform in the recital they will receive their deposit back as a credit to their account. No registration fee or costume deposit is required for adult students. Upon paying the registration fee, you will receive a free Jazziaks T-shirt! Registered families will also receive a free copy of the recital video at the end of the school year!
Private and Semi-Private Classes*
*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 require a minimum of 4 students in attendance for the class to be held.
|Little Ones and Kindies||Any Color||Convertible||Pink Leather Ballet Shoes*,|
Black Patient Leather Tap Shoes*
1 and 2
|Any Color||Convertible||Pink Leather Ballet Shoes*,|
Black Patient Leather Tap Shoes*
1 and 2
|Any Color||Convertible||Black Jazz Boots|
|Ballet Classes||Black||Convertible or Full Body||Pink Leather Split-Sole Ballet Shoes With Straight Straps|
or Full Body
|Pink Leather Split-Sole Ballet Shoes*,|
Pointe Shoes Will Be Discussed During the Class
|Tap Classes||Any Color||Convertible|
or Full Body
|Black Split-Sole Tap Shoes|
|Jazz Classes||Any Color||Convertible|
or Full Body
|Carmel Capezio Jazz Boots|
|Irish Classes||Any Color||Convertible|
or Full Body
|Footwear Will Be Discussed During the First Class*|
|Hip-Hop Classes||Comfortable but tight fitting clothing||Not required||Footwear Will Be Discussed During the First Class*|
|Acro Classes||Any Color||Stirrup or Convertible||Bare Feet|
|Lyrical Classes||Any Color||Stirrup or Convertible||Nude Half-Sole Lyrical Shoes|
|Boys||White Fitted Shirt||No Tights Required||Contact Instructor|
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
*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!
Students will receive a $25.00 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 notify us of their referral either in person or via email.
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.
A $25 Costume deposit per student is due at the time of registration ($100 max per family). This deposit is only required for performing classes. Students who opt not to perform in the recital must make Jazziak's aware IN WRITING by November 1st in order to receive a credit for this deposit. Costume payments are due in full by February 1st. A 15% late fee will be applied monthly to outstanding costume balances to help offset interest charges. 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.