POLICIES & INFORMATION
POLICIES & INFORMATION
POLICIES & INFORMATION
POLICIES & INFORMATION
DanZQuest is a well-established studio serving the Wilmington area for 21 years. The family friendly and energetic classes offered are based on building positive self-esteem while teaching good forms of dance. At DanZQuest our goal is to provide a place “Where Dance and Family are ONE”! DanZQuest strives to provide quality dance instruction from nurturing teachers, staff members, team bonding, friendships, and a positive environment that everyone can learn in.
THE CLASS CURRICULUM
Featuring a wide variety of recreational and competitive dance training, DanZQuest is centered on building self-esteem through physical activity. Classes are structured around group activity; however, it also promotes the development of the students’ individual potential. Students experience dance in a variety of forms. The styles offered include Tap, Jazz, Clogging, Ballet, Modern/Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Cardio & Creative Movement. The ages range from two through adult with ability levels from beginner to advance. Students will be placed according to age and ability.
There will be two showcases at Kenan Auditorium (December & June). The December mid-year showcase is performance that provides reinforcement of the curriculum taught in the first part of the year. There is a $75.00 fee for this performance at Kenan Auditorium. Selected classes are asked to participate in local performance opportunities through the dance season. These performance opportunities include such as Azalea Festival, and charity performances. Class selections are based on the upcoming event, the amount of choreography known, and the entire class’s ability to participate. The June showcase emphasizes more complicated choreography, costuming and staging. It is a very special event that the students look proudly towards with months of preparation. There is a $87.00 fee (includes 1 trophy, additional trophies are $12.00 each). Costumes will be specially ordered and shipped from all over the U.S.A. The costume fee for each student will be $82.00 per costume for recreational and $96.00 per costume for competitive classes. Costumes must be paid in one (1) installment (see Payments and Fees). If the payment for the costume is not received in full by the requested date, a $25 late fee will be applied. Late fees are non-refundable. If the costume is not received one week after the due date, then the student will be considered a non-participant in the recital and therefore will not be included in the staging or choreography of the show. All costume payments are final and non-refundable regardless of the circumstances. Additional charges may apply if a student is enrolled in more than one “block” of classes, and therefore may require additional costumes, shoes etc.
PAYMENTS AND FEES
1. Registration Fee: There will be a $10 summer registration fee per student and a $25 annual fall registration fee per student. This fee is non-refundable.
2. Tuition: Tuition is based on one yearly rate and then offered to you in a monthly payment plan. According to your payment plan, tuition is due on the first of the month and considered late after the 10th. A $25 late fee will be added to all payments that arrive after this date. Late fees are non-refundable. An absence will not be considered an excuse for non-payment and a late fee will be enforced. If tuition goes 30 days past due from the 1st you will NOT be allowed to return to dance until it is made current. Tuition is not pro-rated for holidays, or any closing due to weather conditions or mandatory state closing. Each tuition payment is the same price each
month regardless of the number of lessons in each month, expect June. Some months are shorter (3 weeks) or longer (5 weeks, monthly tuition will remain the same. All checks / money order payments are payable to “DanZQuest”. Payments need to be made in the “payment box, given to the secretary at the desk, called in to the studio, mailed to “DanZQuest” or by using our pay online link on our website ($3.00 fee will be applied). Please record the student’s name on any form of payment to ensure proper crediting of your account. DanZQuest accepts cash, personal checks, master card & visa. Returned checks will be charged a $25 insufficient funds fee. After two returned checks you must pay in cash or money order for the remainder of the dance season. Discounts are given to students who are enrolled in more than one class excluding company classes. Tuition and all fees must be paid in full to participate in recitals prior to the performance date. Competition fees are due on the due date and if not paid on the due date a $25 late fee will be applied. Late fees are non-refundable (see Company Contact).
3. Spring Recital Costume Installment: A payment of $82.00 per costume for recreational and $96.00 per costume for competitive classes is due by October 13, 2023. If the payment is not received by October 13, 2023, there will be a late fee of $25. Late fees are non-refundable. ALL costume fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. If costumes are not picked up within 30 days of arrival after and email / phone call has been made, costumes will become DanZQuest property. Tights, shoes, special hair pieces and alterations are not included in the fee. Tuition and competition fees must be current before any money will be applied to costume fees.
4. Recital Fee/Performance fees: DanZQuest will collect a $75.00 fee per family for the December mid-year recital. This fee will be due November 13, 2023. DanZQuest will also collect a $87.00 (includes one trophy, additional trophies are $12.00 each) for the Spring Recital. This fee goes to help pay for the theater rental, lighting technicians, programs, decorations etc. The spring recital fee is due by May 13, 2024. If the fee is not received by the due date a $25 late fee will be applied. If trophies are not picked up within 30 days after recital, they will become DanZQuest property. No tickets will be necessary once the fee is paid. Recital fees are non-refundable! All accounts MUST be paid to date to participate in the December Christmas show and all accounts must be paid in full to participate in the June recital.
Contacting Instructors: Class schedules are VERY tight! Our instructors will give your questions and concerns proper attention, but this CANNOT be done in between classes or during class time. Please leave a note with the secretary or put a note in the payment box addressed to the instructor. The instructor will call you at their earliest convenience. If you need to contact Tanya Evers (owner) please email me @ email@example.com.
Phone calls: You may leave a message for a teacher at the studio
Disruptive Behavior: Disruptive Behavior will NOT be tolerated! If this occurs repeatedly, the parent will be contacted. If it continues, the student will be dismissed from the class that day.
Opening Class Doors: Please respect our instructors! All classes are closed sessions! Do not open the door during class time. Please wait patiently in the lobby. When classes are over, the instructor will open the door for the next class to enter.
Private lessons: Instructors/Parents may indicate that a student needs an individual private lesson. Private lesson fess is set by the teacher and paid directly to the teacher. All solos/duets/trios fess are set by the teacher and paid directly to the teacher.
DanZQuest will continually reinforce the importance of attendance. All students will be reminded that absences from class, even from one student, affect everyone’s progress and advancement. Attendance will be taken in each class and students with perfect attendance will be recognized at the Spring Recital. All perfect attendance students will receive free registration for the following year and a perfect attendance pin. Company students cannot have more than 6 absences for the season. If they have more than 6 absences, they will be pulled from the competition piece and will only be allowed to participate in local performances and recital. No tuition or competition money will be refunded by DanZQuest. The DanZQuest staff will continue to reinforce the importance of attendance.
DanZQuest reserves the right to dismiss a student from instruction at any time. Tuition for the month attended during dismissal will not be refunded. Any unused tuition after the dismissal month will be refunded to the parent by the studio. If a student quits on their own, then no tuition for the month will be refunded. If the student has paid in full for the year a refund will be given but there will be a $55.00 penalty imposed.
Newsletters will be sent out by mass email the first week of each month and will be posted on our website at www.danzquest.com. The monthly newsletter will also be posted at the studio. Please read the board each week so you can be up to date on studio events. It is very important that you read the monthly newsletter and the board!
All images of students captured in class, rehearsals, performances and special activities through video, photo and digital camera by any DanZQuest staff member or parent can be used for promotional material, newsletters, website, social media and publication. End of the year dance pictures (individual and group photos) will be taken by a professional photographer. Picture fees will apply and will be paid to the photographer.
HOLIDAYS, CLOSINGS, AND CANCELLATIONS
Our fall dance season will run from September to June & summer dance season will run June-August. DanZQuest typically follows the New Hanover County Schools schedule for breaks and weather closings; however, we do not close for teacher workdays. If a class is cancelled by the teacher for unexpected circumstances such as an illness, the class will provide a make-up for the students affected by the cancellation. If classes are canceled for weather concerns, power failure or state mandatory closing, that is no fault of our own, the class will be not be made up unless the owner sees fit to do a makeup class. Any closings will be announced on the DanZQuest studio answering machine, posted at the studio, on our DanZQuest social media and on our website at www.danzquest.com. Please call 910-397-2822 prior to the closing date if you have any questions.
CLASS ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
Arrival to and departure from DanZQuest should be done in an orderly fashion to ensure the safety of our students and their families. We ask that students are not dropped off more than 10 minutes prior to their scheduled class time and that they are picked up promptly after class is dismissed. Our staff cannot supervise students that are dropped off early or picked up late. Parents should not interrupt teachers during their class. Please call if a student is going to be late or absent from class. Parents: Students are to wait INSIDE the studio until they are picked up. If a student exits the studio unattended, DanZQuest will not be held liable. Students who drive to and from dance, can leave the studio as they wish. DanZQuest will not be held liable after a student has exited the DanZQuest building.
No horseplay: Parents are asked to keep students and waiting siblings from aggressive horse play!
No acrobatic tricks: Students should not be performing any gymnastics TRICKS in the lobby!
No pets or animals are allowed in the building! This will eliminate any allergy situations for all.
Snacks/Drinks: DanZQuest has a variety of snacks/drinks and water for sale. Snacks/drinks are .75 each and water is .75. Please pay the secretary at the desk.
Label: Please label ALL shoes, dance wear, dance bags, coats etc., with the students first and last name. Many items get left behind at the studio. If an item is left behind and it is properly labeled the studio will attempt to contact the parent and hold the item with the secretary.
Lost and Found: The lost and found is located at the entrance to studio 1 door (to the right). Items left at the studio during winter break, spring break and summer break will be donated. Please check the lost and found regularly. DanZQuest is NOT responsible for lost or stolen items.
Selling shoes and clothing / in need of: DanZQuest has a bulletin board on the right side when you are entering the studio. Please place a card with name and phone number and items you would like to sell or items you are in need of.
THE PROPER PROTOCOL
All students and parents must always exhibit the proper behavior while on the premises of DanZQuest. Parental supervision is required prior to and immediately following each class. We will not tolerate inappropriate language or conversation within the studio. There will be NO chewing gum in the dance room at all. Our more advanced students who take more than one class back to back may bring water into the class. Students need to use the bathroom BEFORE classes begin! Every effort is made by our instructors to begin and end classes on time, yet if for any reason the instructor runs over time, the following classes will be extended to compensate. Please realize that the “warm-ups” performed at the beginning of class are a vital part of injury prevention. Students should make every effort to arrive on time. Late arrivals should be considerate of the class in session and participation in the class will be left to the teacher’s discretion. Students must follow shoe and apparel list in order to attend class!!
We look forward to serving you this dance season!