Studio Policies and Registration
$35 per dancer
Tuition is calculated on an annual basis, with the parent/guardian choosing whether to pay annually, quarterly, or monthly. All accounts must be in good standing with a zero balance before we will allow a dancer to re-enroll next season.
As all tuition is calculated on an annual basis; we do not pro-rate for any reason. However, we will have additional practices leading up to recital, a performance, or competition that you will not be charged for.
Should you elect to pay your tuition in monthly installments, then those payments are due on the 25th of each month in advance of the following month’s classes. We utilize auto draft/debit for all tuition payments. Please complete our auto draft form, found at the studio, and return it to the front desk.
Solo Lesson: $30 per hour
Block of 4hrs: $100 (save $20)
Duo/Duet Lesson: $25 per dancer per hour
If you need to cancel a private lesson, please do so 24 hours in advance.
Private lessons are not refunded if they are forgotten or canceled the day of.
These fees are for solo or duo dancers who want to perform a number at recital or at a competition. This fee covers music editing and the instructor's choreography time outside of the studio. This fee is due 2 months after the 1st private lesson is booked.
Choreographed Solo: $95
Duo/Duet: $60 per dancer ($120 total)
Freestyle Solo (Clogging): $25
Short Duo/Duet: $20 per dancer ($40 total)
Closures Due to Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, the studio will follow Gwinnett County School System's closings, unless otherwise specified. If you are unsure of canceled classes due to ice or snow, you can check our Facebook page, your email, or you can call Merm at 678.617.6095
Students in ALL classes are required to wear specific attire and shoes to class. Click the link below to see a detailed list of what is required. All of the required items are available to purchase through the studio for your convenience!
A student's age is a basic guideline for class placement. Often times, other qualities are put into consideration such as: strength, maturity level, enthusiasm, focus level and technique. It is not uncommon for dancers to stay in the same level class for 2-3 years. We appreciate you for trusting our professional decisions and for understanding that we have your dancer's best interest in mind.
*PLEASE NOTE that if a dancer over the age of 7 would like to participate in jazz or contemporary, they must be enrolled in a ballet class.*
Student Behavior & Policies
Only water is allowed in the studio. No gum, candy, food, or soda should be taken into the studio room. Parents are allowed in the studio room when invited in by the instructor or studio owner. Students should not enter the studio more than 15 minutes prior to their class time and should also be picked up promptly after class. Consistent attendance and effort is very important for the best results and benefits.
This fee covers the cost of our venue, trophies, staff, music license, lunch, snacks, and water the day of recital, insurance for the event, and a recital t-shirt. ($90) Recital is highly encouraged for all dancers who enroll at SSOTA (adult dancers excluded). If Recital Fees are not paid, you will forfeit you or your dancer's spot in recital. All other fees paid will not be refunded. You must tell us by January 30th if you or your dancer will be participating.
There will be extra rehearsals to prepare as a studio for our annual recital -
Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 10am-12pm (normal dance attire)
Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 10am-12pm (normal dance attire)
Friday, May 21, 2021 from 5pm-8pm (DRESS REHEARSAL - ALL COSTUMES REQUIRED)
Each dancer will have one costume per class. We try our best to keep costumes affordable. They will range from $40-$70 per costume and your dancer will wear it in the recital and in some performances throughout the season.
Studio Closing Dates for 2020-2021 *subject to change*
September 7, 2020 | Labor Day
November 23-27, 2020 | Thanksgiving break
December 21 2020-January 3, 2021 | Christmas break
April 5-9, 2021 | Spring break
May 23-August 8, 2021 | Summer break
May 22nd, 2021 | Held at Brenau Theater on the Square in Gainesville, GA
Please read this agreement before signing registration forms. This pertains to the potential for exposure to and infection from the Covid-19 virus that may be present in or around Studio School of the Arts.
We have very strict and thorough social distancing and sanitation practices in place that are in accordance with the CDC. Please review the following with your dancer and inform him/her that these guidelines will remain in effect until further notice and that all students are expected to adhere to them at all times.
1. The studio is regularly and thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.
2. We sanitize the classrooms and lobby between each class.
3. Our students are assigned seats in the lobby and spots on the dance floor to assure proper distancing.
4. Everyone is required to remain at least six feet apart at all times.
5. We have hand sanitizer outside of each classroom and each dancer is required to use it before going into the room.
6. Street shoes may not be worn inside the building.
7. Only dancers and staff are allowed inside the building.
8. If anyone is sick, they must stay home!
It is important to note that, regardless of our strict protocols, there are no guarantees that your dancer will not become infected, and these protocols are in no way intended to create an assurance of safety from contracting Covid-19. Owners and directors make no representations, guaranties, covenants or warranties about the safety of your dancer while a student at our studio. By signing this agreement in our registration forms you are acknowledging and agreeing that neither the owners, directors, teachers, or student teachers have made any verbal or written assurances regarding risk from exposure to or contraction of Covid-19.
Parent/Guardian agrees to inform the staff at Studio School of the Arts immediately if a dancer comes into direct contact with, exhibits symptoms of, or tests positive for Covid-19. However, failure of the owners and staff of Studio School of the Arts to give notice of knowledge of or reports of instances of Covid-19 does not create liability. Instances of Covid-19 may not be known to the owners or staff of Studio School of the Arts and may unknowable due to medical privacy considerations as well as asymptomatic carriers.
Owners, directors, teachers and student teachers have no liability from exposure to or contraction of Covid-19 due to attendance in regular classes, competitions, recitals, performances, practices, class parties, or any other function or activity arising from enrollment at Studio School of the Arts.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners, directors, teachers and student teachers of Studio School of the Arts from any and all claims, losses, personal injuries, property loss, or damages to your family that may arise from enrollment in regular classes, practices, attendance at competitions, performances, class parties, or any other function or activity in which you and your dancer may participate.