Student Handbook

Student Handbook

Tuition


Rates
Tuition is due by the 1st class of each month.  A tuition reminder e-mail will be sent to you prior to the start of each month.  Please verify the information in the tuition reminder e-mail and update any change in your contact information upon receipt of the e-mail.

There is NO pro-ration of tuition and all tuition is non-refundable.

Fees


Initial Registration Fee:
A $40.00 registration fee applies to all new students.  For students who continue to attend class(es) every month, this will be a onetime fee.

Initial registration fees will be waived for siblings of existing students.

Re-Registration Fee:
A $40.00 re-registration fee applies to each student who discontinues classes at Angela Van School of Ballet for 2 months or more.

Reservation Fee:
A $20.00 reservation fee applies to each student who discontinues classes at Angela Van School of Ballet for 1 month during the school year (September to June), due to an emergency or vacation, etc.

Summer Vacation:
A $20.00 reservation fee applies to each student who cannot attend classes during the school’s Summer Session (July to August), so as to reserve his/her spot for the subsequent Fall Session.

Late Tuition Fee:
A $10.00 late fee will apply to tuition turned in after the 7th of each month.

Returned Check Fee:
A $15.00 fee will be charged for all returned checks.

Referral Credit:
A $10.00 credit will be applied to your next tuition payment for each friend that you refer to Angela Van School of Ballet who registers for classes.  Thank you for sharing your experiences of the school with your friends and family!

Trial Class:
Trial class is a placement class for a new student.  Please call or e-mail Ms. Angela to schedule a trial class.  The fee for a trial class is $15.00.

Drop-In Class:
Paying for classes based on a drop-in rate of $20.00 per class is only available to students who cannot attend the regularly appointed number of classes in a month due to an emergency or other difficulties.  This is not a standard payment option.  Please contact Ms. Angela to arrange for drop-in rate payment.

Absences:
Students who miss a class due to illness or a conflict with a major exam, etc. are welcome to make up the missing class by attending another class within the SAME month.  Please contact Ms. Angela to schedule a make-up class.

Dress Code


Classroom:
Please keep your ballet shoes clean.  DO NOT wear them walking outside on the pavement or elsewhere outdoors.  Doing so brings dirt into the classroom and is unhealthy for students.  NO street shoes are allowed inside the classroom.

NO food or drink allowed in the classroom.

Parking Lot:
As required by the City of Fremont, please:

DRIVE SLOWLY – For safety, keep your speed within the parking lot comparable to walking speeds (approximately 10 MPH or less).

DO NOT park in handicapped parking spaces.

*Violations of the law will be reported to the police department.

Late Pick Up:
Please plan to arrive before your child’s class ends.  For students who are not picked up within 10 minutes after the end of class, a service fee will be applied of $5.00 per each additional 5 minutes that the student is picked up subsequent to 10 minutes after the end of class.  Please call Ms. Angela if you are stuck in traffic or running late due to an emergency.

Parent Observation:
During the last class of each month, parents are welcome to come inside the classroom to observe and take video/pictures of your child.  During observation classes, please TURN OFF the volume on your device to avoid distractions to the students.

At other times, please either wait in the lobby during your child’s class or come back before the end of class to pick up your child.  During regular, non-observation classes, the taking of videos or pictures is not allowed.

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Exam:
The RAD exam is usually held in the month of March.  Details will be sent to each student through e-mail.  All RAD exam students are responsible for the payment of all RAD exam expenses required by the school before the deadlines.  RAD exam fees are non-refundable.

Annual Dance Recital:
The Annual Dance Recital is usually held on the weekend following the last day of the school year (per the Fremont Unified School District).  All RAD exam students and competition members are required to participate in the recital.  Recital fees and costume fees are non-refundable.

School Policies


Classroom:
Please keep your ballet shoes clean.  DO NOT wear them walking outside on the pavement or elsewhere outdoors.  Doing so brings dirt into the classroom and is unhealthy for students.  NO street shoes are allowed inside the classroom.

NO food or drink allowed in the classroom.

Parking Lot:
As required by the City of Fremont, please:

DRIVE SLOWLY – For safety, keep your speed within the parking lot comparable to walking speeds (approximately 10 MPH or less).

DO NOT park in handicapped parking spaces.

*Violations of the law will be reported to the police department.

Late Pick Up:
Please plan to arrive before your child’s class ends.  For students who are not picked up within 10 minutes after the end of class, a service fee will be applied of $5.00 per each additional 5 minutes that the student is picked up subsequent to 10 minutes after the end of class.  Please call Ms. Angela if you are stuck in traffic or running late due to an emergency.

Parent Observation:
During the last class of each month, parents are welcome to come inside the classroom to observe and take video/pictures of your child.  During observation classes, please TURN OFF the volume on your device to avoid distractions to the students.

At other times, please either wait in the lobby during your child’s class or come back before the end of class to pick up your child.  During regular, non-observation classes, the taking of videos or pictures is not allowed.

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Exam:
The RAD exam is usually held in the month of March.  Details will be sent to each student through e-mail.  All RAD exam students are responsible for the payment of all RAD exam expenses required by the school before the deadlines.  RAD exam fees are non-refundable.

Annual Dance Recital:
The Annual Dance Recital is usually held on the weekend following the last day of the school year (per the Fremont Unified School District).  All RAD exam students and competition members are required to participate in the recital.  Recital fees and costume fees are non-refundable.