Class Placement / Leveling
Placement and leveling decisions are derived from many years of teaching expertise. At EDA, we offer full class curriculum and skill sheets for all Elite levels; students are evaluated upon exiting each class. Placement is highly individual, and not all dancers will progress at the same rate. If you have questions or concerns your dancer's class placement, please schedule an appointment with the dance director.
Student Drop Off / Pick Up
Parents must pick up their children immediately after class. EDA is not responsible for children left alone after class. Parents are requested to pick up children under 12 inside the studio; at no time are students permitted to wait for pick up outside. LATE PICK UPS: Any parent past 5 minutes late for pick-up will incur $1.00 per minute late pick-up fee that will be charged immediately to the credit card on file.
At EDA, we want our families involved in all progress and daily happenings at our school. We offer Closed Circuit Television of all classrooms that will be broadcast in the comfort of the lobby. Dancers are encouraged to use the “dancer's den” for homework and snacks. Cubbies are also available for easy and accessible storage of dance bags and shoes.
Holidays – Class Cancellations
Families will be notified in advance of any scheduled Holiday breaks. A current schedule can be found on our website at all times. In the event of class cancellations due to weather or teacher unavailability, the studio will notify via email, facebook, or phone. If EDA is forced to close due to a state-of-emergency, EDA will utilize e-learning for dancers to be able to participate in a remote class.
Classes are closed to visitors, as we believe students learn more without in-classroom distractions. Each classroom is equipped with a viewing window for easy access to watch your child dance, however, teachers reservce the right to close the view window curtains if they observe a class-wide attention problem.
**COVID19 ADDENDUM: PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR DANCER TO CLASS SICK (EVEN A COLD). DANCERS WHO HAVE HAD A KNOWN COVID19 EXPOSURE WILL BE MADE TO DANCE VIRTUALLY FROM HOME FOR 14 DAYS. EDA WILL BE WATCHING OUR LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS, AND ANY DANCER WHO ATTENDS A SCHOOL WITH AN OUTBREAK WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO DANCE VIRTUALLY FOR 14 DAYS.**
- Good attendance is critical in learning the art of dance. Please try to be present for every class. A minimum attendance standard is required at EDA:
- Any student missing more than 1 class per month is subject to re-casting / removal from choreography / demotion to lower class levels
- Any student missing more than 4 classes from February – June may be removed from sections of showcase choreography, which will be up to the teacher's discretion.
- Four class tardies will = one class absence.
- Please do not bring your dancer to class sick! All absences due to illness are excused.
Any student missing a class is able to make-up their absence in any other class of the same dance form; no refunds or credits will be given for classes missed. Elite level dancers are required to make-up any classes missed. Please contact the front desk to schedule an appropriate make-up class time. If EDA must close for inclement weather, state of emergency, teacher sick-day, etc, dancers have the entire season to make-up class hours missed. EDA does not credit or refund tuition for missed or cancelled classes.
All students at EDA are expected to demonstrate good behavior, integrity, and consideration for themselves and others at all times. Any student not following these guidelines will be subject to disciplinary actions, and a parent conference will be scheduled. The studio reserves the right to dismiss any student that shows inappropriate behavior, or upsets the harmony of the classroom and school.
EDA is committed to providing a safe, caring and respectful environment for all students and strictly enforces a prohibition against bullying, including cyber bullying. Bullying can take many forms, and can occur in any setting. Bullying can include, but is not limited to, name calling or threatening, social alienation, spreading rumors and physical aggression. Any student demonstrating any types of bully behavior will be immediately asked to leave the school.
Print out the full policy handbook here
Tuition and Payments
View our tuition chart here (.pdf)
Registration Fees: Each family will be charged a non-refundable $40 registration fee.
Tuition: Dance tuition is based on an 10 month fee (Aug-May), not weekly. Monthly payments will be Auto-Drafted on the 1st of each month to the Visa/MasterCard/Discover card on file. If the card on file is not in working order, the account will be charged a $25 late fee and classes will be suspended until payment is made. Tuition is not pro-rated for months that include Holiday Breaks; EDA splits the yearly tuition into 10 equal payments for your convenience. Last tuition payments will be May 1 of each season.
Methods of Payment: All accounts MUST HAVE a Credit or Debit card on file. You may make a payment on your account before the 1st of the month if you would like to pay by check, different card, or cash. Any account with a balance due will be Auto-Drafted on the 1st for the full balance due.
Withdrawals / Refunds: All class withdrawals must be submitted in writing by the 15th of the month. Any withdrawal notice received after the 15th will be charged for the next month's tuition. EDA FOLLOWS A STRICT NO REFUND POLICY! NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS ON MONTHLY TUITION, SEMI-ANNUAL TUITION, ANNUAL TUITION, SUMMER CAMP FEES, OR COSTUME/PERFORMANCE FEES ALLOWED! We also do not credit for classes missed by the student if the studio was open and available for class. Due to Recital Preparations, any class withdrawls received after the 1st of February will be responsible for paying the remainder of the Season, as the spot held by the dancer will not be able to be filled by a new student at that time.
Any EDA student may request private lessons. Please consult with your desired instructor concerning scheduling. Private lesson fees are $35/30 minutes / $45/45 minutes / $60/60 minutes.
All Dancers participating in the end of the year Showcase will be required to purchase a costume for each class enrolled.
Costume fees are due Oct 1st / Nov 1st, and Performance Fees due January 1st.
Wee/Petite/Tiny Elite $70
Youth Combo $80
Elite Levels $90
**SOLO AND VARIATION COSTUMES WILL BE PRICED SEPERATELY**
Performance Fees: All students $100 (Due January 1st)
**Performance Fee Includes: 1 recital t-shirt, 2 free show tickets**