Policies

AGREEMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS      (Download the PDF version here)

Tuition and Payments:

See Tuition Rates page for pricing details

Tuition is prepaid monthly and due by the 5th if we have a credit card on file, or the 1st if we do not have a card on file. Payments may be made through our online invoice emails or a check dropped in the tuition box at the studio. Due dates remain the same regardless of how payments are made or when students are present at the studio. Late payments will result in an immediate hold of contract and removal of student from the studio schedule. Student will need to pay a fee of $10 in addition to full month’s payment due in order to reinstate lessons/classes, and missed lessons/classes may not be credited or refunded. If on the Annual or Trimester plan and Student is not reinstated within 30 days of late payment due date, the remainder of the contract amount will be immediately due in full whether or not student re-enrolls.

HSMT uses Square.com for secure automatic credit card processing. Lessons and classes will be pro-rated for the first month of joining. Studio vacation weeks will be built into monthly schedule and lessons/classes missed during vacation will be made up during months with 5 weeks.

Group Classes are automatically on the Monthly tuition plan.

Private Lesson Students pay for 4, 16, or 48 weeks of lessons depending on which tuition plan they are on. Please see tuition plan descriptions for more details.

Attendance, Make-ups and Reschedules:

Private Lessons: we offer makeup lessons for missed private lessons as long as student provides HSMT with 24 hours’ notice via email or SMS. This is the only way we will accept reschedule requests. Reschedule requests are the responsibility of the Student. If the Student is too sick to attend their lesson, HSMT must be notified no less than 2 hours before the lesson in order to receive a makeup lesson credit. If there is a medical emergency, a written note from a doctor can be substituted for advance notice, and a makeup lesson will be credited. Otherwise, Student will still be charged the full amount for the missed lesson and will not be made up.

Makeup lessons must be requested through an email or SMS to reschedule@hustonschoolofmusic.com or the request will not be considered valid.

Classes: Group class students may attend a comparable class any time to makeup a missed class. Some makeup classes may require approval from teachers. Students should tell teachers when coming to a makeup class os they can mark attendance. Group classes will not be held during studio closures and also on specific holidays – see Important Dates page for more information.

Occasionally, a teacher may request a reschedule for an important musical event or personal matter. HSMT supports teachers in the field and encourages professional development while respecting Students’ lesson and class time. Requests will be made in a timely manner and if reschedule isn’t possible, an HSMT approved substitute teacher will be provided.

In the cast that 60 minute or 45 minute Group Classes are not fully attended on any given week, class may be shortened as follows:
1-2 students = 30 mins;
3 students = 45 min class

 

Dress Code:

Dancers need to arrive to class dressed properly — hair tied back, shoes, leotard etc. No baggy clothes that will prevent the instructor from seeing the body alignment. It is also important mentally for the dancers to be dressed properly. Just as you would not arrive to swimming class in school clothes, you should not arrive to dance in play clothes. Dancers arriving to class in inappropriate or revealing clothing will not be permitted to dance that day. Dress code applies to dance classes – please see below for class requirements

Ballet: Leotard, tights/leggings, ballet shoes, hair in clean bun or ponytail away from face
Jazz: Leggings, dance shorts, crop tops, jazz shoes – no loose fitting clothing
Tap: Leggings, dance shorts, sweats, tap shoes

Cancellation:

All cancelations for month to month students must be submitted in writing by the 25th of the month in an email to cancel@hustonschoolofmusic.com Please Note: If written notice is not received by the 25th of the month, you will be billed and responsible for following month’s tuition.

Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability:

I (we) despite all reasonable precautions implemented for safety, am (are) fully aware of and appreciate that severe injuries, including permanent paralysis or even death, as well as other damages and losses associated with participation in the programs or activities at Temecula Dance Company (HSMT) can occur in sports or activities including, but not limited to, dance, gymnastics, and tumbling. I (we) knowingly and willingly assume all such risks. Being fully aware of these dangers, I hereby give consent for my child(ren) to participate in any and all HSMT programs. In consideration for my child(ren’s) participation, I (we) hereby for myself and my child(ren) and our respective heirs, executors and administrators, COVENANT NOT TO SUE and FOREVER RELEASE HSMT, the owners, operators, directors, officers, employees and other members of HSMT from personal injury or accident of any sort or nature suffered by my children or me (us), the undersigned, by reason of participation or membership in classes, lessons or any programs or activities of HSMT including those resulting from acts of negligence. I also assume all medical expenses for the aforementioned child or myself, who may be the result of any injuries sustained while training at, or performing for HSMT. Further, it is affirmed that sufficient insurance covering all such injuries and damages shall be in full force and effect throughout the program or it’s equivalent throughout the child’s/parent’s dance participation.

Medical Authorization and Release of Liability:

In any event of an accident or emergency I hereby authorize my child to be transported to a hospital for medical treatment and I hold HSMT and it’s representatives harmless in the execution of such. Additionally, I hereby agree to individually provide for all medical expenses which may be incurred by me or my child(ren) as a result of any injury sustained while participating at or for HSMT. I, the minor’s parent or legal guardian, understand the nature of the activities my child will be involved in at HSMT and the minor’s experience and capabilities, and believe the minor to be qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such activities. I hereby release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and agree to indemnify and save and hold harmless each of the releasee’s from all liability claims, demands, losses, or damages on the minor’s account caused or alleged to be caused, in whole or in part by the negligence of the “releasees” or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations. I further agree that if, despite this release, I, the minor, or anyone on the minor’s behalf makes a claim against any of the releasees named above, I will indemnify, save, and hold harmless each of the releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss liability, damage, or any cost that may occur as the result of any such claim.