POLICIES & FEES

NOTE: Upon registering your student for class, you acknowledge that you have read this information and agree to abide by its terms.

STUDIO POLICIES

While we take seriously our responsibility to protect the health of our students, we also trust parents to understand and accept the heightened risks to you and your family associated with sending your student to classes because of the inherent nature of close contact activities. We trust parents to keep sick children away from class and to ensure that proper testing / quarantine guidelines are being followed before returning to class (view chart below for specifics). We want to foster an environment of safety and mutual respect. Below are a few precautions we ask students/parents/visitors to the studio to follow.

We ask students:

  • Stay home if you are sick and contagious.
  • Sanitize your hands upon entry to the building and occasionally during your stay.
  • Bring your own water bottle to the studio.

We ask parents/visitors:

  • Please do not remain in the foyer/studio room during class.
  • Please do not enter the building when picking up and/or dropping off student(s) (Exceptions are in the cases of students under 8 years old, in which you are required to escort your child(ren) to and from class).

Please 

  • Our main method of communication to parents is via email. In some cases we may use text message, phone call, and/or the GroupMe messaging app.
  • We will use the email address and phone number provided in your Studio Director account. Please ensure that your contact information is correct and notify the studio immediately should your contact information change.
  • Studio Email: office@islandstyledance.com
  • Studio Phone: (801) 785-7208

We observe the same holidays as Alpine School District. If there is no school for Alpine School District, there is no class. Click here for the Alpine School District Calendar.

Holidays observed with no classes held:

  • Friday-Monday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend*
  • Friday-Monday of President’s Day Weekend*
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (first Monday in September)
  • Fall Break (Alpine School District)
  • Halloween (October 31)
  • Thanksgiving Break (Alpine School District)
  • Christmas Break (Alpine School District)*
  • Spring Break (Alpine School District)

We also hold no classes on the following dates:

  • Beehive Dancesport Classic (usually held the third or fourth Saturday in September)
  • Tuesday through Saturday the week of the United States National Dancesport Championships (usually held the second week in March).
  • Thursday through Saturday the week of the Extreme Dancesport Invitational (usually held the third week of April).
  • No Ballroom (team or technique) classes the Monday and Tuesday after the US National Dancesport Championships (March) and the Monday and Tuesday after the Extreme Dancesport Invitational (April). Other program classes will still be held.

*NOTE FOR BALLROOM TEAMS: Team rehearsals are still held on some holidays/holiday weekends and during some school breaks. Please refer to the team calendar for specifics.

Possible studio closures:

  • Inclement Weather Policy: Class prices are calculated to allow ISD to cancel up to two days of classes due to inclement weather per year. In the event that we cancel class beyond the two allotted occasions, we will either schedule a makeup class or issue a credit to your account.
  • Teacher Illness Policy: In the event that a teacher becomes ill and ISD cannot find a substitute, we will cancel class for that day. We will then either schedule a makeup class or issue a credit to your account.

If you need to drop or change a class, please note the following:

  • YOU MUST NOTIFY US OF A CLASS DROP/CHANGE. Please email office@islandstyledance.com to let us know if you are dropping or changing a class. If you do not notify us of a class drop/change, you will be charged and held responsible for paying tuition for that class.
  • If you notify us about dropping/changing a class after your tuition has been paid for that month, no refunds will be given for that month’s tuition. Students are welcome to continue to attend class the remainder of the paid-for month, and then they will be removed from the class roll the following month.

We may drop or change a class in the studio schedule if:

  • The class does not have enough students enrolled (We need a minimum of four students enrolled in a class to carry the class).
RECITALS/CONCERTS:

ISD holds one annual studio recital/concert per program for all dance classes, typically broken up by program (i.e. Ballroom Concert, Hula Recital, Ballet/Jazz Recital). Recital/concert policies are as follows:

  • All dance students are expected to participate in their respective recital/concert.
  • Students will be charged a participation fee and costume rental fee.
    • Participation Fee: $25/student.
    • Costume Rental Fee: $50/student per technique class. (i.e. a student in a Ballroom syllabus technique class and in a Ballet technique class will pay $50 costume fee for each class – $100 total.)
    • Students will not be charged recital fees for classes that do not participate in the recital (i.e. International Ballroom/Latin, Tahitian technique, all tumbling-only classes)
    • Please be aware that there are no refunds for students that decide to not participate in the recital/concert after fees have been paid.
    • ISD cannot always control concert expenses, but we do our best to keep the recital/concert fees low. To help keep these costs to a minimum, we ask parents to volunteer their time to help with the recital/concert in a variety of ways (i.e. helping with costumes, set up, clean up, etc.).
  • Families and friends will need to purchase tickets to watch the recital/concert. Ticket sales vary from year to year, but average between $6-$10 a person. We encourage all students to invite their family and friends to purchase tickets for the recital/concert!
  • Fees and ticket sales from recital/concert help pay for:
    • Facility rental
    • Technician fees
    • Custodial fees
    • Repair/maintenance of studio costumes
SHOWCASES:

Occasionally, ISD may organize a showcase performance for select teams and/or classes. In the event a showcase is organized, students in participating teams/classes may be subject to additional fees depending on the costs associated with organizing the performance (i.e. location rental fees, etc.).

The KYU Test is a once-a-year opportunity for Karate students to demonstrate and test their skills for rank advancement. It is imperative that students do not miss the KYU Test. The KYU Test is scheduled every year in May. KYU Test Fees are detailed below under KARATE PROGRAM FEES.

NOTE: If a student is not ready for the KYU Test, the sensei reserves the right to postpone the student’s rank advancement to a later date.

ISD Dress Code: Dancers must be dressed appropriately at all times.

  • GIRLS:
    • NO crop tops or cut outs – midriff, lower back, cleavage, and undergarments must be covered
    • Shirts or leotards must have at least a one-inch strap
    • When leggings or biker shorts are worn, they must be made of thick, black fabric (non-see-through)
    • If wearing a ballroom, latin, or hula skirt, mid-length biker shorts MUST be worn underneath
    • NO jeans
  • BOYS:
    • NO tank tops
    • NO jeans
    • Midriff, lower back, and undergarments must be covered
  • Please be courteous in using personal hygiene – don’t forget to wear deodorant!

Class Attire:

  • BALLROOM:
    • Tops:
      • Boys – a fitted athletic shirt, t-shirt or polo shirt
      • Girls – a fitted athletic shirt, t-shirt or leotard
    • Bottoms:
      • Boys – athletic pants or Latin pants
      • Girls – ballroom practice skirt, Latin practice skirt, athletic pants, and/or leggings
    • Shoes:
      • All students must wear their proper dance shoes to every class
  • HULA:
    • Tops:
      • Boys – a fitted athletic shirt or t-shirt
      • Girls – a fitted athletic shirt, t-shirt or leotard
    • Bottoms:
      • Boys – athletic pants or athletic shorts
      • Girls – sarong (wrapped skirt) or leggings
  • BALLET:
    • Tops:
      • Boys – a fitted athletic shirt or t-shirt
      • Girls – black leotard
    • Bottoms:
      • Boys – athletic shorts and/or leggings
      • Girls – pink ballet tights
    • Shoes:
      • Boys – black ballet shoes w/ elastic strap or black jazz shoes
      • Girls – pink ballet shoes w/ elastic strap (pointe shoes are only to be worn in the pointe class)
    • Girls hair should be up in a tight bun, braid, or ponytail. Girls with shorter hair should wear a headband to keep hair out of face.
  • JAZZ:
    • Tops:
      • Boys – a fitted athletic shirt or t-shirt
      • Girls – a fitted athletic shirt, t-shirt or leotard
    • Bottoms:
      • Boys – athletic pants or athletic shorts
      • Girls – leggings
    • Shoes:
      • Boys – barefoot, black jazz shoes
      • Girls – barefoot, foot undies, ballet shoes or jazz shoes
  • KARATE:
    • Tops:
      • Boys – Gi tunic (can wear a t-shirt underneath) or athletic shirt or t-shirt if Gi has not been purchased
      • Girls – Gi tunic (MUST wear a t-shirt underneath) or athletic shirt or t-shirt if Gi has not been purchased
    • Karate Belt
    • Bottoms:
      • Boys – Gi pants or athletic pants if Gi has not been purchased
      • Girls – Gi pants or athletic pants if Gi has not been purchased
  • TUMBLING:
    • Tops:
      • Boys – a fitted athletic shirt or t-shirt
      • Girls – a fitted athletic shirt, t-shirt or leotard (must be able to stay tucked in)
    • Bottoms:
      • Boys – athletic pants or athletic shorts
      • Girls – athletic pants or leggings

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Drop-Off / Pick-Up / Parking Policy – Safety is Our #1 Priority!

DROP-OFF / PICK-UP (STUDENTS 8 YRS & YOUNGER):

  • Park in the LONG TERM PARKING zone OR the DROP OFF 8 AND UNDER zone and walk your students TO AND FROM class.
  • PLEASE make sure the teacher knows when your child has arrived / is departing.
  • The DROP-OFF 8 AND UNDER zone may only be used if there is space (without blocking the driveway) and if your car is pulled up right next to the sidewalk. There is only room for two or three cars in this area.

DROP-OFF (STUDENTS 9 YRS & OLDER):

  • DROP OFF ONLY zone on the south side of the building.

PICK-UP (STUDENTS 9 YRS & OLDER):

  • Park in the PICK UP ONLY zone and wait for your students to come out to the car (15 minute limit).

PARK & STAY:

  • Park in the LONG TERM PARKING zone.

PLEASE DO NOT:

  • Don’t park in the middle of the road or turn around anywhere on Main Street. It blocks traffic and the neighbors / Lindon City gets mad.
  • Don’t use the east shoulder of Main Street (the dirt area across the street from the studio) as a drop-off / pick up / parking zone.
  • Don’t park in or block the driveway or in ISD Staff parking spaces. See the map above for reference.
  • NOTE: Infractions against the Drop-Off / Pick-Up / Parking Policy may result in a $200 fine.

CLASS POLICIES

  • Please let us know via email or text message if your student won’t make it to class that day. Please include in the message your student’s name and the class they will be missing.
  • We do not allow visitors in class, however we do allow these exceptions:
    • Parents may sit in on their child’s first class if they wish.
    • Parents of students 8 years and younger can observe the last few minutes of each class through the observation window (or from the foyer) before picking up their student.
    • Parents of students who are not potty-trained must remain within the building so as to respond to a potty emergency as needed. (Students who are not potty trained must wear a diaper or pull-ups during class).
    • We appreciate your understanding, as these policies are intended to:
      • Limit congestion within the studio so as to protect our younger students during the rush between classes and facilitate pick-up / drop-off to their classroom.
      • Eliminate distractions so the students can fully immerse themselves in the learning environment.

STUDENT CONDUCT

  • Students should be dressed appropriately for each class. Dress code and class attire can be found under “STUDIO DRESS CODE / CLASS ATTIRE” above.
  • Students should bring a bag that can contain their personal belongings.
  • Phones, tablets, toys, and other distracting items should be stored in a bag during class time. Electronic devices should be silenced or turned off.
  • Students are expected to behave respectfully during class.
  • Gossiping or physical / emotional bullying is not permitted and may result in temporary removal or permanent dismissal from the class / studio.
  • We ask that students do not engage in unnecessary public displays of affection while in class, at the studio, or at any public activity associated with Island Style (i.e. classes, shows, rehearsals, competitions, team parties, etc.). Generally, we ask that students respect each other and do not engage in any behavior that could make others uncomfortable.
  • No sexual conduct of any kind is allowed in or around the studio, at any studio-related event or activity, or on any trip with Island Style. This also includes texting or using any other social media to send or ask for inappropriate pictures/video or any messages of a sexual nature to ANY of our Island Style students. Students who engage in any type of sexual or inappropriate behavior will be immediately suspended from the studio. Please report any conduct that is outside of Island Style’s policy.

STUDIO FEES

  • You agree upon signing the student waiver at registration that you will enroll your student for the entire term and pay all monthly tuition and fees associated with participation until the end of the enrolled term. Studio terms are defined here:
    • Summer Term: is a period of eight weeks typically spanning the months of June, July, and August. Tuition is pro-rated during the summer term to accommodate busy summer schedules.
    • Fall/Winter Term: runs from September through May, culminating with the annual concert / recitals (for dance students) or KYU test (for karate students). Tuition is not pro-rated during the fall/winter term except when a student is enrolled in the middle of the month – in that case their first month would be pro-rated accordingly.
  • Tuition is due the first week of every month and is considered late after the 10th of the month. A $15 late fee will be charged for unpaid tuition after the 10th.
  • Tuition is a set fee per month, regardless of how many classes are in that month. Class prices are determined for the term, and then divided by equal monthly amounts; therefore, class tuition will stay the same whether there are 2, 3, 4, or 5 weeks (or class sessions) in the month. (For example, September might have 5 class sessions and December might only have 2 or 3 due to Christmas break, but tuition will be the same for each month.)
  • A $25 service fee is charged on all returned checks.
  • Students whose tuition has not been paid for 30 days or more will not be allowed to participate in class (and may be dropped from the class entirely) until either: the overdue balance is paid, or parents contact ISD to make arrangements for a payment plan.
  • If tuition and/or fees are eight weeks late, it is considered delinquent. Island Style Dance Studio, LLC reserves the right to refer to a third-party debt collection agency. In the event any amount(s) are referred to a third party debt collection; in addition to all tuition / fees owed, the participant / student (or their parent / legal guardian if the student is a minor) may be charged other amount(s) allowed by law, (such as interest, court costs, reasonable attorney fees, etc.) and will also be responsible for a collection fee of up to 33% of the principle amount(s) owing as allowed by Utah State Annotated, SEC 12-1-11. The terms of this paragraph shall apply to all amount(s) incurred by the student (if an adult), or by an individual who has legal responsibility for the student (if the student is a minor).
  • No refunds or credits will be given for:
    • Classes not attended
    • Team fees
    • Costume fees
    • Recital / Concert fees
    • Medals Examination fees
    • KYU Test fees
  • Upon registering your student for class, you acknowledge that you have read this information and agree to abide by its terms. You also acknowledge that you understand that tuition / fees can fluctuate from year to year as associated costs to the studio change. Specific program costs are listed below.

PAY BY CHECK

  • Checks can be made out to “Island Style Dance”.
  • Put check in an envelope and clearly label it with student’s name and purpose of the payment so we can credit the correct account (i.e. Michael Scott April tuition or Jimmy John team fee).
  • Place the envelope in the payment box which is located in the foyer.
  • NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT GIVE CHECK PAYMENT TO YOUR TEACHER.

PAY BY CASH

  • Put cash in an envelope and clearly label it with your dancer’s name, purpose of the payment, AND the total amount of cash.
  • Place the envelope in the payment box which is located in the foyer.
  • NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT GIVE CASH PAYMENT TO YOUR TEACHER.

PAY BY CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD (ONLINE ONLY)

  • For your convenience, you can pay tuition/fees using your Credit or Debit Card online through your Studio Director account.
  • The studio accepts:
    • Visa
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • Master Card
  • NOTE: There is a 4% convenience fee for all Credit or Debit Card online payments. This fee is subject to change depending on the cost ISD pays to provide an online payment service option. The 4% convenience fee goes directly to our online service provider – we make no extra money off the convenience fee.

AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS:

  • For your convenience, you can sign up for AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS through your account in Studio Director.
  • The studio accepts:
    • Visa
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • Master Card
  • If you sign up for “auto-pay”, you authorize ISD to run your card on file for your balance due (including monthly tuition and fees). This means all fees associated with your student’s participation at ISD will be automatically charged on their respective due dates unless you either: pay them by cash/check 10 business days before the fee is due, or, contact office@islandstyledance.com 10 business days before the fee is due.
  • Tuition Payments will automatically be charged to your card the first week of the month (generally between the 1st – 5th).
  • You will receive a monthly email notification before we charge your card.
  • If at any point you would like to stop Automatic Payments, send an email to office@islandstyledance.com 10 business days before the next payment is due.
  • If your card declines, you will need to manually pay your tuition before the 10th of the month, or a $15 late fee will be added to your account. (please refer to the late fee policy).
  • NOTE: There is a 4% convenience fee for all “auto-pay”, online and/or card payments. This fee is subject to change depending on the cost ISD pays to provide an online payment service option. The 4% convenience fee goes directly to our online service provider – we make no extra money off the convenience fee.
BALLROOM TECHNIQUE PROGRAM COSTS
  • Monthly Class Tuition: (found on class schedule page)
  • Yearly Registration Fee: $20 per family. Due yearly in September.
  • Ballroom Concert Participation Fee: $25 per student. Due yearly by February 1.
  • Ballroom Concert Costume Rental Fee: $50 per student, per technique class. Due yearly by February 1.
BALLROOM TEAM PROGRAM COSTS
  • Monthly Tuition (found on class schedule page & Ballroom Team Portal)
  • Medley Team Bootcamp: Cost is the same as one month team tuition (not including technique class). Due in August.
  • Ballroom Team Fee (found on class schedule page & Ballroom Team Portal)
HULA TECHNIQUE PROGRAM COSTS
  • Monthly Class Tuition: (found on class schedule page)
  • Yearly Registration Fee: $20 per family. Due yearly in September.
  • Hula Recital Participation Fee: $25 per student. Due yearly by February 1.
  • Hula Recital Costume Fee: $50 per student, per technique class. Due yearly by February 1.
HULA TEAM PROGRAM COSTS
  • Monthly Tuition (found on class schedule page & Hula Team Portal)
  • Hula Team Fee (found on class schedule page & Hula Team Portal)
  • Monthly Class Tuition: (found on class schedule page)
  • Yearly Registration Fee: $20 per family. Due yearly in September.
  • Ballet/Jazz Recital Participation Fee: $25 per student. Due yearly by February 1.
  • Ballet/Jazz Recital Costume Rental Fee: $50 per student, per technique class. Due yearly by February 1.
JAZZ TECHNIQUE PROGRAM COSTS
  • Monthly Class Tuition: (found on class schedule page)
  • Yearly Registration Fee: $20 per family. Due yearly in September.
  • Ballet/Jazz Recital Participation Fee: $25 per student. Due yearly by February 1.
  • Ballet/Jazz Recital Costume Fee: $50 per student, per technique class. Due yearly by February 1.
JAZZ TEAM PROGRAM COSTS
  • Monthly Class Tuition: (found on class schedule page & Jazz Team Portal)
  • Yearly Team Fee: (found on class schedule page & Jazz Team Portal)
  • Monthly Class Tuition: (found on class schedule page)
  • Yearly Registration Fee: $20 per family. Due yearly in September.
  • Gi (Uniform): $50 with belt. $45 without belt. Pays for items ordered + shipping. Due upon initial enrollment and whenever a new gi is needed.
  • KYU Test Fee: $15. Pays for the new belt they will receive at the KYU Test + shipping. Due yearly by March 1.
  • Monthly Class Tuition: (found on class schedule page)
  • Yearly Registration Fee: $20 per family. Due yearly in September.