School Policies

Pennsylvania Dance Institute reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes. Please refer to the tuition/policies sheet for detailed information.

STUDIO CLOSINGS: If Pennsylvania Dance Institute needs to close due to inclement weather there will be a specific message on the answering machine. There will be a message by 2 pm for afternoon and evening classes and by 9 am for morning classes. We do not follow any specific schedule when it comes to closing. Please call if the weather is at all questionable.

CLASS OBSERVATION: Parent Observation Weeks are scheduled once in the winter and once in the spring. If a parent/guardian feels it is necessary to observe a class at a different time, please arrange it with the desk staff prior to the day of the class. We look forward to having you in the studio to see the progress your child has made.

REGISTRATION AND RELEASE FORMS: All students/parents must complete the registration and release form before they are allowed to take classes. Registration fees and tuition must be paid at the time of registration.

STUDIO ETIQUETTE:  Students are expected to behave respectfully and courteously in class and follow studio policies at all times.  Should a student not comply, the parent will be notified and a conference will be scheduled with the teacher and director to discuss the problem.

PRIVATE LESSON POLICIES: Absolutely no makeup lessons will be given for lessons missed unless the absence is due to serious illness and a 24-hour notice has been given. Make-up lessons will be limited to 2 per teaching year. No refunds are given for missed lessons. School activities such as ski trips, band trips, sports games, and holidays do not qualify for make-up lessons.