Studio Policies 

AIDA On Stage Tuition and fees (Sept to May)

  1. Registration Fee

    1. A non-refundable registration fee of $25 per family is due at registration for all full time classes.  ($15 per each additional student) This fee covers, web/parent portal fees, online registration costs and administrative services fees.  

  2. Tuition/Fee Payments

    1. Tuition payment accepted by check, charge or money order.  No cash unless special accommodations are made. 

    2. Families will receive 5% off tuition when enrolling 3 or more students. 

    3. Tuition may be paid monthly, quarterly or annually.  Registration guarantees a spot in your class from Sept.-May.  Tuition is the same regardless of the number of classes in a month.   

      1. Monthly tuition is due by the 1st day of each month and is considered late on the 10th of the month.  ($25 late fee will apply)

      2. Quarterly tuition will receive a 5% discount and is due by the 1st day of September, December, and March.  Late fees will incur on the 10th day of each quarter payment month. 

      3. Annual tuition will receive a 10% discount and is due at registration. 

    4. Autopay option available for credit cards only.  (Additional 2% processing fee)

    5. All credit card payments are subject to a merchant use fee.  (3%)

    6. Non-sufficient funds or returned checks will be charged $25 plus the bank returned check fee.

    7. Any account with 2 NSF charges will be required to pay by money order for all future payments.  

    8. Monthly tuition covers class fees, special events (recital fees will apply), costumes (additional fees may apply) and instructor costs.

  3. Withdrawal Policy
    1. Tuition fees will NOT be adjusted due to missed classes for illness, inclement weather, etc.

      1. Classes missed due to injury, illness or vacation may be made up within four weeks of the absence with prior notice.

      2. Classes cancelled by the instructor will be given a makeup option within the current dance season.

      3. In the event of inclement weather or other condition, classes will be held online.  

    2. Arts Inspired does NOT follow the school system for closings and delays.  

    3. Withdrawal from full time classes requires the following steps:

      1. A written notice must be received 30 days prior to the intended month of withdrawal.

        1. Special circumstances may be discussed with the studio director.

      2. Withdrawal begins on the first day of the full month following the written notice.  

        1. For example: Sally’s last day of class will be Oct. 15.  A written notice is required by September 15. The full month of October is due.  Tuition will no longer be charged beginning Nov. 1.

      3. Absences due to vacation, illness, additional activities will not be excused from tuition.  

        1. A  student who will be out for an extended period but plans to return to class has two options:

          1. Withdraw from class following withdrawal procedure.  Student can return to class if a spot is available, and/or complies with performance/special events policies.  Tuition will not be charged during this time.

          2. Pay tuition during the missed classes to guarantee a reserved spot when they return.  Participation in performance/special events will be contingent on whether the return date complies with the performance/special events policies.   

  4. AIDA On Stage Performance/Special Events/Community Outreach

    1. Arts Inspired offers participants in our Performance Track classes the following performance and community outreach opportunities:

      1. Winter Showcase-

        1. Winter Showcase is an informal mid-year showcase held the final week of classes during the month of December.  Students must attend all classes the month prior to showcase to participate.

        2. Winter Showcase will be held at a special time, in some cases, classes may be combined.

        3. Winter Showcase will have limited seating, each family will receive a limited number of free tickets.  A small reception will follow the showcase.

        4. AIDA will provide costumes to borrow.  Students required to supply base leotard and tights.

      2. Spring Recital

        1. Spring Recital fee/venue and details will be determined by January 1.

        2. Students must attend all classes the month prior to recital to participate.

        3. A limited number of tickets will be included in the Spring Recital Fee.  Additional tickets may be purchased based on seating availability.

        4. Specific details regarding photography, costumes, etc will be given at a later date.  

        5. AIDA will provide costumes to borrow.  Students required to supply base leotard and tights.

      3. Community Outreach event details will be determined at a later date.  (Please note, some community events are not open to public attendance, ie Carillon Assisted Living)

      4. Special Events will be shared with the appropriate classes as they are scheduled.


AIDA Community Arts 

  1. Registration is due for all Community Arts programs. 

  2. Tuition is non-refundable once session begins.  

  3. In the event a course is canceled and an online option is not available, monies will be refunded.  

Studio Policies:

  1. Only registered students may participate in classes/special events/performances.

    1. All registered students MUST have an emergency phone number on file.

    2. Arts Inspired Dance Academy has the authority to make all decisions regarding medical/dental emergencies in the absence of a legal parent/guardian.   

    3. In the event of a major medical/dental emergency, and a parent/guardian or other authorized person is not present, the following procedure will take place in this order:

      1. 911 called and an ambulance will be ordered if necessary

      2. Parent/Guardian will continue to be contacted.

      3. Emergency contact if parent/guardian is unavailable or EMS arrives before a parent/guardian is reached.

      4. In the event of an emergency and a parent or legal guardian is not present, Arts Inspired will have the authority to authorize medical/dental treatment for the participant

  2. Photo/Image Policy

    1. Photo and Video is allowed during open class times, special events and performance.

    2. Arts Inspired and it’s agents or employees, are hereby given permission to use photographs, videos or images of me, of the minor child for use in studio publications including brochures, newspapers, social media and the Arts Inspired website.  

    3. Arts Inspired has the unrestricted right to use and publish photography or video footage taken of me while participating in dance class, performing or in the company of Arts Inspired.  

    4. Any right to royalties or other compensation arising from the use of my photograph is waived.

    5. I agree on my own behalf and on behalf of the minor child named below, to release and hold harmless Arts Inspired and it’s agents or employees from any claims arising from the related use of the photographs.

    6. Arts Inspired has full copyright and authority to publish photography and I agree to the terms listed above.

    7. I understand that if I do not want images of my dependent to be used, I will indicate this in writing and the signed letter will be attached to this document.

  3. Guest Policy

    1. Drop-off/pick up

    2.  All students under the age of 8 will be signed in/out and drop-off/pick up will occur as follows:

    3. Drop off (for inside classes)

    4. Please park in the lot and form a line as marked outside the studio door no more than 5 min. prior to class start time.  (Students will not be allowed in the building until 5 min prior to class time to give us time to clean and prepare classrooms.  NO EXCEPTIONS.)  

    5. A Staff member will escort children to class just as we have always done.  

    6. Please have your child dressed and ready for class when they arrive.  Our restrooms will not be open to family members so please be prepared before your child enters the building.  Dance attire on, (not shoes) and hair done.  We will not be doing hair. 

    7. If your dancer is unable to put on their dance shoes, please DO NOT have them wear their shoes outside.  Instead, please have them put on their ballet shoes and wear a pair of socks over the shoes.  We will help them take off the socks and prepare for class.     

    8. Please limit the items brought to class to a single small bag that contains only a water bottle, dance shoes and street shoes.  No other clothing or items will be permitted.

    9. All students will have their hands sanitized before entering the building.

    10. Pick up (inside classes)

    11. Please park in the lot and form a line as marked outside the studio door no more than 10 min. prior to class end time or when the class before you has completed pick up.  Please DO NOT come into the building to get your child except in the case of an emergency.

    12. Staff will assist students in changing their shoes.

    13. Staff will escort children to be picked up at the front door.  Please listen for your child's name.  

    14. Ages 8 and up students may be dropped off and picked up at the entrance.  Students may not leave the building without  a staff member.


    16. Drop off (for outside classes)

    17. Please park in the lot and wait until prior class is finished.  A staff member will alert you to when it is time for your class to take the field.

    18. Upon time for class to start, please escort your dancer to their “6 ft apart, close at heart” space.  (Students under age 6 will be required to have a parent/guardian stay with them)

    19. When we are dancing outside, we recommend tennis shoes and comfortable clothing.  A water bottle, yoga mat and/or tumbling mat (TumbleFit only)  are encouraged.  

    20. Pick up (outside classes)

    21. At the end of class, students will stay in their assigned space. Staff will call out the parent's name to pick up their student.  Students will not be allowed to leave space until name is called.  


    23. ​In the event of bad weather and we have moved classes indoors, we will pick up and drop off from the car.    Outside classes will be held online in the event of bad weather.  

    24. ​ Additional COVID Info

    25. Water Fountain is closed except to refill bottles.  ​

    26. All students will be required to clean hands prior to entering class.

    27. No shared props/equipment  in classes

    28. We will utilize "6 ft apart but close at heart" 

    29. We will be limiting class sizes to 8 per class.

    30. We will only utilize our large dance room this summer to maintain appropriate distance measures.  

    31. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 please let us know immediately so that we may take the appropriate steps as outlined by the CDC.  

    32. Outreach Protocol Enforced

    33. Any student with high risk symptoms should consider online classes.  

    34. No student that has had a fever or gastro illness or been exposed to anyone with these symptoms within in 72 hours may attend class for 5 days

    35. Any student that has been exposed to COVID-19 or has a family member they have been in contact with may not return to class until the close of a 14 day quarantine.  We are required to inform our families/staff in the event we have a positive case.  We will do so anonymously, but we will need to be informed in the event your child has tested positive.

  4. Expectation for Students:
    1. All students should arrive on time and ready to dance.  

      1. Students should be dressed and ready to begin with shoes on and bag in hand when teacher/assistant arrives.

      2. To avoid disruption and for the safety of your student, if you are late, please wait at the door until teacher invites you in.  

      3. Please take student to restroom before class begins.  Teachers and assistants WILL NOT take students to the restroom or assist in any dressing activities.  (With the exception of shoe change)

    2. All students should refrain from running and horseplay in the dance room/lobby prior to class starting. Students and guests will be asked to leave if they are disruptive.  

    3. No student under the age of 10 will be allowed to leave building without a parent/guardian.

    4. No talking while the teacher is talking

    5. No food, gum or drinks in class. (water in a sports bottle is allowed)

    6. Keep hands to self

    7. Please do not touch the mirrors.

    8. No sitting down in class

    9. No hanging on the bars

    10. Ask teacher before using bathroom or exiting the dance room.

    11. No running in the studio

    12. Students must be dressed in the appropriate attire for their class/age group.  Students inappropriately dressed may be asked to observe class.

      1. To assist your teachers and assistants, please label everything with student’s first & last name.

    13. No street shoes on the dance floor

    14. Dance shoes should not to be worn outside so make sure you have other shoes to come and go with

    15. Gymnastics equipment, ballet barres and other materials belonging are only to be used under the supervision of an INSTRUCTOR or STAFF MEMBER by a registered student.  No exceptions.


Please note that all students must agree to the policies outlined in this policy to register for classes.  

© 2018 by Arts Inspired. PO Box 761 118 E. Jones St. Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526  (919) 285-3177

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