School Policies

TUITION:

Tuition is due by the 1st of each month payable by cash, personal check, automatic bank withdrawal, or by credit card (a 15% convenience fee will apply). You may also pay by money order. There is a 5 day grace period, but after the 5th of the month a $5.00 late fee will be assessed.

We prefer tuition to be paid in full, per semester. If you would like to make monthly payments instead of paying in full, per semester, click here for payment information. The monthly Tuition Payment Per Family is based on Hours Taken Per Week. Monthly Payment is NOT decreased or increased for short or long months, or for holidays.

Payments should be mailed to: Festival Dance Academy, University of Idaho, 875 Perimeter Drive MS 2403, Moscow ID 83844-2403

CALCULATING TUITION:
Add up the total hours of classes being taken and click this link to find your monthly payment. NOTE: Two 3/4 hour classes are charged as 2 hours a week.

REGISTRATION:

The registration fee is $25 per each person/child registering and must accompany each registration form. The registration fee is non-refundable. Dancers are registered for the entire year. All back tuition and fees must be paid in full in order to enroll and participate in any dance class, performance, or the spring recital.

ADDITIONS TO or WITHDRAWAL FROM CLASSES:

When a student makes a change in enrollment, either by adding a class or by dropping one, or by withdrawing from a course, please let the office know. To ensure your classes are changed, call the office or send an email to katie@festivaldance.org with "This is an Add/Drop/Withdrawal" as the subject line. We always strive to keep our class lists correct. Failure to let us know that you are no longer attending a class will result in your being charged for the class. If you have any questions about your account or enrollment status please do not hesitate to contact us.

CLASS WITHDRAWAL & TUITION REFUNDS:

In the case of withdrawals (other than for injury or severe illness), notification must be received BEFORE the 5th of the month. Non-injury/illness withdrawals received after the 5th, will be charged for the current month’s tuition. All other situations, in which a refund might be warranted, shall be decided on a case by case basis by the Executive Director.

CLASS OBSERVATION:

Parents are welcome to observe classes during our two Observation Weeks – the first full week of November & March. All other classes are closed for observation. This policy is for the benefit of your child. A distraction-free class provides the best atmosphere for learning. Parents are also invited to attend the Holiday Open House Programs in December. If a parent has a particular concern and would like to observe a class, special arrangements can be made by calling us.

CONTACTING TEACHERS:

Although we encourage students and parents to discuss any concerns about a class with the teacher, it is not always convenient for teachers to talk at length between classes. To respect teacher’s privacy, we ask that you call the Moscow office and we will have the teacher call you.

RECITAL FEE:

The cost for our recital fee is $25 for each course that the student is registered, up to $100 per student. This fee covers the technical costs, facility rental and costume needs for the Spring Concert. Admission to the recital is free!

SNOW DAYS:

We DO NOT ALWAYS close for school snow days. When public schools are closed either call the office 883-3267, check the homepage on our website, or listen to KRPL, KOZE, or NPR to see if we are closed. We try to schedule make-ups for classes cancelled during the year, however, if a class is cancelled for weather related circumstances, the Executive Director will decide based on a number of factors, whether the class will be made up. We DO NOT close for public school in-service days.

CANCELLED CLASSES:

If we have to cancel class for whatever reason, we can contact you via email. To make this possible it is very important that we have your e-mail address, so PLEASE fill out your e-mail address on your registration form legibly. Help US keep in contact!

ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY:

The Festival Dance & Performing Arts Association affirms the right of all its clients, participants, volunteers, employees and members of its Board of Directors to be treated with respect and to be protected from any harassment and/or discriminatory behavior. Harassment or discriminatory behavior is any conduct that creates a hostile or threatening environment. Harassment or discriminatory behavior includes, but is not limited to, comments, name calling, physical contact, or other behavior that intentionally demeans a race, age, color, physical appearance, religion, national origin, creed, ethnicity, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, or physical/mental disability of an individual or group.

ANTIDISCIMINATION POLICY:

It is the policy of the Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association (FDPA) to be an equal opportunity employer, to seek, employ and assign the best qualified personnel, and to provide equal opportunities for their training and promotion. To this end FDPA will not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, or physical and/or mental disability.

TARDY & ABSENT POLICY:

Students over 10 minutes late may not be allowed in class. The warm up period at the beginning of class is of vital importance to the student’s physical & mental well being. All student’s should be picked up no later than 10 minutes after their class has ended. This is not only a courtesy to the teacher, but also necessary to insure the safety of your child. We are not responsible for children who are not in class. No refunds or financial adjustments are made for missed classes by the student.

BEHAVIOR:

All teachers, staff, students and parents will be treated with respect. Any student who is repeatedly disrespectful, rude or hurtful to any teacher, staff member, student or parent will lose the right to take classes at the Academy. In addition, any parent who is repeatedly disrespectful, rude or hurtful to any teacher, staff member, student or parent will be asked to leave the premises and they and their children may lose the right to take classes at the Academy. No refunds will be given to any family asked to leave for behavioral reasons.

PRIVACY:

Information Disclosure - We do not rent, sell, or trade any personally identifiable information about you to third parties. Examples of personally identifiable information include: names, e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, age, phone numbers, account information and the like. For certain occasions, we request personally identifiable information from you in order to better identify your needs for class placement, contact and emergency contact information, and safety.

ANTIBULLYING POLICY:

Bullying of any kind will not be tolerated.

Festival Dance Academy deems “bullying" as any gesture or written, verbal, graphic, or physical act (including electronically transmitted acts – i.e. internet, cell phone, personal digital assistant (pda), or wireless hand held device) that is reasonably perceived as being motivated either by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression; or a mental, physical, or sensory disability or impairment; or by any other distinguishing characteristic. Such behavior is considered harassment or bullying whether it takes place on or off school property or at any Festival Dance-sponsored function.

“Bullying” is conduct that meets all of the following criteria:

  • is directed at one or more pupils;
  • substantially interferes with educational opportunities, benefits, or programs of one or more pupils;
  • adversely affects the ability of a pupil to participate in or benefit from educational programs or activities by placing the pupil in reasonable fear of physical harm or by causing emotional distress; and,
  • is based on a pupil’s actual or perceived distinguishing characteristic such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression; or a mental, physical, or sensory disability or impairment; or by any other distinguishing characteristic, or is based on an association with another person who has or is perceived to have any of these characteristics.

Festival Dance Academy expects students to conduct themselves in a manner in keeping with their levels of development, maturity, and demonstrated capabilities with a proper regard for the rights and welfare of other students, school faculty and staff, volunteers, and contractors. Failure of any student, parent, caregiver, or associate thereof to adhere to our antibullying policy will result in them being asked to leave the premises and loss of the right to take classes at the Academy. No refunds will be given to any family asked to leave for bullying or behavioral reasons. For resources go to: Bully Police

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