Bingfei Ballet Studio Policy (Shall agree upon taking classes)
For all students attending classes at our studio:
1. General Studio Information
a. Leave personal items only in the bar area. There is ample space for your belongings to be safely stowed. No bags or coats are allowed on the floor as they may become a tripping hazard to dancers. Bingfei Ballet does not accept any liability for your personal belongings.
b. No street shoes are allowed on the floor, as the outside dirt can damage the surface of our floor and create sticking or slipping hazards to those dancing on the floor. Bring your dance shoes separately to change into when you arrive.
c. No food, drink, or chewing gum on the floor during class or during breaks – see the above note about sticking and slipping hazards.
d. Smoking and pets are prohibited on our premises as prescribed by local, state and federal laws.
e. Dress code: Any comfortable clothing that allows for movement
f. Dancing is physical exercise – you participate at your own risk and it is your responsibility to consult your physician to confirm your fitness capabilities before beginning any dance lessons. A doctors’ note may be required to begin a class if you have special physical concerns, or to return to activity after an absence from class due to injury, illness, or during pregnancy. Always make your teacher aware of any physical limitations or concerns that you may have.
2. Arrival and Attendance
a. Class will start promptly at the designated time. Arriving a bit earlier to change your shoes and prepare yourself for class is suggested.
b. Arriving late to class can be disruptive to other students, distracting to the focus of a learning atmosphere and difficult on the groups’ progression in learning. If you arrive later than 15 minutes past the start time of class, it is up to your teachers’ discretion as to whether or not you will be allowed to join the class on the floor, or be required to only observe.
c. Notifying us of missing a class, or if you are running late is an appropriate courtesy. Please call to 410-812-3989 let us know your circumstances.
d. Parking is accessible and available in the parking lot located in front of the dance studio. It is a student’s responsibility to abide by all local parking regulations and fees. Bingfei Ballet accepts no responsibility for vehicles, or any and all fines accrued as they relate to parking or any and all costs as it relates to accidental damage.
3. Etiquette & Conduct
a. Private videotaping of group classes or Bingfei Ballet shows is strictly prohibited. Videotaping of private lessons or in some limited circumstances for parents of children may be allowed. Approval must be obtained from Bingfei Ballet teachers and management prior to any videotaping.
b. No Cell phones allowed on the floor. Please make sure cell phones are turned to a non-disruptive ringing mode during class. If you must take a call during class, you may excuse yourself and take calls in our vestibule.
c. If for any reason you need to leave the premises during a group class, please notify your teacher so we will not spend time either waiting on you or trying to locate you. You may leave the floor during class for a bathroom break when necessary without notifying your teacher
d. We are thrilled to meet the many diverse personalities that join our school and truly believe that every individual’s personality should be allowed to shine. That said, anyone who is expressing a difficult, overly negative, inappropriate or disruptive attitude will be dismissed from any class at any time at the teachers sole discretion.
e. If you need to speak with your teacher regarding any aspect of your dancing, please make an appointment. Our teachers have very full schedules while they are teaching at the studio, so unexpected conversations can be difficult to accommodate. We will be happy to give you our undivided attention via phone call or personal meeting at a time that is scheduled specifically for you.
4. Registration, Withdrawals or Class Changes
$30 registration fee will be applied to all new students' account and is due before class.
a. All tuition is non-refundable & non-transferable. Initial Registration should occur prior to the start of class. You will be required to fill out pertinent documentation and make payment before attending any classes.
b. Classes are non-transferable. Missed classed are not pro-rated or redeemable for cash.
c. If for any reason you decide you would like to withdraw from a group class, you must provide a notice in writing to the management office. All tuition is non-refundable & non-transferable.
d. Changing into a different group class can be done only through the joint authorization of the teacher whose class you are leaving and the teacher of the class you would like to join.
e. Should there be any cancellation or changes to your regularly scheduled class time, we will do everything possible to notify you via phone and email contact information that you have provided to us. Additionally, all class changes and cancellations will be posted on our website at www.bingfeiballet.com. You are responsible to take note of your class changes to mitigate your inconvenience.
f. Should Bingfei Ballet cancel a class (very rare) this will result in the dance course session being lengthened to include the originally planned amount of hours for the dance course. Refunds or credits will not be given.
g. Class Cancellation . For any class that has enrollment less or equal to 6. Class will be cancelled and might be combined with same level class with proper notification.
5. Payments, Discounts and Refunds, Credits
a. We accept cash, check. A $30 bounced check fee will be charged for all returned checks. A cash discount may apply to some services offered. For credit card payment, there are no fee for transaction that are under $100, for transaction amount great than $100, there will be a 3% fee.
b. Initial down payments for first time dance courses must be made prior to the start of the dance course. Full payment must be made no later than the first day of the dance course session.
c. Existing dance course students should be prepared to pay for their next session of their dance course on the last class of the finishing session, but no later than the first class of the new session.
d. Any payment made after the 1st class of the session for any dance course will be subject to a late fee. This fee will accumulate weekly until full payment is made. A student may be dismissed at any time from a dance course due to lack of payment.
e. Family discounts are given to those who have a family member attending the same, or any dance course at the studio. The term “family member” is defined as a spouse, child, or sibling. The second family member will have $10 discount and each subsequent family member will have a $15 discount. This applies to group classes only.
f. Refunds and Credits: Classes will not be pro-rated for your absences planned or unplanned. Credits and refunds may be issued under limited circumstances. Requests for such must be made in writing and approval is at the sole discretion of Bingfei Ballet management.
6. Private Lessons
a. Private lessons with Bingfei Ballet/Dancetec teachers are by appointment only.
b. All private lessons must be pre-paid.
c. Options to purchase a discounted package of private lessons may be available – ask your teacher for details.
d. Private lessons are non-transferable and are provided only to the intended student. Additional students may not in join a private lesson.
e. We have 24 hour cancellation policy. Payments are not refundable and the lesson cannot be rescheduled if less than 24 hour notice of cancellation is given. If more than 24 hour notice is given, we will do everything possible to reschedule your lesson in a timely manner.
7. Competitions and Events
Bingfei Ballet has a specific schedule of competitions and performance events that we attend each year. A student’s participation in such events is determined by their teacher.
a. Any student deemed prepared to perform does so at their own risk and must sign a release form.
b. Deadlines for turning in appropriate forms and payments must be met in order to participate in any outside competition or event. Students turning in late forms or late payments will not be allowed to participate.
Bingfei Ballet does everything possible to avoid excessive fees and keep costs as reasonably low as possible. It is our goal to make such events both fun and affordable for students to be able to participate.
8. Definition of Free Trial Class
We are pleased to offer free trial class to all dance enthusiasms, and if you are not satisfied about our quality, profession and teaching method, you are welcome to walk away without any charge. And if you decide to take our classes, the fee of the trial class will be included in your account.
Bingfei Ballet reserves the right to add, change or amend any of the above policies and rules.