Attendance & Payment Policies

DSA Attendance & Make-up Policy

Private Students are expected to attend each scheduled lesson within the year. There will be only two make-up lessons allowed per year. The teacher should have at least 36 hours notice for non-emergencies for you to be eligible for a make-up lesson. Please contact your teacher as soon as possible if you are unable to get to your lesson due to illness or other unavoidable problems. Dance students may attend another class of the appropriate age and skill level. Classes will be held on Monday holidays unless indicated on the schedule.

DSA Payment Policy

Once your child has been registered for one of our classes, we consider that an agreement that you are planning to attend for the whole eight or nine month season. We have developed a convenient payment schedule to accommodate both electronic payment and cash/checks.

Credit Card Payments:
Registration and payment of Registration Fee and first month tuition is expected when classes start. Registration Fee is payable upon registration and will be billed annually. We offer monthly credit card tuition payments. Registration including input of your credit card information will be done solely online by you. Your credit card will automatically be billed on or around the 10th of the month. You may access the online payment from www.dbc.org/schoolforthearts as well as from your parent/student portal.

Cash/Check Payments:
Registration and payment of Registration Fee and first month tuition is expected when classes start. Registration Fee is payable upon registration and will be billed annually. When paying with cash or by check you must pay for the full session completely. We do not accept monthly payments for cash/check payers. A fee of $25 will be assessed for any checks that are returned as non-sufficient funds. If other payment arrangements are needed they must be made through the DSA office on a case per case basis.

DSA Withdrawal Policy

If you desire to withdraw from DSA, you must make your request in written form to your teacher and to the DSA Coordinator, Clanaé Tarrance at . Your monthly billing date is the 10th of each month, so if your withdrawal notice is given before the 10th of the month, then we will prorate that month’s tuition based on the student's class attendance. If the withdrawal occurs after the billing date, then you will be held responsible to pay the full month’s tuition. Refunds will be determined on a case by case basis. Dance Costume fees and/or class material fees will not be refunded.

DSA Photo/Video Policy & Release

As you know when students work on lessons and participate in special events, we often have many great photo/video opportunities. We would like your permission to use photographs/videos taken during class time, special events or celebrations to post internally in classrooms, hallways, for teacher education, and as a historical record.

Also, DSA promotes our school on our website, using color brochures and other types of promotional materials. When photographs/videos are used for promotional purposes, students are never identified by name. All photos used for promos will be available for the student or the student's parents to review upon request.

In addition, students and parents reserve the right to request that any photography/video not be used for promotional purposes. Please send a written notice of your dissent to the DSA Coordinator, Clanaé Tarrance at Otherwise it will be understood that as a student or a parent/guardian of a student, you hereby consent to the use of photographs/videotape taken during the course of the school year for promotional and/or educational purposes (including publications, presentation or broadcast via newspaper, our DSA website or other media sources). Moreover, you do this with full knowledge and consent as well as waive all claims for compensation for use, or for damages.