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 are expected when classes start. A non-refundable 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 are expected when classes start. A non-refundable 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. Registration fees, 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.

DSA & COVID-19:

At Dunwoody School for the Arts (DSA), we are taking proactive steps to safely re-open our facilities for our students, their families, and our staff. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (online resources: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus), you can take steps to protect yourself, and others from the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The CDC advises:

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Recent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19.
  • The virus can also survive on surfaces and spread to individuals who touch those surfaces.
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

With that in mind, DSA will take the necessary precautions as to the safety of its facilities, staff, students, and visitors and we ask that all staff and attendees join us in this effort. 

While there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, there are a few things you can do to keep DSA and our community healthy. The CDC, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Georgia Department of Health all advise:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer. Look for one that is 60% or higher alcohol-based. Avoid making your own hand sanitizer. If made incorrectly, it can burn the skin.
  • The CDC recommends that you reduce close contact with others by practicing physical or “social distancing." This means staying at least 6 feet apart from an individual, wearing a face mask, avoiding large groups, and/or staying home as much as possible.
  • Clean and disinfect your home, as usual, using regular household cleaning sprays or wipes.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Stay home if you are sick or are experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms listed. Please stay home if anyone in your home is sick or exhibiting any of the symptoms listed.

IN CONTEMPLATION OF THESE GUIDELINES, ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS, ON BEHALF OF DSA ATTENDEES AND INDIVIDUALLY, MUST SIGN OUR COVID-19 WAIVER AND MUST INFORM DSA OF ANY CHANGES OF CIRCUMSTANCES FOR THE CHILD OR THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN. IF THE PARENTS AND GUARDIANS HAVE ADDITIONAL INDIVIDUALS BRINGING THEIR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE AT DSA, THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HAVING THOSE INDIVIDUALS ALSO SIGN OUR COVID-19 WAIVER. please email us at  to request additional waivers.

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