NVM Policies

General Rules and Information
  • Please do not enter the dance room or distract dancers while class is in session. The curtains can be pulled in front of the viewing windows if necessary due to distraction.

  • Children should not be left alone at the studio without supervision before or after classes. We ask that Parents/Guardians remain during the class if their child is under the age of 7 or unable to use the restroom without help.

  • Please be respectful of other dancers, parents/guardians, and staff at all times.  Anything to the contrary will not be tolerated, and you may be asked to leave.

  • Students are allowed to have water bottles in the dance rooms. Absolutely no food or other drinks allowed in dance rooms.

  • Classes run from September through the date of the recital in mid June. We do offer summer dance camps separately.

  • We follow the Clinton Public School System for school vacations and most holidays (Note: We do not take off every week day holiday due to maintaining 35 classes in the season for all weekdays. Please refer to the waiver on the parent portal, bulletin board on this website, or the studio closing for the current season). 

  • In case of snow or bad weather, please call the studio, or check our Facebook page or email notifications from us. We DO NOT necessarily cancel classes when Clinton Public Schools have snow days or early releases.

  • It is the sole discretion of the faculty to place students into classes based on their interests, ability, and attitude. This also applies to solos, duos, trios, and competition team classes.

  • We cannot guarantee that siblings will be in the same recital show, or that students in multiple classes will have their dances all in the same recital show. We do our best to make accommodations and minimize conflicts, but nothing in guaranteed. 

  • Tickets must be purchased to watch our recital, including if a student would like to purchase a ticket to watch the show that they are in. We offer a live stream set up on a TV for students who are participating in the show. We generally offer student tickets at a discounted price if they prefer to enter the auditorium before or after their performance to watch. Students and small children who can sit on a parents lap (age 4 or under) are not required to purchase a ticket. 

 

Payment
Registration Fee (annual)
  • $30 per student or $45 per family with 2+ students. 

Tuition
  • We do not prorate tuition after the student has started. Tuition is based on an annual amount of 35 classes from mid-September through mid-June, and thus we do not pro-rate for the last month of classes, vacations, or holidays that NVM closes for (refer to bulletin board for list of NVM closing dates). We also do not pro-rate for absences due to illness or weather closures. See makeup policy below.

  • Students are allowed 4 free makeup classes to remedy absences due to illness and weather closures, and are allowed to take these 4 classes between September and February even if the child does not have any absences. Makeup classes will not be allowed after February. Please email us at least 2 days in advance to schedule a makeup class to ensure there is enough space.

  • Monthly tuition will be posted on the 1st of each month. Everyone is required to enroll in auto pay, but has the option to pay by cash, check, or alternative credit card before the 10th of the month. Any outstanding balances will be charged to the account on file by the 10th of the month. Please ensure you review charges on your account prior to the 10th of the month.

  • If payment is not received on time due to the card on file declining or a check bouncing, a $10 late fee will be applied to the account. If the balance is not paid within 1 week, the student will be un-enrolled from the class and moved to the end of the waitlist.

  •  A $25 charge will be applied to account balances for returned checks.

  • A family discount will be applied as follows: student with highest number of classes will pay full price, each student after that in the same household will receive 10% discount for each class.

Costume Fee
  • Dance Classes

    • Costume Fees (DOES include recital tights this year, but doesn’t include dance shoes (info regarding dance shoes can be found under the dance attire section of our policies page on our website). 

    • $80 for classes ages 3-5, 4-6, 5-7, and Mommy & Me

    • $90 for classes ages 6-8 and above

All dance costume fees are due by November 10, and cannot be refunded after December 10th.

Payment Application
  • Payments received will apply toward the oldest charges on the account balance. For instance, if a payment is received for a costume, but monthly tuition is overdue, the payment will be applied to the monthly tuition first. This also applies to studio events such as outings to see the Nutcracker, competition fees if applicable etc.

 

Dance Attire
  • Hair must be pulled back in pony-tail or bun

  • All classes apart from ballet- non-baggy athletic clothing, no jeans or other non-athletic clothing.

  • Ballet- leotard and tights

  • Dance Shoes:

    • All Competition teams- consult with instructor

    • Ballet- pink ballet shoes

    • Tap- black patent leather tap shoes with buckle (ages 6 and under), levels 1 and 2 black Maryjane style tap shoes, levels 3 and 4 capezio 'tic tap toe' or Bloch similar style.

    • Jazz/Contemporary - start barefoot and consult with instructor if shoes are necessary

    • Hip Hop - new or extremely clean sneakers to start, students will likely need black sneakers for recital. Absolutely NO STREET SHOES

    • Acrobat - barefoot

  • Absolutely no gum, street shoes, or dangling jewelry allowed in class please!

  

Other
  • Lockers are available for rent for $10 for the year as available.  We provide the combination locks to go with the lockers. Please note that Nashoba Valley Movement is not responsible for lost or stolen items.