Registration Manual

Everyone must read and agree to the contents of the Registration Manual to complete registration and begin classes.

Registering for Class

A student is considered registered after we have received the following:

Fees, Payments & Deposits

Dancers are only permitted to participate in their class when all fees and payments have been submitted to the office.

  • Although class selection can be completed online, payment must be submitted in person or by mail
  • All fees are payable by cash or cheque—sorry, no debit or credit cards
  • Registration fees, festival fees and costume deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable

Cash Payments

Cash payments for classes will be accepted in two payments:

  • 50% payment due September 1
  • Balance due by January 1 of the following year

Registration Fee

The annual registration fee is $30 for an individual student or $40 per family.

  • Registration fees are separate from class fees and dated for the date of registration
  • Registration fees are non-refundable
  • Please be prepared with all of your payments on registration day

Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF)

All failed payments are subject to NSF fee of $25. The NSF fee can only be paid with cash.

Class/Schedule Changes

Schedule changes are subject to a $10 administration fee. Changes are processed upon receipt of the fee.

Drop-In Classes

  • Classes up to one hour: $15 drop-in fee
  • Classes exceeding one hour: $25 drop-in fee

Adding Classes

There is no administration fee to add a class.

Costume Deposits

Costume deposits are $70 per student per class.

  • The deposit must be submittted at time of registration
  • The deposit must be post-dated for October 1

As this is a deposit only, any outstanding balance will be collected in the Spring. If the cost of the costumes comes to less than the deposit, the balance will be refunded. Typically, costumes run from $90–110 each.

Costume deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable, with the exception of Adult class costume deposits.

  • Costume deposits for classes designated Adult are refundable until January 15; the date at which performance class participants must determine whether they are going to perform in Recital or not

Classes

Dancers are only permitted to participate in their class when all fees and payments have been submitted to the office.

Timeliness

Students who are more than 15 minutes late for a class will be allowed to participate in that class at the discretion of the teacher. We ask that students be picked or dropped off no more than 15 minutes before or after their class. Allegro cannot be held responsible for supervising students before, in between or after class.

Missed Classes

It is up to the student to communicate with the office if a class will be missed. It is also the responsibility of the student to take a make-up class within two weeks of the missed class. Please talk to your teacher regarding the appropriate make-up class to take. Refunds or discounts are not given for missed classes. Doctor's notes will be taken into consideration.

Withdrawal from Class

Please understand that once registered, a student is registered for the dance season. You may withdraw from any or all classes until November 30 with one month's written notice, or the equivalent of one month's fees. After November 30, it is expected that dancers will remain in their class(es) for the duration of the dance year (class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable). Any remaining monthly payments will continue to be processed by Allegro upon withdrawal after November 30.

Please note that you must give one month's written notice to the receptionist on or before the last day of the month. Teachers are not responsible for forwarding this information to the office, therefore simply informing your teacher that you are withdrawing from a class will not be accepted as notice.

Class/Schedule Changes

Class/schedule changes made after registration are subject to an administration fee.

Drop-In Classes

If anyone would like to try a class, they are subject to a drop-in fee. If the dancer signs up for that class, the drop-in fee will be credited to their class fees for the same month the drop in was taken.

Communications

Newsletters are published online and sent out by email. Please make sure you provide your email address when you register.

 

Recital

Every class in the studio participates in the year-end Recital and their dances are rehearsed at their regular class time (note: some adult classes opt not to participate). There are also dress rehearsals that will take place before Recital, and attendance is mandatory. Students should have parental supervision during the dress rehearsals. Allegro is not responsible for supervising students before, in between or after their performance and rehearsal. If you take more than one class, you may participate in more than one recital.

Festivals & Competitions

Performing Arts (PA) Plus and Peninsula Young Performers (PYP) students agree to train exclusively with Allegro Performing Arts Centre. Due to the scheduling conflicts that are bound to arise, PA Plus and PYP dancers are not permitted to perform at Festivals and Competitions, or do continuous training with, other studios or companies other than Allegro and PYP.

PA Plus students may perform in up to four Dance Festivals and Competitions throughout the season; there are additional festival/competition fees that families are responsible for paying. Festival fees are paid in advance by Allegro on behalf of each student. If you withdraw from a Festival class after the Festival fees have been submitted by Allegro, you will be required to pay your Festival fees. Festival fees are non-refundable.

PA Plus students also perform in PYP and Allegro’s annual Dance Extravaganza; dress rehearsal attendance is mandatory. Students should have parental supervision during all dress rehearsals and performances. Allegro is not responsible for supervising children before, in between or after their performance and/or rehearsal on stage. Young dancers should have a parent or guardian with them. If you take more than one class, you may participate in more than one Extravaganza.

Costumes

All students are subject one costume deposit per student per class. Costume deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Once your costume has been ordered, you will be responsible for purchasing it. For 3 to 5 year olds who do not settle into classes and withdraw from class by the end of September, the October through June fees will be returned with your costume deposit.

Note: some teachers opt to purchase their costumes from a clothing store.

Costume Sewing

Some sewing may be required to complete a costume and to save you money. We hire local, professional seamstresses to sew our costumes, or they are ordered from a professional costume Company. Once your costume has been ordered, you will be responsible for purchasing it.

If you are interested in sewing costumes, it is a good idea to sew for your child's entire class so that the costumes will be exactly the same. Please email or phone us if you are interested in sewing!

Jewellery & Valuables

Absolutely no jewellery is to be worn in class, with the exception of small stud earrings only.

Allegro is not responsible for any articles left behind or misplaced at the studio or in the change room.

Photography

Student photos may be used for educational or promotional purposes in any type of media including our website.