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:

  • Completed and signed registration form

  • Payment of registration fee

  • Costume deposit payment for each class

  • Pre-authorized debit (PAD) agreement signed by the person responsible for payment

  • Cheque(s) or PAD for the entire year (September to June)

Fees & Payments

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

Fees

  • 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 Fees

Registration fees are separate from class fees and dated for the date of registration.

Non-sufficient funds (NSF)

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

Schedule Changes

Schedule changes are subject to a $10 administration fee.

Adding Classes

There is no administration fee to add a class.

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.

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.

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

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

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 Changes

Once registered, if you make a change to your schedule a $10 administration fee will be charged. Your change will be processed once the office receives the $10 administration fee.

Communications

Communicating with the Staff

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Since it is often difficult to communicate with the staff when they are between classes, we ask that you please email us with any questions.

Frequently asked questions:

  • Holding a cheque ($10 fee)

  • Changing accounts

  • Making up missed classes

Studio Notices

Our website is regularly updated with studio information. Many questions can be answered by reading this material. Newsletters are distributed frequently (by email) throughout the year—especially in the Spring leading up to the annual recital. If you are not receiving these notices, please call the studio for an update or visit the Newsletter on our website. Please make sure you are on Allegro's email distribution list, as all information is sent out by email.

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 students agree to perform at Festivals and competitions exclusively with Allegro Performing Arts Centre.  PA Plus students may perform in up to 4 Dance Festivals/Competitions throughout the season, and there are additional festival fees that are billed to families in the Spring. 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 & Allegro's annual Dance Extravaganza. There are also dress rehearsals that will take place before Extravaganza, and 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

Deposits

All students must submit a costume deposit at registration of $60 per student, per class. As this is a deposit only, any outstanding balance will be collected later 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. The deposit is post-dated for October 1 of the current year and goes towards the student’s costume for the recital. Please make this payment separate from your class fee payments.

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.

Classes designated Adult require a costume deposit, but are refundable until January 15. Adults participating in a performance class must determine whether they are going to perform or not by no later than January 15.

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.