Policies & Procedures



Tuition covers a minimum of 30 weeks of lessons for the full year. All classes are scheduled more than 30 weeks for the year to accommodate for any weather closings, emergencies or class cancellations for any reason; Make-ups for classes will only be scheduled if the year falls below 30 weeks.

Auto Pay: This agreement states that you are authorizing Studio Detroit Dance Center to automatically deduct payments from the bank account or credit card of your choice on a monthly recurring schedule. Payments will be processed on the 10th of each month. For any reason if payment is declined there will be a $15.00 service charge immediately added to your account. If you need to change CC/bank information we require a two weeks notice for change of payment on the account. Failure to change within the two week time period will result in a decline of payment and a $15.00 service charge that will be added to your account. If you choose to have another form of payment for a specific month payment will be due by the 5th. Failure to pay by the 5th will result in a $15.00 late fee.

Late Fee: A late fee will be added to your account on the 11th of each month that tuition is late. If no payment has been made by the 15th of the month an email will be sent to the parent name registered on account to make an arrangement to pay unpaid tuition. Students with delinquent accounts of 30 days or more will not be able to attend class until full payment is made. Accounts must be paid in full to participate in the recital or to register for a new dance season.

Tuition Withdrawal:  Tuition will continue to be charged on the 10th of each month until the studio has received a cancelation form.  (located at front desk) Suspending the auto pay program will automatically un-enroll your student from classes and any unpaid fees will be charged to the card you have listed on file.

There is no tuition proration, refunds, or credits for any classes missed during the year.ALL TUITION AND FEES ARE NON TRANSFERABLE and NON REFUNDABLE.


Studio registration fees are due at the time of registration. Breakdown is as follows:

  •  Annual registration fee:  $25.00 per family

  • Winter Showcase fee: $40.00 per student

This fee includes: Showcase costume and any additional accessories. 

Due date for Winter Showcase fee is November 16th, 2019. 

  • Spring Recital fee: Fee TBD based on enrollment of classes.  

Due date for Recital fee  is April 4th, 2020. 

This fee includes: Recital costumes, additional accessories and one pair of recital tights for each individual student. 

**Costume fees will be required for our Winter and Spring recitals. All fees are non-refundable.


There are no refunds or credits given if a student is absent from class. You are able to make-up classes within the same month if there are any cancellations on the studio's behalf due to emergency weather or building conditions. In the event that your usual instructor is absent, another qualified member of our staff will be available to substitute. If a substitute cannot be provided, either the class will be rescheduled as a whole by the instructor or you will receive a per lesson credit towards your next month’s registration. If you are unable to attend class or will be late please notify us by email StudioDetroit313@gmail.com. Being on time for classes is very important here at SDDC we ask that students arrive at least 10 minutes before class. This time is needed to properly prepare for class (to put on uniform, shoes and settle in).  Attendance can and will affect students’ ability to learn choreography and, upon extensive attendance issues, participate in performances. 

Make-Up Classes

SDDC offers makeup classes to those who provide advanced notice and a request for a makeup class! If your child cannot make it on their assigned day please check the schedule or ask when your student can make-up that class. In addition to either an in-person or phone conversation, please email SDDC at StudioDetroit313@gmail.com with the information of your absence. If a makeup class is requested by the student we will reply letting you know when the student can make-up that specific class type.

Additional Fees

Studio registration fees are due at the time of registration. Costume fees will be required for our Winter and Spring recitals. All fees are non-refundable. Details will be available separately.


Proper uniform and shoes are mandatory at Studio Detroit Dance Center. In order to allow a grace period to adjust to each new season, SDDC requires all students to be in full uniform and correct shoes by October 1st. If students are not appropriately dressed for class, teachers may ask the student to watch class until they are in full dance uniform. Please refer to the uniform policy for any additional information.