NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION OPTION. We are thrilled to announce some new and exciting changes for our current dance season including some significant staff changes and increased programming opportunities. If you are interested in attending our studio this year, please note that we now have a new online registration system in place. To view our new Fall Schedule, please click the link on our homepage of this website. Registration continues to be accepted in recreational classes with spaces available.
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT REGISTER AS NEW TO CPSOD if you are a returning student already in our system. Please use the email you have on file with the studio as the username and to hit "forgot password link" to establish a password. Next, retrieve the password from your email and log in to your account with CPSOD.
Studio policies, Pricing, Discounts & Information
Most of our studio registration is now done online through our studio director software system. Registration Link:https://app.thestudiodirector.com/connieparsonsschoolof/portal.sd The direct link to register can also be found on our website homepage at www.cpsod.com
There is a Recreational Dancer fee of $15 (HST incl.) due at registration to ensure your reserved place in class. IDD students pay a $25 (HST incl.) fee to confirm their registration and hold their spot in the appropriate program level. Our New Fall Schedule will be posted online before the start of each season. We prepare this class schedule based on our pre-registration of previously enrolled students and the parent feedback & requests at the end of each current season.
Recreational & Specialty Classes
Dance should be enjoyed by everyone. At CPSOD we believe that our tiny tots deserve the same attention as our advanced dancers. You may choose to dance once/twice a week for exercise & socialization or you may have dreams of pursuing dance as a career. We value all of our dancers equally and aim to help you reach your dance goals. We offer Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, and Specialty Classes such as Broadway, Acro for Dancers, Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) conditioning class, Yoga for dancers, Leaps & Turns, & Pointe training.
Intensive Dance Division
IDD is a program for the more serious dancers and offers several hours of classes on multiple days. Dancers must be placed in the appropriate program level based on age, skill level, and prior dance experience. Auditions &/or assessment classes may be required to place students accurately. BEST VALUE in pricing is definitely the bulk discount offered for taking ALL FIVE (5) CLASSES (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop) For more information please refer to the specific information sheet regarding IDD.
Competition Teams are chosen by audition each year. Competition dancers attend an extra choreography class each week. Competition involvement also involves extra fees for costumes, event registrations, and optional solos/duos/trios. For more information please refer to the specific information sheet regarding Competition Team expectations & commitment.
The Examination Program at Connie Parsons School of Dance is open to ALL students able to participate at the appropriate level. This program is an excellent way to improve skills at an accelerated pace as we follow a set syllabus which is governed and examined by external bodies. For more information please refer to the specific information sheet regarding exam classes.
Combination classes are available to younger recreational students (up to age 12) to broaden their exposure to different styles of dance. Students in a ballet/tap/jazz combo class experience a little bit of everything. These classes offer the greatest exposure to different types of dance for the best value. You pay for the amount of time in the total combination, not the individual classes
PAYMENT & TUITION FEES
*NEW THIS YEAR* – MONTHLY PAYMENTS - Those families who register online with credit card, are now eligible for the MONTHLY auto-pay option. Only accounts which are pre-authorized with a credit card on file can take advantage of this monthly option. If you prefer to pay in person by cash, cheque, or debit and do not wish to keep your credit card information on file, your TERM PAYMENT is due in three, 3-month term installments on September 1, December 1, March 1. Our studio dance season runs for 9 months September to May & includes participation in the annual dance recital (ages 3 & up) held at the Arts and Culture Centre. All Monthly tuition is non-refundable for the month paid. If classes/program is discontinued at any point during the year, one month’s notice must be given. No refunds can be issued on Term Payments once the new term has begun, unless there is an injury or illness that prohibits participation and a doctor’s note is provided. We offer quality dance education at fair prices. Discounts are offered for additional classes taken. Recreational Classes, Examination Classes & Specialty Classes such as Broadway, Acro for Dancers, Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) conditioning class, Yoga for dancers, Leaps & Turns, Pointe, etc., are billed separately on the new sliding discount scale. Combination classes for kids offer the greatest exposure to different types of dance for the best value, because you pay for the amount of time in the total combination, not the individual classes. There is a separate fee structure for our Intensive Dance Program
We have implemented a new *sliding discount scale* for the 2019/20 dance season. First class full price, second class 10% less, third class 20% less, fourth class 30% less, fifth class 40% less. Discount stops at 50% off. This discount scale applies to additional recreational, specialty & examination classes taken. This discount does not include combination classes, IDD programs or competition classes. Siblings will be treated as individual dancers.
Tuition will be charged to your credit card on the 1st of the month through auto-pay. Cancellation of your automatic payment is accepted only in writing and must be tendered at least 30 days in advance of the date you intend to cancel. Any funds collected during that cancellation period will be non-refundable. All payments made by check or credit card on a term basis (3-month term) are subject to a $25 late fee if they are not received prior to the 7th day of the new term. Returned cheques (NSF cheques) will result in a $25.00 handling charge. Students will not be permitted to continue into the next term until previous term fees have been paid in full.
The Dance Recital held at the Arts & Culture Centre in May is the highlight of the year for many students. It provides an opportunity for all dancers to step beyond the classroom and showcase their new skills for family and friends on the big stage. It is a huge confidence booster and a lot of fun. Participation is optional; however, we assume everyone is participating unless we are notified before December 1. Reserved show & rehearsal dates for 2020 are: Sunday, April 26, 27, 28 (rehearsals) AND May 6, 7, & 8 (includes 2 shows).
A non-refundable costume deposit of $50 per costume is due in December before the Christmas break. This ensures participation in the May dance recital. The final costume balance will be due in April. (Completed costs vary from approximately $70-100 per costume). No costumes can be brought home until all costume fees and term fees are paid in full. Costume Deposits will be charged to your auto-credit card account on the dates provided (December 1 for costume deposit and April for the balance – a notice & invoice is always given prior to any charges made). Costume Fees are nonrefundable, even if a student withdraws from the recital. Costumes for competition classes are billed separately, as outlined in the competition team guidelines document. Withdrawal and Refunds: When paying monthly, one month notice is required to discontinue any classes. Withdrawal must be made in writing and will not be accepted verbally. Withdrawal must be done via email and not with the teacher or teaching assistant. All automatic credit card charges will stop after the one month notice period. CPSOD reserves the right to terminate lessons to any student without notice. In such a case a refund for unused lessons will be given. Those who chose to pay per term, are expected to complete the term, as refunds will not be issued unless there is a medical reason and a doctor’s note is provided. The adjustment will be calculated effective the date the note is received by the studio.
Storm Closures: Classes are not rescheduled or refunded if there is a storm. Please note we only close when absolutely necessary. We do not follow the school boards decisions. Please always refer to the studio website and social media channels. Students may make up the class with another, within the same month if they wish.
Make-up Lessons: Once enrolled, students are expected to attend all classes regularly. Students may make up classes missed by attending a similar class in the schedule within the same term. If a dance class is cancelled due to inclement weather, classes will not be rescheduled. As recital time approaches, extra classes are scheduled at no additional charge; consequently, any lost classes receive adequate compensation.
Substitutions: CPSOD reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes. If a teacher is ill and the studio cannot arrange a substitute any missed classes will be made up.
Dance Dress Code: Required dancewear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes. Failure to wear required dancewear to class could result in students being asked to sit out the class. Repeated failure to wear required dancewear could result in termination of lessons. Students are not permitted to wear shoes worn on the street or outdoors, to any dance class. For safety reasons dancers are not permitted to wear jewelry. Long hair must be tied back. Please review the dress code on the website. (www.cpsod.com). Students of Connie Parsons School of Dance will receive a 10% discount year-round at The Dance Spectrum Inc. - Specialty Dance & Activewear Store conveniently located downstairs. (www.dancespectrum.ca )
Holidays & Long Months: CPSOD does not hold regular classes on certain legal and celebrated holidays, including but not limited to Remembrance Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, Canada Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, nor do they offer a discount or refund for classes that would otherwise take place on those days; however, the yearly schedule provides equal classes for all days of the week. Additionally, CPSOD recognizes that some months have different numbers of weeks. Fees are equally divided into 9 payments, regardless of the number of weeks in each month.
Thanksgiving – Monday, October 14, 2019, Remembrance Day- Monday, November 11, 2019, Christmas (2 weeks) – Closed December 20, 2019– January 3 2020 inclusive (re-opening, Saturday, January 4th), Easter (1 week) - Closed Good Friday, April 10 2020 – April 16, 2020 inclusive (re-opening Friday, April 17th), Victoria Day – Monday, May 18, 2020
Parent’s Responsibility to be Aware of Dates and Events: It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of all activities, recitals, extra classes, and dates the studio is open or closed. CPSOD will post all such notices on the bulletin board as well as on social media groups, studio website and emails sent out. It is the parent’s responsibility to regularly check these boards to ensure they are informed. It is the responsibility of the parents or adult students to inform the studio of any credit card numbers, credit card expiration dates, mailing address, email, or telephone number changes.
Care of Students: CPSOD is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Students are not to be left at the studio for excessive time before or after class.
Injuries: Parents, legal guardians of minor students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on CPSOD property resulting from normal dance activity or any other activity conducted by the students before, during or after class time.
Photo Release: CPSOD is hereby granted permission to take photographs of the students to use in brochures, web sites, posters, advertisements and other promotional materials the studio creates. Permission is also hereby granted for the studio to copyright such photographs in its name.
Regular Monthly Tuition Rates 2019/20 Dance Season
Monthly Rate / Per Class
30 Minutes - $40/month
45 Minutes - $50/month
1 hour - $60/month
1 hour 15 minutes - $70/month
1 hour 30 minutes - $80/month
1 hour 45 minutes - $90/month
2 hours - $100/month
*Sliding Discount Scale applies to above classes* - 1st Class Reg Price, 2nd - 10% OFF, 3rd - 20%, 4th - 30%, 5th - 40%, 6th - 50%
IDD (Intensive Dance Divisions) Monthly Tuition Rates 2019/20 Dance Season
Program 1 - 2.75 hours $150/month
Program 2 - 3.25 hours $175/month
Program 3 - 3.5 hours $185/month
Program 4 - 3.75 hours $195/month
Program 5 - 4 hours $210/month
Program 6 - 4.5 hours $225/month
Program 7 - 4.75 hours $235/month
HST of 15% will be applied to all totals.
Combination classes & IDD Programs do not receive additional discounts, as they are already discounted in bulk.
Best Value for IDD is still in the bulk rate for all 5 IDD classes within a program