All tuition and applicable fees will automatically be charged to a card placed on file at time of enrollment and on the 5th of the month thereafter. By enrolling, you give permission for Mercury Academy of Dance to charge tuition and all applicable fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Tuition is non-refundable.
Tuition will be charged regardless of attendance. Tuition for each billing cycle is based on the overall average of weeks within a season and IS NOT prorated for Holiday Breaks/Weather Closures. For more information please see our Studio Policies.
To reserve a spot in our 2019-2020 Season classes tuition MUST be paid upon enrollment and is non-refundable. If payment is not received within 5 days of enrollment your student will be dropped and required to re-enroll.
Accounts with a remaining balance after the 5th of the month will be charged a $10 Late Fee. A second Late Fee of $15 will be charged on the 20th if a balance remains. Card information can be updated online or by contacting one of our administrative staff.
To withdrawal, a withdrawal form must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the next billing cycle in order to avoid further charges. You may submit your withdrawal form online or in person to one of our administrative staff.
All students are invited, but not required, to participate in the MAD annual recital. This is a fully staged, costumed, professional quality dance program showcasing our students’ performance skills as well as our teachers’ choreography. Students participating in recital will pay Performance Fee of $35 in addition to a Costume Fee of $65.00 per class (please note that this does not include the cost of tights or shoes).
Any unpaid Costume Fees will automatically be charged with tuition on January 5th. Costume fees are NON-REFUNDABLE*. All students are assumed to participate in recital unless the studio has been notified otherwise.
*Failure to notify administrative staff of non-participation in recital prior to or withdrawal from class after the Costume Fee due date will result in an automatic charge of ALL applicable Costume Fees.
If a child enrolls in a class after costumes have been ordered, eligibility to participate in recital will be determined by our ability to acquire a costume before the performance date. If it is determined that a costume will be available, Costume Fee must be PAID IN FULL at the time of enrollment.
We request that students carefully observe our dress code. Dancers are required to have the correct shoes within 3 weeks of entering a class.
It is up to the discretion of the instructor whether or not your child will be allowed to participate in class if they attend without proper attire. Repeated failure to comply with dress code may result in dismissal from class without refund.
Dress code attire can be purchased at Mercury Academy of Dance. View the full Dress Code policies here.
Consistent attendance is required. If you miss two consecutive weeks of a class without notification of our administrative staff, you may be dropped from class with no refund. Refunds for long-term injury will not be issued if you fail to notify the MAD Administrative staff promptly. Classes begin to work on recital choreography as of January, at which point attendance is essential. 4 or more excused absences between January and June are grounds for removal from recital without a refund of costume fee (See recital costumes). Unexcused absences will not be tolerated. Absences will only be considered excused if the MAD Administrative Staff is given PRIOR notice of the absence (while informing an instructor of an absence is appreciated, a MAD Administrator must be notified in order for the absence to be considered excused). Whether or not an absence is excused will be at the discretion of the MAD director (examples of excused absences include academic activities, family vacations, and illness). Students who have incurred an injury but still wish to participate in recital must attend class in order to observe.
All excused absences are given a Make-Up class, available until the end of the season in which the student is currently enrolled. Make-ups can be made in any dance style and do not have to be the same style as the cancelled class. Students should make up in the same level or within one level below or above their regular class. Prior experience in other styles should be considered when deciding on the appropriate make-up level for alternate styles. Please notify reception prior to your make-up class. MAD does not issue refunds due to one-time class cancellation or student absence.
During class, if a student complains of being ill or sustains an injury and cannot participate, the instructor will send or escort them to the MAD front desk, where the parents will be notified by phone if not on the premises.
We will not hold class when Cherry Creek School District or its after school activities are cancelled due to inclement weather. Parents will be notified of any weather related cancellations by email and/or text. We make a strong effort to inform our families of any cancellation decisions before 2PM.
All classes are subject to cancellation, with full refund, if minimum student registration is not met. While we try our best to avoid changes in schedule, dates and times of all classes are subject to change at the discretion of the director.
All students should arrive at least 5 minutes before their class begins. All dancers must sign in at the MAD receptionist’s desk upon arrival. Those that are in pre or basics level classes will need to be signed in by a parent.
Any student arriving more than 10 minutes late will not be admitted into class, for his/her safety and to avoid class disruption. Please arrange for a make-up class if you expect to be very late. Exceptions will be made only if pre-approved by the instructor. Chronic late arrival may be grounds for dismissal from class without a refund.
MAD staff is not responsible for supervising students outside of the classroom or before/after scheduled class times. Students who need supervision should not be dropped off more than 10 minutes prior to class and must be picked up promptly following class – please remember that we are a dance academy and not a daycare! For those students who attend our last classes of the evening, please be sure that their ride arrives on-time as we close the studio promptly upon completion of classes.
Parents of Pre and Basics Level students are responsible for making sure their children use the restroom before class. If the need arises during class, parents of those children who are not yet able to use the restroom without supervision must stay on the premise in order to assist their child. Junior and Teen level dancers must use the restroom before or after class.
Parents, friends, or siblings are not allowed to enter the classroom during regular class time. Family and friends are allowed to stay and take advantage of our viewing windows, but we ask that they do not try to communicate with students, interrupt class, or distract students in any manner. Those who are unable to adhere to this policy will be asked to leave the viewing area.
Food and drinks are ONLY allowed in the lobby area. NO GUM allowed in class. Water bottles are allowed in studio and are highly recommended as instructors do not allow for water breaks.
Cubbies are available throughout the studio for students to store their belongings. Cell phones are not allowed in studio; the checking of cell phones during class is only allowed in emergency situations. Such situations must be cleared by the instructor before class. Cell phones and other recording devices are not allowed out in the bathroom changing area.