Our mission at Dance Du Coeur Sugar Land Dance Studio is to provide our community with the opportunity to learn and practice dance in a safe, clean, healthy and state of the art facility as well as receive top instruction from highly trained professionals who are uniquely creative, current, and passionate about dance. Learning to dance is much greater than learning steps and movements, it’s also about fostering a sense of artistry and expression. We strive to develop and sustain a love and appreciation for performance art through dance and a common respect for each other. Most importantly, we teach and encourage dancers to “dance from the heart”.
“To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak”- Hopi Indian Saying
Dance Du Coeur Sugar Land Dance Studio Policies:
1. Studio Environment
We want dancers to LOVE coming to Dance du Coeur and to feel comfortable in our studio environment. But, we also want to instill a sense of discipline and respect in our students, as this is part of proper dance etiquette. Students are expected to display good behavior, present a positive, “can do” attititude, and show respect for their teachers, the director, and each other. These expectations also translate into rules pertaining to attendance, appearance, dress, hair, and healthy habits including food choices.
Punctuality and regular attendance are mandatory. Refunds or discounts are not given for missed classes, but make up classes are offered if requested.
Attendance is taken at the beginning of each class. Written notice must be given to the director one month prior to dropping a class.
B. Hair and Dress
Dance students should wear their hair away from their face, in a bun, braid, or pony tail. Booty shorts or fitted Capri pants with dance tops, OR tights with leotard are the required attire for all classes except hip-hop and tap. T-shirts and shorts are permitted in these classes. Hip hop students should wear comfortable street wear with clean sneakers. Advanced Ballet may wear colored leotards. Theater/Mime students should wear comfortable street wear, barefeet, socks, or clean sneakers.
Food and drink (except water in a water bottle) are not permitted in the studios. Students may eat healthy snacks in the break room. A full sized refrigerator and a microwave are available for use if students wish to bring a healthy snack to eat during breaks. Please, clean up after yourself. Candy and “junk food” are not permitted.
2. Lobby Rules
Parents and guests are allowed to observe dancers through the viewing windows, but should not tap on the glass or distract the students while they are in class.
The lobby should be kept quiet and clean. Siblings or younger children are not permitted to play in the lobby or outside on the balcony.
Dance Instructors should only be approached before or after class. If the instructor has another class to teach, parents should kindly email the instructor or director with their questions or concerns.
Parents and guests must stay in the lobby. They may not go into the studio rooms to get their dancer as the teacher will dismiss them into the lobby after class.
3. Break Room Rules
Dancers may use the break room in between or before classes to rest, do homework, or have a snack. Dancers should ask permission from a teacher or the director to use the break room so that it does not become overcrowded or too noisy. It is important that students refrain from making noise in the break room so that others have the benefit of a quiet environment to do their homework.
4. Studio Room Rules
A. Dancers should not wear their dance shoes outside, nor should they wear their street shoes onto the dance floor.
B. Try to get arrive ten minutes early to class in order to stretch.
C. When you enter the dance studio room, be ready to dance! The teacher wants to use every minute of available time teaching!
D. No gum in the studio rooms.
E. No food or drinks (except water) in the studio rooms
F. Do not touch the mirrors or windows
G. No “horse play” in the studio room.
A. Tuition is due on the 1st business day of each month. We request that tuition is paid through our autodraft system with link to your credit card. Our autodraft processes the first week o each month. A $25 NSF fee will be added to declined accounts. If you pay by check, the payment is due on the 20th day of the prior month. A $25 late fee will be assessed after the 25th day. Checks are to be made out to Sugar Land Dance Studio. Students will lose their enrollment if tuition is delinquent for more than 45 days. They may re-enroll but will have to pay a new registration fee.
B. Monthly Tuition is based on the total number of classes taken during the studio year (mid August through mid June) and divided by ten, so therefore it is the same every month, regardless of the month and holidays. No refunds are given for missed classes, no exceptions. If the studio cancels classes due to weather, “make-up” classes will be offered before the year end. Again, tuition will not be refunded or discounted due to emergency closures.
Most classes are one hour, except ballet which is 1.5 hours. Classes are are offered once per week and the tuition below is based on a monthly rate.
Monthly Tuition Rates:
1 hour - $75
1.5 hours- $90
2 hours - $115
2.5 hours - $135
3 hours - $150
3.5 hours - $210
4 hours - $250
4.5 hours - $295
Unlimited classes - $300 per month
Company members get unlimited dance classes.
Students from the same family are given a 10% discount. No discounts are given for students in Company or who are on the “unlimited plan”.
Private Lesson fees are determined by the private instructor and may range from $40 to $60 per hour.
C. Registration is $50 per student and $75 per family. A student is not enrolled in a class until the registration fee is paid. Registration is free to the first 25 students each year!
D. Withdrawal Policy: There is a two-month minimum for all classes. If a student wishes to withdraw, they must give one-months written notice to the director.
All students are encouraged to participate in the recital at the end of the year. The recital will be held in the first week of June. In addition, students who are in the recital must attend recital rehearsals and class photography sessions (photo purchase is not required).
A. The Recital Fee is $75 per student. For siblings, the fee is $60 per student. Recital fees are due by April 1 and can be paid by check or credit card. Each student/family gets five tickets for guests. Additional tickets may be purchased for $10 each. Seating at the recital is first come, first serve. There are no refunds of recital fees, no exceptions.The recital will be held in the latter part of May or beginning of June. There will be two recitals and you will be informed which one your child will be performing in. Company members will be performing in both recitals.
The costume fee is $80 per costume with payment due December 15. There are no refunds of costume fees, no exceptions. Students are responsible for alterations to costumes that do not fit well.
7. Studio Dismissal/Termination
The studio may dismiss a student and cancel their enrollment for non-payment or an excessive number of late payments, disregard of the studio rules and policies, abuse or theft of property, or behavior/actions that cause a disruption or compromise of service to others.
Dance du Coeur Sugar Land Dance Studio LLC is not liable for injuries sustained on the studio premises. Parents, adult students, and legal guardians of minor students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained at the studio.
9. Studio Rental
Only students enrolled at Dance Du Coeur or approved groups may rent studio space and they must reserve the room ahead of time. A studio reservation book is at the front desk. Contact the director for prices. Company members and students on the unlimited plan may rent the studio at no charge as long as they reserve the room in advance.