Annual Program Policies

REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2018-2019 season will open on June 12, 2018 for returning students and June 13, 2018 for new students.

PLACEMENT

Student class placement is based on the evaluation and not prior level. Placement is determined at the discretion of the evaluators and directors.

Registration is required before attending placement. Placement in appropriate/required levels will determine if the dancer will continue in all classes selected. If the level requirement is not met after placement, students may not be able to continue in certain classes.

Please view our Schedule page for placement dates and times.

Placement class is NOT necessary for beginner students, those under the age of 7, and anyone enrolling in beginner level classes. Beginner students may register for any (age appropriate) Beginner, Beg/Int, or All Level (AL) classes. Most of these beginner level classes take place at our 65th St. location.

If your class requires placement, it will be noted on the schedule and also when you register.

If your student has dance experience but you are unsure of his/her level, register for the class titled “Ballet Int-Adv Placement” and/or “Jazz Int-Adv Placement” (for ages 7-18) Your student's level will then be determined by attending placement class.

Both new and returning students are required to attend placement if his/her class requires it. 

TUITION FEES

View our Tuition page for most up-to-date tuition prices and discounts.

  • A 5% discount is given to those making annual payments at the time of registration.
  • If you select the monthly payment plan, payments are auto billed on the 1st of each month.

If you dancer drops a class or the program after October 19, you will be charged for the following month's tuition. You must notify the CTP staff via email at ctp@bwydance.com (W45) and/or w65info@bwydance.com (W65). If no notification is given when dropping classes, YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENTIRE TUITION PAYMENT.

No refunds, for any reason, will be given after October 19, 2018.

Taking annual classes at both locations?

  • We will honor the tuition discount if your dancer is taking annual classes at both locations. The discount will be applied to the location at which your dancer is taking the fewest classes. 
Late Fees

If tuition payments are not received by the 15th of the month, a $40 late fee will be added to your account balance.

Payments

All payments will be set to Autobill on the first of each month.

We accept Mastercard, Visa, or American Express for online autopay.

Registration Fees

There is a $50 registration fee for all NEW students

Showcase and Costume Fees

View our Calendar to see due dates for Showcase and Costume fees.

Showcase and Costume fees will be posted to your account in November-you may log onto your account to pay fees anytime up to December 1, 2018.

If you’re on the Annual or AutoPay plan, these fees will be drafted on December 1, 2018.

Payment plans for costume fees can be made available to those registered in 4 or more classes. You must contact ctp@bwydance.com before December 1, 2018 to be set up on one of those plans.

CLASS SIZE

The average class size has 18 students. We must have a minimum of 7 registered students in order to hold a class.

Occasionally, classes may exceed 18. These are generally in our more advanced levels for older students. Classes for ages 3-6 years have an average class size of 15 students.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Our annual program is a 32-week commitment from September-June. To best support your child’s training, CONSISTENT ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED.

  • Students are allowed a total of 4 absences for the entire season.
  • If more than 4 absences occur during the dance season, you may be asked to withdraw from the program.
  • Absences include school testing, religious commitments, illness, family events, etc.
  • Students are required to attend the 3 classes leading up to the showcase.
  • Students are required to attend the Showcase dress rehearsal in June.
  • If your child has a planned absence, written documentation must be emailed to ctp@bwydance.com (W45) or w65info@bwydance.com (W65)  prior to the event.
  • For their safety, your child will not be able to participate in class if they arrive more than 10 minutes late for an hour class or 20 minutes late for a ninety-minute class. They must observe the class and take notes. This will be strictly enforced.

It is imperative to your child’s success that this program is viewed as a serious commitment.

Professional Children

Children who work professional jobs are allowed a total of 6 absences for the season. If absences exceed six, they will be asked not to participate in the showcase, but may continue classes. Written proof documentation of the job must be given to Allie Beach prior to the job’s start date. The 6-class extension only applies to documented jobs. Absences for auditions are discouraged.

Make-up Class Policy

Annual students are entitled to one make-up class for the season. Parent/Guardian must email ctp@bwydance.com (W45) or w65info@bwydance.com (W65) to coordinate a make-up class. All make-up classes must be scheduled within two weeks of the missed class and be within the same genre and level of dance as the original class. If a W45 student needs to make-up a class, they may be requested to do so at our W65 location. W65 students are required to do their make-up class at W65.

TRIAL CLASS POLICY

Are you trying to decide which class to register for? If you are still undecided, we invite you to participate in a trial class!  Come try a class of your choice for a fee of $35.  If you decide to then register for that class, your trial fee will be deducted from your tuition!

  • All trial classes must be scheduled ahead of time. Please email ctp@bwydance.com (W45) or w65info@bwydance.com (W65) to schedule. 
  • All participants will pay on-site on the day of the class. 
  • No trial classes will be permitted after October 19, 2018
  • No trial classes are permitted for any class that has a wait list. 

PARENT OBSERVATION

In order to ensure a quiet learning atmosphere and environment where our students can concentrate without distraction, observers are permitted only on Observation Day. View our Calendar for the exact date.

Should you have any questions regarding your child’s class or training, you may always email or call us.

SHOWCASE

We end our 32-week season with a captivating showcase at a prestigious New York City Theater. The showcase gives students the chance to display what they have learned throughout the year. All students are expected to participate in the Showcase.

There are additional fees for Showcase and each costume due in December.

View our Calendar for rehearsal and Showcase dates.

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  • Broadway Dance Center
  •   322 W 45th St • NYC, NY 10036
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  • 37 W65th St • NYC, NY 10023
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