Ongoing & Private Policies

Ongoing Dance Classes

  • Dance classes that are offered for the full year will be billed in four equal installments for each ten week session.
  • For students starting after commencement of a session, on-going classes will be prorated pending class availability.
  • A monthly payment plan is available for dance students enrolled in three or more ongoing classes and a fee of $3 per month will be added. Payments will be due the first day of every month from September through and including May. Payment plans must be arranged with the Registrar at the time of enrollment.
  • Unless a student presents a written withdrawal notice (for either a temporary or a permanent withdrawal) prior to the star of a new session, he/she will be automatically billed at the end of each session for the subsequent session.
  • Costume deposits of $25 per class will be added to the second session bill.
  • All course tuition must be paid in full my May 1st for a child to be able to participate in his/her class recital.
  • All course tuition plan payments must be current or paid in full by January 5th for a child to be able to order a costume for a show or recital.

Dance Attire for Yocum Dance Students/Faculty

  • Boys/Men
    • White t-shirt, black dance pants/tights
    • Hip Hop
    • Hip hop shoes or new sneakers reserved specifically for class
    • Black converse sneakers for recital
    • No jeans, comfortable clothes
    • Tumbling
    • No shoes needed
    • Leotard – any color
    • No tights (footless tights acceptable)
    • Ballet
    • Pink ballet shoes with elastic strap – NO slippers
    • Leotard – any color
    • Pink tights
    • Jazz
    • Black jazz shoes preferred or black ballet shoes
    • Leotard – any color
    • Tights – black preferred
    • Tap
    • Black tap shoes
    • Leotard –any color
    • Modern
    • Leotard – any color
    • Footless tights – black preferred
    • Adult Classes
    • Leotard – any color
    • Tights preferred
    • Yocum Dance Companies
    • Pink ballet shoes
    • Black leotard
    • Pink or black tights
    • Hair in bun

     Private Instruction:

    • Private lessons are billed on the number of lessons in each session. This takes into consideration all holidays. All unforeseen Teacher cancellations or school closings will be made up by the end of the fiscal year.
    • Private lessons offered for the school year will be billed in four installments with approximately 10 weeks per session. Summer is billed separately from the school year and requires a new registration.
    • Instruction must be paid for prior to the start of the first class.
    • Notice to withdraw from a class must be presented in writing. Forms are available from the instructor or the front desk. A withdrawal is effective upon receipt. Billing will continue until a withdrawal form is received.
    • Make up classes are only offered if the Institute cancels. There will be no makeups, credits or monetary reimbursement given for student cancellation.
    • There are recitals during the school year. All recitals are free and open to the public. Please check the website for recital dates.
    • The Institute has a “no cancellation” policy. Our teachers have reserved a specific time for your lesson. If you fail to attend a lesson, then you will still be charged for that lesson. If you need to make a change in your lesson time due to another commitment, please see the teacher. Changes may be offered, depending on the teacher’s availability, but are not guaranteed.
    • Leave of absence: Long term absences (more than 2 weeks) for vacation, special situations at school or home, may be granted. You must arrange this with the teacher and fill out the appropriate paperwork a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the planned absence. No credits will be issued retroactive.
    • The Institute reserves the right to suspend or discontinue any student at any time due to lack of interest, extreme absence, behavior problems, tardiness, delinquency in tuition payments, or parental noncompliance with Institute policies.