Policies and Procedures

Class Schedule 2017 – 2018:

  • Fall: September 11 – November 18 (10 weeks)
  • Mini: November 20 – December 22 (5 weeks)
  • Winter: January 8 – March 17 (10 weeks)
  • Spring: April 2 – June 9 (10 weeks)
  • Summer: June 18 – August 18 (9 weeks)

2017 – 2018 Policies and Procedures:

  • All tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration. No class enrollment is guaranteed until payment in full is received or a payment plan has been approved by the business office.
  • No tuition refunds will be given after the first class is completed.
  • A request for a full tuition refund prior to the start of the first class will result in a $7 fee.
  • There are no discounts on the class fee or prorating for late registrations or time off during the session.
  • Non-refundable drop-in rates are $15.00 per hour (or part of an hour) per class.
  • Semi-private classes for 2 to 3 students can be arranged at a cost of $15.00 (30 min.) per student.
  • If a class is canceled by the Institute, the Yocum Institute will have sole discretion to reschedule the class or issue a monetary credit for the cancellation.
  • Refunds are issued if a course is canceled due to insufficient enrollment unless a credit or transfer is requested by the parent and/or student.
  • A $5.00 late fee will be applied to any payment not received within 30 days of its due date.
  • A $30.00 service charge will be issued for any canceled or dishonored check. All costs of collection, including reasonable attorney fees, will be charged for unpaid balances.
  • Notice to withdraw from a class must be presented in writing. Forms are available at the front desk. A withdrawal is effective upon receipt.
  • Multiple transfers and/or withdrawals and/or changes to schedules may result in an additional administrative fee.


  • Semester preschool tuition is due no later than August 30, 2017 for the 1st semester and January 10, 2018 for the 2nd semester.
  • Monthly payment plans are available upon request and a fee of $3 per month will apply. Payments due under an approved payment plan must be paid by the first day of every month from September through May.
  • Withdrawal policy: Official written notification of withdrawal from any Preschool department class must be made to the Preschool office or you will be responsible for payment of the class.
  • If the student has requested to withdraw in writing after the start of classes, but prior to September 23rd, 70% of tuition will be refunded. After September 23rd, no tuition will be refunded or credited.
  • No credits will be given for cancellations due to illness, weather or emergency situations.
  • If the preschool/kindergarten closes due to inclement weather for more than 3 days, the additional days missed will be rescheduled.


  • Tuition for Discovery is based on the total number of Discovery classes held during the course of the entire school year.
  • If a day is missed for Discovery for illness or school cancellation, then it can be made up as long as there are available make-up days. The missed day must be prearranged and made up within 4 weeks.

Private/Ongoing Session Schedule 2017 – 2018:

Session 1:
Tuesday, September 5 – Saturday, November 11, 2017

  • Monday 9 weeks
  • Tuesday 10 weeks
  • Wednesday 10 weeks
  • Thursday 10 weeks
  • Friday 10 weeks
  • Saturday 10 weeks


  • 9/4 Labor Day
Session 2:
Monday, November 13, 2017 – Saturday, January 20, 2018

  • Monday 8 weeks
  • Tuesday 8 weeks
  • Wednesday 8 weeks
  • Thursday 9 weeks
  • Friday 9 weeks
  • Saturday 7 weeks


  • 11/22 – 11/27 Thanksgiving
    Reopen 11/27, 3:00 PM
  • 12/23 – 1/3 Winter Break
    Reopen 1/3, 3:00 PM
  • 1/15 – Martin Luther King Day
    Reopen 1/15, 3:00 PM
Session 3:
Monday, January 22 – Saturday, March 28, 2018

  • Monday 10 weeks
  • Tuesday 10 weeks
  • Wednesday 10 weeks
  • Thursday 10 weeks
  • Friday 10 weeks
  • Saturday 10 weeks


  • 2/19 – President’s Day
    Reopen 2/19, 3:00 PM
  • 3/29 – 4/2 – Spring Break
    Reopen 4/2, 3:00 PM
Session 4:
Monday, April 2 – Saturday, June 9, 2018

  • Monday 9 weeks
  • Tuesday 10 weeks
  • Wednesday 10 weeks
  • Thursday 10 weeks
  • Friday 10 weeks
  • Saturday 10 weeks


  • 3/29 – 4/2 – Spring Break
    Reopen 4/2, 3:00 PM
  • 5/28 – Memorial Day
  • *Please note that Dance Session 4 will end on June 2.


Ongoing & Dance Classes:

  • Dance classes that are offered for the full year will be billed in four equal installments for each ten week session. The final session will end on June 2 and will run for 9 weeks.
  • For students starting after commencement of a session, on-going classes will be prorated.
  • A monthly payment plan is available for dance students enrolled in three or more ongoing classes. 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 start of a new session, he/she will be automatically billed at the end of each session for the subsequent session.
  • All course tuition must be paid in full by May 1st for a child to be able to participate in his/her class recital.
  • All course tuition payments must be current or paid in full by January 2nd for a child to be able to order a costume for a show or recital. If costume ordered after initial order, additional rush charges will be applied.


  • Pink ballet shoes w. elastic strap, NO slippers
  • Leotard – any color
  • Pink tights


  • No shoes needed
  • Leotard: any color
  • No tights (footless tights acceptable)


  • Leotard – any color
  • Footless tights – black preferred

Hip Hop

  • Hip Hop shoes or new sneakers specifically for class: Black converse needed for recital
  • No jeans, comfortable clothes


  • Shoes: Black jazz preferred or black ballet
  • Leotard: any color
  • Tights: black preferred


  • Black tap shoes
  • Leotard: any color

Adult Classes

  • Leotard: any color
  • Tights: any color

Yocum Dance Companies

  • Pink ballet shoes
  • Black leotard
  • Pink or black tights
  • Hair in bun


  • White t-shirt, black dance pants/tights

Private Instruction:

  • Private lessons are billed on the number of lessons in each session. This takes into consideration all holidays.
  • 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 lesson.
  • Notice to withdraw from lessons must be presented in writing. Forms are available at the front desk. 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. All unforeseen Teacher cancellations or school closings will be made up.
  • There are recitals during the school year. All recitals are free and open to the public. Students will be notified of 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.
  • 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.