The academy of Dance

14214 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99216 • (509)922-3023

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Parents and students, please read the following policies, discuss them and accept them before enrolling at the Academy of Dance or in any independently operated programs offered at the Academy of Dance.


Students must register for all required classes in the course of study for their level. Regular attendance is expected. Students who are injured are required to watch class. Students who are ill are encouraged to stay home and get better. Absences need to be reported prior to the beginning of class. Please call the office if you will be absent. Students are encouraged to make up all absences. Please schedule make-ups with the office.


Students must be prompt and ready to begin class on time. Lack of proper warm-up at the beginning of class can cause injuries. Late arrivals disrupt the class. Students will achieve better results in class if they arrive a few minutes early and take the time to be mentally and physically prepared for class. Students who are more than 5 minutes late to class may be asked to sit in the studio and observe class. Any student late for class should enter the studio and quietly wait by the door until the teacher signals them to join the class. This is considered good etiquette in the ballet world and is much less disruptive to the students who were on time.


The registration fee, costume deposit, and performance fee are non-refundable.


Parents must arrange for their dancer to be picked up promptly after class. Often the staff must leave immediately after class. Do not assume that someone will be able to wait with your child until you arrive.


Tuition is payable by the quarter (4 payments) or by the month (10 payments). Monthly payments are due on the 1st day of the month. A late fee of $10 will be assessed if payment is not received by the 10th of the month for monthly payments or the tenth day following the payment date for each quarter. Statements are issued for delinquent accounts only. A 10% surcharge will be added to accounts that are more than 30 days late. An additional 10% will accrue on late accounts for every additional 30-day period that passes. Accounts that are delinquent for over 60 days may be referred to a collection agency and the dancer will not be allowed to take class until the account is brought current.  Tuition credit will be given only in the event of certified medical illness or injury. A 30-day cancellation notice in the form of a Drop slip must be filed with the office if it is necessary for the student to discontinue classes. Tuition will apply until the end of the 30-day notice.


The Director of the Academy is happy to speak with you regarding your child on matters pertaining to the school. Please schedule a conference time with the office.


The Academy of Dance reserves the right to cancel or combine any class failing to meet minimum enrollment requirements. The studio closes in the event of heavy snow (following the Central Valley school district cancellation policy). If in doubt, please check our website for up to date notices of closures:


Students and visitors are asked to be quiet and courteous in the building. No beverages except water are allowed in the studios. Food is only allowed in the dressing rooms for lengthy rehearsals or back-to-back classes. The telephone is for emergency calls only. No unsupervised children are allowed in the studio at any time.

Dress Code

Female students should arrive at and leave the studio with cover-ups over their leotards i.e. sweatpants and T-shirt or a simple pullover dress. Male students should wear warm-up pants over their tights. Students must dress in required class attire. Students will be asked to observe the class if they are not properly attired. Hair must be neatly up, secured away from the face and off the neck for jazz and in a bun with no bangs for ballet. No jewelry is to be worn.  Dance shoes are not to be worn outside. Clearly mark shoes and class attire with the dancer’s name. Unmarked items left at the school will be discarded after a month’s time. See your class assignment page for dress code requirements.


Parents are allowed to observe their children through the viewing windows of the studios. Upstairs classes may be observed through the balcony windows. Downstairs classes may only be observed from the lobby through the window.   When observing upstairs, parents must take their place at the beginning of class and remain until the end. There can be no talking or sound-producing items such as cell phones, beepers, or electronic games. Children may observe only if quiet and supervised by an adult.