Maximum and Minimum Enrollment Numbers

  • Design Dance requires a minimum of 5 enrolled students to run any program.

  • The maximum registration allowed for any particular program is 15.

  • Design Dance may, at its own discretion and in consultation with Teaching Artists and/or partners, adjust maximum and minimum numbers if appropriate.

Trial Classes

  • Design Dance offers the first day of any session as a trial class.

  • The trial class is intended for students to experience a Design Dance class before committing to a whole session.

  • Trial classes are only available for the first day of any session.

  • Trial class policies are not applicable to Pearachute students.

Low Enrollment

  • If a class has only 1 or 2 students enrolled, the class will be cancelled.

  • If a class has 3 or 4 students enrolled, Design Dance typically reaches out to those enrolled with a Low Enrollment notice.

  • In conjunction with Design Dance’s policy to allow trial classes during the first two weeks of class, a low-enrolled class may  run for the first week.

  • Design Dance reserves the right to cancel a program for any reason, and without following the process outlined above.

Waitlisted Classes

  • Once maximum enrollment (15) is reached, our registration platform offers a waitlist option.

  • If a space in class becomes available, Design Dance will reach out to those on the waitlist in the order in which they added themselves.

  • If there is no available space in a class, Design Dance will reach out to those on the waitlist about other potential classes.

Refunds and Cancelled Registration

  • We allow one trial class on the first class of any session so that students may determine if the class is a good fit.

  • A full refund will be provided if Design Dance is contacted within the first week of the program.

  • If a refund is requested during the second week of the program, Design Dance will refund for the remaining classes in the session.

    • This is true regardless of how many classes a student has attended

  • Refunds are not available past the second week, except in extreme circumstances and at the discretion of Design Dance staff.

  • If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment during or before the first week of a session, full refunds will be issued.

  • Pearachute students should consult Pearachute’s refund policy.

  • Design Dance defers to Right at School and J at School’s policies regarding enrollment in those programs.

  • Please note that refunds can take between 5-10 business days to fully process.

Cancelled Classes

  • Design Dance rarely cancels classes, but occasionally unforeseen circumstances necessitate a class cancellation. In the event of class cancellations, Design Dance will notify the email address on file (the email used with registration) of the class cancellation.

    • If a class is cancelled within two hours of the class time, we will do our best to send a call and/or text notification.

  • In some cases, Design Dance is able to work with our partners and facilities to schedule a make-up class.

  • Please note: No refunds will be given for classes cancelled due to weather, facility issues, school closure, school or venue-dictated unavailability of space, vehicular accidents, or any other issue beyond Design Dance’s direct control.

Student Absences & Make-Up Classes

  • There are no refunds given for student absence, including but not limited to, illness, vacation, suspension, etc.

  • If a student is sick with a communicable illness or disease, the student will be prohibited from attending a Design Dance program for a determined period of time, depending on the illness/disease. Those missed days will not be refunded.

  • If a student has missed a class at one of our parks or community center locations, the student may make-up the class in another Design Dance class.

    • Make-up classes do not need to be at the same location, but do need to be suitable for the same age range.

    • Each student may make-up no more than 3 classes per session.

    • For make-up class options, please contact programs@designdance.net

    • While Design Dance is happy to facilitate make-up opportunities, a suitable class may not be available for a particular session.

Promotions and Discounts

  • Design Dance may offer promotional codes or other discounts for a percentage or set dollar amount off of a particular session.

  • Typically, promotional codes or other discounts are only applicable to the next session or a current academic year.

  • Discounts or promotional codes cannot be applied retroactively to an order.

  • If an order is refunded, discounts may or may not be available to re-use for future sessions.

  • Each discount may have its own specific stipulations, which may be communicated with the announcement of a discount or code.

  • Policies around discounts may change at any time, without written notice from Design Dance.

Scholarships

  • Scholarships may be available for particular programs and/or schools. Please contact us at info@designdance.net for more information about what may be available.