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All policies are in place to ensure that all of our students and their families enjoy a high caliber, safe and organized experience while engaged in our programming.


1. Attire

  • We recommend a black or pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (all classes; not house slippers) and black tap shoes (for programs that include tap; not dress shoes) for girls.

  • Boys should wear black sweatpants and a plain black or white t-shirt with black ballet or jazz shoes (all classes) and black tap shoes (for programs that include tap). 

  • Suggested dress codes for all classes are established for the benefit of all students to ensure not only a professional look, but to remove all distraction from the learning environment. 

    • Please avoid sending students to class wearing costumes, tutus, fashion accessories, hats, tiaras or jewelry of any kind-- especially rings, necklaces, bracelets and hoop earrings. 

  • If you elect not to have your child wear the suggested attire, the please send him/her to school on dance days in comfortable, unrestrictive clothing (i.e., leggings or sweatpants and t-shirt). Jeans, dresses and skirts all restrict movement and highly discouraged.

  • Please be sure to purchase the required footwear by the 3rd week of instruction.

  • You may place an order for merchandise through our online store, but should you wish to procure merchandise independently, all suggested dancewear and required footwear can be found at your nearest dance retailer (Capezio, Bloch, Danskin, Sansha, etc.).


2. Ettiquette: We strive to create an atmosphere of respect and camaraderie amongst our faculty, students and their families. The Performing Arts Workshop is not like the studios you might see on reality TV, and we plan to keep it that way. Some things to keep in mind:

  • Mutual consideration and respect between teachers, parents and students is essential. We're all in this together!

  • Looking to other students for inspiration is good. Making negative comparisons, however, only distracts students from achieving their own goals and fosters an unhealthy atmosphere. We want our students to work hard; focus on themselves; and be satisfied with their progress, regardless of what others may achieve. We also want them to work together; support one another; and be happy for each other's success. Rude behavior and critical commentary will not be tolerated. Our rule of thumb: there is never a reason not to be kind.

  • In the unlikely event of an uncomfortable situation or misunderstanding, please communicate all concerns to the Director for speedy and effective resolution. 

  • Parents/Caregivers are asked not to enter classrooms while our classes are in session, as this can be incredibly disruptive. If you need to pull your child out of class early for any reason, please inform the school office and they will take care of it for you. If you need to speak with your child's dance teacher, please make arrangements to do so when class is not in session.

  • Please refrain from inviting friends and family to view classes, as visitors will not be permitted to observe- for any reason- while classes are in session. This for the comfort of all children and fairness to all families.


3. Communication: The key to successful participation in PAW programming is to thoroughly read all e-mail and keep track of updates to our Parent Portal.  Most often, questions arise that have already been answered in written communications. We appreciate every family's diligence in this regard in order to avoid all preventable inconvenience to them, and costly mistakes.


Additionally, please note:

    •    Office hours vary depending on the schedule of classes. Please leave a voicemail when the office is closed and please allow 24 hrs for our office to return non-urgent messages.

    •    PAW habitually sends e-mail reminders and posts updates to the Parent Portal. Please check your e-mail periodically for studio updates and download our app of Android and iPhone to keep your family on track during our school year. The studio and its staff are not responsible for families missing tuition deadlines, important events or updates if they have not referenced the information provided on the Parent Portal or via e-mail.

    •    In the event of an emergency cancellation, you will be notified as soon as possible by phone call or text message, followed-up by an e-mail confirming the rescheduled class.

    •    Follow our Facebook page for updates delivered directly to your news feed.

    •    Calendar of Events will outline all planned closures, tuition due dates and other important dates. Please reference this on your Parent Portal.


4. Schedule/Calendar

  • PAW enrichment programs are guaranteed to meet for 24 weeks from September through May.

  • Additional sessions at regular class times may be added to make-up missed classes or to add extra rehearsals for our June showcase, as required, at no additional cost. If a child misses a complimentary extra rehearsal or make-up class, a refund or account credit cannot be expected and will not be provided.

  • There will be a Sharing Session in the winter (1 costume) and Year-End Showcase at the end of the school year (2 costumes).

  • Calendar of Events will outline all planned closures/days off, tuition due dates and other important dates (including tentative dates for sharing session and year-end showcase). This document will be distributed during the first week of classes. Please keep it handy.


5. Tuition and Payment Policies


  • Checks and all major credit/debit cards accepted. Cash is not accepted for programs at Apple Montessori Schools.

  • Credit card guarantee required for all families engaged in our programs. No exceptions.

  • Tuition does not include admission to performances. Our winter Sharing Session does not require admission (we kindly ask for an RSVP).

  • The June showcase participation fee is $10 and required for all students performing the show.

  • There will be a $5 per seat charge for admission to the June showcase (children age 3+ must utilize a seat). Admission request forms will be distributed 8 weeks prior to the event. 

  • Tuition does not include attire or footwear for classes.

  • Tights for our June performance will be included at no extra cost to our families for uniformity and convenience.



  • 5% sibling discount applies to class fees only (reg. $12.50 per class). Advance payment discount options available for classes only, as well. Please consult school flyer. DISCOUNTS CANNOT BE COMBINED.

  • Costume fees ($85.50 x 3 costumes); registration/administrative fee ($50 annually); and onsite convenience fee ($100 annually) are not eligible for discount.


    Late Registration

  • Late registration is prorated based on the number of classes remaining in the season, less $12.50 per classed missed prior to official enrollment.



  • Written notice required for all withdrawals. 

  • Refunds for monthly installments are not possible after the first class of each month.

  • Refunds for annual tuition paid-in-full are subject to the reversal of any discount applied for pre-payment.

  • Registration/administrative fee ($50) is non-refundable.

  • Costumes, whether or not they have been ordered, are not provided after withdrawal and refunds are not possible for this line item.


    Absences/Class Cancellations

  • Tuition is not prorated for absences, whether unplanned or planned.

  • Classes canceled due to instructor illness will be made up by adding time to future classes, or scheduling make-up classes at Director’s discretion.

  • Classes canceled due to school events or school closure due to inclement weather will be made-up at Director’s discretion.

  • Every attempt to will be made to make-up any lost class time as individual school schedules, instructor availability, and availability of the program space permits.




All terms and conditions subject to change as required by the Performing Arts Workshop.

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