General Policies and Rules
Enrollment/Registration Fees: (All fees are non-refundable)
Each student: $35 Registration; each additional student in family: $25
Early enrollment (before June 1) prior to season opening in August: Registration fees waived
with advance payment of tuition for August.
Tuition – Open Classes
Tuition payments can be paid in three ways:
- Ten monthly payments--RISPA can store your credit card for monthly payments.
- Full ten months tuition payment split into 2 payments--August and January with a 5% discount.
- One payment for the entire ten-month season with a 10% discount.
RISPA can store your credit card for monthly payments. Tuition is due on the first of the month with a late fee of $15 for any payments made after the 10th of the month. Any returned checks will carry a $30 fee. Note: If withdrawing from any class, written notice is required
before the first of the next month; missed classes are not eligible for any refunds but can be made up according to prior scheduling. Account statements and announcements are not mailed—please read bulletins, e-mails, newsletters and postings in the studio for vital information on events, rehearsals, etc.
Open class tuition is scaled as follows:
$60/month………..1st one-hour class
$38/month……….. 2nd one-hour class
$36/month……….. each additional one-hour class
$125/month……… Stage Coach classes (3 hours on Saturdays)
$20 additional for those classes lasting one hour and 30 minutes
RISPA reserves the right to withdraw any student from our class enrollment in RISPA for any
reason deemed appropriate including excessive tardiness or absences, disruptive or
offensive behavior, non-compliance to studio rules or non-payment of any account charges.
Recital and Costume Fees*
We anticipate that all students will participate in RISPA’s spring recital. There are also various local shows that RISPA is invited to participate in during the season. Performance in such shows will be determined by the readiness of each particular class as the season progresses. Such appearances and the spring recital provide goals for our students to strive for and helps the students to develop discipline, self-confidence and pride in their achievement. Listed below are Recital requirements, items included and total costs:
Costume Fee – One Costume
Recital Fee – Minimum of two tickets to Recital
Photo Fee – Group photo with student’s class to appear in Recital program
Total cost for above – one student: $135
Each student participating in the Recital pays $135 and receives all items as listed above; a second child in family receives a discounted fee of $100 and receives listed items. More than one class for each child in family requires additional payment of $75 per costume for each additional class. Contact office supervisor for information regarding 3 or more children in family.
The above recital/costume fees may be paid in full up to four weeks after registration.
*Note: Company Members please refer to Company Information on this website for all Tuition, Recital requirements and fees.
Private & Semi-Private Lessons
All private and semi-private lessons are required to be scheduled and pre-paid; cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of the appointed time. Lessons are scaled as follows:
1 Student…………………… $40/half hour; $70/full hour
2 Students…………………. $60/half hour/; $90/full hour
3 Students…………………. Half hour N/A; $108/full hour
4 Students…………………. Half hour N/A; $130/full hour
5 Students…………………. Half hour N/A; $150/full hour
RISPA Policy & General Rules
Consistent attendance at classes is extremely important for all performers. Please arrive on time for all classes, dressed in appropriate dance attire and ready to begin class warm-up exercises. Warm-up is a necessary part of dance classes that helps dancers prevent injury. Students should be dropped off for class 10 or 15 minutes before class time. Please call RISPA if a student will be absent or very late for class.
Parents of Pre-school and Kindergarten children are asked to be sure to have their child visit the restroom before class begins so there are no interruptions in class time. It is the responsibility of parents of young children to pick up their children immediately after class, as we cannot be responsible for unattended children in the studios. A late charge will take effect if a child is left waiting longer than 15 minutes after class.
Class Time Observation
In order to maintain the attention of the students, discipline during class and to avoid interruptions in the teaching atmosphere, parents, siblings and observers are not allowed in the classrooms at any time unless specifically invited for a particular reason. Classroom doors are not to be opened during class times. For observation purposes, RISPA has a 52-inch split screen TV for viewing classes in the lobby. There are also professional one-way mirrored observation windows in all four studios and the piano/music room.
RISPA requests and expects students and parents to be respectful to instructors, other students and other parents. Please refrain from profanity, negative attitudes, harmful behavior, hurtful gossip and disrespect in any form in our studios. Anyone engaging in such conduct may be asked to leave. While students, parents, siblings and observers are welcome in the lobby, we ask that there be no running, shouting or disruptive behavior in the lobby or elsewhere in any of the classrooms, changing rooms or hallways. Children not taking classes must not be left alone without adult supervision. Eating is allowed on the tables provided in the lobby but please clean up after yourself before leaving. Only water bottles are allowed in the classroom studios—no food, sodas or gum.
In the interest of safety, do not park at curbside for pickup and drop off—have your child wait until someone comes in the studio to pick them up. Children ages 12 and up can wait on the balcony until their transportation arrives; children 11 and under are not allowed on the balcony without parent/guardian supervision.
Closed days for inclement weather and holidays will coincide with Fulton County School closings, however on teacher workdays our studios will be open. In addition, when Halloween falls on a class day, our studios will be closed.
SPECIAL EVENTS BOOKINGS
RISPA will make studios available for booking birthday parties and other special events for children or adults. A normal party would consist of 2 hours—a dance class of your choice (Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballroom, etc.) can be provided for the first hour and the remaining time can be used as desired (for food, games, presents, crafts, cake, etc.). RISPA will provide the dance class instruction, the room and the cleanup afterward. You may decorate as you choose but you will be expected to take the decorations with you upon leaving. Cost of booking a 2-hour party is as follows:
$200 for up to 10 persons
$15 for each additional person
$50 nonrefundable deposit due upon booking
Please see RISPA management if additional time over 2 hours is desired.
Wedding Dance Choreography/Lessons
Planning a wedding dance is made easy for the bride and groom with RISPA instructors to choreograph your special song and provide as many customized lessons as necessary for your big day. Plan ahead for this exciting time so you will feel comfortable dancing to your music, mastering the dance steps and enjoying a gift to yourselves to remember for years to come. Lessons are available during daytime, evenings and Saturdays. Two packages are offered as follows:
- Wedding Dance (couple): Choreography of your special song or selection from instructor’s suggestions, 5 hours of private instruction for the couple. If the couple wishes to join a RISPA Friday night practice/social party, a discounted admission is available for $20 per couple (two and one-hour hours). Cost of Package: $395
- (2) Wedding Dance (couple): Choreography of your special song or selection from instructor’s suggestions, 12 hours of private instruction for the couple. If the couple wishes to join a RISPA Friday night practice/social party, a discounted admission is available for $20 per couple (two and one-hour hours). Cost of Package: $650
Special Events, Meetings, Dance Lessons for Your Group
Perhaps you are a member of a group that would like to have a special event such as a dance party or a get together for meetings with dance lessons included. Let us help plan and customize your event, meeting or group lessons either at your location or at our studios.
RISPA is released from any responsibility of your student before or after class times. Children 11 and under are not allowed on the Balcony at 480 N. Main St. without a Parent or Guardian. Students 12 and over may be allowed on the Balcony to check lower level for the arrival of transportation.
Upon your enrollment or participation (adult or child) in any RISPA class, camp or function, it is understood that RISPA is granted permission to display any images of
you or your child in photos, images on website, videos, posters or ads featuring your student. Also your enrollment confirms and acknowledges that no liability is assumed by RISPA for accidents or injuries caused by acts of any person(s) on the premises in the capacity of student, account holder, parent, guardian or guest. Online enrollment will require signature of enrollment form in person at RISPA studios.