Our school year runs from September through June based on a 40-week session including holiday closures, Across the Floor events and an annual recital.
Students are encouraged to make up any missed classes. Once recital routines are in progress, make-up classes are not guaranteed. Holiday closures and Across the Floor events do not require make-ups.
No eating, gum chewing, or drinking allowed in the studios and dressing room.
Students are not allowed in the studio without an instructor.
Disruptive behavior is not tolerated in the classroom. Students will be dismissed.
Parents are welcome to stay and wait for students in our reception area. Disruptive or inappropriate behavior from parents, their guests, and visitors will not be tolerated and will be asked to leave.
Registration & Tuition
There is a non-refundable annual registration fee of $35 per student/ $50 per family.
We offer generous family & multiple class discounts.
Our monthly tuition rates start at $65.
The monthly rate is based on the annual tuition broken into 10 monthly installments, NOT on the number of classes in the month.
Our policy is the registration fee, first and last month’s tuition be paid by the first class, with the last payment being in May.
Tuition is due the first class of each month. We do not send out monthly statements.
Fees, Refunds & Credits
A $15 late fee will be assessed if tuition payment is not made by the 15th of the month.
Any change in class scheduling (drop or switch) will incur a $10.00 processing fee after 1 month of classes taken, unless initiated by ATF staff.
If a student adds or drops a class mid-month, a charge, refund or credit amount will be pro-rated.
The last month’s tuition payment is fully refundable for 30 days from the time a student begins classes. After 30 days, if a student drops and is still enrolled, we will adjust the last month’s payment and credit the account. However, if a student drops and withdraws after 30 days, the last month’s payment is no longer refundable, but you are not obligated to pay any remaining months.
Recital costumes range from $80-$95 per costume. Costumes are non-returnable. Once a costume has been ordered, you are responsible for full payment. There will be no refund/credit issued on any costumes ordered. There will be a $10.00 fee for any costume exchanges.
There will be no refunds or credits for any missed classes not made up.
There is a $25.00 service charge on returned checks.
We accept payments made by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, & Discover. There is a 2.5% convenience fee charged to any credit card transactions. Autopay is also available.
You can pay the annual tuition in full and get a 5% discount.
If at any time you are having difficulties making payments, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
PLEASE BE ON TIME: Students need time to prepare to fully benefit from the classroom experience. In addition, tardiness is distracting to the teacher and fellow students. Class will begin promptly at the designated time.
DROP OFF/PICK UP: Students should not be dropped off early. Students will be let out in the back of the building when class is finished. Your children’s safety is important to us. Please be on time to pick up your child. We are not responsible for students waiting outside our facility.
“FOOTNOTES” & WHITE BOARD: Our periodic newsletter “Footnotes” & the white board hanging in the waiting area will keep you informed of any announcements, programs, and important dates to remember. Please take time to read them. Friend us on Facebook: Across The Floor & Instagram: @acrossthefloor, for up to minute changes.
PERFORMANCES: ATF holds an Annual Recital at the end of the year. All students are invited but not obligated to participate in the performances.
COMPETITIVE DANCE COMPANY: By audition or invitation only. This is for the serious Elite Dancer ages 7+.
EMAIL: We communicate heavily through email. Please provide us with a working email address and check frequently for school updates.
We are asking parents to "drop and go". Students should not be dropped off early. Everyone entering must wear masks in the hallway and reception area. Masks are are strongly encouraged in the classroom.
OUT OF STATE TRAVEL: If you have traveled to any of the states on thisNJ Travel Advisory https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/08/nj-coronavirus-travel-advisory-adds-2-states-virgin-islands-quarantine-list-drops-5-other-states.html, we ask that you wait 2 weeks before returning to the studio.
Students who are old enough to walk themselves in should go directly to their classroom.
We don't want anyone sitting/hanging out in the small confined dressing room space.
The dressing room and reception area will be closed.
Students should bring their belongings into the classroom and parents should wait in their car or return at pick up.
Please wait for your child outside the building.
Any younger students that need to be walked in, we ask that they be dropped off directly to the classroom.
Parents should remain outside the building for pick up and the teacher will release the students after class in the rear entrance/back parking lot.
Before entering the classroom, everyone will have their temperature taken and hands sanitized.
Anyone with a temperature above 99.7 will not be allowed to enter.
We expect that all students and staff who feel sick or are exposed to anyone actively sick should not come in.
Pick Up - Students will be released 5-10 mins early to allow for sanitizing/disinfecting between classes.
Payments- We ask that any payments be made online if possible.
Anyone paying with cash/check should send in with their child in an envelope and we will provide a receipt.
Front Desk- We are available to continue answering any questions or concerns you may have. However, we ask that you address us by phone or email rather than coming in to speak with us at this time.