Registration & Studio Policies
REGISTRATION POLICY: Please register responsibly.
No refunds, credits or transfer are granted for unused classes on your pass. No exceptions.
8-class session cards are valid for 8 classes taken once a week consecutively. If you miss a class you can use this card for makeup class by taking a class of the same or lower skill level within the same 8 weeks
10 class cards valid for 8 weeks from time of first use (meant as an economical option for those taking two classes weekly but this gives you access to any class you want to try)
5 class cards are valid for 6 weeks from time of first use.
4-week unlimited class cards are valid for 28 days from time of first use and gives you access to all the classes
Drop in rate is $15 per class
Classes missed due to absence are made up by taking classes at the same or lower level within the time frame of your current/valid class pass. Any unused classes on your card at expiration date are not transferable to new class terms or to other students. Class passes may not be used for special events & workshops. In the event class is cancelled by the studio for holiday, travel or illness class passes are automatically credited appropriately.
Enrollment: Please be sure I have your current phone number & email address incase I need to cancel class. When class is cancelled your class pass will automatically be credited. As a general rule we do not have class on holidays.
Attendance: All classes with the exception of the bellydance fitness class are structured in sequential, 8-week course format. Regular attendance is required to progress. Beginners can start the beginning classes anytime
Tardiness: Be ready to start class on time. Arrive a few minutes early to allow time to sign in, change clothes etc. It’s important to participate in the warm up section of class so that you do not injure yourself. If you arrive late, warm yourself up in the back of class and join class when ready.
Dress Code: Wear comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement but does not inhibit instructor from seeing your movement. Please refrain from wearing heavy perfumes in class as it causes respiratory problems in some people. Also please observe good hygiene. We all perspire in class so please wear deodorant.
Classroom Behavior: Please respect your teacher, classmates and class time by not socializing during class time. Before and after class is when socializing is appropriate.
Direct all questions about technique/choreography to the instructor. Do not ask your class mates to teach you material you missed by being absent. Instead, make arrangement to attend another class within current class session to make up the class you missed or arrange for a private class to get caught up. Private instruction/coaching is available for $65 hr
Please resist the urge to answer other students’ questions for the instructor. If you think you may have some insight that can help then ask permission to offer it first. Your understanding may be different than the philosophy & technique being taught
Please be prepared & ready to learn by bringing notebook, hip scarf, zills, veil (intermediate) to every class. Hips scarves & finger cymbals are available for purchase at the studio.
Advancement: Students advance to the next level once they accomplish the objectives of each level. All students must ‘test out’ to move to the next level. Once they test out they can join the next level at the start of the next new session
Performances: The school offers an annual student recital show in which all students may participate. Other performance opportunities are available to intermediate and higher dancers. Those who agree to participate in performance opportunities must be currently enrolled in class, must attend all rehearsals unless excused by the director & have the required costuming.
Intellectual property: Students understand that all choreographies & dance combos taught at the studio are the intellectual property of Carrie Konyha/White Lotus School of Bellydance and may not be used outside of class or student performances without permission from the choreographer.
Termination: Students may be suspended or expelled from the school for disruptive behavior on non payment of tuition in which case the student is still responsible for the debt. I reserve the right to dismiss students from class that are being disruptive, rude, intoxicated or otherwise causing disturbance.