Policies

Arrival and Pickup
  • For in-home lessons, there will be an additional flat charge of $40/month.
  • If you are not home at the lesson time, the teacher will wait no more than 10 minutes before leaving. The missed lesson will not be made up, and no credit will be given.
  • A parent/guardian over the age of 18 must be present during the student’s entire lesson. If a parent/guardian is not present, the teacher will leave, and the lesson will be forfeited.
Makeups and Cancellations
  • Every student is allowed 2 make-ups per quarter. The quarters are as follows: March – May, June- August, September – November, December – February.
  • No-shows (lessons missed without notice) will not be made-up. If you arrive late to a lesson, the time missed will not be made up.
  • We do not give credits for any reason, including weather, vacation, illness, etc.
  • If the teacher or studio cancels a lesson for any reason, the lesson will be made-up. These make-ups do not count toward the 2 make-ups allowed each quarter.
  • Anyone who is taking a month or more off from lessons will need to pay a non-refundable fee for a month in order to hold your lesson spot. This payment will then be applied towards the month that you come back.
  • For final cancellations, we require 30-days written or email notice to Urmi Batavia (urmi@bataviastudios.com). This must be provided by the parent. Verbal notifications from a student of cancellation are not sufficient.
In-Home Lessons
  • For in-home lessons, there will be an additional flat charge of $40/month.
  • If you are not home at the lesson time, the teacher will wait no more than 10 minutes before leaving. The missed lesson will not be made up, and no credit will be given.
  • A parent/guardian over the age of 18 must be present during the student’s entire lesson. If a parent/guardian is not present, the teacher will leave, and the lesson will be forfeited.
Billing
  • We charge a monthly flat rate, meaning we do not pro-rate months for any reason. Our fees are calculated based on 50 weeks per year, and we do not pro-rate in December.
  • Each September, there will be a $35.00 yearly non-refundable anniversary fee applied to all private lesson students. Upon initial registration, a $35.00 registration fee will also be charged to private lesson students only. Camp, musical theater, and other art / short term classes are not charged a registration or anniversary fee.
  • Beginning January 2024, our prices for private lessons (music, art, dance) will be increasing by 5%. Please note this is only for private lessons. All group lesson prices remain the same.
  • We will be observing the following holidays in 2024, during which the studio will be closed:
      • New Years Day: January 1
      • Easter: March 29 – 31
      • Memorial Day: May 27
      • Independence Day: July 4
      • Labor Day: September 2
      • Thanksgiving Break: November 28 – 30
      • Christmas and New Years Break: December 24 – January 1, 2025