Covid-19, Tuition Policies & General information
Covid-19 Policies - Please read our guidelines that pertain to the location where your dancer is participating in classes.
Chelmsford - Covid-19 Guidelines
Natick - We will be following the guidelines for Greater Boston School of Dance at our Natick location.
- All families must have a credit card on file through our online account management software (JackRabbit). When you register for classes, please make sure to include this information.
- A $25 late fee will be assessed if tuition is not paid on time.
- All tuition payments must be paid up to date prior to recital. If tuition is not up-to-date, the dancer will not be allowed to participate in the recital.
- If there is a financial hardship, please contact Mary directly to see what other options are available.
All tuition will be paid on a monthly basis, Tuition payments will be charged to the credit card on file on the last Friday of the current month for the following month. The initial tuition payment along with registration fee ($15 returning family/$25 new family) will be due at the time of registration. All families must have a credit card on file.
An invoice will be sent to the email on file on jack rabbit the last week of the month. If for some reason the bill should be going to another member of the family, please update via jackrabbit. All payments are non-refundable.
If payment is declined or you do not pay at the studio by the 3rd of the month, a $25 late fee will be enforced. If account is more than two months past due, dancer will not be able to participate in class. If tuition is not up to date by recital, dancer will not be able to participate in recital.
Family Discount - 5% discount for 2nd child for solo classes only. For families with 3 or more please email firstname.lastname@example.org for discount information.
We offer a sibling discount of 10% off for the second child in a family. Only one discount is applied. For families of 3 or more, please contact the studio for your discount.
It is important for dancers at all levels to practice at home with the proper music. Please note the metronic speeds below:
Reel and Slip Jig: 116-120
Light Jig: 115
Advanced Beginner, Novice, Prizewinner
Reel and Slip Jig: 113
Light Jig: 115
Heavy or Treble Jig: 92 (traditional speed) or 73 (slow)
Hornpipe: 138 (Fast) or 113 (Slow)
There are two apps that are specific for Irish dancers - you can download through your App store. The music we use in class is mostly from one of the following apps.
Music for practicing can be downloaded online at places such as iTunes too. Here are some music suggestions: Michael Fitzpatrick,Niall Mulligan
As teachers we like to see the progress our dancers are making or where they may need to focus. If you attend competition, you should submit a feis log in December and then again after the spring feis season. If there is a need for more, you will be asked for it.
Download/Print Feis Log
It is necessary for dancers to practice their material at home. This log is for the dancer's use, and we hope by tracking their time and what they are practicing, it will help them improve. Dancers are welcome to turn in their practice log to their teacher.
Download/Print Practice Log
Inclement Weather Policy
If it is necessary to cancel classes for inclement weather, an email will be sent out and info will be posted on Facebook. Alternatively, you can call the studio at (978) 250-9100 after 1:00 pm (for weekday classes) and 7:00 am (for Saturday classes) to find out if classes are canceled.
Classes will not be rescheduled if canceled due to inclement weather.