General Policies

General Policies

School of Dance Policies - Dress Code - Ballet Uniform Sizing Chart

School of Theater Policies

School of Music Policies 

 

ANNIVERSARY FEE
Each Family will be charged a $25 anniversary fee. This fee is good for one year or until you drop out of the program.

ENROLLMENT

Fees due at registration include first month’s tuition, the anniversary fee, and if your student is enrolled in a school of dance performance class, the $65 production and $70/dance class costume fee. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. For full classes, a waiting list will be maintained to accommodate other students if and when space becomes available. Classes are limited in size and students are grouped according to age and ability level.

TUITION & REFUND POLICY

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ATTENDANCE

Our studio requires all students to arrive to class regularly and on time. Please notify the front desk if you will be missing classes for an extended period due to illness or vacation. Tuition refunds will not be made in the case of absences due to illness or vacation. WHETHER OR NOT YOUR STUDENT ATTENDS CLASS until the time you notify the staff VIA WRITTEN NOTICE. Please do not rely on your student to verbally let us know that he/she will no longer be attending classes. If a student stops coming to class without notification then that student's account will be charged for the additional 30 days. This charge will be for holding the student's place in that class instead of offering that place to one of the many on a waiting list.

 

PAYMENT

Tuition, registration fees, production and costume payments, and performance tickets are non-refundable. Tuition should be made payable to The Culture House. Payment may be made in person or mailed to The Culture House, 14808 W. 117th Street, Olathe, KS 66062. We accept checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

A late fee will be levied on any balances not paid by the 10th of each month. Any student who is more than 30 days past due will not be allowed to participate in class until amount is current. All tuition, late fees, Spring Performance fees and/or any other outstanding balances must be paid in full before any student is permitted to perform in the Spring Performance. Tuition, registration fees, production and costume payments, and performance tickets are non-refundable. Tuition should be made payable to The Culture House. Payment may be made in person or mailed to The Culture House, 14808 W. 117th Street, Olathe, KS 66062. We accept checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

 

REFUND

No refunds will be granted after 30 days of the beginning of class. There will be no refunds for classes missed due to illness or injuries. Payments may not be reduced in order to accommodate family vacations. Tuition, anniversary fees, production and costume payments, and performance tickets are non-refundable.


MAKEUP POLICY
There are no pro-rated fees for missed classes or holidays. There will be no refunds for classes missed due to illness or injuries. Payments may not be reduced in order to accommodate family vacations. Studio closure days due to weather or power outages are not made up. Any class cancelled due to a teacher absence will be made up at a time arranged with that teacher. Classes are nontransferable. If you are going to miss a lesson, the school coordinator should be notified. Makeup lessons must be completed within one month during the current school term.

 

SCHOOL CLOSING
School closing due to weather will be posted on our website at www.culturehouse.com. Regularly observed holidays are: Thanksgiving, Winter Break, President's Day, Spring Break, Easter Break, and Memorial Day. If your family celebrates religious holidays that are not covered above, please call the front office to arrange for an excused absence.


DROP PROCEDURE:
PARENTS MUST NOTIFY THE SCHOOL TO DROP A STUDENT FROM CLASS. The Culture House requires written notice at least 4 weeks prior to discontinuing classes. You will be responsible for four weeks tuition from the date we receive notification. Only a written notice via email, regular postal mail or hand delivered to our front desk will be acceptable.


WHAT TO WEAR

Please click on the policies in the particular school your child is enrolled to view the dress code.

School of Dance Policies - Dress Code - Ballet Uniform Sizing Chart

School of Theater Policies

School of Music Policies 

 

PLEASE LEAVE JEWELRY ARTICLES AT HOME. This facility's staff will not be responsible for ANY items that may be lost or stolen. Be sure your student's personal items are marked with their name.

 

MESSAGES AND NOTICES

It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of activities such as productions and dates the school is open and closed. Notices will be posted at www.culturehouse.com as well as sent home with students. It is the parent's responsibility to regularly check to ensure they are informed.

 

CARE OF STUDENTS

The Culture House is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Parents with students under the age of 7 are asked to remain in the building during classes. Students should not be left at The Culture House for an excessive time before or after lessons. Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult at all times. Small children should be taken to the bathroom prior to class to help minimize frequent "potty breaks". In interest of the children's safety, students arriving more than 15 minutes late into a class will observe only. If you are running late, please call the studio as soon as possible. This will ease the child's nerves as well as allow us to make special arrangements as needed.


ARRIVAL AND PICKUP
Be sure your student arrives 5 minutes before (no earlier please) his/her scheduled class time. Please pick up your student on time. Please inform us if you know you will be late picking up your student. Instruct your student to wait inside the building and you should escort them from the building to your car. During peak times the parking lot is crowded. Please take into consideration that our students may include young children. Please drive slowly and carefully. Do not take a chance on your student running to and from your car.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT
Students and parents will dress and conduct themselves in an appropriate manner while at The Culture House. We will teach each student to work hard and seek to encourage each other. Politeness and generosity are highly valued. Proper respect for the staff and fellow students is expected of all students, parents and siblings. Every student and parent/guardian should behave in a disciplined, responsible manner both on and off site.

The Culture House reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any student or parent/guardian whose attitude, attendance or conduct is found to be unsatisfactory. Any student or parent/guardian who disrupts class or approaches a teacher, staff member, another student or parent/guardian with the intent to disrupt, cause dissent or contravene the policies and procedures of The Culture House will be dismissed immediately. Parents wishing to speak to an instructor must first make an appointment with the Director of the School.

 

DISCIPLINE POLICY
The Culture House strives to offer a place of fun and learning in a minimally restrictive environment. However, if disciplinary action is required, the following steps will be followed:

  1. The instructor will talk to their student about the behavior
  2. The parent/guardian will be called about the student's behavior. A meeting between the parent, child, teacher and School Director may be called.
  3. The Director of the School will contact the parent/guardian informing them of the student's continued behavioral problems. The student will be suspended from class for one week. The Executive Director will be notified.
  4. The Executive Director will notify the parents of the infraction and that the student will be expelled from classes for the remainder of the school year.

Depending on the severity of the infraction, The Culture House reserves the right to accelerate this process and expel the student without intermediary steps. Should a student be expelled, the student is welcome to re-enroll during the next term. However, if disciplinary problems continue, the student will be permanently expelled and not allowed to re-enroll in the future.

CONSENT AND RELEASE
All parents/legal guardians and adult students must read and sign a completed Registration Form containing consent and release clauses:

I hereby waive and release The Culture House and its officers, agents, volunteers and employees from all acts or omissions resulting in any physical injuries, medical treatment or other damages to myself or any minors of whom I am parent or legal guardian, resulting from participation in The Culture House programs. I further waive and release The Culture House and its officers, agents, volunteers and employees from any damages sustained by the aforementioned or any guests of the aforementioned as a result of any condition, act, omission or accident on or at 14808 W. 117th Street, Olathe, Kansas, or any other premises upon which any activity related to The Culture House takes place. Photo, Video & Audio Release: I hereby give permission to The Culture House to photograph, video, film and/or audio record my child and/or me. I consent to the use of such materials for all uses including production videos, class photos and all promotional material, including The Culture House Web Site. This release is granted in perpetuity. I agree to the above and have read the policies and procedures manual and agree to abide by the terms and conditions therein including the "CODE OF CONDUCT".