Parent Responsibilities
It is the responsibility of the parents to be aware of all dance
studio activities, such as recitals, opening or closings, and picture
days.  The studio notices are posted on the website, in our
newsletter & in your email.  We also post to Facebook! Please
notify us if your address, e-mail address, or telephone number
has changed.
Hours
Monthly Tuition
30-45 minutes per week
$45
1 hour per week
$45
1.5 hours per week
$50
2 hours per week
$65
2.5 hours per week
$75
2 Sibling Tuition
$80
3 Sibling Tuition
$115
Tuition, Policies, Rates, Calendar & Dress Code
Non-Refundable Registration Fee:
$25.00 per child             $30.00 per family
This must be paid along with tuition before your child attends their first class.
Costumes, Rehearsal, Recital
Rehearsal & Recital
Our 14th Annual Dance Rehearsal & Recital will be held at St.
Paul's Dr. Monte L. Moorer Theater. All students dancing with
MBDA at the studio, their school, preschool or daycare are invited
to dance with us. The recital and rehearsal will be held the
weekend of May 31, June 1st & 2nd.  
Dancing in the recital is optional and not a requirement to
participate in the class. Expenses will include costumes, recital
tickets, tights & shoes. Dance Recital programs and Recital DVDs
are optional to purchase. Families may need to attend more than
one show in order to see their dancer/dancers perform.

Recital Costume
All costume money is due by October 1st.  
Costumes are not included in your tuition. The total cost for each
costume is $75.00. Each dancer will only have one costume,
some costumes will be a 2-in-1. These 2-in-1  dance costumes
are convertible costumes appropriate for multiple dance genres.
Costume checks must be written separately from tuition!
There is no PayPal option for costumes.
There are no costume refunds.
**WHEN WITHDRAWING FROM THE MBDA DANCE PROGRAM
PRIOR TO RECEIVING YOUR COSTUMES, YOU
ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU WILL FORFEIT THEM**.

Recital Fee
Recital Fee- $20.00 per child, $30 Per Family
Due February 1, 2019
This reserves your child's place in the recital.
MBDA2U Preschool & School Dance Attire
Cottage Hill Presbyterian
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Buckle Tap Shoes
Dauphin Way Baptist Creative Movement (Age 2)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights & Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
Dauphin Way Baptist (Ages 3-5)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Buckle Tap Shoes
Dauphin Way United Methodist
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Buckle Tap Shoes
Joyland
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Buckle Tap Shoes
Knollwood Christian
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes, Black Tap & Jazz Shoes
Oakpark Preschool
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Buckle Tap Shoes
Springhill Baptist
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Buckle Tap Shoes
St. Mary Preschool
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks & Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
Corpus Christi Preschool
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Buckle Tap Shoes
Corpus Christi School (Ages 5-7-Thursday Class)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leaher Ballet Shoes, Black Tap & Jazz Shoes
Corpus Christi School (Ages 8-11-Wednesday Class)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu/Bootie Shorts with Thin Socks, Pink Ballet Shoes & Black Jazz Shoes
St. Dominic Preschool
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Buckle Tap Shoes
St. Dominic School (Ages 5-7-Monday Class)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Jazz Shoes
St. Dominic School (Ages 8-11-Monday Class)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Jazz Shoes

Where We Shop
Online Dance Store
© Mobile Bay Dance Academy Inc. 2018
Tuition
Dance Tuition is always due by the 1st of every month, and late by the 10th!
You will not receive a monthly invoice.  

After the 10th, a $15 late fee per month will be applied. Please make sure you
pay on time each  month to avoid late fees.  
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Tuition is based on a yearly rate, from September through May/June, paid in
nine payments.  Some months have three classes while other months have five
classes.  Monthly payment installments remain the same throughout the year.  
We do not prorate tuition for any reason.  Holidays and closures are already
calculated into your nine payments.  If joining a class after the first week of that
month, the full payment installment must be made for that month and makeups
in similar classes are encouraged for any missed weeks.
There are absolutely no refunds.

If your account becomes 2 months delinquent,
your child will not be permitted to attend further classes.  
We accept Check, Cash, Online Payment or Money Order.
Withdrawing A Student From Class
We strongly believe at MBDA when you start something you finish it. If you feel
it absolutely necessary to withdraw your child from class you MUST provide a
mailed to MBDA within 30 days of your child's last day counted for attendance
you will be charged the following months of tuition along with a $50 fee. Until we
have written confirmation your child will be considered absent for that month
and monthly tuition will continue. Commitment to dance is very important.
Teachers spend multiple hours on each dance lesson and dance. They must
work on choreography, formations, groups, ripples, etc. These parts of the
dance are based around the dancers that sign up for the class.

**WHEN WITHDRAWING FROM THE MBDA DANCE PROGRAM PRIOR TO
RECEIVING YOUR COSTUMES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU WILL
FORFEIT THEM**
Visitors
No Parents or visitors are allowed in the dance classroom.  
Dancers are more focused and perform better with less people in
the room. Dance is also about learning independence. You will
see your dancer grow so much in confidence from their dance
classes. If your child is feeling anxious about being in class
without you, you can help by explaining to your child that they can
show you what they learned after class.
Studio Closings
When public and private schools close due to weather, the studio
will also close. Dance classes will resume when school resumes.
Missing Dance Class
We realize that most of our students are involved in other
activities. Occasionally, dance and your other activities may be
held at the class to attend another activity, but it should not
happen regularly. Sports and clubs usually meet several times a
week if not daily. Dance class only meets once a week (per
class), so be sure to keep that commitment. MBDA offers classes
all over Mobile County, if your child misses class, and you choose
for them to make the class up, please email or call us to make
arrangements for them to attend another dance class.
What We Expect
At Mobile Bay Dance Academy, we teach in a Christian, encouraging, yet
structured dance environment. We want our students to learn to love the art
dance. This is what we will teach them to do. In return, students should be
respectful to all of their fellow dancers and instructors. They should come to
class prepared to dance. All students should arrive ready to dance with a ready
to learn attitude. They should wear dance appropriate attire and dance shoes.
See our dress code for more information about appropriate dance attire.
The Importance of Class Attendance
Students must attend classes regularly for their own benefit as
well as the growth and development of the class as a whole. Our
dance classes are based on individual commitment; however they
are fueled by the entire class. Sometimes you may need to miss
class due to illness.  If you are contagious, do not come to class.
By coming to class we assume that all students are healthy and
able to dance. If your child has a sprained ankle, cast, etc.
PARENTS should let us know about the situation in advance and
we will let your child observe the class.
Communication
We work hard to make the dance experience organized and fun.
Keeping you informed is one of our primary goals. Please read all
newsletters and other dance class information. The studio’s
primary method of communication with parents is via e-mail. If you
are not receiving any e-mails from us, then please contact us to
ensure your current e-mail address is on file.
Additionally, please add the studio e-mail address
mobilebaydanceacademy@comcast.net to your e-mail contact list
so that all communications will display in your e-mail Inbox and
not a spam folder.
Please Note: While all of our student/parent concerns or
questions are important to us, we ask that you respect our staff's
personal time and not contact them via Text or Facebook
messenger after 7 p.m. or on holidays.
You may email us at any time!
2018-2019 Calendar
Dance Classes Begin: Monday, Sept 10th
Costume Money Due: Monday October 1st
Booooooo Week: Oct 22nd- Oct 26th
Christmas Parade Shirt Order Form Due: Thursday, Oct 25
Thanksgiving Holidays: Monday, Nov 19 - 22 (NO DANCE)
Spirit of Christmas Parade: Saturday, Dec 1, 9:00 a.m.
Pajama Week: Monday, Dec 3-7
Christmas/New Year Holidays: Wed, Dec 19- Jan 2
Nutcracker Dance Camp: Thursday, Dec 20- 8 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Day: Mon, Jan 21 (No Dance)
Princess Week: Feb 4th-Feb 8th
Mardi Gras: Mar 4-7 (No Dance)
Easter Break: April 19-26 (No Dance)
DANCE PICTURE WEEKEND: TBA-March
Rehearsal & Recital Weekend: Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2
Magical Adventures Dance Camp: July 15th-19th (tentative)
Dance Studio Attire
Girls- Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Ballet Skirt or Tutu
Boys- White T-shirt, black shorts, black ballet shoes
Preschool Tap
Girls- Leotard of Choice, Pink Tights, Black Tap Shoes & Ballet Skirt, Tutu
Boys- White T-shirt, black shorts, black tap shoes
Ballet
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
Ballet/Pointe
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Pink Pointe Shoes
Lyrical
Leotard, Convertible or Footless Tights, Lyrical Shoes or Foot Undies
Tap
Leotard, Pink Tights, Black Tap Shoes, bootie shorts or skirt
Jazz
Leotard or Choice, Pink Tights, Black Jazz Shoes, bootie shorts
Tumbling
Leotard or Choice, bootie shorts, NO TIGHTS!

Where We Shop
Online Dance Store