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
c
hanges.
Tuition, Fees, Policies, Rates, Calendar & Dress Code
Single & Family Registration
$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
All students dancing with MBDA at the studio, their school,
preschool or daycare are invited to of May 29, 30 & 31.
Our 14th
Annual Dance Rehearsal & Recital will be held at St.Paul's Dr.
Monte L. Moorer Theater
. 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.  If you are not planning for your child to perform in the
2019-2020 Dance Recital, please send written notice before
November 1st.

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 for 1 dancer, $30 total for 2 or more dancers
Due February 3, 2020
This reserves your child's place in the recital. This also helps
cover cost of tech crew, props, security, recital medals & music
licensing for rehearsal and recital weekend.
Dance Attire
Hair Must Be Worn Up for Classes

MBDA2U Preschool & School Dance Attire
Cottage Hill Presbyterian Ballet/Tap
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
& Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
Dauphin Way Baptist Ballet/Tap (Age 2)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
& Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
Dauphin Way Baptist Ballet/Tap (Ages 3-5)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
& Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
Dauphin Way United Methodist Ballet/Tap
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
& Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
Joyland Ballet/Tap
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
& Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
Knollwood Christian Ballet/Tap/Jazz
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes,
Buckle Tap Shoes & Black Jazz Shoes
Oakpark Preschool Ballet/Tap
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
& Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
Springhill Baptist Ballet/Tap
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
& Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
St. Mary Preschool Ballet/Jazz
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
& Black Jazz Shoes
Corpus Christi Preschool Ballet/Tap
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
& Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
Corpus Christi School (Ages 5-7-Thursday Class Ballet/Tap/Jazz)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes,
Black Tap Shoes & Black Jazz Shoes
Corpus Christi School (Ages 8-11-Monday Class)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu/Bootie Shorts with Thin Socks,
Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Jazz Shoes
St. Dominic Preschool Ballet/Tap
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
& Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
St. Dominic School (Ages 5-7-Monday Class Ballet/Tap/Jazz)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
& Black Jazz Shoes

Dance Studio Attire
Preschool Ballet/Tap
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
& Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
Ballet/Tap/Jazz/Lyrical
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu/Bootie Shorts with Pink Tights, Leotard,
Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights,
Pink Leather Ballet Shoes, Black Jazz Shoes, Lyrical Shoes
or Foot Undies & Black Tap Shoes
Ballet/Pointe
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather 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 short


Where We Shop
Online Dance Store
© Mobile Bay Dance Academy Inc. 2019
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
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. We realize that most of our students are
involved in other activities. Occasionally, dance and your other activities may
be held at the same time. We understand that occasionally you may have to
miss 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 co
mmitment.
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.
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 studios primary method of communication
with parents is via e-mail. If you are not receiving any e-mails from the us,
then please contact us to ensure your
current e-mail address is on file.
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!
2019-2020 Schedule
Dance Classes Begin: Monday, Sept 9th
Costume Money Due: October 1st
Booooooo Week: Oct 24, 28, 29, 30
Christmas Parade Shirt Order Form Due: Thursday, Oct 24
Thanksgiving Holidays: Monday, Nov 25 - 28 (NO DANCE)
Spirit of Christmas Parade: Saturday, Dec 7, 9:00 a.m.
Pajama Week: Monday, Dec 9-13
Christmas/New Year Holidays: Dec 20- Jan 2
Nutcracker Dance Camp: Monday, Dec 23- 8 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Day: Mon, Jan 20 (No Dance)
Princess Week: Feb 3-7
Mardi Gras: Feb 24-28 (No Dance)
Easter Break: April 13-16 (No Dance)
DANCE PICTURE WEEKEND: TBA
Rehearsal & Recital Weekend: Saturday, May 30 & Sunday, May 31
Magical Adventures Dance Camp 2020: TBA
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.  
Pay Online Now!
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.
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