Inasmuch as the COVID-19 pandemic is still part of our daily lives, we have to plan for the eventuality that there will be positive COVID-19 cases among our dance school community in the coming weeks. We know that dance instruction is most effective in person. We also know that complete elimination of the risks to our community cannot be achieved while COVID-19 is still a threat. Therefore, we are vigilant in researching ongoing information issued by the CDC, State of Georgia, Dance USA and other sources as we strive to mitigate health risks as much as possible to protect our students, parents, faculty and staff.
We do expect that when students or faculty are exposed to COVID, they let us know of their exposure by completing the form accessible through our COVID Reporting page. This page contains details about studio policies for COVID exposure management and reporting and is maintained for our registered dance families only (password protected). The password was emailed to all registered families on Sept 3, 2020 – please call the front desk if you have registered since Sept. 3 or have misplaced the password.
We will keep this section of our Policies page online and updated as long as there is a COVID-19 risk in the greater community to keep the members of our dance community informed about our practices and plans for mitigation. We hope this information will reassure you and your family that we are doing all that we can to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Each family has their own dance variations that work for them. The simple goal of our policies is to keep everyone dancing to the same beat.
***The information provided below is a SUMMARY of our guidelines for registration, tuition, payments, and studio operations. Detailed POLICIES are delivered through the registration system when you register your dancer(s) for class — we ask that you read ALL policies carefully at the time of registration before you commit to them with your signature.***
There is a non-refundable $35 registration fee, per student, due at registration. Also at the time of registration, there are additional fees that must be paid through your online JackRabbit account in order to secure your placement in desired classes:
Tuition is an annual amount that can be paid in two ways:
All non-tuition charges made to your JackRabbit account, such as costumes, Nutcracker fees, etc. will occur on the given fee schedule for the season. Log into your online Jack Rabbit account to check your schedule and view transactions regularly.
PLEASE NOTE the following about tuition payments:
A $20 late fee will be added to all annual tuition monthly installment payments not paid by the 10th of each month. If payment is not paid by the 1st of the following month, that class spot may be given to the next child on the waiting list.
|Class Time per week||Monthly Tuition|
|1 1/2 Hours||$90|
|2 1/2 Hours||$140|
|Additional 1 Hour||$40|
Hours taken per week are combined for all family members taking non-company classes. For example, if Jill takes one ballet class and Sarah takes 2 jazz classes, tuition for their family is $165 per month for a total of three hours.
Classes meet 1x each week at their specified time and date unless otherwise notified. School holidays are based on the Fulton County School System.
Please see the Tuition policy section for all details concerning the payment of tuition.
|App I & II||$230|
|Additional Classes per month||$40 per class|
|Annual Membership Fees||Annual Payment|
*Single company is EITHER Ballet OR Modern.
** Refers to participation in Ballet + PrePro OR Ballet + Modern Companies.
Ballet Company schedule includes ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, and variations classes, totaling 7.5 hours per week
Apprentice I & II schedule includes ballet, pre-pointe/pointe, jazz, and modern classes, totaling 6 hours per week
Preparatory Dance Program schedule includes ballet, pre-pointe, jazz, and modern classes, totaling 5 hours per week
Modern Company schedule includes modern, ballet, and jazz classes, totaling 7.5 hours per week
If it becomes necessary for you to drop a class or add a class, these changes must be made by completing an online submission. For each class you either add or drop, you must submit a separate submission, per class. You will receive confirmation of your change once it has been received and your account has been updated.
PLEASE NOTE: Do not consider requested changes effective until confirmation by email has been received. Class changes do NOT occur mid-month and NO REFUNDS will be given for classes not attended.
Adding a Class
To add an open class, please complete the necessary steps to select and add the class in your JackRabbit online portal.
It is sometimes necessary to add a class for which JackRabbit restricts permission (example: you are trying to add a class that falls out of your student’s age range). Use the correct online form to make an online submission of the Special Class Add Form.
PLEASE NOTE: If you add a class, your tuition will increase according to the OPEN school fees based on total hours taken. It is also assumed the added dancer will participate in the recital for that class, so an additional costume fee will be charged to your account.
Dropping a Class
You cannot drop classes directly online through your JackRabbit online portal. To drop one or more classes, please access and complete the Drop Class Form for every class you wish to drop. After you submit the form(s) online, we will confirm your drop request by email before dropping your student from the class.
PLEASE NOTE: Verbally discussing your need to drop or add a class with instructors does not make the change official. You must process your request online by the 25th of the current month using the online Special Class Add Form or Drop Class Form to make your change effective for the following month.
If you drop one class and add another, it is considered a schedule change and no charge is incurred unless the new class is a different length of time than the class being dropped. For example, if you were taking a 45-minute class and change to a one hour class, your tuition would increase from the fee for a 45-minute class to the fee for an hour class.
In the event that you to need withdraw from the studio, we require parents/guardians give a thirty (30) day written notice to the front desk of any intent to discontinue classes.
The ONLY acceptable method for submitting your cancellation notice is to complete the Withdrawal Form. Please note:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about withdrawal.
When you complete the credit or bank draft authorization agreement, you are authorizing the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance to charge your credit card/checking account for all services and products related to your family’s enrollment in classes and activities at the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance, including but not limited to tuition, memberships, special events, costumes, recital fees, accessories, etc. If Annual tuition is submitted via monthly installments, your credit or debit card be charged on the monthly, session or periodic basis UNTIL SUCH TIME AS you turn in a Withdrawal Form to the TYSOD front desk, 30 days before intent to discontinue. (See Class Schedule Changes for Enrolled Students > Dropping a Class section above for more details.) When you agree to the payment policy, you assume full responsibility for its terms and conditions of service. It is also your express responsibility to notify the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance immediately of any change in the status of your specified charge account including but not limited to card expiration, name change, limitation of use, loss or theft or the card, etc. In the event that a charged amount is refused for whatever reason, you are responsible for full payment of the charged amount charged plus an NSF fee of $25.00.
COSTUME AND PERFORMANCE FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. NO EXCEPTIONS. PLEASE DO NOT ASK.
The annual Spring Recitals are held at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. This optional activity requires the payment of a costume/recital fee that covers costumes, theater rental, backdrop rental, lighting, programs, and teachers.
Open School students may audition for The Nutcracker. The performance fee covers all rehearsals as well as costume rental, theatre rental, backdrop rental, lighting, programs, and teachers. Performance fees will be published closer to the time of the audition.
PrePro Spring Show
Ballet Company members not in the PrePro Company are invited to participate in the Spring Concert without an audition. Open School students may audition for the annual Spring Concert. The performance fee covers all rehearsals as well as costume rental, theatre rental, backdrop rental, lighting, programs, and teachers. Performance fees will be published closer to the time of the audition.
No student should arrive more than 15 minutes before the beginning of class. Students are to be dropped off at the front lobby door. Younger students may be walked in by their parents. (Fall 2020: Parents are not allowed to walk their dancer to class at this time. We will reinstate this policy when COVID-19 health and safety restrictions are lifted.)
Please park in the lot and pick your child up directly after class at the Houze Way side door. If you know that you will be late for pickup, please contact the front desk at 770-998-0259. If we have not heard from you and you are late picking up your child, you will be charged a fee of $1.00 (one dollar) per each minute you are late. That fee will be added and charged to your account.
If you know ahead of time that your student is going to be absent from class, please let the teacher know. If your student becomes ill or has too much homework on dance class day, we appreciate a call to the front desk letting us know they will be absent.
All students should a wear cover up over their dance clothes when arriving and leaving the studios. See the grid below for dress code info by class:
Upon agreeing to the registration policies, dancers and their parent(s) give permission for the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance owners, officers, employees, and/or agents to seek emergency medical treatment for the participant(s) in the event they are unable to reach any parent or guardian. Dancers and their parent(s) also agree that they will assume financial responsibility for medical services.
I understand that my child’s likeness may be used in the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance ads, promotional videos, website material, or various other marketing. These images will be used for the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance purposes only, and will not be given or sold to outside companies or individuals.
In consideration of allowing the previously declared participant(s) to begin participation in the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance activities, while on the premises and property of said Center, the undersigned, for themselves, and/or being the legal and acting guardian of participant, acting for themselves and on behalf of the participant, release and hold harmless the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance, and its owners, employees, and agents of and from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the participant and/or the undersigned, while in or upon the premises upon which the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance is conducted, or any premises under the control and supervision of the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance, its owners, officers, employees, or agents or in route to or from any of said premises, or while at any premises or place when activities sponsored by or participated in by the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance, its owners, officers, agents, or employees.
Participation in physical activities can involve motion, rotation, and height in a unique environment and as such carries with it a certain assumption of risk. Dancers and their parent(s) choose to voluntarily enter the dance studio spaces and performance venues, knowing the condition and that, under certain circumstances, the condition could become more dangerous. Dancers and their parent(s) voluntarily assume any and all risks of loss, damage, or injury while on at the studio or performance venue. In signing the release to assume risk, dancers and their parent(s) acknowledge that:
How would you like to dance for FREE? It’s possible with our referral program. Here is how it works:
PLEASE NOTE: If the referral student does not put your student’s name in the referral box when registering, the referral will be invalid and you will not receive the $20 credit on your account. There is NO cash value or refunds of the credit. Only one current student name can be used for the referral.
It is that easy. So, get out there and refer your friends to the “Best Dance Studio” in North Fulton (selected by the People’s Choice Awards). Just think, if you referred only 3 new people today, you would have credit for a month of classes.