Please make an effort to attend all scheduled classes, as this is important to the student, teacher, and classmates. Participation in special programs & events may have specific attendance requirements; see information pertaining to each event or program.
There are no refunds, transfers or credits for missed classes, whether dance or yoga, regularly scheduled classes, workshops or mini-sessions. If the studio cancels class a make up date will be provided.
Summer Sessions: Irish Dance is a year-round sport. Summer classes are helpful to maintain fitness, remember material & for level advancement.
Low enrollment policy: Classes with less than 5 dance students may have their time reduced (tuition will remain the same) or may be canceled and those students will be placed into alternate classes.
Serious injury or illness: A doctor’s note explaining the nature of the injury is required. The student can take make-ups in the month(s) following his/her return to classes, within that calendar year. Tuition must be kept up to date to hold class placement and cannot be refunded or transferred to another student. A doctor’s note is required stating the student is able to return to dancing. Non-infectious students should observe classes until they are able to participate fully (make-ups will be given for all observation classes).
Attendance Awards: If this is your dancer’s 5th, 10th or 15th year as a student of the Flying Irish—congratulations! They will be given an attendance award at the end of the year.
If a student is going to be absent from a group class, call or text the studio at 978-386-2325 at least 1 hour prior to the start of class. Make-ups are only offered if a call or text is received. Do not email the studio regarding absences.
Make-up classes must be scheduled within 2 weeks of the class missed and taken within a month of the missed class. All make-ups must be pre-scheduled. Make-ups may not available in all classes at all times (ex during feis practice or show preparation times). Each class has a maximum of 2 make-ups per month. If a student misses a make-up, they may not reschedule again.
There are no make-ups for missed classes in mini-sessions, private lessons/classes, workshops, ceili club, punch card users or individually scheduled group classes (such as Air Yoga). Private lessons & individually scheduled group classes must give 24-hour advance notice to reschedule the lesson/class for another time. Classes must be rescheduled within 2 weeks of the missed class and taken within 4 weeks of the missed class. If students cannot attend a rescheduled time, they forfeit the tuition for that class/lesson.
If the weather is at all inclement, please call/text the studio as early as possible. You must call or text to get a make up. If enough people call to say they will not be attending, classes will be cancelled for that night. The Flying Irish Studio may be open even if school or other activities were canceled in your area. You will be emailed when classes are cancelled.
When classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, either a make-up will be offered or students may take a make-up in the closest-level class the week of or following a cancellation; tuition will not be adjusted in the event of cancellations.