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Policies

*These are the set of regulations formulated by school board of directors, for better organization, guarantee best results, for smooth conducting of classes & assure fairness to all.
This is developed from experiences and analysis over several years. Thanks to adhering to these, to make possible a great team work and amazing results.

* EB Bollywood Dance School may be referred as "School" or "EBB" on this site.

LIABILITY WAIVER: (Applies to all Star-students & Guest-students)
Authorization of Medical Care: Should my child become ill or injured while at EB Bollywood Dance School or its events, and I, the parent/guardian cannot be reached, I hereby empower the staff of EB Bollywood Dance School, to authorize medical care and treatment for the above named student(s).

Consent of Participation: I acknowledge and agree that dancing as in any other situation involving physical activity, involve risk of bodily injury including but not limited to those of partial and/or total disability, paralysis and death. There may also be other risks not known to me or that reasonably foreseeable at this time. I acknowledge that these risks and dangers may be caused by the negligence of the students or the negligence of others. I accept and assume such risks and responsibility for the loss and/or damages following such injury, disability, paralysis, or death, however caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the student, EB Bollywood Dance School, its officers, directors agents and employees, other student instructors, or owners and lessees of the premises used to conduct the activities. I agree that the consent of participation covers each and every activity and event sponsored by the EB Bollywood Dance School. I also confirm that the above named student(s) has no problems health or otherwise that might compromise his/her safe involvement or that of others. I also have read and agreed to all the rules stated on the "Policies" section on www.DanceBollywood.net.

*Parent/Guardian is solely responsible for watching children outside the class room, or after their specific scheduled class-time. Running/screaming/horse-play/offensive languages etc. are strictly forbidden at our class-hosting facilities or studios.

2 types of student status based on consistency of attendance:

STAR students:
1. All first-time students to a batch automatically gain complimentary star-student status.
2. Enjoy discounted $20 first-time Regn & discounted monthly tuition of $75/mo (Now, JUST $70 when you set-up Auto Pay!)
3. Eligible to be selected for School Performances OR Competitions OR TV/video productions OR modeling sessions
4. Star-students ARE eligible for available FREE perks mentioned on site home page.
5. Have to comply to general practices, payment policies, vacation policies & have to maintain atleast an average-performance profile.
6. Students lose "star-student" status on "3 or more months of continuous break from roll" OR "NOT complying to school vacation/payment policies"

GUEST students:
1. Enjoy $40 first-time Regn & monthly fees starting at $85/mo (JUST $80 when you set-up AutoPay!)
2. Have to comply ONLY to general practices & payment policies.
3. Vacation policies doesn't apply to guest students.
4. Guest students ARE NOT eligible to participate in School Performances OR Competitions OR TV/video productions.
5. Guest students may/may not be eligible for FREE services from school.
6. Guest students ATTAINS star-student status, on a continuous attendance on roll, for minimum 3 months.
7. Guest students can also attain regular status ANY TIME, by undergoing "special-focus" training, which starts from $100 & up.

VACATION POLICIES (Applies to all Star-students)
1. One break/vacation in a calendar-year (maximum of one calendar-month) is permitted on director's approval*
2. * They don't have to pay ANY fees, and can maintain the registration and star-student status.
3. * This break will be approved with at least 7 days email-notice specifying start & end dates for vacation.
4. Registration expires** when a student takes a break for more than a month, and will have to re-instate registration($30) to continue as a star-student.
5. ** ALTERNATIVELY, Students can pay tuition-fees in advance for one month following vacation, along with vacation-notice, to keep registration UNEXPIRED for UPTO 3 calendar-months of break.
6. For any breaks MORE than 2 calendar months, student will be required to pay a "special-training fees" ($25 for each month of break), for the instructor to get them catch up along with the team. 7. Vacations longer than 3 calendar-months will make them "Guest Students" while returning to classes.

PAYMENT POLICIES (Applies to all Star-students & Guest-students)
  • Monthly fees is per calendar month, which is expected to be received in advance BEFORE the first day of any month
  • Sibling discounts or Referral discounts available! (Referrals must be mentioned in enrollment application)
  • Discounted one-time registration fees $20/family for new-comers, at the moment! (Regular $40)
  • $399/student while paying 6 months classes in advance (Regular Price: $450)!
  • $769 while paying 12 months classes together (Regular Price: $900)!

* Default, convenient AutoPay Discounts *
Discounted monthly fees from Subscription dropdown($5 less than regular) while subscribing to the default online auto-payment system.

* One-time Payments in Advance *
All one-time payments MUST be in regular rate ($5 higher/child, than default auto-pay rates), and any in-person payments are accepted only in Cash.
All payments have to be received in advance before start of the month, to receive the default advance-pay discount.
Payments after the start of the month loses the in-time payment discount of $5 also, and will keep incrementing extra $5 each week delayed.
It is parents' responsibility to sign and record each in-person payment on the fee-chart (in class), without fail.

GENERAL PRACTICES: (Applies to all Star-students & Guest-students)
As we know, EB Bollywood dance school is a collaborative effort from the parents, students and the instructor. The high levels of mutual understanding, co-operation and hard work of these 3 pillars, have brought, and will continue making wonders in front of thousands! Below are the major practices that we follow to remain a successful school and a friendly big family, at the same time. Thanks all for adhering to below guidelines..!

  • Make sure to inform in a one-line text/email without fail, if your child might be absent from any expected classes/ programs.
  • (No notification means the student will be present, where they are expected)
  • Please note that non-students are not allowed inside the classroom, for the instructors to grab the 100% attention of the group.
  • - They may need to bring their drinks in bottles.
  • No special shoes needed. Slippers preferred, as they practice bare-footed in class.
  • They may wear t-shirts/tanks/shorts/leggings. Avoid skirts, jeans or jackets in class.
  • Uniforms in each class is mandatory, if the team is provided with one.

I would humbly request you to avoid any chat/discussion with me before/after your kid's session, if there are other sessions scheduled. I'll be very happy to communicate to you through emails (preferred) OR over phone (1PM-5PM/after 9PM).
Once your student is part of group choreography, you MUST discuss in advance & get a date from instructor for Long Breaks (more than 2 months) or Discontinuation, so that it could be worked out without affecting the choreography they are part of.
Please read the weekly schedule emails for updates. Add emailbollywood@yahoo.com to your address-book, so that spam-filters won't eat it.

EBB General Policies

Class Attendance:
Regular attendance is very much needed for their proper progress. Since we are doing team-choreography, any student's absence creates extra-work and time-loss for the instructor and team.
Please TRY your BEST not to miss regular weekly sessions (unless for genuinely unavoidable reasons) In case anyone MUST miss, provide advance notification (through email/text) without fail.

Stage Performances:
Since the EB dance instruction is mainly focused on high quality team shows on major venues, we give utmost importance to them. Since most of our dances are team choreographies (with formations, and assigned positions), absence of team members from shows will put the team in trouble! Your kids' big effort and dream turns fruitful, only with the applause and compliments from the audience. And that is the fun part of their learning! So try your BEST not to miss those!

No Liability on School/Staff:
Parents will be solely liable, in case of any rare but possible incidents of any kind of injury or damage to the student, or his/her property, in the class/in the class premises/on the stage, during the practices/performances or any school related activities. ElectroBattles school or instructors or other students, won't be responsible for any such rare, but unexpected occurrences. While enrollment, parents agree/sign a liability waiver agreement, for protecting the school, instructors, other students and hosting facilities.

Enrollment/Discontinuation:
Parents must get a date from the instructor, for both events - "enrollment" and "taking break/discontinuing", so that it doesn't affect the team and the choreography. If your child is part of a current choreography and you want to take a break (or discontinue) you can do it ONLY AFTER completing all performances of that choreography. Feel free to let us know, with a minimum of 30 day’s notice and we'll work it out for you. As families and students are together doing a huge "team-work based on trust", kindly respect your moral commitment to the school, to the team, and other families, on such an occasion.

PERFORMANCE POLICIES (Applies to all Star-students)
Being a leading dance school in CA, EBB is regularly invited to perform for several reputed Indian/American events in Valley, or around Los Angeles. All the students who are ready might be invited. Our teams perform in front of huge audiences several times an year(Even at renowned venuee like Staples Center). Our teams participate in competitions too.

  • Once they are part of a choreography, participation is HIGHLY recommended for stage-performances of their team. Final rehearsals might be mandatory.
  • Once a 5 min choreography is ready, team might start performing it, mostly on 3-4 venues minimum, which will earn students big exposure, experience and confidence.
  • School will announce performance dates as early as it gets confirmed, so that parents can avoid/work-out any other conflicts.
  • The school arranges the costume for the particular choreography. The student can "pay and use" it for each show, for an affordable rent.
  • Each student is very important to the school, the same way. The stage positions are decided after careful consideration of specific factors like performance-level(confidence level, timing, clarity, grace, expressions etc.), attendance, age & size. It is purely based on neutral, thoughtful plan made by choreographer/instructor, for the quality of our presentation, and fairness to all.

Since most of our dances are team choreographies (with formations, and individual roles), absence of any team member, from performances might put the team in trouble!
It is very important that you discuss with instructor in the earliest, if you have any serious "unavoidable" conflict on an announced performance date/time.
Your child's big effort and passion turns fruitful, only when they use these opportunities. Their confidence boosts in multitudes, through stage performances, applauses and compliments!
After all, rehearsals, performances, competitions, gifts, accolades, photos & videos are the fun-side of dance learning & team-work!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1. Can I join EB Bollywood dance school?
ANS: Anyone (ages 3 & up) who cherishes some interest in dancing / music, are most welcome to join EB Bollywood Dance School...regardless of child/adult, boy/girl, novice/advanced, Indian/non-Indian :)

2. When is the best time to join?
ANS: Call/text the director (703.801.7346) in the earliest, and get the best date and most suitable group, as we have several age-groups and locations.

3. What if I miss classes?
ANS: Since we are doing team-choreography, any student's absence creates extra-work and time-loss for the instructor and team. Please TRY UR BEST not to miss regular weekly sessions (unless for a genuine "unavoidable" reason).
In case anyone MUST miss a class, provide advance notification (through email/text) without fail. We'll help the absentees to catch-up in class-reviews, and through practice videos.

4. Do I have an option to make up a missed class?
ANS: YES. We strongly recommend children to make-up missed classes in a nearby location, in the same week, so that they don't lose the continuity & ease and thereby their interest.
In case anyone MUST miss a class, provide advance notification (through email/text) without fail. We'll help the absentees to catch-up in class-reviews, and through practice videos.

5. Why is my little beginner showing reluctance to go to classes?
ANS: Don't worry! It's very common for a few weeks with beginners of ages 3-6. They'll start loving it in a few weeks. They just need that extra patience, clarity, motivation and determination during that starting phase, from parents. You just need to be clear & assertive, to start seeing the big difference, very soon!
To set right expectation for parents of little beginners:
As you might know, learning group dancing, takes lot of focus, observation and discipline in a group. The 3-6 yr olds needs to be tuned to grab that learning technique. For many little ones, first few sessions of learning, might be harder and "less-fun" than what they expected by "dancing"! Parents, along with the teacher, have to keep them motivated and help them to get over that starting-trouble. In a few classes, they will get trained how to focus, watch and listen with enough attention for dancing (which is 101%)! Then they turn very confident and start showing faster progress. That's the point they'll really start enjoying the fun of dancing & working with a group!
Once they master the techniques of group dancing, there won't be anything under the sun, which they can't learn! You can see how dancing turns them into super-kids!

6. Can the student take a break OR discontinue at any time?
ANS: Breaks at the starting stage of beginner student, makes their continuation harder. Many little beginners might need some time to understand & learn the techniques, to get comfortable and feel the ease and fun of dancing. It’s very crucial that they are very regular during this phase, when they might show some level of "starting-reluctance". Breaks are okay, once they get into the right flow. Unfortunately taking break at the wrong time for the little ones before they've settled will leave a wrong impression in them about dancing, in their entire life. So, it is critical to get the opinion from the instructor before deciding any break.
If the student is part of a stage production/choreography, for at least a month...
Parents are expected to give a reasonable notice & get a date from the instructor, if you have to "take a break" or "discontinue", so that it won't affect the team and the choreography.
You might be requested to do it, ONLY AFTER completing the choreography and all performances of that. Kindly let the instructor know as early as possible and he will give the best date for that, without affecting the group's effort.

7. Does the school arrange performances/recitals for students?
ANS: Yes. Being a leading dance school in CA, EBB is regularly invited to perform for several reputed Indian/American events in Valley, or around Los Angeles. All the students who are ready might be invited. Our teams perform in front huge audiences several times an year(Even at renowned venue like Staples Center).
8. Our group is organizing a public event. Can EB school perform in our event?
ANS: Mostly YES. Our school teams are willing to perform free of cost (or with minimal expenses) for most of the local public events, as long as it gives a good exposure & respect to our teams.

9. Can I pay only for classes I attend?
ANS: Unfortunately, NO.
We have a "fixed monthly payment" system to assure regular attendance, for student's benefit and fairness to others, and to make the team-productions possible.
Only for the enrollment month you can pro-rate for attended classes, if you joined after a month starts.

10. How & when do I pay?
ANS:
  • Monthly fees is per calendar month, which is expected to be received IN ADVANCE, BEFORE the first day of any month.
  • Discounted monthly fees (1 class/week) of just $70(+ nominal transaction fees) for all students subscribed to the DEFAULT online auto-payment system.
  • All manual in-person payments must be in CASH. In-person payments start at regular rate of $75 in first class, incrementing extra $5 every week.
  • You MUST ask & sign the "fee chart" before making any payment in person. It is parent's duty not to forget, and get payment recorded.

11. Do I get any discounts in payment?
ANS: Of course. So Many :)
Sibling discounts - Each second child from family gets $10 OFF, every month.
Multiple Location discount - Receive huge discount in monthly fees, when you register for multiple locations & take more 2 or more sessions a week.
Bulk Payment discounts - You get HUGE discounts when you pay 6 months or 12 months fees together in advance.
Referral discounts - $20 Cash back in following month, when your friend gets enrolled through your reference. You get $10 & your friend gets $10.
Besides, ALL enjoy special discounts monthly for Auto-Pay set-up & On-time payment.

12. Can my child opt-out from the upcoming stage performance?
ANS: Since most of our dances are team choreographies (with formations, and individual roles), absence of any team member from shows might put us in trouble, and the team to lose balance!
Discuss with instructor in the earliest, if you have any serious "unavoidable" conflict during performance time.
Your child's big effort and passion turns fruitful, only when they use these opportunities. Their confidence boosts in multitudes, through stage performances, applauses and compliments!
After all, rehearsals, performances, competitions, photos & videos are the fun-side of dance learning!

13. Can my child get front/prominent positions on stage performances?
ANS: Unfortunately No. Each student is important to the school, the same way. The stage positions are decided after careful consideration of specific factors like performance-level (confidence, timing, clarity, grace, expressions etc.), attendance, age & size. It is purely based on neutral, thoughtful plan made by choreographer/instructor, for the quality of our presentation, and fairness to all.

14. What if the student needs to travel for a vacation?
ANS: Regular (Star) students can take ONE "no-fees" vacation/break in a calendar year. The dates must be informed in writing in advance. (Refer the "vacation policies" section under EBB policies, as these have to be strictly followed)

15. Can I get a snap-shot of the EB school system?
ANS:
  • Regular class attendance of student is expected; Absence from any session should be informed in advance, without fail.
  • Once they are part of choreography, participation is HIGHLY recommended for stage-performances of their team. Final rehearsals might be mandatory.
  • IF you have to take a long break/ discontinue at any point, you may do that in a 2 weeks' notice. You're expected to get the date from instructor, so that team or choreography doesn't get affected.
  • Once a 5 min choreography is ready, team might start performing it, mostly on 3-4 venues minimum, which will earn students big exposure, experience and confidence.
  • School will announce performance dates as early as it gets confirmed, so that parents can avoid/work-out any other conflicts.
  • The school arranges the costume for the particular choreography. The student can "pay and use" it for each show, for an affordable rent.

16. Do I have an option to make up a missed class?
ANS: YES. We strongly recommend students to make-up missed lessons. Make up is available for students ONLY if they are “active” on class roll. Make up must be done in any nearby class-location within 14 days of absence. It can’t be carried over to the following month in same location. You have to get appointment from office, to do makeup lessons.

N.B: Any new guidelines/policies will be added to this page in the future.