• Policies

    The following information is intended to answer some of the questions you may have about tuition, absences, attire and holidays.  Please note the important dates at the bottom of the page.  Should you need further assistance please call 803-469-8277 or email admin@misslibbys.com
      

    Tuition
    Observance
    Recitals Expo
    Dance & Gym attire
    Costumes Gym attire
    Absences & Make-up

     

     
    Tuition is payable in nine equal payments, and is due by the first of each month.  A late fee of $15.00 will be added to your account if not paid by the 15th of the month.  A non-refundable registration fee of $35 per family is due upon enrollment.  Tuition is based upon total duration of class time per family. A performance fee of $15.00 per student will be added to your account on January 1st, 2014.
    We do not send monthly invoices/statements. You will receive a statement only if your account is past due. Any account that becomes 30 days past due will be notified by email or phone call.  In the event an account becomes 60 days past due, the past due balance will charged to the credit card provided upon enrollment.
    If you would like to set up an automatic draft plan with a credit or debit card, please see the front desk personnel. For your convenience, you may prepay your annual tuition, plus fees, and receive one month’s tuition free!  We offer a 10% discount to all active duty military families.
     
    • Tuition Schedule

    45 min to 1 hour -   $ 48.00

    1 ¼ hours             $74.00

    1 ½ hours              $ 75.00

    1 ¾ hours              $ 79.00

    2 hours                  $ 85.00

    2 ¼ hours                  $90.00

    2 ½ hours             $110.00

    2 ¾ hours              $120.00

    3 hours                  $125.00

    3 ¼ hours                  $130.00

    3 ½ hours              $142.00

    3 ¾ hours              $148.00

    4 hours                  $154.00

    4 ½ hours              $159.00

    4 ¾ hours              $164.00

    5 hours                  $175.00

    5 ½ hours              $185.00

    5 ¾ hours              $190.00

    6 hours                  $195.00

    6 ½ hours              $204.00

    6 ¾ hours              $210.00

    7 hours                  $215.00

    7 ½ hours              $223.00

    7 ¾ hours              $228.00

    8+ hours (Unlimited)  $232.00


     
    OBSERVANCE (Parent Viewing Days)
     
    Observing will be allowed during the first lesson of November and March for studios B&D and Coach Angie’s gymnastics classes. Observing will be allowed during the second lesson of November and March for studios A&C and the remaining gymnastics classes. Observance for students attending through daycare centers will be held during the first lesson of November and March.  These are the only dates for class observance, unless prearranged by the General Manager.
     

     
    RECITALS
    Dance recitals have been scheduled for May 16th,17th,18th at Patriot Hall.  Not your “same ol’ dance recital” this year!  5 dance recitals each with a theme that will entertain your family & friends!  New sets & scenery create a wonderland of imagination!  All 45 minute dance classes will perform one routine & be included in the finale.  Recital tickets will be available the first week of May.   All accounts must be current to receive tickets. 4 tickets will be set aside per costume, per child. Additional tickets can be purchased for $5.00 from the front office or at the box office of Patriot Hall 1hour prior to showtime.
     
    GYMNASTICS EXPO
    The date of the Gymnastics Expo is Saturday May 31st 2014.  The Gymnastics Expo will take place at Nettles Gymnasium of USC Sumter.  We love to have your gymnasts show off the skills they have worked hard to acheive!  Miss Libby’s gymnastics center is transported to an alternate location with ample seating and plenty of space to include all the gymnastics elements! 
    ANNUAL PERFORMANCE COST
    The annual performance fee ($15 per student) helps cover the cost of rental facilities, trophies, gifts, advertising, printing costs and keeping our students safe during each performance.  Each student receives a participation trophy and 4 free tickets to the dance recital per costume purchased.     We love to entertain and we offer free performances at many community events.  The annual performance fee will be due January 1st, 2014.  In order to participate at any Miss Libby’s performance your account must reflect a zero balance unless payment arrangements have been arranged.
     
    DANCE / GYM ATTIRE

    It’s important for students abide by a dress code policy for the following reasons:

    • A neat and tidy appearance sets an attitude of attentiveness and respect for students, teachr, and the art of dance
    • Teachers must be able to see the dancer’s body outline clearly in order to make proper corrections on posture, alignment, etc. 
    • Hair must be properly secured and tied up off of the face and neck for all styles of dance.
    • Jewelry must not be loose or dangling. 
    • Gum chewing is not allowed due to danger of choking and appearance.
    • No loose fitting pants, blue jeans or t-shirts (they are not dance attire).
    • Miss Libby’s carries a full line of dance shoes, gymnastics & dance leotards. 
    • Special orders must be paid for in advance and include shipping & handling.
    • We offer dance & gymnastics STARTER kits.  They contain all the required items for classes at Miss Libby’s.  Saving you $15-$20
    • Please visit www.discountdance.com/dtp.html and enter referral code TP47507 for 10% off your first order

     

     

    COSTUMES / GYM ATTIRE
     
    Payment for dance recital costumes & gymnastics expo outfits  are due on or before November 15th . Any orders placed after Thanksgiving break will incur an express production charge of $15.00.  We order costumes & attire during the holiday break.  Costume companies can take up to 12-16 weeks to ship orders.  We receive an early bird discount for ordering before January 1st of the new year.
    Girls’ Dance Costumes………………$70.00
    Boys’ Dance Costumes……………..$50.00 (depends on teachers request)
    Girls’ Gymnastics Leo………………..$60.00 
    Boys’ Gymnastics Attire………………$50.00
     

    PICTURES
     
    Dance pictures are scheduled for April 7th-11th 2014. Gymnastics pictures are scheduled for March 24th-April 4th 2014.  Pictures will be taken during regular class time. Dance students attending through daycare centers will have pictures taken on Saturday April 5th 2014 at Miss Libby’s.  Dance & Gymnastics pictures are taken by Limelite Photography-Brent King.  www.limeliteonline.com

     
    TROPHIES
     
    Each student will receive one dance recital and/or gymnastics exhibition participation trophy for the year. Please contact the front desk if it is your 5th, 10th, or 15th year of dance or gymnastics. Trophies will be awarded for these accomplishments.  We honor the previous years attended at other studios.  Perfect Attendance Certificates will be awarded for those students achieving 100% perfect attendance. Please understand that we cannot make exceptions.  
     
     

    ABSENCES / MAKE-UP CLASSES
     
    Attendance is imperative! Absences and tardiness can have a negative effect on the entire class.  Classes missed for sickness, personal vacation, etc. may be made up in an age appropriate class within 30 days of the absence. It is the responsibility of the parent to notify the front desk 24 hours prior to a makeup class.  Advance notice is required to allow our staff to find the correct make-up class for your student.   Make-up classes will not be allowed after April 1st, 2012.   
    INCLEMENT WEATHER
     
    We do not make up or pro-rate tuition for days missed due to inclement weather. We will follow closing decisions determined by the Sumter School District.
     

    2013-14 Important Dates to remember

    September 2nd – Closed for Labor Day

     – Nutcracker Auditions (2pm-5pm)

    September 21st – National Gymnastics Day Fundraiser

    October 28th-November 2nd – Halloween Extravaganza

    November 4th – 9thth Observation Week for Studios B & D, Coaches Angie & Monique

    November 11th-15th Observation Week for Studios A & C, Coaches Seth, Ali, Stephanie

    November 25th-29th Closed for Thanksgiving

    Nutcracker performance December 2nd & 3rd 7:00pm

    December 8th – Sumter Jaycee’s Christmas Parade 2pm-4pm

    December 16th-21st Christmas Extravaganza!!! (Dress up in Christmas attire and play holiday games)

    December 23rd-January 5th-  Closed for the Holidays

    February 22nd & 23rd Sumter Arts Showcase sponsored by the Tuomey Foundation

    March Observation Week: Studio B & D March 3rd – 8thh Studio A & C  / March 10th-15th

    Gymnastics Picture Week March 31st-April 4th 2014

    Dance Picture Week at Miss Libby’s - April 7th-11th 2014

    April 20th Summer registration opens!

    April 21st-27th Closed for Spring Break

    May 16-18th 25th Annual Dance Recital

    May 31st, 2014 Annual Gymnastics Expo