Policies/ Fees

It is assumed that ALL registered dancers will participate in the recital. If you do not wish to participate, please let us know upon registration.

Missing Class

If for any reason, your class is canceled, or you simply can’t make it that week, your student can make it up with ANY other class in their age group! Just call ahead to let the instructor know you’ll be joining them.

It is the family & students obligation to inform UDC if any breaks or vacations will interfere with attendance in class. We keep track of attendance and will not prorate or refund tuition if changes are not communicated before the 30th. Our goal is quality performance pieces, and growth in dance knowledge from the season – consistency with practice is key for our recital showcase taking place in June, 2018 at the Polk Theatre.

No more than 2 absences are permitted after the recital fee is due or dancer may lose the right to perform in recital.

Welcome & Participation

Welcome! We are so excited that you have decided to become a part of the Ultimate Dance Center. We love dance and our goal is to make everyone love dance! We have designed a state of the art dance studio to give dancers the best quality experience. We offer the most extensive dance classes in all of Polk County. Our 2018 Summer Session is offered June 3rd – August 2nd and classes for the Fall Session begin on August 12th, 2019 – June 2020.

Safety

Always enter the studio with your dancer if they are under 12 years old to ensure their safety & that they know which class & studio they will be taking class in.
UDC is located between Buddha’s Pub & Central FL Speech & Hearing in the Winn Dixie Plaza off of Lakeland Highlands Road and Edgewood Drive at 2980 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland, 33803. If you need directions feel free to call. There is adequate parking.

Registration

All registration fees are to be paid prior to the start of class attendance. Registration is an annual re-occurring payment for all new & returning students and covers Fall & Summer Dance Seasons.

  • $25 registration fee is not refundable & must be paid in full before a student is placed on the class list and allowed to participate. Please see the “Missing Class” section for specifics on break & vacations. Tuition payments are due on the date chosen at registration: Full Season payment or the 30th of every month and will be drawn from the account on file automatically.
  • A late fee of $10 will be added to all accounts past due, payments are expected to be on time regardless of attendance in class. Students will not be allowed to participate in class if tuition is more than 30 days late and payment arrangements are not made.
  • Upon payment of registration fees, all *new* student will receive a free T-shirt.

Students should visit the studio prior to the start of the session to ensure correct sizing & see our space & learn about our dress code policy* & studio etiquette.
*Available online or can be provided via email & hard copy. ​

Email & Texting Policy

When you sign up & provide your email address you will have the ability to access all of your account information including transactions, making payments, updating contact information, & enrolling or adding future classes. Please take advantage of our parent portal to enjoy these features.

Your email & texting feature is our primary point of contact for all major announcements, holiday & weather closure notices, schedule changes, special event details, due dates for major payments (pictures, costumes, recital fees), promotions, monthly newsletters & ALL RECITAL DETAILS. It is your responsibility to stay current with all thing Ultimate Dance Center by regularly checking these emails. We will send you all information needed & this eliminates calling or stopping at the Front Desk for this important information. ​

Tuition Rates

Tuition is due the 30th of every month after the month of dance attended. UDC does not give refund on tuition. It is your responsibility to inform us if you are stopping enrollment from the center.

UDC Tuition Rates

  • 1 Kids Combo / Kids Acro Class per week – $45 per month/45 Minutes (2-3, 2-5yr Ages)
  • 1 Class per week – $55 per month/ 45 Minutes – 1 hr (4-6, 7-11 & 12+yr Ages)
  • *each additional class is $45 per month
  • *sibling/family discount $10 off per class
  • Prepaid Full Season Payment *NON REFUNDABLE*
  • No additional or sibling/family discount can be applied
  • 15% Off Flat Rate
  • Paid in full at registration or prior to 1st class attended

Drop in Class Rates: (no registration, payment per class, consistent drop in students are not permitted to participate in recital):

  • Single Class UDCA – $15
  • Adult Social Dance Classes – $10
  • * MULTI CLASS 20%-30% Discount (monthly)
  • 6 Classes – $205
  • 7 Classes – $240
  • 8 Classes – $270
  • 9 Classes – $305
  • 10 + Classes Unlimited Package $355

Behavior & Procedures

While in the studio, students are expected to exhibit proper behavior and demonstrate respectful attitude toward fellow students and UDC Faculty.
Instructors reserve the authority to remove a student form class or exclude them from participation should problematic behavior occur! We expect our students to listen & be respectful of the space, other dancers & themselves.

Lost & Found

Though lost or stolen articles are not the responsibility of UDC, we do keep a Lost & Found Box. Check with reception if something is lost.

Recital (FALL STUDENTS & FAMILIES ONLY)

All registered students are expected to participate in recital, (consistent drop in students are not permitted to perform in recital.) Recital is the end goal of the season taking place the first week of June, at the RP FUNDING CENTER Youkey Theatre, located in downtown Lakeland. Recital is where all UDC students shine & showcase what they have learned in class with a recital piece on stage, cultivating self-confidence with pride! All recital fee deadlines must be paid in full or else the student cannot participate. The cut off for newly registered students to be able to participate in recital is December prior to costume ordering but they are still welcome to join the class & will learn the recital routine as well as class curriculum. 

Costume Fees

A $60 costume fee is issued for child sizes XS-LC, XLC – Adult Sizes owe a $70 Costume Fee. Dancers will be able to keep their costumes after recital, UDC will also handle all sizing measurements & ordering – you will be notified when your dancer can pick up their costume by the class Instructor.
Costume fees are due by the end of January or your dancer cannot participate in recital.

Recital Fees

There is a $45 recital fee per family (not per student). This recital fee facilitates rental of the performance space & instructor pay for choreography; each family also receives (2) free tickets. ​

Recital fees are due by the end of March or your dancer cannot participate in recital.

There is no recital showcase during the summer months of June & July – if attending Summer Session please disregard costume & recital fees above. We have an open audition for our annual Holiday Production which changes every season – the performance takes place the 1st weekend of December & Auditions are in August, Rehearsals take place on Saturdays from September – December. We hold our productions at the Historic Polk Theatre, located in downtown Lakeland.

Ultimate Dance Center does not issue refunds on tuition, costume or recital fees.

Dress Code Policy

Upon registration you will receive a dress code packet outlining all of our class styles and what dancers need for proper attire. You can also view the dress code online at UDCLakeland.com or ask for a copy at Front Desk. Please review the requirements as all styles vary – from shoes to leotards & etc. In order to learn proper technique & skills we expect dancers to be dressed accordingly.

Crazy Week

We like to have fun while we learn at Ultimate Dance Center – it’s ultimately about the joy of dance – during the 3rd full week of every month we have “Crazy Week” where dancers are encouraged to get wacky with their dancewear – we love seeing costumes, crazy colors, & etc – students may ditch the dress code (no logo no leo & etc) during this week only, all we require is that they have the correct dance shoes for their class (Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Jazz, Sneakers for Hip Hop) to ensure safety.

Health Information

Please provide us with up to date health information such as daily medications, food allergens etc. Absolutely NO medication may be administered by the UDC faculty or staff.  It is important to note any learning disabilities or special needs to UDC staff when registering. Ultimate Dance Center is an inclusive, positive, & safe space. We want your dancer to have the best experience, all clarity on special needs or learning disabilities will be kept confidential.

Attending Class

Students are expected to attend each class in which they are registered. The faculty of UDC will evaluate each student’s progress throughout the semester and a change of class level will be suggested if necessary. We have a set curriculum for level & age, please trust we will guide your dancer in the right direction – placement is based on Studio Manager, Jennifer Davis’s discretion. UDC students may enjoy the following benefits as registered active students:

  • (2) Free tickets for UDC Productions (Recital & Holiday Production* if cast)
  • (1) Free trial class of any and all dance styles offered at UDC that the student is not enrolled in – we always encourage students to try something new!
  • 50% discount Birthday
  • Performance opportunities in community events locally

Safety is #1. Never hesitate to speak with your instructor regarding student level concerns.
Watch your dancer!
Ask about our Camera Feature App at Front Desk. Grab instructions from the UDC reception desk, log into the app and see your child’s/children’s class at any time! ​

Waiting Room

Take advantage of our waiting room.
The waiting room is available for the convenience of our students and their families. There you may relax as you wait for your child to finish her/her class and converse with other parents. We ask that you please respect the activities of others and the classes in session. We allow children who are with their parents to play with toys or other games brought from home. We also welcome students & siblings to do their homework or read & enjoy the lobby space.
Check out our after school pick up program to enjoy even more UDC benefits – pickup from car lines, tutoring, & more! Ultimate Dance Center picks up from select schools. Students are also welcome to join the program without being picked up. All UDC students are welcome to aftercare if they are dropped off by 3:30pm, your account will be charged $10 per day. Pickup is at 6pm.

FREE *WiFi Access: Ultimate Dance Center or Ultimate Dance Center 5-G Networks. Please ask the front desk for the password 

Food & Drink

Please only water or tightly covered drinks and dry snacks. If you use our books and magazines, please return them. If your child or dancer makes a mess please tidy after them before you leave. Your courtesy is greatly appreciated!

Drop off and Pickup

Always call whenever delayed for class start time or pickup.
Be sure to arrive at the studio with adequate time to prepare for class, parking, changing, restroom, etc. This means at least 10 min prior to class start time. 

Parents, for your children’s safety, do not drop your child off more than 15 min before class begins and please be available in the waiting room to receive students when dismissed from class.

Curbside drop offs or pickups are prohibited for students under 12yrs. A Parent or guardian must come inside to drop off or pick up a student.

Missing Class

If for any reason, your class is canceled, or you simply can’t make it that week, your student can make it up with ANY other class in their age group! Just call ahead to let the instructor know you’ll be joining them.

It is the family & students obligation to inform UDC if any breaks or vacations will interfere with attendance in class. We keep track of attendance and will not prorate or refund tuition if changes are not communicated before the 30th. Our goal is quality performance pieces, and growth in dance knowledge from the season – consistency with practice is key for our recital showcase taking place in June, 2018 at the Polk Theatre.

No more than 2 absences are permitted after the recital fee is due or dancer may lose the right to perform in recital.

Re Enrollment after Breaks/ Vacation

If at any time you elect to drop a class or take a break for your monthly commitment please contact us, when you are ready to return you will need to enroll again through the parent portal, give us a call or stop in the studio. ALL NEW ENROLLMENTS ARE CHARGED $25 REGISTRATION FEE. If you drop all classes, you are no longer a UDC Member and must pay the registration fee again to secure your student a spot in class.

Please visit our website to review further pricing policies and dress code or ask Front Desk, thank you & welcome to Ultimate Dance Center!

Right to use Photographic Likeness

Grant of Right to use Photographic Likeness
I understand that Ultimate Dance Center, LLC utilizes a mobile online viewing application designed to allow friends or family of the dancers to view the classes on their mobile devices to watch the dancer’s progress and participation in class, ensure their safety, and become better informed about the dancer’s activities. I understand that in connection with Ultimate Dance Center, LLC’s use of this mobile online viewing application that my/the dancer’s photographic portraits, video, or photographic likenesses, or images may be taken by the Ultimate Dance Center, LLC, and via the execution of the below Release, consent to the use of my/the dancer’s photographic portraits, video, or photographic likenesses or images in connection with the mobile online viewing application and/or in studio promotional materials.

Release

I, the dancer, or the parent or legal guardian of the dancer if the dancer is under the age of eighteen, in consideration of the services rendered to the dancer and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is acknowledged, grant to Ultimate Dance Center, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, with its principal place of business at 2980 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, FL 33803 (“grantee”), its successors and assigns, the right to use and publish for advertising purposes and/or for use in its mobile online viewing application, video and photographic portraits, video, or photographic likenesses or images of me/the dancer, and disclaim any rights I/the dancer may have to my/their portraits, video, photographic likeness, or images, or any profits or income generated by the same.

I/the dancer may be included in the portraits, videos, photographic likenesses, or images in whole or in part, in composite or distorted form, in conjunction with my own or a fictitious name, or reproductions of the same, or in color or otherwise, made through any medium.

The portraits, videos, photographic likenesses, or images are to be taken at the date time and place of my classes at Ultimate Dance Center, LLC, time within the studio, or at an Ultimate Dance Center, LLC affiliated event.

I/the dancer waive(s) any right that I/the dancer may have to inspect or approve the finished product or the advertising or other copy that may be used in connection with the product or the use to which it may be applied.

I/the dancer release and discharge such photographer or videographer, grantee and its owners, agents, and employees, their successors and assigns and all persons acting under their permission or authority, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of the pictures, or in any processing tending toward the completion of the finished product, unless it can be shown that they and the publication of them were maliciously created. ​

Liability

RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY
I, the dancer, or the parent or legal guardian of the dancer if the dancer is under the age of eighteen, understand that dance, in all its forms, has the potential to result in some degree of risk of bodily or personal injury. I understand dance involves several potentially dangerous/risky activities including, but not limited to: jumping, spinning, stretching, partner weight-bearing activities, tumbling, pointe work, aerobic exercise, and other vigorous or strenuous physical activity which may result in injury to the bones, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissues of the body.

Due to the potential of injury, I understand that if the dancer is more than 10 minutes late to class they will be asked to sit and observe and not take class. By executing this Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement, I hereby freely and expressly assume and accept any and all of the above described risks of bodily or personal injury to the dancer during all Ultimate Dance Center, LLC affiliated activities. Additionally, I hereby release and hold harmless Ultimate Dance Center, LLC, its owners, agents, and employees from liability for bodily or personal injury and from liability for damage or loss of personal property, resulting from the dancer’s participation in Ultimate Dance Center, LLC affiliated activities and waive my right to sue or make a claim against any Ultimate Dance Center, LLC held insurance policy for the same. I further agree to indemnify Ultimate Dance Center, LLC, its owners, agents, and employees for any claim or cause of action which may arise as a result of my/the dancer’s participation in all Ultimate Dance Center, LLC affiliated activities.

We welcome your comments and suggestions. If any parent/student wishes a private conference concerning your individual dance goals, please do not hesitate to ask. Welcome to the UDC family! We wish you a fantastic year of dance!
– Faculty and Staff @ UDC

Class Specific Dress Code

If the dancer does not have the proper attire they will be asked to sit out of class and watch. We are happy to order all the attire for students (given 10 business days to pick it up in the studio) & can easily fit your dancer for jazz, ballet, tap & lyrical shoes and leotards. We also have UDC t-shirts and tanks available in ALL kids and adult sizes.

NOTE: all UDC students are required to wear one (1) branded UDC logo item to ALL classes. UDC tees & tanks are ONLY allowed in these classes with either shorts or leggings: acro, hip hop, tap, clogging, & musical theatre

Ballet Dress:

  • any color leotard (branded)
  • pink tights
  • ballet shoes (full sole 2-6yrs, split sole older, canvas vs leather is personal preference)
  • hair in a tight ballet bun
  • ballet warmers, light jacket or sweaters are allowed if the dancer is cold (during barre warm ups only)

Kids Combo Dress:

  • leotard (branded) with dance shorts, or a tutu dress
  • ballet shoes (full sole 2-6yrs, split sole older, canvas vs leather is personal preference)
  • tap shoes (U-Shell)

Jazz Dress:

  • 1 UDC branded item
  • leotard or sports bra, tight fit tank top also acceptable
  • dance shorts
  • leggings
  • tights optional
  • jazz shoes

Lyrical & Contemporary Dress:

  • 1 UDC branded item
  • leotard or sports bra, tight fit tank top also acceptable
  • spandex or tight dance shorts
  • leggings
  • tights optional
  • lyrical shoe aka turning pointe (lyrical only, contemporary optional)
  • barefoot or socks (contemporary only)

Tap Dress:

  • UDC shirt
  • leggings or tight dance shorts
  • tap shoes (premium tap shoe with or without laces)

Hip Hop Dress:

  • UDC shirt
  • dance shorts
  • leggings
  • sweats
  • baseball cap or hat
  • sneakers only

Acrobat Dress:

  • UDC shirt
  • dance shorts
  • leggings
  • leotard or sports bra, tight fit top also acceptable
  • barefoot

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Lakeland, FL 33803

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Monday – Friday:
12:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday:
8:45am – 12:00pm

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7:45am – 5:30pm

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