Policy & Procedures

Tuition/Payment Options for Classes

  1. There are two attendance options at OLLDA; One is to commit to a contract for each contract period and the second is to pay per class as a “drop in” rate.


  1. Contracts are specifically created for each individual student requesting this option. Contracts are valid and are a commitment every three months. The person responsible for paying the contract is bound to the contract for the entirety of the 3 month contract period. We do not offer refunds. Also the contract may not be decreased for the three month period. Contracts may be increased. Contract rates do not change due to Holidays or planned studio closures. If a student begins a contract in the middle of a month, that month’s payment will be prorated. We recommend students on contracts to register in their desired classes at the beginning of each contract period for the entirety of the contract period. If you need to cancel any of your class reservations, please do so at least 4 hours before the scheduled class to avoid a $5 late fee (adults please refer to your schedule regarding late fees). 

    1. Upcoming contract periods for the rest of the OLLDA year are January 4th-March 28th, March 29th-June13th, June 14th-September 3rd (Summer Session).

    2. 2021/2022 Contract periods are September 7th-December 5th, December 6th-March 13th, March 21st-June12th, June 13th-Sept 2nd. 

      1. Thanksgiving Break Nov. 22nd-29th. 

      2. Holiday Break December 20th-January 2nd 2022

      3. Spring Break March 14th-20th

  2. As a courtesy to our students on contract, early cancelled/missed can be made up within 30 days or before the end of the contract period, whichever comes first. Please consult with the office about your make-up classes and enroll on the Mindbody.                                                            

  3. All contract accounts will be set up for auto-pay in the Mindbody portal. All accounts must have credit card information on file for billing purposes. From January 2021-September 3rd 2021 auto-pay will occur on January 4th, February 1st, March 1st, March 29th, April 26th and May 24th. Beginning the new school year, September 7th 2021, auto pay will be processed at the beginning of each contract period for all three months of the contract period. A $20.00 late fee will be assessed if tuition is not paid on or before the 5th day into each contract period. 

  4. There are no refunds for tuition, costume or Recital fees.

  5. Notifications of contract cancellation requests for the next contract period must be written to info@ollda.com and a confirmation email will be returned. 


  1. Drop In students pay $25 per class (adults please refer to your schedule regarding drop in classes). This allows you the freedom to come and not come whenever you’d like. Students attending with drop in rates must enroll at least 12 hours ahead of desired class on the Mindbody app. If a student would like to cancel class reservation, they must do so at least 4 hours before the scheduled class to avoid a late fee of $10.


Annual Registration Fee

  1. The first class at Ooh La La Dance Academy is complimentary unless a promotion is purchased instead. New student’s contract fees will be pro-rated for the first month of classes only.

  1. We offer registration and enrollment options throughout the year. After April 1st, youth class availability is limited due to preparations for our June recital. 

  2. There is a yearly $25 annual registration fee per student. New students pay their $25 annual registration fee when enrolling in classes. Returning students $25 annual registration fee is due by September 1st of every year and will be auto-debited with your tuition.

  3. Annual registration or first time registration fee is non refundable. No exceptions. 


Private Lessons:

  1. All OLLDA instructors are available for private lessons.

  2. We highly recommend scheduling private lessons to get focused and specialized instruction.

  3. Privates can be scheduled M-F 1-9pm and Weekends 8am-3pm. 

  4. Private lessons may be available during originally scheduled closed studio days if arranged in advance. 

  5. Privates can be scheduled through each contract period, but not after that until registration for the following contract period opens. See contract periods above. 

  6. Communicate directly with your desired teacher to schedule privates. Teachers will coordinate with Gloria in the main office and a confirmation will be sent to you by email.

  7. If a student would like to cancel a scheduled private they must do so at least 48 hours before that scheduled private. If cancelled after the 48 hour window the student will still be charged in full.

  8. Private lessons are charged when scheduled if it is not a recurring private lesson appointment.

  9. If a student schedules a recurring private for the duration of a contract period, the account will be charged weekly on Mondays or Fridays.



New policies due to Covid 19

  1. Due to Covid 19 it is necessary to be more strict about our policies and procedures. Space is limited and we want to do our best to keep our students, their loved ones, our neighbors and our staff as safe and protected as possible.

  2. Do not come to OLLDA if you are experiencing cold, flu or Covid 19 symptoms.

  3. Masks are required while on our property-no exceptions. 

  4. Please practice social distancing as much as possible.

  5. All students must enter or be dropped off on Cuvier St. If entering the indoor studios, everyone must enter and exit through studio B.

  6. Only registered students and faculty are allowed on property unless otherwise given permission by a staff member. The office in Studio B is always open during business hours if you have to speak with a staff member directly about anything.

  7. All classes, teams and rehearsals have a maximum capacity. No exceptions. Each class’ capacity is listed in Mindbody. If you are having trouble enrolling on the Mindbody app send an email immediately so that we can help you enroll.

  8. Each class also has a waitlist option if the class is full. People on the waitlist will be notified 4 hours before the desired class time if they have been added to the roster. If you are on the waitlist and get added to the class then do a late cancel, your account will be charged appropriately. 

  9. Any lost and found items will be thrown out on Sundays. You must come and pick up any lost and found items before Sunday at 12 noon. 

  10. Cancellation and contract policies have also been updated. Please read our “Tuition/Payment Options” section above for updates beginning 2021.


Studio & Zoom Behavior

  1. OLLDA faculty are dedicated to creating the best learning environment possible for all of our students. To create an atmosphere conducive to learning, teachers require focus and respect from students. 

  2. All students must respect the structure and teaching style of all OLLDA instructors as well as all current studio policies and procedures.

  3. Only sealable water bottles allowed to be used while on any of our dance floors. No food or gum chewing on any of the dance floors or while on zoom. 

  4. Only pre registered students are allowed to enter classes.

  5. Please arrive to class at least 5 minutes before scheduled class time with all the appropriate and necessary items and attire. Zoom classes will be open 3-5 minutes before class start time. 

  6. Students agree to have temperatures taken, wear their mask and practice social distancing as much as possible when on OLLDA property.

  7. Cell phones must be on silent-mode and left in their bag during class times. Smart watches must also be put on silent mode (theatre mode preferred). 

  8. Students are expected to refrain from talking unless asked to speak or called on after raising their hand. 

  9. Any students arriving 15 minutes or later to class will participate in class by observing and taking notes (This is to ensure the safety of the dancer themselves and to not disrupt other students and class flow). Zoom classes will close after 10 minutes. 

  10. Injured students are also welcome to come to originally scheduled/enrolled classes to observe and take notes. This is a great way to keep stay stimulated and up to date with the training. 


Dress Code: In general make sure any shoes you are wearing on all of our dance floors are clean. Please no excessive body lotions/oils or fragrances. Deodorize as necessary. 

  1. Boys: Comfortable sportswear with appropriate undergarments and shoes for all dance styles.

  2. Ballet: Pink ballet slippers, pink tights, black leotard, hair pulled into a bun or out of face if a bun is not possible. 

  3. Jazz: jazz shoes; tight-fitting jazz pants or tight-fitting leggings; tights with knit/tight fitting shorts; sports bra, tank top or leotard; hair up tight and off the face.

  4. Acro: Tight fitting clothes, tights are not required but must be footless or transition tights if worn. Hair up tight and off of the face.

  5. Lyrical/Contemporary: barefoot or turning shoes (half soles preferred); tights or tight-fitting leggings with a leotard or tank top; knit/tight fitting shorts; hair up tight and off the face.

  1. Hip Hop: athletic apparel; loose-fitting street clothes are ok; sneakers are mandatory. Hair pulled back and off of the face.

  2. Tap: tap shoes (consult teacher on the style and color), socks are recommended for comfort; comfortable athletic wear. Hair pulled back and off of the face.

  3. ADULTS: Communicate directly with the main office if you have any questions about dress code. Only dance appropriate shoes are allowed on the dance floor. 


Thank you for your help in keeping OLLDA safe, open and thriving. We admire your dedication to dance, fitness and the arts. We look forward to creating with you!


-Susie Grafte and the entire Ooh La La Dance Academy Faculty