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Payment, Policy, & Lesson Attire Information

Payment, Policy, & Attire Info: FAQ

Private Lesson Attire

Ladies: for ballet privates (virtual or in-person), should have their hair in a bun or if too short, pulled back and secured away from their face. Ladies should also preferably wear a ballet leotard (any color/style) & ballet tights and ballet shoes. It makes it easier to see and correct the students alignment while dancing. 

Gentlemen: for ballet privates (virtual or in person), should wear appropriate male ballet attire (tighter fitting white t-shirt, black tights, white or black socks, and white or black shoes). If new to ballet, and not comfortable to wear tights, gentlemen may wear tighter fitting shorts. It is important to see and correct student's alignment, placement, and knees while dancing. 

Stretch/Dance Conditioning Private: students may wear any workout/fitness clothing that is more of a tight fit rather then loose fit. This helps, especially virtually, to see and correct the student's alignment/placement while doing the exercises. Students can wear socks or be barefoot for this class, whatever is more comfortable.

Students for these lessons should be prepared to use a pilates/yoga mat, therabands/stretch bands, and light weights*

(*light weights are only used for dance conditioning not stretch lessons.)

Not sure where to buy dance attire?

A good online store that tends to be more affordable then local retail stores is: www.discountdance.com

New customers be sure to use my teacher code #114041 at checkout to receive 8% OFF** your first purchase. 

**New customers to Discount Dance only. Cannot be combined with any other offer**

Zoom Meeting Links for Virtual Lessons

Zoom Meeting links are automatically created at the time of booking an online lesson. They can be found in the booking confirmation & reminder emails, as well as in the Members Area of the website. 
If for some reason you cannot find the link to your session, please email me and I can re-send the link.

Payment Methods & Refunds

Full payment must be made prior to or at start of all lessons. Lessons will not be able to begin until full payment has been received.

Lessons can be paid for by using:

  • Zelle® (preferred)  no transaction fee or processing delays

  • Credit Card

  • Apple Pay

  • Google Pay

  • E-Gift Card

  • Cash -  for in-studio coaching sessions only. 

Click Here to find if your bank already offers Zelle®

Zelle® is a banking app that is already embedded into thousands of U.S. banking and credit union systems.  It works like Venmo by transferring money quickly and more safely then checks and credit cards. There are no fees and absolutely no personal banking information is shared. 

Simply activate Zelle® on your mobile banking app (or online through your bank or credit union) and send your payment to aordonez@virtualballetlessons.com

 

All Bookings are not refundable once a lesson has been completed or if a lesson has not been canceled 24hrs in advance.

Additional Booking & Cancellation Policies 

If you need to cancel or reschedule your session, please do so at least 24 hours before you private is scheduled to take place. 

Virtual & In-Person lessons: not canceled or rescheduled within 24hrs as stated above must still be paid IN FULL.

In-Person Booking Requests: If opting to pay via Zelle® or requesting an invoice to pay via credit card for an in-person session, full payment must be received 24hrs before the start of the session. Sessions will be automatically cancelled if payment has not been received.  If opting to pay via cash, it must be received at the start of the lesson.

In-Person Lessons: Additional $50 Inconvenience Fee applied to lessons that result in a"no show," payment mishap, or are not canceled within 24hrs. 

*Clients are responsible for securing and confirming in-person privates & semi-privates that are scheduled at "other studio location."*

**Full payment is still due & no refund will be issued if either the virtual or in-person session results in a delay or mishap on the part of client or the studio location that the client selected.**

Studio Rental Information & Fees

There are additional studio rental fees that need to be included at the time of payment for in-person sessions.

The studio rental fees are as follows:

  • Ashburn, VA (East Coast Edge Dance Center) location is:

$20 - hr

$30 - 1hr 30min.

$40 - 2hrs

*Fee to be included with booking total*

 

  • Leesburg, VA (Dance Academy of Loudoun) location is as follows:

Current DAL Students

(Fees will be added directly to your DAL account)    

$24 - 1hr                                    

$36 - 1hr 30min                          

$48 - 2hrs                          

Non DAL Students

(Please make a separate check payable to Dance Academy of Loudoun)

$50 - 1hr

$75 - 1hr 30min

$100 - 2hrs

  • Chantilly, VA (NOVA Elite Dance Alliance) location is:

​(Reserve and pay directly using NEDA's Acuity scheduling site/app)

$24 - 1hr                                    

$36 - 1hr 30min                          

$48 - 2hrs 

  • Richmond, VA (Richmond Academy of Ballet) location is:

$70 - 2hrs* - Cash only

*Only a 2hr session is available at this location due to travel time*

Sessions & Lesson Combination

Virtual Private Lessons that are 2 hours long can be combined and customized* to your specific needs. 

For example, a student could request to have a 2 hour ballet class only, or could request a 1 hour ballet and the other hour to be pointe, dance conditioning session, or a coaching session.  Please indicate this on the booking form.

*This customizable option is only available if you book a 2 hour private or semi-private session.

Ballet Variations Coaching & Original Choreography Request Information

For requesting to book ballet variations coaching:

  •  Select a regular in-person or virtual private lesson to book and indicate on the booking form that you would like a "variation coaching session"

For booking an original choreography session: 

  • Request to book "Original Choreography "session listed under "specialty session" on the booking page. Please note that there is an additional ONE TIME ONLY Choreography fee of $100 per min. of piece.

(Example: if the choreography is 2min. 50sec. long the one time fee is $250+ regular or virtual lesson fee & studio rental fee if applicable.) 

The choreography fee must be paid in full at the time of the first session. Only regular private lesson fees and studio rental fees apply for additional scheduled rehearsal sessions.

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