Policies and Student Agreement
Private Lessons, Group Classes & Outings
Private lessons are scheduled in advance and by appointment. The duration of lessons before 6pm will be scheduled in one hour time slots, with a 50 minute teaching time and a 10 minute turnover time. All lessons scheduled at 6pm, or later, will be scheduled in a 45 minute time slot, with a 40 minute teaching time and 5 minute turnover. On Fridays the lesson duration time changes at 5pm. If a teacher is late to the appointment, the time will be made up, either by taking the lesson the full duration or make it up on another appointment, free of charge. In the event of a student being late, the lesson will still end at the scheduled time and the lost time will not be made up but will be charged as a full lesson.
Just like any other studio, we have multiple teachers and at times will be teaching multiple classes and private lessons at the same time. Due to that, we cannot guarantee a private room for private lessons. While social dancing, you will be surrounded by others, so it is part of your training to be able to learn in an environment that has other dancers around you.
We reserve the right to charge a student for a lesson, if the lesson is canceled within 24 hours of the appointment. If you are student that pays as they go, you may be required to pay for a missed lesson that was not canceled within the 24 hour time frame before you can continue with further lessons, and/or you may be required to pay for future lessons in advance.
At Body's Emotion we aim to accommodate you the best we can, in order to help with time management, we offer weekly standing appointments, so you can have your lesson at the same time every week. We consider all private lessons after 5pm to be primetime slots, if you have a standing appointment during this time and you make a habit of canceling primetime lessons, you will lose that time slot.
Our group class schedule can be obtained by going to bodysemotion.com or by getting a printed copy from a Body’s Emotion staff member. The content of the class is determined solely by the teacher, and the teacher has the right to change the dance and level of the class. We aim to start on time, if you are late, the teacher is not required to back track and repeat information, that you may have lost, so please be on time.
Outings & Parties
We regularly accompany our students to various social dance events around town, and will host in house dance parties. Body’s Emotion is not responsible for any injuries that occur during any Body’s Emotion sanctioned event or class. It is your responsibility to dance at your level and to take care of your partner.
Body's Emotion Dance Studio does not offer monetary refunds but will always honor the amount you've spent in lessons/classes of equal value. You are also able to gift your remaining classes/lessons to someone else if you are unable to continue.
Specialty Workshops/Out of Town Instructors
Most out of town coaches charge a percentage of sales, not attendance. Full refunds are available as long as you cancel before two weeks of workshops/events. There are no monetary refunds for no call/no shows. If you can't make it you must call to cancel to receive a 70% refund, if cancellation is done within two weeks of event. Body's Emotions will always honor any loss you may incur with lessons or classes of equal value.
Schedule of Payments
All private lesson packages must be paid on the last lesson of the previous package, not doing so may result in losing your standing appointment time slot.
Class Punch Cards
There will be a sign-in sheet for all classes and you can only attend the class after you sign in for the class. These records will be saved and counted in order to keep up to date on all class punch cards. You are required to purchase your next punch card on the day of your last class, if you are planning on continuing with classes, unless you make prior arrangements with Body's Emotion management.
Here at Body's Emotion we believe in promoting other dance events, and even support different dance specialists around town because we believe in supporting the Albuquerque dance scene; however, we are a working business. Anyone caught promoting any of our competition by convincing others to leave Body's Emotion, or cause us any business loss, while at any of our events or classes, will no longer be welcome and will forfeit all membership, punch card, and private lesson payments stored with us.
We accept all forms of payment.
The will be a 3.5% charge added to all credit card transactions.