Rules and Regulations

The purpose of this manual is to inform all clients of the rules and regulations of TNT Dance Explosion, Inc. All rules are strictly enforced. We encourage parents to review this booklet with their children so they are aware of the rules and what is expected of them.

Please see our COVID-19 related policies and procedures here, for your dancer’s safety.

General Information

  • Teachers and assistants can not monitor the waiting room or other parts of the establishment. Do not leave small children unattended.
  • No food or drinks are to be brought into the dance rooms. There are designated areas for students to eat, please help us keep them clean.
  • TNT Dance follows West Irondequoit School District Calendar for all holidays and winter emergency closings.
  • TNT is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. TNT does have a lost and found.


  • Tuition is based on a yearly fee and is broken into 9 equal monthly installments for your convenience.
  • Tuition is due by the 1st each month. If not paid by the 15th of the month, the credit card on file will be charged for that month’s tuition balance.
  • Overdue accounts may be subject to students not being able to participate in classes and possible dismissal until account is up to date.
  • Private classes are to be paid in advance or the teacher will not be able to teach the class. Account must be in good standing for dancer to participate in private classes.
  • There will be a $30 fee for returned checks.
  • TNT accepts cash, checks, VISA, Discover, or MasterCard. Automatic credit card options are available.
  • Tuition will not be prorated for absences or holiday closing.
  • Discounts are available for additional siblings.

Registration Fee

All students are required to pay a non-refundable registration fee of $40.

This fee is due when registering.

Class spots will NOT be held if fee is not paid.

Recital Fee

All students are required to pay a $130 non-refundable recital fee per student. This fee is due no later than February 1st, and will cover the cost of the theater, scenery, props, programs, etc. The fee will also include a recital recording digital link of the entire show for each student. A late charge of $15.00 will be charged for any deposits not received by the February 15th.


A non-refundable costume deposit in the amount of $60 for each costume is due no later than November 1st.  A late charge of $15 will be added for any deposits not paid by November 15. Costume balances for each costume billed at a later date in the spring. Costume deposits are non-refundable unless written statement of student withdrawl has been received by Oct 31.

Private Lessons

Pricing for Private Lessons – 26 1/2 hour sessions
Solo– $775 ($387.50 due upon start of lessons, $387.50 due 2/1)
Duet – $625 ($312.50 due upon start of lessons, $312.50 due 2/1)
Trio – $515   ($257.50 due upon start of lessons, $257.50 due 2/1)

Request for Private lessons may be left with the front desk. Each request will be reviewed by Studio Directors for time availability. Private tuition must be paid in full or can be made in two installments. Tuition includes 26 30-minute lessons per year. Additional lessons will be taught at the teachers’ discretion and will be charged at the time of the lesson. Private lessons will not be permit for any student with past due balances. Students must contact the teacher prior to cancellation of a private class, or the student will be charged for the missed lesson. When proper notification is given, those classes will be made up. Students must attend ballet class consistently in order to participate in private lessons. Outstanding balances must also be paid in full in order for students to continue participation in private lessons.

Class Cancellations

TNT reserves the right to cancel any scheduled classes due to low enrollment or lack of interest. Class cancellations will be at the director’s discretion. All students will be given the option of an alternative class, if available.


Students who drop-out of classes must notify the studio in writing of their decision. Students will be charged for all classes up until the notification letter is received by the studio.

There are no refunds for Registration or Recital fees. Any remaining balance for previous charges will be charged to the card on file after student withdrawl.

Class Visitation

TNT will offer a scheduled visitor’s week for all parents, grandparents, friends, etc. to observe the class. All other times, parents are asked to wait in the front lobby for the duration of class.


Like any other physical sport or activity there is always the element of risk. By attending TNT classes, students and parents are agreeing that TNT Dance Explosion Inc., its teachers, landlords, and employees are not responsible for any claims or injuries in the dance studio or surrounding properties.

Class Attire

All students are required to wear a black leotard with pink/tan tights. Hair is to be pulled back securely off the face and neck. Warm-ups may be worn at teacher’s discretion.

Dance shoes for non-competitive students are: taps, jazz and ballet, unless teacher specifies differently. Parents will be notified if a specific color will be needed for recital dances.

All competitive students will be informed by teachers of necessary shoes and attire.

Code of Conduct

      • Students are expected to be well-behaved, and to show respect and courtesy to their teachers, as well as classmates and parents.
      • Students will be dismissed from class for unreasonable behavior or excessive absenteeism. There will be no tuition reimbursement for such occasions.
      • Students may sit and do homework between classes. They are NOT permitted to enter or disrupt other classes that are in progress.
      • Students are not permitted to have cell phones in classrooms at any time.
      • Students are not permitted to touch the stereo equipment.
      • Students are not permitted behind the desk or in the office area for any reason.
      • Students may use the telephone for emergency purposes only. All other calls will be charged 25 cents per call.
      • Parents are expected to up hold the Code of Conduct. Disruptive or abusive behavior will be addressed by possible dismissal from TNT Dance Explosion.


Teacher biographies are available for reviewing on the website.

If a parent needs to speak to a teacher for any reason, please do so by calling the studio and leaving a message, e-mail or by setting up an appointment. Teachers have very tight back-to-back teaching schedule and can not be pulled out or disrupted during class. The teachers will be more than happy to return your call or meet with you at the earliest convenience.

Company Students

All company students are hand selected by the Directors and other instructors and are placed accordingly. Please do not register your dancer for a company level class until you’ve received an invitation for that specific class from the studio.

Company students are required to attend ALL scheduled classes. Students will only be excused for sickness or required school functions (chorus concerts, band concerts, etc.). Sporting events are not excusable, unless prior permission is given by your teacher.


Students are offered the opportunity to participate in numerous fundraisers throughout the season. These activities are a service offered to you to reduce dance expenses. They are all completely optional. All information will be made available to you as the fundraisers occur.


      • All students registered in classes will be expected to participate in recital.
      • All students will be required to attend all rehearsals designated for the show(s) they are performing in.
      • Copies of a professional DVDs may be purchased separately through the videographer.
      • Professional pictures will be taken and available for purchase of all students interested.

Performance Opportunities

From time to time students are asked to do additional performances other than the recital. All students will be informed of these opportunities, and are encouraged to take advantage of them.

Pictures or Video

TNT reserves the right to use all pictures or videos of students for the purpose of advertising and or promotion of the studio.


TNT Dance Explosion is a private dance program. We strive to ensure that the atmosphere at the studio is at all times, an atmosphere that fosters respect for all participants; parents and teachers.

It is our obligation to ensure that this standard is maintained.

Thank you for your support.
Heather Traub and Joelle Hill
Director/Owners, TNT Dance Explosion

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Please feel free to contact the studio at 585-342-6750 at anytime. Our directors and office manager may also be reached at following e-mails:

The staff of TNT will make every effort to answer any and all of your questions in a timely manner.

The studio is located at 563 Titus Avenue #4, Rochester, NY 14617-3560.