Policies

New England Movement Arts (NEMA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. In administering any and all of its programs and activities, NEMA does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, or religion. In addition, and in no way in limitation of the above, to the extent that NEMA at any time operates a school as part of its charitable activities, NEMA’s school shall admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, if any, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Studio Policies
Dance: NEMA will have designated parent observation weeks for youth dance classes. Dates for observing in the classroom will be posted on our website and in the lobby. During these designated Open Class Weeks, family and friends are invited to attend classes and meet teachers.

Karate: Parents will be invited to observe classes from within the studio during belt testing sessions.
These designated times are the only times classes may be viewed from inside the studio.

No food or drink are allowed in the studios.

Class Cancellation
Our schedule mirrors that of the Burlington Public School system; therefore, youth classes are cancelled when Burlington schools cancels school due to holiday or weather conditions. Adult classes will be held unless otherwise stated on our website. All cancellations will be posted on our website and an email will also be sent.

Class Policies
Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment or instructor changes; refunds will be provided if NEMA cancels a class.

For safety reasons, students must be picked up and dropped off for class on time.  Arriving late can dangerous because of the necessary warmups and is disruptive and unfair to other students and teachers. NEMA reserves the right to disallow students to enter class.

Pickups need to be on time.  NEMA does not have the resources to manage students before and after class.

Dress Code
The dress code for dance classes is posted on our website at http://www.nemovementarts.com/student-dance-dress-code.html

Holiday Closures
NEMA will be closed on the following holidays:
January: New Years Day
May: Memorial Day
July: Independence Day
September: Labor Day
November: Veterans Day & Thanksgiving
December: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve

Refunds
All tuition is non-refundable.

Karate Tuition
Karate payments are processed through autopay on the 1st or 15th of every month. If you would like to suspend (i.e. due to vacation, taking a month off, etc.) or cancel your child’s Karate enrollment, please visit or call New England Movement Arts at 781-272-NEMA (6362) and ask the front desk staff for the cancellation form. You will need to submit the suspension/cancellation form at least two weeks prior to your next pay period (1st or 15th of the month) to avoid being billed for the next month. You will receive an email receipt of confirmation after submitting your form.

If there is something we need to do to keep you as a member, please let us know, as we would appreciate your feedback. If you do cancel, thank you for being a member and we hope to see you back in the near future!

Making Up a Class
Youth Karate: If a Karate class is cancelled or we are closed for a holiday, students may make up the class on any other day during that week. In general, students may attend class during any day that Karate is being held (in contingence with their enrollment: 2-3 days per week). Instructor or Office Manager must approve class make-up dates.
Youth Dance: If a child misses a class due to illness or family matters, the child may take any other class in his/her level in which he/she is not currently enrolled in order to make up the missed class (by instructor consent). Classes that are cancelled due to weather are not subject to be made up.

Returned Check Fee
If NEMA needs to return a bounced check to a member that member will be charged a penalty fee of $25.

*Policies are subject to change