WITHDRAWAL & REFUND POLICY : All requests for withdrawals must be received in writing at the Recreation Center . The amount credited will depend on when the written request is received . For withdrawal requests received in writing no later than 7 days prior to the beginning of the class , a credit equal to 90 % of the fee paid for the class will be placed on your account . From 6 days prior to the start of class until before the 3rd meeting of the class , a credit equal to 80 % of the class fee will be placed on your account . No refunds will be given after the 3rd meeting except in the case of documented medical reasons or moving out of the local area .
INSTALLMENT BILLING : Full year tuition payments may be made in two installments . First payment is due at time of registration . The second payment will be automatically charged to a credit card on file per schedule below .
ACADEMY TUITION – December 1 COMPANY TUITION – November 1
ATTENDANCE POLICY : Regular attendance is essential to maintain / advance level ( s ).
• If sick , please do not attend class .
• Please notify dance office of absences : email LFDA @ cityoflakeforest . com or call 847-810-3948 .
• At the time of notification , you may request a makeup class .
• Makeup classes must be reserved in advance .
• If injured , attend to observe and learn lesson .
VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION : In the event that we cannot hold in person classes due to a government stay at home order , all dance classes will be held virtually until the order is lifted .
INCLEMENT WEATHER : Should the Recreation Center close due to the weather or circumstances beyond our control , dancers should make up classes in another class at the same level or below . Teachers may choose to schedule a makeup day should the calendar allow .
North Suburban Special Recreation Association ( NSSRA )
The Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association ( NSSRA ) is an intergovernmental partnership of ten park districts and two cities , including Lake Forest . The Association provides year-round recreation and leisure opportunities for children , teens , adults and seniors with disabilities . Individuals with physical , cognitive , emotional , social , or other disabilities residing in the northern suburbs are eligible to participate . NSSRA recognizes that some people with disabilities prefer to attend Recreation Department programs and in that case , NSSRA can help residents with Inclusion and Cooperative Program services . NSSRA provides Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Department staff with training , guidance , help with modifications of rules and other areas of adaptation . When deemed necessary , the Association can provide extra staff , sign language interpreters , behavior management support , disability awareness , mobility training and other adaptive assistance . For more information about NSSRA programs and services , please call 847-509- 9400 , e-mail them at info @ nssra . org or check out their website at www . nssra . org .
All classes higher than Level 1 require placement confirmation for registration .
Class progression and advancement is determined by the LFDA faculty . This promotes progress and minimizes the risk of physical strain . Returning students receive placement information by mail . LFDA reserves the right to determine necessary class re-assignment for students who are not registered in the appropriate level class . New students must attend a placement class prior to registration .
To schedule placement evaluations please call the Dance office at 847-810-3948 .
Upon the retirement of Sandy Ragsdale , LFDA has established a dance scholarship award . This is a needbased scholarship and will be awarded to a dancer who has the passion to dance and wants to take the next step , but does not have the means to do so . Interested dancers should see Valerie Gonzalez for application forms .
Scholarship Criteria :
Any dancer who wants to take class at Lake Forest Dance Academy
13 years or older ( minimum of 7th grade )
Scholarship Award :
One Full Year class of choice
Scholarship will be chosen by the Superintendent of the Lake Forest Recreation Center , Lake Forest Dance Academy Director , and Sandy Ragsdale .