A 50% deposit is required at the time you register (our cancellation/refund policy is detailed below).
The remainder of the fee will be due no later than the seminar's posted Registration Deadline.
We will automatically charge your credit-card (or invoice you, if paying by check) for the remaining amount due.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, PayPal, checks, or money orders in US dollars only.
Please do not send cash, and please do not email us your credit card information - email is NEVER secure!
The Payment Methods section on the How to Order page has a more complete explanation of the various payment methods available and the requirements for each,
including on-line and off-line credit-cards, checks and money-orders, and international considerations.
For more information, see the How to Contact Us page for all the ways to get in touch with us.
To register for any of our seminars, please see the Seminar Registration page to print the needed forms to mail or fax to us.
We are always open to suggestions for new workshops, content, and locations.
Please feel free to contact us with your ideas and requests.
Registration and Discounts Policy
A completed Registration Form is REQUIRED before we will officially register you for any seminar.
In particular, you MUST provide your signature at the bottom of the Registration Form, acknowledging acceptance of our terms and conditions.
Each person attending our seminars MUST supply a separate Registration Form and any required Options forms.
Any available discounts are applied 'Per Registration'.
You CANNOT combine registrations for multiple individuals.
Everyone in the teaching room at any time MUST be a paid registrant for the seminar being conducted at that time.
If your class has concluded and you did not complete your project in the time allowed, we're sorry, but your work-space is probably needed for the next class (check with the instructor to see if there is space).
We do not allow observers, or your 'helper' or 'guest' in the teaching room, unless they are registered for the seminar.
Space is tight and must be reserved for seminar participants!
We discourage 'visitors', 'friends', spouses, and kids from 'just dropping by' during the teaching day.
There is just way too much activity, equipment, cords, sharp stuff, and hot stuff to allow additional people or distractions.
We definitely do NOT allow young children in the teaching room.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
We must reserve space, rent tables and chairs, pay deposits, purchase and assemble materials, and in general spend a lot of money several months in advance of our seminars.
The deadline for canceling your registration is the same date as the seminar's Registration Deadline, typically 45 days prior to the seminar.
If you cancel your registration on or before this date, we will refund all fees you have paid.
After this date, we will NOT refund any fees you have paid.
However, we will credit your payment(s) toward future seminars that are scheduled for the current season or for the next season.
Please note, the credit can ONLY be used for Seminars, and ONLY for seminars scheduled later in the current season or for seminars scheduled in next year's season -
any credits will NOT be carried forward beyond next year's seminars.
The credit can be used only ONCE - you MUST attend the seminar(s) you apply it toward.
If you cancel your registration AFTER the Registration Deadline, but keep the materials kit(s) for the seminar(s),
we will deduct the full retail price of the kit(s) from your credit.
Materials Credit Policy
For most seminars, we provide all the materials necessary to complete the seminar, including books, patterns, instructions, fabric, trims, notions, rhinestones, etc.
We do NOT offer a credit for any of these materials that you may have purchased prior to the seminar - you will still receive the 'standard' materials for all seminars you register for.
For some seminars, you may elect to provide your own materials (fabric, trims, notions, rhinestones, etc.).
We do NOT offer a credit for any materials that are normally provided in a Seminar if you elect to supply your own - you will still receive the 'standard' materials for all seminars you register for.
Tip for Costumers
The knowledge and experience you will gain from our seminars will enable you to create costumes and accessories worth far more than the cost of the seminar.
If you are costuming for a dance company, they may well consider paying the cost of your attendance in return for the future use of the expertise you will learn.
Plus, a non-profit dance company may be able to obtain a grant to help cover much or all of your seminar expenses.
We highly suggest discussing these options with your dance company Director.
Dance Schools, Dance Companies, and Other Interested Parties
Can't make it to one of our scheduled seminar dates? We can come to you!
We strive to maintain an open and flexible schedule, and we love to travel.
Looking for ideas for fund raisers? Have several local costumers in need of tutu training?
Our workshops have been sponsored by or partnered with the IBC, by RDA Festivals (SERBA, NERDA), by large and small ballet companies, and by dance schools.
We provide the materials and the instruction, you provide the site and participants.
Many of our courses can be taught as mini-workshops, as very-intensive long-day seminars, or at a more leisurely, extended pace.
We can often customize the syllabus to suit your particular needs.
Pricing is dependent on format, length, and requirements.
See the Custom - If We Come To You page for more details,
or call or email us - see the How to Contact Us page for all the ways to get in touch with us.
*** Important Legal Notice - Please Read ***
Conditions and Limitations of Attendance
All of the books, patterns, instructions, forms, designs, and instruction provided in our seminars are the sole intellectual and/or copyrighted and/or trademarked and/or registered and/or patented property
of the individual authors, instructors, and/or their respective business entities and/or partners and/or publishers.
All rights are reserved.
Your use of these items is governed by United States and international copyright, trademark, and patent laws.
As such, no part or portion of the books, patterns, instructions, or other printed materials, or the designs, or instruction,
provided or presented to you, may be, in whole or in part, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise)
without the prior written express permission of all interested parties, including but not limited to, the author, the instructor, the publisher, etc.
When you register for and attend any of our seminars, you are granted permission to use, for yourself, and by you for your clients,
the items and information presented to you in the seminar(s) you attend, to re-create the designs presented or to create new designs based on the information presented.
However, if you display or distribute any image, for any purpose, in any format, whether photographic, drawn, computer-generated, scanned, copied, etc., in any venue, whether print, electronic, email, on-line, etc.,
that is NOT substantially different from any design(s) presented to you in the seminar(s) you attend, you MUST provide explicit credit for the design(s) to the original designer and/or instructor and/or other interested party.
Failure to provide appropriate and explicit credit is a direct violation of United States and international copyright and/or trademark and/or patent laws.
We HIGHLY suggest you obtain written permission from the original designer and any other interested party prior to using any image that may constitute an infringement of these laws.
You are explicitly DENIED permission, under any circumstances and for any purpose,
to use any of the material or items provided or presented to you in the seminar(s) you attend,
whether books, patterns, instructions, forms, designs, instruction, or instruction methods,
for the purpose of teaching any of the techniques or designs you are presented with to any individual or group of individuals.
You must obtain permission from the instructor before using a still-camera in class.
Video cameras are NOT allowed in class - video-taping of any seminar, in part or in whole, is strictly forbidden.
Basically, in 'plain English':
- you are NOT allowed to make copies of the books or patterns or instructions to 'share' with others.
- if you copy a design you learned in class, or create one that is 'substantially' similar,
you can't claim it as your own design - you MUST give credit where credit is due!
- it's a REALLY good idea to get written permission beforehand.
- you are NOT allowed to go home and conduct your own seminar using our stuff.
- check with the instructor before using a still-camera, absolutely no video-cameras.
- regardless, theft is theft, usually illegal, definitely immoral, and always reprehensible.
Your registration for and attendance of any of our seminars signifies your acceptance of, and constitutes your agreement to, the terms and obligations stated in this notice.
And by the way, it's always a good idea to credit the original designer when you duplicate a design they've shared with you!
You know the old proverb - what goes around usually does come around.
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