Tuition, Registration & Fees
For monthly dance classes which are held throughout the year: The first tuition payment is due at the time of registration and may be paid monthly. Monthly payments are due during  the first week of the month.
For all other classes, tuition is due upon registration.
Insufficient funds (NSF) checks will be charged a NSF fee of $50. There will be a late fee of $15 per week past the payment due date for unpaid tuition. All unpaid fees will be referred to a collection agency for payment. Non-payment is reason for dismissal.
Due to your childs spot being held for the entire dance season, should your child choose to quit, tuition will be non-refundable.
Tuition is a fixed rate which does not change based on holidays or absences. Payments can be made by cash, credit card, or checks. Checks should be made payable to 'Ohana Arts Studio. Receipts will be given for all payments and should be kept for the entire season.
By registering you are committing to the full class session, therefore, you/your child(ren)s spot will be guaranteed.
There is an annual registration fee of $15 per child or $35 per family for new students.  Both the registration fee and the first months tuition are non-refundable.
For our dance students
We have a dress code for our dance classes. 
Costumes are an exciting part of the year-end ho'ike (similar to a recital). Costume fee pricing will depend on the costume selection. The first installment will be due before the end of the first semester and the final installment is due in March. Exact dates will be provided when costume selections are made.
Tickets will go on sale in the spring of 2012. Tickets are free to performers and their families. All proceeds from our ticket sales will go into supporting our dance activities and supplies and a portion will be given to the Hula Preservation Society. We encourage parents to invite friends and family to come watch your child(ren)s progress as they perform on stage on this exciting night.
General Rules
1)Be on time and prepared for class.
2)Attend classes regularly.
3)Follow the dress code.
4)Be polite to other dancers, families, and staff.
5)Put your last name or initials on everything.
6)Gum is not permitted during any class.
7)Only socks are permitted on the dance floor.
8)No cell phones in the classroom.
9)No foul language in the studio.
10) No food or drink in the classrooms, but  water bottles are permitted.
11) Pick up after yourself.
12) Any inappropriate behaviour by dancers or parents will be grounds for dismissal.
13) Parental interruptions before, during, or between classes are not permitted.
14) Gossip will not be tolerated at the studio.
15) Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are not allowed on the premises.
16) Registration fees as well as first months tuition are non-refundable.
17) Tuition is non-refundable after December 31st, 2010. The remainder of the tuition payments must be made.
18) There are no makeup classes for any missed lessons.
19) Please inform 'Ohana Arts Studio if any of your information has changed (address, phone number, etc.).
20) Proper dance attire is required for each class. Students who do not adhere to the dress code will be asked to sit out.
21) Rehearsals for the year-end ho'ike (similar to a recital) are mandatory. Any student who does not attend the rehearsal(s) will not be permitted to perform in the show.
22) Should your child(ren) decide not to continue with their dance classes, a written letter must be handed in to the office. An email or fax is acceptable.
23) No smoking is permitted out in front of the studio or on studio property as we are trying to set a good example for the children.
24) Please do not interrupt a class in progress.
1) By registering for classes at 'Ohana Arts Studio, you are committing your child(ren) to the full session as registered.
2) Please do not attend class if the student is ill. This will aid in recovery, but also keep others from getting ill, too. Thank you!
3) Attendance is very important so please call and let us know you will not be attending so that the class can proceed without you. Make-up classes are available for missed classes due to illness only.
4) Out of respect for other students and to aid in your fullrecovery, please do not attend the class if you are ill. Call at least one day in advance to reschedule for make-up classes.
Unexpected closures (including inclement weather):
'Ohana Arts Studio has the right to cancel or reschedule a class.
Should the studio close due to snow days, power outages, or any other reason beyond our control, make-up classes will be offered. I will call each student if classes have been cancelled so please make sure we have current phone contact numbers. A note may be posted on our door to announce any closure.
Registration Policy:
Classes are filled on a first-come first-served basis. We are not able to reserve or hold a spot for you in class until payment has been received and registration papers have been filled.

Make-up Classes:

Unfortunately, make-up classes are not available for classes missed due to illness, vacation. etc.


It is expected that behavior will be appropriate and acceptable during class and at any other events sponsored by us. If a behavior problem (ie unruliness or roughhousing) occurs by a student who is a minor,for child's safety and mine, that student will be taken off the sewing machines and away from the sewing area and the parent will be notified. If in this case the student is an adult, then s/he will be asked to leave the premises.
If such behavior continues and cannot be resolved, the student will be asked to withdraw from the class. No refunds of tuition OR fees will be made if a student is asked to withdraw.

Student Drop Off Time (applies to children):

Drop off time for a class may not be any earlier than 10 minutes before the scheduled class beginning times. No disruptions, please.
Authorized pick up (applies to children):
For the safety of your child, only the parent or guardian who signed for the student to register for classes will be allowed to pick-up a student. If someone else needs to pick up a student, the Parent or Guardian must submit a permission slip in ADVANCE of the day of the class. At any time, if someone other than the Parent or Guardian who registered the student with us attempts to pick up the student without a permission slip, we will not allow the child to leave, and a call will be placed to the Parent or Guardian to notify them of the situation. In the event of an emergency, the parent or guardian may call during class and leave the name of the person who will be picking up the student. This person will be required to show proof of identity.
Refund Policy:
In general, refunds are not given. Payment may be applied to another class if student is unable to participate. The new class must be within 6 months of the first class.
If you need to cancel or decide to transfer to a different class, we require a minimum of 5 days advanced notice.
Students' measurements (applies to sewing and dance students):
The student will be taught to properly measure his or her body, in order to be able to select the size of pattern that will best fit them, and to purchase the proper amount of fabric and accessories to complete their projects. Child students must consult with their parent or guardian for proper measurement at home. If you have questions concerning this, please see or call me.
Questions & Concerns
If you have questions or concerns that you wish to speak to the teacher or the studio director, please arrive well before class starts or call the studio. Or please feel free to email us.
Important Note
'Ohana Arts Studio employs hands-on corrections to ensure proper technique is being performed by dance students.
Holidays & Breaks
Spring Break 
Good Friday  
Sewing Safety
To make sure that everyone can learn and have fun in a safe environment, please keep the following rules in mind:


  • Listen to the teacher's instructions.
  • Place your coats, books, and bags in separate places, away from your sewing area.
  • Wear shoes at all times during sewing class. You do not want to accidentally step on a pin or needle.
  • Keep your fingers away from the sewing machine needle when winding the bobbin and operating the machine.
  •  Look under your fabric before cutting with scissors and carry scissors with the sharp edge pointing towards the floor. When the scissors are not being used, place them on the cutting table, sewing table, or in your sewing box. 
  • Tread the needle with caution and lower the pressure foot before starting to sew on your fabric. 
  • Remove the pins from your fabric as you sew and place them in the pin cushion after you use them. NEVER put straight pins or needles in your mouth.
  • Place the iron in the upright position after use. When using the iron hold it by the handle only. 
  • Let your teacher help you use the seam ripper.
  • Place your seam gauge, ruler, scissors, and pins in the sewing box after using them. 
  • Pull long hair up in a pony tail during class. 

Ordinarily, I will help press (iron) your child's project. I will teach children how to use the iron only with parent or guardian approval and if I feel the child is ready. Adults are allowed to use the iron and ironing board accordingly.


I reserve the right to make any changes to the Policies or Safety guidelines as I deem necessary. Thank you.











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