Class Policies and Studio FAQ

Safety Waiver

BY PARTICIPATING IN CLASS, AND/OR CHECKING THE BOX “I AGREE TO STUDIO POLICIES AND TERMS OF SERVICE” Students and parents agree to fully release and hold harmless the Northwest Bellydance Company, Michelle and Don Hinton, any employees, faculty, volunteers, insurers and any associates of any and all liability claims, demands or causes of actions for any reason, including but not limited to; damage of personal property, theft, loss, liability, injury, illness or death which may arise out of or in any connection with participation in any classes, rehearsals, performances or activities conducted by Northwest Bellydance now or in the future. Students further release the Northwest Bellydance Company and their associates, employees, insurers, guest faculty, venue staff and volunteers while participating in events offsite, including but not limited to performances, events, competitions, rehearsals or workshops held elsewhere and while in transit.

By registering, students accept the policies of the Northwest Bellydance Company and will follow all rules and guidelines to the best of their ability.

Directions and Parking

From 1-90 go North on the Maple/Walnut exit for 4 miles. Turn left on Rowan Ave, cross Ash St and take your next right on Oak St. We are second on the left. We are in a residential area in a fully finished home studio at 5515 N Oak St

We are in a residential area, and our neighbors kindly cooperate with us. Please help us respect their space and maintain good relationships with them.

Please park in the driveway if there is room, or on the street in front of our house, pulling up close to other cars to leave as much room as possible. If all the spots are taken, you may park in front of 5501, the white house to our left when looking at the house.

Do not park across the street or at 5521, or closer than 4 feet from the driveway at 5521.

We must ask you to move if you have parked elsewhere. Thank you for your cooperation.

Drop In Classes

Drop-in classes are 15.00 each
You must register for a drop-in class. You may do so online by choosing drop-in class when you enter your registration information, or call/text (509) 481-1533 to be sure there is room for you.
Please do NOT show up to class without an RSVP.

Prices and Payment Policies

Payment is due in advance to reserve your spot in class. Your reservation will only be held if your registration and payment have both been submitted prior to your first class.
Online payment is preferred, or you can call to pay via phone, or mail a check to
Northwest Bellydance
5515 N Oak St
Spoakne WA 99205

Drop in/single class – 15.00

One class per week for 4 weeks – 45.00
Two classes/week for 4 weeks – 75.00
Unlimited classes – $100.00

8 week session
One class per week for 8 weeks – 75.00
Two classes per week for 8 weeks – 120.00
Unlimited Classes – $150.00

Note that all payments are FINAL.
We do not offer refunds.

We can no longer offer credits for missed classes. If you have an unpredictable schedule, please consider paying by the class. If you have a known conflict such as a vacation, notify us when paying and the value will be subtracted from your total.

If any student is absent for three classes in a row without notification, that student will get bumped and we will enroll a student from the waitlist. To keep your spot in class, please stay in touch with us and notify us of prolonged absences. If you have been bumped from a full class, you will be placed on the waitlist and notified when space opens.

All classes that are canceled by the instructor will be credited to the student. A student may either drop in to another class, or come an extra week.

If an extreme weather advisory has been issued, the temperature drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit or Shadle Park High School has a snow closure, classes will be canceled until conditions improve.

Please do not attend class if you are ill. Notify us to arrange for make-up classes or credits. These credits must be arranged in advance, and you must use your make-up classes within four weeks or your credits will expire.
If the instructor is ill, we will do our best to find a substitute. If no one is available, the class will be credited.

Private Lesson Policies


Private lessons are subject to availability with the instructor and must be scheduled in advance


Payment for private lessons is due up front.

$45.00 per hour
$120.00 for 4 lessons

No credits or refunds will be given for a canceled private lesson.
A no-show with no notice will incur an extra 10.00 fee, due by the next class.

Private lessons are non-refundable but can be rescheduled. Remaining balance for private lessons may be transferred to a group lesson with the same instructor at any time if the student is not able to continue private lessons.

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