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Studio Policies

Welcome to Battery Dance’s Studio Share Program! We look forward to developing a friendly and professional relationship with everyone. Please spend a few moments to review the information below. We hope the below will clarify our policies and procedures and answer any questions you may have.

Paying for Space

Short Term Renters: Payment for space must be made upon booking. Renters cannot hold a space without paying.

Longer Term Renters:* Credit card information must be provided. Renters will be billed on the fifth day of each month if a check is not received.

*A renters is considered a long term renter if they rent the space once a week for more than 3 consecutive months, are in good standing, and have not violated the studio policies. Consult with the studio manager to verify your current status.

You can make a payment in one of the following ways:

In Person. For your convenience cash, credit card, and personal checks are all accepted at the office. 

By Phone. (212-219-3910). American Express, Discover, Visa, and MasterCard are all accepted.

By Mail. Long term renters can send a check if payment cannot be made in person or with a credit card. 

Canceling a Booking

A booking may be cancelled without charges within a 24 hour time-frame. After this period, cancellations penalties will be charged.

Refund Policy
Renters will be able to get a refund for a cencelled rental according based on the following – If you cancel your rental:

  • 1 Month prior to rental (30 days or more) = 75% of payment refunded
  • 2 weeks to 1 month prior to rental (14 to 29 days) = 50% of payment refunded
  • 1-2 weeks prior to rental (7 to 13 days) = 25% of payment refunded
  • Less than 1 week prior to rental (6 days or less) = 0 – No payment refunded

Penalties and Fines

-Key holding renters are responsible for locking the doors behind them when you are done using
the space. ALL DOORS MUST BE SECURELY SHUT AT ALL TIMES. PROPPING DOORS OPEN IS
NEVER ALLOWED. This rule is in place so that Battery can continue to offer a safe, secure, a
affordable and accessible space for renters. Failure to follow this rule will result in a $50 fine.

-Any renter who leaves the studio in less than clean condition will receive a verbal or written warning. Failure to respond and/or a repeated offense may result in a $25 fine.

-Any renter who fails to turn off the lights, fans or heaters upon leaving the space will receive a
$50 fine.

-A 10% late charge will be added to any balance 30 days past due.

Sign In/ Sign Out for Night Renters

You are now required to sign in and out if you are renting the studios during non-office hours (in the evenings or anytime during the weekends). The sheet is posted at the top of the stairs and tracks the following info:

  • Name
  • Organization (if applicable)
  • Today’s Date
  • Time In
  • Time Out
  • Door shut tightly
  • Heat turned down to 55 degrees
  • All lights turned out

Other Reminders

-You are only permitted to use the studio you have booked, regardless of whether or not
the other studio appears open. Our neighbors sometimes rent the space in order to keep it
quiet. Please be respectful.

-Do not stay past your designated booking time. Neighbors have reported that there are
renters who stay past their scheduled slot, especially during the late night hours. This
constitutes an unauthorized use of space and is not permissible under ANY circumstances.

-Do not wear shoes that leave scuff marks on the studio floors. If you notice that your shoes
are leaving marks, remove them immediately.

-Remove all trash and keep the studios, dressing rooms, and hallways clean. If you put tape
on the floor, please remove it before you leave. Pour excess liquids down the drain before
discarding beverage containers.

Other Important Information

Food and Drink:
Battery encourages you to use the dancers’ waiting area in the hall outside of the front studio to finish your food/drink
and to dispose of your trash in the proper receptacles before entering the studio. NOTE: Please empty all liquids in
the sink before tossing your cups and bottles.

Gum:
Chewing gum is prohibited in the studios.

Smoking:
Battery is a smoke free environment. SMOKING IS PROHIBITED THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING, INCLUDING STAIRWELLS.

Candles & Incense:
The use of candles and incense is strictly prohibited at all times throughout the building.

Rosin:
The use of Rosin is prohibited in the studios.

Intercom & Doorbell:
Rehearsal directors/class instructors are responsible for buzzing in colleagues on our intercom. Please use the “talk”
button to ask for identification before opening the door. Once the members of the group reach the door at the top of
the stairs, please let them in.

Time:
Please be responsible and leave the studio when your time is up. Studio space is booked back to back and it is
important to be respectful of other renters’ time.

Emergencies & Accidents:
Please come to the office immediately! We have a first aid kit for minor emergencies. The Studio Manager will gladly
contact the proper authorities if there is a serious emergency that needs attention.

Shoes:
Our new floors are covered in Harlequin STANDFAST, and we want to protect them from damage. Tap shoes are
permitted, but shoes with nails (for Flamenco dancing) are strictly prohibited. Any renters that leave scuff marks will
be required to clean the floors after their studio use. (We will provide the materials – consult the Studio Manager for
details.)

 

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