Fine Print

Sliding scale gives you the option to pay what you feel you can afford along a scale of what the teacher thinks reasonable for their work. It is an honor system, so please honor the teachers by being as generous as you can. As a guideline, the bottom end of the scale is for folks who regularly struggle to come up with their rent  The top end of the scale is for those who regularly spend more than $40 on a meal or travel outside the country.  If both extremes describe you, please pay somewhere in the middle. If neither describes you, pay somewhere in the middle. Scholarships may be available for those truly in need, please inquire.

Pre-registration and payment  by check or credit card holds your spot. On rare occasions we will approve a “Pay-At-The-Door situation, but you are still bound to pay for the spot we held for you if you do not show up.

You will receive an automated receipt for your classes, but if you are paying by check your spot is not confirmed until we receive it.  We’ll send you another email in the week before the class to remind you it is happening and give you pertinent details of time, location etc. If you do not receive an email please first check your spam folder and if it is not there either, contact us. 

More than 7 days before your class  You will receive a full refund or you can request a one time transfer into a similarly priced class.
Less than 7 days, but more than 48 hours before your class  Half refund or half credit towards another class
Less than 48 hours before your class No Credits or Refunds.  If you cannot come  for ANY reason  (you got the date/time wrong, car broke down, you are sick, had to work late, etc.)  the entire class fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. There is limited space available in each class and many of the classes involve a materials cost and considerable preparation time for the instructors. When a seat is empty that could have been filled, we feel this is only fair.  However you are always welcome to send someone else in your place.
We cancel the class  If enrollment is below the minimum # of students, the teacher has the right to cancel and you will receive a full refund or a credit.

By law, our gift cards do not have an expiration date.  However by purchasing a gift card you agree that after 24 months from date of purchase, any unused portion of the card will be donated to our scholarship fund in the name of the recipient.  As such they may claim that amount as tax deductible.