Colorado Springs, CO asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Colorado

Q: prepaid dance lessons for my daughter. She has decided not to use this studio. The dance studio is refusing refund.

Studio is stating that prepaid money cannot be refunded only applied to lessons. Is there legal standing to demand a refund?

3 Lawyer Answers
T. Augustus Claus
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A: In Colorado, your ability to demand a refund for prepaid dance lessons largely depends on the terms and conditions stipulated in the contract or agreement you entered into with the dance studio. It is essential to carefully review the contract, paying particular attention to provisions related to refunds, cancellations, or withdrawals. If the contract explicitly allows for refunds under certain conditions, you may have a legal basis to request one.

Initiate a conversation with the dance studio to discuss your situation and inquire about their refund policy. Attempt to negotiate a resolution with them that takes into account your circumstances and their policies.

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Michael Joseph Larranaga
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  • Parker, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: I agree that it all depends on the contract. In addition, it depends on how those funds are classified which again will be affected by the contract. Did you buy vouchers, is it a prepayment for services, or other?

Depending on the school, you may also consider talking to the other parents to see if they would be willing to purchase the passes. I would be curious how much money is at issue. Colorado is expensive for everything. It may be worth at least having a conversation with an attorney.

Please be aware that any answer is based on all the events occurring in Colorado. Further, please be aware that this is not legal advice. This is generic information intended to help the reader develop questions to ask an attorney when they are ready. Each case is different. Anyone reading this answer in need of legal advice should contact an attorney.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: It would depend on the terms of the contract. Good luck

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