Those seeking to operate a Dance Studio to conduct dance lessons in the State of California must hold a surety bond in order to do so and obtain a city or county business license.
Contracts for dance studio services and lessons must be written to conform with state standards in the Civil Code Sections 1812.50 - 1812.69.
The surety bond must be the higher amount of these two options: $25,000
or 25% of the dance studio’s gross income from the dance studio’s contract business in California during the studio’s last fiscal year.
The term for these surety bonds is no less than 24 months (2 years) and must be held continuously. The surety bond application must be filed with the California Secretary of State and along with the initial filing fee of $30. Amendments to this bond can be made without additional fees.
The premium that you pay for a California Dance Studio Surety Bond is dependent credit and the bond amount required.
A California dance studio contract can’t exceed $4,400 over the contract term.
Hours: 8:00-5:00 CST, Monday through Friday