Dance studios which operate in Florida are governed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services which is also the obligee for the dance studio bond required.
Dance studios are also regulated under the Florida legal statutes 501.143 of the Florida Senate.
These statutes require that Florida dance studios maintain a surety bond as a prerequisite for licensing.
If you are a new or renewal dance studio licensed applicant, the bond required is in one of three amounts:
In cases where a dance studio has operated in violation of state law, the Department may require a surety bond up to, but not exceeding, $25,000.
The purpose of the Florida dance studio bond is to protect customers of the dance studio from any acts which violate the law.
These violations included fraud, theft, criminal malfeasance, or willful misrepresentation in connection with the operation of the dance studio.
Violations of rules governing dance studios may furthermore be committed by an owner, employee, manager, or shareholders of a dance studio, such that the Department may conclude that upon investigation that a violation has been committed.
The premium amount of a Florida dance studio bond may be as low as follows:
Florida Dance Studio Bond’s Duration
Dance studio bonds are issued for one year and are renewed annually.
You will want to ensure that both your bond and license run for concurrent dance so as to prevent any gaps in bond coverage.
AmeriPro Surety Bonds is a surety bonds-only agency which provide a wide variety of license and permit, contractor, court, and fiduciary bonds in Florida.
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