Pricing & Policies
Registration Fees: A $25.00 registration fee is required for each dancer. Families that are registering more than one student will pay one, $35.00 family registration fee. There are no refunds on registration fees.
Tuition Policies: Tuition is due on the first class of each month. All families are required to have a credit card on file at the studio. If tuition if not paid by the 15th of the month, your credit card will be charged automatically on the 16th of the month. If your credit card is declined for any reason, we must receive an updated credit card within 48 hours or a $25 late fee will be added to your account and your dancer may be unable to continue participating in classes. Cash and checks are still accepted at the front desk. There is a $25.00 fee for any returned check. There is a $10 fee for any declined credit card payment. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
We offer online bill pay for all of our families. All families have access to their own “Parent Portal” where you can pay tuition, update your account and view your classes.
Tuition Pricing: Our tuition is billed by the total amount of hours your dancer is registered for, per week. Our tuition is one set price per month – determined by the number of hours you dance per week – and then broken down into 8 equal monthly payments: September, October, November, December, January, February, March and April. Families may also pay per semester (September – December and January – April), or annually. Once you register for classes, you will receive a registration confirmation with your dancer(s) monthly tuition fee. Please contact the studio directly for our monthly tuition costs.
Auto-Pay: Families have the option of enrolling in automatic bill pay. Our auto-pay program runs from October – April. Your credit card will be charged automatically for tuition, costumes and any other associated studio fees on the 5th of every month. Families must enroll in auto-pay by filling out our auto-pay form and returning it to the studio. Everyone must re-enroll each new dance year for auto-pay – your auto-pay will not roll over from last year!
Recital Costume Fees: We require dancers to purchase one costume for each class they participate in for our spring recital. During the month of November, we require a $40 costume deposit to secure their costume for the performance. Costume deposits are due on November, 15. The remaining costume balance will be calculated during our holiday break and is due by January, 15. The price for each costume varies, but we strive to keep them as low as possible. Typically, the remaining costume balance in January between $45-65. Please note: if you pay your initial costume deposit, you are required to pay the full remaining costume balance – we cannot make any exceptions.
Recital Rehearsal Fee:We require any dancer participating in recital to pay a one-time $25 rehearsal fee per dancer. If families have one or more siblings, you only pay $10 for each additional dancer. This covers the cost our on-stage dress rehearsal/performance and helps to keep our recital ticket prices from increasing substantially. The rehearsal fee is due by March 15.
Recital Tickets: Recital tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 26 and will remain on sale until the performance date.Each family member and/or audience member must purchase a ticket to view the performance. This year we intend to use an online ticketing company so that all families can purchase their tickets online. We hope this new system will be convenient for all families – there is no limit on the amount of tickets you can purchase for recital. We will send updates on this new system during the year.
For more information about our performance opportunities including our 2018 Holiday Show & 2019 Recital ::
Studio/Front Desk Hours:Our front desk is open Monday – Thursday from 3pm – 7pm and Saturdays from 9am – 12pm.
Parent Portal: Each family has access to their own Parent Portal which is located here on our website. On the Parent Portal, each family has the ability to pay tuition/fees, enroll students in classes, update contact information, update payment information and much more. Your portal username is the email you have given to the studio. If you are new to the studio, your password can be created by hitting the “Reset Password” link – a temporary password will then be emailed to you and you will be able to login for the first time and create your own password.
Attendance:Students are expected to attend class on time and be prepared to actively participate. Each student may decline to participate in any activity. Please inform your instructor of any physical limitations you may have.
Absences:If a student is ill or unable to attend class, we ask that you notify the studio at least one hour before your scheduled class time. Any missed class can be fulfilled through a makeup class (within four weeks). Students are, in all cases, responsible for payments of all classes. Credits will not be issued.
Makeup Classes: Make-up classes are available for all classes at the studio. Please contact the studio in advance to suggest a proper make-up class that fits your dancers age and level.
Cancellations: Should a class need to be cancelled due to inclement weather, a cancellation notice will be placed on the studio answering machine, social media sites and our website. A makeup class will be offered. No credits will be given.
Dress Code: Dancers must have their hair pulled back away from their face – a bun is preferred. Street clothes will not be allowed in class. The following dancewear is required for dance class:
- Shining Stars, Kidzdance 3 & Kidzdance 4: Pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers.
- Ballet:Solid color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers.
- ACRO/AcroDance Preschool:Gymnastic and dance leotards are allowed, stirrup or footless tights, fitted shorts/leggings are acceptable.
- Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop: Solid color leotard and black or tan tights. Tights should be convertible or footless for jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary and hip hop to allow bare feet during class if necessary. Hip Hop sneakers are not required for class – but may be required for recital performances.
- Male students should wear a white or black t-shirt and black pants or shorts.
Dancewear, tights and dance shoes may be purchased directly at the studio. Please allow 2-weeks for dance shoe orders to arrive when ordering from the front desk. We also offer online purchasing for dancewear, leotards, tights, dance accessories and select dance shoes through our website. We have pre-selected merchandise that is approved for each style of class and have listed them in our online store. All items will be offered at a discounted price, for members of our studio only, and will be shipped directly to your home. We will still offer select leotards, tights and dance shoes (to order)at our studio. To access our online store please visit us here ::
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