Frequently asked questions
How much is tuition?
The Fall (school year) session is billed monthly, beginning in August and ending in June. Hour-long classes are $67 per month, and 45-minute classes are $64 per month, with discounts available for company members, multiple students, and multiple classes. Summer sessions last 6 weeks beginning in late June and ending in early August. Summer must be paid in full before classes begin, and are billed in one billing cycle for the 6 week session. Each summer class is $108, excluding camps which are $160, with discounts as well for all previously mentioned items.
How do I make tuition payments?
Payments are automatically billed online through a secure system on the 1st of every month. Additionally accepted payments can be made by check or cash. If paying by cash, please obtain a receipt from the admission desk. Payments are due August through May, or Summer Session payments are due by the first day of class. Payments received after the 10th of each month are subject to a $15 late charge. You can check your account and make any payments by clicking here.
What is the withdrawal policy?
We strongly recommended that a student complete one full semester before considering withdrawing from class. Any outstanding tuition balance will be either pro-rated or refunded upon our discretion. Refunds are based on monthly usage, not per class. If a student drops a class mid-month, you will be assessed the full month’s tuition.
Do I call the studio if my child will miss class?
Single absences do not need to be reported, unless there is an injury or serious illnesses requiring an extended period of absence. Make-up a class at your earliest convenience by attending the same type of class. Please provide any documentation for an unexcused absence.
What if class is canceled due to inclement weather?
An email, text message, and social media post will be sent regarding cancellation. Also, a recorded phone message will be in place by noon for that day confirming the cancellation at the studio. There will be no personal phone calls made. Make-up your class at your convenience anytime throughout the year.
When and where do recital costume measurements take place?
The second week in November is reserved to take measurements at the studio. Students will be measured at this time and full costume payment is required by the Saturday ending that week.
Is recital participation mandatory?
The June recital is a wonderful achievement for your dancer, but it is not required. Students will benefit from taking class whether or not they perform on stage. All recital participants must be registered on or before January 31st to ensure they will receive a costume, and a $30 recital participation fee is attached to ensure we put on the highest quality show.
What if my child wants to change classes?
A class change must be for an appropriate level and have the approval of the instructor. Changes will be only allowed until November and a class change form must be submitted.
What are the requirements for certain levels/classes?
Requirements are in place to ensure the proper education for your dancer. They are necessary for your child to successfully participate in class. Our curriculum is designed to guide each student appropriately through training. See our prerequisites by reading our class descriptions here.
How are class levels determined?
The appropriate class level is determined by the discretion of our professional instructors.
What is the dress code?
Dress code is specific to style of dance and level (in the ballet program). Overall, students should have their hair back, no jewelry, black pants/leggings/shorts, and black leotard or close fitting top with tights and appropriate shoes.
How many absences are allowed before an automatic drop?
Dancers are allowed 3 unexcused absences in a row before the system will automatically drop them from the class. Classes can always be made up within 30 days that they are missed.
What are the new expectations for dancers for in-person classes? (COVID-19 Protocol)
An updated schedule with transition and cleaning times has been uploaded to the "Schedule" section, under the "Classes" drop down list.