all about POLICIES
Our season consists of 36 weeks (35 weeks of classes, 1 week for performance) for both SPARKS (Pre-K) and FORCE (K-12) students. Classes start the week of Labor Day (excluding the holiday) and run through the end of May, with our Spring Recital occurring on the first Saturday in June. In addition, we offer a mid-year Winter Showcase “Excerpts from the Nutcracker” in December.
We allow new and returning students to join classes any time until the end of November. After that, we begin choreography for the show for the regular season classes. New students may no longer enroll in these classes, however, we offer session classes of 8 or 10 weeks throughout January – May for those getting a late start due to sports and other activities. Session classes are not included in our recital.
We also offer summer camps and intensives throughout June-August. Be sure to see our class schedule for current availability.
There is a $30 registration fee per family annually. This will be charged with your first month’s tuition.
Tuition is based on 35 weeks of classes and is charged monthly over 10 months from September-June. These amounts account for holidays and shorter months. Since our Intensive Ballet program meets up to 6.5 hours per week, we offer a discounted rate for those participating in those programs.
- 30 Min Class: $45/month
- 45 Min Class: $50/month
- 60 Min Class: $55/month
- 75 Min Class: $65/month
- 90 Min Class: $75/month
- Intensive Ballet I Program (with Pre-Pointe): $200/month (4 hours/week)
- Intensive Ballet I Program (with Pointe I): $250/month (5 hours/week)
- Intensive Ballet II Program (with Pointe I): $275/month (6 hours/week)
- Intensive Ballet II Program (with Pointe II): $300/month (6.5 hours/week)
- NEW! For the 2022-2023 season we are introducing a family maximum charge of $450/month. This means that if your monthly class total per family adds up to more than $450/month, you will only be charged $450/month. Once you’ve hit this max, any family member is welcome to join any additional class(es) of your choosing.
On the 15th of each month, families receive a statement/bill for the upcoming month via email. These fees are due on the first of the upcoming month and will be automatically charged to the card on file in your Parent Portal account. Those who do not have a card on file must pay the fees before the 25th by placing a check or cash with student’s name in the payment box located at the desk.
A $10 late fee will be placed on your account if payment is not received by the 5th of each month, no exceptions.
We offer a 3% discount if you choose to pay the season in advance. Doing so requires that the full season is paid by October 1. Send a request via email for amount and instructions to pay in this way to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! For the 2022-2023 season we are introducing a family maximum charge of $450/month. This means that if your monthly class total per family adds up to more than $450/month, you will only be charged $450/month. Once you’ve hit this max, any family member is welcome to join any additional class(es) of your choosing.
Recital & Recital Fees
We offer a winter showcase (for FORCE) and 2 spring recitals (for FORCE and SPARKS). The winter showcase is optional and offered outside of regular classes. The spring recitals are for all seasonal classes and are held at the end of the season on the first Saturday in June. This is a great opportunity for our students to perform and share all that they have learned throughout the year with their family and friends.
Our FORCE (K-12) performance is held on the first Saturday in June and lasts 2-3 hours. Expect to have additional rehearsals at the venue throughout the first week of June.
Our SPARKS program (Pre-K) have their own special show. We want our little ones to have a positive stage experience. Our SPARKS Show is held the same weekend of the FORCE recital with a real stage. The difference is that we keep the house lights up and parade the students through the aisle, so that they can see their families before they perform. This gives them the confidence to perform at their very best.
NEW! Our spring recital participation fees are as below:
- FORCE: $160 for first class, $70 for each additional class
- SPARKS: $130 for first class
- Mighty Mites: $100 (if MM is the only class)
Our recital fees have changed from previous years as they now include additional items. With your recital fee, you will receive:
- Recital T-Shirt
- HD download of performance
We assume that all of our students will perform in our end of season shows. However, we realize the stage isn’t for everyone, nor is it the only reason to learn dance. If you or your student are unable or uninterested in performing, you must notify us via email (email@example.com) prior to October 1st so that you are not charged the recital fees. If this deadline is missed, you may be subject to costume return fees or other charges.
Class Changes & Withdrawels
We want you to be happy with your decision to join our family and will do whatever it takes to make your time with us enjoyable!
When you pick a class, we assume you will be staying through the season, but we understand life happens. If, for any reason, you are dissatisfied with your choice, we will take the necessary steps to find a more suitable class. If you find that dance just isn’t a good fit for you or your child, we will happily withdraw you from the class.
We do ask for a 30-day notice when withdrawing so that we have time to fill the spot.