INVESTING IN LIFELONG MEMORIES

How much will enrolling your child in a dance class cost? Although costs will vary slightly, we think it’s important to help you consider all costs associated with a year of dance. We hope the below helps you determine what is best for your family. There are three important categories to consider.

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TUITION & REGISTRATION

The most important cost to consider is tuition. Our academic year is broken up into 10 equal monthly payments.

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PERFORMANCE FEES

District Dance hosts two performances each year and we encourage all dancers to participate!

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EVERYTHING ELSE

Dance shoes, DVDs, class pictures, and the coolest leotard around! There are a few others things to consider when planning for your child's dance classes.

TUITION & REGISTRATION

Tuition fees are the main expense to consider for a dance season. Our academic year (mid-August through mid-June) classes are broken into 10 equal monthly payments. Payments are made on the 15th of every month August – May. Tuition varies depending on the length of your child’s class and how many classes your child is registered for. Generally speaking, a 45 minute class is approximately $80 per month and a 60 minute class is approximately $92 per month. We offer sibling discounts as well as amazing multi-class discounts!

In addition to tuition, there is a $39 registration fee charged one time per year. A family registration fee (2 or more dancers) is $45.

Tuition is pro-rated automatically based on your registration date. All multi-class and sibling discounts are also automatically posted on registration.

Summer class and camp tuition is not included in our school year term classes and both require separate registrations.

PERFORMANCE FEES

District Dance produces two performances every year. All dancers enrolled in our academic year program are invited to join us onstage for both performances. We host our annual Winter Revue in January. This performance is informal and has an emphasis on fun. After an exciting year of preparation, our dancers also have the opportunity to perform in our annual June Recital. This show features more elaborate costumes, make-up, hair design, professional stage lighting, and is a rewarding experience for everyone involved.

Winter Revue Participation Fee: $60 (paid in October of that dance year) – includes 1 costume. Additional classes require additional costume fees ($35 per class).

June Recital Participation Fee: $165 (paid in February of that dance year) – includes 1 costume. Additional classes require additional costume fees ($85 per class).

ADDITIONAL COSTS TO CONSIDER

Dance Shoes and Apparel: Most students need one pair of shoes per class, a couple pair of tights, and one or two leotards (or similar dance appropriate attire).

Dance Pictures: Buying annual dance class pictures is not required. We do request the students show up on picture day in order to have the entire class pictured for that year. Cost varies greatly depending on picture package – $20 – $60

Performance Tickets: District Dance hosts two shows per year. Each shows requires the purchase of tickers for anyone attending 2 years and older. Tickets vary in price from about $10 – $15.

Performance DVD: District Dance hires a professional videographer for every performance. HD DVDs are a great way for your child to cherish the memory of performing onstage for years to come. DVDs are approximately $40 per show.

REFUND POLICY

There are no refunds for missed classes. However, if a child is seriously injured or the family moves out of the state, please contact the Director, Melissa Curling, to discuss a refund for the classes that will be missed. Timely notice is expected and appreciated.

In the event of a weather cancellation or unexpected teacher absence where a substitute cannot be found, the specific class will be rescheduled by the teacher. Low enrollment classes may be canceled and a refund will be issued.

Excessive Absences: Students with excessive class absences may be pulled from the recital dance with no refund. This is at the teacher’s and director’s discretion.

Make-up Classes: There are no refunds for missed classes. However, missed classes can be made up any time before May 1st in an age appropriate class – even if it’s a different style than what the student is taking. All make-up classes must be scheduled through the front office. A maximum of 4 make-ups are allowed during our school year term. A maximum of 1 make-up class is allowed during our summer term.

PAYMENT METHODS, LATE FEES, ETC

A CREDIT CARD IS REQUIRED FOR ALL REGISTRATIONS. If you’d prefer to pay tuition by cash or check, payment must be made before it’s due date. If payment is not received by the payment due date, the credit card on file will be charged for the tuition due. We recommend paying by credit card to simplify your life and avoid late charges.

Tuition Late Fee: Tuition is due on the 15th of each month. A $15 late fee will be charged and enforced on all accounts past due, including accounts that are automatically charged. Late fee notices will be sent via email.

Payment Methods: District Dance accepts VISA, Master Card, cash and check. A credit card is required for all registrations.

Advanced Payment: There is a $50 discount for advance payment of tuition and recital fees.

Return Check Fee: A $50 fee will be charged to your account for returned checks. This fee must be paid within one week of written notice from the Director. All future tuition payments must be made by credit card for the remainder of the year.

2016-2017 PAYMENT SCHEDULE

2016 – 2017 Tuition Payment Schedule:

Tuition payments are made in 10 equal payments on the 15th of every month during our dance season. Tuition payments are automatically paid via credit card unless you bring cash or check before the date listed below.

    • Payment 1 – due on Registration
    • Payment 2 – auto charged on September 15
    • Payment 3 – auto charged on October 15 + Winter Revue fee (additional $60 for first class and $35 for each additional class after 1)
    • Payment 4 – auto charged on November 15
    • Payment 5 – auto charged on December 15
    • Payment 6 – auto charged on January 15
    • Payment 7 – auto charged on February 15 + June Recital fee (additional $165 for first class and $85 for each additional class after 1)
    • Payment 8 – auto charged on March 15
    • Payment 9 – auto charged on April 15
    • Payment 10 – auto charged on May 15

NOTE: Payments made by credit card incur an additional 3% fee.

Tuition Late Fee: Tuition is due on the 15th of each month, no later than the 20th. After that time, a $15 late fee will be charged and enforced on all accounts past due, including accounts that are automatically charged. Late fee notices will be sent via email.

Payment Methods: District Dance accepts VISA, Master Card, cash and check. A credit card is required for all registrations.

Advanced Payment: There is a $50 discount for advance payment of tuition and recital fees.

Return Check Fee: A $50 fee will be charged to your account for returned checks. This fee must be paid within one week of written notice from the Director. All future tuition payments must be made by credit card for the remainder of the year.

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