Policies and Prices
To enroll a child in any class, please create an account and register on this website. If you wish to drop or change to a different class, please email email@example.com, call 260-637-9660 or inquire at the front desk during studio hours.
Placement for students ages 3-7 is best based on their age as of 10/1/16. Because children in this age range have similar developmental abilities and classes are kept small, the amount of experience or level of ability rarely affects these placements. Students ages 8 and up are placed based on experience and skill level. Our staff will ensure that each student is placed in a class appropriate for their abilities. Therefore, your child may be switched to a different class within the first few weeks of class should the teacher deem it best for the student.
A non-refundable registration fee for classes and events must be paid in full at the time of registration.
When registering for any class, you will be required to create and save a secure payment profile with a preferred debit or credit card to be used for automatic tuition payment processing.
Our school year program is a 36 week term. Tuition payments are divided equally between 9 monthly payments, August-April. Therefore, monthly payments are equal each month even though the number of classes in a given month may be as few as 2 or as many as 5.
The first monthly payment will be charged on the first day of class for the season, typically in late August. In 2016 classes began on August 22. Monthly tuition is automatically charged to your securely stored card on file between the 22-24th of each month. The last tuition payment for the 2016-2017 school year will be charged between April 22-24, 2017.
All payments for any studio-related expense must be made in full in order for students to participate in his or her recital on May 18, 19 or 20, 2017.
Registration fees are non-refundable, unless we cannot place your child in a class that fits your schedule.
In the event that a student wishes to withdraw from school year classes, written notice is required. Email is the preferred method of notice. Because enrollment and associated tuition influence many factors, including class schedules, administrative costs, teacher pay, etc., automatic payments will continue until said notice has been received. Not attending class does not prevent tuition from being charged. There are no refunds on tuition that has already been paid. Students may continue to take class through the time period that has been paid.
Cancellations for any type of summer class made less than 21 days from the class start date will result in a 75% tuition credit that may used towards fall classes.
Birthday party or field trip cancellations made less than 21 days from the party date will be refunded, less a $25 administrative fee.
Registration Fee & Tuition
Registration Fee: All students pay an annual registration fee when enrolling in school year classes. New students are currently $35 and returning students are $25. There is no registration fee for summer classes.
School year Classes Tuition by Class Length:
Students their senior year of high school may request a solo class in a style of their choice as long as they have attained upper intermediate or advanced skills in that style. Teacher approval is required. Solo class spots are not guaranteed as they are based on student readiness, space, and teacher availability. Starting in the fall of 2017, senior soloists will be required to take a group class in the same or a complementary style of dance. Senior Solo tuition is $90 per month. Students will be assigned a 30 minute class time weekly with their teacher.
Students needing one-on-one instruction for any reason may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule private lessons. Privates may be used as needed to catch-up in a group class, or students may enroll in an ongoing private class if they simply prefer private instruction. Private students do not perform in the recital. In addition, a student who will be performing in a pageant or other outside event may request coaching and/or choreography services from one of our teachers. All private lessons are scheduled and paid through the office as the schedule allows. Privates may be 30, 45 or 60 minutes long. Please contact us at email@example.com to inquire about private lessons.
Private Lesson Base Tuition:
Monthly prices indicate cost for a group of 4 weekly lessons. One time lessons are paid at the front desk the day of the lesson. Ongoing weekly private lessons are charged to your card on file monthly. Some teachers may required a higher fee for private lessons.
When total family monthly tuition equals $130/month, a 10% discount is applied.
When the annual tuition is paid in full by the first day of class, an additional 5% discount applies.
Annual Tuition may be paid in a lump sum with cash, check or charge by the first day of class. A 5% discount will apply to lump sum payments made by the first day of the new term.
Monthly payments may be charged automatically to a securely stored card on file.
Maximum / Minimum Enrollment
All classes have a maximum of 8-12 students.
Three year old classes: 8 max
Four year old classes: 10 max
Five-Seven year old classes: 12 max
Ages 8 and up: 15 max
All classes may require a minimum of 5 students enrolled to run.
Classes not meeting minimum enrollment may be cancelled and you will have the choice of transferring to your second choice class or withdrawing your registration and receiving a refund on your registration fee.
Class full? Want a time not listed? Let us know!
If the class you want is full, go ahead a register for it as your first choice and choose an alternate 2nd choice. You will be registered for your second choice and placed on the waiting list for your first choice. If a spot becomes available, we will notify you and you will have the option to transfer to your first choice.
We are always open to scheduling additional classes outside our normal operating hours of M-Th from 4:00-10:00 PM. Please send us an email with the class you want and the times that work in your schedule. We will take your request into consideration as our space and teacher availability allow.
Weather-Related Closing Policy
It is very rare that we cancel any class except for necessary weather-related closings. If the studio is closed, the cancellation will be posted on WANE-TV's website, in the News section of the Home page, and on Facebook. An email will also be sent out to all affected classes. When we cancel a class, you may schedule a make-up class for your child on our Make Up Scheduler at your option and convenience.
A Student Handbook is published each year that contains complete policies, dates, and details regarding enrollment. Registered students may access this document in our Portal.
Terms and Conditions apply to all registrations and must be agreed to upon registration.