Please find below the fee structure for 2018-2019. Feel free to contact Tara, our office manager at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any fee-related queries.
Tuition: Monthly tuition is due by the 1st of each month, and a late fee of $10 will be assessed for payments received after the 10th of the month. Please note, when choosing to pay monthly, tuition is calculated by the number of classes per year then divided into 9.5 payments for September-June, with May and June posted together as 1.5 months to allow enough time for balances to be taken care of before the end of the year.
Joy of Dance Monthly Tuition*
30 min class is $35 per month
45 min class is $43 per month
1 hour class is $50 per month
1.5 hour class is $64 per month
2 hour workshop is $80 per month
For the 2018-2019 dance year, a non-refundable $35 registration fee ($25 before 7/1), $70 max per family ($50 before 7/1), is due with the application to cover the cost of setting up and maintaining student accounts.
New for the 2019-2020 dance year
Beginning 2019, an annual membership fee of $40 per student or $75 per family will be charged April 1st to current families. The annual membership fee includes priority registration and the Recital video digital download, as well as birthday party discounts. Reminders will be sent via email in February and March, and any family wishing to opt out must provide written notification (email) no later than March 15th.
We offer a multi-class discount!
We encourage our dancers to get the most out of their dance experience at Joy of Dance by taking more than one technique class each week. Therefore, we offer the following discounts for taking multiple classes per week:
- 2nd and 3rd class: 10% off
- 4th class: 15% off
- 5th class: 20% off
- 6th, 7th, 8th, etc: 25% off
- Unlimited classes: $325 per month
- Family unlimited classes: $500
Discount taken off lowest class tuition first.
Other special class discounts:
- $43 for Dance Explore (Lyrical/Modern), Contemporary Modern, Musical Theatre, Ballet 1/2, Ballet 3/4, Ballet 5 and Lyrical when enrolled in a Workshop class
- $43 for all Adult classes, no matter the length of the class.
- Pay for the full year up front and receive 5% off. Cash/Check only accepted for this discount to apply and the tuition must be paid before the dancer’s first class. There will be no refunds if you choose to pay annually, so please plan accordingly. *As Apprentices already receive a monthly discount, they do not qualify for this 5% paid in full discount.
Summer dance tuition policy: Payment is due in full at the time of registration. If preferred, a $25 non-refundable deposit can be paid at the time of registration, with the balance of tuition due one month prior to the start of classes. There is no registration fee for summer classes.
Refer new dancers and save!
When one of our current dancers refers a friend to the studio, each family will receive a $25.00 credit! This credit will be applied to each account when the new dancer has been enrolled for 3 full months. Don’t forget to note who referred you in your registration to ensure the credit is received!
Recital Video Download
The fee for the digital download is included with your annual membership fee or if opting out of the annual membership, the fee is $12 and will be charged with May & June tuition. A link for all 4 shows will be emailed to you that you can view and download to your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc. You can still purchase a physical copy of the DVD if you’d like, for $25 for one show.
Recital Costume Fee
A $35 deposit per dancer per dance will be due November 1st, and the remainder of $35 due January 1st. One pair of tights per dancer is included in the costume fee.
Payment is due in full on the first of every month. Payments not received by the 10th of the month will be assessed a $10 late fee. A credit card is required to be on file for all accounts. If you would like to pay by cash or check, please choose the E-payment schedule option “Do Not Bill- backup card“, otherwise your card will be charged on the 1st of each month. All unpaid accounts will get their cards charged on the 20th of the month for the outstanding balance plus $10 late fee. Cash or check is accepted during class hours only via the tuition box on the office halfwall, or check payments may be mailed to the studio address. Credit cards accepted online only. There is a $35.00 returned check charge for any checks returned by the bank.
Need to drop a class, add a class, or switch classes? Written or email notice is required by the 20th of the month to avoid being charged tuition for the following month. This allows us time to offer that class space to another student. Students will be charged monthly tuition until written notice is given to drop a class. Any dancer that doesn’t attend class for 2 months will be dropped from the roster, however, the unpaid tuition will still be due. Any dancer that drops from classes or the studio will forfeit any costumes or fees they have previously paid.
No refunds will be given for snow days, holidays, family vacations or other missed classes. Please contact the studio for opportunities to attend makeup classes. Registration and costume fees are non-refundable. Costumes will only be given to dancers that perform in the recital.