Tuition and Fees:
Registration: Students in the dance program are responsible for a $50.00 registration fee. We are a uniform studio; therefore every registered dancer will receive a free leotard for class.
For your convenience, tuition is paid in equal monthly installments due on the first class of each month regardless of calendar days, inclement weather or holiday closings. Tuition is not decreased for 3 week months nor is it increased for 5 week months. Payment is considered late after the 10th of the month and a $10.00 late charge is added to all unpaid accounts. If a student needs to withdraw for any reason, a 30-day written notice will be required along with the following month’s tuition paid.
Costume fees: A 50% deposit for costumes is due with your October tuition and the balance is due with your November tuition. Costume fees are non-refundable.
Recital: Our year-end recital is “ THE GALA”. Performance is part of learning and all Academy dancers must participate. There is a small recital fee due with your April Tuition. The recital fee is used to rent the auditorium, hire a stage manager, technicians, etc. Each family will receive two free tickets to the recital and additional tickets can be purchased at a minimal cost.
Enrollment:A minimum of five students is needed for a class, and no more than 16 will be admitted into a class. Registration is limited and is confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis.No student will be added to a class roster without fees paid and registration forms complete.Tuition is paid in 9 equal monthly installments. Please see the section marked Tuition and Fees for more information.
Classes: The Academy works on a 55minute hour. Preschool classes are 45 minutes. You are guaranteed 32 scheduled lessons this season.
Make-Up Classes: Dance classes missed, for whatever reason, can be made up in any similar class within 30 days. Make-up classes are not eligible for perfect attendance awards.
Cancelled classes: If an instructor must miss a class, we will make every attempt to arrange for a substitute. If we have to cancel a class, a specific make-up class will be offered.
Parent Observation: Parents are allowed in the classroom only on designated days. We will have 2 parent observation weeks this season. (October, December, March, see monthly newsletter for details)
Private lessons must be canceled 24 hours ahead of scheduled time to be eligible for a make-up lesson.
Weather Policy: We will always follow the Wake County Public School System for any weather related closings. If school is cancelled, we will be closed. If schools release early, we will close at the same time. If there is a delay for the start of school, we will hold our classes as normally scheduled. There will always be a recorded message at the Academy as soon as a decision is announced.