Tuition

Please find below the fee structure for 2017-2018. Feel free to contact our office manager if you have any fee-related queries.

Joy of Dance Monthly Tuition*

30 min class is $34 per month

45 min class is $42 per month

1 hour class is $49 per month

1.5 hour class is $63 per month

2 hour workshop is $78 per month

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.

*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 and due together as 1.5 months to allow enough time for balances to be taken care of before the end of the year. Calculating tuition this way makes it easier for you to remember the amount each month whether there are 4 or 5 weeks in the month and also for us to keep track of payments, saving a lot of time for everyone!

If a dancer misses a class for any reason, he or she may make this class up at a later time with permission from the teacher. Make-ups are not allowed during the month of June as classes are primarily putting the finishing touches on recital pieces.

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 then 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

Discount taken off lowest class tuition first.

Other special class discounts:

  • $34 for Performance Team, Contemporary Modern, Musical Theatre, Ballet 1/2, Ballet 3/4 and Lyrical when enrolled in a Workshop class. This discount is also for Hip Hop Troupe students when enrolled in a Hip Hop class.
  • $34 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 Costume Fee

We try to keep costume fees to a minimum as much as possible, around $60 per dance. In November, a non-refundable $30 costume deposit is due. The balance is due in January and is determined according to each class.

Payment Policy

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 outside of Studio A, or check payments may be mailed to our PO Box address. Credit cards accepted online only. There is a $35.00 returned check charge for any checks returned by the bank.

Dropping/Changing Classes

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 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.