Financial Obligations

FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS

MONTHLY DANCE FEES ARE POSTED AT STUDIO ONE AND ON OUR WEBSITE. DISCOUNTS ARE GIVEN FOR MULTIPLE CLASSES.  NEW FOR THE 2017-2018 DANCE YEAR IS ONLINE ENROLLMENT (AS OF AUGUST 2017) AND MONTHLY TUITION DEBITS.  WHEN YOU ENROLL THROUGH OUR SECURE PORTAL, YOU WILL INPUT A DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD AND YOUR CARD WILL BE CHARGED BETWEEN THE 3RD AND THE 5TH OF EACH MONTH.  IF YOU ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN WORKSHOPS, YOUR CARD WILL BE CHARGED.  THIS LOWERS OUR FEES SO THAT WE CAN EXTEND THAT TO YOU.  WE HAVE ACTUALLY LOWERED OUR TUITION FEES AND ELIMINATED OUR LATE FEE BECAUSE WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE.  IF YOU WOULD PREFER TO PAY BY THE SEMESTER VIA CASH OR CHECK, PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT THE ADDITIONAL TUITION DISCOUNT.  YOU WILL STILL NEED TO PROVIDE A CARD FOR ADDITIONAL FEES SUCH AS WORKSHOPS, COSTUME DEPOSITS AND BALANCES ETC.

TUITION WILL BE FULL FOR FALL (SEPT – DEC) AND SPRING (JAN – APRIL) SEMESTERS.

FOR THE 2017-2018 DANCE YEAR, DANCE WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MONTH OF APRIL WITH OUR RECITAL BEING THE FIRST WEEKEND IN MAY (PENDING VENUE APPROVAL).  WE FOLLOW THE ALTUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR. TUITION IS FIGURED ON A MONTHLY BASIS. WE DO NOT PRORATE MONTHS; YOU ARE PAYING FOR YOUR CHILD’S SPOT IN CLASS.  IF YOU CHOOSE TO QUIT DANCE, YOU MUST COME INTO THE OFFICE AND SIGN A FORM TO STOP YOUR MONTHLY BILLING(BECAUSE OF OUR NEW BILLING SYSTEM). YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE FULL MONTH IF YOU QUIT IN THE MIDDLE OF A MONTH.  COSTUME DEPOSITS AND RECITAL FEES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED FOR ANY STUDENT DROPPING A CLASS AFTER NOVEMBER 1ST.  IF COSTUMES HAVE BEEN ORDERED, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BALANCE DUE ON COSTUME(S).

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A $50 COSTUME DEPOSIT (PER CLASS) AND A $35 REGISTRATION FEE (PER STUDENT) IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF ENROLLMENT TO SECURE YOUR SPOT. 

IN JANUARY, COSTUME BALANCES WILL BE DUE.  PLEASE BUDGET APPROX $100 PER COSTUME.  WHEN WE ORDER COSTUMES IN DECEMBER, WE WILL NOTIFY YOU OF YOUR BALANCE DUE.  YOU PAY A $50 DEPOSIT AT ENROLLMENT SO YOUR BALANCE MAY BE AROUND $50, WHICH WILL BE DUE IN JANUARY.  SOME CLASSES ARE MORE, SOME ARE LESS DEPENDING ON THE COSTUME.  TIGHTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE COST AS WELL.  SHOES ARE NOT INCLUDED.

IN MARCH, A $25 RECITAL FEE (PER STUDENT) WILL BE CHARGED TO EACH STUDENT PARTICIPATING IN OUR MAY RECITALS. YOUR RECITAL FEE HELPS PAY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF OUR MAY RECITALS.  OUR RECITALS ARE FREE OF CHARGE SO FEEL FREE TO INVITE ALL OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS! 

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RETURNED CHECK FEE IS $40. AFTER THE 2ND RETURNED CHECK, ONLY CASH PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND CLASS WITH A BALANCE 60 DAYS PAST DUE. ANY ACCOUNT BALANCE 90 DAYS PAST DUE WITH NO ATTEMPT AT PAYMENT WILL BE TURNED OVER TO JACKSON COUNTY SMALL CLAIMS COURT.

COST BREAKDOWN TO START DANCE:

  • AUGUST – PURCHASE SHOES, DANCEWEAR, PAY $35 REGISTRATION FEE AND $50 COSTUME DEPOSIT (ONLY IF YOUR CHILD IS PLANNING TO BE IN OUR MAY 2018 RECITALS). DANCE START UP CAN BE PRICEY SO WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO EXTEND TO YOU THE BEST SHOE AND DANCEWEAR PRICES WE CAN FIND.  OUR CURRENT SUPPLIER IS REVOLUTION DANCEWEAR.  THEY HAVE EXCELLENT QUALITY TIGHTS AND LEOTARDS AND WE CHOOSE THE ECONOMY LINE SHOES SINCE YOUR CHILD IS SURE TO OUTGROW THEM WITHIN SIX MONTHS.  A DANCER AVERAGES TWO PAIR OF DANCE SHOES IN A YEAR.  WE FIT SHOES A LITTLE BIG TO ALLOW FOR GROWTH AND TO HELP YOU FINANCIALLY, HOWEVER, NOT SO BIG THAT THE DANCER CANNOT DANCE!  YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED IN ANY WAY TO PURCHASE DANCEWEAR OR SHOES FROM US!  THIS IS SIMPLY A SERVICE WE PROVIDE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS.
  • SEPTEMBER – CLASSES BEGIN!  ONE CLASS $55/MONTH STARTING SEPT 2017
  • JANUARY – IN DECEMBER WHEN COSTUME ORDERS ARE PLACED, YOU WILL NOTIFIED AS TO YOUR COSTUME BALANCE.  THIS BALANCE WILL BE DUE IN JANUARY.
  • MARCH – $25 RECITAL FEE PER STUDENT IS DUE IF PARTICIPATING IN OUR MAY RECITALS.  THIS HELPS PAY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF OUR SHOWS.

I HOPE THIS INFORMATION IS HELPFUL IN BUDGETING FOR DANCE.  I ASSURE YOU THAT IF YOU ALLOW YOUR CHILD THIS OPPORTUNITY, HE OR SHE WILL BE LEARNING MUCH MORE THAN DANCE…SELF-ESTEEM/PRIDE, RESPONSIBILITY, RESPECT, THE VALUE OF HARD WORK AND THE BENEFIT OF EXERCISE AND THE ARTS!