Monthly tuition is calculated for the whole term (mid August '2022 - end of May '2023) including breaks & holidays and then split into equal payments over 10 months, one due each month. So tuition is the same no matter how many weeks of classes there are in the month. Calculations for tuition reflects one snow day and one photo day.
30 min class = $55/month
45 min class = $65/month
60 min class = $75/month
unlimited (is for students taking 4 or more classes) = $265/month
*$35 annual non-refundable Registration Fee (*per family)- due upon registration
$70 Twinkle Stars Fee- due upon registration, includes apparel kit & props
$50 Silks Fee (for all Aerial & Kids Circus classes)- due upon registration
$40 Acro fee (for all Acro classes) due upon registration, includes leotard
$50 Ballet fee (for all Ballet classes) due upon registration, includes all apparel
$50 Recital fee (for all students participating in recital- per student)- due in February
$75 Costume fee (per costume per class if participating in recital)- due in November
Fees have the option to fundraise. We do one fall fundraiser when costume fees are typically due, and one spring fundraiser when recital fees are typically due.
INCLUSIVE RATES FOR 2022-2023 YEAR
During the Dance Season your monthly tuition payment includes more than just tuition. We took many of the other expenses you incur over the term and spread them out over the course of 10 months. This means there are no other large purchases needed during the year. Our families find inclusive tuition is a much easier way to budget for classes. THIS INCLUSIVE RATE IS OPTIONAL***
INCLUSIVE RATE INCLUDES
* Monthly tuition
* Annual registration fee
* Costume fee(s)
* Recital fee
We can help you calculate your inclusive tuition rate for the upcoming year by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, but here are some examples of all inclusive rate for a student taking one class per year.
Taking 1 Twinkle Stars (45min) class- all inclusive monthly rate = $88/month
Taking 1 Twinkle Babies (30min) class - all inclusive monthly rate = $78/month
Taking 1 Acro (60min) class - all inclusive monthly rate = $95/month
Taking 1 Aerial (60min) class- all inclusive monthly rate = $96/month
Taking 1 Ballet (60min) class- all inclusive monthly rate = $96/month
Elite Dance Studio charges an annual non refundable registration fee of $35/per family. This fee is due upon initial registration and will last 12 months.
If you begin class in the middle of the session/month, tuition amount due will be prorated.
If you have a planned vacation of 2 weeks or longer and let the office know before tuition is due that month, we can prorate a month's tuition for you. This must be approved by the office beforehand. No refunds are given for vacations.
**If you miss a class, we do not refund or credit for the missed class. We do offer a make-up classes. In some cases, there are pre recorded videos instructors can send to students for a makeup class they can do from home. E-mail the studio to sign up for your make-up class.
Students do not receive a monthly bill. Payments are due by 1st of each month and considered late on the 11th.
Payments are late after the 10th and will incur a $10 late fee. If tuition is more than 30 days late your dancer may be asked to sit out for class for non payment.
NSF fee for checks is $15.
We accept cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. Credit cards will be subject to a 3 % processing fee
Auto-deduct is now required for all families with a debit or credit card through your online Elite Dance Studio account. Tuition is deducted on the the 1st of each month. Requests for due date change (for an added fee) may be made by emailing the studio. There is a processing fee for using credit cards, so if you wish to pay by cash or check you must do so by the 1st of the month before we process auto pay
If you have any questions regarding tuition or anything financial, please address those questions to the Director or office assistant, as to allow the instructors to teach for full class time.
Dancers on unlimited can take as many classes as they want even if its over the 5 hr unlimited rate, in fact we encourage it!
Dancers on unlimited are factored as their own account, and any siblings assigned to their account will be treated as individuals and no discount applied that is tied to the dancer that is on unlimited.
Private lesson are always SEPARATE and charged as their own appointment, and cannot be combined with any discounts or offers.
Tuition refunds are not given if you miss a class or drop part way through a month.
In most cases, we issue credits and not refunds
Tuition already reflects one snow day, so if there is a snow day there are no refunds or makeup lessons scheduled.
If there is more than one snow day for your class, makeup lessons will be scheduled or you can do a makeup lesson in any other class on the schedule. In some cases we will do online/ zoom class. Refunds and credits are not given for any snow day, even if you can not make it to another class as a makeup lesson.