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Rates & Policies 

Rates  - (Sept-June 2023-2024)

Tuition Overview

  • Our program is based on a 8.5-month season that runs from September through our recital in June.
  • Class tuition is divided into 8 equal monthly payments with September Tuition 1/2.
  • Monthly tuition is the same each month regardless of attendance, school closures, and holiday vacations.
  • Tuiton for all Team Practice Classes is calculated separately from recreational tuition and due along with your other monthly tuition.

Tuition Policies

  • Class tuition is due the 1st of each month.
  • If payment is not received by the 10th of each month, a late fee of $15 will be assessed (for each outstanding balance per account, per month).
  • A $40 fee will be assessed for each returned check.
  • Payments may be made by check, cash, Visa, MasterCard,  or Auto-Pay.
  • All accounts will be required to have a card on file. If your account is 30 days past due, your card on file will be charged for all amounts past due.  If the card is declined, you may be required to enter a payment plan to bring your account current.  The card on file will be charged a minimum of $50 every two weeks until the balance is paid in full. Please contact Mary Jill or Mandi if you need to discuss an alternative payment plan policy.
  • You can also make payments online via the Parent Portal.
  • Auto-Pay is an easy way to pay your account. Simply register with the front desk and we will automatically charge your credit/debit card on the 1st of each month.
  • we do not prorate tuition, however, if we cancel a schediled class you will receive a credit on your account at the end of the season-.

Other Fees

  • Registration Fee — $30 per student
  • Costume Fee — Will be between $60-$95 (per class)  Hip Hop Costumes tend to run $100-$125 each which include shoes.
  • Dance Shoes — All students must purchase the appropriate dance shoes for their classes (ballet slippers, pointe shoes, tap shoes, etc.) FootLites carries a selection of new and used shoes. Watch your email as we do open up for special orders a few times a year.
  • Tights — Tights will be needed for ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical classes (color of tights TBD when costumes arrive)
  • Recital Tickets — Tickets for our Annual Spring Show at the Capitol Theatre run approximately $22 per ticket.
  • Optional — DVDs to purchase from the Spring Show. These are ordered and supplied through a third party vendor.  Watch for the link to order information in May.
  • Optional — Picture Week is at the end of May, we hope that all dancers join us for their class pictures.  Picture Packages of Individual and Class Photos for each routine may be purchased through the photographer. 


Class LengthMonthly Tuition
30 minutes$50
45 minutes$70
1 hour$78
1¼ hours$85
1½ hours$97
1¾ hours$105
2 hours$114
2¼ hours$121
2½ hours$129
2¾ hours$136
3 hours$148
3¼ hours$155
3½ hours $162
3¾ hours$169
4 hours $178
4¼ hours$185
4½ hours$193
4¾ hours$199
5 hours$207
5¼ hours $215
5½ hours$224
5¾ hours$232


  • 10% discount will be applied for subsequent family members.
  • Discount does not apply to Dance Explosion tuition and will exclude the sibling discount.

Private Lessons

  • 30 minute private lesson = $40
  • 1 hour private lesson = $70
  • Private lessons can be schedule with your instructor.


Studio Policies

we love footlitesDress Code

  • Students must dress appropriately for dance class.
  • Hair should be pulled back and out of your child's face.
  • Please do not wear your dance shoes outside or your street shoes inside on the studio floor.
  • Label all dance items.
  • Individual instructors may permit variations of the dress code.

Pre K through 1st Grade: Any color leotard, skirt, tights and pink ballet shoes.  

2nd grade and up: Black leotard, skirt and or booty shorts and pink ballet shoes. Hair in a bun.

Fitted dance wear, jazz shoes, foot paws or pirouette shoes

Fitted dance wear, black tap shoes

Comfortable clothing and clean tennis shoes

Leggings, shorts, tank top or sports bra are all allowed. Tennis shoes must be worn for this class.


Black Leotard, Biker Shorts and Footless Tights Optional. Hair secured back in low bun. No Shoes or Jewelry

Leggings, shorts, tank tops or sports bras are all allowed. Both tennis shoes and jazz shoes will be used during this hour.

Fitted dance wear, no street clothes

Viewing Policy

For the benefit of all students, parents are allowed to watch class the first lesson of each month only. We are willing to make exceptions for special requests (example: Grandma and Grandpa are in town.) Please clear with instructor prior to your child's class.

Recital Costume Policy

  • Our annual recital is held each year in June at the Capitol Theatre.
  • Assigned seated Tickets for the Recital will go on sale in May.
  • Each student will be responsible for purchasing a costume for each routine they perform in.
  • The costume fee does not include tights, props, and appropriate dance shoes for performances.
  • Costume Deposits are due by November 1st.  There is a deposit for each routine, $75 for Hip Hop Costumes and $50 for all others.
  • The remainder of your costume balance is due in January during costume week when all costumes are chosen.
  • If your costume balance is paid after January 10th, additional shipping charges will be added to your account, along with a $15 late fee (per costume).
  • No costumes will be ordered without full payment.
  • All costumes are non-refundable and no costumes will be handed out to any student with an outstanding account.

Dropped Class

paradeYou may not drop or change classes in the current month you are in. An add/drop class form must be filled out by the 25th of the current month to be effective for the following month. Your class will not be dropped or added just by informing your instructor.


Monthly Newsletters are emailed out and uploaded to your Parent Portal each month. Visit our website to stay up to date on upcoming events, newsletters and policies.  Follow us on social media, you can find us on Facebook and Instagram.


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