Enrollment & Tuition
All tuition is payable in advance for each term. (Term = 7 - 8 lessons)
The dance school year = 4 Terms total from September to May.
**NOTE** Dance classes run for the school year (September to May). You are liable for the full tuition from the date of enrollment unless you give written notice to cancel you financial obligation for the next term.
NO REFUND OF TUITION WILL BE MADE FOR
LESSONS MISSED OR DISCONTINUED
NO RECITAL FEE
Registration Fee - $25.00 per student
Family Discounts - 5% off each additional child
Pre-pay Discounts – Pre-pay for the entire year and receive 10% off your first class
Script Program – 5% to your organization
All classes below are per student
1st ‘class’ or subject $68.00 / Term Term = Approx. 7-8 lessons
2nd ‘class’ or subject Add $58.00 / Term *$10 off the 2nd ‘class’
3rd ‘class’ or subject Add $48.00 /Term *$20 off the 3rd ‘class’
Each additional ‘class’ Add $48.00 / Term *$20 off each additional ‘class’
45-minute class $80.00 /Term (Ballet age 11 & older, Advanced Jazz age 13 & older)
1-hour class $90.00 / term (Advanced Ballet, Pointe & Technique)
*Discounts listed above apply to regular scheduled classes ONLY and DO NOT affect the cost of the specialty classes listed below*
‘PRIVATE’ - $175.00 per term – (1/2 hour class) *Available Times Only
(1 person in class – Age 14 & Up and at least 3-5 years experience in subject)
‘SEMI-PRIVATE’ - $130.00 per term/student (1/2 hour class)
(2 people - available time only
‘TRIO’ - $100 per term per student - (1/2 hour class) (3 people - available time only)
If your entire year’s tuition is paid by September 10th, receive a 10% discount on your 1st class. (Does NOT apply to the already discounted 2nd & 3rd classes listed above)
Our dance classes run with the school year. You are liable for the full tuition from the date of enrollment, unless we hear from you in writing, that you will not be attending the next term to cancel your financial obligation. Starting second term, statements are sent home with students the week before each term is due. Any Payment 30 days overdue from the starting date of the term will have a statement mailed home that will include a service charge. Accounts overdue are charged 18% annual finance charge. There is a $30.00 service charge for any check that is returned to us from your bank for any reason.
Proper Dance Attire
Every student is required to wear proper shoes and dance attire to class each week to better allow the teacher to make corrections and see body alignment as well as to avoid injury to muscles and tendons. View our dress code available on the website as well as at the studio. Feel free to see an instructor if you have any questions. DO NOT WEAR YOUR DANCE SHOES OUTSIDE! Shoes warn in the dance rooms must be clean and never worn outside to protect our professional dance flooring and keep the floors clean for all dancers.
Ballet “slippers” available at stores like Target and Wal-Mart cannot be worn in classes. They are bedroom slippers, not shoes.
Waiting Room Behavior
We ask for parents' cooperation in training their child from the very beginning to get ready for class "Quietly" in the waiting room or cubby area so as not to disturb the classes that are in session. We ask that children have adult supervision at all times. Your cooperation will be deeply appreciated by all. We have a waiting with toys for younger children to play with while you wait. Please help keep this area picked up for the next family.
Please call the studio to let the teacher know when your child/self will not be at class. Make-up lessons for classes missed due to illness or any other valid reason may be made up by attending another class if one is available. Check with your instructor for the proper class days and times for make-up. Specialty classes due to their nature do not have make-up lessons available if you are absent.
Winter Time Cancellations
Each class is scheduled two snow days. If we DO NOT use them, they are considered free classes. With no spring break scheduled, classes will NOT be made up for cancellations due to weather. Cancellations will be listed on our facebook page, Instagram and at wclo.com. We will also send an email to all dance families (sometimes seem to be slow at receiving). You are ultimately responsible to determine if you can safely drive to the dance studio for dance classes in bad weather.
We send all communication and reminders through email. We MUST have an email address on file to send studio reminders and information. Please check with our desk personnel if you are not receiving our emails.
Parent Observation Days (Week of 2nd, 3rd & 4th Terms)
Parents are welcome to watch the last 15 minutes of classes on the scheduled days ONLY. Please do not correct your child while observing. We try to make this a positive experience for the kids and may not point out every mistake to them while everyone is watching. We will take care of any corrections the next week and do try to direct the entire class. We will do all we can to advance your student to the best of their ability. We do appreciate and welcome any information you may have in regard to the students dancing capabilities. You are also welcome to drop Becky a note or e-mail if you have any questions or comments concerning your child.
Recital Dance Music for Home Practice
Most of the recital dance music may be purchased in a store or on line. There will be a list of song titles posted on the bulletin board mid-year.
All students are expected to be at the dress rehearsal for their recital. Rehearsals are scheduled the week of the recital. ALL students are required to wear full costumes, stage make-up, with proper tights and dance shoes at the dress rehearsals. Details will be posted in plenty of time to make any necessary arrangements. If a problem still arises, please talk with Becky immediately!
A non-refundable costume down-payment of $40.00+tax will be due on or before October 15th for each class taken with the remaining balance ($25-$40+tax) due when they arrive. We will NOT order any costume until the down-payment is paid. Failure to make the costume down-payment will make your child/self ineligible to perform in the dance recital. The total cost on the costumes usually range around $65-$70/child & $70-$80/adult. The costume balance must be paid along with 4th term prior to picking up the costume for the recital. You are required to purchase proper dance tights for the recital from our studio so all of the children remain uniform. The tights requirements for each class will be determined by the costume ordered and will be available at the desk.