Dance Rates & Fees


There is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee for all students. If you do not pay your registration fee at the time of registration, your registration will not be submitted.

Stage Fee

There is a $60 stage fee per family, due with registration.  This stage fee covers the cost of the recital auditorium rent for rehearsals/recital, backdrops/scenery, props, lighting, audio and recital staff. This fee is paid PER FAMILY, if you have one, two or three children you still only pay ONE stage fee. No tickets are sold to the recital, all family and friends are welcome to attend at no charge. If you withdraw from classes, in writing (email or letter), or choose not to participate in the recital before December 16, 2021 your stage fee will be refunded as long as there is no outstanding balance on your account. *If you do not pay your registration and stage fee ($60) at the time of registration, your space is NOT secured.


 Monthly Class Tuition:

1 Class…….... $55

2 Classes….…$90

3 Classes…..$110

4 Classes…..$130

5 Classes…..$150

6 Classes…..$170

7 Classes…..$190

8 Classes…..$210

9 Classes…..$230


Monthly tuition is due on the 1st of the month. A grace period of 9 days is given before a late fee of $25 is charged to the account. Any payment not received by the 10th is subject to the late fee, no exceptions. Tuition payments are not discounted for holidays, missed classes, or if the studio is closed for COVID-19 or inclement weather. Payments may be mailed if postmarked by the 10th of the month, paid by check in the studio, with a credit card by phone when the studio is open or paid online through the Parent Portal.

Elementary Combo Class: Because the instruction time for this class (90 minutes) equals that of 2 regular classes, the tuition rate will equal that of 2 regular classes ($90), not 3 classes.


FAMILIES: Please note that to determine your family tuition you must add the # of classes each INDIVIDUAL student is taking and then subtract your family discount. For example: 1 child taking 2 classes, 1 child taking three classes: $90 + 110 - 10(family discount) = $190. It is not the cost of 5 classes, it is the cost of 2 classes, plus the cost of 3 classes, minus the family discount.


Family Discount:

The family discount applies only to the monthly tuition. The discount for 2 students per family is $10/month, 3 students per family $15/month.


Withdrawing from Class:

Dropping a class must be expressed in writing to Dance Arts of Rocky Mount, Inc. by the 1st of the month in which your student will be withdrawing. If written notice is not given by that time then you are responsible for that month’s tuition and any consecutive month where classes are not attended until written notice is received. 


If a student drops a class by October 1st then the costume fee will be refunded. If a student drops after this date then you are responsible
for the balance of their costume fee. If a student drops by December 16, 2021 the stage fee will be refunded as long as there is no outstanding
balance on the account. Registration fees are nonrefundable.


Costume Fee

All costumes are $70 each. Students will have one costume per class (except for the Elementary Combo classes, which will have 2 costumes for Kindergarten & 1st grade & 3 costumes for 2nd & 3rd grade). Tights are included for students through the 5th grade.  Students in the 6th - 12th grades are required to purchase their tights for $15 through the studio.


We now offer two costume fee payment options:

Option 1: You pay the total costume fee by September 10th.


Option 2: You pay 2 equal amounts in September and in October.  You will divide your total costume fee in half and add it to your September and October tuition. For example, your child is enrolled in 2 classes that require a costume.   Your total costume fee is $140, you will divide this by 2 and add $70 to your tuition for September and October ONLY.  Therefore your monthly payment for September and October ONLY should be $160.  If you are enrolled in Plan 1, your costumes MUST be paid in FULL for your costumes to be ordered by October 10th.


**There will be a $25 late shipping fee charged to all dancers whose costume fees are not paid in full by October 10th.  Costumes will be ordered in October this year because of the difficulty we had getting costumes for the 2020-21 dance year. No costumes will be ordered for students who have a balance on their account.  Your account must be current in order for costumes to be ordered for your dancer. There is no guarantee we will be able to get a costume if they must be ordered late because of a balance on your account.