Dance Rates & Fees
There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee for all students. If you do not pay your registration fee at the time of registration, your registration will not be submitted.
There is an $80 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. It also includes a Digital Download of both recitals. This Digital Download takes the place of DVDs we sold in the past. The link will be provided to each family and you may share it freely with your friends and family. This stage 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. The stage fee is non-refundable. The stage fee is due December 1st.
Monthly Class Tuition:
1 Class........$102 (Elem Combo Class)
*Creative Movement Class....$98 (Fall Session--8 weeks)
$98 (Winter Session--8 weeks)
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 ($102), not 3 classes.
Creative Movement: This class will run in sessions with one fee charged per session. The Fall Session will run for 8 weeks from September 7th--October 26th. The cost for the Fall Session is $98. There is a registration fee of $25 which is only charged for one session. You will not be charged the registration fee again if you decide to register for the Winter Session. This class will not perform in the Recital and will therefore not have a costume or stage fee.
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: $102 + 124 - 10(family discount) = $216. 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.
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 months where classes are not attended until written notice is received.
If a student drops a class prior to costumes being ordered 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.
All costumes are $84 each. Students will have one costume per class (except for the Elementary Combo classes, which will have either 2 or 3 costumes). Tights are included for students through the 5th grade. Students in the 6th - 12th grades are required to purchase their tights 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 3 equal amounts in September, October, and November. You will divide your total costume fee by 3 and add it to your September, October, & November tuition. For example, your child is enrolled in 2 classes that require a costume. Your total costume fee is $168, you will divide this by 3 and add $56 to your tuition for September, October, & November ONLY. Therefore your monthly payment for September, October, & November ONLY should be $158. Costumes will not be ordered for your dancer if your account is past due on October 10th. There will be a $25 late fee for costume fees paid after the 10th in Sept, Oct, & Nov. If your account is not current when costumes are ordered in October we cannot guarantee the necessary costumes will be available at a later date.
**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 2021-22 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.