Tuition & Fees
A non-refundable fee of $50 for the first child, and $25 for each additional child, is due at the time of enrollment. Families that participated and paid during our pre-registration period do not have to pay this fee again.
Tuition is based on a yearly rate divided into nine equal payments from September to May. Our 2022/23 season consists of approximately 36 weekly classes.
Rates are based on a per-student rate, but we do offer a family tuition cap. For more information, please inquire in the office or send us an email.
Early Development Levels (Intro to Dance and Kinder-Combo)
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Fundamentals I level & above
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|8+ (unlimited dancer)||$300|
We offer the opportunity to drop in for our non-performing classes only, space-permitting. Please call or email ahead to reserve a spot in these classes. Walk-ins will not be permitted to take a class—advanced reservations are required.
The rates for drop-in classes are: $15 for a ½-hour class $20 for a 1-hour class $25 for a 1.5-hour class
Please see our “Class Descriptions & Requirements” for a complete list of the non-performing classes. Drop-in fees must be paid before you can take a class. We offer a special discounted drop-in rate of $10/class (regardless of length) for iDance alumni.
We occasionally offer 6-week adult sessions throughout the year of varying styles. These sessions are held outside of the regular season schedule, typically on a weekday morning. The cost is $15 per class. Those who pay for the full session in advance receive a discount of $5 per class ($60/session). Family and student maximums do not apply to adult sessions.
Throughout the year, we try to bring in industry professionals to serve as guest artists and instructors. Master classes vary in style, difficulty, and tuition, but are generally open to all students and the public. Please check our website and bulletin boards for information on instructors and when classes will be offered.
We require a completed payment agreement form before your child can begin classes. This form requires you to indicate your preference to make annual, semester, or monthly payments. This form also requires that you choose if you’d like to pay by credit card, ACH transfer, or check. Please be advised that credit card payments are assessed a 3.59% processing fee by our merchant account (we do not have control over this). ACH transfers are free of charge (and less expensive for iDance to process) — you provide a voided check to iDance with your signed payment agreement, and we withdraw funds from your bank account based on the agreement. We do not accept cash for tuition payments. By signing the payment agreement, you are stating that you understand the following policies and financial responsibilities when enrolling in classes at iDance.
ANNUAL TUITION PAYMENT OPTION
Payment is due by September 1st.
Receive a 1% discount on the total year’s tuition for choosing this option.
SEMESTER TUITION PAYMENT OPTION
Fall Semester fees are due by September 1st [4 months – Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec.].
Spring Semester fees are due by January 1st [5 months – Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., and May].
MONTHLY TUITION PAYMENT OPTION
Monthly tuition is due by the 1st of each month (regardless of if the studio is open or closed).
LATE PAYMENT & DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS
A late fee of $35 will be assessed for all tuition not paid by the 5th of the month and will continue to be assessed each month until all tuition and fees are paid in full. If annual or semester tuition is not paid by the appropriate due date, your account will automatically switch to a monthly payment option and late fees will be assessed accordingly.
Any account that is delinquent is considered in poor standing and may cause students to be ineligible for auditions and future performance opportunities. Institute for Dance, Inc. reserves the right to remove a student from class if their family’s account is more than 3 months delinquent; and all incurred fees will still be owed to the studio.
Any tuition payment that cannot be processed due to card expiration, NSF, etc. will be assessed a $50 fee.
Monthly statements will be emailed by the 20th of the previous month (ex. August 20th you’ll receive the statement for September). Your account can also be viewed online anytime by accessing the “Family Accounts” link on our website.
Once classes begin, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferrable; credits are not issued, and we do not pro-rate for early withdrawal or missed classes. Tuition will remain the same regardless of class format (in-person or virtual) changes due to illness or other emergency situations. If you must withdraw from a class, a completed withdrawal form must be submitted to the office no later than the 15th of the month to avoid being assessed for the next month’s tuition. Forms must be submitted via email or in person to the office. All balances must be paid in full at the time of withdrawal. Non-attendance does NOT constitute a withdrawal notice or adequate reason for not paying tuition. Please note that any outstanding balances not paid may be sent to a collection agency, and you will be responsible for all business and legal fees incurred.
EXTENUATING FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
As a nonprofit, we depend on tuition and donations to keep our doors open and fulfill our mission to support our community by instilling the love of dance and performance. To foster that sense of community and support, we are willing to work with families who may have extenuating financial situations and need assistance. To be considered for an extenuating circumstance payment plan, please submit a request in writing to the attention of the Board of Directors.
At iDance, we believe passionately in the power of dance to develop artistic expression, technical skill, confidence, poise, and discipline in the students that we reach. We strive to reach as many dancers as possible and to minimize barriers to participation as much as possible.
To that end, we are pleased to offer the iDance Scholarship Fund, which serves to mitigate the tuition cost of dance classes for families with demonstrated financial need. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The Dance Scholarship Fund will be funded through:
- Corporate and individual gifts designated for this purpose.
- Proceeds from iDance apparel sales.
- Various fundraisers throughout the year.
- A portion of dollars raised through the annual “Give Local 757 Day of Giving:” and,
- Grant funding when available.
Scholarship awards are determined by a subcommittee comprised of representatives from the iDance Board of Directors and the local community. All scholarship application materials and family financial information will be treated as strictly confidential. Scholarships are paid in two-semester installments, with the second semester’s payment being contingent on the dancer being in good standing with the studio, including adhering to all conduct and attendance policies.
A copy of the scholarship guidelines and application can be requested via email or found on the iDance website. Applications should be submitted no later than August 15 each year.
The number and size of scholarships awarded each year are dependent on the availability of funds designated for this purpose.