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 in our pre-registration period in June, do not have to pay this fee.
Tuition is based on a yearly rate divided into nine equal payments from September to May. Our 2019/20 season consists of approximately 36 weekly classes.
RATES ARE BASED ON A PER-STUDENT RATE, BUT WE DO OFFER A FAMILY TUITION CAP OF $369.00 PER MONTH.
Early Development Levels
(Intro to Dance I and II, Pre-Ballet & Tap)
|HOURS PER WEEK||MONTHLY RATE|
Fundamentals I Level and above
|HOURS PER WEEK||MONTHLY RATE||HOURS PER WEEK||MONTHLY RATE|
|3.5||$148||8+ (unlimited dancer)||$284|
We offer the opportunity to drop-in on our non-performing classes only. Please call or email ahead to reserve a spot in these classes.
The rates for drop-in classes are: $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 at the front office before you can take a class. We offer a special discounted drop-in rate of $10/class for iDance alumni.
JUNIOR BOY’S PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP [FOR BOYS AGES 9-18]
We offer a discount for boys enrolled in our Junior Boy’s Program. In order to receive this scholarship, the student must be enrolled in all of the following classes: a ballet class, a tap class, and a jazz class, plus the boys’ conditioning class. The total cost for all 4 of these classes is $65/month per boy. Any additional class costs just $10/month per class. Scholarship recipients are required to perform in our Annual Showcase. All Annual Showcase costumes are included in the tuition. Excellent attendance in all classes is also required. Because this is a scholarship program, these students are held to a higher standard for attendance. A signed Boys’ Scholarship Contract is required for participation. Should attendance become an issue, the scholarship will be revoked, and regular class tuition will be charged. Please contact the front office to enroll in the boy’s program and receive the discount.
We offer several 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 register and pay for the full 6 weeks in advance receive a discount of $5 per class ($60/session).
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 2.59% processing fee by our merchant account (we do not have control over this). ACH transfers are free of charge, but you must provide a voided check to iDance with your signed payment agreement. We can no longer 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, 2019.
Receive a 1% discount on total year’s tuition for choosing this option.
SEMESTER TUITION PAYMENT OPTION
Fall Semester fees due by September 1st, 2019 [4 months – Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec.].
Spring Semester fees due by January 1st, 2020 [5 months – Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., and May].
MONTHLY TUITION PAYMENT OPTION
Monthly tuition is due by the 1st of each month (regardless 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. If annual or semester tuition is not paid by the appropriate due date, your account automatically switches 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. If you must withdraw from a class, 30-day notice must be given by completing the withdrawal form available in the front office. We will not accept withdrawals via phone or email. All balances must be paid in full at the time of withdrawal and any automatic payments will stop after the 30-day notice period. 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. In order 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.