Tuition Fees & Policies 2019-2020 Season

Thank you for choosing Dance Express and trusting us with your child’s dance education. We look forward to working with your dancer(s) and hope to instill a passion and love for dance along with having fun in a positive, friendly atmosphere. Please make sure to review the below policies and procedures carefully. Please make sure to check our website for any further information throughout the year. If you have any questions you may contact us.

**THERE WILL BE A NON-REFUNDABLE $35 REGISTRATION FEE PER FAMILY DUE WHEN REGISTERING**

If you are registering as a new student, the system will automatically charge the fee. If you are a returning student, there will be an invoice in the system for your registration fee and you can pay online with credit card through the payment portal.

After registering, there will be a charge of 1/2 MONTH JUNE’S TUITION for 2021 added to your account that will need to be paid to secure their spot in class. We will send you an invoice with the amount and you can either pay online with credit card through the parent portal or send in a check.

Payments accepted:

We accept cash, checks, and credit cards (Master card & Visa only). Payments should either be dropped in the drop box inside the studio or sent to 99 Eastman St. S. Easton, MA 02375. Cash payments should NOT be dropped in the box or mailed. You must receive a receipt for any cash payments. There is not always someone in the office to accept cash payments or to take credit card payments, please plan accordingly.

Tuition payments can be automatically charged from your choice of credit card (Master card or Visa ONLY) on the fifth of each month from September through June. (Family discounts MUST be paid this way – see below). YOU CAN SET UP FOR RECURRING PAYMENT ONLINE THROUGH THE PARENT PORTAL or through our office. **If you have a card on file from the past season, the card will stay on file unless you make a change with us. It is mandatory that you pay the $10 compudance membership if you are using a card on file during the year.

**IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO AUTOMATIC RECURRING PAYMENTS, ALL PAYMENT INVOICES WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE TAKEN FROM YOUR CREDIT CARD.

**ONLINE THIS YEAR, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE DIRECT PAYMENTS BY CREDIT CARD TO YOUR ACCOUNT along with other features FOR A MINIMAL $10 FEE CHARGED FROM COMPUDANCE. Auto Pay clients must pay this $10 enrollment fee.

**FAMILY DISCOUNTS

There will be a 10% family discount given to each additional dancer (10% will be taken off of the lower price tuition). In order to receive this discount you will need to pay by monthly automatic credit card withdrawal (Master card or Visa). You will need to pay the $10 compudance membership fee and set this up within the compudance system.

**TUITION PAYMENT OPTIONS:

You may pay either on a monthly basis, bi-yearly (2 payments; September –January (paid by September 15th) & February-June (paid by Feb. 15th) will receive a 5% discount, or full year (you will receive a 10% discount if you pay the year in full by October 1st) Note: You cannot receive both the pay in full and family discounts.

FULL YEAR PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED AFTER DECEMBER 15TH.

**Make-up Classes: Missed classes due to absence or a snow day can be made up in a similar level and class if available. This must be done within (2) weeks of the missed class. There are NO REFUNDS for missed classes.

**Snow Days or Pandemic Cancellation: Cancellation of school due to snow does not mean that dance classes will be cancelled. A message will be left on the studio machine (508) 238-6101 as to whether or not classes will be cancelled. A message may also be on our website www.deeaston.com or you can check our facebook page DanceExpress Easton. You will not receive a call from us so please check the machine or website before heading out to class. There will be no adjustment on tuition due to snow days, natural disasters, or pandemics. If there are an overabundance of snow days (3 or more for 1 particular day, we will do a make-up class during one of the vacation weeks).

**Withdrawing from classes – We require a 2 week notice of withdrawing from any class. The month you withdraw from will need to be paid in full. We will refund your 1/2 June payment at this time as long as we have received notice in writing of your withdrawal from class and if you are paid up to date.

**Costume Payments:

There will be a $35 deposit due per costume by October 15th. Balance must be paid in full by December 15th.

Pre-school/Mini-mover classes – will have 1 costume

Kindergarten classes – will have 2 costumes

Combo classes – costume for each dance they are participating in (ballet, jazz, or tap)

All other 1 hour or 45 minute class – will have a costume for each dance

**After December 15th, there will be no refunds of any costumes paid.

Tuition Fees:

**Tuition is due on the first lesson day of the month. Any tuition paid after the 15th of the month will be assessed a $5.00 late fee.

FEES FOR NON-COMPETITIVE CLASSES:

**Tuition is calculated based on the total number of hours of dance they are taking in a week

45 minute class (by itself) $55
1 hour class $60
1 hour 15 min. class $65
1 1/2 hour class $70
1 hour 45 min. class $90
2 hour class $105
2 hour 15 min. class $120
2 hour 30 min. class $125
2 hour 45 min. class $135
3 hour class $150
3 hour 15 min. class $160
3 1/2 hour class $165
3 hour 45 min. class $180
4 hours $200
over 4 hours $235

FEES FOR COMPETITIVE DANCE ENSEMBLES:

Prep, Junior, Senior

Dance ensemble mandatory (Ballet, Jazz & choreography) – Prep only $165
Dance ensemble mandatory (2 Ballets, Jazz, choreography, & technique) – Jr. and Sr. $230
Any other extra class added for the Jr. & Sr. Team will be an unlimited price of $280
**Prep team, see us for further pricing beyond mandatory

**separate choreography fees will be added for each competition dance they participate in