Tuition & Studio Policies
Tuition is based on a 9-month calendar year (minimum 30 classes/year) from September through May. There are NO REFUNDS for missed classes; however, they may be made-up within 2 WEEKS of the absence.
The rates below are not adjusted from classes cancelled due to holidays, inclement weather or other uncontrollable circumstances. Likewise, there is NO EXTRA CHARGE for months that have 5 classes. Cancelled classes will be made up at the teacher's discretion. When in doubt, please call the studio 1 hour prior to your scheduled class to see if you class is cancelled.
Tuition is based on how many hours per week a student studies at CPA. The first hour is billed at $64 per month and every hour after the first hour is billed at a 50% discount. A student dancing for two hours per week would pay $96; $64 for the first class, $32 for the second. Every subsequent class is $32/month for an additional hour class.
For your convenience we offer 2 auto payment plans; EFT withdrawal from your checking account or auto credit card withdrawal with your MC or Visa. Should you choose to pay monthly you must leave a credit card on file which will be charged if the tuition has not been received by the 10th of the month since we do not sent out bills. Payments by check must be made in 3 payments in September, December, & March.
Family discounts apply to immediate family members only, and must be paid on the first student's first class of the month. First family member pays full price, 2nd family member receives a 10% discount, each additional family member receives a 15% discount.
DISCOUNTED PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Please do NOT pre-pay if you have any doubt that your child will withdraw from a class.
Late payments on any payment option will incur a $10 late fee. A $20 fee will be charged for any checks returned to us by your bank.
At the Center for the Performing Arts, we have an "open door" policy. You may "peek" in at the end of any class via our viewing windows at any time. Since this is a lesson, not a performance, and because it causes distractions and interruptions, we kindly ask that there be NO CAMERAS or VIDEOS taken as it is a huge distraction to the class. If you would like to sit in on a class to observe, please call ahead at least 24 hours before the class to make arrangements with the instructor.
Please NO FOOD or DRINK in the studio(s). Only water bottles will be allowed. In the waiting room, please keep the snacks to a minimum, and please clean up after yourself.
The Center for the Performing Arts is not responsible for lost items.
Our Spring Concert will be held during the first weekend in June. All students are invited to participate, however, it is not mandatory. Students need to inform the director by the December break if they do NOT intend on performing. Pre-school through grade 2 students are in one show; grade 3 - Adult are in all 3 shows.
Each student will need 1 costume for each class. Costumes cost approximately $60 - $75 each, including shipping. A deposit of $60 per costume/class is due by November 5th. After costumes have been ordered (December break) there are NO refunds for any reason. Any costume balances must be paid by February 1st. Each student will be responsible to supply their own shoes necessary to complete their costume.
Your thoughts, concerns and ideas are very important to us. Please contact us by phone: 978-681-1820, by mail: 1820 Turnpike Street North Andover, MA 01845, or e-mail: Jane@CPAdance.com.