Tuition & Studio Policies

A non-refundable registration fee of $25/student (with a family max of $50) is due prior to the first dance class. 

Tuition is based on a 10-month calendar year from September through June. There are NO REFUNDS for missed classes; however, they may be made-up. Students may add or drop classes at anytime throughout the year. 

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 or check our Facebook page to see if you class is cancelled.

Tuition is based on how many hours per week a student studies at CPA. It is a yearly tuition, that we can divide into convenient monthly payments.  A one hour class is $65 per month, a 45 minute class is $61 per month, and every hour after the first hour is billed at a 50% discount. Our Move & Groove for Toddler classes are 30 minutes and are $45/month.

Each family must keep a credit card or checking account (EFT) on file for monthy tuition payments.  Your tuition will be deducted from your account on the first of the month.  Our office staff will be happy to guide you through the Credit Card/EFT process.  If you prefer to pay by a different payment method (cash/check) and if tuition has not been received by the 10th of the month we will charge your account on file. If a payment is not able to be processed by the 10th of the month, a $10 late fee will be applied to your account. To stop payment or withdraw from a class please notify us by the 20th of the month prior so we can stop your auto-payments. 

Please note: TUITION IS NON REFUNDABLE.  A credit will be issued and is valid for one year. 

Adult Dance & Fitness classes follow the same tuition structure for individual classes listed above. Unlimited classes are $75/month. If you have a student currently enrolled the unlimited adult dance & fitness tuition is only $50/month! Ask about our college student specials! 

Family Discounts & YEAR PAYMENT OPTION:

Family discounts apply to immediate family members only. First family member pays full price, 2nd family member receives a 10% discount, each additional family member receives a 15% discount.

Year Payments: A 10% discount will be applied to a one time yearly payment.  This payment must be received by September 30 and paid by cash or check ONLY.  If you prefer to pay your yearly payment by credit card, you will receive an 8% 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.

Please note: THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. A credit will be issued and is valid for one year.

At the Center forthe 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. 

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. Since we have many students with severe allergies, we ask that you help keep our studio nut free. 

The Center for the Performing Arts is not responsible for lost items.

Our recitals will be held in December & May. 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 in the May. Pre-school through grade 3 students are in one show; all students in grade 5 through Adult are in 3 shows.


Each student will need 1 costume for each class for the May recital. Costumes cost approximately $60 - $75 each, including shipping. A deposit of $50 per costume/class is due by November 15th. After costumes have been ordered (December 1st) 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. For the December performance we do a costume rental of $20-$35 per class. We transport the costumes to and from the venue for your convenience! 



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