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 (minimum 34 classes/year) from September through June. 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. 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 preferred method of payment is our convenient EFT option.  Your tuition will be deducted from your checking account on the first of the month, and you will receive DISCOUNTED tuition.  Our office staff will be happy to guide you through the EFT process and will let you know your monthly discount.   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.  No checks will be accepted after May 10th.  Monthly cash, check or credit card payments are not discounted.  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 30th of the month so we can stop your auto-payments. 

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

Family Discounts & YEAR PAYMENT OPTION:

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.

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. 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. 

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 recital will be held in 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. 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. Costumes cost approximately $60 - $75 each, including shipping. A deposit of $50 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.



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