Tuition is based on a 36 week session. A $25.00 registration fee per student (not to exceed $75 per family) is required to secure a dancer's place in class.
Tuition is based per family for a 36 week session and applies to each class. Tuition begins September 1st and runs through May 1st.
Tuition is not reduced due to missed classes. Missed classes should be made up. No tuition refunds will be given after the session has started. There are 36-38 weeks of class during the school year session.
Recital costume fees are per class/class level enrolled in. Fees include all pieces – tights, head-piece, and accessories.
Your child’s costume fees must be paid in full before it is ordered.
Receive a 5% discount if Costume Fee is paid in full by October 6, 2023!
All costumes fees, tuition, and any past due fees must be paid before costumes can be sent home.
We strongly encourage you to add your costume fees to your automatic withdrawal, September –December. No late fees will be assessed if costumes are paid in full using auto debit through December 1, 2023.
Students are expected to attend all classes and make up those they miss. Please notify the office when your child will be absent from class. An absence may be made up any time within the current semester either in the same level or a lower level. Students unable to participate physically in class are encouraged to observe to reinforce the learning process. Tardy students may be asked to observe class.
We will post weather-related class cancellations on our website. Dance classes are NOT always cancelled when school is cancelled due to weather.
Please check the website or call the office at 816-233-5442. We also notify local media outlets regarding cancellations.
The Dance Arts Center reserves the right, after consultation with parent, to suspend or dismiss, with no tuition refund, any student whose attitude, attendance, or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory or dangerous to themselves or others.
Payments may be made annually (5% discount) or monthly. An additional 5% discount is available when paying with cash.
Monthly payments are due the first of each month. A $15.00 late fee will be applied to any payments made after the 10th of the month. A $25.00 service fee will be charged for any returned checks.
For your convenience, we offer an automatic debit payment plan. Easily create your account online and then enter your debit card information allowing your account to be charged on the first of each month.
Online payments can also be made by credit card. Just log into your account with your user name and password.
Each family will receive a DVD and a digital download of the recital. To help offset the cost of The Missouri Theater rental, insurance, extra staff and the DVD, a $60.00 fee per family will be included in your costume fees.
Staging and dress rehearsals are held at the Missouri Theater beginning May 31, 2024.
Dancers are required to attend dress rehearsals.
Parents are asked to attend both staging rehearsals and dress rehearsals.
Dance levels do not mirror school
levels. Students do not advance automatically to the next level each year. Our goal is to ensure students master proper technique and have the necessary strength to perform certain combinations and steps to meet the demands of the next level in the curriculum.
A student’s recommendation may ask they take two levels of a dance style. Often, working in two levels simultaneously, dancers see improvement in their technique, strength, and confidence. We recommend most students double-up and/or repeat a level at some point.
Typically, starting with Ballet Level 3, it is common for students to repeat each level.
After a couple of months of class, students are evaluated in both levels by the instructors and Ms. Marla. Then, a decision is made if the previous level can be dropped or if the dancer needs to continue with the previous level.
The Dance Arts Center reserves the right to deliver class content via
an online system in the event that classes are not able to be conducted live
for any reason including, but not limited to: weather, teacher absence,
or governmental mandates.
All studio classes are backed up on an online learning platform. In the
event a class is unable to be held at the studio, classes will convert to an
online learning platform until in-studio classes can resume.
The Dance Arts Center follows the More Than Just Great Dancing Safer Studio Guidelines which prioritize a hierarchy of safety and wellness measures:
Your privacy is important to us. The Dance Arts Center, LLC agrees not release any information provided by you to any outside organization without your consent.
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