FEES

Please note: fees include GST, we do NOT fundraise, and you can ask us at anytime if you have any questions about your bill. Please go to your Studio Director account here to see a detailed breakdown at any time, and please let Miss Maria know right away if there are any discrepancies.

2019/20 Fees

Registration: $25 per dancer

Tuition: is based on a per hour basis for all programs except Intensive programs. (Please see the Intensive page for fee details). Please see below for multiple class and family discounts. (GST is in brackets.)

Half year classes (Sept-Dec, or Jan-May).

30 minute class (half year) – $90.00 ($94.50)

45 minute class (half year) – $135.00 ($141.75)

Full year classes (September-May)

45 minute class – $270.00 ($283.50)

60 minute class – $360.00 ($378.00)

75 minute class – $450.00 ($472.50)

90 minute class – $540.00 ($567.00)

To determine class length: if your class has a separate Choreo and tech class (for example, Performance jazz consists of a 45 minute jazz technique class and a 30 minute jazz choreography class), the class is 75 minutes long and is counted as one registered class.

Choreography fees – (currently, intensive, contemporary and hip hop only – does not apply to Kinder hip hop) – TBD for hip hop, TBD for contemporary. We bring in some very big names in the industry to bring our students amazing, fun and family friendly choreography to our little town. Our choreography sessions are small and individualized for each class, and it’s an wonderful opportunity for our students to get connected with well known people in the dance industry at the convenience of being in our own space in such a personal setting.

Costume deposits: $90.00 per dance. (These are based on last year’s average costume prices, these will be automatically included in your bill if you are signing up for a Performance, Competition or Intensive class for each routine. We will do our best to reuse costumes if possible. The final balance will be due when costumes arrive, in the event of a credit, a refund will be issued to you. If you are in a technique only class, there is no Costume Deposit required).

Competition deposits: dependant upon age and level of performer, as well as the prices set out by the competition organizers. For general budget purposes (as we do not have the fees for this upcoming season yet):

Preschool students – $25.00 per dance for our local festival

Performance dancers (ages 6 and up) – $25.00 per dance for our local festival

Kinder dancers (ages 5) – TBD for the upcoming season (2018/19 season – approx $85.00 for two out of town and one local festival)

Beginner dancers (ages 6-7) – TBD for the upcoming season (2018/19 season – approx $85.00 for two out of town and one local festival)

Junior-senior Competition dancers (ages 8 and up) – TBD for the upcoming season (2018/19 season – approx $125 for three out of town and one local festival)

Intensive dancers (Junior-senior) – TBD for the upcoming season (2018/19 season – approx $145 for four out of town and one local festival)

Payment options:

Payment can be made by:

ETransfer: (email: studio43dance@gmail.com), text (780-812-6235) or email the password to Miss Maria. Please make sure you are registered so that payment can be applied to your account.

Cash: Text Miss Maria (780-812-6235) to arrange a drop off time.

Credit card: This can be paid by accessing your Studio Director account, and you will be directed to PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to do this.

Cheque: please make cheques payable to: Studio 43 Dance. There will be a $25.00 NSF fee for all returned cheques. Cheques will not be accepted after March 15 of the current season.

Payments can be one lump sum, or broken into 6 monthly payments (please date all cheques for the last day of September, October, November, December, January and February, if paying by cheque). All fees must be paid in full to receive costumes or attend competitions.

Discounts (does not apply to PayPal/credit card payments):

Early bird/returning students Discount: for all students returning for a second (or more) year in a row, receive 10% off all tuition paid in full by July 31. This applies to all programs (Preschool, Technique, Performance, Competition, Intensive, Adult), for any that attended a full year class for the 2018/19 season. We will be applying this discount to your account and it can be used towards your costume and competition fees.

Early bird/new students Discount: receive 5% off all tuition paid in full by September 30. This applies to all returning and new students. This discount will go towards your costume and competition fees.

Multiple class/family discount (does not apply to Intensive students):

One student: tuition is free after four registered classes (of equal or lesser value). Competition, choreography and costume fees are not included in the free tuition offer.

Two siblings (must be in the same household): Tuition is free after seven registered classes (of equal or lesser value). Competition, choreography and costume fees are not included in the free tuition offer.

Three or more siblings (must be in the same household): Tuition is free after eight registered classes (of equal or lesser value). Competition, choreography and costume fees are not included in the free tuition offer.

Refunds

There will no refunds for costumes or festival fees after they have been paid to the companies (approximately mid-November). If you are signing up for Performance (one local festival), Competitive (one local, 1-2 out of town festivals), or Intensive classes, competition fees are mandatory.

Refunds to tuition for for full year programs will be divided by 6, and prorated to the to the end of the month up to the end of February. An official withdrawal email to Miss Maria must be sent. Word of mouth through students will not be considered official withdrawal. There will be no refunds after February 28 of the current season.

Competition ballet, jazz and Acro are considered to be one class consisting of a technique time and a choreography time. This is to allow the teacher time to work on technique all year, to strengthen dancers, as well as have the time to prepare competition/festival dances.

You can check your account anytime through Studio Director here and please let us know if you have found any discrepancies.

Any account credits will be refunded at the end of the year.

Late fees

All outstanding fees will be subject to a 10% late fee for all outstanding charges after March 30. Etransfer, credit card (through PayPal) or cash will be the only acceptable methods of payment after this date.

Extras:

Mandatory:

Dancewear – we have a dress code and it is enforced. Check the different programs to make sure you have the required attire. Extra tights are always a good idea.

Makeup – we have required studio colours, the list will be up closer to performance times.

Hotels and other travel fees – depending on what time students will be competing, hotels might be recommended or necessary.

Optional:
Studio gear – not mandatory, but fun for the students. Includes things such as jackets, pants and dance bags with our studio logo.

Dance photos – not mandatory, but we ask that all dancers come for the group photos.

Recital videos – not mandatory, but a nice momento for the year.