Tuition & Fees:
Tuition is based on a monthly rate beginning in August and ending in June. Tuition is the same regardless of number of lessons in any given month. Five week months compensate for classes not held due to holidays. Studio schedule will follow local ISD schedule for closings and holidays.
Tuition is due the 1st of each month. Payments made after the 10th of the month will include a $10.00 late fee, after 20th $20.00. Please mail payments to avoid late fees. Auto-draft can also be set up on your account. All returned checks will be subject to $25.00 fee and may be turned over to collections and will be required to continue on a cash or credit card basis. Tuition will not be pro-rated for any reason during the month, unless director discretion.
All new students are required to pay a $55 registration fee and complete a registration packet before the student can be added to the class. Current students will be allowed to register at the "early bird" date on July 1st - July 31st for $45.00. If student is taking multiple classes, they will only be required to pay one registration fee. Siblings in same household will be given a discount on monthly tuition, but not registration fees.
Ballerina Babes/Hip Hop Tots & Tiny Tappers are $50.00 per month.
Adult Classes & Technique Classes will be $60.00 per month.
All other classes will be $75.00 per month (excluding competition teams).
Tuition fees for siblings in the same household must be discussed at time of registration with Amanda McLean. [1st or only sibling will receive a $25.00 discount per month. 2nd & remaining sibling(s) will also receive half off (or 50% off) their tuition per month.]
Tuition Fees can be prorated if student enrolls in more than one class. [The first class is regular priced (higher rate). The 2nd class will receive a $25.00 discount, and 3rd class(es) and beyond will receive half off (or 50% discount) per class discount toward their overall monthly total. ]
Students may not return to class if tuition is more than one month overdue.
Monthly tuition will not be prorated if the student is absent.
Monthly tuition will not be prorated if the student joins the class during the middle or end of the month.
Competition & Recital dates will be determined during the fall months and announced before Thanksgiving. Each parent/guardian must agree to attend competition as fees, costumes, travel expenses, etc. will all be passed onto the parent/guardian. I A.M. DANCE, Co. is not responsible for payment or reimbursement for competition fees/costumes or any travel expenses or entry fees. All contest fees & costumes fees will be paid in FULL by each dancer 30 days prior to the contest date or the dancer will be removed from the contest dance, and will not be allowed to compete with the group. See *Competition Rules Handbook.
Each dancer will be required to purchase one/two recital costume per class. Most outfits can have a piece added or removed to keep costume expenses at an appropriate and applicable amount. These will be determined by the teacher/parents & Amanda McLean. ALL RECITAL FEES/COSTUME FEES will be paid in full by December 31st. Recital fees/costume fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Your child will not be allowed to participate in the recital unless your account is paid in full by May 1st. Students/Parents who choose to not participate in recital MUST convey that to the director before March 1st. If a student drops from recital performance between the months of January - May, the parent WILL be charged a "drop fee" of $50.00. NO REFUNDS OR REIMBURSEMENTS WILL BE GIVEN. This is to ensure that all performers and participants have ample time to make adjustments to the dances to prepare for recital. If/When the recital is held during the second week of the month of JUNE, parents are responsible for making JUNE tuition payments. This is so that the teachers/staff can be compensated for their time.
Classes & Class Rules:
Classes offered at I A.M. DANCE, Co. are:
Ballet Jazz Lyrical Pom Hip-Hop Competition Team
Dance Technique Tap Ballerina Babes Tiny Tappers Hip Hop Tots
All classes are first come first serve basis and payment of your registration fee SECURES your spot in the class. Once the class is full it is closed. Classes must have 5 students or more to be a sustaining class in order to compensate a teacher.
No chewing gum allowed in class!
Absolutely no food or drink inside the dance studios.
Please be on time! If you arrive late come in quickly and quietly as to not disrupt class already in session.
Tap shoes & clogging shoes are only to be worn in the studios (not in hallways) bring extra shoes or slides.
NO Jewelry during class!
Hair needs to be in a Pony-tail, French braids or a Bun.
Proper attire is important during dance. NO JEANS of any kind.
Ballet classes - need to have black or pink leotards, pink/white or black tights. Ballet shoes. Older girls may wear lightweight or sheer cover-up skirts. See Amanda McLean for dancewear or shoes.
Tap & Clogging classes - need to dress accordingly and are required to purchase tap or clog shoes. See Amanda McLean for dancewear or shoes.
Jazz/Modern/Pom/Lyrical/Technique classes - need to wear either black jazz pants, black capris or black dance shorts. Workout tops or sports bras are appropriate or T-shirts that are more snug fitting. NO BAGGY CLOTHING. These class are also required to purchase either black or tan Jazz shoes. See Amanda McLean for dancewear or shoes.
Hip-Hop & Adult classes - can wear loose fitting clothing and regular light weight tennis shoes or jazz shoes.
Technique Classes - students will need to be in ALL black attire. Black jazz shoes, black tights, black tops, etc.
Cheer/Tumbling Classes - I AM DANCE shirt or Pink/White shirt. Black shorts, white tennis shoes, hair in ponytail or out of face.
Cover-ups should always be worn over leotards outside the studio.
If you miss school due to illness, we ask that you NOT attend class.
We are NOT responsible for articles left at the studio.