Tuition

Tuition is based on a nine-month dance year (September-May). Tuition is due the first of the month and is payable up to the 10th of that month without penalty. After the 10th, a $10 late fee will be applied to your account. Tuition remains the same whether it is a three-, four- or five-week month, as it is prorated. Each class day will have a minimum of 34 classes a year. Full refund for withdrawals before the first class. The Studio Office must be informed of ALL student withdrawals; otherwise, tuition charges will accrue. Tuition is NOT refunded for missed classes. Registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.

To determine tuition, add the total class hours per week for all family members:

30 min – $25
45 min – $48
1 hr – $58
1 hr 30 min – $81
1 hr 45 min – $88
2 hr – $94
2 hr 30 min – $110
2 hr 45 min – $116
3 hr – $120
3 hr 30 min – $134
3 hr 45 min – $142
4 hr – $146

4 hr 30 min – $159
4 hr 45 min – $168
5 hr – $172
5 hr 30 min – $182
5 hr 45 min – $188
6 hr – $193
6 hr 30 min – $203
6 hr 45 min – $211
7 hr – $215
7 hr 30 min – $225
7 hr 45 min – $231
8 hr – $237

A discount is available for tuition paid three months or more in advance. Private lessons available upon request for $25 per half hour.
Ask the front desk for details about these special pricings.

Calendar

  • Classes begin Sept. 9
  • Spirit Week: Sept. 16-22 – Rock your favorite G Wear and studio colors!
  • Bring a Friend to Class: Oct. 7-12
  • Halloweek: Oct. 24-30 – Wear your favorite costume to class!
  • Halloween: Oct. 31 – NO CLASS
  • First Costume Deposit: Week of Nov. 4
  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 27-Dec. 1 – NO CLASS
  • Winter Break: Dec. 23-Jan. 3 – NO CLASS
  • Second Costume Deposit: Week of Jan. 6
  • Recital Withdrawal Deadline: Jan. 13
  • Spring Break: April 8-14 – NO CLASS
    Snow days will be made up during Spring Break, if necessary
  • Memorial Day: May 25 – NO CLASS
  • Dance recital: 1st or 2nd weekend in June
    **Recital must be school district approved**

Cancellations (due to inclement weather): Check WTAE (ABC), WPXI (NBC) or our website/social media for class cancellations.

Recital Information

The studio has an annual dance recital. Possible dates are the first or second weekend in June. The annual dance recital is NOT required. Students may take classes and opt not to participate in the recital. Please notify the office in writing if your child WILL NOT participate in the recital. A notice will be sent home confirming students’ participation in the annual recital before dance choreography begins. Costumes are required. A deposit of $25 per costume will be due the week of Nov. 4. You can set up an account and make payments on your costumes all year. If you should overpay, this will be credited toward your tuition. A second deposit of $25 per costume will be due the week of Jan. 6. Costumes will NOT be distributed until they are paid in full. Any class withdrawals after Jan. 13 are still responsible for full costume payment. More information regarding the recital to follow.

Class Attendance

Classes should be attended regularly. Missed classes can be made up at an alternate time during the week in a comparable class. If a teacher cancels a class, a make-up date will be arranged. We request that parents do not watch classes because it is distracting to the student and space is limited.

Rules

1) No gum chewing, food or beverages other than water in class.

2) No running or rough play.

3) Do not disturb instructors or classes in session.

4) No swinging, climbing or sitting on ballet barres.

5) Label ALL dance shoes, clothing, bags, etc.; the Studio is NOT responsible for lost articles.

6) No cell phones, computers or tablets are allowed in the dance studios.

What to Wear: Dress Code

Why Do We Have a Dress Code?

It is important that our instructors can see body placement of our dancers in the classroom setting for technique and safety reasons. See below for the guidelines that define the attire for your class.

Ballet/Pointe

Girls: Solid black leotard, pink footed/convertible tights, pink ballet slippers/pointe shoes, hair pulled up in a bun

Boys: Black fitted t-shirt/tank top, black dance pants, black ballet shoes

Tap/Jazz/Lyrical/Contemporary

Girls: Any color leotard, tank top or shorts (over leotard), tan or black tights/dance pants/leggings, tap shoes/Dance Paws/lyrical shoes, ballet slippers/jazz shoes for jazz beginners ONLY, hair pulled back, NO BAGGY CLOTHES

Boys: Fitted tank top or t-shirt, shorts/pants, tap shoes/Dance Paws, NO BAGGY CLOTHES

Hip Hop

Girls: T-shirt/tank top, shorts/warm-up pants/leggings, tennis shoes – NO BARE FEET

Boys: T-shirt/tank top, shorts/joggers/track pants, tennis shoes – NO BARE FEET

Baton

Girls: T-shirt/tank top, shorts/warm-up pants/leggings, tennis shoes – NO BARE FEET, baton required

Boys: T-shirt/tank top, shorts/joggers/track pants, tennis shoes, baton required

Tumbling

Girls: Any color leotard, tank top or shorts (over leotard), footless or no tights, bare feet

Boys: Fitted t-shirt/tank top, shorts/track pants, bare feet