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Tuition & Policies

The Info Counter and Monthly Newsletter

These are communication tools, Please check “The Marker Board” each week and pick up a copy of the monthly newsletter. Email is a huge part of our communication with our families. Please be sure to check your email regularly.


Tuition Policy

Checks, Credit Cards and Cash are accepted. Make checks payable to S.P.A.D. Tuition is due by the first (1st) of each month. A $10.00 late fee will be added to accounts that are not paid by the fifth (5th) of each month. There will be a fee of $25 for each returned check. Tuition is not pro-rated for missed classes or holidays. Tuition is due at the time of registration.

Class Cancellations

In case of bad weather, morning classes are canceled if Fort Zumwalt School District is closed. For evening or Saturday classes, call the studio, check your email, and listen to the voice mail, before venturing out in bad weather.

Observation Weeks

In addition to our two way mirrors, parents are invited to sit in on class twice a year. All parents and grandparents are welcome to come and view class.

Recitals and Costumes

The Family Ticket Package offers families a complete, “no-hassle” package. The parents receive their reserved seating, no waiting in line and no extra fees! Costumes are ordered in November of each year. The cost is about $60 – $80 per costume.


Proper shoes are required in all classes. Ballet: pink ballet shoes, Tap: black patent leather tap shoes for beginners, black jazz taps for Intermediate and Advanced dancers, Jazz: tan or black slip-on gore boots.

Dress Code

The preferred dress for all dancers is black leotards and pink or tan tights. Boys should wear black sweatpants and white T-shirts. Leggings should be tight, so that instructors can see the shape of the leg. For hip hop classes, black dance pants and plain white t-shirt, and white tennis shoes. Hair should be tied back off the neck and face.

No T-shirts, jewelry or shorts


Tuition Rates & Private Lessons

Tuition fees are calculated at Registration.

Family Discounts

Every additional child from each family receives 20% off of their tuition with no registration fees due for dancers from the same family. Twins and boys are 50% off.


An annual fee of $15.00 is required at the time of enrollment.

Please stop by the studio at any time, tour our facility and pick up the proper enrollment forms.

Yearly Tuition

(Fall & Spring) These tuition plans have a (10% or 20%) savings for those who wish to pay their tuition once a year. For more information, please speak with an office staff member.

Referral Program

Refer a family member or friend to receive a $10 studio credit.

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