Tuition and Policies


Hours Of Class Per WeekMonthly Tuition Fee*
30 minutes$48.00
45 min - 1 hour$58.00
1 1/2 hours$68.00
2 hours$75.00
2 1/2 hours$85.00
3 hours$95.00
3 1/2 hours$105.00
4 hours$120.00
4 1/2 hours$130.00
5 hours$140.00
5 1/2 hours$150.00
6 hours or more$160.00
PRIVATE LESSONS - per 1/2 hour$20.00
PRIVATE LESSONS - per hour$35.00
PRIVATE LESSONS - per 1 1/2 hour$40.00


Tuition payment is due by the 5th of each month and will be subject to a $25.00 late fee if received after the 10th of the month.  Payment may be made by cash, check, and Visa, Mastercard or Discover.


There is a $25.00 non - refundable registration fee due by the first class.  Maximum fee of $35.00 per family.


A costume deposit of $65.00 will be due by October 15th with final payment due by November 15th.  Costumes will not be ordered without full payment.


A production fee of $60.00 ($85.00 per family) will be due by February 1st.  A late fee of $25.00 will be added after February 1st.


There will be a $35.00 charge for any returned check.


Students with outstanding account balances past 30 days will not be allowed to participate in class until outstanding balance is paid in full.


There are NO REFUNDS for voluntary withdrawal for the school or for missed classes.  A currently enrolled student may make up any missed classes.  However, if payments for continued instruction are not received by the due date, missed classes are forfeited.  There will be NO CARRYOVERS into the following session.


Credit will be applied to a student’s account for prolonged illness or severe injury beginning the day the office is notified.


A & B Dance Center reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment.  Tuition will be refunded.


In case of inclement weather, A & B Dance Center will cancel classes whenever Springfield Public Schools cancel classes.  If weather conditions are questionable, information will be left on the studio answering machine regarding class cancellations.


Attendance:

    All students are asked to enroll for the full academic year.  Regular and consistent attendance is extremely important.  This commitment is necessary to maximize the full benefit of dance instruction for every student in class.  We encourage parents to stress the importance of not missing classes unless there is a real emergency or illness. If a student must miss class, the office should be notified prior to class time.   Students should arrive 5 minutes early to prepare for class.  Please wait in the lobby area until an instructor invites you into the studio.  Any student missing  more than 5 classes per semester, without special arrangements, will not be eligible to participate in that semester’s recital.


Dress Code:

Women and girls:

    Ballet: Black leotard, pink  or tan tights, (convertible suggested), Pink bloch split sole leather ballet shoes.  Dance skirts, boy shorts, or soffes are permitted, however students may be asked to remove them so the instructor can check line and body placement.  Pointe shoes must be professionally fitted. Instructor approval of shoe fit required before wearing or sewing on ribbon or elastic. 

    Tap: Beg and Intermediate Levels: Black leotard or close fitting shirt, shorts, or capris. (no jazz pants long enough to catch under taps), tan character shoes with 2” inch heels for tap c and above, tan ties or mary jane style for beginning tap and lower level.

    Advanced Tap Level 5 and Adult tap: Black split -sole Sansha tap shoes recommended.

    Jazz: Black leotard or close fitting shirt, shorts, capris, or jazz pants, lights colored tights, caramel capezio jazz shoes

    Lyrical / Modern / Contemporary: Black leotard, light colored convertible or footless tights, capezio footundeez shoes.  Dance skirts, boy shorts, or soffes are permitted, however students may be asked to remove them so the instructor can check line and body placement.

    Hip Hop: Any color leotard or close fitting shirt, shorts, capris, or jazz pants, black dance sneaker. Knee pads are suggested for floor work.  NO STREET SHOES! NO BLUE JEANS!!


Men and boys:

    Easy to move in shorts or jazz pants and close fitting t-shirt. Please ask instructor about shoe style/ preference.