Tuition & Info
Watch this space! Fall information will be posted this summer. In the meantime, here is the historic "Spring Semester General Information":
Our spring semester runs for seventeen weeks, with the exception of Saturday classes, which run for sixteen weeks (pricing is adjusted for this difference). Spring semester classes continue from February 1st through May 30th and focus on preparing dancers for the annual performance.
Spring tuition breaks down as follows:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday classes:
17 classes x $14/class + a non-refundable $10 registration fee per class: $248/session for 1 class/week for the spring semester. (As always, should payment ever be a problem, please contact Angela.)
16 classes x $14/class + a non-refundable $10 registration fee per class: $234/session for 1 class/week for the spring semester. (As always, should payment ever be a problem, please contact Angela.)
Additionally, students who elect to participate in the annual performance (as we hope all students will!) will be charged a $30 participation fee prior to the performance (for multiple students in the same family, please add $10 to the initial $30 fee for each additional performer). This fee covers one dress rehearsal, the actual performance, and admission for as many guests as each student wishes to bring to the show. Each student will also be responsible for purchasing a costume (costumes normally run $30-$45 and assistance is available).
We offer tuition discounts for multiple classes or siblings as follows:
- For two classes/week or two dancers per family: 10% off the semester
- For three classes/week or three dancers per family: 15% off the semester
- For four classes/week or four dancers per family: 20% off the semester
- For five classes/week or five dancers per family, 25% off the semester, etc.
Please note that multi-class discounts are only available when paying for multiple classes in the same transaction.
Registration & Refunds
REFUNDS: The $10 registration fee per class is never refundable. Refunds on the balance of tuition are not available after the third week of class. If a student needs to withdraw from the class past the third week, credit will be given for the remainder of classes in the semester from the starting point of notification.
PRO-RATE POLICY: Students who register after the first week of class will be pro-rated for the value of the missed classes at the rate of $14/class. Please note that no new students will be allowed to register for the spring semester after March 15th.
TO TRY A CLASS: There are no 'drop-ins'; however, if a dancer would like to try taking one class before committing to the whole session and there is a space available in the desired class, he or she may do so, once, for $14. Note: This does not reserve your space in the class; you must register for the class to reserve your spot and it is possible the class will fill before you do so.
RETURNING STUDENTS: We do not offer automatic re-enrollment from fall to spring or spring to the following fall. To enroll in a class, you must register for each semester.
Class age restrictions are enforced. When you register for a class, an email confirmation will be sent to you from activityhero.com. You will not receive a call from us unless there is a problem with your registration or the class is full.
Although our general philosophy is to keep the emphasis on having fun, we do have a few guidelines to help the studio run more smoothly for everyone:
Dress Code: Students should wear proper dance attire. Steppin’ Out does not have a uniform, but students might choose to wear leotards, tights, leggings, dance pants, tank top, dance skirt, tutus, or fitted t-shirts. Any combination, color or pattern is fine. No jeans please. Please wear appropriate shoes for the style of your class (tap shoes, ballet shoes, jazz shoes, etc.).
Observation Policy: Drop off at the studio is highly encouraged (especially for dancers aged seven and older). This is to limit student distractions so that students may get the most out of their hour. We do love when extended family members come to visit and welcome parents to occasionally observe class, but we need to limit the number of regular spectators during class time as parents chatting and siblings playing have become quite distracting for our dancers and teachers given the space limitations of the studio. New families are welcome to observe as they become familiar with the studio. Children younger than seven may be dropped off too, depending on the comfort level of the parent and the child.
Punctuality & Attendance: Dancers are expected to arrive on time and attend class regularly, especially in preparation for the annual performance.