rates & policies

Rates and Policies

Registration/Insurance Fee:

This is a non-refundable fee due at the time of registration. $20 per family

Tuition Rates:

Fees are based on a 10 month season.  The first payment is due at the time of registration in order to have your child confirmed in a class. Please choose among the the two payment options below:

10 Payments (Due the first of the month) 1 Annual Payment** (Due by September 1st)
1 class/ week $56 $504
2 class/week $104 $936
3 class/week $144 $1,296

Additional classes beyond 3 classes/week are billed at $35/ month per class.

* Dance pass/family pass 6-8 classes $240/month (does not include private lessons)

* Dance pass/family pass 9+ classes $275/month (does not include private lessons)

* Performance team $100 includes 2 styles, 1 ballet class and Production, any additional group classes $37per class

*Dance pass option: $240/month unlimited classes (does NOT include private lessons).

*Performance Team classes: $90 (includes team class + ballet), all additional classes billed at $37 Solos-$45/30 mins………………….……Duets-$22 (per dancer)/30 mins…………….……..Trios-$13 (per dancer)/30 mins

Late Fee:

A $15 late fee will be assessed for tuition not received by the 15 th of the month (fees assessed regardless of holidays or classes missed).

Returned Check Fee:

There will be a $25 bounced check fee for all returned checks.

Payments:

You will not receive a bill for tuition unless you are late with your payment. Payments can be made by cash or check  (checks made payable to Joy of Movement Dance Center). Tuition payments can be given to the Director at class or they can be mailed to: Joy of Movement Dance Center, PO Box 543, Jamison, PA, 18929-0543 TUITION OR OTHER FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE FOR ANY REASON.

Annual Performance:

We hold our annual performance in June. The 2017 performance will be held on Saturday, June 3rd with dress rehearsal on Friday, June 2nd. Both the dress rehearsal and performance will take place at Tamanend Middle School. The performance is not mandatory, however we believe a large part of the dance training process includes learning through performance. The experience helps build self-esteem, while improving social skills and teaching students about communicating and expressing themselves in front of an audience. Students have fun with their friends and enjoy sharing what they accomplished with their family and close friends.  For our 2017 annual performance our recital fee is $50 per family (paid in March) which includes four tickets to the performance. If your child particpates in the annual performance, costumes are a part of the event. The costume fee is due in November and was $50 per student for our 2015 annual performance.

Student Resignation:

If a student is resigning from a class, written notice must be received or else you will continue to be charged tuition each month.

Missed Classes:

There will be no tuition reductions due to missed classes. If a class is missed, make-ups are available, but must be taken within 1 month of the absence.

Attendance:

Regular attendance and being on time for class is very important for your child’s dance education process. Please try to limit tardiness and absences and make the studio aware if your child will be missing class.

Studio Closings:

Please refer to the school calendar for days the studio is closed due to holidays and school closures. Also in case of inclement weather, please call 215-262-0637 or check our website or Facebook to determine if classes are canceled.

Dance Attire:

Students should wear proper dance attire to ensure a safe and productive learning environment. Hair must be tied back for all classes and students should not wear any large jewelry. Please see the following dress guidelines below: Preschool Dance and Someone Special and Me: Any color leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers Kindergarten Dance: Any color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes Ballet: Any color leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers Jazz/Acrobatic Jazz/Ballroom Dance/Musical Theater/Hip Hop/All Level I & II combination classes Any color leotard and tights, can also wear dance shorts or jazz pants with a form-fitting top, and tan jazz shoes. If combo class includes ballet, can use pink ballet slippers instead of tan jazz shoes Tap: Any color leotard and  tights, can also wear dance shorts or jazz pants with a form-fitting top  and tan tap shoes