There are three main options for registration with Dance Alive:
TRIAL CLASSES are a great way to see if you like a class before committing to it. These are only available if the class is not already full with Monthly Payment and Drop-In registrations. The Trial Classes are less expensive to help get you in the door. The best way to figure out if a class is for you is to just come try it!
DROP-IN CLASSES are available as long as the class is not full with Monthly Payment registrations. Drop-In fees are more expensive, and students must give 24 hours notice of dropping into a class each week or they may be turned away when they arrive. These options are more difficult during COVID times, so we appreciate your patience and cooperation in exchange for the added flexibility!
MONTHLY PAYMENTS are the best deal, and are due at the beginning of each month. Due to holidays and scheduled breaks, some months have more classes than others – so you only pay for the classes that are scheduled. If choosing to perform with DAS, costume deposits can be included as well (beginning Sept 2021). Upon registration, you will receive a set of invoices for the season so you can see the amount you will owe for each month. Discounts are available for multiple class registrations, and there is a Unlimited Access option as well! Missed classes are not reimbursed on Monthly Payments, though make-up classes may be permitted depending on availability of classes and time of year.
*Only available for your first time trying a class in order to determine whether you’d like to commit – offered at the discretion of the studio
|Regular length||45 minute – 1 hour||$10.00/class|
|Extended length||longer than 1 hour||$15.00/class|
*Only available while space in the class permits – students must give 24 hours notice before EACH class they wish to attend
|Regular length||45 minute – 1 hour||$25.00/class|
|Extended length||longer than 1 hour||$30.00/class|
Monthly Payments are set per class and tallied up to be billed at the beginning of the month. Exam and competition classes are smaller, more customized, and include more materials and activities outside of class, resulting in a higher price.
A personalized set of invoices for each Monthly Payment for the season is sent to each student upon registration for Monthly Payments (equalized payments can be discussed). For example, a 1-hour Recreational class in a typical month of 4 weeks will cost $80/month.
Multiple Class Discounts are also offered for those registered for Monthly Payments, and an Unlimited Access option is offered for those dancers who want to take it all!
|1 class||Full price|
|2 classes||10% off|
|3 classes||20% off|
|4 classes||30% off|
*The Unlimited Access is only applied to dance fees from Monthly Payments. Private lessons, competition training, and inventory purchases will be charged on top of the monthly total.
*Unlimited Access for the summer 6-week session is $525 for the full summer or $262.50 per month (July & August)
Performance rehearsals are charged differently than regular classes. They can be many hours in length and require “all hands on deck”. Performances are always option for DAS dancers, so rehearsals are charged extra above the regular class rates at the following prices:
|1-2 routines||$20.00 per rehearsal|
|3-4 routines||$25.00 per rehearsal|
|5+ routines||$30.00 per rehearsal|
Rehearsal costs are NOT charged for the actual performance, only for the tech and dress rehearsals leading up to the performance.
Students who choose to participate in competition or a performance for our year-end shows will require a costume. Costumes are ordered around January, so a costume deposit of $100/class is required by January 15 (deadline this season to be determined). This can be paid in monthly installments of $20 from September to January which would be added to your Monthly Payments, or in a lump sum at any point before the deadline.
Please note this is a deposit only. If you are unsure whether you want to perform, we recommend you include the deposit monthly in your fees. If a costume is never ordered for you, you will receive a full refund. However, once costumes have been ordered, you are responsible for the full cost, regardless of participation. This is a rare occurrence and easily avoided. Costumes may end up costing more or less than $100, which means any money left owing on your costume by May 1 is payable to DAS, but any money overpaid will be refunded back. An itemized costume invoice will be delivered to each student by May 1. Costume overages can be handled by studio-supported fundraising, done year-round. We are always trying to keep dance accessible to all!
**We will try to reuse costumes from last year as much as possible. Costume deposits will NOT BE CHARGED this season until there is a class discussion about choreography and performance.
How Do I Pay?
Dance Alive Studios currently accepts four options for payments:
- E-transfer (*strongly preferred*) – Payments can be sent to “firstname.lastname@example.org”, no security answer necessary. *Payments sent to “email@example.com” are still accepted.
- Cheque – Make all cheques payable to “Dance Alive Studios”, and bring to the studio. Post-dated cheques are also acceptable.
- Cash – Please bring exact change (preferably in an envelope with your name on it) to the studio. Any extra payment can be applied to your account for the next month’s fees.
- Credit card – Credit card payments can be made online through our invoicing software. We have no hardware for swipe or tap of plastic cards.
Receipts and account updates are emailed to you after payment. Please contact us with any further questions.
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