Your first class in any discipline is FREE! You have no excuse – come try it out with nothing to lose!
There are three options for registration:
PUNCH CARDS are available for 5 classes at a time. This is a virtual Punch Card – DAS will keep track of your attendance and notify you when you need to renew. This is the most flexible option – you only pay for the classes you attend!
MONTHLY PAYMENTS are by far the best option! Class fees are paid 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. Upon registration, you will receive a Monthly Payment Schedule which tells you what you owe each month. Discounts are available for multiple class registrations. Any missed classes can be made up!
PAY-AS-YOU-GO is only offered by discretion of the studio. This is the primary option for summer classes, but is sometimes available during the Regular Season. Your attendance is recorded and at the end of each month, you’ll receive a bill for all classes attended, upon which payment is due within two weeks. Classes cost more than for Monthly Payments but there are bulk discounts available.
Punch Card Fees
|5 classes (regular length)||45 minute – 1 hour||$85.00|
|5 classes (extended length)||longer than 1 hour||$100.00|
For recreational classes, fee is determined by length of class:
|45 min class||$12.50/class|
|1 hour class||$15.00/class|
|1.25 hour class||$17.50/class|
|1.5 hour class||$20.00/class|
A personalized Monthly Payment Schedule is sent to each student upon registration for Monthly Payments for which the student is only charged for the amount of classes scheduled per month. (ie. fees are lower during months with breaks or statutory holidays). A 1-hour class in a typical month of 4 weeks will generally cost $60/month.
Multiple Class Discounts are also offered for those registered for Monthly Payments, and a Monthly Maximum is offered for those dancers who want to take it all!
|1 or 2 classes||Full price|
|3 classes||10% off|
|4 classes||20% off|
|5+ classes||30% off|
*The Monthly Maximum is only applied to dance fees including Monthly Payments and Exam Tuition. Punch cards, costume deposits, and other purchases will be charged regardless of the monthly total.
Exam training is fundamentally different than the recreational class style. It involves extra classes when needed, with more flexible scheduling to accommodate all dancers. Therefore, exam class fees are on a monthly tuition system rather than “per scheduled class”. Monthly fees for exam classes also cover any prep fees for mock exams, exclusive exam student photo shoot, and other related events and administration. Exam levels and fees for the 2019/2020 season have yet to be determined.
*Exam classes do not count toward the Multiple Class Discount.
Students who choose to participate in 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. This can be paid in monthly installments of $20 from September to January added into your Monthly Payment Schedule, 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 can be more expensive than $100, but they can also be less. DAS is always attempting to provide high-quality costumes in cost-effective ways. 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!
Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) Fees
The Pay-As-You-Go option is only available during certain periods of the season (primarily during summer classes). Students are billed at the end of each month for the classes attended. Prices are as follows:
|45 min class||$15.00/class|
|1 hour class||$17.50/class|
|1.25 hour class||$20.00/class|
|1.5 hour class||$22.50/class|
While Multiple Class Discounts are not available for PAYG registration, bulk discounts will be applied to those who have attended more than 90% of classes offered. These discounts are applied at the sole discretion of the studio and handled on a case-by-case basis.
How Do I Pay?Dance Alive Studios currently accepts four options for payments:
- Cash – Please bring exact change to pay before or after class. Any extra payment can be refunded the following week or applied to your account for the next month’s fees.
- Cheque – Make all cheques payable to “Dance Alive Studios”, and pay before or after class. Post-dated cheques are also acceptable.
- E-transfer – Payments can be sent to “firstname.lastname@example.org”, no security answer necessary. *Payments sent to “email@example.com” are still accepted.
- Credit card – Credit card payments can processed with an additional fee of up to 5%. Cards can be swiped monthly, or card numbers can be stored securely for monthly remote charging by DAS.
Receipts and account updates are emailed to you after payment. Please contact us with any further questions.