A $40.00 non-refundable registration fee per student and $20.00 for each additional child is due with the registration form. A $10.00 discount ($5.00 discount per additional child) is available if a paid registration is submitted by September 1st.
Tuition is not based on the number of classes per month, but is a yearly fee for the total classes provided in the school term. Monthly tuition remains the same regardless of the number of classes taken each month. An 8% discount is given if yearly tuition is paid before October 1st (costume and recital fees are extra and not discounted). The prepaid discount of 8% cannot be combined with any other offer (eg. gift certificate redemption).
Monthly fees are due and payable to Dance South on the FIRST CALENDAR DAY OF EACH MONTH (unless otherwise stated in the studio calendar). A $15.00 late fee will be charged after the 10th of the month. Please do not ask us to remove late fees.
If your child misses class due to illness, school projects, family trips, etc., the full monthly tuition is still due and payable by the first calendar day of each month. Tuition is not prorated.
We accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard. For ease of payment, we offer recurring billing which will charge your monthly tuition to a credit card of your choice at the first of each month. Please contact the office for more information. A processing fee of 3% will be assessed for all credit card charges.
There is a $25.00 fee for returned checks. If we receive two or more returned checks, then we will only accept cash payments for all fees.
Monthly Tuition Fees for Non-Competition Classes
Non-competition classes include Tiny Dancer I, Tiny Dancer II, Combo I, Combo II, Advanced Combo, JR/SR Combo, Open Ballet, Lyrical I and Clogging I.
1 Class per week: Tiny Dancer I & Tiny Dancer II $55.00
1 Class per week: Hip Hop $55.00
1 Class per week: Combo I, Combo II $60.00
1 Class per week: Open Ballet $60.00
1 Class per week: Lyrical I $60.00
1 Class per week: Clogging I $60.00
2 Classes $90.00
3 Classes $120.00
4 Classes $150.00
5 Classes $170.00
Advanced Combo (ballet, tap, jazz) $80.00
JR/SR COMBO (ballet, tap, jazz) $90.00
Families will receive a $10.00 discount off monthly tuition per additional child. To calculate your family rate, find the tuition of each child using our tuition chart. The child with the most hours is billed at the normal rate and each additional child will be billed at a $10.00 discount off the normal tuition rate.
All payments must be made with cash, check or credit card. For payments brought each month to the studio, please place your payment in the box at the office window. For students in one of our off-site locations, please enroll in recurring billing. Please be sure to ask for a written receipt when making payments in CASH. Parents may also mail payments directly to our studio at the following address:
Dance South Studio
316 Foothills Drive
Chelsea, AL 35043
For easier monthly payments, we recommend that you sign up for recurring billing. For more information on how to set up recurring billing, contact the studio office. Another option is for parents use their personal bank’s automated bill pay features to send monthly checks to Dance South in order for tuition payments to arrive on time each month. Please use the studio address listed above.
If you wish to withdraw your child from dance class you MUST SEND A WRITTEN NOTIFICATION TO THE STUDIO OFFICE. Simply not showing up for class, verbally telling the teacher or leaving a voicemail does not qualify as notification. You are responsible for all fees and tuition due up to the date your written notification is received by the studio office. A student will not be allowed to drop out of class for an extended amount of time and then return without payments. All tuition must be paid in full, even if you are absent from class.