Studio Policies

Registration Fee

$35.00 for 1st dancer and $20.00 each additional family member.
Also due with registration is a 1 month tuition installment that is non-refundable.


Our season runs from mid-August through May. The tuition rate is for the entire season (10 months). It is not based on the number of classes during a month, but on the entire duration of our season.

  • Monthly tuition starts at $58 per month and is based on length of class. Recital fees apply.
  • Monthly payments will be due the 1st of each month September – May
  • A $10 late fee will be added after the 10th of the month
  • There is no refund for missed classes, but there are a plethora of make-up classes available.
  • The Returned Check Fee is $25. We accept cash, check, MC, Visa, Discover, and Amex
  • Recital Package:
    • $250 1st dancer, 1st class – includes costume, 2 tickets, finale t-shirt, photos, and digital video download.
    • $100 second class, for costume.
    • $200 additional dancer, same family.
    • 50% of recital deposits are billed on November 15, 2023

*A 10% discount will apply to any families taking 3 or more classes per week

**If you are using charter funds, please email to receive specific information regarding Charter Student rates and policies

Makeup Classes

All missed classes are eligible for a makeup class, within the same season. Makeup classes can be used on any class that is the same age and level as the student participating.


As a courtesy, we require a thirty (30) day written notice of intent to discontinue classes. Understand that it will not be sufficient notice to tell a teacher, director, or to leave a voicemail of your intent to discontinue. Your withdrawal is not complete until you have received confirmation via email.
Once a payment has been made, no refunds will be given.

Year-End Recital

We put on a production at the end of the year with all dancers participating. This is an exciting end to the dance season! This is an exciting and rewarding part of the season that everyone looks forward to!

Recital Package

Dancer #1: $250 and includes the following:

  • Recital Costume (for 1 class, students with additional classes will require additional costume fee’s)
  • Recital Fee
  • 2 Tickets
  • Recital T-Shirt
  • Recital DVD ( DVD included, additional can be purchased separately)
  • Recital Pictures (minimum package, add-ons can be purchased separately

Dancer #2+: $200 and includes the following:

  • Recital Costume (for class, students with additional classes will require additional costume fee’s)
  • Recital Fee
  • Recital T-Shirt
  • Recital Pictures (minimum package, add-ons can be purchased separately)
  • The Recital Package can be paid in full, for a 5% discount, or be made into 3 installments. Final payment must be made by November 15th, 2017.

Dress Code

Proper shoes & attire must be worn to participate in class. Hair should be pulled back off face for all classes. A proper ban must be worn for hallet class. All leotards and dancewear must be one-piece and cover midriff; no crop tops. All students must wear appropriate supportive undergarments (black for Ballet). Dance shoes may NOT be worn outside, to protect both your investment, and our flooring. A coverup must be worn over dancewear when arriving and leaving our facility. If you have back to back classes with Ballet you MUST wear pink tights for the rest of the classes unless you have time in your schedule to change. You may not miss class time to change tights. Don’t forget to write your name in all shoes, bags, etc.

General Rules

  • No cell phones are allowed in the dance rooms at any time. If they are in your bag, they should be turned off.
  • Please keep an eye on your children, no running or climbing on furniture PLEASE!
  • All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times unless they are in class.
  • No student under the age of 13 is allowed to leave our doors without a parent or guardian.
  • Please have your child use the restroom before class, so that they will be able to get the most out of the short time they get to spend in our class.
  • Please make an effort to be prompt! We cannot be responsible for your child after class. Excessive tardiness picking up your child will result in additional fees.
  • NO parents, friends, or siblings in the classroom at ANYTIME. This is for the benefit of your dancer. They will learn more if we have their complete attention.
  • If you drop a class, a 30-day written notice is required. You will be responsible for payment until the written notice is received.
  • Our staff is always available during office hours to answer any questions you might have. If you need to speak with your child’s teacher, please call to set up an appointment as we rarely have time between classes. You may also e-mail us at Please respect our staff’s personal time and do not use personal phone numbers to discuss matters of business.
  •  Parents and students are expected to be positive and respectful while inside our building, and we encourage no gossiping among our customers.

Should any problems arise regarding the following, contact the appropriate staff member to set up a time to discuss.
General questions regarding placement, concerns, etc. contact Sandra Mitchell.
Questions concerning tuition, payments, scheduling, etc, contact Ariel Shedd

Marketing Release

I understand that my child’s likeness may be used in the Performing Arts Empire ads, promotional videos, website material, or various other marketing. These images will be used for the Performing Arts Empire purposes only, and will not be given or sold to outside companies or individuals.