Class levels are decided in to levels based on a students ability and not necessarily by age. Though we do have a general guideline we follow, it is unlike grades in school where a students move up a level every year. We have a great deal of curriculum to cover in each level and we have to make sure a student in comfortable, strong, confident and technically correct before moving up. Each student progresses at their own pace. Students will progress to more challenging levels as they safely master the requisite skills and techniques, not specific combinations. Please trust the teachers and their years of experience in the class room. Also be patient with your child. Dance is an art form and cannot be rushed.
When enrolling your student, follow the age guideline, but realize there may be some adjustment in class placement by the teacher in the first few weeks of class as each student is evaluated.
(Fall Semester August-December)
*You are NOT paying for a month of classes!
You are making a monthly payment for your entire semesters tuition.*
Classes per Family Semester Tuition Monthly Payment
1 Class $185 $37
2 Classes $360 $72
3 Classes $525 $105
4 Classes $670 $134
5 Classes $805 $161
6 Classes $939 $186
7 Classes $1055 $211
8 Classes $1180 $236
9 Classes $1305 $261
Unlimited Classes $1400 $280
-Mini-Int Tap and Pre-pointe is $18 lat rate for 30min IF added onto a ballet or Jazz class.
-Adult Classes are $10 drop in OR 5 class punch card for $40
-Time adjustments may be made to a class based on the number of dancers in the class room. If only 1-2 dancers shows up for the class the time will be shortened.
-Please be prompt in dropping off and pickup up your student.
-Please keep any visitors or other children relatively quiet and respectful of the building during classes.
-NO GUM at any time - No food or drink in the dance studio.
-Clean up any messes in the family room promptly.
-Any choreography learned by a student is the sole property of the studio and may not be copied or used for any activity outside the studios scope. Permission must be granted by the studio for any student to use studio choreography at any venue where the member is not with the studio or acting on behalf of the studio.
-Imagery including, but not limited to photographs and video recordings of Encore Students and teachers is property of the studio and may be used at the discretion of the studio for advertising and promotional purposes.
-NO person(s) allowed in the dance studio without an instructor present.
-It is the responsibility of the parent to inform staff of any changes in enrollment. Accounts will NOT be refunded if a dancer takes time off and has not formally made changed to enrollment.
-Encore reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
- We accept all major credit/debit cards, cash, checks, or digital check. Declined checks/payments are subject to a $35 fee.
-Tuition is due the 1st of every month, August through May.
PRICES ARE AVERAGED OVER THE MONTHS, so the amount is the same whether there are 3, 4 or 5 classes in that month. Rehearsals and Recitals are considered instruction time as well.
A 30 day notice is required to cancel an account; without a 30 day notice, the account holder agrees to pay tuition for the entire semester they are enrolled for. Students will NOT be considered withdrawn until Miss Mari has been notified in writing. An informal email is sufficient.
Account holders are responsible for all costume charges and recital fees after they date they are due and charged to accounts. In the event you wish not to participate in recital, please inform Miss Mari in writing (an informal email is sufficient) in a timely manner to be removed from the performance list and stop all performance charges.
-Overdue accounts are automatically charged a late fee on the 15th of the month. $10 reoccurring for every month until the balance is payed. (see below for exclusion).
-Please contact us if you need to arrange an alternate payment option, we will work with you! We need to hear from your though. We want students in class and learning, however after 3 attempts to contact you with no response, we reserve the right to not permit the student to attend class until arrangements are made.
-Encore offers auto-pay to all account holders. Account holder must agree to all Auto Pay terms and sign the authorization for credit use/auto pay form.
-No credit is given for missed lessons. We encourage consistent attendance. The curriculum is ongoing and cumulative. If a student misses too many classes, they will be behind and be frustrated. We understand that conflicts or illness may cause a dance to miss a class and we have established a makeup policy to address this.
-A dancer has 30 days from the day of missed class to request a make up. The teacher will suggest a class of similar style and adjacent level to make up. Missed classes CANNOT be made in subsequent semesters.
REGISTRATION: A yearly registration fee of $40 for first student and $20 for each additional student per family will be collected at Fall enrollment in August. Students joining in January for midterm enrollment will pay half registration fee.
-Registration is a first come, first serve basis. Class size is limited and we will not “hold places” for previous students. Registrations are processed in the order they are received.
LOST ITEMS: Please label all belongings. A lost and found box is kept at the studio and items will be donated at the end of each semester if not claimed. We are not responsible for lost valuables.
TARDINESS: All Students ware expected to arrive on time and in the appropriate attire. We understands that circumstances may delay you occasionally. If you are more that 15 minutes late, you may be asked to sit and watch the class. Classes are designed to warmup muscles slowly and properly. Jumping into a class that has already started may cause injury. If you are tardy, please see the instructor, apologize for your late arrival and ask if you may join the class or watch. Please respect the instructors decision in the matter; they are only looking our for the student’s best interest.
COMMUNICATIONS: Important communications will be sent by EMAIL. Please make sure you provide us with an email that is checked REGULARLY to avoid missing important details when it comes to class cancelation and recital information. Occasionally, last minute messages may be sent by automated text to the number listed on your account. This will come from a do-not-reply number. Save my contact info for any questions. You will also receive an invoice on the first of the month. Tardy accounts will also receive one on the 15th when late fees are posted.