The registration fee is non-refundable.
New students - $50/family
Returning students - $25/family*
Military Discount - half off registration
*Students who have been with DANCE ETC for 6+ years are exempt from paying a registration fee; please be sure to email the registrar to have the fee waived.
Any family that refers a friend will get half off the registration fee.
Classes are held on most minor holidays. We will post signs in the studio and on the website (www.DanceEtc.com) for any pre-determined closings. We will also include closing dates in the newsletters. In the event of inclement weather, please call the studio or visit us on Facebook or Instagram to confirm opening.
We do not necessarily close when Prince William County Schools close. Holiday closings are already taken into consideration regarding tuition charges and will not be made up or credited.
We send newsletters via e-mail from October through May as well as have hard copies on hand in the studio. It is the best way for us to communicate with you and to make sure you have all the information you need throughout the year.
Please be sure to read the newsletters as they hold all sorts of important information. i.e., tuition due, closings, upcoming performances.
See Student Guidelines printed in-studio and online.
Please make every effort to make sure you or your child are on time for class and ready to participate. Any dancer who arrives 15 minutes late for class WILL NOT be allowed to dance. This is for the safety of the dancer. Without proper warm-up dancers are susceptible to injury. However, they should remain to observe the class. Please also make sure your child is picked up promptly after class.
The Spring Concert will be held in June. Please read the newsletters throughout the year for additional information.
All art students are asked to bring a large sketchpad, a #2 pencil and a good eraser to their class. Please bring a sample of their work to the first class so it can be evaluated to give the instructor a starting point. The art classes follow the same calendar as the drama classes.
There will be a performance scheduled for the Drama & Musical Theater students in late May. Performance fees will apply and will be collected prior to the performance. No one will be permitted to perform unless all tuition, late fees, performance fees, etc. have been satisfied.
**We have eliminated in-person and paper transactions. Tuition is payable by credit card or ACH debit online only. If you have complications with online payment please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.**
The tuition rates have been evenly divided for the 10 month school year (9 for drama and art), including holidays, at a fixed monthly rate. A 10% discount will be applied if paying for the full year upfront. Tuition is due and payable the 1st of each month. By the completion of the automatic payment section, you are authorizing automatic withdrawal of the tuition on the 1st of the month as well as any other stated fees (see below).
Any account not paid before the 7th of the month will incur a $20.00 late fee. Tuition will be prorated for the first month of enrollment only. There is a $35.00 charge for all returned checks. After two returned checks, only cash, credit card, cashier’s check or money order will be accepted for payment.
In order to avoid any unforeseen billing surprises for our families, students whose accounts have not been paid for 2 consecutive months will be dropped from their classes and the student(s) will not be allowed to participate in any class. In order to be reinstated, all unpaid balances and fees must be paid.
If any student is dropping a class or dropping from the studio, written notice from a parent or the adult student must be received by the office BEFORE the beginning of the month, or the account will be billed for the that month. Written notification may be submitted in person or via email at Registrar.DanceEtc@gmail.com.
No phone calls will be accepted as notice of withdrawal.
If the student must be absent, please email & call the studio and leave word for the teacher. Music classes must contact the teacher directly 24 hours prior to the lesson and reschedule.
IF there is a twin dance class available, students are encouraged to make up their missed classes by filling out a Make-up card located at the front desk. Ages 10 and over may make up a missed class in one of the support classes.
The class must be made up within 30 days. However, whether you make up the class or not, the monthly fee remains the same. There will not be any refunds or credits for missed classes. **If the student is enrolled in our Progressive Ballet Program, all absences must be made up.**
**Due to the constantly changing nature of COVID-19 our schedule and policies are subject to change throughout the year. We currently do not have any dates for performances and are temporarily waiving all performance related fees until that changes. We will keep our students updated as the year progresses. We appreciate your patience as our dance family navigates these unique times together.**
November 15th – Costume deposit due. $50.00 deposit per costume. NO costume will be ordered without a deposit. Costumes ordered late will require additional shipping fees to be paid by the student.
December 15th – Deadline for costume order. Costumes ordered after this date will be subjected to additional fees.
NO refunds or credit for costume deposits will be given after January 1st regardless of whether or not the student will participate in the recital.
March 1st – Recital Fee Due. $25.00 Recital Fee per family. This fee is non-refundable.
May – Tickets will be on sale at the Hylton Box Office. You must purchase them directly from the box office. Ticket prices for 2022-23 will be $20/ticket. Under 12 mos are free lap tickets.
April 1st – Costume Balance Due. Please check at the front desk to see if you have a balance due on your costume.
June – Prior to the recital, all account balances must be brought to zero at this time.
No costume will be handed out to the student and the student will not perform in the recital unless ALL balances have been paid including tuition, costume, recital fee, and late fees.