Tuition & Fees
Outlined below is tuition information for each program for the upcoming season. If you are registering multiple children or will need 4 or more costumes be sure to read our discount section at the bottom.
We are proud to work with families and do what we can to help our dance family while running a financially sound business.
- Once classes have begun, all tuition is non-refundable.
- CDT accepts Visa and Mastercard auto payments on either the 1st or the 15th of the month.
- Checks are not accepted.
- Children’s Dance Theater will begin collection procedures on any overdue account.
- If you need to withdraw for ANY reason, we require written 30 days notice. Withdrawal forms are at the office and must be filled out in person. Email and phone withdrawals will not be accepted. Tuition will be processed until we are notified. CDT will not provide refunds due to late withdrawal notice. We require the written notification so that we can better understand how to improve our services. Many of our classes have waiting lists and we can fill your spot.
- Accounts with outstanding balances will not be allowed to register.
- Students admitted after classes have begun will pay a pro-rated amount.
- Students enrolling after September in the Children's and School Divisions will need to make payment arrangements to catch up on the costume allocation.
In order to register for the Children's, School or Conservatory Division classes a non-refundable fee of $25 per student or $40 per family is required per season at the time of registration.
The Arabesque Academy's registration is $100 and includes the programs branded leotard.
The Sampler Series & Special Events do not require a registration fee.
The Sampler Series
These participants pay $90 per session for the entire 6-week course. That is $15 per class, per dancer. There is not a discount for multiple dancers or classes. This fee must be paid in full at the time of enrollment. There is not a registration fee for the Sampler Series
Throughout the year we have various date specific events such as workshops, lectures, parent night out events. Information and prices for these events are listed on the special event page. These events require an additional sign up to your child's regular classes and many are open to the general public.
We hold an annual 6 week summer session of evening dance lessons. Summer session begins the first full week of July. While we have 6 weeks of lessons we only charge for 5 weeks of classes, so there is a built in make up week for your family vacation. There is a $25 registration fee for single student and $40 for a family to reserve your spot. Tuition is due on July 1st and covers the entire session, both July and August. Please look at the summer dance lesson page for pricing.
The Children's & School Division
Managing a family's budget is tough work, so we have revamped our tuition model so that you can expect the same monthly tuition all year. You will no longer see recital costume or tight fees assessed to your account in February and March. Just the same amount, so it's easier on your pocket book.
Ten-month costume-inclusive tuition package includes:
- one costume per class for the June Recital. If you are not able to make the performance your child will still receive a costume
- 1-2 pair of tights (as needed) for your costume (limit 1 per color needed)
- a costumer for your child who will do measurements, sizing, and ordering
- Participation in our in-studio dress rehearsal with dance friends for performing & non performing dancers.
If you are enrolling later in the year to the Children's or School Division, you will need to make up the previous month’s costumes allocation. This is can be done in 1 lump sum at the time of registration. ($10 per mo./per dancer) or we can divide the total amount out over the remaining months of the school year. Thank you in advance for your understanding. If needed other payment plans can be arranged on an individual basis.
In order to receive your costume, you must commit to the full ten-month season. Any dancer needing to withdraw for any reason before the season ends you may elect to forfeit the costume. If the withdraw happens after costumes have been ordered (with the Manufacturer) the remaining balance of the costume will be due upon withdraw in one lump sum. Every effort will be made to cancel the order; however, this isn’t always possible. The previous payments will be forfeited, however the remaining balance will not be due. Thanks in advance for your understanding.
Single class rates:
30 minutes a week $48 per month (no costume)
45 minutes a week $65 per month (1 costume included)
60 minutes a week $70 per month (1 costume included)
90 minutes a week $90 per month (1 costume included)
Discounted multi class/dancer rates:
60 minutes a week $70 per month (1 costume included)
90 minutes a week $100 per month ( 2 costumes included)
2 hours a week $125 per month (2 costumes included)
3 hours a week $150 per month (3 costumes included)
4 hours a week $175 per month (4 costumes included)
If you are enrolling in more than 4 hours per week per family, please see the desk for pricing information.
The Conservatory Program
Preliminary level: $125 per month (2 costumes included)
Level 1: $135 per month (2 costumes included)
Level 2: $155 per month (2 costume included)
Level 3: $230 per month (3 costumes included)
Level 4: $270 per month (3 costumes included)
Level 5: $290 per month (3 costumes included)
Level 6: $303 per month (3 costumes included)
The Arabesque Academy
Our Preschool Program is a combination of dance lessons and preschool in one place and with one payment. Tuition is based on how many days your preschooler attends our program.
2 days week program is $170 /month
3 days a week program is $210 /month
4 days a week program $250 /month
Any special events or field trips may have additional fees. We attempt to keep them as low cost as possible.
Annual Payments: There is a 10% discount for anyone wishing to make an annual payment for their tuition to any of our 10 month programs. That is the Arabesque Academy, the Children's, School or Conservatory Divisions. Annual payment arrangements & payments must be made by the end of September to receive the discount.
Costumes may also be paid for annually if desired however they are not eligible for a discount.
Multiple Children/Classes: Our tuition remains a sliding scale, so the more classes or children you enroll there is a built in discount per class. For example a single dancer enrolling in a 60 minute class pays $70 for the tuition & costume. If you enroll in a another hour long, bringing your weekly hours to 2 hours you will pay $125 per month versus $140. The more hours or children you enroll the more the discount increase. The discount is applied to the tuition only, see below for costume discounts. Keep in mind that those prices INCLUDE your June costumes.
Your dancer/family can take as many styles of dance as they want. It is $20 more per month for each additional style. (Tuition only)
If your dancer/family add more than 9 hours of classes the tuition increases $10 per hour. (Tuition only)
If your dancer/family adds more than 12 hours of classes the tuition increases $5 per hour. (Tuition only)
Unlimited rate: Our previous tuition model had an unlimited rate for single dancer and families. This was a cap on how much tuition an account would be charged. Rest assured that the single and family unlimited rate still exists, however the addition of the monthly costume fee makes it complicated to present on a website. If you are wanting information about our unlimited rates, please ask our receptionist for information.
Costumes: The Costume allocation is roughly $10 per dancer/per class each month. In the event that your family needs 4 or more costumes you will also receive a multi costume discount.
The discount works out as follows:
4 costumes receive a 10% discount
5 costumes receive a 20% discount
6 -7 costumes receive a 25% discount
8 costumes receive a 30% discount
9 costumes receive a 30% discount
10+ costumes receive a 35% discount
If you need to withdraw for ANY reason, we require written 30 days notice. Withdrawal forms are at the office and must be filled out in person. Email and phone withdrawals will not be accepted. Tuition will be processed until we are properly notified. CDT will not provide refunds due to late withdrawal notice. We require the written notification so that we can better understand how to improve our services. Many of our classes have waiting lists and we can fill your spot.