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  • How do I register?
    You can register online or in the studio. If you’re submitting your registration form online, we require payment at the time of form submission. If you’re registering in the studio, come by the office. We have forms and staff waiting to help you. You can also register over the phone at 204-697-9205.
  • When can I register?
    Registration opens each year on June 1st. We are open throughout the summer for registration and will accept registration up until the end of September, providing there is space left in the class you are registering for.
  • How much does it cost?
    View our fees here.
  • Do you offer any discounts?
    Yes. We offer both multi-class and family discounts. Students registered in 2 or more classes qualify for a multi-class discount which is factored into the standard pricing. Families with 2 or more children (siblings) registered to dance also qualify for a family discount of $25 per dancer discounted off your first payment at the time of registration.
  • Are there additional fees?
    We charge a $25 registration fee per dancer and an $85 costume fee per class (for recital costumes). These fees are required at the time of registration. Registration will not be processed until these fees are paid.
  • Are tax receipts issued?
    The federal government eliminated the child fitness tax credit in 2017. As such, tax receipts are no longer issued for our dance programming. We are aware dance families may qualify for alternate tax credits. We remind all dance families to save the payment receipts they receive for their payments to use for their own personal tax records as no official tax receipts will be issued.
  • Do I have to pay the entire year upfront?
    No, we have three payment options: Option 1 – Annual payment: Pay the entire year’s tuition and costume fees at the time of registration. If paying the entire year up front, we waive the $25 registration fee. Option 2 – Two Term Installment: We take the annual fee and divide it into two installments. The first payment, due at registration will account for 50% Tuition fees, plus all costume fees and registration fees. The second payment, due on January 2, will account for the remaining 50% of tuition fees. Option 3 – Monthly Installment: We take the annual tuition fee and divide it into 9 monthly installment payments. The first payment is due at the time of registration and will also include the cost of costume and registration fees. The remaining payments are due the first of each month from October to May. Late payments will be charged a $5 late fee. NSF cheques are charged a $25 NSF fee.
  • What is your payment policy?
    We accept payments by Cash, Cheque, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. All credit cards are processed by Square POS. If paying fees on the Annual Payment Plan, the year’s dance class fees and costume fee(s) are due at the time of registration and the registration fee will be waived. If paying fees on the Term Payment Plan, the costume fee(s), registration fee, and 50% of the year’s dance class fees are due at the time of registration. The remaining 50% of dance class fees are due by January 13th of each dance year. If paying on the Monthly Payment Plan, the costume fee(s), registration fee, and the first monthly installment payment for class fees are due at the time of registration. The remaining dance class fee installments are due the first week of the month, for each month from October through to May. A $5.00 late fee will apply to late monthly and term payments. A $25.00 NSF fee will be applied to any cheques being returned NSF to Maples Academy of Dance. Receipts will be issued for all payments via email or text from Square POS, with an official annual receipt printed from Maples Academy of Dance and included in each dancer’s year end package, upon completion of the program each June
  • What is your refund policy?
    The $25 registration fee is non-refundable. All recital items (tickets, DVDs, Photos) are non refundable Costume fees are non-refundable after November 25th. Term fees, and annual fees are non-refundable after January 1st as per the withdraw waiver signed at the time of registration. Refunds for payments made on Credit Card will be refunded back onto the card used in the original transaction, within 60 days of the initial transaction. If 60 days have passed and a refund can still be applied in accordance with our policies, a refund will be issued by cheque. All refunds will be issued in accordance with the policies and waivers agreed upon on the registration form. All competition fees for dancers on the Performance Team are non-refundable. Refunds will not be issued if programs are cancelled or suspended due to act of God.
  • What is the class withdrawal policy?
    Withdraw from the program must be submitted in writing (letter or email). If refunds are applicable, the refund process will begin once the withdraw letter is received. All refunds for withdrawn participation will be issued in accordance with the policies and waivers agreed upon on the registration form.
  • Do you offer multiple sessions during the year?
    Our studio runs a 10 month program from September to June. We also run a 8-week spring program, multiple summer programs, and 3 sessions of Tiny-Tiptoes throughout the year. Please see our register page for more information. View important dates and our class schedule for helpful information.
  • How long are classes?
    All of our classes are all 1-hour long unless otherwise specified on the schedule or at the time of registration.
  • What is the dress code?
    View class by class dress code info here. Need to order dancewear? Visit our online store.
  • What about costumes?
    Performance costumes are $85. View more info about dance costumes and their care.
  • Does my child need to be tested for class placement?
    Future Stars 1-3 and our all level Jr, Int, and Sr Superstar classes do not require testing. These are all-level, recreational dance classes based on age. If your dancer is looking for a more elite level of training, with aspirations of being selected for the Competition Team, testing is required for admission into the Pre-Junior, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Elite level classes as well as pointe classes. Age breakdown for those classes are as follows: Pre Junior age 5-7; Junior Age 7-10; Intermediate age 11-14; Senior age 15+. To schedule a testing session, please contact the studio. All Dancers wanting to take pointe must pass testing at an elite level in Intermediate or Senior ballet based on age. View our dance styles and levels here.
  • When is recital?
    View our recital page here.
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