Are tax receipts issued?
As of January 1, 2017, the federal government eliminated the child fitness tax credit. 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.
How much does it cost?
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.
Do I have to pay the entire year upfront?
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.
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.
Do you offer multiple sessions during the year?
No. Our studio runs a 10 month program from September to June.
Does my child need to be tested for class placement?
Future Stars 1-3 and all level 1-3 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 Performance Team, testing is required for admission into the Pre-Junior, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior level classes as well as pointe and acro classes. Age breakdown for those classes are as follows: Pre Junior age 5-7; Junior Age 7-11; Intermediate age 11-15; 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.
All dancers wanting to take acro must be a Junior, Intermediate, or Senior level dancer and pass the testing for the acro class. Dancers in acro must register for another technical style of dance, preferably ballet.
How do I register?
How long are classes?
All of our classes are all 1-hour long unless otherwise specified on the schedule.
What is the dress code?
What is your payment policy?
What is your refund policy?
What is the class withdrawal policy?
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.
What about costumes?
Performance costumes are $85. View more info about dance costumes and their care.