For Season 16 (August, 22rd 2022 - June, 3rd 2023)
All of our Classes are designed for dancers to participate for the full school year (through May 2023) to promote a progression of skills, vocabulary, and to provide necessary repetition and practice of the material being taught to promote confidence within the dancer. All classes have a set curriculum in place in order for your student to demonstrate progress from the beginning of the year to the end of the year, just as they would in school.
We provide two options for Tuition Payments:
Pay the Class Tuition in full at the time of registration (Saving 4%! See Tuition Discount Details under Studio Policies)
Pay the Class Tuition in monthly installments. (Payment Schedule below)
Class Length / Tuition Per Month:
30 minutes = $72
45 minutes = $76
60 minutes = $80
75 minutes = $84
90 minutes = $88
We accept Cash, major Credit Cards (except American Express), and/or Check payments.
Please see our Check Requirements under our Studio Policies below.
Monthly Tuition Installment Payment Schedule:
The monthly tuition installments are based upon four-week increments (with the exception of August, which is prorated to a two-week increment as we begin on August 22nd.). Please see the Tuition Payment Schedule and explanations below:
August 2022 (8/22 - 9/4) Tuition Due Upon Registration
September 2022 (9/5 - 10/3) Tuition Due Monday, September 5th
October 2022 (10/3 - 10/31) Tuition Due Monday, October 3rd
November 2022 (10/31 - 11/28) Tuition Due Monday, October 31st
December 2022 (11/28 - 12/26)* Tuition Due Monday, November 28th
January 2023 (1/2 - 1/30) Tuition Due Monday, January 2nd
February 2023 (1/30 - 2/27) Tuition Due Monday, January 30th
March 2023 (2/27 - 3/27)** Tuition Due Monday, February 27th
April 2023 (4/3 - 5/1) Tuition Due Monday, April 3rd
May 2023 (5/1 - 5/28) Tuition Due Monday, May 1st
June 2023 (5/29 - 6/3) Recital Week
*The fourth week of the December session coincides with the first week of our Winter Break. Since classes will not be meeting that week (12/19 - 12/24), all enrolled dancers are able to redeem a make-up class credit for all missed classes that week, to use once we return from break. Please see Make-Up Class Policies below for more information.
**There are five weeks in March. Four weeks are active class weeks while the fifth week is our scheduled Studio Spring Break (3/27 - 4/2). Classes resume April 3rd which begins April’s installment.
Recital 2023 is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 3rd at Dominican University. The week of 5/29 - 6/3, with the exception of the 5/29/23 Memorial Day Holiday closure, will be reserved for recital rehearsals and performances.
SEASON 16 STUDIO HOLIDAY CLOSURE DATES:
All enrolled students are able to receive make-up class credits for any missed classes due to a Holiday Closure, with the exception of the 2nd week of Winter Break and the week of Spring Break, as they are not included in Tuition (see above */**).
Labor Day: Monday, September 5th
Halloween: Monday, October 31st **TBA**
Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 23rd - Saturday, November 26th
Winter Break: Monday, December 19th - Sunday, January 1st - Classes Resume Monday, January 2nd
Spring Break: Monday, March 27th - Sunday, April 2nd - Classes Resume Monday, April 3rd
Memorial Day: Monday, May 29th
Updated July, 2022
Studio Policies and Student Participation Waiver must be accepted annually in Studio Director/upon registration.
Please also take a moment to make sure we have the most current Contact Information on-file for all Parents and/or Guardians.
REGISTRATION FEE: An annual $25 registration fee will be charged per immediate family. If your student participated in Summer Session 2022, you have already paid the Registration Fee.
LATE TUITION FEE: A $15 late fee will be applied to all Late Tuition Payments. Tuition is considered “late” if it is not paid by your student’s first class of the new installment.
CHECKS: All checks should be made payable to “Galloway Dance and Movement”. A $25 fee will be applied to all returned checks.
TUITION DISCOUNTS: Discounts may not be combined.
1) Pay Tuition in full at the time of registration, and receive a 4% discount on the total cost of tuition. Please contact us at email@example.com to take advantage of this offer!
2) *NEW* Receive a $25 Credit when you bundle August and September 2022 Monthly Tuition Installments upon registration. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to take advantage of this offer!
3) *NEW!* Immediate families enrolled in more than one class, will receive a monthly tuition discount based upon the number of classes enrolled.
2 classes = 4% discount
3 classes = 4.5% discount
4 classes = 5% discount
5 classes = 5.5% discount
6 classes = 6% discount
And so forth…
*Teaching Assistant Scholarships are available to experienced dancers, ages 12 and up. Scholarships are based upon the # of years Assisting. Please email Ms. Kim (email@example.com) if your student is interested in becoming a Teaching Assistant.
CANCELED CLASSES: Principle Dance reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes due to low enrollment and scheduling conflicts. In this case, a refund or credit will be available.
TARDINESS POLICY: Students may be denied participation if more than 15 minutes tardy for class. No refund or credit will be given for missed classes. This includes denial of class participation due to inappropriate attire and/or tardiness.
*UPDATED* ABSENTEE POLICY & “REPORT ABSENCE” FORM: Absences must be reported to receive a Make-up Class Credit that must be used within 30 days of the absence in order to promote and maintain student progress (see more below).
All Class Absences must be reported, prior to the start of your student’s class, through the Report Absence Form on our website under the “Classes” tab. Absences can be reported in-advance or day-of, via the form. If an absence isn’t reported prior to the start of your student’s class, your student will not receive a Make-Up Class Credit - unless in cases of emergencies.
Completion of this form does not count for Class Withdrawal Notice. Withdrawal Notices must be emailed to the Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAKE UP CLASSES: Classes missed during closings due to inclement weather or holidays must be made up during other regularly scheduled classes. ALL Make-Up classes must be completed within 30 days of the absence and prior to the end of the 2022-2023 School Year Season (5/28/23) unless permission is granted by the Directors due to an extenuating circumstance. Make-Up credits do not roll over toward the next session. If a student withdraws, make up credits are forfeited. No refund will be given for weather or holiday closings.
CLASS UNIFORM: If not in proper uniform, students may be denied class participation.
Students are required to comply with the Principle Dance Dress Code in order to participate in dance classes. Parents are responsible for outfitting students with the proper class uniform requirements. See attached list of Class Uniform Requirements.
STUDENT WITHDRAWAL: While Principle Dance expects students to commit to the full year of classes and participate in the end of year recital, we understand unforeseen circumstances occur. If your child’s attitude towards dance classes changes in a negative way, please let the Directors know so that we may have the opportunity to remedy the situation.
Written notice of class withdrawal must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the student’s final class. This includes when another Tuition payment is coming up. No exceptions will be made for the upcoming month, if we are not informed two weeks prior to the Tuition Monthly Due Date. Written notice can be emailed to the Directors at email@example.com. A refund or credit will be prorated for the remaining tuition paid. All tuition discounts will be voided. All refunds will be paid within 30 days of receipt of the cancellation notice.
PRIVATE LESSONS: Individual private lessons may be purchased for $75/hour. Group private lessons may be purchased for $90/hour. Please email Ms. Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org) to coordinate Private Lessons. A notice of 24 hours is required to cancel a scheduled lesson.
PERFORMANCE FEES: Students participating in the December Nutcracker Ballet and/or the Holiday Matinee Performances are responsible for purchasing required shoes and hosiery (same as class uniform), paying a Performance Production Fee that will help to cover the cost of Stage, Crew, Lighting, Sound, Sets, and/or Programs, and a Costume Rental Fee. Certain age groups are able to audition for Lead Roles within a performance. Lead roles will require an additional Costume Rental Fee and Rehearsal Fee for those roles.
*NEW* For Recital 2023, we’re going to try something a bit different from years past and see how it goes! We are planning to purchase new costumes for all performing Recital Classes which the dancers will then be able to keep after the performances are over. This change means:
We will need to order each class’ costumes in January/early February, in order for them to arrive in time for the performances, meaning we will need to know further in advance, which dancers plan to perform in the recitals.
Costume costs will increase slightly, however, we plan to set price limits on the costumes chosen for each age group so as not to raise Costume Fees much more than our families are used to when costumes were rented from our inventory.
Lead Roles will be charged a Costume Rental Fee for their additional parts. We plan to first use our inventory of costumes for Lead Roles, but if something needs to be purchased, we will do so in order to add it to our inventory, so the dancer will only need to rent it.
The advantages of purchasing new costumes are that we can outfit each class much more specifically to match their role(s) in the performances, most all new costumes come with their own matching headpiece or accessory so the dancers can look even more professional and put-together on-stage, we will have a larger selection of more updated and recent performance costume styles,it will be very exciting for dancers to dance in and families to see a wider variety of costumes on-stage, and you'll have a great keepsake (or next year’s Halloween costume) afterward!
All performance related fees are non-refundable. A Performance Information Packet containing specific information about dates, attendance requirements, exact cost, and the performance agreement necessary for each student will be distributed in advance.
PHOTO & VIDEO RELEASE: By accepting our waiver and policies, you have consented to allow Principle Dance/Galloway Dance and Movement, LLC to film and photograph parents and their children. Videos and photos may be used in Principle Dance advertisements and promotional materials with no promised compensation to parents.
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY: We will schedule a professional photographer to come in to take class photos and individual dancer pictures. We will send further information on this as it gets closer.