Tuition & Fees
Included/Not Included in Tuition
Tuition includes the cost of attending classes or lessons. Tuition does NOT include dance attire, recital costumes, competition fees or costumes, theory or lesson books, recital tickets, additional private lessons, or transportation.
Tuition is charged on the first business day of each month. There are two ways to pay:
TEPA offers the following discounts:
Late Fees/Returned Payments
If payment is not received by the 10th of the month, a $10 late fee will be assessed. An additional $10 fee will be assessed for each subsequent 10 days that the payment is not made. Students who are behind one month or more in tuition will not be allowed to participate in class until their accounts are current.
A recital fee of $100 per student will be assessed with February tuition for all students participating in the recital. The fee will be $60 for each sibling. The fee includes a recital costume, venue fee, digital photos, and recital video. If a student requires any additional recital costumes, they will be billed at $60 each.
Should a student need to miss class, please notify the studio as early as possible via email or phone call. Students should make up the class by joining on Zoom or Google Classroom. Students may also opt to attend a similar class on a different day. (Note – Please see the Dance Team section for policies on attendance for the Team).
Class Cancellations/Inclement Weather
Should an instructor be unable to attend a class, either a substitute will be provided or class will be cancelled. If there is a cancellation, a makeup class will be uploaded to Google Classroom. Refunds will not be issued for cancelled classes.
Withdrawing From Class
Students may withdraw from class up to two weeks into the session without penalty by notifying our office of the desire to withdraw. After the two-week period, a refund of any payments will be given for 2nd semester’s classes only (January through May). Students may withdraw from 2nd semester prior to January 4th, and will be refunded any tuition payments made towards that semester less a $50 administration fee.
Each class will have specified attire and shoes that are required in order to attend class. Students not dressed appropriately after the second week of classes may be subject to observing class. Apparel including leotards, tights, and shoes can be ordered on our website on the Shop page.
Ballet/Lyrical Technique & Dance Team:
Leotard, tights/leggings, and ballet/lyrical shoes are required. Ballet skirts or form-fitting shorts are allowed over tights. Hair must be in a bun or otherwise secured off the face.
Tutus, Tiaras, & Tap Shoes, Ballet/Tap Combo:
Leotards, tights, ballet shoes, and tap shoes are required. Ballet skirts are permitted. Hair must be off the face and secure.
Comfortable clothing that allows free movement (no jeans) is required. Jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, or clean gym shoes are required. Long hair must be secured in a ponytail.
Musical Theatre/Musical Theatre Dance Technique:
Comfortable clothing that allows free movement (no jeans) is required. Leggings, skirts with shorts underneath, athletic pants or shorts, and a tank top or t-shirt are recommended. Tan jazz shoes and tap shoes are required. Long hair must be secured off the face.
Adult Classes:Form-fitting clothing that allows free movement is recommended. Tap shoes are required for tap class. Jazz shoes or ballet shoes are recommended for jazz class.
All families must register online in the Parent Portal which can be accessed on our website at the top of each page, or on the 'Registration' page. Parents will have access to the Parent Portal throughout the session to be able to easily view payments, classes, shared files, and more. Parents must acknowledge receipt and understanding of these policies during the registration process. Registration will be for the entire session, September through May.
Registrations will be accepted for Dance Team & Troupe until October 4, 2020.
Registrations for all other classes will be accepted until January 31, 2021 to ensure recital participation.
Parents are not permitted to be in the dance studio or waiting area during classes. All classes will be available for viewing on Zoom.
In the event that TEPA is forced to close the physical studio due to government restrictions, we will transition to an online platform. Team rehearsals and Pro Kids will be postponed and not billed during the closeure. All other classes will continue with regular tuition. Students who withdraw at that time will still be subject to a $50 withdrawl fee. Students who wish to withdraw for online classes but return for in-studio classes may do so, but recital participation is not guaranteed.
Enrollment & Scheduling
Private lessons can be booked for the entire session as a weekly lesson, or as drop-ins. Enrollment should be done through the Parent Portal. If a lesson is not available at a desired time, please contact the studio to discuss options for scheduling.
Recurring weekly lessons are billed monthly as regular tuition. Drop-ins must be paid at the time of enrollment via the Parent Portal. If a student wishes to pay with cash or check for a drop-in, payment is due prior to the start of the lesson. Drop-in lessons that are not paid by lesson time will be cancelled and the balance will remain on the students' account.
If a student has an excused absence, they will be allowed up to 2 makeup lessons per semester (must work with instructor’s availability). Cancellations the day of the lesson will not be made up and will still be charged the regular lesson fee. Should the instructor need to cancel a lesson, two lessons will be made up each semester. Credits will be issued for any additional cancelled lessons.
Session Dates/No Class Dates
2020-2021 Session Dates:
Recital Dress Rehearsal:
Costume Fit & Tailoring
Costumes should be tried on immediately upon arrival and can be returned due to incorrect fit or poor quality if needed as long as all tags and packaging are in tact. If a costume requires minor tailoring or adjustments, or if something breaks/rips, parents will be responsible for having the costume tailored/repaired. The studio can arrange tailoring for the following fees:
Dance apparel can be ordered directly through the studio. Visit our online store under the Shop menu heading on our website to place an order online. Bulk orders will be placed with our supplier the second and fifth weeks of each semester. Orders placed outside of those bulk orders will be subject to a $9 shipping fee.
Students are expected to exhibit positive, professional, and respectful behavior at all times towards all other students, parents, and instructors. Any behavior deemed inappropriate will result in the student/parent being asked to leave class with no refunds. We expect our students and parents to behave respectfully at all times!
Students must practice safe behavior before, during, and after class. Hanging on the bars, practicing unsupervised lifts or acro tricks, or playing with props outside of the instructor’s direction will not be tolerated. Students should never give another student a ‘note’ on their performance in class. Instructors will address all necessary corrections. If there is a student or parent concern, the proper avenue is to address the teacher privately outside of class. We strive to create a professional and positive environment for students to foster their love of the performing arts!
Personal Property Liability
That’s Entertainment Performing Arts, LLC is not responsible for any personal items brought to classes or left at the studio. Cubbies will be provided for students to store personal items during class. That’s Entertainment Performing Arts is not liable for any missing or damaged property that is stored in the cubbies or left elsewhere in the studio space. Students are responsible for removing all of their items after class. Students are not allowed to permanently store their items in the cubbies. Anything left behind at the end of each week will be moved to the lost and found. These items will be donated at the end of each semester.
All parents will be required to accept the terms and conditions of the waiver as stated during the online registration process. Please read carefully to ensure full understanding off all rights and responsibilities as related to injuries and legal recourse.
Our studio is required to operate under strict safety guidelines due to COVID-19. These include proper entering and existing procedures, no parents or siblings in the studio, no waiting room access, and social distancing during classes. Please see our Safety Guidelines for the full list of procedures.
The best way to reach studio personnel is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to our tight class schedule, parents should avoid conversations with teachers before, during, or after classes to avoid effecting start and end times.
Facility Info/Entering the Studio
Our facility offers a main dance studio space, a private lesson room, and a lounge area in the rear. Our lounge area is currently closed due to COVID-19. Please see our Safety Guidelines for proper entering and exiting procedures that will be in effect until restrictions are lifted.