Tuition/Policies

Following our policies ensures our classes, schedule, and transactions operate as smoothly as possible. Please familiarize yourself with all policies below; contact us with any questions you have. A downloadable version of our Parent-Student Handbook, complete with all policies listed below, is available here

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tuition

Tuition is based on an 10-month season, with monthly payments AutoCharged the first of each month, September-June. Just as we don’t charge extra for months with a 5th class, we do not offer a discount on short months. Over the course of one full season, there is an average of four weeks per month. Tuition is based on the number of classes your child takes per week:

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SEASON REGISTRATION: $25/student or $40/family

PRIVATE LESSONS*: $40/half hour or $80/hour (*represents most teacher rates; call for more information)

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS: $25/half hour/student or $50/hour/student

DROP-IN CLASS FEE: $15 for non-registered students / $13 for registered students

TRIPLE THREAT ADVANTAGE PROGRAM: Enroll in 3 or more classes per week to become part of the Triple Threat Advantage Program. Benefits include discounted access to Workshops, priority ticket sales, a headshot displayed at the studio, & more!

payment policies

–Class tuition is based on an 10-month season, with payments due on the first of every month, September-June.

–Tuition is AutoCharged on the first of each month; a credit card must be on-file with Stagelight Performing Arts.

–Invoices will not be sent prior to AutoCharge; a signed Authorization Form must remain on-file at the studio.

–A late fee of $20 will be assessed on the 11th of the month if payment is not posted by the 10th.

–Registration and tuition are non-refundable.

–Registration is paid at each annual season start and at time of enrollment.

–To drop a class/classes and stop AutoCharge, a Drop Form must be submitted by the 15th of the month to avoid being charged the next month’s tuition.

–Missed classes cannot be used as “credits” toward tuition.

class policies

–Group classes are 55 minutes in length, unless otherwise noted on the schedule. If less than 4 students are in attendance, the class will run 45 minutes. Private lessons are 30 minutes or 1 hour.

–Stagelight Performing Arts reserves the right to close classes with less than 4 students enrolled (not present) during the season.

–A student’s age must fall within the class age range to be enrolled in the class (6-month grace period allowed with instructor approval). Level II & level III classes require audition or teacher recommendation and placement.

–Private lessons will be AutoCharged on the 1st of each month. No refunds on private lesson payments.

–Private lessons must be cancelled with 24-hour notice for credit to be used toward future lessons.

–Stagelight Performing Arts reserves the right to modify the class schedule during the season.

–When a private lesson instructor is sick, a qualified substitute will be provided. Private lessons with a substitute cannot be cancelled for credit.

makeup policy

–Makeups are permitted when a student misses a class in which he/she is enrolled.

–Makeups expire one month after missed class.

–Students must be enrolled in at least one class to use makeups.

–Class makeups may not be used toward private lessons.

dress code

–We are a conservative studio. No bare midriffs.

–Acting, Vocal and Musical Theatre class: Students should wear comfortable dance/workout wear that allows for easy movement.

–Ballet ages 7+: Assigned Stagelight leotard according to level, pink tights, pink ballet shoes. A color-specific ballet skirt is optional. Hair in secure bun.

–All other Dance classes: dance/workout wear (no denim) and proper shoes (jazz or tap shoes).

–Hair securely out of face for all movement classes.

–Students are not permitted to take class out of dress code.

behavior expectations

–Respect yourself, your classmates, teachers, parents, guests, and staff.

–Avoid gossip.

–All social media posts involving Stagelight Performing Arts must be positive in nature. Negative or inappropriate posts will be reported.

use of facilities

–Studios:
Use of the studios are for class and performance purposes only. Children are not permitted to be in the studios without the chaperonage of Stagelight Performing Arts faculty. Parents, guardians, and guests should only enter the studios when invited by a faculty member. Please note that it may be requested you remove your shoes before entering studios.

–Class Observations:
Classes can be observed from the hallways through the windows that look into each studio. Do not ever interrupt a class in session. Request permission from the instructor to enter the studio before or after class. It is generally preferred that all meetings with instructors occur in the office or reception area.

–Homework Room and common areas:
The Homework Room is provided for students who may have down time between classes. The area is to be used for homework and studying only and is a quiet zone. The reception area and hallways should remain quiet while classes are in session.

–Rentals:
The studios are available for rent. Please inquire with Stagelight Performing Arts faculty for details and scheduling.

showcase participation

Students will periodically be encouraged to participate in Stagelight Performing Arts’ showcases and performances as they arise. Upon accepting a “role” in a showcase or performance, it is expected that the student and his or her parents commit to the provided rehearsal schedule, costume agreement, and payment plan.

If your child chooses not to participate in a showcase, he or she will never be asked to “stand to the side” in one of our classes at Stagelight Performing Arts. Although we hope you and your child see the value of participating in our showcases, performances are never mandatory. We are experts at creating an engaging atmosphere in the classroom for ALL students, whether or not they are participating in the final showcase.

We look forward to producing great work with our students! This can only be done when all involved uphold their commitments and accept our policies.

More information will be distributed as each concert or performance is scheduled.

supervision policy

–Arrival and Departure:

We encourage students to arrive 15 minutes before class starts. For their safety, children under age 10 should be picked up immediately after class. Students ages 10 and older must be picked up no more than 15 minutes after their class is completed.

Classes for 4-6 year olds will be released at the classroom door at the conclusion of class.

–Supervision:

Stagelight Performing Arts faculty supervises all classes. There is no supervision offered in the Homework Room or common areas. Parents and guardians must supervise their children when they are not in class.

Stagelight Performing Arts does not assume responsibility for students who exit the premises without parental supervision. We encourage parents to be vigilant and know when their children are done with class. Children will not be permitted to loiter in the hallways, homework area, or reception area.