No Hidden Fees
Fees and Payment Options:
There are No Hidden Costs at Center Stage. We want you to have the ability to calculate everything you will be responsible for the year so there won't be any surprises. Note: this does not include optional events such as competition, special performances in Disney or similar, or private lessons.
There are five primary sources of financial obligations to consider when enrolling at Center Stage:
B. Registration Fee
C. Recital Fees
D. Nutcracker Fees
E. Dance Uniforms and Shoes
A. Tuition Fee:
Tuition is due on the first of each month.
Tuition Payment Options: There are two payment options for tuition:
Option 1: Pre-pay Annual Tuition:
September payment will be charged to your card on file when classes begin on September 7th. Remaining payment for year is due by October 1st and you receive a 10% discount for the full year! Please make your selection on your Student's information page no later than Sept. 20th, your annual tuition amount less the discount will be e-mailed back to you. This option can be paid by cash/check/debit card (by 9/28) or credit card on file will be processed Oct. 1.
Option 2: Monthly Tuition Payments:
Tuition is automatically deducted from your credit or debit card on file. The first payment is due when classes begin on September 7th and all other payments will be automatically processed on the 1st of each month from October thru June. You must maintain an active debit or credit card on file.
B. Registration Fee:
There is a $25.00 annual registration fee per family due at registration. Your registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not processed.
C. Recital Fees: Costume Agreement and Payment Options:
In addition to monthly tuition, each family will be assessed a Recital Fee which includes the price of costumes for each dance your child will perform in during the June recital, new tights, a T-Shirt to be worn in the finale, a video download of the recital, and new female students will also need a hairpiece. A breakdown of your individual child’s/children’s bill will be given to you at end of October once your class selections have been finalized. These fees are non-negotiable.
In November we will begin ordering costumes for each class/discipline your child is enrolled in. The price per costume is $75 for dancers in a combo class and $80 for older students. Tights are $12 per pair ($20 for bodysuits worn by the Ecel team) and the finale t-shirt is $12. New female students will also need a hairpiece to be worn with their bun during the show at the price of $12. This is a one time purchase and is worn for future years. The Recital Fee also includes a $25 video download fee per family of our Recital.
Each family is required to reserve and then purchase online a minimum of two tickets to the June recital at a cost of $20 each. The sale of these tickets covers the rental fee for the auditorium and other costs associated with producing our great end of the year performance and this number of tickets is non-negotiable. Up to four tickets may be guaranteed as reserved in your name by changing the ticket # selection on your child's information page. A link and further information will be sent in the Spring regarding how/where to purchase your recital tickets. We will no longer be including the cost of tickets in the Recital Fees, all tickets will be purchased online.
Recital Fee Payment Options:
Please choose one of the following Recital Fee payment options on your student's information page by November 4th and your online account will be updated with charges accordingly.
Option 1: One time payment - 100% of the recital bill to be paid by November 15th at a discount of 5%. Cash/check/debit card by 11/13 or credit cards on file will be processed on 11/15. Families who choose this option are also entered into a separate drawing to have 2 of their purchased recital tickets upgraded to Reserved Front Row Seating!
Option 2: Three Payments - Your bill will be broken down into 3 payments as follows:
Only debit or credit cards accepted, payments will be automatically processed with your card on file on dates below. Families who choose this option are also entered into a separate drawing to have 2 of their purchased recital tickets upgraded to Reserved Front Row Seating!
50% due on November 15th, 2019
25% due on December 15th, 2019
25% due on January 15th, 2020
Option 3: Five Payments: Your bill will be broken down into 5 equal installments and will be due on the 15th of each month from November - March. Only debit or credit cards are accepted. This will be automatically processed with your card on file.
As always, no costumes or other recital purchases will be given until 100% of all balances are up to date. NO exceptions will be made.
D. Nutcracker Fees:
The studio performs the Nutcracker every other year and 2019 is not a Nutcracker year. This fun community building holiday performance involves every student. Unlike the June performance, the dancers will rent the costumes they will wear in this show. This helps to keep the costs down for our families and makes things easier to organize. The rental fee covers the cost of dry cleaning each costume which we must do per the board of health each time it is worn. The rental fee is $20 for each costume your child will be wearing. This $20 fee will automatically be processed and added to your account once costumes/dances have been determined for each class and are due December 1st. There is not a rental fee for our 3/4 and 4/5 year old combo classes who wear their own holiday attire. Costumes will be given out in December.
E. Dance Uniforms/Shoes:
Please see the Dress Code section on our website for specific guidelines about class attire expectations and purchase all of your dancewear through GAFS (Girls Apparel for Sports) in Quincy.
Our tuition is billed monthly September through May. Monthly tuition is calculated based on age group and the length of each weekly session.
3/4 year old Ballet/Tap Combo ~ 1 hour ~ $55
5/6 & 7/8 year old Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo ~ 1 1/2 hour ~ $80
Petite Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo ~ 2 hours ~ $125
Tumbling ~ 45 minutes ~ $45
Acro, 8-12 year old ~ 1 hour ~ $55
Acro, 11 years plus ~ 1 hour ~ $65
Broadway Jazz ~ 1 hour ~ $55
Hip Hop ~ 45 minutes ~ $45
Hip Hop ~ 1 hour ~ $65
Contemporary ~ 1 hour ~ $65
Excel Green ~ 1 hour ~ $65
Excel Purple ~ 1 1/2 hour ~ $85
Excel Tap/Jazz Combo ~ 1 1/2-3/4 hour ~ $85
Ballet ~ 1 hour ~ $65
Ballet ~ 1 1/4 hour ~ $75
Ballet ~ 1 1/2 - 3/4 ~ $85
Ballet Boost ~ 1 hour ~ $35 (taken in addition to Ballet class)
Students enrolled in Ballet, Tap and Jazz receive 10% discount on their next class and 20% discount on next class(es), Ballet Boost and Excel are excluded from these discounts.
Maximum monthly tuition is capped at $350 per student.
Second child receives $15 discount per month.
Third child receives 50% discount per month.