DUE AT TIME
1. Tuition Payment (Final/May, 1st Bi-Annual, or Annual Payment)
2. Registration Fee of $30 (Non-Refundable)
All students are registering for a full season in which at least 30 classes will be offered.
**Note: At the time of registration the account holder is paying for the FINAL month, like a deposit. September will still be due before the first class. You may pay it with registration or any time up until class time on their first day.**
Tuition Payment plans include:
Option A: Annual Payment Plan of 1 full year payment (No tuition late fees)
Option B: Bi-Annual Payment Plan of 2 installments (Reduces tuition late fee)
First payment due at the time of registration, second payment due on the first class of the new year. If payment is not received by January 14th by 7pm of the new year, account is automatically enrolled into monthly Payment Plan and charged a late fee.
Option C: Monthly Payment Plan of 9 monthly installments, regardless of holidays & number of weeks. (Each payment due on the first class held each month. If not paid by 7pm on the 14th each month, a late fee will be charged.) For 2020 only a half a month of September tuition will be charged since we are starting in the middle of the month.
We accept cash, check, or card. Cards subject to a 4% fee.
ASK ABOUT OUR ONLINE E-MAIL INVOICES: If you want to pay by card, we can set up online invoices to be sent to your e-mail at any time or set up recurring automated invoices for each time a payment is due. The convenience fee is the same as if you paid with the card present in the office. This will help reduce the risk of late fees without having to pay large lump sums.
Students with accounts that are 30 days
past due will not be allowed to participate in class until the account is paid
Refund Policy: Refunds require written request. All refunds will be subject to a 15% administration fee. No refunds or credits are granted for absences, including inclement weather, when we are open & providing services.
Tuition is due Annually, Bi-Annually, or
Late fees are $20 / NSF $20
Costume Fee Charged October 1
Recital Fees charged January 1st
We calculate tuition based on how much time a student is in class each week. The calculation is based on a Half hour of class time a week at $40 a month of tuition and increases by $5 every 15 minutes added. Below is a partial chart:
Half hour/week - $45/month
45 Minutes/Week - $50/month
Full hour/week - $55/month
1.5 Hour/Week - $65/month
2 Hours/week- $75/month
2.5 Hours/week - $85/month
3 Hours/week - $95/month
3.5 Hours/week - $105/month
Multiple Students on an account: Receive a $5 discount per additional students
DSUP Also provides private instruction:
$40/hour private one-on-one lessons with 1 instructor
$35/hour rehearsals with 1 instructor
Add $10/hour one-on-one lessons with 2nd instructor or assistant
Registering for the dance season includes attendance for 9 months of instruction and participation in the end of the year recital. The ?Billing Name? on the account will be responsible for all costume fees and recital fees charged in association with the recital show. If you wish to opt out of the recital show you must do it in WRITING by September 31st!! Students who drop after Oct 1st will still be responsible for costume deposit & balance. Recital Fees are non-refundable & those who drop after January 1 will still be responsible for recital fees.
Costumes include clothing, tights, and any accessories that may be needed for the recital show performance in May. We measure each student & begin the ordering process in October.
Costume balances will be due February 1st. Costume prices vary from year to year, so everyone should be prepared for a balance due. *We will keep costs down as much as possible.*
Recital fees are charged to every account based on how many students are enrolled under the account. They cover the cost of the venue rental, backdrops, stage lighting, equipment, personnel hired, student sitters, attendants AND ONE RECITAL T-SHIRT PER STUDENT. All accounts will be charged a Recital fee on January 1st & are considered late March 15th on which a $20 late fee will be incurred.
Recital Pictures & Yearbooks: Class & individual photos are taken in February or March with a photographer in-studio. Date/time TBA. Purchase of packages prints or digital CD's is optional. Class photos will be used in our yearbook and Individual/family/friend shots will be available for use for Ads at no extra charge. Yearbooks are paid for by sales of "ads" in the back of the book. Each student qualifies for ONE free book with $25 of ads sold/purchase. Ads may be purchased by parents, grandparents, other family members, friends, or businesses. Yearbook meetings will be held throughout the year and we NEED volunteers.
COVID-19 POLICIES & PRECAUTIONS
We plan to follow all mandates set forth by the Louisiana State Governor’s Office. We will update by e-mail and on Facebook as changes are made. As of the date of the production of this information that includes the following mandates and precautions.
-Masks are required for all staff and students age
8+ and recommended for all.
-Our lobby & office is closed except by appointment.
-Students must be dropped off and picked up using the drive-thru (see drive thru info on back).
-Students may not change in the studio. We also ask that when possible, students use the restroom at home before coming to class. The bathroom is a high touch area we’d like to avoid.
-Students must wash or sanitize their hands
entering and exiting using soap or sanitizer we provide unless they bring their
-Students must not wear class shoes outside the studio. They will leave those shoes in the lobby and put on their class shoes once they have entered the studio rooms. We highly recommend slip on shoes for entering and exiting.
-We are allowing 15-30 minute breaks between every class where the groups completely change in order to aid in drop off, pick up, and cleaning the floors and high-touch surfaces. If there is not a break between classes we are anticipating the classes to have the same students enrolled in those classes though new students might join the 2nd class. We may need to adjust these after enrollment begins.
-Students will be spaced 6’ or more apart using a grid on the floor. We will suspend prop sharing or partner work & hand holding generally used in classes until we are advised it is safe to do so.
While all of this may sound overwhelming, we promise to do our very best to provide a high quality of service and as much normalcy as possible. Our June and July classes were highly successful in providing the same quality of service as before while utilizing most of these precautions. I know for many of you the mask mandate is an issue, and we want you to know ask soon as that mandate is lifted it will become optional. Our staff will continue to wear masks as long as it is recommended in an effort to protect students, but we are very aware that activity in a mask can be difficult for some. We will allow for breaks as necessary and hope that you are all willing to work with us within the mandates and recommendations we are receiving.