Dance tuition is based on a yearly fee which we total then divide into 9 equal payments. These payments are due the first week of each month from September to April. May tuition is due in September along with September tuition. Students are guaranteed 3-5 lessons or performances per month as not all months have the same number of classes. Late fees may be applied to accounts which are more than one-month delinquent. Payments can be mailed to RMSA or given to Elizabeth at the studio but paying online is preferred.
A costume deposit of $30.00 per class registered is due the first week of November. This deposit is applied to the student’s spring recital costume and the student will get to keep the costume(s) purchased. The remaining costume balance is due in March and you will receive a statement with this amount. Each costume ranges in price from $65.00-$100.00. Please understand once a costume is ordered, students are required to purchase the costume regardless of circumstances and all costume payments are non-refundable. This includes a student who quits dance class, is taken out of class by the instructor or parent, or a student who is ill. Both tuition and costume balance must be up to date before you will receive the costume(s). New students may be asked to pay for costumes in full before costume orders are placed.
A list of appropriate dance attire for each class is found here. Please read to find out what your child will need for their classes.
**All dance clothes and shoes in all sizes can be purchased at the dance store in the RMSA building. We try to keep our prices competitive with Wal-Mart and appreciate the business.
All RMSA calendars can be found on our website and studio app. RMSA does not follow the public school schedule exactly. There may be dance when there is a school break or vice versa. All vacations for RMSA are also listed on calendars. We ask that everyone downloads and uses the studio app as it is a the best and easiest way to stay up to date as we can send alerts and push notifications. For more information on our FREE studio app see this page. The app has become vital to have during busy dance seasons with added rehearsals and performances. Anyone that has an iphone, these calendars can be downloaded and subscribed to through our studio app (for help in how in weblink listed previously).
For those with google accounts; calendars can be added to your google account through our website but clicking the “+” on the bottom of each calendar you want to add.
Google accounts can be added to your phone by adding an account under your smart phone “Settings” > “Passwords & Accounts” (To sync google calendars with your iPhone calendar you may need to add it at https://calendar.google.com/calendar.syncselect)
If school is cancelled for a snow day, dance classes are not necessarily cancelled. Please call the studio in this situation and the answering machine will have all the information.
Watching Dance Classes
We generally do not allow parents/family to watch weekly dance lessons as students are easily distracted. Students need time to work without an audience or disruptions, and instructors need full attention of the students during class. We do have a Parent Observation Class in the spring that you will be made aware of where parents and family members can come sit in the class and see and hear what your child has been learning. During this special class the class will also practice their Spring dances for you and you can take as many pictures and videos as you wish.
We do ask that parents/guardians stay during class time for younger dancers as switching shoes quickly can be quite a task and teachers can not help with restroom breaks.
RMSA will only assume responsibility for students while they are IN class. Students are welcome to use the RMSA facility before their classes to change, work on homework, ect., but parents are responsible at this time. We ask that you tell your student if they are waiting for a ride that they should not wait outside but remain in the building until the ride arrives. Students are not allowed to bring friends or siblings to the studio unless they are supervised by an adult.
Anytime students/families are at the studio we ask that they please understand and follow these need to know items.
Questions or Problems
Many times problems or concerns arise from lack or communications or a simple misunderstanding. If you have any questions, problems, or concerns at any time just call or email Elizabeth. Please understand that discussing issues right before, during, or after dance class probably isn’t the best time as she teaches classes back to back.