Your child is very important to us, and we want to continue our legacy of providing safety and excellence in performing arts education. Therefore, class size is limited, and upon your child's registration and tuition payment, "her" or "his" spot is reserved and tuition is not refunded for missing a class. We do offer make-up classes if available for your child's level / age. Please ask for proper placement in make-up classes. If you choose to un-enroll, please let us know as soon as possible to avoid further charges.
We are a 10 month program, September through our mid-June performance, based on an average of 38 weeks per year. While we are a 10 month program, we bill monthly. If there are five classes per month we do not charge extra, and if there are less we do not give credit. We do not charge for show week rehearsals or any extra rehearsals that a specific class may need to be prepared. We do, however, charge for private lessons.
Tuition is due the 1st of each month with methods accepted being cash, check or credit/debit card. Payments are accepted at the studio front desk (ONLY CASH AND CHECK ACCEPTED AT FRONT DESK), over the phone or through your portal. Two payment methods MUST be stored on file through your parent portal (Jackrabbit). Methods accepted are bank drafts, debit and credit cards. If no payment is made by the 5th of each month, your tuition fee will be charged to your primary method on file. If this card is denied, your secondary payment method will be drafted.
If both payment methods are denied, a $25 late fee will be assessed. You will receive an auto-draft reminder when tuition is posted (roughly 10 days before the 1st of each month). Returned checks will be a $25 fee with additional late fees applying. We reserve the right to send unpaid accounts to collections or to seek legal remedy.
Tuition Autodraft Schedule
*September tuition is due at the time of registration*
June 5 (Half month prorated)
Refunds are only given for serious illness or injury or job relocation. Refunds will only be issued at the beginning of each month (no mid-month proration) and written notification to email@example.com must be made two weeks in advance of refund request. If we do hear from you within that time, a refund may not be given as your child has held that spot.
We will hold your child’s spot for two weeks with an outstanding balance. After that time, we will make our best effort to contact you. If we do not hear from you, your child will be un-enrolled. We cannot guarantee her/his spot in the same class if you you wish to return, so remember to keep in touch. We will help in any way possible to keep your child learning and moving!
Instead of an annual registration fee, we now have a membership fee that includes perks for your family. Membership fees are a one-time, annual fee collected at Fall registration. Membership fees for active military are waived.
*Includes one FREE t-shirt per student (select t-shirt info here).
*One FREE physical therapy screen with Zach, Doctor of Physical Therapy and owner of Performance Principles, per student. Appointment must be made with Zach (cards available at front desk of LFSD).
*One month FREE Ludington Athletic Club Family membership
(only one month per family; must be used in current year with active student(s)).
Dance & Gymnastics Families
$25 1st student; $25 2nd student. Membership fee will not exceed $50.
*Dance & Gymnastics membership fees are separate fees.
We appreciate our families and offer a discount for multiple classes for one child and multiple students from one family.
5% discount for 2-3 classes
10% discount for 4 classes
15% for 5 or more classes
*Team classes & Pointe classes do not qualify for discounts*
We also offer significant discounts to Ludington Athletic Club memberships and all fitness classes. Please inquire at the front desk for current promotions.
Discounts are not applied if accounts are overdue.
Refer a new dance or gymnastics family to us and receive $25 tuition or merchandise credit on your account. Credit will be applied after new family pays membership fee & first month's tuition.
COSTUME DEPOSITS & PERFORMANCE FEES
A costume deposit is a $60 payment toward your spring performance costume. We aim to budget our costumes between $60-$75 which includes all pieces necessary except shoes for their spectacular spring performance. Your family account will be charged the remainder of the cost in the spring session if there is one. All final tuition and costumes payments must be made 2 weeks prior to show.
Costume Deposit Auto-Draft Schedule
April 15 (Any remaining costume deposits)
May 15 (All performance fees)
On the dates listed above, we will begin auto-drafting your portal for one costume deposit of $60 per month until all deposits have been paid in full. We begin collecting costume payments in November to ensure that we can order costumes in time to prepare them for the Spring show. The number of costume deposits will vary depending on the class(es) your dancer is enrolled. Typically, combo classes will have two deposits as they perform two separate performance pieces. Most other classes will only have one deposit. Please refer to your email and portal for this information as it becomes available.
A $10-25 performance fee is charged for families based on the number of performance pieces. There is much time and supplies needed to order and professionally organize and distribute each dancer's special costume beyond the "costume cost" charged. We also have an on-site seamstress for all performances. This fee covers these costs.
ENROLLMENT OPEN ALL YEAR
If your child begins class mid month, we will prorate. However, it is most important your child has a positive and fun learning experience and this means begining at an appropriate level for safety and proper skill development. If our class is full or there is not a class mid year for her / him that is appropriate, we will be honest, put you on a waiting list or offer another option if available. We want your child to feel successful and have a fun experience too.
100% Money Back Guarantee
If you are not entirely happy with our programs we will happily refund 100% of your unused tuition or apply it toward another program within 30 days. Let's try to figure out how we can make your child's experience better and make the changes necessary to do so. If you still desire a refund after your first 30 days, you certainly will be refunded the unused portion of tuition.