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.
Payment is due the 1st of each month with methods accepted being cash, check or credit/debit card. Payments are accepted at the studio location, phone or through your portal. Two payment methods MUST be stored on file through your parent portal (Jackrabbit). Methods accepted are 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 processing fee will be charged in addition to a $20 late fee. You will receive an auto-draft reminder when tuition is posted (roughly 10 days before the 1st of each month).
UNPAID ACCOUNT BALANCES
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 military and law enforcement are waived.
*Includes one FREE t-shirt per student (sizes collected at registration; shirts distributed the first week of classes).
*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
(see the front desk to select dates).
*50% off ONE Kids event (i.e. Kids Night Out, Halloween Bash, Themed Camps). Valid from September 2017 thru May 2018.
Dance & Gymnastics Families
$25 1st student; $25 2nd student. Membership fee will not exceed $50.
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
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.
A $20 fee will be charged for late payment. No one likes these fees especially our business, however, it is the only way to make sure we can keep our doors open and the joy of teaching dance, acrobatics and gymnastics flourishing.
A $25 fee will be charged for any returned check. Additional late fees may apply.
Auto-draft Denial Fee
A $25 fee will be charged for any auto-draft payment that is denied. We require saving TWO payment methods in your portal so this fee is avoided. If your primary payment method is denied, your secondary payment method will be drafted.
We reserve the right to send unpaid accounts to collections or to seek legal remedy.
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.
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.
Costume Deposit Payment Schedule
Costume deposits due:
September 15 ($60)
October 15 ($60)
November 15 ($60)
December 15 (Any remaining)
*There is typically one costume per dance. You will be notified with how many deposits you are required to pay.*
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.