TUITION, FEES & ATTENDANCE
- $60 per month for 75-minute classes
- $50 per month for 55-minute classes
- $40 per month for 40-minute classes and Group Voice Lessons
- $20 per month for pre-pointe (must be taken with Ballet 12+)
- Any enrolled student may take additional classes for just $30 each
- Private lessons are available for $40 per hour and can be taken in any 15-minute increment.
September and May tuition is due at registration. October – April tuition is due by the 1st of each month. Monthly tuition is calculated based on the entire semester and does not change depending on how many lessons are in each month. New students joining after the first class will have their class charges pro-rated from the time they join.
We now accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover, JCB and Diners Club) and encourage you to keep one on file with us. If you do, you will automatically be charged tuition on the first of each month. If you decide to pay by check, please make it out to Sacred Ground Dance. If you pay by cash, please have your money in a labeled envelope (Family name, amount, and what it is for). Both checks and cash can be deposited in the drop box located inside by the studio office and are due no later than the first of each month.
If at any time you would like a printed statement of your account you may request one. Any account unpaid after the fifteenth of the month will have late charges assessed for 10% of the total monthly tuition. We understand that anyone may make a late payment from time to time, but please be respectful of our late fee policy and when applicable, graciously include your late fee in your next payment. If you make your payments by mail, be certain to allow adequate time for mail delivery. Returned check fee is $25.00. No credit is given for student absences or inclement weather cancellation makeup classes.
ATTENDANCE & MAKEUPS
Students learn new technique every week, so please make every effort to be at each class and arrive on time! However, we understand that absences do occur and every student is entitled to 2 make up classes per school year. Please make up any missed class within one month of your absence if possible. In some cases, there may be no appropriate age/level class for the student to make up in. To accommodate this, we will hold 2 make-up days on Saturdays (one in the fall, one in the spring) outside of our usual class day for those particular classes. No monetary credit will be given for missed classes. Please call or email ahead to let us know you will be attending a make up class.
Holiday performance costumes will be simple and utilize SGD’s Christmas Costume Closet (red tutu’s, elf hats, etc.). You may be asked to purchase something simple, like a red turtleneck or a black leotard to accompany the accessories we will provide.
For the Spring Performance, each child will receive a beautiful costume for each class they are enrolled in. Although costumes can get pricey, SGD tries it’s hardest to choose costumes that are more budget friendly. Your child’s teacher will let you know what the costume and the cost are. Payment is due by February 1st – if you have a credit card on file, we will add the costume cost to your February tuition.
We currently do not have a registration or recital fee. However, we will be collecting donations at our Spring Performance to help offset the cost of renting the facility. Additionally, we would love for you to bring a treat to share at our Holiday and Spring performances.
There is a two month minimum for all group lessons. 30 days notice from the first of the month is required to discontinue any classes. To withdraw from classes a parent or guardian must inform school administration/office in person and complete and sign a withdrawal form provided by the office. No other form will be accepted (i.e., E-mail, or over the phone). No refunds will be given for costume fees after February 1st. *Simply not showing up to class does not cancel your child’s registration.
INCLEMENT WEATHER / INSTRUCTOR CANCELLATIONS
The studio will use it’s best judgement to cancel class if there is inclement weather (tornado sirens, bad snow/ice conditions, etc). Although we often use LISD as a guide, there are times that LISD closes due to weather issues in the morning that have resolved by afternoon. If a class is cancelled, we will attempt to contact everyone to let them know of the closing and offer a Saturday make-up class.
If an instructor is ill, we will try to find a substitute. If no substitute is available, we will attempt to contact everyone to let them know of the class cancellation and offer a make-up class or if no make-up can be scheduled, we will give a credit for the missed class towards the next month’s tuition.
Dance class is educational and fun, however, an important part of class work is developing an attitude of discipline and respect for teachers and fellow students. We trust that following our classroom etiquette will provide an environment whereby classes at Sacred Ground Dance will be a pleasure for all concerned.
All students are encouraged not to leave the room once class has begun. Please allow for appropriate restroom use prior to class. Very young children will be treated sensitively as the need arises. Preschool children may need a parent’s attention from time to time for various reasons including bathroom or behavior issues. Please do not leave the waiting area when very young children are in class without informing the teacher or having another parent responsible during your absence. We make every effort to have all children feel safe and cared for in a loving and inspiring learning environment.
School age children and teens: please practice respect. Students are not to be socializing in a disruptive manner during the class with other students. Please come early or stay late to enjoy friends in the waiting area. Please honor your teacher and fellow students by giving full attention and co-operation. You will be advised if we feel any student is not well adjusted to the classroom environment for any reason over time.
Mommy & Me: We are not strict about attire, just make sure you and your child are in form fitting clothing that is not distracting. If you’d like, you may purchase ballet shoes for your child or they can do class barefoot.
Ballet/Tap Combos: Form fitting dance clothing that is not distracting. For shoes, we ask that all students wear pink leather ballet shoes (ex. Capezio’s “Split-Sole Daisy”) and black strap tap shoes (ex. Capezio’s “Mary Jane” tap shoe or Bloch’s “Annie Tyette” snap-closure tap shoe). All students should have their hair pulled back and off the neck. Please provide a dance bag for your child to bring into class with his/her tap shoes, etc.
Ballet/Tap/Styles Combos: Form fitting dance clothing that is not distracting. For shoes, we ask that all students wear pink leather ballet shoes (ex. Capezio’s “Split-Sole Daisy”), black strap tap shoes (ex. Capezio’s “Mary Jane” tap shoe or Bloch’s “Annie Tyette” snap-closure tap shoe) and tan slip-on jazz shoes (no laces). All students should have their hair pulled back and off the neck. Please provide a dance bag for your child to bring into class with his/her tap shoes, etc.
Ballet: Leotard, dance tights or leggings, pink leather ballet shoes (split-sole preferred) and may wear arm-up clothes as necessary. All students should have their hair pulled back and off the neck.
Pre-Pointe: Leotard, dance tights or leggings, pink leather ballet shoes (split-sole preferred) and may wear arm-up clothes as necessary. All students should have their hair pulled back and off the neck. As students advance, they may be instructed to purchase pointe shoes. Never buy pointe shoes without speaking to your teacher first!
Adult Tap: Form-fitting dance or exercise clothes and tap shoes (character or flat). All students should have their hair pulled back and off the neck.
Styles: Leotard, dance tights or leggings, tan split-sole jazz shoes and may wear arm-up clothes as necessary. All students should have their hair pulled back and off the neck.
Musical Theater: Form-fitting dance or exercise clothes and character shoes. All students should have their hair pulled back and off the neck.
Hip Hop: Form-fitting dance or exercise clothes and jazz sneakers or other shoes that are for indoor use only. All students should have their hair pulled back and off the neck.
Group Voice/Choir: Clothing that is comfortable and provide room to breath deeply.
*Please no mid-drifts or revealing clothing.
*No street shoes are allowed in the studio and dance shoes should not be worn outside – grit/dirt from outdoors and rosin can damage our dance flooring.
Our new location has viewing windows in each studio so feel free to watch class or take advantage of our great location by a trip to Lifetime, the Flower Mound Library, or Kroger. Classes run back to back, so please be prompt to pick up your child as teachers are unable to tend children after class has let out. Sacred Ground Dance is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time periods before or after their classes. Please be aware that we always allow parent to stay at the studio during class, but younger siblings and loud conversations in the waiting area are not only a disruption to the dancers and teachers but also the parents who are trying to watch their children. If you have a question or concern feel free to email or call us and we’ll be happy to talk outside of class time.
INJURIES/ILLNESS IN CLASS
All students are required to sign a liability waiver before their first class. During class if a student complains of being ill or sustains an injury and cannot participate, we will try to notify the parents as soon as possible if not on the premises.
We have 2 performances each school year – an informal Holiday show and a traditional Spring Performance/Recital. The performances are optional, but we highly encourage everyone to participate in them as they both are a valuable part of their dance education and experience. More details will be available as the dates approach.