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Register for Fall classes every Wednesday and Thursday, August 15th – 30th from 4:00-8:00pm.
Registration Information & Details
Celebrating TWO decades of Dancing in DSM!
Sign Ups for the fall season of dance are being held every WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, AUG. 15th – 30th from 4:00 – 8:00pm.
The annual Fall Kickoff and Open House event will be Wednesday, Aug. 29th from 4-8pm. Door prizes, discounts, dancewear, shoes and tights! Everything your dancer needs for dance class, all in ONE stop, at the D-SHOP!
The upcoming Fall 2018-2019 DANCE SEASON will begin Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Are you ready?!
Call today to get signed up! 287-5554. OR Stop by and see us at:
333 SW 9th Street, Suite H
Des Moines, IA
“A hidden gem is hard to find. Come find us!”
Responsibilities of the parent/guardian
It is essential that communication lines be open and available at all times. Parents are expected to thoroughly read the policies as stated and agree to all terms upon enrollment.
Registration and Enrollment
We are a bit old fashioned and prefer to meet in person when registering for the fall season of dance. We will be getting to know your child and working closely with them over the next 9mos, therefore, it is important we know the parent(s) by name and face. Registration is done in person and is held in August. You will be expected to pay the registration fee and the first month’s (September) tuition upon registering for classes. The registration fee secures your child a spot in his/her selected classes and is non-refundable.
Registration Fee: $45 (new students) $35 (returning students)
Monthly Tuition Payments
We highly encourage monthly tuition payments by automatic payments on a credit card. An automatic payment credit card authorization form must be completed and turned in at the time of registration, even if you plan to pay with cash or check. Automatic payment forms are only good for the current dance year and new forms must be filled out every year to continue. Monthly tuition payments run September 1st through June 1st.
You may choose to pay your tuition monthly, or in full for the entire year. You will receive a 5% discount, before taxes if you choose to pay the annual tuition on or before the first evening of classes for the fall season.
Tuition is due on the 1st of each month and can be made by cash, check or credit card. All payments not received by the 1st will be charged to the credit card on file. There is a payment drop box conveniently located on the wall in front of the D-Shop, if no one is available to take your payment.
Classes, Costumes and Recital Fee
Classes – Monthly tuition for classes is figured based on the number of hours spent in class weekly. This has been adjusted to provide a discounted rate as more time in class is added to the student’s week. For families with multiple children, simply add all of the time in class together to determine the monthly tuition. For example, if Susie is taking a 60 min. class, her tuition will be $63. If her sister Julie then enrolls in an hour class as well, the tuition for the two of them is not $126 but instead, $107. So as you will see, the more time spent weekly in class, the better the deal on tuition. The only exception is with male students. Male students are welcome to enroll and receive a discount of 50% off of their total monthly tuition. No other discounts apply.
Recital Fee – There is a fee of $65 for 1 dancer, $120 for 2 siblings or $165 per family due on or before MARCH 1st, 2019. The recital fee is non-refundable and helps cover the cost of our spring production.
Costumes – Costumes will be purchased for the annual recital held in June. A $50 deposit per costume is required. The average cost of one costume is approx. $65-75 depending on the size. Invoices are issued in February for the remaining balance due. We will be measuring the students in October and ordering begins immediately in November. We have two deposit due dates, Oct. 1st and Nov.1st. See the enrollment information for more details.
As with monthly tuition, the costume deposits and recital fees are due on the 1st of the month that is designated. If payment is not received they will be charged to the credit card on file. Costumes cannot be ordered until the deposits have been paid. Companies selling ready made costumes require the payment to be made in full upon ordering and production time and shipping can often take as long as 16-20 weeks. When you pay a costume deposit you are confirming with us that your child will be performing in the recital. Costume deposits are non-refundable and help ensure that the studio is not stuck with unpaid costumes in May.
Tuition is non -refundable and non -transferable. No refunds will be given for recital fees, registration fees, tuition or costumes. Dropping is strongly discouraged. If you need to drop a class for any reason, you must fill out drop form. You are not considered dropped until the form has been received and approved by office management. All Fees will continue until that time and will need to be paid in full.
Private lessons are a great way for students to get that one on one attention and instruction, many young learners need to excel. In a group class, teachers have to focus on more than one student at a time, whereas private lessons focus on the individual’s specific training needs. Results will be met at a much faster rate due to the one on one attention. Students wishing to excel at a faster pace should consider scheduling a few private lessons throughout the season. If a student should have to miss classes due to illness or other uncontrollable circumstance, private lessons can also be arranged to keep them up to date with their class. Fees and scheduling information is available from Donna in the D-Shop.
Periodically newsletters and information regarding upcoming performance opportunities and/or things happening in classes will be sent home with the students in classes. We also do our best to send emails, texts and post on the studio facebook page to pass on updates, reminders and other studio info, activities and/or events.
Please keep the D-Shop up to date with your current contact information. Should an emergency arise or reason for celebration or concern come about, we want everyone to feel comfortable making contact and keeping communication open. Your child’s education and success while attending Dance FX is very important to us.
Tuition is determined by the amount of time a student spends in classes weekly at Dance FX.
Tuition is paid on the first of every month. Our request for payment is through monthly automatic withdrawl or by credit card charged monthly.
Cash and checks will only be accepted on or before the 1st day of every month, October – June.
Annual pay receives a 5% discount and must be paid in full by the start of classes on Sept. 10th.
Ask about our tuition incentives for male students and family discounts.
Based on the total number of costumes your dancer will need for the annual recital. First deposit is due on Oct.1st and the second is due Nov.1st. Remaining costume balances due will be invoiced and delivered in February.