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Registration Information & Details
Celebrating TWO decades of Dancing in DSM!
To enroll a child in classes, parents will create an account in the parent portal and upon logging in, you discover the ease of selecting classes, getting your schedule and making payments. All monthly tuition and other such fees will be paid through the parent portal. We are currently transitioning to this online software and will be posting the link to the parent portal, here on this site very soon.
The upcoming Fall
2020-21 DANCE SEASON will begin Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.
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
Upon creating an account in the parent portal, you will select the classes in which you wish to enroll your child in. 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: $55+tax
Monthly Tuition Payments
We accept three forms of payment, cash, check or debit/credit card. All payments made with a debit or credit card will incur a 3% processing fee. Monthly tuition is charged on the 1st of every month from Oct. – June. September tuition is paid in August at the time of enrollment. Tuition not paid by the 1st day of each month will be Be considered late and will incur a late fee of $15.00 for the first day late and $10.00 per day until the balance is paid in full.
Payments made by cash or check may be dropped in the mailbox located in the main lobby.
**Tuition Payments, Penalties & Late Fees
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.
**Tuition payments run September 1st through June 1st. Tuition is due by the 1st of each month and can be made by cash, check or credit card. All payments made by cash or check MUST be received prior to the 1st. For your convenience we require all student accounts to keep a current debit or credit card on file. That helps prevent late fees being added to your account in the event you are unable to pay in person prior to the 1st day of the month. All monthly payments not received prior to the 1st will be charged to the credit card on file.
There is a payment drop box conveniently located on the wall in the lobby if no one is available at the front desk. This box is checked nightly. So as long as your payment is in the box by the end of the night on the 30th or 31st, your payment will be on time, or otherwise charged to your card on file.
Declined Transactions, ISF, Late Fees – In the event your check does not clear or we experience a declined transaction there will be a $26.75 service fee added to your account. You will then have 5 days to contact us and make arrangements for the balance to be paid. If we do not hear from you within those 5 days, a late fee of $10.70 will also be added to your account.
All past due balances/fees over 5 days behind will incur a late fee of $10.70 and the student will not be able to return to class until the balance has been paid in full.
2nd child – $5 off monthly tuition, 3rd child – $10 off, 4th child – Free
Costumes and Recital Fee –
Costumes – Your child generally will have a separate costume for each dance. The deposit is $50 deposit per costume and deposits must be paid in order for your child’s costumes to be ordered. We have two deposit due dates, Oct. 1st and Nov. 1st.
The average cost of one costume is approx. $65-75 depending on the size. Measurements are taken in classes in October and the ordering begins in November. If you prefer to measure your son or daughter or be present when the measurements are taken, please speak with your child’s teacher in advance. Once ordering is complete, invoices are issued in February for the remaining balance due, minus your paid deposit. All alterations and exchange fees, should a costume not fit, are the responsibility of the parent, unless otherwise noted.
No costumes will be sent home with students until paid for in full.
*Recital Fee – $68 first child, $62 second child, or $175 for families with 3 or more children. The recital fee is non-refundable and helps cover the cost of our spring production. The recital fee includes 3 complimentary tickets for one dancer, 5 for two siblings and 6 for families with 3 or more children. The Recital Fee is Due March 1st.
As with monthly tuition, the costume deposits and recital fees are due on the 1st of the month that is designated. All fees not paid prior to the 1st will be charged to the card on file. 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.
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. If a drop form is needed, please see the teacher for the class in which it is needed for. A student is not considered dropped until the form has been signed by the teacher and presented to office management. All Fees will continue until that time and will need to be paid in full.
Extended Illness or Injury – Although we hope to never have to deal with these situations, they do sometimes occur. Each situation will be handled based on the individual and predicted recovery time. Unfortunately, costumes cannot be refunded, nor will tuition paid prior to the occurence. But we will work with you on tuition and other such fees if necessary. If this were to ever occur, we expect you to contact the office or director immediately to set up a time to meet and discuss options.
Please keep the front desk 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 paid by cash or check must be received prior to the 1st day of every month. If payment is not received prior to the 1st, it is charged to the credit or debit card on file.
Based on the total number of costumes your dancer will need for the annual recital. First deposit is due Oct.1st and the second is due Nov.1st. Remaining costume balances due will be invoiced and delivered in February. Balance is due upon receipt.
Please remember, if paying with cash or check, payment MUST be recieved prior to the due date to prevent your card on file from being charged.