TUITION & PAYMENT POLICY
ISPA does not charge a registration fee or enrollment fee.
Monthly Tuition (class time only):
$53 per month for 1 hour of class per week
$68 per month for 1.5 hours of class per week
$83 per month for 2 hours of class per week
$98 per month for 2.5 hours of class per week
$108 per month for 3 hours of class per week
$118 per month for 3.5 hours of class per week
$143 per month for 4-6 hours of class per week
$153 per month for 7 to unlimited hours of class per week
Most of our classes are one hour each per week. We offer a discount for one dancer taking multiple classes and a 10% discount for a sibling living in the same household.
This studio’s dance season is January through November: 2 semesters - Jan - May with June off for Summer Break and July - November with December off for Winter Break.
Our dance season is divided into 10 equal monthly payments (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct & Nov) due on the 1st of each month. Tuition has been adjusted for holiday closings (see studio calendar); some months have 3 weeks, some have 5 weeks, but mostly the months have 4 weeks.
ISPA offers convenient cost bundling of your annual tuition and an ALL-INCLUSIVE recital package. The total cost of these two items are divided by the 10-month dance season, if your dancer started classes in Jan, to provide you with an easy 10-month payment plan. The exception to this plan depends upon when your dancer is enrolled within our dance season (start in Jan = 10-month payment plan; start in Feb = 9-month payment plan, July = 5-month payment plan and so forth).
POLICY CHANGE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: ALL ISPA ACCOUNTS are placed on Auto Pay. A VALID credit card is to be kept on your account to process the monthly invoices (monthly dance class tuition and/or recital package). You will receive a monthly statement of your account.
If the 1st falls on a weekend or a holiday, your payment will be processed on the following business day. There will not be any payments required for the months of June or December except for Island Dance Company team members.
The MONTHLY TUITION/RECITAL CHARGE will be invoiced automatically and paid using the credit card on file on the 1st of each month except for June and December. Again, if the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, the account will be invoiced and paid on the following business day.
Should your credit card decline for ANY REASON, you will have 5 days FROM THE DATE YOUR CREDIT CARD WAS ATTEMPTED TO MAKE YOUR PAYMENT, to update the credit card with a VALID CREDIT CARD, which can be updated on your ISPA Parent Portal.
Should your account continue to be flagged for non-payment by the 15th of the month, your account will be placed on delinquent status & will be charged a $25 late fee. If the account is still not paid by the 25th of the month, your dancer will not be allowed in dance class until payment has been rendered.
PLEASE NOTE: Just because your dancer is not attending class weekly does not mean you do not have to pay. Your dancer's placement in class is HERS/HIS. We understand emergencies, illnesses, accidents, vacations, etc are a part of life. Please notify the studio ASAP (Absence Notice on Parent Portal) but know that your account will not reflect any refunds for those absences. (See Class Makeup Policy) in the ISPA handbook.
Should your dancer desires to not continue with their dance training, your family is moving, etc., your account will be continued to be charged monthly until you OFFICIALLY WITHDRAW from class. THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE THE NEXT MONTHLY PAYMENT IS DUE (1st of the month). To officially withdraw a dancer from class, go to your ISPA parent portal or our ISPA website: islandperformingarts.com – Contact Us tab. See WITHDRAWAL POLICY. You will continue to be responsible for all charges until an official withdrawal notice has been submitted.
If another payment method is preferred such as CASH, these monthly payments must be paid BEFORE the 1st of the month or the card on file will be charged. All accounts will receive a receipt by email.
During the time of costume distribution, recital pictures (costume required), souvenir distribution and ticket sales/distribution, if your account is not up to date, you will not receive any of the aforementioned items nor a refund of any of the items. If you still fail to bring your account balance up to date by the time of his/her performance, your dancer will not be able to perform in the recital. No refund on recital packages.
Continual nonpayment will result in your information being forwarded to a collection agency and/or legal proceedings.
Tuition is non-refundable and is paid to save your dancer’s place in class.
Tuition is not pro-rated for absences or studio closures. Make up classes will be made available for studio closures due to emergencies or inclement weather IF studio day/time, instructor day/time allow. Please know that make up classes are not guaranteed.
Items not included in your tuition fee or recital package are as follows: dance wear, dance shoes, tights, class accessories, dance bag, recital yearbook ads or recital picture packages.
We accept Cash, debit card, VISA & Mastercard.
We DO NOT accept checks.