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Fall classes are FILLING UP FAST (and most were waitlist only this year), so please do not wait to register for the upcoming season. In order to hold your spot the registration fee and August tuition are due at time of enrollment. Classes begin Thursday, August 18th!  

A $50 new student registration fee ($45 Returning Students), due at time of registration. 

The registration fee and first month's tuition are due at the time of registration

Monthly Class Tuition

# of Classes Weekly

*First Class:

45 minute - 1 hour class                        $75 month

75 minute combo class                         $120 month

90 minute combo class                         $130 month

*Includes recital digital download

Multiple classes are offered at a discounted rate.

Tuition rates are for the full season (Mid August - early June). Please do not register unless you plan to attend class regularly. Tuition will not be pro rated for any reason. Tuition payments are non-refundable for any reason (illness, weather, holidays, etc.). There will be NO PRICE REDUCTIONS FOR classes not attended by students.  Tuition will be the same whether your child's class meets 5 times in a long month or one to two times in a holiday or transitional month. 

We accept enrollment year round for our recreation classes but cannot guarantee recital participation for students enrolled after December . 



We offer a Sibling Discount of $10 per family off monthly tuition. 

A 5% discount is offered for families who pay yearly tuition in full.



Consistent attendance allows teachers to help progress your dancer in technique and allows us to best prepare our classes for performances. By registering at Backstage Dance Company, you are committing to our studio, the faculty and fellow students.


When you're here, you're family... #BDCfam


We take great pride in the positive & supportive learning environment that we have here at Backstage Dance Company. As member of our studio, dancers & parents should be positive representatives of the studio in our community. Negative comments/actions will be grounds for dismissal from our programs. Students and parents are expected to be respectful and courteous to each other and Backstage Dance Company staff.  If you have a concern with our program, dancers/parents, or faculty, please schedule an appointment with our director Talia Childers.


Tuition is automatically charged either to your credit or debit card on file and will incur a 3.5% processing fee OR can be deducted from your checking or savings account without the processing fee.  Tuition is billed on the 1st day of each month.

Please Note: ALL studio fees will be automatically billed on their respective due dates.  ALL students will be billed for recital fees unless written opt-out is received by the due date.

studio dress code

Studio Uniforms for 2022 - 2023 | Mandatory all Levels

Fall 2022 brings a new dress code to Backstage Dance Company. Compliance is mandatory in order to participate in class. All orders will be picked up at the studio after a pick-up confirmation email is sent.

Maintaining a dress code:

  • Promotes focus and a stronger work ethic in class.

  • Allows instructors to clearly see and adjust body placement, position, and alignment.


Students work harder and stay more focused when outfitted properly for class.  The studio is a special place with a special dress code.  All students are  to adhere to the BDC dress code for each class. Many thanks for your cooperation! 


For all your shoe and apparel needs we are happy to refer our students to our in house boutique, Bella Dance Couture. Our staff will professionally fit your child for both shoes and apparel.   Find something cheaper somewhere else.  We will price match!

Dress code requirements will be provided upon enrollment.

withdrawal policy

If you must withdraw from a class, tuition fees will continue to be debited from your account until the studio receives a written letter of withdrawal. There are NO refunds given for discontinued classes or missed classes. We hope that each student will complete the year, but if a student should discontinue a class a 30-day notice is required. A WITHDRAWAL LETTER must be submitted to the office by the 1st of the month to stop the next month’s charges to your account. Any withdrawal forms completed after the 1st will be considered dated as the first of the next month. Monthly tuition is computed on the entire school year and divided into equal monthly payments and is the same each month, including those shortened by holidays, etc. Phone calls, phone messages, or verbal notice are not accepted as a form of withdrawal. Payments will continue until you notify Backstage Dance Company to discontinue them.

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My daughter started dancing here right after her second birthday and we couldn't be happier with our decision. The studio is organized, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful and I know my child is learning and happy because at only 2.5 she uses terms like plie and grand jete correctly and constantly ask why she just can't have dance everyday! Thank You Backstage for starting my daughter out with an excellent dance experience!




If you are new to Backstage Dance Company and need assistance in determining the perfect class for your child, please email us  or contact us at 865-524-2300.

New Students We recommend that you plan on placing your child in the same class for the entire school year, so they will bond with the other students in their class. Our curriculum is designed as a full year syllabus. We accept registrations throughout the year but as a general rule, each student should complete a minimum of two semesters at their level before progressing to the next one. For Early Childhood classes, ages 2-8, the age generally determines the class that is most appropriate. 


Class Placement Upon registration, class placement is determined by age, physical development, and level of previous training. All placement decisions are made, strictly regarding the best interest of each individual student. 

*For intermediate and advanced levels, students must be evaluated into their levels.  Please contact the studio via email, phone, or in person to schedule evaluation classes.

Class placement decisions are at the discretion of the teachers and the director of Backstage Dance Company.


Each student progresses at their own rate, and not that of their friends. Two students of the same age and years of experience may have completely different capabilities. Negative issues regarding class placement will inhibit a student’s progress.

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