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Hello BDC families, 

We are excited to release next years fall schedule, tuition information, and open online registration! Classes FILL UP FAST (and most were waitlist only this year), so please do not wait to register for next season. To register for classes you must pay the registration fee, and August tuition. 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.


2022-2023 Monthly Class Tuition

# of Classes Weekly

First Class:

45 minute - 1 hour class                        $75

75 minute combo class                         $120

90 minute combo class                         $130

2 Classes                             $130

3 Classes                             $172

4 Classes                             $205

5 Classes                             $246

6 Classes                             $288

7+ Classes                           $300

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 15% per family off monthly tuition. 

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


Attendance & Class Placement


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.


Class Placements: In order to maintain consistent skill levels within each class, your dancer will only be placed in classes that meet their age and/or ability.


It is our goal to provide a positive & supportive learning environment. 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 2.5% 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.

Dress Code

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.


  • Each class will be in only one show.  Shows will not exceed 2 hours.

  • Students enrolled in more than one class may be in more than one show.

  • Specific show and rehearsal assignments will be posted in the studio, on the website, and emailed to families as the date approaches..


Recital Fees


Recital Fees are not included in Tuition. A deposit of $50 will be charged in October and in November. The remaining balance will be due in January.  Pricing and additional details will be provided at time of 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.