Tuition

The Kirov Academy of Ballet

Tuition paid after the 10th will incur a $25.00 late fee.
Bounced Check $25.00
Denied Credit Cards will incur a $25.00 penalty fee.

1 year payment 5% discount ( One Plan ) student will include all SOO DANCE summer program.

5 Months payment 3% discount ( Two Plan ) 

 

How do I register for class?

Registration is online through our website. Click “Register Online Today” and follow the prompts. The annual registration fee is $28 for one student or $40 for a family. The registration fee automatically renews one year from your enrollment date.

Do you offer trial classes to new students?

Yes, a new student can try any class on our schedule by paying a drop in fee of $18 per class. You are allowed one drop in per style of dance, i.e. one ballet class, one tap/jazz class, one hip-hop class etc. Should you choose to enroll in one of the classes you dropped into, your fee for that class can be credited towards your tuition. Please register online prior to attending your drop in class and complete the online waivers.

How much is tuition and how do I pay my tuition?

Tuition is based upon your class level and the number of classes you attend per week. Tuition may be paid monthly, single Term (Fall or Spring TWO PLAN) or double Term (both Fall and Spring TWO PLAN) or A year Term (one year include summer ONE PLAN). Tuition paid monthly must be paid through our online portal. Tuition paid for a full Term or double Term will receive a discount and should be paid by check in the studio. Tuition is due on or before the 10th day of the month. Tuition paid after the 10th will incur a $25 late fee. Returned checks or denied credit cards will incur a $25 penalty fee. Our online portal allows you to set up automated tuition monthly tuition payment which is strongly recommended. You may select automatic electronic funds transfer (EFT, no extra charge) or credit card (with a 2.5% surcharge).

Is tuition prorated for months that have holidays or that the school is closed for breaks?

No, tuition is not prorated for months with holidays or when we close for breaks, such as Spring Break etc. Tuition is billed at a flat monthly rate regardless of how many actual weeks there are in a month. As such, some months have 4 weeks while others have 5 weeks. We do not increase tuition on the months where you end up taking more classes in a month that contains 5 weeks. Therefore we do not prorate tuition for the months when we are closed for holidays and breaks between terms.

How do I know when you are closed for breaks?

Generally speaking we follow the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Calendar. We also close for 2 weeks at the end of the Fall and Spring terms. Our Fall term begins the first weekday of the month in August.

What is the difference between a non-contract, monthly student and a contract monthly or term student?

Each class has a maximum enrollment of 18 dancers. Students who choose the non-contract, monthly option do not have a guaranteed spot in class should they have excessive absences. Students who sign the show participation contract are committing to attend class through the end of the term, beyond the end of the performance season. Their commitment ensures that their place will be held in class for them in the event of multiple or prolonged abscesses, within reason.

What is your refund policy?

We do not offer refunds on tuition.

What is your drop policy?

Giving a week before  drop notice when dropping a class.

What is your make-up policy?

You may make-up a class in the month that it is missed. The class must be the same level or lower than your current class level. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. If for some reason you will miss multiple classes in a month due to personal circumstances, and you are under a Fall or Spring term contract, you may make up those missed classes within that contract window with permission from your instructor. Extensions will not be allowed for make-up classes beyond the term of your contract.

On time arrival/departure policy.

Students should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class in order to change into their dance shoes and go to the bathroom prior to class. Students who are left unattended during class must have a parent/ chaperone arrive 5 minutes prior to the end of class to pick them up. We will charge a late pick up fee of $1 per minute starting at 5 minutes.

Children who are not attending class cannot be left unattended in the studio.

What is the Show Prep Class, why is it required and how much does it cost?

It is our belief that Ballet is the foundation of all dance genres. Students who choose course options that do not include the required minimum number of ballet classes per week are not exposed to the same level of technique training as those who attend the minimum number of ballet classes per level. The show prep class is required to help dancers continue to fine tune their technique and choreography. Classes will be comprised of students from the same level and class. Times are predetermined and enrollment for this class opens at the start of each term. Specific dates will be scheduled at set times beginning 6 – 8 weeks prior to the performance. Two classes are required and are 1 hour, 15 minutes in length. The tuition for prep class is $250.

What is the fee for a Private Lesson?

One hour private lessons are $100. / 45 minute private lessons are $75.

 

 

 

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