ttTuition & Fees
Tuition is due at the first lesson of the month. If payment is not received by the 10th of the month, there will be a $10 late fee. The monthly rate is based on the number of hours that are taken per week.
There is an annual registration fee of $25 per student. This is required and non-refundable. Over 2 children from the same immediate family register for free.
A non-refundable recital fee of $50 is required for recital participation. This is due November 15 for facility availability. Costume fees vary ($50-100) from class to class and are due no later than February 1.
Any student who wishes to drop for any reason must give a 30 day notice in writing to the front desk. There is a $25 service charge on all returned checks.
There will be no refunds for any reason.
It is very important to the student’s that they are on time to class. Attendance is taken at the beginning of class. The first portion of every class is spent warming up the required muscles that are used in class. Being late could result in injury.
Students should arrive about 5 minutes prior to class beginning. After class, all students are required to wait inside the lobby area for parent pick-up. This is for the student’s safety. It is imperative that you discuss this with your child. There is an employee working in the office, but we have no responsibility for dancers after their class time. All student’s should be picked up immediately after class.
Siblings and other small children must be under the supervision of an adult. No children other than those in class can be left at anytime.
Pre-school Classes: Leotard and tights are mandatory. Any color is fine. Ballet skirts and tutus are optional. Pre-schoolers are required to have tap shoes and ballet shoes for class. All tap shoe ribbon must be replaced with tap tie elastic inserts.
Level Classes: Leotard and tights are mandatory. Any color is fine. Ballet skirts are optional. Ballet shoes and tap shoes are required for their specific classes. Jazz shoes are allowed, but not mandatory. Ballet shoes may be worn for the Jazz portion of class.
Specialty Classes & Senior Classes: Each teacher will have their own dress code. Please arrive to your first class prepared to dance. You will receive specific instructions on your first class.
Dance shoes are to be worn in the studio only.
They are NOT to be worn outside.
If a student misses a class, they must contact the front office for available times to make up the missed class. Make-up classes must be done in the same level that the student is already enrolled in. After Christmas Break, it can be difficult to do a make-up class. Recital routines and choreography are started in January. Each class has a different dance, song, and choreography. Doing a different class, can cause confusion to younger dancers.
Parents can observe class through our viewing windows or on one of the televisions in the lobby.
Pre-school classes are allowed to have 1 parent in the class for the first 2 classes of the year only.
This will help get our smallest dancers used to their new space.
After these first 2 weeks, the doors will remain closed and all parents will be asked to stay outside of the classroom.
An annual recital will take place in late June each year. As stated earlier, there will be a $50 Recital Fee. This covers the cost of the facility.
Each costume can range $50-$100 each.
Tickets will not be sold. This allows you to invite as many guests as you like to watch your child perform.
Recital participation is not mandatory. However, this is the time for your child to showcase their talent. Performance builds self-esteem and confidence.
Please see Vacation Day Calendar for exact days.
Chrissy’s Dance Academy resides in the Northside Independent School District.
We follow all NISD bad weather school closures.
This does not mean that we take all their holidays.
There is no reduced tuition for vacation, holidays, or school closures. However, August is pro-rated for the number of weeks of dance in that month. We take Summer Vacation from after Recital to Registration for the next year.
Summer Sessions or Summer Camps may be provided for enrollment.
pPremiere Dance Co
Premiere Dance Company is the competitive division of Chrissy’s Dance Academy. Students must audition to become a member. Members audition in front of a panel of judges. Members are selected according to their score at these auditions. Auditions are held each year in September.
Due to the competitive nature of this division, dual enrollment at more than one studio is not allowed.
Please request a Company Guidelines Packet for more information.
We hope you have a great experience. We want this to be a fun adventure for your child. We will do everything in our power to make this enjoyable and fun for everyone. Thank you for an awesome experience with your child and we look forward for many years to come. Thanks for sharing in my dream! Any questions or concerns can be directed to me, Chrissy Smith at 210-695-1511
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