Registration Fee: $45.00 per family. This includes a hard copy recital DVD.
Costume Deposit: $20.00 non-refundable per student. Costume total per class is $75.00. Tights needed for recital are included.
Sibling discount: 20% off sibling, 30% off second sibling, 40% off third sibling, 50% off fourth sibling. The maximum discount is 50%.
Take a 10% discount on full price tuition for the year when the tuition is paid on or before the first day of classes.
Dancers always receive a free recital ticket in to both shows.
30 minute class: $30.00 per month
45 minute class: $45.00 per month
1 hour class: $60.00 per month
*** Add $17.00 per month for each additional class added
Unlimited dance class rate (if taking more than 8 dance classes): $180.00 per month
*** Students taking "unlimited" dance classes will receive 50% off of their theatre tuition
Acting class: $65.00 per six week session for an hour and a half class
Inspired Arts Student: $55.00 per six week session
Solo Choreography Fee: $225.00
Duo Choreography Fee: $225.00 ($112.50 for each dancer)
Trio Choreography Fee: $225.00 ($75.00 for each dancer)
Specialties are required to schedule at least one 30 minute rehearsal monthly with any teacher. Fee of $20.00 per session per dancer.
Specialty rehearsals for the month should be scheduled prior to the first of each month using the sign-up sheet located at the Inspired Info Board.
Specialties may use an open room for unassisted practice at no additional charge.
Costume and Prop Fees
Due to the recent pandemic, there are many safety precautions that businesses have to follow to ensure the safety of their patrons. At TIAC, our student’s safety is of utmost importance to us, so this dance year is going to look a little different than previous years but exciting and fun, nonetheless. It is important to note that these rules and guidelines are subject to change as the laws and suggestions of Massachusetts change. We will continue to update and keep you informed as the guidelines change.
As we try to move towards our “new normal” at TIAC, we understand that every family has been and continues to be affected differently by the pandemic. While we strive to have our policies minimize the interruption of your dance experience while also adhering to stat regulations, we understand that these policies may not work for every family situation. Please reach out to us with your questions and concerns, and we will do our best to provide a solution.
To ensure the health and safety of the entire TIAC community, we will be enforcing all policies and procedures listed below as we return to the studio. If a family member, student, or staff member is unable or unwilling to cooperate with the policies below, they will be unable to return to The Inspired Arts Company until the policies or their decision to cooperate have changed.
We are all responsible for each other! We must remember this as we navigate through this pandemic.
FACULTY/STAFF: Responsible for executing and overseeing studio policies and adhering to state-set guidelines in and outside of work.
FAMILIES: Responsible for ensuring your family is following all state-set guidelines and following all studio rules with respect and patience for others.
STUDENTS: Responsible for understanding studio policies, following all directions given by teachers, and supporting other dancers through this new process.
The following guidelines are set to ensure the safety of our students and dance community and will require effort from everyone involved.
We are hoping to have a healthy, safe, and full dance year. Your cooperation moving forward is much appreciated and will help ensure that we can stay open. Please talk to your children before attending class to discuss the safety procedures, guidelines and rules above. Please also express the importance of keeping their hands out of their face while in the studio.
In the unfortunate event of another state mandated shutdown, or exposure to the virus at the studio by either students or staff, we have developed a plan to move classes to an online forum. Payment for online classes will still be expected to ensure that our faculty can still bring dance classes to you virtually. We will continue with technique and recital choreography, so we are ready to go when we are able to get back into the studio. It is important that students attend virtual classes so that they do not fall behind and will be able to participate in our annual recital.
If a student has either been exposed to COVID or has developed any symptoms, but is still well enough to participate in dance, classes will be available through an online platform. You can log into your class virtually. If you need to take advantage of this option, please let us know by 12:00 pm that day.
Come September 1st, if regulations are in place that require us to limit the amount of students in a class at one time, we will create a rotating schedule so that each student gets a chance in the classroom as often as possible. The portion of students that are not able to attend that week will log in online to livestream their class. As of the June 1st Massachusetts social distancing COVID guidelines, our studios would be able to accommodate normal class sizes.
Again, if you have any concerns regarding the above procedures, please email the studio at TIACdance@outlook.com.
Please do not park in front of the main entrance. The entire parking lot is available behind the building.
There is one main entrance located just around the corner by the ramp. Please use this entrance only. Follow the signs up to the studio. There is another entrance/exit that will be used for emergencies only.
There are 3 dance rooms located off the long hallway. Please take street shoes off before entering the hallway.
Our classes run parallel to an academic school year with an annual recital in June. At the time of registration we ask that you secure your spot with a payment of $25.00 and a $20.00 non-refundable costume deposit.
Monthly tuition is due by the 1st of the month. If your tuition is not paid by the 5th of each month, your account will be charged a $25.00 late fee. If your account is not paid by the 10th we will charge the credit or debit card that we have on file. *Unless you choose to "Opt Out," in which case you will need to speak with the office. You may pay at our front desk or put your tuition in an envelope and place it in the white box that we have right inside the office door. We accept VISA and MASTERCARD. If you decide to pay by credit card there will be a $3.00 transaction fee. There is a $25.00 fee on all returned checks.
At the end of each year we showcase the talents of all of our students in a show held at a local auditorium sometime in June. Date: T.B.A. once the school calendar is complete. Each class will be required to purchase a costume for the show.
All costumes must be paid in full by November 1st. If the balance is not paid, costumes will not be ordered. We order costumes very early in the year due to a slow production/delivery time. Most costumes are made to order and cannot be ordered late. We will not order partial classes due to costumes becoming unavailable when materials are out of stock. For this reason anyone who has not paid for their costume on time will not be allowed to participate in the recital.
Payment plan formula
A $20.00 deposit is due at registration. Multiply the number of dances times $75.00 - $20.00 ÷ 3 = monthly payment.
Costume payments are made in September, October, and November. This is a breakdown of monthly payments per dancer:
We will measure your dancer in November and size them for their recital costume. Teachers and the Office manager will double check sizes, but we ask that you please triple check the sizes before we order. If you choose to exchange a costume for any reason, you are responsible for the shipping and restocking fees.
Any student interested in joining a Competition Team or Performance Team may inquire about details at the Office.
We are not responsible for any classes missed due to weather. If we need to cancel a class due to any other reason we will offer a make-up. Dancers may attend another class if you would like them to make up any classes missed. Please email us if you need a class suggestion.
We encourage all dancers to be on time and attend all classes. A phone call or an email is appreciated if you will not be attending class. There will be no refunds if your child misses a class.
Please notify the front desk if you will be late. Also, notify us if someone other than a parent will be picking up your child. Dancers must be dropped off or picked up within 10 minutes of their class time. We are not responsible for watching your child before or after class, but if you are running late please let us know, and we can set them up in the office for your arrival.
Please be considerate of your surroundings. Please clean up after yourselves/children. Dancers can place school bags and jackets on the hooks in the lobby. Bring your dance bag in the dance room with you. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our studio looking new and clean.
All necessary paperwork and upcoming information is now located in the lobby. Updates will be on the blackboards.
There will be no street shoes allowed down the hallway. In addition, dancers must remain in the lobby until their class is called in.
Please remove all shoes before entering the studio. We provide a place right outside the lobby for shoes, jackets, etc.
Dance shoes should only be worn while class is in session. Please label your child's dance shoes and attire with your child's initials.
The studio is not responsible for any lost or stolen property. We have placed a lost and found in the office.
Dancers may bring a water bottle into class. Please do not give your child soda or anything fizzy. No Food, Candy, Gum, Soda, allowed in the dance rooms.
We do not allow cell phones in the classrooms. You are paying for your dancer(s) to learn. Checking messages can be a distraction during class. Please tell your child to adhere to this policy as it is in their best interests.
Please have your child's hair up for dance class. Ballet dancers should wear their hair in a tight fitting bun. Acrobatics students should wear their hair in side ponytails or a French-braid/double French braid for an easier time tumbling over the back of their heads/neck.
It is very important to the teachers and other students in the class that everyone dress appropriately for dance class. Dancers often come into the studio without the proper tights/leotards/shoes/hair elastic/etc... While we realize most students come directly from school, 99.9% of students are prepared. We hope you will assist students in packing the night before to allow a stress-free transition from school to dance. We always tell the students to be prepared. Please help them be more responsible for themselves, too! Students like to pass the blame onto parents (It's always your fault, right?! ?) but we try to hold the students more accountable, too!
Our Peek Week is held every December. Parents are invited into the classroom to view their child's progress. Most parents bring cameras, video cameras, friends and family to watch. Children under 18 will not allowed in the dance rooms during Peek Week because the students are often distracted easily.
Each year the studio holds a picture day in which your child may come in and get their picture taken in their recital costumes. We do a class picture as well as two individual poses. Cost is free to be photographed, yet if you wish to purchase photos you will be required to purchase a package with the photographer. This is a great opportunity for parents to practice how to style hair, apply make-up, adjust costumes and headpieces.
Tickets go on sale about a month before the recital each year. Tickets must be purchased before the show to receive a discounted price. Seating is first come, first served. There really isn't a bad seat in the house! Please remember that this is a dance recital and not The Beatles so be courteous to others when selecting seats before the show. Ticket Sales are CASH ONLY. Dancers have free entry as long as they have a stamp on their hand. There will designated seating for them so they can sneak in and out between their numbers.
You may add as many classes as you want before December 1st. Adding a class after this date will result in the student not participating in the recital with those specific class/classes.
If your child wishes to withdraw from a class you will be charged for the class until we are notified by a parent of the withdrawal. You must withdraw from class/classes before Dec 1st. If the dancer withdraws after this date, you will be responsible for the cost of the costume and may have to let another dancer BORROW the costume to take your child's place in the recital dance.
We place students in classes based upon age, ability, and level. If we feel your child could benefit from moving into a different class we will contact you to make changes.
Please let us know if there are any issues with your dancer. We cannot address them if we do not know about them! Communication is a must! Please let the Office know if you would like to speak to a teacher. During class time (and between classes) we cannot speak with parents because we feel that it's important to start classes on time, but set up a time that is most convenient with you and we will schedule a meeting.
We invite our students to bring a pal to class for the entire week. No limit to the number of classes they bring a friend to, but we ask that you bring a friend that is close in age!
Your account must be paid in full in order to perform in the recital. We bill May and June together so that accounts do not fall behind. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Girls wear any style leotard & pink, tan, or black tights, and any color ballet shoes, jazz shoes, or tap shoes. Pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes with ties, barefoot for jazz, depending on which class(es) your dancer takes for the year.
* Most families find that they can easily get away with hand-me-downs or find cheaper used shoes online for class time. For the recital we ask that you purchase the appropriate color and style so that everyone matches. Young children can go through two pairs of shoes during the year. To cut costs we ask that you buy recital shoes around May to allow the kids to break them in.
Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro: Girls wear any style leotard & pink, tan, or black tights, and any color ballet shoes, jazz shoes, or tap shoes. We ask that students keep their hair in a pony-tail or bun. Boys wear black shorts or athletic pants, t-shirt, any color shoes.
Hip-Hop: We are not as strict for this class. Students can wear shorts, capri pants, T-shirts that are tight-fitting, "spaghetti-strap" camisoles, etc.
Ballet, Tap, Jazz: Black or solid color leotards are suggested (styles: camisole, cap, short or long sleeved preferred with pink (ballet), tan, or black tights. Please be sure to purchase a leotard that covers a bra if worn. Please no undergarments are to show under leotards. Hair must be in a bun for ballet classes. Hair secured away from the face and neck for all other classes.
Hip-Hop: Baggy, comfortable clothing. No jeans, crop tops or bare midriffs. Hair - make sure hair is up away from neck and face.
Acro: Please wear dance attire. No baggy clothing or jewelry. Hair secured away from the face and neck.
Miscellaneous dance clothing: *Plain black bootie shorts or tight-fitting shorts are allowed for ballet, jazz, tap, and modern.
*Jazz pants are allowed for jazz and tap.
For each class we try to maintain consistency regarding colors:
We like to keep colors the same each year so that our parents and students can pass things down to save on money, however we leave the decision up to the instructor, who ultimately has the final say, on costume, tights color, shoe color, hair style, hair accessories, props, etc. All final decisions regarding these items will be made in early October when costume selections are due.