Tuition Fees and Policies
Monthly tuition is due on the 1st of each month (August 14th for August 2023). Tuition is pro-rated for August & June. The tuition is based on an ANNUAL rate and divided into 10 equal payments (Aug & June are “partial” months). The amount is based on the number of classes during the entire school year–NOT the number of classes per month. For this reason, no adjustment can be made for holidays, absences due to illness, or weather cancellations. Tuition is non-refundable.
FAMILY DISCOUNT: DDC offers a 10% tuition discount for the second dancer in the family! The dancer taking the most classes is full price, and so on from there.
DDC offers three different options for Tuition payments: 1) the 10 Monthly Payments Plan, thru AUTOPAY ONLY 2) Semester Pay with 5% discount, or 3) Full Season Pay with 5% discount. You may pay your dancer’s tuition and fees with credit card Mastercard, Visa, Discover Card, or Bank account through OUR PARENT PORTAL .
10 Monthly Payments Plan:
Upon registering at DDC, you are expected to pay your dancer’s tuition for the full 10 months of dancing. Those taking advantage of our 10 Monthly Payments Plan are asked to set up their payments online through our ONLINE REGISTRATION/PAYMENT SYSTEM at BY CLICKING HERE to have the tuition automatically debited through a bank account or credit card each month. The 10-Payment Plan allows for withdrawal from the school with a 30-day written notice; tuition for one additional month will be due with notice; additional tuition for season will not be required. Tuition obligation will continue until written notice is received by the school. Tuition is non-refundable. All payments are due on the first of the month.
Full Season Pay: The Full Season Payment Plan receives a 5% discount off yearly tuition rate, due at registration & non-refundable. Discount is valid when enrolling before September 30th of the current season. To compute your Full Season Payment Plan take the monthly tuition and multiply by 10 months, then subtract 5% (half month’s tuition!)
Semester Pay: The Semester Payment Plan participants receive a 5% discount off semester tuition rate, due at registration & non-refundable. Discount is valid when enrolling before Sept. 30th of the first semester, or Jan 30th of the second semester. To compute your Semester Pay Payment Plan take the monthly tuition and multiply by 4.5 months for the Fall or 5.5 months for the Spring, then subtract 5% .
The studio’s Holiday show is “A Gift for Emma” held each year and co-hosted by Denton City Contemporary Ballet DCCB (the Conservatory’s affiliate non-profit dance company) and Denton Dance Conservatory. Most twice a week Ballet classes will perform choreography, as well as some Jazz & Contemporary classes. Dancers, ages 3-8 who are taking Combo classes at DDC are also have the option of being included in the production. All participants pay a Production Fee which is due with the November tuition payment and helps to cover the cost of performance facilities, technician fees, costume repairs/alterations, lighting, program, and advertising. All costumes for the show are furnished by Denton Dance Conservatory, LLC & DCCB.
ANNUAL RECITAL SHOWCASE
(Please see DDC’s Student Handbook for details on photos, videos, etc and Recital Handbook distributed in May)
Recital Costume Fees: Costumes range from $80-$145 dependent upon your dancer’s age, level, and whether or not the costume is a “combo costume.” Please check the DDC WELCOME PACKET for specific pricing. All costume fees will be posted to accounts after October 1st. ALL COSTUME FEES WILL BE DEBITED FROM YOUR ACCOUNT ON NOVEMBER 1ST along with November tuition. NO COSTUMES WILL BE ORDERED UNLESS THEY ARE PAID IN FULL BY THE DUE DATE. NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. Costume fees will be INCLUDED in the November AutoPay amount, but can also be paid for separately through your online DDC account with a credit card or bank account BEFORE THE NOVEMBER 1ST DEADLINE. You can also pay a little extra each month prior to November 1st in order to spread out the fee.
Annual Recital Fee: $70 per student (due in April)
The recital fee helps to offset auditorium rental, technician fees, programs, insurance, music licensing fees, incentive awards, lighting, etc. NEW THIS YEAR! Each participating dancer will receive a FREE RECITAL T-SHIRT!
COMPETITION & PERFORMANCE COMPANIES
Dancers who participate in DDC’s Performance Company and Competition Company will have additional rehearsal fees, costume fees, etc. Auditions are held in May of each year for membership in DDC’s companies. Please email Director@dentondance.com for more info!
OFF CAMPUS PE WAIVER PROCESSING FEE: $50 (due at time of application)