Dance studio in Rochelle, IL and Sycamore, IL

Policies & Tuition

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A non-refundable fee of $30.00 per student, $20 for the second family member or $60 per family is required yearly at the time of registration._______



Tuition is based on 36 weeks of classes and divided into 10 equal payment installments due with the 1st and last installment due August 15, the 2nd installment September 1st  and on the 1st of of each month from October-May.  Families are required to be on monthly auto debit or pay semester installments (18 weeks).  Our dance season begins Monday, August 26 and ends Thursday, June 4.  Students are considered registered for the entire dance season and a

1-month penalty will be charged to accounts of students who discontinue lessons. _______


Dress Code/Representation

Students are required to wear proper dress code for each class.  Hair must be pulled back off the face and neck.  A ballet bun is required for all ballet students!

Required dance attire can be ordered through using our code TP53909.  All ballet students are required to wear full footed pink tights and pink ballet shoes.   

Intro to Storybook:  Comfortable clothing

Storybook Ballet:  Pink cap sleeve leotard by Mirella M515C

Kinder Storybook:  Lilac cap sleeve leotard by Mirella M515C

Level I:  Light blue cap sleeve leotard by Mirella M515C

Level II:  Burgundy cap sleeve leotard by Mirella M515C

Level III & IV:  Black cap sleeve leotard by Mirella M515C for Child and M515L for Adult

Level V:  Black leotard any style, may wear any color on Saturday mornings

Contemporary/Lyrical/ Aerial:  Any style/color leotard, black booty shorts or leggings and bare feet

Jazz/Tap:  Same color and style leotard as the ballet levels with tan jazz and black tap shoes and black jazz/yoga pants_______


Attendance and Tardiness

Students are expected to attend all classes.  Tardiness may result in the student sitting out of class as warming up is an essential part of class to prevent injury and prepare the dancer for more difficult exercises.  Consistently attending class is crucial to the progression of the student. If a student misses class the class can be made up in a similar class at the same or lower level, but must be done before the semester ends._______



Performances are held in the winter and spring.  Costumes will only be provided for the winter performance with a small rental fee per costume.  Costumes for the spring performance will be purchased by the students.  The estimated cost for each costume will be between $95 and $150.  Costume costs include tights, t-shirt, costume, head piece, preparation (steaming, hanging, ordering, measuring, etc.)_______


Care of Students

The school is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students.  Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time periods before or after their class.  The studio opens at 4:20pm Monday-Thursday._______


Weather/Emergency Cancellations

Inclement weather or emergency cancellations may occur on occasion.  If Sycamore school district cancels school due to weather/emergency the dance school will follow.  A class email and a Facebook post will be sent out.  This year each class will be asked to join the Band App so we can communicate through this on weather cancellations and other circumstances.  Classes can be made up per our attendance policy._______



Photo/Video Consent & Release

The Performing Arts Academy may photograph/video during class and performances on occasion.  The academy uses these photos/videos for advertising and display purposes.  I give my permission to the Performing Arts Academy use of photos/video of myself/my child, ___________. _______



Dancers sometimes eat at the studio. Occasionally there may be peanuts or other nut based products or other food allergy concerns present in the studio. The Performing Arts Academy is not liable for allergic reactions. Parents should inform the staff and provide proper medication for their child._______


Release of Liability

I wish to enroll my child in the Performing Arts Academy.  I acknowldege that dance and aerial classes have inherent risks, however minimal, and by the enrollment of myself/my child, I understand, acknowledge and except those risks and agree to release and hold harmless the Performing Arts Academy for any physical injury claim or cause of action incurred as a result of instruction or performance under the direction of the Performing Arts Academy, it's agents, it's employees, or assigns. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless any suit, claim or cause of action which might accrue to any child or minor of which i am legal guardian, for any personal injury or loss incurred as a result of any instruction or performance under the direction or supervision of the Performing Arts Academy._______


Withdrawals and Refunds

Withdrawal must be done in person and will not be accepted over the phone.  Withdrawal must be done at the front desk and not with the teacher.  The one month penalty fee will be applied to those who withdrawal before the semester ends.  No withdrawals will be accepted after March 1, 2020.  To withdraw from classes a parent or adult student must fill out a withdrawal form.

• Students are registered for the whole school year once they are enrolled.

• Private lessons are available by appointment.

Private Rates: 30 Minutes - $35.00; 1 hour - $50.00

(Prices are subject to change without notice)





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Performing Arts Academy   |  (815) 901-7653 |
212 West State Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
425 Lincoln Highway
Rochelle, IL 61068

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