Tuition is based on a total discounted fee for taking weekly classes. Tuition may be paid monthly (due at the first class of each month) or in one payment at the rates, listed below.
There are no tuition refunds but any classes missed may be made up in a comparable class. Missed classes must be made up by the end of the current year (May 20, 2023). Tuition and participation in the dance productions depend upon weekly attendance. If you cannot attend weekly classes and/or do not plan to make them up before May 20, 2023, then dancers may not be eligible for the special tuition rate and may not be eligible to dance in the spring show.
Tuition reminders will be emailed; please be sure to specify your email on the registration forms. If you choose the monthly payments, please understand that there is a $25 late or returned check fee. If you know that you will not be able to attend class when tuition is due, be sure to mail your tuition payment to the following address:
Sheryl Mondock, Studio Director
Melinda's School of Dance
3339 Buckwheat Hollow Road
Lawrenceville, PA 16929
(Note: The Troy studio location does not accept mail.)
You may also send electronic payments through Zelle. (Please contact us for that information.) Please understand that dancers/gymnasts will not be allowed to participate until monthly tuition payments are received. Additionally, missing a previously-scheduled private lesson without advance notification, will result in a $30-60 fee, the cost of a half-hour/hour private lesson. Dancers may enroll at any time throughout the year, but those who enroll after February may not be eligible to participate in the spring recital.
The following tuition rates the 2022-23 year, beginning on September 7. Tuition payments are due in the first week of each new month.
One 30-Minute Class Per Week = $30 per month (Two 30-Minute Classes Per Week = $50 per month)
One 45-Minute Class Per Week = $40 per month
One 60-MInute Class Per Week = $50 per month
Two Classes Per Week = $75 per month (limit of one gymnastics class per person or two gymnastics classes per family)
Three Classes Per Week = $100 per month (limit of one gymnastics class per person or two gymnastics classes per family)
Four Classes Per Week = $125 per month (limit of one gymnastics class per person or two gymnastics classes per family)
Five Classes Per Week = $150 per month (limit of one gymnastics class per person or two gymnastics classes per family)
Unlimited Dance & Gymnastics classes = $175 per month
Those recreational participants, who occasionally wish to take class or attend 1 or 2 classes a month, may pay the drop-in rate of $15 per class. Please note: Dancers who choose to pay the drop-in rate and do not attend on a regular basis, are not eligible for our fall/winter production or spring recital, or other performances. We need the dancers to come on a regular basis so that gives them enough time to learn skills/ routines.
Costumes are rented for performances, shows, and recitals for $30 per costume per performance. Fundraisers are offered as an opportunity to raise money to help defray costume rentals. Once the performance is finished, all costumes must be returned in good condition the same day immediately following the performance and before leaving the theatre.