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Tuition Information

The Tuition Schedule and Information below pertains to our regular season of dance, September to May.  A separate Summer Program Tuition Schedule is available within Summer Program Information.

Tuition for The Dance Center is based on the School Calendar and runs from September 7 To May 26. 

FAMILIES HAVE THE CHOICE OF THREE PAYMENT PLANS:  Monthly  **   Trimester  **  Full Year 

We also offer an "Early Registration with Discounts" in May for the following fall season of dance.  No matter which plan you prefer, your Tuition and Registration Fee are non-refundable.  By registering for classes through our Dance Works Program or registering for classes by submitting a hard copy of the Registration Form, you are agreeing to all the terms and conditions of all School Policies of The Dance Center.

For a full breakdown of our tuition costs, download our Tuition Guide.   All tuitions, whether paid in advance for Monthly, Trimester, or Full Year  payment plan, are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.   Consider your family schedule before enrolling in any class(es) at The Dance Center and read all Policies concerning Tuition and Missed Classes before registering as no refunds or considerations will be given. 

All changes to class selection which will result in tuition adjustments must be made, via email to The Dance Center, by the 27th of the previous month.    "Automatic Credit Card Withdraw" takes place on the 28th each month for the following month.  Therefore, any changes to your account must be made by the 27th.  If you choose not to enroll in the "Automatic Credit Card Withdraw", changes to your account must be made by the last day of the calendar month. ( "Automatic Credit Card Withdraw" is not available for the Full Year Payment plan which must be paid in full by September 1.)

Below, we have listed our current payment plans as well as more information about our fee structure.

Tuition Schedule


Ballerina Youth

Three Payment Plan Choices

1)  Full-Year Tuition - 5% Discount prior to September 1.  Full Year tuition covers September to May.  June is a separate tuition based on recital participation. 


2)  Trimester Installments - 2% Discount with equal payments due the first of  September, December, and March


3)  Monthly Installments - Equal payments due the first of the month - September through May

Installment Plan Information

Both monthly and trimester installments are calculated based on the total  tuition amount for the year.  Your payment will be the same each month or trimester regardless of the length of the dance calendar month, holidays, performance or rehearsal days for a Brandywine Ballet production, snow days, or any personal conflicts. We also do not issue refunds or pro-rate tuition for missed classes.  Make-up classes are available if you so choose.

Late Fee

A $10 late fee is charged to all accounts whose tuition is not paid by the 10th of the month - both for monthly and trimester installment plans. 

ALL TUITIONS PAID - Full Year, Trimester, and Monthly - are NON-REFUNDABLE.

See Tuition Policy and all School Policies on this website for further clarification.

SCHOOL  CALENDAR  *  2017 - 2018



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31  -  Studio Closed after 4:00 p.m. for Halloween.
Morning and early Afternoon Classes will run as scheduled.

NOVEMBER 13-18 - Visiting Week for Pre-School, Pre-Ballet, Elementary 1 and 2  levels only

NOVEMBER 22-25 - Studio Closed for Thanksgiving

DECEMBER 23 to JANUARY 1 - Studio Closed for Winter Holiday

MARCH 29 to APRIL 1 - Studio Closed for Spring Holiday

MAY 25 - Last day for regular classes - West Chester Studio

MAY 29, 30, 31 - Director's Rehearsals for Student Recital

JUNE 4, 5, 6, 7 - Leotard Rehearsals for Student Recital

JUNE 11, 12, 13, 14 - Dress Rehearsals for Student Recital

JUNE 15 and 16 - Student Recital