TUITION & FINANCIAL
All dance classes run September – June with monthly tuition based on an average of four classes per month. Whether there are five (5) classes or only three (3) we do not credit because the weeks are averaged. This is our dance “year”. June tuition is charged based on performance date. If our performance is mid-June then “half month tuition” will be charged. Our dance year concludes with our show. Gymnastics and Gymbear programs run only through May and are not charged June tuition or costume deposit.
All dance classes run September – May. We have a 34 week dance year. We do not charge for June tuition.
Enrollment & Performances!
We encourage our students to enroll the entire “year” as this is the best way for them to learn the curriculum, develop confidence and work with peers to learn skills beyond the classroom. We will accept new students through January of the dance season and prorate tuition.! For all dance students, our year culminates with two wonderful performance opportunities in our Christmas and spring shows at L.F Peterson Auditorium. Our shows create memories and highlight the technical and artistic growth of each student in beautiful costuming under the radiant stage lights!
Parent Portal and Information
We are happy to offer an amazing parent portal to enroll online, make payments and keep our families up to date with school information. It’s simple, slick and your best “tool” to stay informed. Always feel free to call us during business hours or email us so we can help you if you have questions! We appreciate our families, and all do our best to serve you.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee!
If within 30 days at LFSD, you do not feel that your child’s class has met your expectations, you are entitled to a full refund. Our staff is professionally trained and certified with Acrobatic Arts as well as USAG for our gymnastics and tumble bear classes. (Please see staff bios). All staff continue training through master classes, conventions and certification programs; we are confident in our methods, programs, and instructors. and we always do our best to make your experience here at LFSD worth every penny . However, we will always gladly refund your money as well. * Refunds do not include any merchandise, costume deposits or costumes.
Paying Tuition & Payment Policy
Convenient Monthly Auto-Pay System securing your child’s class placement until you notify us otherwise. Just think, no more figuring out WHEN tuition is due! For your protection, your credit card number once entered is not visible. All tuition payments must be made by debit, credit cards or bank account and set up through each family’s portal. Two payment methods MUST be stored on file through your parent portal (Jackrabbit). Methods accepted are bank drafts, debit and credit cards. You will receive an auto-draft reminder when tuition is posted (roughly 10 days before the 1st of each month). If no payment is made by the 5th of each month, your tuition fee will be charged to your primary method on file. If this card is denied, your secondary payment method will be drafted.
*If you choose to un-enroll, please let us know as soon as possible to avoid your card getting charged.
Oops! Late Pay, Card Decline, Enrollment Status & Refunds
Late Pay and Card Decline:
1) If tuition is not paid by the 5th of each month and no one has informed us of dropping a class, all unpaid balances will be charged to your card on file. If both payment methods are denied, a $20 late fee will be assessed. We reserve the right to send unpaid accounts to collections or to seek legal remedy. Because our tuition is based on our dance “year”, if you choose to drop for a month or two and return due to sports, trips etc, you will once again pay the membership fee.
2) Enrollment Status:
We will hold your child’s spot for two weeks with an outstanding balance or late pay after the 10th of month. After that time, we will make our best effort to contact you. If we do not hear from you, your child will be unenrolled. We cannot guarantee her/his spot in the same class if you wish to return, so please keep in touch. We will help in any way possible to keep your child learning and moving!
We do not give refunds. We do allow make-up classes if there is another appropriate class.
LFSD Membership Fee
$20 per student. The membership fee helps offset the cost of our office administration, supplies, and music licensing. If you desire your child to perform in our Christmas and spring shows, we require that they remain enrolled and not jump in and out of enrollment. This is only fair to all students in our school and allows for teamwork and a successful learning experience. Because our tuition is based on our dance “year”, if you choose to drop for a month or two and return due to sports, trips etc, you will once again pay the membership fee.
Ludington Athletic Club Membership Family Discount
ALL LFSD families may also join Ludington Athletic Club with 24 hr. key fob access for a discounted rate of $25 monthly. There is a $10 non-refundable fee for a 24 hr. access key fob. (Not mandatory.) No startup fees! Treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, weight machines and free weights are available to get your work out during your child’s class or any hour of the day!
Holiday Closing List & Spring Break
Labor Day, Halloween evening, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and holiday break, Good Friday & Easter, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day. We also close for spring break with Ludington Area Schools.
LFSD Family Tuition Discounts
We offer discounts for multiple classes for one child and multiple students from one family.
*Discounts will come off individual classes.
1st & 2nd class- Full tuition
3rd class- 25%
4th class- 30%
5th class- 35%
6th class- 40%
Tuition Autodraft Schedule
*September tuition is due at the time of registration. Please make sure your balance is paid in full when you register in order to hold your child’s placement in class. Thank you.
All unpaid tuition will be auto-drafted on the 5th of each month based on “dance year”.
Costume & Performance Fees
Christmas Show– LFSD provides all students with beautiful costuming for Christmas, and posts a $10 fee to cover organization / cleaning.
Spring Show Costume Deposit
A costume fee is required for your dancer’s Spring Show costume. Costumes fees are $80 plus tax per class/dance.
NOTE: We assume all students will participate in the Spring show. If you dancer will not be performing, you must notify the front desk no later than December 1 or you will be responsible for your costume fee.
Costume Fee Auto-Draft Schedule
Starting in November on the 15th of each month costume fees will be auto-draft one costume fee of $80 plus tax per month until all fees are paid in full.
A performance fee charged to each family includes:
· The time and supplies needed to order and professionally organize and distribute each dancer’s special costume beyond the “costume cost” charged.
· On-site seamstress for all performances.
· A DVD professionally done by Sue Brown Photography to capture our memories.