General Tuition

Fees you may see through a school year:

  • Registration Fee - $35 for first student, $15 for second+ Student. This fee is due every August Enrollment for the Fall-Spring season

  • Costume Fee - TBA per class – Some of our classes/levels will share a costume. After the initial order, costume price will go up to TBA per costume (this is due to we are charged shipping and do not receive the large order discount) – All Costumes are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, and non-returnable. We do not purchase costumes back from families if the student drops, or switches classes. Our vendor only allows us to exchange for sizes.

  • Media Fee - TBA per family – this is charged March 15th for all students participating in the recital.

  • Recital Tickets – Ticket prices range from $20-30 per person, depending on the show. All tickets are sold through Sunset Center. Tickets will usually go on sale with Sunset Center 6-8 weeks before the recital date.

  • Musical Theater: Performance Fees – Range from $100-175 per semester (August and December) depending on the grade level and classes. See the Musical Theater Fees page.

  • Photo Memory Book – OPTIONAL $5 for the first book, $3.50 for any additional books. An evite will be sent to all families who would like to request books.

Make-up, Drop-in, and Placement COVID Policy:

Due to the health and safety of our students and employees, for the short-term, there will be no class make-ups, no drop-ins, private placements only  (must be done privately or in a camp) as we are limiting the mixing of students.

Absence Policy:

Tuition is not prorated for missed classes for sick students or those on break. Your students' spot is paid for to hold their enrollment, and we are unable to give to another student.

Acro Pricing:

Due to a reduced classroom capacity for COVID best practices for acro, this genre of the class is priced in full as the first-hour pricing whether 60+ or more minutes. There will be a $25 per month tuition surcharge. (Exempt from Unlimited).

- August 2021 - June 2022 -

Registration Fee


An annual registration fee will be due at the time of registration. This fee covers liability insurance premiums, registration and billing software, and payment processing fees. 1st student $35.00 2nd student $15.00 Any additional student FREE Adult program $20.00




2021-2022 Tuition Rate Guide (Virtual and In-Person)


1hr per week $85.70 2hrs per week $166.90 3hrs per week $243.55 4hrs per week $315.70 5hrs per week $383.40 6hrs per week $446.50 7hrs per week $505.15 8hrs per week $563.75 9hrs per week $608.85 9.5 - 12hrs per week $625 12 - 15hrs per week $650 15+ hrs per week $675




Family Discount


10% off total monthly tuition for each additional child. Private lesson fees are not included in the Family Discount Package.




Tuition Payments


Tuition is due on the 1st of the month. Late fees ($25) will be applied to the account on the 5th and 15th of the month if there is still an outstanding balance as of that date. All Balances that are over 30 days past due are subject to a 5% balance carried fee. Tuition remains the same every month. Our tuition rates are based on a 4 week/month class meeting time. Just as tuition does not increase for months where a class meets for 5 weeks, tuition does not decrease for those months where a class meets for 3 weeks. Tuition rates also include the holiday breaks deducted from the annual tuition. (ie: Spring, Thanksgiving, Winter Breaks). It is the policy of TDC to accept the following forms of payment: electronic payment through Studio Director, credit card or debit card through TDC, check, cashier’s check, or money order. TDC will process private lesson fees through Studio Director by cash, check or credit card on file, at the time the service is rendered. Insufficient Check or Transaction Fee $25.00 Late Payment (if not received before the 5th of each month) $25.00 Additional Late Payment (if not received before the 15th) $25.00 If more than one insufficient check is processed, TDC will request payment by cashier’s check, money order or electronic processing through Studio Director.




Cancellation/Class Drop Policy


Cancellation Policy: Tuition/Class cancellation/drop must be submitted in writing (email) by the 15th day of the month prior to the requested cancellation. If cancellation is received after the 15th of the month cancellation will be processed the following month. (Ie: you would like to cancel effective March 31st, the drop request must be submitted by/before March 15th). All tuition is non-refundable. If the cancelation/drop request is submitted after the 15th of the month: your student is welcome to continue in their class through the following month. If your student does not want to continue through the following month and your drop is submitted AFTER the 15th of the month, you may pay the cancellation fees below to have it effective for the current month and not be billed in full for the next’s month tuition. Cancelation Fee Schedule (Per Student): 1st Class - $50 2nd Class - $40 3rd Class - $30 4th Class - $20 5th Class - $10 6th+ Class - No additional Charge




Monthly Credit Cards Payments


All accounts with a credit card on-file: the cardholder must authorize/request additional payments, enrollments, and drop-in fees outside of automated monthly tuition. Their email address must also be added to the account to receive all receipts, as well as additional charge informational emails. Anyone (no matter their relation to the account holder) cannot make financial changes or changes to the account without the card holder’s approval. The account holders may add the card holder’s name to the account to create a “shared accounted,” but all payments, outside of automated monthly tuition due, will need to be authorized for payment.




Musical Theater Class Participation Fees:


The performance fees cover:
Performance equipment, costume storage, costume cleaning/alterations, director stipends for hours outside of classroom, music recordings, venue necessities, Licensing fees, props, costuming, performance necessities/crew, sound coordination, Performance coordination.
Kinder $100 per semester
1st Grade $100 per semester
2nd-3rd Grade $125 per semester
4th Grade $125 per semester
5th Grade $150 per semester
6-7th Grade $150 per semester
8th Grade $175 per semester
9-12th Grade $175 per semester Advanced Skills $175 per semester
Acting Skills Classes and Vocal Advanced Skills Classes do not have a performance fee, as they will not be preparing any outside performances. The August-December participation fee will be enter / processed / paid by registrant at the time of class registration. The second semester fee will be charged with January tuition. There is no family or multiple performer discount for the MT participation fee.




Private Pod Pricing


Please email our front desk at info@dancecarmel.com with any requests for private classes with your Pod. Up to 4 students in a group: Private lesson rate no matter how many hours 5+ students in a group: TDC Hourly Pricing