The annual registration fee is $30 for the first child per family.
Families with two or more children in the same household are $40. This
registration fee covers our main session, September through June.
There is no registration fee for our Summer sessions or for our Adult
We accept new
students into our main session through mid-January. Adults may
join class at any time.
Tuition for classes in our main session is an annual fee. We
primarily automated payments and a budget payment plan dividing all
tuition and performance fees
into 10** equal payments.
We have had a lot of positive feedback about this system. We hope it
will simplify things for everyone! No more varying amounts month to
month; no more worries about late fees; lots less stress all around. For complete details- click
**We calculate annual fees into 10 payments for those registering June
1-August 10. Those registering Aug 11-Sept 10 will be divided into 9
payments; Sept 11-Oct 10 into 8 payments; Oct 11-Nov 10 into 7 payments;
Nov 11-Dec 10 into 6 payments. (Anyone registering after Dec 10
will need to pay for their costumes in full up front.)
If you would like
to pay in full for the year you will be given a 6% discount on your
tuition. This is
option is only available at the time of registration and full payments
must be made by check or cash to receive the 6% discount.
Each class is guaranteed to meet a minimum of 34 times plus the recital and
dress rehearsal during the school year. Should any class meet less than
these 34 times due to bad weather, teacher illness, etc., make-up classes will
be scheduled. We usually schedule any necessary make-up classes in April, May or
Any missed classes may be made up in a similar class within one month
of the absence. Please check with your child's instructor for
recommendations. We Do Not Refund or Pro-Rate Tuition for Missed
Classes. Excessive absence,
especially just prior to recital, is strongly discouraged. Any student
missing more than 6 classes without making up the missed work may be
pulled from the recital. Missing 2 or more classes or rehearsals just
prior to the show may also mean a student will not be able to perform in
As a courtesy to the instructor and the rest of the class, please
wait outside the door until the music stops and then enter quietly.
We understand that being late is sometimes unavoidable for all of us.
However, being more than five minutes late for class may mean being
asked to observe rather than take class. The final decision is at
the discretion of the instructor. This is not a disciplinary
measure but rather is done with the student's best interests in mind -
especially where higher level classes are concerned. A student who
misses the first few exercises of class runs the risk of injury by not
being properly warmed up for class. Please make sure that the
student understands this- we have this policy because we care about
No chewing gum anywhere in our
building. No food or drinks in
the classroom other than water. Cell phones are to be turned off or
set to silent during class. Respect should be shown to the instructors,
staff and fellow students at all times. Respect should also be
shown to the property of others and to the MDC studios and equipment.
Misconduct is not expected, nor will it be tolerated.
~dress code & regulations
We have a dress code not only for aesthetic reasons but also to help
the student and teacher better accomplish their goals in class.
Proper dance clothes are required for all classes, no street clothes.
Cover-ups may be worn at the beginning of class but must be removed by
the end of the warm-up. No dangling jewelry in class. No gum, food
or drinks other than water in class. Students may be asked to sit out if they
repeatedly ignore the dress code. Proper dance shoes are also
required (see list below). Most dance shoes needed may be
purchased in the studio for your convenience. Students
should not enter and leave the premises dressed in only a leotard and
tights. Please wear a “cover-up”. To preserve your shoes and
our dance floors, dance shoes are not be worn outside.
Check out the great YouTube video below from the Anaheim Ballet showing
3 ways to put your hair in a ballet bun.
open & combo class students
Ballet & Lyrical Classes- Leotard with pink tights required for all
classes. Simple ballet skirts are permitted, No shorts.
Jazz, Tap & Hip-Hop Classes-
Unitard or leotard with dance skirt, dance shorts, capris or jazz pants.
Tights must also be worn unless wearing pants at least to knee
length; no bare legs.
No street clothes, jean shorts, etc. No bare midriffs.
Hair must be secured off the face and neck so not to flop into
face. A ponytail alone is
not sufficient if hair can still swing into face; hair must be
securely clipped to the head off the face. Above Combos, Ballet
students must wear hair in a bun.
Plain t-shirt with leggings, shorts or sweatpants.
No cargo pants, No jeans, No excessively baggy clothing.
Comfortable work out clothes.
company, junior company & team members
Black leotard with tan or pink tights and proper shoes required.
Any visible supportive undergarments in black only.
Black shorts or black jazz pants permitted but may be asked to
remove them after warm-up.
Black Company shirt or a plain Black,
close-fitting T or tank are the only allowable tops for class and
rehearsals. Your instructors need to clearly
see your body and lines to correct you.
Hair in a bun or similarly secured off the face and up off the
ponytail alone is not sufficient if hair can still swing into face;
hair must be securely clipped to the head off the face. Ballet
students should wear hair in a bun.
Plain black or white t-shirt with black leggings, shorts or
preprofessional ballet program students
Black leotard, any style. Any visible supportive
undergarments in black only.
Pink tights and pink ballet shoes only. Tights are to be
worn on the feet and under the leotard, please.
Hair must be worn neatly in a secured bun. No dangling
Simple ballet skirts, knee length or shorter, may be worn only with the teacher's
approval. No shorts, No jazz skirts, No boxers.
Ballet warm-ups permitted, no sweats or other "junk" warm-ups.
Warm-ups are to be removed by the completion of barre work.
Black leotard, any style. Black convertible or footless
tights. Bare feet. Hair secured in a bun.
Plain white t-shirt with black leggings or tights, white socks,
black ballet shoes. Bare feet for Modern.
~dance shoes required
We strongly recommend that you write your name in all your shoes! They
are often misplaced or left behind and they all look alike. In Open
classes, shoe color is not crucial for class. What is important is that
students do wear appropriate dance shoes in class. However, please note
the colors and types listed below are what will be required for performances.
predance & ballet/tap combos
girls- pink ballet slippers &
tan tap shoes
boys- black ballet slippers &
black tap oxfords
girls- pink ballet slippers
boys- black ballet slippers
jazz & musical theater jazz
jazz- girls- tan jazz
musical theater- girls- tan
boys- both- black jazz shoes
girls- tan, buckled tap shoes
boys- black tap oxfords
canvas dance sneakers
black dance sneakers
girls & boys-
color and style of shoes will be determined when costumes are
chosen, usually not before November
Note on Ballet slippers - Beware the “ballet slippers”
sold at Wal-Mart, Target and the like. They have house shoes
packaged as “ballet slippers”. These are bedroom slippers,
not dance shoes. Real ballet slippers are usually leather,
or sometimes canvas for advanced students, with pliable suede sole.
Dance shoes are required.
~withdrawal from mdc
Should you need to withdraw from any or all classes at any time other
than at the end of the session, you must give written notice to our
office no later than the 1st of the month. To withdraw from all
classes and obligations, a completed Withdrawal Form must be
turned in to our office. If a Withdrawal Form is not received by
the 1st of the month, you are responsible for continuing to pay tuition
and late fees until the Form is turned in regardless of attendance.
~returned check fee
A service charge of $25.00 will be assessed for
any returned checks, paper or electronic.