Class Sessions, Fees & Policies

Understanding Our Rates

Dance Classes

• Class size limited to 12 participants •
Full Session at pre-reg rate $13.00/class
Full Session $14.00/class
Half Session $15.00/class
4 Consecutive week trial-
(New Students ONLY) $13/class
Drop-in $16.00/class (arrive at least 15 minutes before class to confirm space and pay)

Circus Arts • Class size limited to 8 participants •

CIRCUS Classes 

• Class size limited to 8 participants •

Circus 1,2, & 3 Pre-reg $15/class 
Circus 1,2, & 3 Full Session   $16/class 
Half Session $17.00/class
4 Consecutive week trial-
(New Students ONLY) $15/class
                       PARKOUR Classes

                       • Class size limited to 10 participants •

Pre-reg  $15/class 
Full Session $16/class 
Half Session $17.00/class
4 Consecutive week trial-
(New Students ONLY) $15/class

                     AERIAL Classes

                     • Class size limited to 8 participants •

Aerial $18/class
Aerial pre-reg $17/class
Half Session $19.00/class
                                                                                                                                                            

 

Musical Theater Rates

• Class size limited to 12-18 participants •
Rates vary depending on:
level, # of weeks & # of shows
Added cost for show tickets (2-4 free)
Please see below for rates

Winter Session

Oakland Classes

Session details & fees

  • Winter Dance/Circus Arts
SESSION LENGTH: Jan 3 - March 27

 

DANCE/CIRCUS CLASSES 

DANCE CLASSES  Ages 3-14 (12 weeks)
By 12/18 (Pre-registration saves $12)
 $156.00
After 12/18 (Regular registration)
 $168.00
First 6 weeks until 1/3 - 2/18
$90.oo
One day a week 3 hr dance camp
$144.00
New Student 4 consecutive week trial
$52.oo
CIRCUS ARTS Ages 3-14 (12 weeks)
By 12/18 (Pre-registration saves $12)
 $180.00
After 12/18 (Regular registration)
 $192.00
First 6 weeks until 1/3 - 2/18
$102.oo
New Student 4 consecutive week trial
$60.oo
AERIAL ARTS  CLASSES Ages 9-16 (12 weeks)
By 12/18 (Pre-registration saves $12)
 $204.00
After 12/18 (Regular registration)
 $216.00
First 6 weeks until 1/3 - 2/18
$114.00

Lafayette Classes

Session details & fees

  • Winter Dance/Gymnastics
SESSION LENGTH: Jan 3 - March 27
MON-SUN CLASSES (12 weeks)
Early registration saves $12
$156.00 before 12/18/16
$168.00  after 12/18/16
$90 first 6 weeks  (Jan 3-Feb 13)
$52.00 (new students 4 consecutive week trial)

Orinda Classes

Session details & fees

  • Winter Dance

Pricing is based on Orinda Recreation Center Rates

Ariels Musical Ballet Mar 2014-1585

  • Oakland Winter Musical Theater
SESSION LENGTH: Jan 3 - March 12

LITTLE THEATER  Ages 4-8  

Sound of Music

$25 discount if registered before 12/1
$285 no parent working 4 hours max.
$225 w/parent helping 4 hours max.
 

YOUTH THEATER 1st-5th Grade

Shrek

$25 discount if registered before 12/1
$330 no parent working 4 hours max.
$270 w/parent helping 4 hours max.
 

TWEEN/TEEN THEATER  5th-8th Grade

Shrek

$25 discount if registered before 12/1
$450 no parent working 4 hours max.
$390 w/parent helping 4 hours max.

  • Lafayette Winter Musical Theater
SESSION LENGTH: Nov 29 - Feb 26

LITTLE THEATER  Ages 4-8  

Wonderful Wizard of Oz

$25 discount if registered before 11/13
$290 no parent working 4 hours max.
$230 w/parent helping 4 hours max.
 

YOUTH THEATER 1st-5th Grade

Wonderful Wizard of Oz

$25 discount if registered before 11/13
$345 no parent working 4 hours max.
$305 w/parent helping 4 hours max.
 

TWEEN/TEEN THEATER  5th-8th Grade

 None this session

 

  • Orinda Winter Musical Theater

Pricing is based on Orinda Recreation Rates

 

 

 

SPRING Session

Oakland Classes

Session details & fees

  • SPRING Dance/Circus Arts
SESSION LENGTH: March  28 - June 11 (10 classes)
DANCE CLASSES  Ages 3-14 (10 weeks - 9 weeks Mondays Only)
By 3/24 All days but Mondays
 $130.00
By 3/24 Mondays
 $126.00
After 3/24 All days but Mondays
 $140
After 3/24 Mondays
 $116
First 5 weeks 
$75.oo
4 consecutive week 3 hr Dance Camp
$144.oo
 New Student 4 consecutive week trial
$52.oo
CIRCUS ARTS Ages 3-14 (10 weeks)
By  3/24 (Pre-registration saves $10)
 $150.00
After 3/24 (Regular registration)
 $160.00
First 5 weeks 
$85.oo
New Student 4 consecutive week trial
$60.oo
AERIAL ARTS  CLASSES Ages 9-16 (9 weeks)
By 3/24  (Pre-registration saves $12)
 $168.00
After 3/24  (Regular registration)
 $180.00
First 5 weeks 
$95.00
PARKOUR  Ages 3-14 (10 weeks)
By  3/24 (Pre-registration saves $10)
 $150.00
After 3/24
$160
First 5 weeks 
$85.00
New Student 4 consecutive week trial
$60.oo

Lafayette Classes

Session details & fees

  • Spring Dance/Gymnastics
SESSION LENGTH: March  28 - June 11 (No classes April 3-8 & 16)
DANCE CLASSES  Ages 3-14 (10 weeks - 9 weeks Mondays Only)
By 3/24 (Pre-registration saves $10) All days but Mondays
 $130.00
By 3/24 (Pre-registration saves $9)  Mondays
 $117.00

After 3/24  (Regular registration) All days but Mondays

 $140.00
After 3/24  (Regular registration)  Mondays
 $126.00
First 5 weeks 
$75.oo
New Student 4 consecutive week trial
$52.oo

Orinda Classes

Session details & fees

  • Spring Dance

Pricing is based on Orinda Recreation Center Rates

Ariels Musical Ballet Mar 2014-1585

  • Oakland Spring Musical Theater
SESSION LENGTH: March 22 - June 4

LITTLE THEATER  Ages 4-8  

Aristocats

$25 discount if registered before 3/1
$285 no parent working 4 hours max.
$225 w/parent helping 4 hours max.
 

YOUTH THEATER 1st-5th Grade

Mary Poppins

$25 discount if registered before 3/1
$305 no parent working 4 hours max.
$245 w/parent helping 4 hours max.
 

TWEEN/TEEN THEATER  5th-8th Grade

Shrek-CONTINUING FROM WINTER

$25 discount if registered before 12/1
$450 no parent working 4 hours max.
$390 w/parent helping 4 hours max.

  • Lafayette Spring Musical Theater
SESSION LENGTH: Feb 28 - May 5

LITTLE THEATER  Ages 4-8  

Aristocats

$25 discount if registered before 2/14
$270 no parent working 4 hours max.
$210 w/parent helping 4 hours max.
 

YOUTH THEATER 1st-5th Grade

Aristocats

$25 discount if registered before 2/14
$285 no parent working 4 hours max.
$225 w/parent helping 4 hours max.
 

TWEEN/TEEN THEATER  5th-8th Grade

 None this session
  • Orinda Winter Musical Theater

Pricing is based on Orinda Recreation Rates

 

 

POLICIES

MAKE UP CLASSES                                                                                                               

We want you be able to take advantage of the money you have invested in classes, so we try to be as flexible as possible with our make up policy. Our make up policy allows students to make up their missed classes in any non-theater class that is not full and is age appropriate. Makes up can not be scheduled on the last day of the sessions as it is presentation day.

HOW DO YOU SCHEDULE A MAKE UP? 

Email or call in advance to check on availability and make a reservation.

WHEN ARE MAKE UPS ALLOWED? 

Make ups are allowed only within your current session except for the last day of the session when we have presentations

CAN I EXTEND MY ENROLLMENT FOR A MAKE UP?  

No, your make up period ends when your enrollment ends. For example, if you purchase a 4 week series and miss a class, you must makeup the class during the 4 week period. Your make up could not be extended into the fifth week.

REFUNDS

Is a class not working out for your child?  Depending on the class, you have different options:

DANCE CLASS REFUNDS

Refunds are only given when we cancel a class. Freeze your enrollment if you need to stop taking classes.

FREEZING YOUR DANCE/GYMNASTICS CLASS ENROLLMENT

If you have remaining classes that you no longer want your child to attend, you may freeze your child’s enrollment for them to use on a later date.   As of 8/12/15 all requests to freeze enrollment must be emailed or submitted in writing and confirmation from our office must be provided in order for it to be active. 

These classes can only be transferred as a consecutive group of classes and any difference in cost must be paid if moving to attend a more expensive class.  For instance, prorated single theater classes and gymnastic classes are more expensive than dance, so if you are applying frozen dance classes you are charged the added amount for those.

In addition to being transferred as a group frozen classes must be applied to another session.  The balance of the session must be paid for when frozen classes are used. For example, if you have six frozen classes you can apply them to a new 10 week session and then you must pay for the remaining four in the session. If you have more frozen classes than remain in a current session, you may use them to complete the session and the remaining can be applied to another session's registration.  For example, if you have six remaining classes and you would like to register for the last four classes of the session you may do so.  The remaining two classes must be used towards a full or half session enrollment as offered.  Frozen enrollment classes can not be used for drop in classes.

Frozen enrollment can not be turned into a credit for merchandise purchases. There is no expiration on these frozen classes.  It is not possible to retroactively freeze an enrollment.  Classes missed prior to notification cannot be made up.  Frozen enrollment is non-transferable to other family members or friends.

LITTLE THEATER OPTIONS (AGES 4-8) AFTER EARLY WITHDRAWL

Before the first class: Inform us in writing at least 72 hours before the start of class and you can get frozen enrollment for the number of classes in the session that can be used for dance or theater.  This is treated as an even exchange class for class and the difference in cost is not credited (i.e.: 14 theater classes = 14 dance classes regardless of difference in cost)

Less than 72 hours before the start of class and BEFORE scripts are emailed out: Your child may drop theater if we are notified by the day after the first class, before scripts are emailed out and receive an  exchange of class option.  There are NO CREDITS, REFUNDS, or FROZEN ENROLLMENT options in this situation This is because there is no opportunity for us to fill that spot once the class starts.  Your child may, however, transfer to a dance class during the same semester.  This is treated as an even exchange and the difference in cost is not credited.

After the first class AFTER scripts are emailed out: If your child drops out after scripts have been emailed, there are NO REFUNDS, CREDITS, FROZEN ENROLLMENT or EXCHANGES.  It is challenging to re-write scripts and rehearse with new lines when a cast member drops out..

MUSICAL THEATER OPTIONS  FOR  YOUTH & TWEEN/TEEN CASTS AFTER EARLY WITHDRAWL

Before the first class: There are NO REFUNDS, CREDIT, OR FROZEN ENROLLMENT OPTIONS unless your spot gets filled prior to the first class. Ask us to check our waitlist.  A $25 administrative fee is deducted from your refund if a replacement is found.

After the first class: Once your child signs up for the show, s/he is signed up for the entire play from beginning to end. If a child is having second thoughts, we ask that you encourage your child to participate and finish the show. It is challenging to re-write scripts and rehearse with new lines when a cast member drops out.  If a child drops out after the first class, there are NO REFUNDS, CREDIT, OR FROZEN ENROLLMENT OPTIONS.

SCHOOL SITE MUSICAL THEATER REFUNDS

Your child may drop theater and receive a refund if we are notified by the day after the first class, before scripts are emailed out. There are no NO REFUNDS, CREDITS, or EXCHANGES otherwise.

ILLNESS         

If your child is ill, please keep them home and schedule a make up class. It is especially important to wait 24 hours after a fever to attend a class.   Those with active coughing and excessive mucus should also stay home.

WATCHING YOUR CHILD IN CLASS    

Parents love to watch their children and younger children often are more comfortable with parents near them, however the flow of the class often gets disrupted by dancers checking in with their parents and the overall quality of the class deteriorates. In addition, some dancers become more self conscious in front of an audience and we want to give them the freedom to feel comfortable in class. Our way of “meeting in the middle” is to provide flat screen TV for parents to watch dancers from the lobby.

Our Oakland facility has two studios. The front studio, Studio A, has a screen in the front lobby. The back studio, Studio B, has a screen in the back hallway and in our upstairs lobby. During school days, the upstairs lobby is closed as it is used by our after school program.

WHAT IF MY CHILD REALLY NEEDS ME IN CLASS?      

Our Creative Movement classes are designed just for this reason. Parents are allowed in the class, but don’t fully participate as they would in a Parent & Me class. If your child is new to classes with us, is Pre-ballet aged and tentative, we allow you to come in for the first couple of classes. If you child is still uncomfortable without you after that time, staff will brainstorm options with you.

CHECKING-IN

When you arrive for your dance class, you can check-in using the i-pads located near each entrance. Follow the directions posted. If it is not working for you, we appreciate letting our staff know.

LATE PICK UP

We are not in a position to properly supervise a child after class is dismissed and it is often very stressful for younger children. We reserve the right to charge you $1/minute for every minute after dismissal if you are not present.

ENTERING THE DANCE STUDIO

Class begins when students are invited into the dance room by their instructor. Please do not allow your child to enter the studio before that time.

POTTY NEEDS DURING DANCE CLASS

Please make every effort to have your child use the restroom before class. It is disruptive to class when a restroom break is needed – usually it has a domino effect. Sometimes it can’t be helped, though. If your child needs to use the restroom during class, they should tell their teacher and they will be directed to the restroom. If they can’t do this independently, please sit outside of the studio so that you can be called to assist your child.

If your child happens to have an accident, we ask that you address your child’s needs and if possible, help us clean the floor.

PLAYGROUND USE

Our playground is located in the rear of our Oakland facility and is for the sole use of our customers. Enter in the Patterson St. gate using the code provided by the office staff. Please be discrete when using the code and don’t allow unaccompanied children to enter with you. All children, regardless of age must be actively supervised by an adult. Use of the playground is at your own risk.

HOURS AVAILABLE:

Mon-Friday 9:00-3:00   (closed for after school program students only)                           Weekends 9:00-6:00