Fees and Terms 






We are currently enrolling online for our 2019-2020  season.




Tuition Rates & Fees

  • 1 hour per week: $90.00 per month 

  • 1.15 hour per week $100.00

  • 1.5 hours. per week: $110.00 per month 

  • 2 hours. per week: $120.00

  • 2.25 hours per week: $125.00 per month

  • 2.5 hours per week:  $135.00  per month  

    •  (1.5 hrs. ballet & tap + 1 hr. of any other class)

  • ​3 hours per week $150.00 per month

  • 3.25 hours per week $155.00 per month

  • 3.5 hours per week: $165.00 per month

  • 4 - 4.5 hours per week 180.00 per month

  • Each additional class above 4.5 hours is $20.00 per month

  • $50.00 annual registration fee for the first dancer, $45.00 for each additional dancer

  • $85.00 costumes fee per enrolled class for our May recital billed with tuition in November (Wednesday super kinder costume fee is $100.00 for all three dances) 

  • $150.00 Recital fee per student (paid in two 75.00 installments in February and April with tuition)

    • Recital fee includes unlimited tickets for your guests at our recital held at the beautiful and historic Majestic Theater in downtown Dallas​

    • NEW: Digital download of the show for you to download and keep on any /all of your devices.

    • Recital T-shirt to wear in the finale of our show and keep

    • Unlimited oversized recital postcard invitations to give or mail to guests with our recital logo and information

    • Recital drawstring bag to hold recital supplies

    • Backstage class chaperones

    • Online recital packet with all the info you need for a successful show

    • Customized costume letter for each class 

    • Customized schedule for each dancer's dress rehearsal times and recital order



  • Tuition rates are determined by the number of classes in the year, divided equally between September through May and therefore are fixed. We do not pro-rate except for new students registering after the first class of the month. This includes our recital month of May.

  • A minimum of five students must be met to comprise a class. If we do not have enough to make the class, dances will be placed in a different class.

  • Methods of payment: We accept Visa and Mastercard, through our online parent portal and check and cash in the studio through your teacher.

  • All fees billed are due first class of the month. Auto –debit/ACH are processed on the 5th of the month​

  • Tuition received after the 15th of each month will be assessed a late fee of $10. All late charges will be carried over each month and payments received are applied to outstanding charges in the order in which they were billed.

  • Checks returned due to insufficient funds will be assessed a $40 returned check charge and late fees will apply. After two returned checks, we will no longer accept checks as a method of payment.

  • Unpaid balance policy: When an account becomes 60 days overdue, the person responsible for that account will be notified that the account is overdue and must be paid in full in the next 30 days.  If an account becomes more than 90 days overdue the person responsible for that account will be notified that the student may be restricted from participating until the account has been paid in full, or a payment plan has been agreed upon with MSSoD. 

  •  Accounts must have a $0 balance by recital week to participate in the recital.

  • Refunds and credits: No refunds are issued on paid fees, tuition, costume, recital or any other fees paid. 

  • Dancers who order a costume but drop the class will be given their costume after the recital.

  • Pro-rating or deductions for missed or canceled classes are not given.

  • We allow students to make-up in another scheduled class time

  • To drop a class requires a full month's notice given in writing.  

  • A student missing class for 2 consecutive weeks prior to recital may be unable to perform.


  • If for any reason it becomes necessary to withdraw a student from the studio, a withdraw email must be sent to biliing@melvasmithdance.com least two weeks before the next payment is due. If the drop email is not received, fees will continue to be billed at the regular amount and you will be responsible for payment.

  • Withdrawing from certain classes while remaining at the studio may be taken care of via email or by speaking with Miss Rachel.

  • Non-attendance is not considered withdrawing from class or studio

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