Payment Info & Fees

Payment Types

We accept Cash, Cashiers Check, Venmo, and Credit Card.
Auto Bill Pay is the preferred method of payment, and as such, provides you with the listed discount price. For cash or cashiers check payments, the regular price ($5 above listed price) applies. Auto pay by card can be set up during registration.

Payments by cashiers check must be written to Falling Star Dance Company. In the memo section. Remember to include the dancer’s name and description of payment (i.e. Jane Doe -January tuition)

If you’d prefer to pay via Venmo, please let us know and we’ll provide you with the details.

A credit card is required to be on file for your account. This card may be charged for any late fees of unpaid monthly balances after the 15th of each month OR any applicable cancellation / broken commitment fees.

If there are any concerns with your payments, they must be addressed with Shaun within 30 days.

Registration Fee

New student registration $25 per student per season. Family price is $45 per family. Class sizes are limited to the first 4-6 students for technique & up to 8 students for competition. Production required a minimum of 15 dancers. Form must be returned and registration fee paid to reserve a spot on a team.

Monthly Tuition

For tuition pricing please see the classes information found on the website. Tuition is due the 1st class of each month. Tuition is required to be paid for the upcoming month regardless if you attend or not. By registering your dancer, you agree that you will be responsible for your dancer's tuition. You understand that tuition is NOT prorated for the dance year and will remain the same when we extend or hold extra rehearsals. You also understand that in any event that we must cancel a class due to holidays, school breaks, or by the request of a teacher, this policy also applies. Please stay current with your account so it does not affect your dancer’s ability to participate.

Recital Fee

It is fun to be able to show off what you’ve learned throughout the year. To keep the energy high, we want to avoid charging spectators to view the performances whenever possible. A recital fee of $45 will cover the necessary facility expenses. To help large families, we cap our recital fee at $100 per family. Recital fees are due the 2nd Saturday in October. This fee can be added to the equal payment plan option.

Late Payments/ Additional Fees

Late payments apply after the 15th of each month. The late fee of $20, along with the tuition amount, will automatically be charged to your card/account on file. It is your responsibility to keep us posted on updated card information do to expiration or changes in the card/account on file. We will contact you if your card is declined for any reason. It is your responsibility to respond within 24 hours letting us know what action you will take to ensure payment is promptly made. Failure to resolve card issues, including auto bill pay, before the 15th of the month will result in a $20 late fee. If a payment is returned to Falling Star Dancers because of Non-sufficient Funds (NSF), you will be charged a $25.00 NSF fee. The best way to avoid late payments is to set up auto bill pay and have available funds.

Refunds 

NO REFUNDS will be issued for classes not attended. We do not give refunds.  If you have overpaid then you will have a credit that can be applied to next month’s tuition. Falling Star Dance Company pays for costumes, choreography, and competitions upfront and does not receive refunds. Therefore, we do not offer refunds. If a dancer is unable to participate for the remainder of the season, for any reason, they are responsible for any applicable fees. See 'Withdrawing Participation' in our Policies and Procedures manual for additional details.

Pay in Full Discount

If you choose to pay for the entire season upfront you will receive a 10% discount on tuition only. The 10% is taken off after any applicable sibling discounts have been subtracted. Payment in full requires costume(s), recital fee, and applicable competition fees to be paid for up front. There is no discount for costumes, recital fees, competition fees, or other non-tuition expenses.

Sibling / Family Discount

Receive a Family discount of $5 off per month, per sibling, while all siblings remain dancing.

Referral Program

A credit of $10 will be applied to your account for each new student/family who listed you as the referral on their registration. A referral registering multiple students will count as one referral and will receive a total of $10. There is no limit to the number of referrals you can send. Returning dancer referrals regardless if they left the studio for any amount of time will not apply to this program. Payment of credit will be applied to monthly tuition.

Equal Payment Plan

For those looking to keep payments consistent throughout the season, our Equal Payment Plan (EPP) is perfect for you. Request to have this set up during registration.

EPP sums all forecasted costs throughout the entire season and divides the total cost by the total number of months for which your child is dancing. This creates an equal payment each month of the season.

For example, an EEP could include: Recital fees, monthly tuition, competition fees, rental costume(s), and any additional dance apparel you purchase through Falling Star, such as Team Joggers, Shoes, Tights, or a Dance Bag. Rather than having monthly fees go up and down throughout the year when costume fees or competition fees are due, this EPP balances the expenses throughout the year into steady payments. The purpose of EPP is to minimize large periodic expenses.

Note- Additional unforeseen fees or charges may apply that were not built into the system at the time the EPP was set up.

Unpaid balances/Account issues

Falling Star reserves the right to send all unpaid balances to collections. Any delinquent accounts after one month may be sent to collections. At which time students will not be permitted to attend class. All fees obtained through collections will be your responsibility to pay including all applicable legal expenses. All financial research time exceeding 1 hour by Falling Star management, to facilitate and manage account balance problems, will be charged to the account at a rate of $50 an hour and will be added to the balance due. By registering my child I agree to pay all amount(s) owed within 30 days of when such amount(s) incurred. I agree that it is and shall remain my responsibility to pay all amounts owed as set forth herein. I agree that interest will accrue on all past-due amounts at the rate of 18% per annum (1.5% per month) until paid in full.  In the event any amount(s) is/are referred to a third party debt collection agency, I agree that in addition to any other amount(s) allowed for by law, (such as interest, court costs, reasonable attorney's fees, etc.) I will also be responsible for a collection fee of up to 40% of the principal amount(s) owing as allowed by Utah Code Annotated, sec. 12-1-11. The terms of this paragraph shall apply to all amount(s) incurred by me or by any individual for whom I have legal responsibility whether such amount(s) are incurred the day I register or after.

 

Costumes

Rental Costs

On average, rentals are $35 per costume per season (note- additional charges apply for premiere ballet). Rental sizes are not guaranteed and are subject to availability. These rentals are offered at a discounted price to help minimize the cost to families.

Costume Rental Payments

Late fees apply after the applicable season due date below. Each year we purchase some costumes to keep our stock full of various styles and sizes. The new costumes will still be part of the rentals program. Due dates are strictly enforced because of new costume shipping deadlines. All costume rental fees are due the 2nd Saturday in November. This fee can be added to the equal payment plan option.

Rental Deposit

A $40 deposit is required before picking up each rental costume. It will be returned if the costume is returned cleaned, undamaged and unaltered.

Tights Required

Performance tights are required to be worn under costumes for hygienic reasons. They must have no holes or tears. If a dancer has holes in their tights they will be required to purchase them from the director for $10. This is to ensure all dancers have the same tights that are the same design and the same color to create an overall uniform look on stage.

Underwear

All dancers must wear either: an all tan bra and seamless tan underwear OR a thin strapped tan leotard with no underwear. This must be worn under their costume at all times. We do not want to see your fun colored underwear on the stage when the bright lights hit. If you do not have these items, they will need to be purchased.

Other Accessories

All dancers must wear small round diamond stud earrings. If your dancer does not have their ears pierced, use stickers with lash glue, glitter eyeliner or nail polish to create this look. NO OTHER JEWELRY, NO NAIL POLISH, No gum. Be sure your dancer is prepared. If you do not have these items, they will need to be purchased.

Costume Cleaning

Please follow the directions on the tag for cleaning after each performance. All costumes, regardless of tag instructions, must be cleaned thoroughly in the groin and armpit area. Some costumes may need to be professionally dry cleaned. This may be an additional cost that is not covered.

Distribution & Returns

All costumes become the parent or guardian’s responsibility once they have been picked up from the studio. Technique dancers will receive their costume one week prior to the end of year recital. Competition dancers are to care for all costumes throughout the season. Costumes must be cleaned and returned 1 week following each performance for inspection. Costumes must be cleaned and returned in pristine condition without stains, holes, rips, etc. If a costume is lost, or returned in a damaged manner it is your responsibility to purchase the entire costume at current market value.

Damaged or Altered Costumes

Because costumes are rented, sizing may not be perfect. Dancers wanting to purchase costumes may have alterations made for individual fitting needs. Dancers are in charge of taking care of costumes. If a costume is lost, or returned in a damaged manner it is your responsibility to purchase the entire costume.

Shoes

Dancers who compete are required to provide their own performance quality shoes. Shoes may include: neoprene foot undeez, tan or black gore boots, lyrical shoes, and/or hip hop shoes. Other shoes may be added for additional routines. If available, these can be rented, otherwise, they will need to be purchased. Falling Star makes 1 large bulk order each year. Let Dawn know ASAP if you’d be interested in purchasing shoes through the studio to receive a discount on our bulk order. Although technique classes aren’t required to have performance quality shoes, they are highly recommended to learn correct motion, avoid injury, and improve consistency.

Transportation/Spectators

It is the parent’s responsibility to transport their dancer to and from competitions. Parents and dancers are to keep track of time to ensure they are with the team so they can be signed in 1 hour before it's time to perform. Some competitions require a spectator fee. Details will be given in a competition information sheet letting parents know of these costs.

Joggers

Team joggers are to be worn to every competition no exceptions. Dancers who are found on stage or other areas without their joggers will be fined $50. All Returning dancers should already have joggers, new dancers will need to purchase them. Pricing depends on size, ask director for details.

Team Bag

A Team bag is to be brought to every competition no exceptions. Bags must include studio name and dancer’s full name. Custom Bags with the dancer’s name may be purchased through the studio at an additional cost, ask director for details.