Group Classes (teens & adults)
Children's private lesson package
$600 for 10 /45 minute sessions if also enrolled in a full children's group class program (must be paid in full in advance)
Children & Adults regular private lesson package pricing
$400 for 5 sessions plus 2 group class sessions for first-time enrollment (must be paid in full in advance)
Children & Adults regular private lesson package pricing
$750 for 10 sessions plus 4 group class sessions for first-time enrollment (must be paid in full in advance)
Private Lessons - Premier Studio Pricing for Championship Level Professional Instructors (Stephanie Falciano) effective October 1st, 2012
$95 per single session child or adult (subject to availability)
Children and adults $900 for 10 / 45 minute sessions plus 2 groups (paid in full, in advance)Children and adults $1740 for 20 / 45 minute sessions plus 2 groups (paid in full, in advance)
Children and adults $2125 for 25 / 45 minute sessions plus 3 groups (paid in full, in advance)Children and adults $3100 for 40 / 45 minute sessions plus 4 groups (paid in full, in advance)
*** All private and group packages must be used at a minimum rate of one (1) 45 minute session per week ***
Inquire with your instructor about availability and packages.
> All lessons (groups and privates) are 45 minutes unless otherwise stated. This allows for time to schedule, confer, and allow the instructor to start each student on time.
Dance Studios and the Dance Industry in general is and has always had elements of social interactions which occasionally can create undesired issues for the Studio, Professional Dancers/Teachers, Coaches, Performers, and Students. With this in mind it is important to clarify our policy and reasons for it in these subjects.
Gifts and Tips
Ø Gifts between one student and another are between those parties, however these should not be exchanged in the studio for any reason. It creates an environment where if the gift is unwanted or creates an unpleasant sentiment for the gift giver or the intended recipient the studio could become an unpleasant place for both. This is unfair to the students involved, and also for the teachers and the studio in general. Keep in mind that a Dance Studio is a business.
Ø Gifts, Tips traditionally given to one's Teacher or Coach, or from a Teacher to a Student or other Teacher must never be of a personal nature. Birthday or Holiday gifts or even a gift intended as a "Thank You" for hard work and effort are best given in a generic form of cash/gift card/check in a generic Holiday, Birthday, or Thank You card, without fanfare. These gifts are certainly appreciated, but it is important to not create an uncomfortable environment for anyone involved. All too often, the gift giver may mean something perfectly innocent and yet others may feel bad either because they cannot afford to give a gift, or they perceive favoritism, or offense can be taken by a relation of the recipient. Teachers and Coaches must also be conscious of this.
Ø Many who have been around Competitive Ballroom Dancing recognize the high costs to participants - Professional, Amateur, and Students. In some cases, generous individuals may wish to sponsor an individual or a couple. This is greatly appreciated, however discretion is required. If anyone feels that they want to contribute in this way please do so without fanfare by contributing under the title of “sponsorship award for dancer (fill in the name) in Check, Cash, or Gift Card, either given to the studio to pass on or directly. Do not directly offer to buy costumes or other items. This may serve to make the individual feel that you have to approve of their choices.
Ø Invitations and solicitations to attend social events should not be made by Students to Teachers, Teachers to Students, Teachers to Coaches, Coaches to Teachers, or any combination thereof on studio premises or events attended under the studio name. This can create an unpleasant environment for any of those individuals and a tone of favoritism and exclusion. The ONLY exception to this rule is when everyone is being invited as a group and we are all going as a “team spirit” motivation.
Please note that the costs for dancing in a competition include the following and are in addition to the student's actual competition entry fees, hotel, costumes, lessons, and any preparatory coaching the student pays for. Expenses incurred by students dancing in any pro/am competition include the costs for the professional partner or teachers participation. Competition expenses for professional teachers customarily include the following:
1) Teacher's time. Teachers are paid for their time directly. The time and cost of each teacher must include loss of studio time and fee for each dance.
2) Teacher's travel expenses are paid directly to the teacher before the competition takes place. These costs can vary greatly. Usually your professional teacher will help you organize your fees and try to bring several students when possible to share costs.
3) Teacher or student can send the application forms along with fees payable to the competition before the due date.
4) The student will reimburse the teacher for all out-of-pocket expenses related to the competition trip. These expenses can include: the teachers airfare; train; ground transportation; parking fees; car mileage; any other transportation costs. Several days of competition could include breakfast, lunch, dinner. Students are responsible for the teacher's admission to the ballroom as well. Expenses not included that are the teacher's responsibility are alcohol, personal items, entertainment. Teachers will make every effort to keep expenses at a minimum and give the student a good faith estimate prior to the competition.
5) Fees payable to the competition must be paid in advance by the date due and arranged through your teacher or manager.
6) If the teacher has several students or competition commitments, etc., a pro rata share of expenses should be worked out between the parties involved that are using the teacher's services. This should be agreed upon in advance of the competition. Your teacher will organize this.