2020 - 2021 Fees
We charge each dancer an annual registration fee of $20.
Our year runs September to August.
This covers both gymnastics at Chilliwack Gymnastics Club and dance at Chilliwack Dance School. If you have already registered for gymnastics this year, you do not have to pay the $20 registration fee for dance classes.
Family discount rate: $35 per family.
All regular group classes have the same fee structure.
All prices include GST:
weekly 30 min classes: $380 per yr, or $38 per month
weekly 45 min classes: $480 per yr, or $48 per month
weekly 60 min classes: $580 per yr, or $58 per month
for 10 months September to June.
Solos and Duos
weekly 15 min solo time: $520 per yr, or $52 per month
weekly 15 min duo time: $350 per yr, or $35 per month per dancer
Half Hour Private Lesson: $26
Half Hour Semi-Private Lesson: $17.50 each ($35 total).
Multiple Classes of One Style
If your dancer participates in 2 group classes of the same style of dance you pay for the total time of that style, not for 2 classes. Example: tap choreo ages 8 - 10 and tap choreo ages 10 - 12, plus tap technique. Total = 90 minutes. Solos and duos calculated separately.
Considering "year" to mean ten months Sept to June:
weekly 90 min of one style: $780 per yr, or $78 per month
weekly 1 hr 45 min of 1 st: $880 per yr, or $88 per month
weekly 2 hrs of one style: $980 per yr, or $98 per month
weekly 3 hrs of one style: $1340 per yr, or $134 per month
Pay for 3 classes of dance covering 3 styles for any one dancer, and get a 4th class free. Example: pay for hip hop, ballet, and tap. Get baton or jazz or acro for free.
One of your paid classes may be gymnastics, downstairs in the Chilliwack Gymnastics Club. Solos and duos not included.
For details about short-term classes and rates, see the prices on the schedule.
If your dancer has been invited by the teacher to participate
in the Surrey Festival of Dance or any other
competition, you have the right to accept or
decline. Entry fees apply. $23 - $50 per student
in 2020 at competitions, depending on whether
it is a group, trio, duo, or solo entry. Plus extra
admin costs and rental of rehearsal space. Please
indicate on your registration form whether you
would like to be a part of this. Fees due Nov-Dec
each year for competitions happening in Feb-May.
In June we will have a year-end show. There is no extra fee to participate, but audience members, even parents, will need to purchase a ticket.
Tickets $10 each
Children 4 and under free
Maximum $30 per household family rate for those living at the same address.
Parents helping with tickets etc: free.
You are responsible for providing your dancer with proper dance clothing and footwear for class. This includes tap shoes for tap classes, and ballet shoes for ballet classes. Come dressed to move - stretchy clothing is ideal, particularly body suit and tights. For hip hop classes running shoes are fine. Baton classes: you must purchase a baton that fits your dancer. We can supply one if that makes it easier. Cost will be whatever the going rate is at the time, probably about $25 - $30.
For more information about attire requirements visit our Details Page.
Costumes are required for participation in competitions, parades, and in the year-end show/recital in June. We encourage all students to participate.
We make an effort to keep costume costs down to $40 - $75 per dancer per dance. Some could be a bit more or cheaper. For solos and small groups there may be costumes available for rent. Rental price is $10 per full costume.
Most of our costumes are purchased from a costume company.
It is the teacher's choice whether you will be expected to find or sew your own costume, rent from the studio, buy one on your own that the teacher has chosen, or buy one that the teacher has purchased.
We accept cheques, cash, interac, credit cards, subsidies such as Jump Start, e-transfers, and home school PO #s. Contact Donna to make arrangments. Sorry no automatic debit at this time, but if you register online you can set up automatic credit card payments.
To pay by email:
Send email money transfers (interac e-transfers) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are required by your bank to create a password make it simple such as the name of the city (Chilliwack). Otherwise no password is needed at our end, so please leave a note so we know what you are paying for, especially if your surname is different from that of the registered student.
There are a number of charity organizations which provide sports subsidies to low-income families. We are not affiliated with any of them, and do not know what the criteria for them are, or whether dance is considered for them, but for your convenience we have provided links to some that we have heard of here.
To Register Electronically:
Download the registration form here, fill out, then email to email@example.com.
F. A. Q. s
What about holidays?
Some months may have 5 classes and some
may have 3 due to a holiday such as Christmas.
We do not adjust monthly fees accordingly
because the fee is basically an annual fee
divided into 10.
Do I have to pay for the full month of June, even though classes end before the end of the month?
Yes. The monthly fee for June includes extra rehearsals and the year-end shows. And again, this month's fee is one-tenth of the annual fee.
Do all the classes run all year?
Most of them run from September to June.
Sometimes we will add classes part way through the year.
We also offer a few 6- or 8- or 10- or 12-week classes and summer camps and spring break camps.
How many classes do we get?
The plan for year-long classes is for at least 36 classes plus a free photo sitting, plus extra year-end show rehearsals for those who wish to perform, plus dress rehearsal, and 1 or 2 shows. Some students may get extra rehearsal time in preparation for parades or special shows.