- Tuition is due twice per recital dance season (September and January). The season runs from the first day of Fall classes to our Annual Recital.
- All payments are NONREFUNDABLE.
- An annual membership fee of $35 will be charged for each student (max of $70 per family), due at the time of enrollment to reserve your spot. (our annual membership fee includes: priority registration for classes and camps, transfer classes for free, special member pricing for birthday parties, priority access to special events, priority enrollment for masterclasses/guest artists, community connection, movie nights, student appreciation week, parent appreciation week and so much more!)
- Payments are all done online through our software provider, and will be automatically charged to the card on file on the first day of each payment period.
- After registering you may make an online payment to secure your child’s spot in class. If you prefer to pay by check, payment must be received before the first day of the payment period.
- Tuition will not be prorated for student absences, except in an instance of an incapacitating injury or extended illness, provided written medical proof is promptly provided. Should this occur, a student may be offered a makeup opportunity by the studio director in a similar class, or assigned a credit which may only be applied for future tuition within a period of 24 months following its issuance.
- The studio reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment. If the planned enrollment requirement is not met, the class may be cancelled and the staff will work with students to find an alternate class option. Only if class on another day and time is not found, will a refund be possible.
- All payments must be timely made as a precondition for a student to be allowed to participate in class and recital.
- Account balances not fully paid within announced deadlines will be charged a monthly 5% compounding finance charge until paid. Accounts more than 60 days past due may be submitted to collection services.
- NSF on paper checks, auto-debit, or auto-charge payments will incur a $25 NSF fee which will be paid at the front desk along with the tuition.
- If a student will be dropping a class, emailed written notice must be sent to the office staff 30 days prior to departure.
Tuition listed below is per-individual student, and is charged twice during the recital season at the beginning of each semester. As the number of classes increases per week, the cost of tuition decreases!
|1 hour per week
|1.5 hours per week
|2 hours per week
|2.5 hours per week
|3 hours per week
|3.5 hours per week
|4 hours per week
|4.5 hours per week
|5 hours per week
|5.5 hours per week
|6 or more hours per week
Dancers who are looking to refine technique or master new skills may also schedule private lessons with any of our amazing faculty. Private lessons begin at $35 per half hour. Please keep in mind that if you must cancel a private lesson, be sure to do so as far in advance as possible. We can only refund private lessons that are canceled with more than 24 hours’ notice.
- A costume fee of $60+tax will be charged for each student participating in the May Recital for ages 6 and under. (This is per dance that the student performs.)
- A costume fee of $70+tax will be charged for each student participating in the May Recital for ages 7 and up. (This is per dance that the student performs.)
- A costume fee of $80+tax will be charged for each student performing in the Pre-Pointe or Pointe dance at the recital
Costume refunds will only be given with written notice prior to December 31st. After January 1st costume refunds will not be issued.
Costume fees will be collected in 2 installments:
- October 1st – 1st half
- November 1st – 2nd half
- December – recital costumes are ordered (we will not order costumes for dancers who have an outstanding balance; this may prevent their participation in the recital)
When you receive your child’s costume, remember that dance costumes are supposed to be tight. They should not fit like regular clothing. If your dancer has tactile issues and would most likely prefer a larger size, please inform the front desk staff no later than December 1st of this year.
At Bella Via, kindness matters. Whether between dancers, teachers or dancers and teachers, we place a high value in being considerate, encouraging, empathetic and respectful. That doesn’t mean that every action that occurs within these walls will meet our expectations, but it is a constant we strive to instill. We want Bella Via to continue to be a positive studio that uplifts our dancers, provides fun and positive experiences, practices grace (in movement and character) and offers exceptional opportunities to expand our students’ world. We invite you to join us in that effort.
- We encourage students to study as many different disciplines within the realm of dance as inspires them. We strive to create well-rounded, confident dancers who are able to adapt to any kind of situation and environment.
- Dancers should be in the studio and partially warmed up by the start of class. The hallway may be used as a warm-up area while dancers wait for their class to begin.
- All teachers will be addressed as “Miss (insert teacher’s first name)” or “Mr. (insert teacher’s name)”.
- Everyone is placed in a class that the faculty determines based on the student’s technique, ability to retain and apply corrections, the skills they have mastered, attendance, performance, age and maturity. This ensures that the classes run efficiently and students are getting the most out of their education at Bella Via.
- As the academic year progresses, students may be asked to change levels if the teacher feels they will be unable to reach their full physical potential in the class assigned.
- Please refrain from gossip in the studio hallways… if there is an issue that needs to be addressed, please bring it to the attention of the desk staff, and they will be sure to pass the information along to the person or persons who can correct the problem.
- If a student will be absent from class, please notify the teacher ahead of time by calling the studio (262) 236-9298. (Desk staff will make a note, or please leave a message if no one answers.)
- Students will not be allowed to make up absences that are not specifically noted on the Bella Via policies page.
General Dance Attire Rules
- Proper dance attire is enforced for the safety of the dancer. Improper attire can lead to injury and lack of technical improvement or progression. The teacher must be able to easily see the dancer’s alignment and placement to give the personal corrections needed for each individual student’s advancement.
- Hair must be pulled back and out of the dancer’s eyes for ALL classes. A bun is preferable for ballet classes.
- Tights MUST be worn with leotards and shorts…no exceptions.
- Consequences will be administered by the teacher for students who fail to comply with the dress code. (This may include sitting out, writing down combinations, extra push-ups or sit-ups, etc.) If improper attire becomes a recurring problem, the parents will be notified and more severe actions may be taken.
- Warm-ups are allowed for the first 15 minutes of class. In the winter we encourage students to come wearing warm-ups to prevent injury.
- Baby Bellas: Light pink leotard; white tights; white ballet shoes
- Twinkle Tots: Light pink leotard; white tights; white ballet shoes and black tap shoes
- Ballet, Jazz, and Tap 6 & 7yrs.: Light pink leotard; white tights; white ballet shoes; black tap shoes (jazz shoes are not required for this age group and level)
- Ballet Levels D-A: Black leotard; pink tights; and pink ballet shoes. Black ballet skirts and shorts are also allowed.
- Jazz and Tap Levels D-A: Black leotard; pink, black, or nude tights; form fitting dance pants and dance shorts are also allowed; tan jazz and tap shoes (although black is fine up until recital)
- Teen Ballet: any solid colored leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes
- Modern: Black leotard, nude/pink/black convertible tights, black dance shorts or pants, bare-feet or foot undies
- Hip-Hop: Clothing the dancers are able to move easily in and feel funky in (no jeans or skirts); clean sneakers should be worn as long as they are used in class ONLY and have not been worn outside (a popular brand for Hip Hop shoes are DCs)
- Pointe: a solid colored leotard, pink tights, pink pointe shoes
- Bella Via Dance Studio is not responsible for inclement weather. Should a class be closed more than twice due to weather, the teacher will determine a makeup day and time for the class, which may be done in-person or virtually.
- Bella Via will generally follow the Mequon-Thiensville school district weather cancellations. Bella Via will generally follow the Mequon-Thiensville school district weather cancellations. However since the weather can change dramatically from morning to night this may cause the studio to cancel evening classes despite the schools having remained open. This action will be taken before 3pm on week days for evening classes; and before 8:30am for morning and weekend classes.
- For cancellations, please visit the Bella Via home page and view the Blog posts, TMJ4 on your television, or our Facebook page.