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Studio Policies

First Day of Classes: Monday, August 28, 2023

Please read through all the policies and guidelines to see all studio closings and calendar information. 

Payment Policies

2023-24 registration and tuition payment information

Stage Stars Dance tuition is based on an entire season of dance.  Our season runs from August 29 thru May 6.  Tuition is not based on the number of classes in a month or attendance.  There is NO refund for missed classes and a makeup class will be offered for paying member dancers. 

You may pay the entire season in full or divide it up into 9 monthly installments.  The first installment is due September 10 and is non-refundable.  The remaining installments are due by the 10th of every month, October through May and will be automatically be billed to the working card on file on the 10th of every month in your parent portal. 

All monthly tuition payments, holiday show, and year-end show costume payments and recital fees will be billed to the card on file in y our parent portal unless another form is used by you in your parent portal.  Tuition is due and will be billed on the 10th of each month.  All holiday show fees and costumes payments are due by September 10 and will be charged to your card on file in your parent portal.  End of year show fees and payments will be broken down into two payments.  The first end of year show fees and costume payments are due October 15 and the balance is due on January 10 and will be charged to your card on file in your parent portal.  You may go into your parent portal and make a payment for all invoices at any time.

Registration Fees


Should it become necessary to withdraw or cancel classes, we must receive, in writing, the withdrawal request 30 days prior to the 1st of the month or Stage Stars retains the rights to keep the student enrollment active and charge as per the completed EFT form.  

Class Placement

Class placement is at the discretion of the director and teachers.  All level 4 classes and up must be teacher approved.

Late fee

If your card on file is declined, an alternate payment must be made within 48 hours.  A late fee of $15 will be charged for any payments not made by the 10th of the month.  This includes declined charges for cards on files for any reason. 

We accept cash, check, MC, VISA, Discover and Amex

Rates per month

Number of Classes per week


Members Ages 14 and up

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90 minute classes are an additional $10 and 120 minute classes count as two classes.

Make-up Classes

If you are in a fee-based class and you miss a class due to illness or other personal reason, you will be able to make up the missed class in a similar class.  There will be no discount or refund given for missed classes.  There are no make-ups for classes missed when the studio is officially closed for holidays, etc.  All classes missed due to inclement weather can be made up at your convenience using our existing class schedule.  

2023 Summer Registration

Use the link below to find out more about our Summer 2022 Dance Programs

End of Year Show

We produce a fabulous show at the end of the year with all Stage Star dancers.  This is an exciting end to our dance season.  The 2024 show week (including dress rehearsal) will be the 2nd week in May.  This is an exciting and rewarding part of the season that all dancers and families look forward to!  We encourage all dancers to participate.  Stay tuned for more 2024 year-end show details to be released throughout the year in September and March.  

Show Tickets

Tickets to our Year-End Shows will need to be purchased. Dancers performing in the show do not need a ticket. More information on show tickets, including when they will be available to purchase, will be included in the Year-End Show packet released mid-April. The ticket cost will be announced in the spring when more of the show details come out!  

Show costumes

Costume costs are $98 for all level classes and $88 for all tot classes.  Costume fees will be auto-billed on October 15 and the balance due by January 10.  After the fee is processed on October 15, it is non-refundable.  Any costume alterations needed will be the responsibility of the parent.  If your dancer will not be participating, you are required still complete the form by the required due date in September letting us know they will not be participating.  

General Rules

Please discuss these rules with your dancers.  Thank you!

  • No food or drinks other than water inside the studios.  No exceptions!

  • No cell phones are allowed in the dance rooms at any time.  If they are inside a dance bag, they should be turned off. 

  • Stage Stars at Hockessin Athletic Club is a large place, so please keep an eye on your children, no running or climbing on furniture PLEASE!

  • All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times unless they are in class.  

  • All personal belongings must be left with the parents except dance shoes and all items needed for class.

  • Please make sure you check and take all personal belongings with you before you leave the building

  • Preschool and Kindergarten parents: please take your dancer to the restroom BEFORE class begins to avoid accidents and disruptions to class

  • Please make every effort to be on time for class.  Excessive lateness picking up your child may result in additional fees.

  • No parents, friends or sibling are allowed in the classroom at any time.  This is for the benefit fo your dancer. They will learn more if we have their complete attention. 

  • If your dancer drops a class, a 30 day written notice is required.  You will be responsible for payment until the written notice is received.

  • For studio closings, please check our social media pages.  

  • Our staff is available during office hours to answer any questions you might have.  If you need to speak with your child's teacher, please call or email to set up an appointment as we rarely have time in-between classes.  You can reach us at or 302-235-7843

Payment Policies
Make-up Classes
Summer Registration
End of Year Show
General Rules
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