Registration Fee

There is a $45 per student non-refundable annual registration fee, which covers administrative costs/student liability insurance for the Sept.-May school year, and reserves your place in class. This fee covers our Music, Dance and Theatre programs - no need to pay separate registration fees! Current students are offered an "early-bird" discounted registration rate for the new upcoming school year, when registered by April 30th.

Tuition Rates 2019-2020

The DANCE, MUSIC & MUSICAL THEATRE programs are based on a 9-month school year, running September through May.

  • Tuition rates are based on the average of 3.5 classes per month, for a 9-month period.

  • Some months have as few as (2) two weeks others have as many as (5) five. We do not charge less for short months, nor do we charge you more for long months.

  • Tuition can be paid in 9 equal monthly installments on Autopay, 2 semester installments or a full-year payment.

  • You are not paying for scheduled school vacations and holidays; these breaks are part of our "school year".

Music & Movement (ages 2-3) $40/month

Dance (*rates subject to change)
1 class/week                   $58/month installments - 9 month program
2 classes/week                $105/month
3 classes/week                $150/month
4 classes/week                $190/month
5 classes/week                $225/month
*30-minute pointe strengthening classes are: 1 class = $30/month, 2 classes = $45

Unlimited Dance Pass    $250/month (allows dancer to take unlimited weekly dance classes)
Private lessons                $50/hour, $30/half-hour

Private Music Lessons  $810/yr or equal monthly installments ($90/month) (30-minute lesson)
(Voice, Piano, Ukulele)    * Students joining mid-year will be prorated and charged a rate of $25/lesson.

Musical Theatre             KIDZ (K-5th grade) - $90/month
                                      Teens (MS/HS) - $75/month


Family Discounts are offered on group classes only - take 10% off the 2nd or 3rd child's total tuition.

"Multiple-class" discounts are included in the tuition scale for dancers registered for the entire 9-month program. Students may also take advantage of our Unlimited Dance Pass for $250/month, which allows a student to take as many dance classes as they want during the week.

Payments Options

We gladly accept the following methods of payment: 
Cash/Check for semester or year payments, merchandise and recital costumes/fees.  
Credit Card/ACH for online tuition payments only (monthly AutoPay) .

  • Monthly installments - AutoPay only - credit card or checking account. Drafted on the 1st of every month.

  • Semester payments - Cash or Check only due Sept. (5 mos.), Feb. (4 mos.) MAIL TO: Dance Arts Studio, 123 Bonner Ave., Morehead City, NC 28557

  • Full Year payment - Cash or Check only due Sept. (9 mos.) MAIL TO: Dance Arts Studio, 123 Bonner Ave., Morehead City, NC 28557

  • A $25 service fee will be assessed for any payments or transactions returned for insufficient funds.