Fees & Policies
|TutuTots||45 mins per week||$775/semester|
|KindiBallet||45 mins per week||$775/semester|
|KindiHop||45 mins per week||$775/semester|
|KindiBoys||45 mins per week||$775/semester|
|KindiCombo (Tap/Ballet)||1 hour per week||$795/semester|
|Jazz/Hip Hop Fusion||1 hour per week||$795/semester|
|Jazz & Lyrical Company*||1 hour per week||$795/semester|
|Ballet||1 hour per week||$795/semester|
|Lyrical Dance||1 hour per week||$795/semester|
|Tap K/1||45 mins per week||$775/semester|
|Tap 2nd+||1 hour per week||$795/semester|
|Street Hip Hop||1 hour per week||$795/semester|
|Boys Program||1 hour per week||$795/semester|
|Adult Dance||1 hour classes||$20/class or
$175 for 10 classes
* Jazz and Lyrical Companies are a 2-semester commitment (September - June). fees listed are per semester.
To register, please click here.
Semester Deposit: When you register, you will be charged a $100 deposit per class (to hold your spot). The balance will be charged the first week of the new semester.
Re-enrollment: Registrants for the Fall Semester will be automatically re-enrolled in the same class(es) for the Winter/Spring Semester on November 1st. You must opt out via email by November 17th if you choose NOT to continue dancing into the Winter/Spring Semester. Deposits for the Winter/Spring Semester will be charged on November 18th if you do not opt out. If your dancer would like to add or switch classes, you will be given priority to enroll in those classes before general registration begins. The balance of your tuition will be charged in the first week of the Winter/Spring Semester. There will be an additional recital costume fee per class charged along with your winter/spring tuition unless you specify, by Saturday February 18th 2016, that your child will not participate.
Summer Deposit: A non-refundable $100 deposit per week will be charged at the time of registration. The balance will be charged on June 1st. If you are registering after June 1st, the full payment for the summer program will be charged at the time of registration. Summer program fees are non-refundable. Please visit our summer program page for more fee and program information.
Sibling Discount: Sibling discount of 5% is offered for the second child and subsequent children from the same family.
Multiple Class Discount: There is a 20% discount for the 2nd and 3rd weekly class taken by a single student in the same semester (not applicable in the Summer Program). There is a 25% discount for the 4th weekly class, and a 50% discount for the 5th + weekly class.
Registration Fee: There is a one-time $25 registration fee per student, applicable only in the first semester at Downtown Dance Factory.
Payment Methods: Fees can be paid by credit card (Amex, Visa or Mastercard) when registering online or by check made out to “Downtown Dance Factory, LLC”. In the case of payment by check, please fill out the online form, leave payment information blank and indicate in the comments field that you will pay by check. Checks should be mailed to Downtown Dance Factory 291 Broadway, 5th Floor, NY, NY 10007.
Uniform Policy: all dance classes have a uniform requirement. Click here for uniform and pricing information.
Recital Policy: if you are registering for the winter/spring semester, your child will perform in Downtown Dance Factory's end of year dance recital (TutuTots dancers excluded). There will be an additional recital costume fee charged along with your winter/spring 2017 tuition. Please visit our recital page for more information.
Trial Class Policy: Children can do a trial class before registering, however a position cannot be reserved in any class based on a trial request alone. If the class becomes fully registered by the time the trial is scheduled to take place, your child will need to try/enroll in a different time/class.
Refunds: If you must withdraw from the SEMESTER, you can do so PRIOR to the 3rd scheduled class. You will receive a refund, less the number of scheduled classes and a $25 cancellation fee per class. Withdrawals must be made with at least 24 hours notice prior to your class start time to avoid being charged for the class. There are no refunds or credits for classes dropped once the third class takes place. If you withdraw from a class before the semester starts, your deposit will be refunded less a $25 cancellation fee per class dropped. We do not provide refunds for uniforms once they have been worn. Summer Program fees are non-refundable.
Class Cancellations: Downtown Dance Factory reserves the right to cancel a class as a result of insufficient registration. A full refund, including registration fee where applicable, will be provided in this case.
Uniforms: Uniform requirements, as set out on our uniform page, must be followed. Hair should be pulled neatly off the face for class at all times.
Make-up Classes: Downtown Dance Factory allows two (2) make-up classes per semester. Please let us know once your child has missed class - call or email us to schedule a make-up in an appropriate class, and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note, make-ups CANNOT be scheduled in a full class and make-ups MUST be taken in the same semester as the missed classes. If you miss a scheduled make-up without canceling with 24-hours notice, the make-up will still be counted as one of the two allotted classes. In the Winter/Spring semester, make ups must be scheduled before April 30th in order to avoid disrupting recital preparation. There are no make up classes for the Summer Program.
Waiting List: If you have signed up for a class' waiting list, we will contact you if a spot becomes available. You will not be charged until we've checked with you to ensure you are still interested in the spot. In the meatime, feel free to register for a different class; we will happily transfer you to the class for which you're waitlisted if a spot does become available.
Arrival for Class: We would appreciate your respecting your teacher and your fellow students by arriving punctually for class each week. Also, students should arrive no more than 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled time for their class to avoid congestion in the common area.
Dismissal: After class, students will be released to waiting parents/caregivers in the common area. Please make sure to arrive back at our studio in time for the end of your child's class.
Class Viewing: Please note that apart from the TutuTots classes (in which parents/caregivers are participants), we regret that Downtown Dance Factory is not set up for class viewing. A demonstration class at the end of the Fall Semester and a recital at the end of the Winter/Spring Semester will provide an opportunity to see all we've been learning.