Tuition & Fees
Tuition can be paid in advance or divided into equal monthly payments. The first payment is due August 15th, the 2nd payment is due September 15th. After that, all payments are due the 1st of the month, Oct-May.
Tuition is based on the number of classes through the year, and also includes dress rehearsal time, picture day, administration costs, and more. We encourage make up classes for any class that is missed.
Registration fee of $15 is waived if tuition is paid by August 15th.
At this time, only cash and checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Time To Leap. It can be dropped off at the studio or mailed to the address below with your completed waiver form.
All monthly payments received after the 5th of the month will be considered past due and an additional $25 fee will be charged. Any returned check will also result in an additional $25 charge.
All registered students need a signed waiver on file at Time To Leap. This cannot be done electronically. Please download our PDF Waiver, sign it and include it with your payment or bring it with you to the studio.
With the addition of more adult classes, we will be moving towards a “Class Card”. This means you will be able to purchase a class card of 5 or 10 or 15 classes, which will have an expiration date. Classes will average $12/$15 per class. Terms are still being worked out, and more information will come later in the summer.
All Classes have a required dress code. Students must wear appropriate attire that adheres to the studio Dress Code for the class(es) they attend. Students who do not come in proper attire, with proper hair, will not be allowed to participate in class.
Why a dress code?
Dancers create lines and shapes with their bodies. In correct attire, instructors can see the created lines and the correct use of musculature. Dancers ultimately work harder and are more focused when dressed uniformly.
A leotard and tights with hair pulled back, are the best uniforms to use for ballet and younger classes. Form-fitting attire (leggings, spandex shorts with tights, camisoles, leotards, etc.) is required for jazz/lyrical/acro/tap/musical theater classes, with hair secured away from the face in a ponytail. Class-specific attire is described below:
Pre-Dance, Kinderdance, Combo Classes:
Any color leotard and tights; preferably no skirts or tutus
Black Tap shoes, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes, Tan Jazz shoes (only for those in Tap/Jazz Combo), labeled with child's name
Dance Bag with Dancer's name on it
Long Hair pulled back
Any color leotard, tights, ballet skirt or black spandex shorts optional
Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes
Long hair pulled back into a bun (NO EXCEPTIONS)
Any color leotard, tights, black spandex shorts or leggings. FORM FITTING shirts are okay, but must cover everything and not be played with.
Tan Jazz shoes (Lyrical/Jazz)
Black Oxford-style tap shoes
Long hair pulled back
Black sparkle Converse shoes (purchase at Time To Leap) Note: These shoes are only to be worn in the studio. Please do not wear them outside. This helps keep our studio floors clean and safe for everyone. Thanks!
Long hair pulled back
Comfortable clothing, nothing too loose, baggy or revealing
Bare legs or convertible tights
Proper form-fitting clothing or jazz pants
The following clothing items are not allowed:
Jewelry (small stud earrings are permitted. No necklaces, bracelets, rings or large earrings)
Please visit Definitely Dance in Exton, PA to purchase dance shoes. Let them know your child is registered at Time To Leap and they will be able to size the shoes properly to assure safety and a comfortable fit. Shoes purchased online or at a chain retail store will not have the same quality design as a shoe purchased from this local dance store.
Tights may be purchased at Time To Leap. Please see our office staff for assistance.
We understand some children have sensory issues. We are able to accommodate our dress code to find a solution that works for your child. Please speak with your child's teacher if you have any concerns.
All shoes and clothing should be clearly labeled with your child's first and last name. We have a lost and found box. Please check it regularly. Any unclaimed items will be donated.
Policies & Procedures
for All Students
Monthly tuition is due on the first day of each month. Any tuition not received by the 5th of the month will be considered late and will have a $25 fee. At this time, cash and checks are accepted only.
All dancers must wear appropriate dance attire for each class. If you are unsure of what that is, please ask. Denim or loose fitting clothing will not be accepted. Dancers should also have long hair tied back.
Please make every effort to have your child to his or her class on time. Lateness disrupts the class.
All Dancers are asked to treat their instructors and fellow dancers, as well as the Studio, with respect. Rough housing, name calling, or any disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. If needed, instructors will speak directly to parents to help find a solution to behavior that is less than acceptable.
No street shoes in the dance studios. Please do not wear dance shoes outside. This ruins the shoes, as well as brings dirt and debris onto the dance floor.
If classes are cancelled or missed due to illness, emergencies or bad weather, every effort will be made to make up the missed class. Prorated tuition or refunds will not be issued.
In the event of bad weather, please check your email and our website. Generally we will follow WCASD guidelines.
Time To Leap will communicate primarily through email. Please check your email and our website for any information you may need. If you are not receiving emails from us, please let me know.
If, for any reason, you and your child decide to withdraw from his or her class, please inform us by the 20th of the month prior to withdrawing.
In order for your child to receive quality dance instruction, we have a “closed studio” policy. There will be several scheduled parent observation days through the year, as well as our Holiday Performance and Annual Spring Recital.
Please do not hesitate to address any concerns or questions with Ms. Rhonda or any of the TTL staff. We are here for you and your children, and we want to know what you have to say!