Tuition And Policies

Next Step Dance Studio in Staten Island, NY invites you to view our tuition and class policies to learn what’s expected for our dance classes. We hope to see you at class! To download the information below, click here.

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 Tuition:

First Class:
$50 a month for 30 min classes
$55 a month for 45 min classes
$65 a month for 1hr classes and 1hr 15 min classes
$70 a month for 90 minute classes
$75 a month for our 2 hour classes

Second Class:
50% off
(first class always be the longer class and second class will be the shorter class if applicable)

Third Class:
75% off
(first class will be the longest class, 2nd class the next longest class, and third class the shorter class)

Unlimited Tuition:
$165 a month

OTHER FEES

Recital video online download $25 per family

Costumes: $95
Each costume is $95. Each class has 1 costume.
Each child receives 1 pair of free tights per color needed for the recital.

Dress Rehearsal Fee: $35
Dress rehearsal fee is $35 per family

Finale Tank Top: $25
Each child Ages 3.5 + up is in the finale and is required to wear the finale tank top.

Ticket Price: $25 per ticket

AVAILABLE DISCOUNTS

Sibling Discount:
2nd child is 50% off, 3rd child 75 % off, 4th child etc is also 75 % off

College Student Discount:
25% off all classes and programs for college students. (Must present college ID)

Parent Discount:
Sibling discount applies to parents who wish to dance.

STUDIO POLICIES

  1. September Tuition is non-refundable.
  2. Child is not fully registered until September tuition is paid.
  3. Classes at Next Step Dance Studio do not exceed 15 students, anyone registering by phone or email is not fully registered until the first month’s tuition is paid for.
  4. Tuition is due the first of each month. All tuition paid after the first of the month is considered late. We have a $5 late fee for tuition per month.
  5. Tuition is equal for every month and no credit is given for sickness, holidays, or snowdays. However, everyone is entitled to make up for absences and has until the end of the school year to make up classes.
  6. If classes are cancelled due to the weather, a message will be on our machine as well as posted on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
    @next_stepds,
    facebook.com/nextstepdancestudio
  7. Nutcracker costume payment is due by Oct 1st for all who are participating.
  8. Costume payments are due before the Holiday break and are $95 per costume. Costumes paid for after January 1st will have a $15 late fee per costume.
  9. Costume payments are non-refundable.
  10. Recital tickets may not be purchased until all balances are paid in full. Tickets go on sale in April.
  11. Recital tickets & Nutcracker tickets are non-refundable.
  12. All students in the ages 2 – 3 movement classes require a backstage guardian. After intermission, ages 2 – 3 students are given a ticket to sit in the audience with their families and watch the second half of the show and will be called back up at the end of the entire performance for their trophies.
  13. The first 3 – 5 rows of the theater (depending on enrollment) are reserved for families of the ages 2 – 3 year old classes. After that all seats are first come first serve.
  14. Next Step Dance Studio is not responsible for any lost property or injuries on the premises.
  15. Holiday candy sale items must be picked up by February 1st. All items not claimed by February 1st will be discarded as to not crowd the studio and take up space.

Safety Guidelines and Plan for Re-Opening NSDS

Dear parents,
We hope all is well and safe. We have been keeping up with the news and current events and wanted to give everyone an update on our re-opening plans.

Firstly, we are considered a Phase 4 business for the NYC guidelines. (Arts & Entertainment and Education). If things stay the way they are, we should then open anywhere between Mid-July or early August.

** We have a list of safety guidelines and precautions for when we reopen: Please Read **

 

  1. I have purchased the non-contact thermometer for each location and we will take the temperature of everyone entering the building. Anyone with a fever will be asked not attend class until they are feeling better. This is for the safety of all children and families at our studio. Please take your child’s temperature before leaving your house, and we will also double check at the studio.
  2. We will also have hand sanitizer and students will use them upon entering and leaving the studio.
  3. We are making 6ft by 6ft squares on our floors with colored tape. When students come to class they will be told to go directly to their assigned square to take class. They will also be dismissed from this square at the end of class.
  4. We are also marking the walls every 6ft with the colored tape for students to place their things. Each student will have a spot on the wall to place their stuff that matches their square. Please keep all extra items home, including snacks.
  5. Masks: will be required in class for as long as the CDC has it in their guidelines.
  6. All students ages 4 & up will be drop off/pick up only. When students enter, we will take their temperature, they will sanitize their hands, and then they will head directly to their wall spot to place their dance bag, and over to their classroom square. To avoid crowded
    waiting areas, Students will be allowed into the school no earlier than 5 mins before class and go directly in to their spot.
  7. Ages 2 – 3 classes will be Mommy and me for now until we return to normal and Moms can either stand by the wall at the 6ft markings or in the square with their child. This Is so we can continue to keep the waiting area empty while our youngest students dance.
  8. Parents will be asked to either send in payment in an envelope or continue to use Venmo and PayPal so we can continue social distancing with payments.
  9. Some classes will be smaller because of social distancing. We can fit 8 squares in our main room at Pleasant Plains, 5 in the room with the window. We can fit 10 squares in our room at Manor Heights. Classes larger than these sizes will be split.
  10. 15 Minute intervals between classes. Our class schedule will be modified to have 15 mins between each class for us to clean. This will also give us time to dismiss one class before letting the next class in. We will not be letting students into class before the previous
    class is finished.
  11. Acrobatics: We will not be able to spot children yet at this time. Acro classes will continue as strength, conditioning and stretch classes. Students will also be able to practice tricks they can do without being spotted, and learn tricks that don’t require a spot.
  12. Online Class Option: For any students and parents who feel uncomfortable with returning to class at the time we re-open, we will have an online class option available for students who will be waiting to return.

I thank everyone for your cooperation and understanding. We hope this pandemic is over soon, however will continue to make things as safe as possible until then. All of these guidelines are for the safety of our children, staff, and families as we begin to return to normal.

Next Step Dance Studio in Staten Island, NY invites you to view our tuition and class policies to learn what’s expected for our dance classes. We hope to see you at class! To download the information below, click here.

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 Tuition:

First Class:
$50 a month for 30 min classes
$55 a month for 45 min classes
$65 a month for 1hr classes and 1hr 15 min classes
$70 a month for 90 minute classes
$75 a month for our 2 hour classes

Second Class:
50% off
(first class always be the longer class and second class will be the shorter class if applicable)

Third Class:
75% off
(first class will be the longest class, 2nd class the next longest class, and third class the shorter class)

Unlimited Tuition:
$165 a month

OTHER FEES

Recital video online download $25 per family

Costumes: $95
Each costume is $95. Each class has 1 costume.
Each child receives 1 pair of free tights per color needed for the recital.

Dress Rehearsal Fee: $35
Dress rehearsal fee is $35 per family

Finale Tank Top: $25
Each child Ages 3.5 + up is in the finale and is required to wear the finale tank top.

Ticket Price: $25 per ticket

AVAILABLE DISCOUNTS

Sibling Discount:
2nd child is 50% off, 3rd child 75 % off, 4th child etc is also 75 % off

College Student Discount:
25% off all classes and programs for college students. (Must present college ID)

Parent Discount:
Sibling discount applies to parents who wish to dance.

STUDIO POLICIES

  1. September Tuition is non-refundable.
  2. Child is not fully registered until September tuition is paid.
  3. Classes at Next Step Dance Studio do not exceed 15 students, anyone registering by phone or email is not fully registered until the first month’s tuition is paid for.
  4. Tuition is due the first of each month. All tuition paid after the first of the month is considered late. We have a $5 late fee for tuition per month.
  5. Tuition is equal for every month and no credit is given for sickness, holidays, or snowdays. However, everyone is entitled to make up for absences and has until the end of the school year to make up classes.
  6. If classes are cancelled due to the weather, a message will be on our machine as well as posted on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
    @next_stepds,
    facebook.com/nextstepdancestudio
  7. Nutcracker costume payment is due by Oct 1st for all who are participating.
  8. Costume payments are due before the Holiday break and are $95 per costume. Costumes paid for after January 1st will have a $15 late fee per costume.
  9. Costume payments are non-refundable.
  10. Recital tickets may not be purchased until all balances are paid in full. Tickets go on sale in April.
  11. Recital tickets & Nutcracker tickets are non-refundable.
  12. All students in the ages 2 – 3 movement classes require a backstage guardian. After intermission, ages 2 – 3 students are given a ticket to sit in the audience with their families and watch the second half of the show and will be called back up at the end of the entire performance for their trophies.
  13. The first 3 – 5 rows of the theater (depending on enrollment) are reserved for families of the ages 2 – 3 year old classes. After that all seats are first come first serve.
  14. Next Step Dance Studio is not responsible for any lost property or injuries on the premises.
  15. Holiday candy sale items must be picked up by February 1st. All items not claimed by February 1st will be discarded as to not crowd the studio and take up space.

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