Dance Tuition

TUITION:  Enrollment in the Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet and Music is based on a 36 week school year. Accordingly,  9 equal tuition installments due 5th of each month regardless of the number of lessons in a particular month.  No tuition deduction or allowance shall be made by reason of the absence, withdrawal, suspension, or dismissal of the student.

MONTHLY TUITION: 1st payment & registration fee will be debited from your account fee the next business day after you enroll.  Following payment for dance and music students will due 5th of each month from October – May.

ANNUAL TUITION: Payments total yearly tuition & registration fee will be debited from your account  fee the next business day after you enroll.  

THERE IS A TWO MONTH MINIMUM FOR ALL LESSONS. However, NEW DANCE STUDENTS may withdraw up to the fourth lesson for a full refund (including registration fee). This refund does not apply to current students, returning students, or music students. After the fourth lesson, all regular tuition policies apply.

Tuition is not transferable and is NON-REFUNDABLE unless withdrawal is due to prolonged illness or injury verified by a doctor's certificate.

PAYMENT BY AUTOMATIC BANK ACCOUNT DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD CHARGE : Tuition will be debited from your bank account or charged to your credit card upon registration for the first month of lessons and on the 5th day of each month thereafter through May. The first month is non-refundable. Payment must be made by pre-authorized automatic monthly payment. All NSF returns will be charged a $20 NSF fee. Only regular monthly fees may be paid by auto-debit or credit card.

REGISTRATION: A non-refundable fee of $30 per family is required yearly at time of registration.

DISCOUNT: There is a 20% discount on any additional dance classes taken. There are no discounts for music lessons.

FAMILY DISCOUNT: There is a 20% discount on the tuition of a second immediate family member, and a 50% discount on the tuition of each additional family member. There are no family discounts for music lessons.

WITHDRAWALS: One-month notice from the first of the month is required to discontinue any classes. Withdrawal for the months of September through April must occur within the first 7 days of the month. No withdrawals will be accepted after May 1. Withdrawal must be done in person and will not be accepted over the phone. Withdrawal must be done at the school office. To withdraw from lessons a parent or adult student must complete and sign a withdrawal form provided by the school office. All automatic bank debiting or credit card charges will stop after the one-month notice period. Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet and Music reserves the right to terminate lessons to any students without notice. In such a case a refund for unused lessons will be given.

For "Annual Tuition Students," refunds will be based on the regular monthly tuition rate and not the discounted annual tuition rate.

For DANCE students, missed classes can be made up in another class as long as the student is currently enrolled.
For MUSIC students, no make-up lessons will be given for missed lessons unless absence is due to serious illness and 24 hour notice has been given to the school office. Make-up lessons will be limited to 2 per teaching year. No refunds are given for missed lessons.

SUBSTITUTIONS: Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet and Music reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to attend a lesson. If a teacher is ill and the school cannot arrange a substitute any missed lessons will be made up.

2019-2020 Tuition
 Classes  Annual Tuition  Monthly Tuition
   1 payment due at time of enrollment  1st payment due at enrollment,
then monthly from Oct. to May
 Pre Ballet 3  $513  $558 ($62 payments)
 Pre Ballet 4&5, Jazz. Tap, Hip Hop
Musical Theatre 7-11 yrs
$603  $648 ($72 payments)
 Elementary, Ballet Beginning 1, Adult Ballet,
Musical Theatre Jr & Int
 $675  $720 ($80 payments)
 Ballet Begining 2  $972  $1017 ($113 payments)
 Ballet Begining 3 & Adv Beginning  $1,548  $1,593 ($177 payments)
 Ballet Intermediate 1  $1,854  $1,899 ($211 payments)
 Ballet Intermediate 2A & B  $1,980  $2,025 ($225 payments)
Ballet Advance Intermediate  $2,088  $2,133 ($237 payments)
 Ballet Advanced 1 & 2  $2,169  $2,214 ($46 payments)


Serving Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco
Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet & Music
21 Aaron Dr., Richland, WA 99352  946-1531


Office Hours: 10am-8pm M-F
Sat 10am-3pm