Tuition Policies

Tuition is based on the number of classes per year and divided into monthly payments.  Monthly payments remain the same regardless of the number of weeks per month, school closures, or absences.

Payment is due in advance on the 1st of each month.  Payments received after the 7th of the month will incur a $20.00 late fee.  We do not pro-rate tuition. There is no credit for missed lessons.  Make-up classes are available.  Contact the studio to schedule.

Payments may be paid by cash, money order or check at the studio.  Checks or money orders should be made payable to Mary Ellen Studio of Dance.  We do not accept post dated checks.  Any checks returned due to non-sufficient funds (NSF) will be charged a $25.00 fee. 

Payment will be made on-line with debit or credit card.  Debit or credit card will not be accepted at the studio.

Registration Fee

There is a once-a-year $20.00 registration fee charged per student or $25.00 per family.  The registration fee is normally billed in September of each year.  New families are charged upon first registration.  Families who first register during our summer sessions are not charged a registration fee until September of the following year.  Note:  There is no registration necessary for our MESD Fitness, Barre Fitness or Pilate classes.

Monthly Tuition Fees (effective 07/01/2019)

Please note that the tuition prices listed are "per month".

1/2 Hour Class Prices

40-45 Minute Class Prices

Specialty Classes

$39.00 One 1/2 hr class

$46.00 One 40 min class

$5.00 add'l tuition for 1 hr classes

$58.00 Two 1/2 hr classes

$76.00 Two 40 min classes

$22.00 MESD Rehearsal Class

$74.00 Three 1/2 hr classes

$104.00 Three 40 min classes

$55.00 Duet/Trio

$90.00 Four 1/2 hr classes

$134.00 Four 40 min classes

$30.00 Discounted Duet/Trio

$106.00 Five 1/2 hr classes

$164.00 Five 40 min classes

$75.00 Solo

$122.00 Six 1/2 hr classes

$194.00 Six 40 min classes

$50.00 Discounted Solo

$16.00 each additional 1/2 hr class

$30.00 each additional 40 min class

$15.00 Large Group/Open Line

Tuition Caps
(excludes Solo, Duet & Trio, Large Group Lines Classes, Barre Fitness, Pilates class tuition
$255.00 tuition cap per student
$355.00 tuition cap for families with 2 or more students enrolled

Barre Fitness Classes and Pilate Mat Classes (55 min)
$10.00 for "Drop In"
Come when you want and pay this price each time you come.
$45.00 for a 5-class punch card
Choose to come any 5 times (does not have to be consecutive weeks)
$40.00 for a 5-class Studio Discount punch card.
This is a "discount" rate for currently enrolled students or moms and dads of currently enrolled students of MESD.  Choose to come any 5 times (does not have to be consecutive weeks).