Additional Expenses

Dance attire: (shoes, leotards, tights, ETC.) More information about dance attire here. Costs range - see boutique for more details. 

Year end production costume: (one costume per dance form) Costs can range anywhere from $70 to $150 each. We order a large majority of costumes from companies in the U.S. Costumes must be pre-paid and ordered prior to Xmas to ensure arrival time for festival and recital. All ordered Costumes will be subject to exchange, duty, GST and shipping fees. 

Costume Deposits: Costume deposits will be invoiced with dance fees and collected the first week of classes. Deposits are $50.00/per child/per dance. (IE: 2 children taking 2 classes each would = $200.00 deposit). If you wish to write a cheque, you may post-date your deposit up to (but no later than) Oct 31st. Any cheques should be made payable to KDA. Deposits can also be paid for using debit, MC or Visa however please be advised that a service fee will apply to Visa and MC transactions. If your child chooses to discontinue classes prior to costumes being ordered, your deposit will be refunded. Parents will be responsible to measure their own child and submit the online measurement form by Oct 31st.Costumes will be ordered by the first week of December. If you have any reservations about your child's participation in the year end show, please contact the office prior to costumes being ordered. Once costumes are ordered there are no refunds and parents will be responsible for the balance owing. Any balance owing will be invoiced mid January and must be paid in full by Feb 15th. Costumes will not be distributed until all outstanding accounts are cleared. Please note: Company costume deposits are $100.00/per dancer and final due dates for payments generally fall before Dec 15th. 

Year end production tickets: 12 and under-$12.00/ Students-$17.00/ Adults-$22.00. (This price includes all Applicable taxes). Key City Theater no longer allows rush seating. Tickets will be reserved seating only and must be purchased through the Key City Theater box office on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will go on sale mid April-early May. Details will follow at a further date. 

Competition entry fees: (7 years and up ) A minimal entry fee ($5.00- $30.00/per entry) Note: out of town competitions tend to be higher than local competitions. Entry fees range between $20.00- $65.00/per entry. Local entry fees are billed out in January. Out of Town competitions will be invoiced and due prior to Dec 15th. 

Competitive Administration Fee: The competitive program is a costly and time consuming program to support. The Competitive Administration Fee Schedule has been set into place to help off-set some of these added expenses that are not already covered in the yearly recreational dance program. This fee is for all dancers 7 years and up participating in competition/festival and is based upon the total number of dances performed by each dancer. It is a once-a-year fee (not per competition) and will be billed out in January along with the entry fees. (Please be reminded that the above mentioned “entry fees”you pay in January are fees paid out directly to the festivals/competitions. These fees do not go to the studio.) For further explanation and costs please refer to the competition fees section. 

Competitive program: for those more advanced students wishing to pursue extra-curricular routines please refer to the competitive and company class requirements section