Tuition & Fees

30 min class = $39/mo
45 min class = $54/mo
60 min class = $69/mo 

There is a $25 yearly registration fee per family. This fee will be assessed on your anniversary month each year you are enrolled. If you drop and return after your anniversary date it will be charged again. 

Small Fry accepts Visa, MasterCard, Checks, or Cash

Tuition is due on the 1st of the month and late after the 5th.  We can setup an auto pay on the 1st of each month or the last business day of the previous month if the 1st is on a weekend or holiday.

A $10 late fee will be assessed to all late accounts on the 6th of each month.

Returned check fee is $10.

If a returned check results in a late payment both the late fee and returned check fee will apply.

If your tuition falls 2 months behind, your child will not be brought to class at preschools.

We do not prorate tuition for isolated absences or vacations.

We do prorate your first month depending on when you register, as well as your last month, depending on when you start your 30 day notice.

There is no prorating for holidays. Tuition is based upon an average of 4 classes per month.

Tuition will remain the same if there are 3, 4, or 5 classes in the month.

We will email you a receipt whenever your card is charged.

Outstanding Balances

If your account falls 2 months behind we will contact you to make sure you are aware of the situation and create a payment plan.

If the payment deadlines are not met with in 30 days we will send the tuition bill to a third party debt collector.

If you ignore the final tuition payment (withdrawal period) we will also send the owed balance to a third party debt collector as you are required to agree to this withdrawal policy before participating in our program.

Missed Classes/Make Ups/Schedule Changes

Classes run year round. We do not have sessions. We do not pro-rate for absences of any length. You are not paying per class, you are paying for the spot in the class.

PRESCHOOLS: If the teacher is absent, we will schedule a make up class. If one cannot be scheduled we will credit your account the following month.  If we need to change or move your child’s class schedule, we will do our best to give you sufficient notice.

Extended Absences

To hold your spot during a break or vacation you must continue paying monthly tuition.
We do allow make up classes upon your return. We cannot hold your spot while you are gone without payment.

If you are intending to drop class because of an extended absence, please note we require a 30 day notice to stop billing. Upon your return there may be a waitlist to get back into your class.

Cancellation Policy

We require 30 days notice when stopping enrollment and billing.

Tuition will be charged until 30 days after you have informed administration of the change.

To implement a withdrawal notice you must complete the 30 day notice form. It can be found at the top of this page.

Telling your weekly dance teacher about a withdrawal is not sufficient.

Telling your school is not sufficient as we are not affiliated with your school and they may not pass along the message.

If you are dropping from your school, please remember to drop with us as well. If you forget, we will continue to bill you.

Your preschool director does not inform us of enrollment or your personal schedule changes.

We enforce this policy consistently with each Small Fry family without exception.

Out of fairness to all our participants this notice will not be waived for any reason.

Wait Lists

In the event the class(es) you select is full you will be placed on our wait lists. Wait list order is determined by when we receive your registration form online. Families that are enrolled get priority on wait lists. This means if you are not enrolled there is a possibility of you getting bumped down the list if a family that is enrolled requests the same time slot. You will receive the same priority once you are in the program.

You are allowed to be on up to 3 wait lists at one time. We will email you 1 week prior to the spot becoming available to confirm you are still interested. If we do not get a reply before the deadline given in the email we will offer the spot to the next family in line, and remove you from the wait list.

Please be sure to add us to your safe sender lists so we do not end up in your spam folder.

Dance Dress Code

Music & Movement: No specific dress code. Please wear loose fitting clothing that allow dancers to move and stretch. Shoes or socks are both allowed.

Dance & Performance: No specific dress code. Please wear loose fitting clothing that allow dancers to move and stretch. Dance clothing is allowed and encouraged but not required. You can wear what you would normally wear to school. We would ask that you maybe avoid jeans on dance class day.

Parent Observation/Participation

PRESCHOOLS: Parents are allowed and encouraged to watch class. When observing a class parents are not allowed to give corrections. Please be respectful of the class and the teacher. You will get the most accurate picture of their participation and weekly patterns if you can watch without your dancer noticing your presence. Please do not stay for extended periods of time or for the entire class on a weekly basis as it may affect the quality of the class. Too many visits or too many adults can also create a space issue at some centers.

Creative Movement 
There are times when the teacher purposely DOES NOT want the dancer to follow what they are doing. In fact the exercise may call for the dancers leading the teacher. Please trust our curriculum and lesson planning. Exercises defined as creative or free really are meant to have no “wrong” responses. As teachers of early childhood ages we look for anything extreme and try to challenge or balance/counterbalance that comfortable place. For example, if a child is very comfortable with structure we may challenge them to create their own dance.