Our Policies

Register Online at: ClassicImageDance.com
Registration will also be accepted in person at the studio.


A seasonal Membership Fee is required to participate in classes at Inspire Arts, LLC dba Classic Image Dance (“CID”) and is charged at the time of registration. We offer a standard & premium membership. Families may upgrade their membership to premium within 30 days of registration. Membership Fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Members will be charged a yearly apparel fee and will receive the appropriate class attire at the start of the season or time of registration.


Aug. 8 First day of Classes
Sept. 5 Labor Day - Studio Closed
Oct. 3-8 Fall Break - No classes
Oct. 15 Recital Fees Due
Nov. 25 Recital Costume Fees Due
Nov. 22-26 Thanksgiving Holiday - Studio Closed
Dec. 17-22 Holiday Celebration Week
Dec. 23-Jan.8  Holiday Break - No classes
Mar. 13-18 Spring Break - No classes
Apr. 7-9 Easter Break - Studio Closed
Apr. 10-15 Recital Pictures
Jun. 5-6 In-Studio Recital Rehearsals (tentative)
Jun. 8 Recital Dress Rehearsal (tentative)
Jun. 11 Spring Recital Extravaganza (tentative)


  • Tuition rates are for the full season (including studio holidays), from August 8 through June 11 (or the day of the Spring Recital Extravaganza), not by the number of classes in the month. A full season of dance includes a minimum of 38 lessons. Tuition fees are paid monthly or annually. Refunds for annual tuition can be requested until February 28 and are subject to a 15% processing fee after the 30-day notice.
  • After registering (paying last month’s tuition + membership fee), monthly tuition (Aug-May) must be paid by automatic EFT or automatic credit card payment. Tuition will be debited from your account (or charged to your credit card) on or around the 25th day of each remaining month (July-April). There is a 3.5% convenience fee on credit or debit card payments. To avoid this fee, cash or check payments will be accepted until the 24th of each month, or choose the EFT option.
  • Accounts not paid within the terms are subject to an accruing 5% monthly finance charge and discontinued services until paid. Accounts more than 60 days past due may be submitted to collection services.
  • Apparel fees of $40/dancer will be charged at the time of registration for returning rollover students needing new class wear. If a dancer is enrolled in both a technical style and Hip-Hop, an additional $15 will be charged for the Hip-Hop T-shirt for both new and returning students.
  • Recital Fees ($75 per student) will be charged to your account on October 15th, unless you have selected the Premium Membership U grade which includes the Recital Fee. If your dancer will not be participating in the Spring Recital Extravaganza, a Recital Opt-Out form must be completed by October 10th, or within 2 weeks of registering for classes. Recital fees are non-refundable. The $75 Recital Fee includes access to recital practice music and videos, complimentary minor alterations on recital costumes, a Recital T-shirt, 1 digital download of the recital performance, an end of season yearbook.
  • Recital Costume fees will be charged to your account on November 25th or at the time of registration if after November 25th. Recital costume fees are non-refundable. Please refer to the Class Schedule or the Parent/Student Handbook for costume pricing.

For your convenience, and to reserve space for the following season, seasonal membership fees will be automatically renewed and applied to your account on May 1, 2023, unless a Rollover Registration Opt-Out form is completed in the office before that date.


  • Siblings receive a 10% discount on the smaller tuition account for regular school year classes. No sibling discounts are offered for summer classes, special events, guest artists, membership fees or for Performing Group AIB.
  • Dancers are encouraged to take advantage of our Multi-Class Discounts for maximum progress & value. Please refer to the Class Schedule page for details.

NSF on paper checks, auto-debit or auto-charge payments will incur a $20 NSF fee which will be paid at the front desk along with tuition.

There is a two month minimum for all lessons. One-month notice from the first of the month is required to discontinue any payments. To withdraw, a parent must complete and sign a withdrawal form. Automatic bank debiting or credit card charges will stop after the one-month notice period. No withdrawals will be accepted after Feb. 28th. Dancers choosing to leave the program between March 1st and the end of the season (Recital or the last day of regular classes) will owe their remaining tuition balance for the season. This fee will be charged to the account on file when the withdrawal is processed.

All private lessons canceled with more than 24 hours notice will receive a full studio credit or rescheduling of the lesson (For Collective solo rehearsal cancellation policies, please see the Collective handbook). No-show lessons or lessons canceled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the full amount.


  • CID reserves the right to provide a substitute or replacement teacher as CID may deem necessary.
  • CID reserves the right to reschedule or combine classes.
  • CID reserves the right to deliver class content via an online system in the event that classes are not able to be conducted live for any reason, including, but not limited to: weather, teacher absence, governmental advisory, or act of God.


  • Tuition, membership fees, recital fees and costume fees are not refundable for any reason. Refunds are only issued when CID cancels a class due to low enrollment.
  • Account credit will be issued when the student or parent initiates the schedule change. Credit will be applied to any CID tuition or fees due within one year.
  • No refunds will be given if a similar online class is provided in place of an in-studio class.

CID requires all staff and students to stay home when they are ill or experiencing any symptoms associated with any illness or communicable condition. In order to reduce community spread of COVID-19 and other communicable illnesses and conditions, we follow best practices and recommendations from our local health department and from our industry associations - More Than Just Great Dancing!® and Youth Protection Advocates in

Dance. CID focuses on a hierarchy of measures beginning with keeping ill people home, followed by frequent hand cleaning and good hygiene practices, studio cleaning & disinfecting, and curricular and facility adaptations when and where necessary. All studio classes are backed up on an online learning platform. In the event a class is unable to be held at the studio, classes will convert to an online learning platform until in-studio classes can resume. CID is committed to providing a safer dance studio experience. Accordingly, CID emphasizes “safety first,” and that it is each member and each member’s parent/guardian’s responsibility to promote safety in the dance studio to the extent that such promotion is within their control.

By remaining safety-conscious, all members and their parents/guardians can protect themselves and their peers. All members and their guardians are encouraged to bring any concerns relating to health and safety to CID personnel, regardless of how minor the concern may be, as prompt reporting enables CID to assess and, if necessary, revise/correct any potential health or safety hazards. CID will continue to monitor and update its policies relating to the health and safety of all persons involved with CID, and will continue to take all commercially reasonable steps to advance the health and safety of all members and other persons.


  • A lost and found tub is located in the lobby. Please check the lost and found tub regularly as all lost and found items are donated to Goodwill on the 30th of each month.
  • Security cameras are located in public areas for safety and security. CID does not make security or video data available to
    students or parents.
  • CID is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please do not leave belongings unattended.
  • Dancers are encouraged to take dance bags into classrooms with them. Lobby cubbies are available for dance bags and
    personal items during classes as well.
  • Lockers are also available for rent for your security and convenience.

At CID we go to great lengths to keep you informed and up to date on regular studio happenings:

  • Monthly E-Newsletters, Email, Facebook and Lobby Communication Center
  • Follow @classicimagedance on Facebook and Instagram for weekly updates
  • Join our CID Parent & Student Community Page on Facebook to connect with faculty and families
  • Recital Handbook - given out at Costume Week and published on our Recital Website
  • Conferences - Available for students in our Graded Technique Program
  • Questions - We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your dancer or our programs. Let us know if we
    can help you in any way.

CID uses a “green, yellow, red” system of continuous parent communications regarding the status of classes, which can be found in the top right hand corner of our website and social media. Green indicates to attend face-to-face classes as usual. Yellow indicates a cautionary change to service delivery. Red indicates clients should stay home and attend class online. CID reserves the right to discontinue the use of this communication system when we are operating in the “green” zone for 4 weeks or more.

Regular attendance is vital to student progress and group choreography. Please make every effort to attend each class. Students may make up missed classes until April 1. If you miss more than two of the final eight classes before recital you may be dismissed from participating in the recital routine at the discretion of the teacher. Please report all absences via the website link or by calling the studio.

The last 5 minutes of the last lesson of each month is open to observations. During our Holiday Cookie Social, you are invited to be our guests for a short performance showcase. Other in-class observation is at the teacher’s discretion. We ask that you observe quietly, that cell phones be turned off, and that siblings are monitored and quiet during observations. At all other times, observation from the lobby is available on our television monitors.

In the event of extreme weather or events beyond our control, such as power outages, an email will be sent and a Facebook post will be made by 2:00pm if classes are canceled (by 8:30am for morning classes). Please note we do not necessarily follow school closings. Any canceled classes may be made up on your own time from our regular schedule of in-person and on-line classes based upon availability. In the event there is not a make up class available, a replacement class will be scheduled.

Proper attire, shoes and hair etiquette are required for all classes. Failure to wear required dance wear to class could result in students being asked to sit out the class. Repeated failure to wear required dancewear could result in the termination of lessons. Students are not permitted to wear jeans or shoes worn on the street or outdoors to any class. For safety reasons, dancers and tumblers are not allowed to wear any jewelry. Long hair must be pulled away from the face. Dress code is available in the Parent/Student Handbook and on the Class Schedule sheets.


  • All classes have a costume unless noted on the schedule.
  •  Spring Recital Costumes will be paid by an EFT or automatic credit card payment on November 15 and are not refundable after November  30. Costumes are ordered over Thanksgiving Break. Costumes will not be ordered unless payment is received in full. Students are measured for costumes in classes in early November and they will be delivered to you during Costume Week in April. If a  costume does not fit, we are able to exchange during Costume Week only at no cost to you, with its original packaging. After Costume  Week, there may be additional shipping/handling fees and /or limited availability.


  • Each June, we end our season with our fully-staged, professional Spring Recital Extravaganza. We encourage, but do not require participation.
  • Spring Recital dates and mandatory rehearsal dates are published in the Parent/Student Handbook in August and in Newsletters from November-June. Specific show assignments are published in the February Newsletter. Specific rehearsal assignments are tentatively published in the March Newsletter.
  •  Special requests to adjust rehearsal and recital times are accepted until January 31st. We attempt to accommodate every school’s activities while meeting the technical demands of the show.
  • Tickets will be available for purchase through a ticketing service starting in April (date TBA). Ticket prices typically range from $17-$23 depending on venue.

The school is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time periods before or after their classes. All students should be escorted by a parent/guardian into the studio and brought to their appropriate classroom. All parents are responsible for making sure their child safely enters our school, regardless of their age. They are NOT allowed to be dropped off at the curb with the assumption of CID staff and/or faculty being present. Parents/Guardians are requested to be in the school’s vicinity within 5 minutes of their child’s dismal from class. A courtesy call should be made if the parent/guardian of the student will be late, allowing the instructor and student to be notified in a timely manner. Dancers with multiple classes in a night should bring homework, a book to read or other activity to quietly occupy any time between their classes.

We ask that all students leave their cell phones at home. Students are welcome to use the studio phone to communicate with parents when necessary or vice versa. For students bringing their cell phones with them to the studio, they are required to turn them in to the front desk upon arrival for safe keeping. Cell phones, under no circumstances, are ever allowed in bathrooms or dressing rooms, or rooms used as dressing rooms during special events. CID is not responsible for any content students access on their cell phones or other electronic devices while at the studio. Cell phones not turned in to the front desk and found, will be held for safekeeping at the front desk and returned to the student at the end of their final class.

Lockers are available for rent for $50 per year per locker. Students will receive a studio issued lock for their locker. Lockers will automatically renew on July 1st. If you do not wish to renew, please clean out the locker and return the lock to the front desk by June 30th. Locks found on lockers not rented, will be cut off and contents will be available at the desk. All lockers are subject to search by CID management.

Class placement and advancement are determined solely by the instructor. Dance education requires “hands-on” instruction as well as verbal instruction. Instructors will regularly correct your child by touching their arms, legs, feet, hips, back and head to move them to the correct position. Instructors will also verbally correct your child during the class and offer encouraging feedback. Students will spend an average of 2 years in each graded technique level - a learning year and a leading year.


There is a $20 registration fee for summer programs. This fee will be waived for students enrolled in the 2022-23 season.  

A 50% deposit is due for all summer camps and classes at the registration with the balance due on May 1st. For enrollments after April 15th, payment in full is due at the time of registration. Refunds, less a 15% processing fee will be issued until May 1st only.