Rates & Policies:
Registration & Class Fees | Scholarships | Dress Code | Annual Recital/Production
Costumes & Tickets | Class Placement | Observation & Visitors | Communication
New Student Registration $25.00
Returning Student Registration $ 20.00
Family Registration $45.00
Each additional half-hour add $5.00
Fitness Classes only: Drop-In fee $10 hr.
September is pro-rated ½ price. Thereafter tuition is same regardless of absences or holidays.
December is billed as a full month with only two weeks of instruction. May is a half month of instruction with no tuition billing.
Make-up class may be available. See your instructor.
Tuition due the first class of the month. Late fees: $3.00 after the 15th and $10.00 after the 30th. Any account 45 days past due will result in student(s) being dropped from the roll.
5% discount (Coquille, Myrtle Point, Port Orford, Coos Bay, & North Bend residents)
Each account will receive a payment coupon book. We do not mail out bills unless past due.
3% discount is offered for payment of 3 or more full months of tuition.
$20.00 fee for returned checks.
Make checks payable to MarLo Dance Studio. Please note whether payment is for tuition, costume, dancewear, etcetera.
One weeks notice prior to the new month must be given to discontinue enrollment. Written notice must be email, mail or the studio drop box 7 days prior to the 1st of the next billing month to suspend tuition. Responsible account will be obligated to the following months tuition if late notice or failure to notify.
See Costumes & Tickets
for costume fees and schedule of charges.
MarLo‘s annual spring dance production is the main support of scholarship funding. Parents of SERIOUS students and especially families taking many classes who have a financial need are encouraged to fill out a Tuition Discount Statement. Special consideration will be given to families taking 4 or more hours a week.
The applying student will have demonstrated classroom manners, regular attendance, and a desire to learn. All scholarships will be partial. A few classroom aide positions will be available for students 6th grade and older. Scholarship & Aide positions will be reversed if the student(s) have unexcused absences, or are not following the student guidelines of behavior and protocol.
An array of quality Dancewear may be obtained through MarLo Dance Studio with the exception of Bloch Tap Shoes.
We recommend that you allow us to professionally fit your dancer/yourself at one of our open houses. You can also obtain dancewear through www.allaboutdance.com/marlo. Please carefully review our updated dress code.
Guys, for best selection go to Mens/Boys Dancewear . Most of what boys need will be on the the Extras and Specials tab (contains good explanation of Dance Belts and Trunks). Tights and shoes have separate tabs.
White short sleeve T-shirt or muscle shirt, appropriate black dance shoes.
Creative Movement, Ballet, & Jazz:
Black bike style shorts or mens tights (ballet). Young men, dance belt.
Comfortable black knit stretch pants/shorts
Hair: Away from face (CM I & II pigtails for tumbling)
All Classes: Pastel Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers. No costumes or tutus.
CM III: Black maryjane tap shoes
Optional: Single layer chiffon skirt maximum 10", pastel shrug.
Hair: All hair in a bun; short bangs okay. Short hair; a plain headband.
All Classes: Solid black or burgundy leotard. Pink tights, pink ballet slippers. Beginning-Intermediate require contrasting hip alignment belt.
Optional: chiffon skirt (finger tip length or shorter), snug pink leg-warmers, snug black shrug.
No street wear.
Jazz : Tan tights, tan jazz oxford or boot shoe
Optional: Black bike or boy shorts
Lyrical: Ballet or Jazz attire, tan jazz boot.
Optional: knee pads
Hair: Away from face
Girls: Black leotard, tan or black tights, Revolution or Bloch Tap On tap shoe (no ties please!)
Optional: Black skirt, shorts, jazz pant
Adult/Teen: Above or black shirt, black pant, black tap oxford. Recommend Leos Giordanos.
Hair: Away from face
Guys & Gals: Studio Logo T-shirt, long stretch sport pants or stretch shorts w/knee pads (no jeans), black split-sole dance sneakers.
MarLo is a performing arts school. Every May, a professionally staged production will be produced. Participation is expected with the exception of adult students, who are welcomed and encouraged. Four performances are presented at the Sprague Theater. Young children will be scheduled for two performances.
Parents of children up through 8th grade will help with their child’s class during one of the performances. This allows every parent the opportunity to relax and watch at least one performance. Sign-ups are on a first come basis after spring break.
Each class will be asked to attend 4 special theater rehearsals (Blocking, Run-Through, Technical, & Dress) the last two weeks before the performance weekend. Participation in the Production is dependent upon each dancer attending all theater rehearsals. Failure to be present may result in disqualification from the production. Serious illness or family emergency will be considered. However, an instructor must be notified within 24 hours. For those uninitiated to the performing arts, this requirement is necessary to adequately prepare the dancer and their class for public presentation as well as maintaining fairness to the entire cast. Detailed Schedule released in February. See Calendar and News Page for Studio Calendar.
A $15.00 per class deposit (non-refundable after December 15th) will be billed in October. Dance classes that meet 2xs weekly have one costume, rather than two. Adults if you wish to be exempted- let us know (a later commitment date may be available on a per instructor/class basis). The balance of the costume(s) will be billed in January . Families with more than one costume may request three-month installment plan. Approximate wholesale costs: Creative Movement & Primary classes $40-$55, Beginning-Advanced $50-$70. Manufacturers charge additional fees for XL costumes. Rental Costumes are used when available: $10-$20.
Costumes are projected to be passed out by the 3rd week in March. Accounts that have a balance (costume, tuition, late fees, etc.) will receive costumes after account is current. Some costumes will need to be altered.
Every account will receive complimentary tickets based on number of classes taken. 1-2 classes = 2 tickets, 3-4 classes = 3 tickets and 5 or more classes = 4 tickets. Tickets will be available in April. Accounts that have a balance (costume, tuition, late fees, etc.) will receive complimentary tickets after account is current.
Tempo of progression will be determined by number of classes taken (i.e. 1 hour versus 5 hours weekly), regular attendance, classroom effort, and home practice. Every student should expect each level to take 2-4 years. As professionals, we are carefully watching each individual’s progress. Premature advancement harm the dancer’s technique and possibly promote unnecessary injury. Technique is not instantaneous. Dancers who love the art learn to be patient and self-disciplined.
Creative Movement-Primary are assigned by age/grade.
General Guidelines for Level Progressions beyond the Creative & Primary classes:
Beginning 0-4 years training
Intermediate 3-7 years training
Advanced 6+ years training
Pointe & Lyrical
Age of the student and years of training are not indicators of a students readiness for pointe or lyrical. Physical strength and classroom maturity along with solid balletic posture, alignment, and consistent technique are required. Students with these goals will be enrolled in ballet twice weekly plus ballet acceleration. We use the Perfect Pointe System as a baseline for evaluating student readiness for pointe work. Link for FREE parents manual on the Calendar and News page.
In order to maintain class structure and discipline, parent observation is limited to the window in the door between the studio and the waiting room. The last week before Christmas break parents are welcome to quietly visit any of their child’s classes in progress.
A friend may visit a class one time. For the comfort of the other students, the visitor will have the opportunity to participate. Pre-arrange with the instructor. Non-enrolled friends/siblings may not “hang-out” unsupervised at the studio. Please make other child care arrangements.
Most months, there will be a email newsletter. Be sure to notify us if your email changes. The same news will be posted in both studios, and our website . The newsletter will have important information including up-coming deadlines, performances, and studio and community news. It is incumbent upon the parent or adult student to avail himself or herself of the newsletter.
Who To Talk To & When?
1. Questions about your child’s class; address the individual instructor by phone or email.
Director, Ms. Maria: 252-1394, 347-4616 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Trish 347-3829 Ms. Angie 404-1296 Ms. Nita 347-9823
2. Questions about studio policy or your account; or anything else, contact the director, Ms. Maria.
3. You may also leave a note in the payment box found on the wall of the studio waiting room.
All students are asked to contact the instructor if you are going to miss class or have missed a class within 24 hours. If a student misses 2 classes in a month, they have lost 50% of their training for that month. Three un-excused absences in a 5 week period will result in student being dropped from the roll.