2016-2017 tuition

For Youth Dance & Theater Classes, add the total number of minutes and hours for all youth family members to calculate tuition.

Total Class Time Monthly Tuition [Auto Pay]
30 minutes $76
45 minutes $108
1 hour $126
1 hour 15 min $153
1 hour 30 min $174
1 hour 45 min $192
2 hours $208
2 hours 15 min $225
2 hours 30 min $240
2 hours 45 min $255
3 hours $270
3 hours 15 min $285
3 hours 30 min $303
3 hours 45 min $318
4 hours $338
4 hours 15 min $351
4 hours 30 min $363
4 hours 45 min $376
5 hours $386
5 hours 15 min $403
5 hours 30 min $413
5 hours 45 min $428
6 hours $441
6 hours 15 min $452
6 hours 30 min $464
6 hours 45 min $474
7 hours $488
7 hours 15 min $496
7 hours 30 min $508
7 hours 45 min $518
8 hours $529
after 8 hours  add $20/hour
after 9 hours  add $12/hour
after 10 hours  add $8/hour
Serious Student Tuition $495
Company Tuition
Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble & dynaMYTE $150
Metropolitan Youth Ballet $150
iMpulse Youth Jazz Dance Company $125
MetroiMprov $75
Private Music Lessons  
30 minute private music lesson $39 per lesson
60 minute private music lesson $73 per lesson
Additional Fees
Registration Fee (per student) $50
Youth Dance Production Fee (per student) $130
Youth Dance Costume Fee (per student per class) $85
Music & Music Theater Recital Fee (per student) $50
Acting Recital Fee (per student) $50


2016-2017 policies


We appreciate the confidence expressed in your decision to enroll with Metropolitan School of the Arts.  We take our responsibility seriously and will provide the highest quality fine arts learning experience possible.  To ensure you or your child’s safety and enjoyment, we would appreciate knowing any medical problem or learning disability, which may affect participation.  Please contact the director for a confidential discussion.

The parent or legal guardian of the enrolled student consents to the participation of said minor child in the activity, subject to these Rules and Regulations. I am aware that any physical activity should be undertaken ONLY after consultation with a physician and I assume responsibility for my child doing so. I have advised Metropolitan School of the Arts in writing of any limitations necessitated by my child’s activities due to medical or physical conditions.

I hereby hold Metropolitan School of the Arts and its employees or contractees harmless for any cost, claim, injury, damage, or liability incurred at the facility except due to the negligence of its agents or employees.


No partial/incomplete registrations will be accepted or processed. Registration is subject to eligibility and availability.

MSA operates as a “Come and Go” facility. MSA is not responsible for providing before or after class care/supervision for students.  Students are not to be left at the school for excessive periods before or after their classes.

Please label all clothes, shoes, bags and other personal belongings with your student’s name and leave expensive electronics, jewelry and other valuables at home. MSA is not responsible for lost or misplaced/missing property. A Lost & Found is provided in the dressing rooms, which parents/students (not MSA staff) are responsible for checking.

Parents /students wishing to make a change to their schedule must complete and submit an Add/Drop form provided by the MSA administration to do so.

MSA’s schedule of classes and lessons is subject to change or cancellation at any time based on enrollment, faculty availability and studio space constraints. Students will be contacted as soon as possible if a change to their class or lesson is deemed necessary.

The MSA staff may take photographs or videos of students, individually or in groups, attending or taking part in classes, programs and events. These photographs or videos may appear in MSA’s own or other publications, on our website, on social media or in other publicity. Students and/or participants consent to having their photograph taken or such videos shown and used for such purposes.

Performance is a vital aspect to a quality performing arts education. Our productions are professionally produced and give our students an opportunity to experience the joy of sharing their work with a live audience. Participation is optional however highly encouraged. Some productions require mandatory blocking and dress rehearsals. Students enrolling after January 1, 2017 must obtain permission from the Artistic Director and Studio Director to participate in the spring performances.


Transfer of funds will occur on the first day of the month for 10 consecutive months beginning September 1, 2016. Registration fee(s) will be charged at the time of registration.

Any outstanding balance on your MSA account as of September 1, 2016 (or date of registration if after 9/1/16) from previous sessions or purchases will be due and charged to the payment method provided for this session on 9/1/16 or date of registration if after 9/1/16.

Charge for non-sufficient funds / declined charges is $25.00 per transfer and if applicable will be added to the following month’s transfer. A $15 per month late fee will be charged for each month a balance due remains unpaid on your MSA account.

There is a two-month minimum requirement for all classes and private lessons from the date of registration.  All withdrawals must be done 30 days in advance.  After completion of proper withdrawal procedures, you will be responsible for the succeeding month’s tuition payment. To withdraw from a class or lesson, a parent must complete, sign and submit a Withdrawal Form provided by the MSA administration (withdrawals are not accepted via phone). No withdrawals are accepted after April 1, 2017.

A Registration Fee of $50 per student is due at the time of registration. Registration Fees are non-refundable.

Youth Dance/Theater Tuition is a yearly fee, based on 36 classes or lessons per year (September through June), divided into 10 equal monthly installments, payable in advance of classes.

Private Music Lesson Tuition is a per lesson fee at $39 per ½ hour lesson and $73 per continuous hour lesson. Lessons will terminate immediately if no payment is received for lessons before the first lesson of the corresponding month.

All tuition is paid by automatic monthly credit card installments (EFT). MSA accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover (no American Express). Registration is confirmed upon receipt of valid credit or debit card submission. Bills will not be sent. MSA does not offer refunds or credits for classes/lessons missed due to student absence/non-attendance, inclement weather or similar circumstances.

Nonrefundable, required production fees (charged per student on 1/1/17) are as follows: Youth Dance Classes ($130), Music & Musical Theater ($50), Acting ($50). Production fees do not include tickets.

A nonrefundable, required costume fee of $85 per student, per class will be charged on 11/1/16. Costume fees do not include shoes or tights. Costumes not picked up by 7/1/17 will be forfeited.

The authority is to remain in full force until contract expires or Metropolitan School of the Arts has received notice of cancellation with sufficient time to act upon contract as stated above. Metropolitan School of the Arts will not be liable for any special or consequential damages, whether direct or indirect, for any wrongful debit to my account. Metropolitan School of the Arts reserves the right to cancel and terminate this agreement at any time.


Dancing is physical skill and in order to help and facilitate the student’s learning the teacher may need to physically guide a movement by touch. Touch promotes kinesthetic learning and can produce a quicker response to correction than other teaching tools.

To provide the most professional experience for your children, the faculty of MSA will strictly enforce dress code attire beginning the third week of classes. Proper hair and attire prevent physical obstruction in dance class. All students must have their hair in a classical ballet bun to participate in ballet class. A $3 bun kit will be provided and charged to the account on file if a student attends ballet class without a proper bun. Hair must be worn off the neck and out of the face for all tap and jazz classes. Program-specific dress code information and a list of retailers are available online or by request at the front desk.

To maximize our educational standards, a minimum attendance standard is required. Students who arrive more than 10 minutes late may be asked to observe class. Repeated tardiness may result in termination of classes. If a student misses more than 4 classes without written notice, their enrollment may be terminated at the discretion of the Studio Director.

Dance/theater students missing more than 3 classes after January may not be permitted to participate in the Spring Production and will thereby forfeit all associated costume and production fees.

A student may make up an absence by attending another section of the same class. A maximum of 3 makeup classes is allowed per student per year. No make-up classes are permitted after April 15 due to performance preparations taking place in classes during that time period.


Students will provide their own instruments and supplies (i.e. picks, strings, etc.), with the exception of piano. For piano students, it is recommended that a piano is available at home so the student is able to practice. All students are required to provide their own lesson music. Teachers will make recommendations for music purchases.

MSA does not offer refunds. No credits or make-up lessons are offered for missed or cancelled private lessons, unless the cancellation is due to a weather closing or teacher absence. Students are entitled to 3 make-up lessons during the year, provided that the school is notified before 12:00 p.m. on the day of the lesson they must miss. 2 makeup lessons will equal one makeup master class. The third make-up lesson will be scheduled at the discretion of the instructor. MSA reserves the right to determine the method of making up a missed music lesson.

In the case of a teacher’s absence or of cancellation due to inclement weather, MSA may at its sole discretion arrange a substitute instructor, schedule a make-up class, or provide a credit to following month’s fees.