At first all of the fees may seem like a lot or a bit overwhelming, but comparably speaking it is very reasonable! We are very mindful of the cost of travel and extra fees and do our best to keep them as minimal as possible while still giving our students plenty of opportunity to progress and grow in the competitive dance arena. We have done our best to be transparent with our fees.
Why do competition teams?
Competitive Teams are in the studio 2-3 times per week and are able to progress faster. Students are also given judges feedback to help them improve. We also encourage our competitive teams to become good friends together and do things together outside of class to help form strong team bonds.
How many competitions do we attend?
Competitive Teams attend 3 Local competitions and all Competitive Teams except Mini & Junior Teams attend 1 Utah Competition unless there is a Utah or National Circuit Competition that comes to Idaho Falls or nearby that we choose to replace it with. Teen & Elite Teams will also have the option of attending 1 Convention – TBD per team.
How much are competition fees?
Estimate $30-$35/per routine for team routines per competition(if we attend a locally run competition it is usually $25/per routine – we typically attend only 1 and only if there is one being offered).
How much do costumes cost?
For 2 routines for each team estimate Mini Team-$145, Junior & Teen Teams-$165, Teen Elite Team-$175, Elite Jazz & Contemporary-$175, Teen Hip-Hop Crew-$150 & Elite Hip-Hop Crew-$200. Competitive teams will also have practice uniforms(est. $95-$120) and cover-up uniforms – these we purchase every other year. We will be purchasing new this year(est. $95).
Are there extra requirements outside of regularly scheduled classes?
We have teamed up with Flips Gymnastics in Rigby and require all competitive students to attend our once-a-month gymnastics trainings- for $10. They provide excellent coaching and ample space & equipment for tumbling.
We also team up with CLI Studios from L.A. to bring our teachers and students the latest in choreography, acrobatics, and cross-training! It is an online studio with renowned teachers/choreographers that our students can take a class from any time! They will have an online access code, which can also be used through an app! The cost for all competitive team students(optional for Mini Team & recreational students) to participate is $60/year/per household and must be paid with dancers tryout/team acceptance form. (That’s just $5/month for access to some of the greatest choreographers in the nation!) Teams will have monthly assignments in coordination with this program.
How much are Choreography Camp fees?
Each Competitive Team learns their competition routines in a choreography camp at our studio. Estimate $65/student per camp. $100/student for Elite camps with guest artists.
How much are Summer Dance Camp fees?
All Teams except Mini Team and Hip-Hop Crews are required to attend Summer Dance Camp-$150/$185w/meal Aug. 12-14th at Thunder Ridge High School. All Hip-Hop Crews are required to attend either Hip Hop Utah-$100 tentatively the first weekend in November or Rap It Up-$125/$135w/lunch tentatively the first weekend in October in Utah.
Are students required to participate in fundraisers?
No, however, there are several fundraising options available to students and we welcome fundraiser input and help! Students can also find personal sponsors and we have customized sponsorship forms for that as well.