Private lessons in dance help students to get extra personalized attention whether they choose to focus on a particular piece for a recital, a specific technique they'd like to improve, or to catch up in classes that they have missed. Private dance lessons may be started at any time, and students will pay a prorated tuition. Students who register for weekly lessons are committed for the remainder of the session. To register for an hour-long lesson, sign up for two half-hour spots. To request a private lesson, contact us!
PRIVATE LESSON INFO & RATES
Weekly lessons are perfect for serious students who are able to commit to a half-hour or hour-long private lesson each week for the session. Enrolling in a weekly lesson means that you have a “reserved” lesson spot each week. Students may enroll at any time, but once enrolled, they are committed for the remainder of our session, which runs from September to May. Students who wish to perform a solo in the Gala Showcase on May 29th will have a costume fee of $70 due by November 15th.
How to Enroll
Visit our website and create an account to enroll in private lessons. Be sure to specify the type of private lesson you would like, if the instructor teaches more than one discipline. Enrolled students are committed to the entire session, and an annual $30 registration fee is required at the time of registration. Parents are to notify the office if their child has any injuries or illness of which the parent feels we should be aware. Students who do not wish to participate in a recital or performance should notify the office upon registration to avoid additional fees.
Students may enroll at any time, and will pay a prorated rate. Dance students and high school music students who would like to perform a solo in the recital or gala must be enrolled for the entire session. Students may enroll mid-year, but they will be unable to perform a solo in the gala.
Conflicts of Interest
Students who are enrolled in private lessons will not be allowed to take the same type of lesson from a teacher at a different studio. Teaching methods and philosophies may vary greatly from studio to studio, and may hinder, rather than help, a students’ progress.
All absences should be reported by emailing or calling the BCS office OR inputting the absence in the customer portal at least 24 hours before the start of the scheduled lesson. Students who accrue three absences per 16 weeks of lessons will not be allowed to participate in the Gala/recital. Students who accrue four absences in a row will be dropped from their private lesson spot, with no refund. No refunds or credits will be issued for any student absences.
Make Up Lessons
Due to studio & instructor availability, dance students are not allowed to make up missed private lessons. Make-up lessons do not accrue or transfer between semesters or sessions. Make up lessons due to weather cancelations will be made up during make up weeks.
If a lesson must be canceled by an instructor, the lesson will be made up outside of the instructor’s normal teaching hours. If the instructor and/or student is not able to make up the lesson within 30 days of the cancelation, the student will receive a credit for the missed lesson. Extra make up lessons will not be granted to compensate for instructor cancelations.
If you would like a specialized lesson to supplement your training, drop-in lessons are a great option. To participate in a drop-in lesson, create a customer portal account through our website, and click on “register for classes.” Find the private lesson teacher, time, and day you would like, then select the dates you would like to drop in. Lessons must be paid in advance. Drop-in students are not allowed to participate in performances unless they switch to”enrolled” status by the enrollment deadline. Students who enroll after dropping into a lesson will pay a prorated tuition. Drop-in lesson payments may not be used to credit tuition. There are no refunds for missed drop-in lessons, and no make-up lessons. Registration fee does not apply.
For students who desire to share a lesson to work on a duet or trio, or to perfect skills with another student of the same level, semi-private lessons are a great option! Semi-private lessons are available for technique privates (1/2 hour only) and acro/tumbling (1/2 hour or 1 hour). Call (630)833-0085 to inquire about enrolling in a semi-private lesson.
Can I try one lesson?
Beyond Center Stage is a results-driven studio. We are committed to the progress of each of our students! Fitting into a new studio and seeing the results you want takes time, and it's not something that can be accomplished in one or two lessons. At BCS, we want to attract families who are truly committed to performing arts training, and who seek the highest quality instruction. By enrolling and diving into your experience at BCS, you'll get the best sense of what it means to become a part of our community, and you'll start seeing the results you want from your private lessons!
Our No-Risk Guarantee
At BCS, we are dedicated to seeing progress and results in each student. Enroll in a private lesson risk-free for 30 days, and if you're not completely happy, you may withdraw with no penalty.