General Information

  • Parents may observe class or students may be dropped off and picked up after class.
  • Teachers and assistants cannot monitor the waiting room or other parts of the studio. Please do not leave small children unattended.
  • No food or drinks are to be brought into the dance rooms. There are designated areas for students to eat and drink. Please help us keep the studio clean.
  • MGM follows the Wichita USD 259 School District for all weather-related emergency closings only.
  • MGM is not responsible for lost or stolen items that have been left behind at the studio.


Tuition

Tuition fees are non-refundable. Missed classes due to illness, travel, or another function (school, family, work, etc...) may be made up with another compararble class. Please talk to the teacher, Laura, or Christy for help on deciding what makeup class would be best for you or your student(s). We do understand that there are special circumstances for which a class credit may be issued.  These will be very rare. If you feel you may have a qualifying circumstance, please see Laura or Christy.


  • Tuition is based on a fall and spring semester fee schedule and is broken into monthly installments for your convenience. 
  • MGM accepts cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard, or American Express. Payments may be made by credit card via mydanceworks or in the studio office. 
  • A 10% discount will be given for tuition paid in full at the beginning of Fall or Spring semester.
  • A 5% discount will be given to those who choose autopay (effective March 2015).
  • Tuition is due by the 1st of each month, a $5.00 late fee will be charged after the 10th day.
  • Tuition includes 4 classes per month. Classes will not be held on a 5th occurring day of a month. For example, if there are 5 Mondays in June, regularly scheduled classes will be held on the first, second, third and fourth Monday. The studio will be closed on the fifth Monday.
  • Overdue accounts may result in a student not being allowed to participate in classes and possible dismissal until account is up to date.
  • Private lessons are to be paid in advance or the teacher will not be able to teach the class.
  • There is a $30 fee for returned checks.
  • Tuition will not be prorated for absences or holiday closing.
  • Discounts are available for additional siblings.


Registration Fee

All students are required to pay a non-refundable registration fee. This fee is due when registering and is charged yearly.  Class spots will not be held if this fee is not paid.

$15 - for one child

$25 - for a family of two or more

$5 – for one student for summer only 


Please register at the studio or online at mydanceworks.


Recital

An annual staple of any dance studio, ‘The Recital’, conjures fond images of childhood for many. It is a rite of passage for thousands of youngsters, a chance to shine in front of family and friends that they anticipate with nervous excitement.


The recital offers our students a professionally directed performance that allows them to present to their families and friends the results of a year’s hard work, dedication, and progress.


A big part of the performing arts training process includes learning through performance. The experience helps build self-esteem, self-assurance, and contributes to a sense of confidence. Although performance opportunities can help prepare some students for a possible career in the performing arts, they also contribute to student’s success in other activities. That onstage experience can result in better in-school presentations, improved social skills, and strong interview skills for future job opportunities. The rehearsal process is a tremendous learning experience as well. It helps the student develop retention skills, and by working with their classmates on a group performance, they learn the positive aspects of working as a team to create the best end result.


  • Recital is held each year in May.
  • Recital is optional for recreational students, but mandatory for Company Members.
  • The office must know by January 1st if a student will NOT be participating in recital.
  • If the office is not notified regarding recital, it is assumed that a student will be participating in the recital.
  • All students will be required to attend all rehearsals designated for the show(s) they are performing in.
  • Professional videos will be made of the shows and may be purchased.
  • Professional pictures will be taken and available for purchase of all students interested, including class photos.


Recital Fee

All students are required to pay a $40 non-refundable recital fee ($50 for a family of dancers). This fee is due no later than April 1st, and will cover the cost of the theater, props, programs, etc. A late charge of $5.00 will be charged for any payments not received by the 5th business day of April.


The recital fee is in lieu of tickets. This allows students to invite any number of guests to the recital at no cost to them and without the hassle of tickets.


Costumes

We spend many hours determining the correct costumes for each class and we try to keep the cost as low as possible. Costumes are always age-appropriate and of the highest quality possible. Costumes are chosen by the teacher/choreographer. Only the teacher and studio owners have final approval of the costumes. Students will need one costume for each class they train in. Costumes include all accessories (hats, gloves, etc.), but not tights or shoes, but specific requirements will be specified.


  • In recent years, the costume fee has ranged from about $40 to $60.


A non-refundable costume fee will be due no later than the end of February. A late charge of $5 will be charged for any payments not received by the March 5th.


  • You will be notified in January as to the cost of the costume for each of your student’s classes.
  • Upon receipt, costumes must be tried on immediately for fit and returned within 10 days to the studio office so that an exchange can be made.


Pictures or Video

MGM Studio of the Dance reserves the right to use all pictures or videos of students for the purpose of advertising and or promotion of the studio.


Private Lessons

Requests for Private lessons ($40 per hour) may be left with the front desk. Each request will be reviewed by Studio Directors for time availability. Fees for Private lessons must be paid before the lesson is given. Private lessons will not be permitted for any student with past due balances.


Students or parents must contact the teacher at least 24 hours prior to cancellation of a private class, or the student will be charged for the missed lesson. When proper notification is given, those classes can be made up.


Class Cancellations

MGM Studio of the Dance reserves the right to cancel any scheduled classes due to low enrollment or lack of interest. Class cancellations will be at the studio’s discretion. All students will be given the option of an alternative class, if available.


Students who are drop out of classes before the semester ends must notify the studio in writing of their decision. This may be by written letter or by email. Students will be charged for all classes up until the notification letter is received by the studio.


There are no refunds for Registration, recital, or costume fees. 


Class Visitation

MGM welcomes parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends to observe all classes from the parent lounges. We ask that parents, siblings, grandparents and friends do not enter the dance rooms unless invited. There will be an open house in December (usually the week before Christmas break) where visitors can view a class from inside the studio.


Code of Conduct​

  • Students are expected to be well-behaved, and to show respect and courtesy to their teachers, as well as classmates and parents.
  • Students will be dismissed from class for unreasonable behavior or excessive absenteeism. There will be no tuition reimbursement for such occasions.
  • ​DO NOT BE TARDY! If the studio door is closed and the students are inside, you are late! We ask that you please wait outside the door until the instructor invites tardy students in. This may be as long as 15 minutes before there is a break in the action. Being tardy makes it very difficult for our instructors to start their classes on time and causes a disruption for the students who are already in class. This is especially important in our youngest classes where it is difficult to get students back on track.
  • Please do not enter or disrupt other classes that are in progress. This applies to parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends. Should you need something from the dance room, please ask Christy or Laura to retrieve it for you. Should you need to retrieve a child early from class, please be respectful and inform the teacher and/or the office that your child will need to leave early and either the teacher will send the student(s) our or Christy or Laura will retrieve them for you.
  • Students may sit and do homework between classes. Please do not enter or disrupt other classes that are in progress.
  • Students are not permitted to have cell phones in classrooms at any time.
  • Students are not permitted to touch the stereo equipment unless asked by a teacher or one of the studio owners.
  • Students are not permitted behind the desk in the office or behind the front counter in the lobby for any reason.
  • Parents are expected to up hold the Code of Conduct for themselves as well as make sure their student(s) uphold the code of conduct.


Disruptive or abusive behavior from students or parents will be addressed with possible dismissal from MGM Studio of the Dance.


Teachers

Teacher biographies are available for review on the website. If a parent needs to speak to a teacher for any reason, please do so by calling the studio and leaving a message, e-mail or by setting up an appointment. Teachers have very tight back-to-back teaching schedules and cannot be interrupted or be held up between classes. The teachers will be more than happy to return your call or meet with you at the earliest convenience.


Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter is filled with information about upcoming events, fees due, closings, etc. The newsletter can be found on this website under the About MGM tab and is also emailed to parents. If you do not have an e-mail address on file or have not been receiving the newsletters please notify the office.


Company Members

Students selected for our Dance Company study ballet and contemporary styles at an accelerated pace with numerous opportunities to perform in community and professional venues. Those invited to participate in our company program exemplify a high standard of technical advancement, artistic expression, maturity, and willingness to face challenges. Company Members are selected by the dance directors, studio owners, and dance instructors.


Additional fees are required for Company Members, in addition to regular tuition fees. Please contact Christy or Laura for further information.


Company Members are required to attend all scheduled classes. Students will be excused for illness, funerals or required school functions (chorus concerts, band concerts, etc.). Sporting events are only excused with prior permission from your student's instructor(s).


Disclosure

MGM Studio of the Dance is a private dance program. We strive to ensure that the studio atmosphere fosters respect for all participants; parents and teachers. It is our obligation to ensure that this standard is maintained.