Tuition & policies


 Tuition is based on a 10-month term beginning in August and ending with recital in May.  The annual tuition is $380 per class but the fee is split into 10 monthly payments for your convenience. Multi-class discounts are available.  Tuition is due at the first class of every month. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted at our front desk. Credit card payments may also be made online.  For your convenience we offer a monthly automatic payment to your credit or debit card. These payments are processed on the first of each month.

Monthly Tuition Rates PER FAMILY:
One Class: $38.00 per month
Second Weekly Class:  +$32.00 per month
Third - Fourth Weekly Class: +$25.00 per class per month
Fifth - Seventh Weekly Class: +15.00 per class per month
Eighth or More Weekly Class: +$10 per class per month

If tuition is not paid before the third class of the month, the student will be asked to sit out during class.  There is a $25.00 charge for all returned checks.

Inspirations Dance Center does not refund class tuition.  We ask that you complete the month(s) for which you
have paid.  The only exceptions are preschool students who are determined to not be ready for dance class.  This determination will be made within the first few classes. After the first month, no refunds will be made. 

Registration Fee: ​$30.00 annual fee per student.  Paid with first month tuition to hold class placement.

Private Lessons ​are available by appointment.  The cost is $30 per 30 minutes. Lesson cost can be reduced by combining with up to three students and splitting the cost.  Availability is limited based on teacher and studio schedules.

Parent Observation: ​Classes at Inspirations are not open to observation.  We find that observers are distracting to both students and teachers.  Parents, families and other fans are invited to sit in and observe classes during our two Watch Weeks.  These are offered once each Fall and Spring.

Christmas Showcase​ is our annual performance in December.  A costume is provided for each dancer. Each female dancer must have a new condition pair of tan tights purchased from Inspirations in order to participate in the show.  General admission tickets for adults are $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the box office. Only cash is accepted at the box office. Kids 12 & under are free.  

Recital​ is held at the end of our season (May) at the Missouri Theatre in St. Joseph. Recital is an exciting time for our dancers to show off what they have learned all year with a professional performance.  Tickets are required for all attendees except lap babies. Tickets are offered for sale beginning at least one month before the shows.

Recital Fee​ is $30.00 and is due November 1.  This helps to defer the cost of producing the recital including venue rental, stagehands, props, and many other details. 

Recital Costumes:​  Each class has one costume.  Deposit of $20 per costume is due November 1.  Balance due February 1. Costume prices are $65 for ThreeDance and Little Dancers, $70 for Elementary Combo Classes and $75 for all other classes. Each costume includes tights, accessories, and everything your dancer needs except shoes.

Recital costume selections will be announced at watch week in the Fall.  Recital costumes will be ordered in December. Your costumes will not be ordered if this deposit has not been made.  If payment is delayed your order may incur additional shipping charges and may not arrive in time for photo shoot or the performance.  All costumes are made to order and are non-returnable. If you choose not to participate in the recital after recital fee is paid and costumes have been ordered, you are still responsible for the balance owed and there will be NO refunds.


Inspirations carries a full line of dance-wear and shoes.  We have something for every student in every class.  Please ask if you need assistance with selecting your child’s attire or shoes!  ​Appropriate
attire for dance class is important for safety and effective learning.  For all classes hair should be pulled back
securely, away from the face.  Bare tummies are not allowed. No jeans or skirts/dresses without a leotard beneath.  Nails should be kept short. No jewelry, please.

MOVE 'N' GROOVE, SUPERHEROES AND BOYS: Athletic or dance clothing. Bare feet.

THREEDANCE: Any color leotard or dance dress and tights.  Pink leather ballet shoes.

LITTLE DANCERS: ​ Any color leotard or dance dress and tights. Pink leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes.

BALLET CLASS LEVELS 1-4 AND POINTE: ​Plain ​Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes.  No skirts, please.

HIP HOP: Athletic or dance attire.  Black, smooth sole sneakers or court shoes worn only indoors.

TAP:​ Athletic or dance attire.  Black tap shoes.

JAZZ:​  Close fitting athletic or dance attire.  Tan jazz shoes.

LYRICAL: Any leotard & tights.  Tan jazz shoe.

TUMBLING: ​Leotard or biketard, any color or style.  Leggings or footless tights should be worn in colder months. Bare feet.