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Tuition and Financial Policies

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Our tuition schedule is based on the total number of classes for the entire family, not for each individual student. This family tuition schedule reflects Dramatic Truth’s desire to support and strengthen families by making tuition as manageable as possible. Male dancers may receive a discount on certain ballet classes. Payment is a set amount per month, based on the number of WEEKLY hours the student is enrolled in. As an example,  if one student taking a one-hour class per week would pay the monthly amount of $60. A family with two students each enrolled in a one-hour weekly class would pay the monthly amount of $110. 

Registration Fee:

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $45 for the 1st student and $15 for each additional student in a family. Payment of this fee permits a student to register and begin classes at any time during the school year without any additional registration fees.

Dramatic Truth Payment Options:

Monthly automated payment by credit card or ACH Withdrawal (preferred)

Monthly manual payment by card, check, or cash - Please DO NOT mail payments to the studio.

Families are required to have a payment method on file with the office. 



Semester payments in full receive a 2% discount – due August & January*
Year Tuition payment in Full receives a 5% discount – through August*

Note: A 3% processing fee is added to all credit and debit card transactions

*Please notify the office to arrange Semester or Year payments


DT enrolls new students from August through April, provided there is space in a class. In May-June the studio accepts new students on a limited basis.


Adding or Dropping Classes
If a student wishes to add a class, simply contact student accounts or register through the online portal. Fall Registration represents the intention to continue with classes for the full year, from August – June. Classes may be dropped with 30 days’ written  notice. Please note verbal communication with the teacher is not considered notice.

Performance and Costume Fees
Each school year, Dramatic Truth stages two performance events for Christmas and Spring. The Wee/Pre performances are separate from the Lower & Upper School performances. The primary purposes for these productions are to provide an opportunity for students to use their skills in a performance setting and to allow families and friends to enjoy the students' accomplishments. Student participation in both major productions is optional (except for Level IV and up). The performances and any associated costumes are fees additional to tuition.


Tuition Rates:
Hours per week per family Monthly Fee

(For partial hour increments not listed, the amount is approximately in the middle, between the fees directly on either side. See office for the exact amount if needed)

For more information on our financial policies, please email Abigail Johnson at or call 816-767-9222 to speak with the phone operator.

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