Tuition Costs

Rates are good through Summer of 2019.
A “month” for billing purposes is 4 weeks.

Registration Fee 
Required to hold space in class:  $25 per year/per family

Class Rates
First student (60 min class):  $60/month
Additional students or classes:  $50/month
45 minute class:  $45/month
15 minute additional over an hour:  $15/month
Drop-in rate:  $20/class   
Boys Tech & Boys Partnering:  Each class free when enrolled in at least 2 classes 

Unlimited Class Rates- 5 classes or more
First student:  $265/month
Second student:  $195/month
Third student:  $135/month
Fourth student:  $85/month
Each additional student:  $45/month
- Autopay required for unlimited class enrollment

Performance Fees
Nativity Show: $85 per person
June Show:
TT-Level 2:  $65 /per class
Level 3-6:  $85/per class

Adult Workshop Series:  $55/5 Week Workshop
- No registration fee required

Summer Drop-In Rates
10 class card:  $100
5 class card:  $70
Unlimited (9 weeks):  $375
- Punch cards expire 3 years from date of purchase
- Unlimited rates applies for one summer session only

Tickets (Mt. Baker Theatre Performances)
Balcony:  $15
Main level:  $18

Private Lesson Rates                              
30 minute lesson:  $30
60 minute lesson:  $60
- 2 weeks advanced notice recommended; subject to instructor availability
- Up to 3 students may split a lesson, $10 for each additional student

Individual Studio Rental:  $30 per hr.
- Discount for private lessons and studio rentals:  Buy 9, get the 10th one free

Jubilee Dance Company Fees
Jubilee tuition:  $375 per year
Jubilee gear fee:  $125 per year
Jubilee retreat (required):  $150 - one time fee  

Group Educational Class Rates- Schools, organizations, etc.
1 hour private class:  $150
2 hour private class:  $200
- Additional $25 for classes off-site

Private Party Class Rates
1 hour class:  $150
2 hour class:  $200
- Additional $25 for classes off-site

Preschool Field Trips:  Free
- 2 weeks advanced notice recommended; subject to instructor availability         

Jubilee Alumni Discount:  10% off
- Good toward single class drop-in, summer program & adult workshops only

StompinGrounds Coffee Card:  Buy 9 drinks,  get the 10th one free

Love to Learn Preschool Rates
P3/P4, Mon/Wed/Fri, 9am-noon:  $250/month
Registration & supply fee:  $125/ year

If you have never had a Dancing For Joy class before, come
in and enjoy your first class for free!


Tuition Policies

When you register for a class, you are automatically registering for the entire school year.  

Monthly tuition is charged until you drop the class online or notifiy the office that you are dropping a class.

1.  Dancing For Joy uses a web-based software program called The Studio Director that allows you to view the most current class schedules, register for classes, and pay anytime (24×7) from anywhere – even when our studio is closed. You may register online or at our studio. Your registration is considered complete once you pay the $25 Registration Fee, at which point your space will be held in the class.

2.  Tuition is due on the first of the month. We require a credit card be linked to your Studio Director account upon registration, even if you do not intend to pay via credit card each month. You may make your payment one of three ways:

  • a) GOOD: In our office by cash/check or a credit card other than the one linked to your Studio Director account.
  • b) BETTER: Online via The Studio Director at your leisure.
  • c) PREFERRED: Enroll in the Automatic Payment Plan via The Studio Director (automatically charges your credit card on the 1st of each month).

* If you choose option a or b, you must make your payment prior to the 10th of the month. If we don’t receive your payment, we will automatically charge the credit card linked to your account on the 11th, with an additional late fee of $5 if your past due amount is $0-$100, $10 late fee if your past dues are between $100-$200, $15 late fee charge if past due amount is $200-$300, etc.

3.  Our tuition is calculated in the following way: (based on one student taking one class)

  • Fall Session = 16 weeks of classes at $13.75 per week = $220 for the session. You may pay in 4 installments of $55/month (Sept-Dec).
  • Spring Session = 24 weeks at $13.75 per week = $330 for the session. You may pay in 6 installments of $55/month (Jan-June).

Any student with a balance of $300 or more at the time of a DFJ production or performance will be unable to perform.

4.  We do NOT pro-rate tuition or offer refunds once you are a registered student. If you drop a class in the middle of a billing cycle (see payment schedule), you are still responsible for the full month’s tuition. If you sign up mid-month for classes we will catch you up (pro-rate when signing up) to the current billing cycle, and then you will be billed according to our payment schedule.  Due on the first of each month and late by the 10th. (please note that the payment schedule is for 4 specific classes and may not follow the monthly dates exactly - see our payment schedule for the exact 4 classes that each payment covers.  We prefer that people set-up an automatic payment with us.) 
5.  Performance Fees cover cost for the following:
  • A costume chosen by DFJ staff - Costume is yours to keep
  • Props (if applicable)
  • Dance instruction, choreography and rehearsals prior to the show conducted by DFJ staff 
  • Associated Costs: Administrative costs, ordering, shipping/handling, restocking fees, exchange fees, rush orders, non-returnables, and the 8.5% sales taxMonthly Tuition Schedule

Monthly Tuition Schedule 2019/20

Payments are due by the 1st of the month; late after the 10th
Each monthly payment pays for 4 weeks between the following dates:


September:   Sept 1 - 28
October:   Sept 29 - October 26
November:   Oct 27 - Nov 23
December:   Nov 24 - Dec 21
January:   Jan 5 - Feb 1
February:   Feb 2 - 29
March:   Mar 1 - 28
April:   Mar29 - April 25
May:   April 26 - May 23
June:   May 24 - June 20

10 Rules & Guidelines for Students

  • Have fun!
  • Come prepared, dressed, and on time.
  • No food, drinks (except for water or a sports drink), or gum in the studios.
  • No street shoes in studio 1 & no socks in all studios.
  • No running or rough play in the building.
  • Please be quiet when classes are in session. 
  • Only positive, encouraging, and uplifting speech is allowed.
  • Class time is a time to learn – please do not distract others from learning.
  • No hanging on the barres or touching the mirrors.
  • Students are not allowed in any studio without a teacher present.
  • Have fun!

What to Wear

Tiny Twirlers, Creative Movement:

Ballet leotard (any color)
Pink ballet tights
Pink ballet slippers
Skirt (optional)
Hair: Pinned back, ponytail or bun


White or DFJ shirt

Black sweat or stretch pants

Black ballet slippers or jazz shoes


Pre-Ballet, Pre-Ballet/Jazz, Pre-Ballet/Tap:  


Ballet leotard (any color) 

Pink ballet tights

Pink ballet slippers

Skirt (optional)

Hair: Pinned back, ponytail, or bun



White or DFJ shirt

Black sweats or stretch pants

Black ballet slippers 


*Tap shoes required  for Ballet/Tap*

Gotta Sing Gotta Dance, Pre-Jazz

Boys and Girls

Tank top or tee-shirt (any color)

Black jazz pants, stretch pants, or bike shorts

Black jazz shoes 

Hair: pinned or pulled back and out of face

Pre-Hip Hop, Pre-tap

Boys and Girls

Tank top or tee-shirt (any color)

Black stretch pants, bike shorts, or warm up pants

Hip Hop: Black jazz shoes, or any white-soled tennis shoe (must be cleaned before class)

Tap: Black tap shoes

Hair: pinned or pulled back and out of face


Boys Technique (All levels)

Black fitted tank top or tee-shirt

Black tights (any kind)

Black ballet shoes 

Acro (All Levels)


Leotard (any color/style)

Leggings or shorts (shorts must be paired with tights underneath)

Optional: biketard



Tee-shirt (any color)

Gym shorts or leggings

CATS (Conditioning, Alignment, Technique, Strength)



Leotard (any color/style)

Leggings or shorts (shorts must be paired with tights underneath)

Hair: ponytail or bun, and pulled away from face



Tank top or tee-shirt

Tights (any kind, can be paired with shorts)

Musical Theater


Girls and Boys

Tee-shirt or tank top (any color or style)

Leggings, pants, or stretchy jeans

Bare feet, white soled tennis shoes, or dance shoes

Hair: pulled back away from face


Ballet (Levels 1-2)



Leotard (any color)

Pink ballet tights

Pink ballet shoes

Sheer ballet skirt (optional)

Hair: ponytail or bun



Fitted tee-shirt (no prints)

Black tights or leggings 

Black ballet shoes


Ballet (Level 3 – 6) Pointe, Pre-Pointe


Black leotard

Pink tights

Pink ballet shoes

Sheer ballet skirt (optional)

Black sports bra (optional)

Hair: Bun, all bangs and fly-aways pinned back



Fitted white or black tee-shirt or tank top

Black tights (must be footed)

Black ballet shoes

*Fitted warm ups for levels 3-6 allowed

*No shorts, no jewelry. 

*Teacher’s approval required for pointe shoes

Modern (Levels 1-6)


Leotard (any color or style)

Optional: tee-shirt or tank top

Tights, pants/leggings, or shorts


Tank top or tee-shirt

Tights, leggings/pants, shorts


*Recommended for floor work: Fitted long sleeve shirt, pants, and socks

Jazz (Level 1-6)



Leotard (any color or style)

Form fitting tee-shirt or tank top (optional)

Shorts must be paired with tights or spandex underneath


Form fitting leggings/pants

Black jazz shoes (or as directed by teacher)

Hair: Pinned back and off of face - ponytail, bun, or braid


Tee-shirt or tank top (any color)

Gym shorts, leggings, or tights

Black jazz shoes (or as directed by teacher)

Hair: must be kept out of face

Tap (Levels 1-6)

Girls and Boys

Tank top or tee-shirt (any color)

Black jazz pants, leggings, bike shorts, or warm up pants

Black tap shoes

NOTE: for level 2-6, tap shoes MUST leather lace-up shoes. Patent leather or “mary jane” buckle or velcro style shoes only allowed in pre-tap - level 1

Hip Hop (Levels 1-6)







Missed Classes

All missed classes due to illness, vacation, DFJ holidays/breaks (see list below) or inclement weather may be made up in another age appropriate class. To attend a make up class you must go to the office first to pick up a make up slip; no reservation required. We highly recommend not waiting until May & June to do make-ups because classes may be spending the majority of their time on choreography for our annual June performance. Only registered students can make up a missed class. Students not currently enrolled are no longer eligible to make up absences from previous enrollments. 

*In case of long periods of closure due to weather, an additional make up day may be available.

Last day to enroll or switch a class is Feb. 29th.

Holiday Closures

The studio will be closed on the following holidays for the 2019/20 school year:

  • Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 2)
  • Halloween, Evening only.  (Thursday, Oct. 31 *Bellingham classes beginning at 5:45pm or later and Lynden classes beginning at 3:45pm or later are cancelled and can be made up.)
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. 28 & Friday, Nov. 29)
  • Christmas Break (Monday, Dec. 23 - Friday, Jan. 3)
  • Spring Break (Monday- Friday, April 6-10)
  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 25)