Dear Parents and Students,
We are happy to announce that the 2021-22 season at Lifehouse Performing Arts Academy is almost here! Classes will begin on Monday, August 16, 2021 and end with June performance.
Registration opens on August 1.
Please note: Half-tuition for August will be due on August 16. Half or three quarter tuition for June will be due on June 1. Tuition amount will be determined when performance date set.
Classes at the studio are divided into open and company classes. Open classes are open enrollment. Anyone may register who meets the age and skill level requirements. The open classes we offer are preschool, kindergarten, combo (tap& ballet), ballet, jazz, hip hop, and musical theater. Please visit www.lifehouseacademy.com for more detail. The class schedules are included at the end of this letter.
Company classes are for student’s ages 6-18 who have the desire, ability, and resources to pursue dance at a more accelerated level. Company students also participate in more performances during the dance year. Placement by studio director is required to enroll.
Dance Company Auditions
Auditions for dance companies will take place on Friday, July 30. Details were emailed earlier. Please go to this document for the schedule.
Company schedules for the fall 2021/22 season will be emailed by August 2.
Musical Theatre Company Placement Auditions
Students age 9 and older who wish to take musical theater should plan to attend a placement audition on July 30. Details were emailed earlier. Information is detailed in this letter.
HOW TO REGISTER
Instructions on how to register for a class with Lifehouse can be found at this web address. https://www.lifehouseacademy.com/how-to-enroll-in-classes/.
I cannot find the right class for my child OR the class I need is full…
Please call the studio if you can’t find a class meeting your student’s age and skill level. Also, if a class you need is full, still enroll in the class. You will be put on a waitlist. New classes may be created if there are enough students on the waitlist.
How do I fix an enrollment mistake?
If you accidentally enroll your student in the wrong class or wish to change to a different class, you cannot adjust it on your own. It needs to be done by the studio. Email the studio the changes at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will fix it and notify you.
What do I wear to class?
Students should wear the following attire to class. Ballet students-solid colored leotard, pink-footed tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair in a bun. Jazz students-solid colored leotard, jazz shorts or pink footless tights, hair pulled back away from face. Conversion tights work well for ballet and jazz. Tap students-same attire as jazz, black tap shoes. Hip-Hop and Musical Theater students-comfortable clothing that students can move in. Leotards, tights, and dance shoes are available from the Lifehouse studio store.
Below are the shows we have scheduled for the upcoming year. Please reserve the dates on your calendars immediately.
Lifehouse Fireside “The Path to Wholeness”
o January 5-8, Covey Center for the Arts
o For Company Students
Lifehouse Musical Theater & Hip Hop Production: Broadway Review
o January 2022 exact date and venue TBD soon
o Musical Theater Students & Hip Hop Students
Lifehouse Ballet Production “Earhbound”
o March 28-31 at The Covey Center for the Arts
o For all Company Students, open ballet, combo, kindergarten and preschool classes
Lifehouse Children’s Production “It all Started with a Mouse” Mickey’s Mousketeers take the audience on a tour through Disney World searching for Mickey Mouse.
o For preschool, kindergarten, combo, open ballet, open jazz and hip-hop and musical theater students. Company students may opt-in to participate.
o June 2022 exact date and venue TBD
Lifehouse Company Showcase
o June 2022 exact date and Venue TBD
o Company Students
The studio will be closed on the following days:
- September 6 Labor Day
- October 18-22 Fall Break
- November 24-26 Thanksgiving Break
- December 20-31 Christmas Break
- February 21 President’s Day
- April 4-8 Spring Break
- May 30 Memorial Day
*Students at our studio mostly attend schools in the Alpine and Jordan School Districts. Fall and Spring break vacation days are different for the two districts. Fall break coincides with Jordan School District dates and Spring break coincides with Alpine District.
DANCE FEES 2021-2022
When it comes to pricing, I always strive to offer the best value in Utah County. I want high quality training in the arts to be accessible to as many children as possible.
Registration: A yearly $20 registration fee is required to enroll each student. There is a $50 maximum registration fee per family. (For students enrolled in summer, you have already been charged the registration fee.) Registration fee is non-refundable.
Recitals: There will be a $25 recital fee per family per performance. Each ticket will cost $6 plus a small handling fee by the ticket venue. Recital fees are due by February 1, 2022. You will be sent an email as a reminder in January.
Costumes: Students will have between 2-5 costumes depending on their level and number of performances. The purchase price of costumes is between $50-$80. Whenever possible, we will rent costumes to keep cost down for parents. Costume rental fees are $30-$40. A non-refundable $30-$100 (see class descriptions on website for exact amount) costume deposit will be required at the time of registration. This deposit will be credited toward costume payments. Final costume payments are due April 1.
Tuition is based on a monthly fee and not a per class basis. Payment is the same no matter how many times your child attends class. If class has to be canceled due to bad weather or teacher illness, you will be notified, and a makeup class scheduled. I ask that you only sign up for dance if you are committed to finish through the June recital.
Price of monthly tuition based on hours at the studio per week:
- 50 minutes $40
- 1 hour $50
- 1 ¼ hours $58
- 1 ½ hours $65
- 2 hours $85
- 2 ½ hours $100
- 3 hours $120
- 4 hours $145
- 5 hours $165
- 6 hours $185
- 7 hours $200
- 8 hours $210
- 9 hours $220
- 10 hours $230
- 11 hours $240
- 12 hours $250
- 13 hours to unlimited $260
Family discount: Your first child receives a 5% discount on tuition. A 10% discount will be given to any additional family members. The 10% tuition discount will be applied to the lowest tuition amounts. The program automatically applies the discount.
Male Dancers: We love having male artists at the studio! Lifehouse offers special discounts to male students. Male students can take unlimited classes for $65 a month.
All outstanding balances must be paid in full prior to registration.
- A valid debit card, credit card or eCheck information must be on file for your account. This information is securely stored in an encrypted database within The Studio Director and will only be used to process payments for your account. If eCheck payment is declined, then a debit/credit card will be required.
- All accounts must be paid in full by the end of each month. No exceptions.
- Tuition is due by the first of each month and can be paid by eCheck, debit or credit card.
o Card payments will be billed a 3.25% card service fee per transaction amount.
o There is a 10-day grace period for tuition payments. If tuition is not paid by the tenth, the debit/credit card or eCheck information we have on file will be charged and a confirmation email will be sent to you.
o If we are unable to process your debit/credit card or eCheck by the tenth of each month because it has either become invalid or has insufficient funds, a $15 late fee will be assessed and you will be required to submit payment and provide a valid debit/credit card or eCheck information for your account by the last day of the month.
o A $25 returned check fee will be billed to an account for a returned eCheck payment due to insufficient funds.
If you are unable to pay your account in full by the end of the month, an email will be sent to you informing you of the situation. Your student will be automatically un-enrolled from Lifehouse until such time as the account balance has been paid and a valid debit or credit card is provided for your account. Un-enrolled students will be required to re-enroll and pay a registration fee to participate at Lifehouse.
You must give written notification of withdrawal. Remember, costume and registration fees are non-refundable. For open classes, you will be responsible for tuition 30 days after the studio receives your written notification of withdrawal. Your student may attend dance during this time. For company students, you will be responsible for two months of tuition after the studio receives your written notification and your student stops attending class.
IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS, PLEASE REACH OUT.
If during the year you ever have concerns about your child’s dance training or if your child is having a difficult time, please come talk to our Lifehouse Herriman studio director and we will find an appropriate solution together. I have always found that it is better to deal with issues directly and one-on-one. You may leave a message at the studio (385)-230-2199 or email LifehouseHerrimanDirector@gmail.com, and a response will be sent within 48 hours.
If you have a bookkeeping or account question, call the studio number at 385-230-2199 or email email@example.com.
I’m looking forward to a wonderful and productive year.
Lifehouse Performing Arts Academy