Salem Registration Letter 2022-23

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We are happy to announce that the 2022-23 season at Lifehouse Performing Arts Academy is almost here!  Classes will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022 and end on June 10, 2023. 

Registration opens online at on August 1.


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, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and musical theater. 

Company CLASS

Company classes are for students 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. For more information on company classes, go to the website and select Company Classes under the Our Classes drop down menu. 

Dance and Musical Theatre Company Auditions

Company placement auditions for dance and musical theater took place on Friday, July 15.  Please contact the studio if you are interested in a company class for placement options. 

Company schedules for the fall 2022/23 season will be emailed by July 22. 

Dance Acro Classes

Acro  classes will be offered in three 10-week sessions.  Classes will be held on Friday afternoons.  Class schedule and skill level requirements can be found at the end of this registration letter.  

How to Register

Instructions on how to register for a class with Lifehouse can be found at this web address.

The website will be updated with the 22/23 class schedules by July 30.  

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 and we will fix it and notify you.

What Do I Wear to Class

All preschool, kindergarten, and combo students will wear a class uniform that is a specific leotard and tights.  These items will be given out on the first day of class.  Cost for purchase will be $25 and will be due on August 15.  Preschool students dance in bare feet.  Kindergarten and Combo students will need pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes.  Hair pulled away from face.  

Open ballet and Company ballet students should wear pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and solid colored leotards.  Hair in a bun.  

Open jazz and Company jazz students can wear form-fitting athletic pants or shorts that give adequate coverage with a leotard or form-fitting top.  No athletic bras for tops.  Hair pulled away from face.  

Tap students should wear the same attire as jazz students.  Black tap shoes required.  

Hip-Hop students should wear the same attire as jazz students.  Students will be required to purchase hip-hop shoes that will only be worn during class and at the performances.  Details on shoes will be emailed after enrollment.  

Musical Theater students should wear comfortable clothing that they can move in.  Students will be asked to remove shoes as they enter the studio room.  

Acro students wear the same attire as jazz students.  No shoes required.  

*The studio has a store in the office where leotards, tights, dance shoes, and other dance items can be purchased.  Also, in the parent break room there will be a place for used dance shoes.  Parents can put donated shoes on the shelf or take any donated shoes. 

Mandatory Parent Meetings

There will be a mandatory parent orientation meeting for all students at Lifehouse.  Parent meetings will be held the first week of classes for open students and the second week of classes for company students.  The parent meeting time and location will be on your child’s class calendar that will be emailed prior to classes starting. One parent or caregiver must attend.  As much as possible, we will hold the parent meeting during your child’s first class.   Roll wil be taken.  The parent meeting will go over studio policies for the year, getting parents oriented on how to make payments and how the studio communicates information, the curriculum and plans for your child’s class, how to support your child in their arts education, and details about performances.  I look forward to connecting with our students’ families and creating an open dialogue to work as a team for their success and growth.


Below are the shows we have scheduled for the upcoming year.  Please reserve the dates on your calendars immediately. 

  • Lifehouse Spectacular Production “Peter Pan”

o    January 7, Covey Center for the Arts (January 4-6 tech/dress rehearsals)

o   For  Kindergarten, Combo, and Hip-Hop students. Company students and preschool students may opt-in to participate.

  • Lifehouse Musical Theater Showcase

o  January 28, Peteetneet Academy

O For Musical Theater Students

  •  Lifehouse Fireside “Safe Haven”

o   February 15-16, Covey Center for the Arts (February 13-14 tech/dress rehearsals)

o   For Company Students

  •   Lifehouse Ballet Production “The Little Princess”

o   March 29 and 30, Covey Center for the Arts (March 27-28 tech/dress rehearsals)  

o   For Company Students

  • Lifehouse Children’s Production “Alice in Wonderland”

o   June 3, American Leadership Academy (Tech/Dress rehearsals June 1-2)

o   For preschool, kindergarten, combo, open ballet, open jazz and hip-hop students.

  •   Lifehouse Musical Theater Production:  The Little Mermaid

o   June 7,  American Leadership Academy (Tech/dress rehearsals on June 6-7)

o   Musical Theater Students

  •   Lifehouse Company Showcase

o   June 10, American Leadership Academy (Tech/dress rehearsals on June 8-9)

o   Company Students

Studio Holidays

Please check your class calendars for studio closures.  Class calendars will be emailed out prior to classes starting.

Dance Fees

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. 

Recital Fee: 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, 2023. You will be sent an email as a reminder in January.  Exception-no ticket fee for Musical Theater Showcase.  

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 costs 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. Open class and musical theater costume deposits are due upon enrollment.  Company costume deposit is due on October 1.  The deposit will be credited toward costume fees for the year. Final costume payments are due April 1 for any remaining amount due.  .

Monthly Investment

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 $42
  •       1 hour $52
  •       1 ¼ hours $58
  •       1 ½ hours $65
  •       2 hours $85
  •       2 ½ hours $100
  •       3 hours $125
  •       4 hours $155
  •       5 hours $175
  •       6 hours $195
  •       7 hours $210
  •       8 hours $225
  •       9 hours $235
  •       10 hours $245
  •       11 hours $255
  •       12 hours $265
  •       13 hours $275
  •       14 hours $285
  •       15 hours $295
  •       16 hours $305
  •       17 hours $315
  •       18 hours $325

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 $75 a month.

Payment Policy

  • 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 cash, check, eCheck, debit  or credit card. Exception-August ½ tuition will be due on August 15.  

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 check/ 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.

Withdrawal Policy

  • 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 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 me 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 me a message at the studio (801)-423-7899 or email me at, and I will respond within 48 hours.  

    If you have a bookkeeping or account question, call the studio number at (801)-423-7899 or email    

    We’re looking forward to a wonderful and productive year!