Salem Registration Letter 2021-22

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Dear Parents and Students,

We are happy to announce the 2020-2021 season at Lifehouse Performing Arts Academy is almost here!  Classes will begin on Monday August 16, 2021 and end June 11.

Registration opens on August 1.

Please note: On August 16 half tuition for the month of August is due.

OPEN CLASS

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. Please visit www.lifehouseperformingartsacademy.com for more detail. The open class schedule can also be found at the end of this registration letter.

COMPANY CLASS

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

Dance Company Auditions

Auditions for dance companies will take place on Friday, July 16. Details were emailed earlier. Please go to this document for the schedule.
Company placement audition letter and form 2021
Company schedules for the fall 2021/22 season will be emailed by August 1.

For aspiring company dancers new to Lifehouse…

  • Email the studio at lifehouseacademyinfo@gmail.com and indicate your student is new to Lifehouse.  If your student is not in summer dance, we will contact you and arrange a summer placement class or set up a video or personal audition. 

Company schedules will be emailed by August 1. 

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

MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY AUDITIONS

Students 8 years and younger do not need to audition or send in a placement form.  They will register for the age appropriate class when registration opens on August 1.

Students age 9 and older who wish to take musical theater should plan to attend a placement audition on July 16. Details were emailed earlier. Information is detailed in this letter.
Musical Theatre audition letter, form, and monolgues 2021

Dance Acro Classes

The studio is excited to offer dance acro classes this dance year. Our teacher has taught gymnastics for several years and is certified to teach dance acrobatics. The classes will be offered in three 12-week sessions. Tuition is $120 per session. Classes will be held on Friday afternoons. A student may enroll in one or all of the sessions and must be currently enrolled in a dance class. More information to be emailed when classes are set.

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 lifehouseacademyinfo@gmail.com 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,tights or socks optional, 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. 

2021-22 PERFORMANCEs

Below are the shows we have scheduled for the upcoming year.

Please reserve the dates on your calendars immediately.

          Lifehouse Ballet Production “The Nutcracker”

         o   December 15-18, American Leadership Academy

         o   For Company Students.Open Ballet students including preschool, kindergarten combo and beginning                  and  intermediate open ballet students may opt-in to participate.

      • Lifehouse Fireside “The Path to Wholeness”

      o   January 5-8, Covey Center for the Arts

      o   For Company Students

      •   Lifehouse Spectacular Production “It all Started with a Mouse-the Magical World of Disney”

      o   February 21-24, Covey Center for the Arts

      o   For Preschool, Kindergarten, Combo, Hip Hop, Musical Theater students. Open Jazz and company students may opt-in to participate.

      • Lifehouse Children’s Production “The Wizard of Oz”

      o   June 4, American Leadership Academy (Tech/Dress rehearsals June 1-3)

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

      •   Lifehouse Musical Theater Production:  Broadway Review

      o   June 7 & 8, American Leadership Academy

      o   Musical Theater Students

      •   Lifehouse Company Showcase

      o   June 9-11, American Leadership Academy

      o   Company Students

STUDIO HOLIDAYS

 

The studio will be closed on the following days:

  •  September 6 Labor Day
  • October 14-15 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

Dance Fees 2021-22

 

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.

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 $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.

PAYMENT POLICy

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. 

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.

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 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 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 lifehouseacademy@gmail.com, 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 lifehouseacademyinfo@gmail.com.    

I’m looking forward to a wonderful and productive year.

Warmest Regards,

Nesha Woodhouse

Director

Lifehouse Performing Arts Academy