Tuition & Financial Commitment

The following is a list of fees you may expect throughout the 2018-19 dance season. Please note, these fees are not definite, they are approximations for personal budgeting purposes.




Company Rehearsal (1.00 hours)

$155/eight-week session

Company Rehearsal (1.25 hours)

$180/eight-week session

Company Rehearsal (1.50 hours)

$225/eight-week session

*Ballet Technique class (1.25 hours)

$162.50/eight-week session

*Jumps & Turns class (1 hour)

$139.50/eight-week session

*Jazz or Lyrical class (1 hour)

$139.50/eight-week session

Pre-Professional Company (Sept-June)

$600/month (unlimited classes)

*Company dancers receive a 10% discount on all technique/additional classes. (Full-priced lessons are $130-$225 per eight-week session.) All pricing is subject to change.

Convention/Competition Fees

Each convention varies in cost. The average fee for a 2–3 day convention is $250–$450. RDC attends two conventions per year. Competition fees vary as well. The average fee is $35–$60 per dancer, per routine. We typically compete with 2–4 dances per company, per competition. There will be no refund of fees once competition fees are received.

Costume Fees

Costume fees range between $50-$85 per dance routine. There are absolutely no refunds or exchanges once a costume order is placed. If a dancer drops out of a dance, the costume will be given to them after the final performance of that dance.

Team Uniform

Team uniforms are mandatory, and cost $250 per dancer. This fee includes the company jacket, earrings and hair piece. Payment is due at the time of acceptance into the company.

Miscellaneous Company Fees

Other fees may include headshot and group photos, team-bonding activity fees, competition goodie bags, showcase tickets, travel/hotel fees for families, etc.

Again, all listed prices are estimates, and are subject to change

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the RDC financial commitment, please contact Artistic Director Lacey Rust at 847-215-1901 or to discuss your options. We are happy to help you arrange a payment plan that will fit your family’s budget.