Registration Fees

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $40 (Family fee $45) required once a year. Registration Fees and the first months tuition are due upon enrollment for all new and returning students.

Family Discounts

Family rates are available to families from the same household with more than one child attending classes. The family discount is 5%. Family rates only apply to students under theenrolled in the Academy Programs (single class and adult class rates are excluded).

Returned Check Policy

There is a $35 charge for returned checks.

Tuition/Late Fees

Session payments are split into 5 installments, due on the 1st of the month. A late fee of $15 will be charged if payment is not received by the 10th of the month.

Pro-rated Tuition

Tuition will not be pro-rated for partial months or semesters.


Tuition is non-refundable except in the case of serious illness or injury as verified by a doctor's letter or due to relocation.


In the unlikely event that a student needs to withdraw early from the session, a Class Drop Form must be completed to close the account and prevent further billing. The Academy requires two weeks notice prior to the effective date of the withdrawal. A student's absenteeism does not affect tuition payment. The account will only be closed with a completed Class Drop Form and will go into effect two weeks from the date received.


Attendance will be monitored. What you get out of something is determined by what you put into it. Absenteeism will only slow down your dancer's progress. We are very interested in developing your dancer's talents to their fullest potential. Attendance is expected at each scheduled class. Part of a student's attendance is being on time. Dance students are expected to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to class to properly stretch and warm up so as to prevent any unnecessary injuries. If a student arrives more than 10 minutes after the start of the class, the instructor may have him/her sit, observe, and not participate in class. Showcase participation requires consistent attendance.

Student Absence/Make-up Policy

If a student misses a class due to illness or conflict, the parent must contact the studio to record the absence. Make-up classes are to be completed at the student's level or below, and must be scheduled in advance by filling out a Make-up Class Form (this form is available at the academy desk). All missed classes must be made up within 2 weeks of the missed class. There is a limit of 3 make-up classes per semester and there is no carry-over of make-ups between the semesters.

Weather Closing Policy

In the event of inclement weather and/or poor road conditions, classes may be cancelled for the safety of our students. When Carmel Clay schools are closed due to weather, Central Indiana Academy of Dance will also be closed. Please call the Academy to hear a current message or visit the website http://www.ciaodance.com or click here to receive the current message due to the weather. Students may obtain a Make-up Class Form for classes cancelled due to weather, but the class must be made-up within 2 weeks of the missed class. CIAD does not credit, refund, or pro-rate tuition for classes cancelled due to inclement weather.

Student Pick-up

Out of courtesy for our teachers, students must be picked up promptly following class or rehearsal. The studio will close promptly 5 minutes after the end of the last class. After 2 instances of students being picked up more than 10 minutes after the last class ends, you will be billed $1 per minute. Additionally, your student will not be permitted to participate in class or rehearsals until this fee is paid. Students are not permitted to exit the building unattended or stand outside waiting for their rides. For safety reasons, parents must come inside the Academy and pick up their dancers.