Tuition Fee Information


Tuition for Sessions

Some of our classes are offered in 7-12 week sessions in the fall, winter, spring and summer: Toddler & Me, PreSchool, Beginner Teen, and Adults.  These classes do not participate in our performances.  Tuition fees for our classes that run as sessions are based on the length of the class and the number of weeks in the session.  Tuition is indicated for each class in the class information (see links above).  Please read about our fee policies, special discounts and withdrawal policies below.

Tuition for Full Year Classes

For our full year (September through June) students, tuition fees are determined by the number of hours of dance classes per week.  Included in your yearly tuition is a minimum of 28 weeks of classes from September through June (Note: most students will receive approximately 32 weeks!)  Register by August 1st, 2018 and receive a FREE CSD T-shirt!

Please be sure to read through our fee policies, special discounts and withdrawal policies below.

How we calculate yearly tuition fees for 2018/2019:

  • If your dancer only takes ONE 45 minute class per week for the year (eg. Kindies in Motion, Pre-Primary, Pre-Primary Tap, Primary Ballet, Primary Tap OR Grade 1 Jazz), their tuition is $51.50 +HST/per month for September 2018 through June 2019.
  • For all other yearly classes, each month (September – June), you pay $61.00 +HST/per hour of class/week.  If you take two or more hours of dance per week, you receive Multiple Class Discounts, as detailed here:

Multiple Class Discounts
2+ hours/week?  Receive 10% discount on the monthly tuition fee
3+ hours/week? Receive 15% discount on the monthly tuition fee
4+ hours/week?  Receive 20% discount on the monthly tuition fee
5+ hours/week?  Receive 25% discount on the monthly tuition fee
7+ hours/week?  Your tuition will be capped at the UNLIMITED rate of 7 hours/week with a 25% discount on the monthly tuition fee

Click here to view CSD’s 2018-2019 Tuition Fee chart for full year classes

Fee Information:

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees:

Tuition fees include HST and are due at time of registration, including all 10 monthly post-dated cheques or pre-authorized online credit card payments.

Registration fee

Registration fee:

$25.00 registration fee (includes HST) per student is due at time of registration and is non-refundable & non-transferable.  The registration fee is an annual fee which covers the school year (September 2018 through August 2019).

Payment Options

Payment Options:

For our yearly classes, tuition may be paid either in one full payment or ten equal monthly instalment payments. When you register for a full year class, you agree to pay the full year tuition for that class from September through June. Registration will not be accepted without full payment, paid either yearly or monthly by post-dated cheques or pre-authorized online credit card payment.

For session-based programs (Toddler & Me, PreSchool, Beginner Teen and Adult classes), fees are due in one full payment at the beginning of the session in fall, winter, spring, or summer.  All other classes are full year programs and tuition must be paid for the full year either in one full payment or ten equal monthly instalment payments as indicated above.

Monthly Installment plan

Monthly Payment Plan:

Monthly installment payments reflect averaging yearly fees on a September to June yearly basis. Yearly fees are divided into ten equal payments, due on the first of each month, September 1, 2018 through June 1, 2019.  Monthly tuition payments do not reflect the number of classes paid for each month, rather they are equal installments of the yearly tuition fees taken over 10 months. When you pay monthly, you agree to make 10 equal payments from September through June.

Full Year Payment

Full Year Payment:

Fees may also be paid in full in one yearly payment. If you pay the full yearly fee on or before August 1, 2018, you will be eligible for a 5% discount. Please note: if a student withdraws from the program, the yearly fees will be non-refundable.

Payment Options

Payment Options:

We accept post-dated cheques, and online credit card payments.  All cheques should be made payable to: Contemporary School of Dance.

Dance Company fees

Dance Company fees:

Upon acceptance into the CSD Dance Company, there are additional company fees, to which no studio discounts apply.

Examination fees

Examination fees:

If your child is selected and agrees to participate in an exam for ballet, jazz or tap, there will be additional costs to cover extra coaching classes as well as examination entry fees and accompanist fees.

Costume Deposits

Costume Deposits:

Costume deposits of $50.00 per student (per class) must accompany the Production Commitment form due November 30, 2018.  Costume deposits are non-refundable.  Costume balances will be invoiced in May 2019.  Estimated costume costs are as follows:

Kindies in Motion, Pre-Primary and Primary: $90.00

Grades 1 – 6: $110.00

Intermediate Foundations – Advanced: $150.00

NSF fees

NSF fees:

“Non-sufficient funds” cheques are subject to a $25.00 service charge.
Outstanding balances: CSD will send out email reminders of outstanding balances or students/parents can check their account balance online through our registration software. CSD reserves the right to decline the re-enrollment of students if their accounts are not kept up-to-date.

Late payment charge

Late payment charge:

10% surcharge will be applied to all late payments at net 30 days.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons:

Private lessons: Private lessons rate: $50/hour; Semi-Private rate: $25.00/hour



Please inquire about our scholarships for students in financial need.  We have provided families in Waterloo region with scholarships for many years.  Please contact the Artistic Director if you would like to be considered for a scholarship.  These are awarded on a case by case basis.

FREE CSD T-shirt

FREE CSD T-shirt:

All students who register on or before August 1st, 2018 will receive a FREE CSD T-Shirt!
Please indicate your preferred t-shirt size on our online waiver.  T-shirts will be distributed in October 2018.

Special Discounts:

Multiple Class Discounts

Multiple Class Discount:

Multiple Class Discounts are built into our fee structure.  Tuition fees are paid based on the number of hours per week of classes; as the number of hours per week increases, the fee per hour decreases.  Please see our fee chart above for further details.

Full Year Early Payment Discount

Full Year Early Payment Discount:

5% full year payment discount applies on or before August 1st, 2018.  The full year payment discount is only applicable to full year tuition and is not applicable to session-based programs (fall, winter, spring).  Please note: if a student withdraws from the program, the yearly fees will be non-refundable.

Unlimited Discount

Unlimited Discount:

When students register for classes that total seven or more hours per week, they pay our Unlimited Fee, which entitles them to take an unlimited number of classes per week.  The unlimited fee does not apply to session-based classes, examination fees, coaching classes, private classes or workshops during the year.  Sibling discounts also do not apply to unlimited fees.

Sibling Discount

Sibling Discount:

Additional children in the same family are eligible for a 20% sibling discount.  The discount is not taken off fees for the first student, but it is applied to the fees of any number of siblings thereafter. The sibling discount is always applied to the lesser fees. The sibling discount does not apply to adult classes,  summer camps, or dancers in the Unlimited Fee category.

CSD Alumni Discount

CSD Alumni Discount:

All students who graduate from CSD will be offered 50% discount on tuition fees.  Please contact the school’s director for this discount.

Referral Discount

Referral Discount:

Refer a friend to our studio!  Both the NEW student and the CSD student who referred them will receive a $25.00 credit on their accounts towards the June 1, 2019 tuition payment.  This discount only applies to students taking full year classes (Sept-June).  There are no limits on the number of referral discounts per CSD student.  Be sure to tell your friends!


Please familiarize yourself with our Withdrawal Policy

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