Registration and Billing/Refunds – Theatre

Class information for our fall classes is posted no later than July 4th of each season.  You may register at any time once the schedule becomes available.  Our classes do ‘close’ so early registration is encouraged in order to secure your spot.  Returning families will also have their registration fee waived if your registration is received on or before the Open House date.

Each year we also host a registration Open House.  It is not required for you to wait until the Open House to register but if you would like assistance with completing your registration form, you need to audition for a specific class, or would like to meet our staff we encourage you to attend our Open House as follows:

  • Friday, August 24, 2018 from 5pm to 9pm

Registration will be held at 4900 Maybee Rd, Clarkston MI 48348.  Please enter at rear of building – School of Performing Arts doors (parking lot signs read Office).

Please complete the Registration Form in it’s entirety at the time of registration.  Costume and T-shirt sizing information is required for all dance students.  Costumes are ordered as early as November in order for them to arrive on time for recital.  Without this information we cannot order a costume for your child and they will not be able to participate in our recital.

 Click here for a Registration Form.

There is an annual registration fee of $20 per family. This fee is waived as follows:

  • New Families – mention this page and let us know this is your first class with us.
  • Returning Families – register on or before the Registration Open House noted above.

Mail in registrations are welcome and encouraged as soon as class information is published for the new season. However, in order to keep prices low, we are not staffed to provide confirmations of receipt of registrations or mail an invoice. Invoices are available for pick up during summer office hours or after classes begin in September.

Mail in registrations are welcome and encouraged as soon as class information is published for the new season. However, in order to keep prices low, we are not staffed to provide confirmations of receipt of registrations or mail an invoice. Invoices are available for pick up during summer office hours or after classes begin in September.

Late Registrations after the first day of class are possible as noted below:

  • Registrations for our theatre classes will be accepted on or before Sept 20, 2018.
  • Mid-year registrations for theatre classes received on or after September 21, 2018 will be accepted until December 6, 2018. All mid-year registrations must be accompanied by the following:
    • Family registration fee
    • One semester’s tuition payment
    • A costume deposit.

    Class participation will begin on January 27, 2019. Once registered, standard cancellation policies will apply.

The majority of our classes are scheduled for 9 months beginning in September and ending with our final performance in May. Tuition for these classes is from September thru May. Tuition is not prorated based upon the number of classes taken or registering late. Periodically, workshops will be offered (as noted on the class details) for which payment in full is due at registration.

Two tuition payment plans are offered. Costume payment schedule remains the same with either option.

  1. Payment in full for the entire year
    • At Registration – Tuition portion for ALL classes is paid at registration with any applicable fees.
    • Family Discount – A one-time discount of $15 is given per family if this option is chosen.  All registered classes must be paid in full to be eligible for this discount.
    • November 5th – $30 costume deposit per class per performance, and applicable fees.
    • February 4th – Any remaining fees and remaining costume balance.
  2. Payment is divided into 3 equal installments as detailed below. Payment due dates for classes that run the entire season from September thru May are:
    • At Registration – first payment of tuition and any applicable fees.
    • November 5th – second payment of tuition, $30 costume deposit per class per performance, and applicable fees.
    • February 4th – FINAL payment of tuition, remaining costume balance, and applicable fees.

Invoices will be mailed about two weeks prior to the payment due date.

Please note, costume deposits and fees are only collected for those classes that require a costume to be ordered. In some cases, students may be asked to provide their own costume in which instance that class will show as “Class Only” on the invoice and no costume fee will be charged. Because Theatre students perform in January and again in May these students will be charged for two costumes. As noted, the November invoice is a costume deposit only for each performance with the balance of each costume due in February.

All Theatre classes have a $10 class fee per class per performance. In addition, some workshops may have a materials fee.

The School of Performing Arts is a non-profit organization and parent support is our main avenue for smooth and successful performances. As such, we ask that each family volunteer their time during our two shows – January and May. The volunteer commitment deposit of $99 per family will be refunded to you in June if each family volunteers for one rehearsal and one performance in both January and May. Volunteer spots are available in the following areas: selling tickets, being an usher, working back stage, chaperoning your students in the dressing rooms, and cleaning up after the final show among other areas.  Please sign up no later than Friday, Jan 11 and April 19, 2019 for the Jan show and May show, respectively, to be eligible for a refund.

  1. In person during normal business hours. We accept cash, check or credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover).
  2. Over the phone with a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover).
  3. Using on line bill pay from your bank or credit union:
    • Be sure to include your Family ID as your Account Number if you choose this method of payment
    • Make checks payable to: Mt Zion School of Performing Arts
    • Send all checks to: 4900 Maybee Rd, Clarkston MI 48348
  4. Using our eMail address (tuition@mtzionarts.org) from your bank or credit union:
    • Be sure to include your Family ID as your Account Number if you choose this method of payment. Your Family ID can be found on your invoice above your name.
    • Send all payments to:  tuition@mtzionarts.org
    • Log into your on line bank account:  Go to ‘send money via eMail’ or ‘send money using Zelle’.

Once registered, we are counting on your student to be a part of the program. This is critical as much work has been done selecting songs and costumes along with developing recital choreography with your child in mind. As such, we ask that you do not ‘drop’ a class unless no other alternative is available. That being said, we do recognize that circumstances come up that require your student to drop a class.

In order to drop a class, please complete a Drop/Add Form as soon as you are aware of the need to leave the class. This is critical because costumes are ordered as early as November and many plans are made based upon your student being in the class. Once the form is received, refunds will be given based upon the following schedule:

  • Sept 15th through Sept 28th cancellations: 10% of full year tuition is required to be paid.
  • Sept 29th through Nov 2nd cancellations: 35% of full year tuition is required to be paid, plus first costume payment ($30 per class per performance).
  • Nov 3rd through Nov 16th cancellations: 50% of full year tuition is required be paid, plus first costume payment ($30 per class per performance).
  • Nov 17th through Feb 1st cancellations: 75% of full year tuition is required be paid, plus full costume payment.
  • Feb 2nd through the end of the season: No tuition or costume refunds will be given.

Please note, depending on the timing of the cancellation, costumes may be held by the school for use by an understudy.  Once registered, late registrations will follow the same schedule as noted above.  Unless specifically requested, refund checks are processed and issued in June upon completion of our season. Click here for a Drop/Add Form.

In order for us to offer our workshops a minimal enrollment is required. As such, once registered, workshops are non-refundable.   Likewise, private lessons require advance scheduling and a special commitment by our teachers.  As such, once scheduled and registration is received, private lessons are non-refundable.

Registration and other one-time fees including, but not limited to, class fee are non-refundable.

The Mt. Zion School of Performing Arts is a non-profit organization. As a non-profit, we rely on your prompt payment in order for us to pay our staff and purchase costumes for your students. Costumes are ordered and paid for as early as November in order to receive them on time for pictures and recital. So, although it is not our preference, the following fees will be assessed in order to cover the extra costs incurred by the school for these items:

  • Late Fee: A 5% late will be applied on all outstanding tuition and costume balances with a minimum fee of $5.
  • Bounced Check Fee: A $36 bank fee will be applied for all checks returned for non-sufficient funds.