Students can enroll in classes by calling the office during normal business hours or Register Online. Academy classes are on a nine month schedule beginning September through May during the regular season and June - August during the summer.
All your family information has already been put into the system. Once set up online, you do not have to do this again. All you need to do now is:
Depending on the time of year and season attending (Fall, Summer, ect), schedules can be located on each Academy page using the 'search classes' link. Summer Schedules are separate from Fall/Spring Schedules.
Classes can be added or dropped by calling the main office at (806) 372-2463.
Company and Ensemble auditions are held each fall. Enrollment into Company classes must be approved through Vicki McLean, Artistic Director and Performing Ensembles approved by the Studio Director of each location.
Dance 411 are informative parent meetings that will be held twice a year once in the fall and once in the spring to bring parents up to date on scheduled activities and events. These meetings are held at each Academy. Notifications of these meetings will be e-mailed and a handout will be passed out in class prior to meetings.
All needed information will be given out during the Spring Dance 411 parent meeting. You can also pick up a Performance Handbook from the front desk or instructor in the spring.
Visitors are allowed in the studios WITH prior permission from the Artistic Director, Academy Director and/or the instructor, or during Parent Observation times. Parent Observation Days are scheduled by the Academy Director for the sole purpose of watching your dancer's progress.
Parents in the Amarillo Academy may view classes when the observation windows are opened by the Directors and/or the instructors. Satellite Academies must be limited to two (2) visitors per dancer due to available studio space. All children viewing must be controlled and not allowed to run around the studio for their safety and the dancer's safety.
Observations are limited so the dancer can fully focus on the learning process of the class. Visitation for parents/visitors is scheduled so the viewing party can fully recognize the progress made by the dancer.
The beginning training on pointe is at the discretion of the Artistic Director and the Academy Director.
Specific attire and hair policies do apply for attending classes at LSDA. Please refer to Academy Handbook for details or you can call the office.
If a class is going to be missed, please inform your instructor as soon as possible. Last minute missed classes should be directed to the main front desk at (806) 372-2463.
In some cases, the Academy will be closed due to bad weather. Weather cancellations will be sent through the mobile app. Cancelled classes will be made up based on instructor and studio availability.
Lone Star Dance Academy reserves the right to place students in the appropriate level and to revise the curriculum if necessary. Please contact office if you need help in finding the appropriate class.
Tuition is paid monthly and not per class. Tuition is based on the number of classes the dancer is enrolled in for the nine-month term. There are three payment options:
The cost of one costume ranges from $30 - $60. However, a combo class (i.e. - ballet/ tap, jazz/tap) could possibly have two costumes. We spend hours researching affordable good quality costumes for your child.
Registration Fee of $30 per student is due upon registration and is non-refundable. This fee registers a student for an entire nine-month season. For dancers participating in Academy Unleashed, the Registration Fee will serve as a credit to the student's account toward paying for their May Production costume(s). There is also a $25 production fee for Unleashed plus remainder of costume cost.
LSDA accepts cash, checks, and credit cards. For your convenience, we have established automatic draft for your payments each month or each quarter per your payment choice. Automatic drafts are highly recommended and forms can be downloaded from this website.
A 5% discount is given for tuition paid quarterly and a 10% discount is assessed for tuition paid for the full nine months. Families with two (2) or more dancers enrolled will receive a 10% discount.
If you would like to set up a payment plan to pay your balance, please contact Elaine Seaton, Financial Administrator.
LIMITED amount of financial aid in scholarships is available and awarded annually to qualified students. This financial aid is provided on a case-by-case basis of financial need as well as merit. All students interested in seeking financial aid awards must submit the required application form and financial information in order to be eligible. In order to maintain any scholarship award, recipients are expected to maintain excellent attendance in classes and participate in rehearsals and performances as requested, act as model students, maintain a good academic standing, adhere to Lone Star Ballet and Lone Star Dance Academy policies, and will be required to assist in work-study projects. You will be notified of any award in writing from the Scholarship Committee.