School Policies and Tuition
Registration Fee: A $25 non-refundable fee is required for each student, though we offer a reduced rate of $10 for additional students from the same family. When you register a student, you are signing up for the full term, August through May, not individual classes.
Tuition: Tuition is based on the number of classes a student signs up for during the school year. While the number of classes may vary monthly, due to holidays and fewer days in a month, monthly payments for the term are divided equally for your convenience. Tuition is due on the 1st of the month, and no later than the 10th of the month. Note: The tuition rates can be found in your Parent Portal.
Tuition payment options: Tuition can be paid via cash, check (payable to BCH), and credit or debit card in the studio office. Checks can be mailed to 8515-A Jackrabbit Road, Houston, TX 77095.
Online credit or debit card payments can be made through our website by clicking on Online Registration & Parent Log in tab.
We do offer an “Auto-Pay” option. You can set this up in your Parent Account online or at the studio. Once auto-pay is run for the month, no refunds will be given if we have not been notified of a class drop or class changes.
Late Fees: A $10 late fee will be automatically applied to all accounts with an outstanding tuition balance on the 15th of the month.
Returned Checks: There will be a $25 charge applied to your account for each returned check.
Missed Classes: There are no refunds for missed classes, but students are encouraged to make up missed classes in a timely manner. Please consult the front desk for appropriate make-up classes. They will advise you about the time and day of the make-up class. Because of our smaller class sizes, you must make an appointment for a make-up class.
Dropping Classes: If for any reason you must discontinue classes during the season, please alert the office prior to the posting of the next month’s tuition, which occurs on the 1st of the month. If a student discontinues during the season, he/she forfeits his/her place in the class. If the student wishes to return to class later during the same season he/she may do so only if there is available space in the class. Once auto-pay is run for the month, no refunds will be given if we have not been notified of a class drop.
Conferences: Parents may schedule a conference with the office administrator, artistic director or faculty member at any time. We are very interested in your child’s progress and would like to know about your concerns or if there is a problem.
Recital Fees: A student recital is held every May. We alternate each year between theatrical costumes and conservatory dress. There is a separate recital fee plus a costume fee for costume years. Tuition must be current before recital fees will be accepted.
Pointe Students: Students taking Pointe classes must be enrolled in at least two (2) technique classes per week in addition to their Pointe class. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Arrivals & Departures: Students must wear street shoes to and from the studio. Please do not wear dance shoes to and from the car or into or out of the studio. We suggest that all students wear a cover-up to and from classes also. Please be prompt in picking up your children. For classes in Studio A & B, enter at the lobby door and exit at the exit only door on the Jackrabbit Rd side. Please approach the door to pick up your child (do not have them cross the parking lot without you). Classes in Studio C will enter and exit directly at Studio C (marked as Suite F on the building).
Waiting Room: NEW REGULATIONS Parents are asked to remain outside during classes and only come in the studio to drop-off, pick-up, and for business transactions. You may run errands or take a walk but please make sure to have your cell phone on so we can reach you if needed.
Agreement: Parents must agree not to hold Victoria Vittum, Ballet Center of Houston or any of its agents, employees or representatives liable for any injuries sustained or illnesses contracted while a student at the school