Ashford Ballet Company Tuition

At Ashford Ballet Company, we strive to keep our tuition reasonable and competitive. Dancers are billed by the number of hours spent in class each week. Families are billed on the first of the month and are given a 10-day window to pay online (Paypal), via check, or in cash.

Dance season: September-April (regular tuition bills sent during this time)

Total Amount of Class Time (per dancer) Monthly Tuition Yearly Tuition

(5% discount if paid in one installment).

30 minutes $30 $240
45 minutes $45 $360
1 hour $55 $440
1.5 hours $90 $720
2 hours- 2.25 hours $110 $880
2.5- 3.25 hours $130 $1040
3.5- 4.25 hours $150 $1200
4.5- 5.25 hours $170 $1360
5.5-6.25 hours $180 $1440
6.5 Hours or more $190 $1520
Adult Classes (Tap, Contemporary) $10 per drop in class paid in cash to instructor or $40 per month (1 hour long class per week)
Private lessons

*Solos, duets, and trios for recital and competition are offered to dancers in October and begin in early November.

$35 per instructional hour
Multiple sibling discount (taken off entire bill) 1st sibling= 10%

2nd sibling=15%

3rd sibling=20%

Recital Fee

*Issued February 1

$40 per child, $55 for families with multiple siblings. Fee covers venue rental, five recital tickets per dancer, and trophy.
Costume Fees

*Issued March 1

Costumes range in price from $35-$60 per class based on level. We do NOT mark up costumes to make a profit; we are proud of the fact that our families pay the exact cost.
Registration Fee $10 per dancer

*Added to September invoice as a one time fee.

Competition Team Fee


This exciting new program will offer dancers the opportunity to audition for a competition team at Ashford Dance Company. Teams will perform at one Rochester Competition. The one-time $200 fee will cover all rehearsal tuition, competition jacket, and competition fees.

For information regarding tuition assistance, please contact Caitlyn at (585) 415-3673. Partial and full scholarships are available for families in need.


Tuition assistance and scholarships: We offer financial assistance, adjusted tuition rates, and extended payment plans for families who are in need. Contact Caitlyn directly to explain your situation and discuss options!

Refunds for Missed Classes: In the event that a class is canceled due to inclement weather, teacher illness, or other extenuating circumstances, we will do our best to schedule a make up class. We do NOT provide refunds for dancers missing classes due to other obligations or illness. Dancers are permitted to make up a limited number of classes by making prior arrangements with Caitlyn at least a week in advance. Classes may be made up by attending a class of a similar level within 2 weeks of the missed class.

Attendance: Regular attendance in dance class is important, not only for recital preparations, but also in order for dancers to make steady technical progress. When a dancers’ attendance becomes a concern, we will contact you to discuss a plan for course of action which may include scheduling private lessons to make up missed content or finding an alternative class placement.