Fees & Policies

Class fees

Tiny/TutuTots 45 mins per week $850/semester
KindiBallet 45 mins per week $850/semester
KindiHop 45 mins per week $850/semester
KindiBoys 45 mins per week $850/semester
KindiCombo (Tap/Ballet)    1 hour per week $880/semester
Jazz/Hip Hop Fusion    1 hour per week $880/semester
Jazz & Lyrical Company*    1 hour per week $880/semester
Ballet    1 hour per week $880/semester
Lyrical Dance    1 hour per week $880/semester
Tap K/1 45 mins per week $850/semester
Tap 2nd+    1 hour per week $880/semester
Street Hip Hop    1 hour per week $880/semester
Boys Program    1 hour per week $880/semester
 Drop-In Classes
Adult Dance
1 hour classes

$20/class or
$175 for 10 classes
DDFPlay 2 hour Open Play Time $10 per child per session
StoryDance 45 mins FREE

* Jazz and Lyrical Companies are a 2-semester commitment (September - June).  Fees listed are per semester.

To register, please click here.
Click on the following links for Summer Program fees and policies


Semester Deposit & Balance: When you register, you will be charged a $100 deposit per class, $50 of which is NON-REFUNDABLE.  This guarantees your spot.  The balance of your fees will be charged the first week of the new semester.  Fees will be pro-rated if the semester has already begun.  No fees are charged if registering for the wait list.  There will be a $5 fee for declined cards. 

Re-enrollment: Registrants for the Fall Semester will be automatically re-enrolled in the same class(es) for the Winter/Spring Semester on November 1st.  You must opt out via email between November 1st and November 14th if you choose NOT to continue dancing into the Winter/Spring Semester.  Deposits for the Winter/Spring Semester will be charged on November 15th if you do not opt out.  There will be a $5 fee for declined cards.  If your dancer would like to add or switch classes, you will be given priority to enroll in those classes before general registration begins.  The balance of your tuition will be charged in the first week of the Winter/Spring Semester.  There will be an additional recital costume fee per class charged along with your winter/spring tuition unless you specify, before the 3rd scheduled class, that your child will not participate.  Recitals take place at Tribeca Performing Arts Center and are a ticketed event.

 Summer Deposit: A non-refundable $100 deposit per week will be charged at the time of registration; the balance will be charged on June 1st. If registering after June 1st, you will be charged in full.  Summer program fees are non-refundable.  Please visit our summer program page for more fee and program information.

Sibling Discount: Sibling discount of 5% is offered for the second child and subsequent children from the same family.

Multiple Class Discount: There is a 20% discount for the 2nd and 3rd weekly class taken by a single student in the same semester (not applicable in the Summer Program).  There is a 25% discount for the 4th weekly class, and a 50% discount for the 5th + weekly class.  

Registration Fee: There is a one-time $25 registration fee per student, applicable only in the first semester at Downtown Dance Factory.

Payment Methods: Fees can be paid by credit card (Amex, Visa or Mastercard) when registering online or by check made out to “Downtown Dance Factory, LLC”.  In the case of payment by check, please fill out the online form, leave payment information blank and indicate in the comments field that you will pay by check. Checks should be mailed to Downtown Dance Factory 291 Broadway, 5th Floor, NY, NY 10007.


Uniform Policy: all dance classes have a uniform requirement. Click here for uniform and pricing information.

Recital Policy: if you are registering for the winter/spring semester, your child will perform in Downtown Dance Factory's end of year dance recital (Tiny/TutuTots dancers' participation is optional). There will be an additional recital costume fee charged along with your winter/spring tuition.  Recitals take place at Tribeca Performing Arts Center and are a ticketed event.  Please visit our recital page for more information.

Trial Class Policy: Children can do a trial class before registering, however a spot cannot be reserved in any class based on a trial request alone. If the class becomes fully registered by the time the trial is scheduled to take place, your child will need to try/enroll in a different time/class. 

Refunds: If you must withdraw from the SEMESTER, you can do so PRIOR to the 3rd scheduled class.  You will receive a refund, less the number of scheduled classes and a $25 cancellation fee per class. Withdrawals must be made with at least 24 hours notice prior to your class start time to avoid being charged for the class. There are no refunds or credits for classes dropped once the third class takes place.  If you withdraw from a class before the first class takes place, you will be responsible for $50 of your deposit (per class).  We do not provide refunds for uniforms once they have been worn.  DDF cannot be held accountable for extreme weather or other unforeseen events and will not be able to provide a refund or credit for classes canceled in the case of these events.  DDF will follow the guidance of the NYC public schools and the safety advisories from the city in making class cancelation decisions.  Summer Program fees are non-refundable. Semester classes/summer weeks are not transferable among dancers.

Class Cancellations: Downtown Dance Factory reserves the right to cancel a class as a result of insufficient registration. A full refund, including registration fee where applicable, will be provided in this case.

Uniforms: Uniform requirements, as set out on our uniform page, must be followed. Hair should be pulled neatly off the face for class at all times.

Make-up Classes: Downtown Dance Factory allows two (2) make-up classes per semester, subject to availability.  Please let us know once your child has missed class - call or email us to schedule a make-up in an appropriate class, and we will do our best to accommodate you.  Please note, make-ups CANNOT be scheduled in a full class and make-ups MUST be taken in the same semester as the missed classes.  If you miss a scheduled make-up without canceling with 24-hours notice, the make-up will still be counted as one of the two allotted classes.  In the Winter/Spring semester, make ups may only take place until April 1st, in order to avoid disrupting recital preparation.  There are no make up classes for the Summer Program, for scheduled closures nor for classes canceled due to unforeseen events, like inclement weather.

Waiting List: If you have signed up for a class' waiting list, we will contact you if a spot becomes available.  You will not be charged until we've checked with you to ensure you are still interested in the spot.  In the meatime, feel free to register for a different class; we will happily transfer you to the class for which you're waitlisted if a spot does become available.

Arrival for Class: We would appreciate your respecting your teacher and your fellow students by arriving punctually for class each week. Also, students should arrive no more than 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled time for their class to avoid congestion in the common area.

Dismissal: After class, students will be released to waiting parents/caregivers in the common area. Please make sure to arrive back at our studio in time for the end of your child's class.

Class Viewing: Please note that apart from the TutuTots classes (in which parents/caregivers are participants), we regret that Downtown Dance Factory is not set up for class viewing. A demonstration class at the end of the Fall Semester and a recital at the end of the Winter/Spring Semester will provide an opportunity to see all we've been learning.

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