Payment Options

The Dance Annex accepts Cash, Check or Credit Card. Payments may be made online via a payment link on the website.  A $20 late fee will be added for payments not received within 5 days of the due date. A $30 fee is charged for returned checks. Student accounts must be paid in full to register for new sessions, including new school years, and all summer workshops. Payments are due the first week of each dance month Sept.-May.


The Dance Annex keeps the health of it's staff and dancers and families a priority and follows the latest CDC guidelines regarding the coronavirus.
All cleaning and sanitizing routines will remain in place. Masks may be required in high transmission times.

  • Dancers will sanitize their hands before entering the studio and individual hand sanitizers may be provided for our dancers during class. 
  • Our air purifier will be running during all classes and rehearsals.
  • Outside shoes are not permitted beyond the waiting area. Please remove your shoes for any entry beyond the waiting area.
  • Our cleaning protocols will continue and include regular sanitizing of high touch surfaces.
  • Please stay home if you or your dancer or a member of your household are experiencing symptoms or not feeling well at all!


  • ​Choose a class or classes for your dancer

  • Drop into any open house/registration hours to confirm class placement, fill out all required paperwork and make a payment (Sept.+ registration fee).  Cash and checks preferred, credit cards accepted. Online payments will be accepted beginning in October.

  • All families are to register BEFORE the first day of class.


In the event of a dancer falling ill, please keep them home from class in order to reduce the chance of spreading illness. If a dancer is injured, they are encouraged to attend and observe class.

Studio Environment

It is the intention of The Dane Annex to provide a supportive, encouraging and safe environment for dancers and families.

ATtendance - Absences - Make-up classes

**Please place a courtesy call or email to the school or teacher before the start of each class if for any reason a student is unable to attend class. Attendance is taken at each class. Good attendance is very important to each dancer’s success as well as the progress the class makes as a whole. Please make every effort to have your child at class each week. Missing classes is inevitable, but excessive absences can affect progress both individually and as a group.

If you have a planned absence, please let us know in advance. There are no reimbursements for missed classes. Make-up classes are allowed (when available) for excused absences and absences due to illness. Contact us to arrange a make-up time. Consistent class attendance and participation is encouraged for appropriate progression in the classroom. Please make sure your child is on time and present in class. 

Make up classes

Two cancellations due to weather or other are embedded into the year. No makeup classes will be scheduled until a class has been cancelled more than three times.  Classes requiring make-ups will be held during vacation breaks, weekends or times agreed upon by the director, class instructor and students. 

Class Cancellations

If classes need to be cancelled due to weather, The Dance Annex will decide by that day and will send an email or phone call to those affected. It will also be posted on the website or inquiries can be made by calling The Dance Annex. Please note, if the York School System cancels school due to weather, The Dance Annex will NOT necessarily cancel its classes as well.

Costume Fees and Participation Fees

Costumes fees are charged for all students in recital classes that choose to be in performances. Fees generally range from $50-$80 and up depending on level, show, number of classes and number of dances each dancer is in. Costume deposits are required.

YOung Children's Programming 2023-2024

Kidancery classes, Ages 3-5 are Non-recital classes and run in 4, seven-week sessions, approximately.

  • Session 1: September 11 - October 28
  • Session 2: October 30 - December 16*
  • Session 3: January 8 - March 2
  • Session 4: March 11 - May 4

Cost: $105 per session, with a one-time yearly registration of $15
Note: *Session 2 is a 6-week session. Kidancery must be potty trained. Session dates are subject to change.


General Policies

  • Dancers should be on time for class.
  • Students should always wear the proper attire for their classes including shoes.
  • Hair should always be pulled back, preferably in a bun for ballet.
  • No excessive jewelry should be worn in class. No necklaces, watches or bracelets.
  • No gum.
  • Only bottled water is permitted in the studios.
  • Keep lobby area neat and tidy. No running. Please bring quiet activities for waiting siblings.
  • Respect others' space and creative ability.
  • Please use soft voices while classes are in session.
  • Parents are not allowed in the studios during classes.
  • It is important that all students label their dance attire and shoes.
  • The Dance Annex does not assume responsibility for items left in the studio or lost.   

All students are required to complete a registration form and return the completed form to The Dance Annex. All students pay an annual, one-time registration fee of $15 ($25 for family) due at time of registration. This fee includes access to camps, intensives, and other activities throughout the year, September-August.

Tuition Information

Tuition is due the first dance week of each month and is non-refundable. Tuition is paid in 9 monthly installments based on 34 weeks of classes over a full school year held between September and May. Two make up weeks are embedded into the year. Monthly fees remain the same regardless of the number of classes in any given month. 

General PolicIes & registration

The Dance Annex

Release of Liability

The Dance Annex is given permission to use photographs taken for promotional use (student names are not released with photos). The Dance Annex and its instructors are not liable for personal injuries or loss or damage to personal property. Since this is a physical activity, injuries may occur. It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to inform The Dance Annex of any physical limitations of the dancer(s) enrolled which may prevent full participation in class.

Registered Student Policy Statement

Families must pay for all services rendered to students. Students cannot register for summer dance camps or for the following school year until payment for prior sessions are made in full.

New Students

New students may register at any time during the year and will be prorated into the month they start then assume listed monthly payments. All new students are encouraged to schedule a placement assessment to ensure proper class placement. This also offers the student a chance to see our facilities and allows the director/instructor to make an accurate recommendation for future class placement. 

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.

- Plato (427-347 BC)

Studio for the Dance Arts

Serving Southern Maine and the New Hampshire Seacoast