A Note on Our Fee Structure
Our School and Camp are NJ 501C-3 not-for-profits which give $25,000 in scholarships annually to families who otherwise would be unable to afford dance classes for their children. We offer an alternative to commercial dance education and, as such, do not charge for any expensive recital costumes nor are there expensive tickets for our annual Spring performance of student choreography.
In Person Dance Class Information for when live classes resume:
Our regular semester includes 13 classes- The Fall culminates in an Open Class (no admission fee) our Spring semester includes an additional evening performance for 1st grade and up. Our class fees may look a bit higher than commercial schools, but many parents report that, given all the extras the commercial schools charge for, our classes are actually less expensive in the end. In addition your tuition helps our Scholarship and Teen Internship Programs as well supporting a fine arts approach to dance education. All not-for-profits depend on donations and there are very few grants available now to help arts organizations survive. We are deeply grateful for the families who give a tax deductible donation to Lydia Johnson Dance to support our work.
Our average fee for our 13 class semester plus no extra fee evening performance was $375 for preschool dancers and $400 for older dancers.