rljdance Posted August 23, 2003 Report Share Posted August 23, 2003 I was just wondering what some people might spend yearly on dance training, and what type of schools do your children attend. We used to be in a "pre-professional" ballet program on Long Island. They had a work/study program so an unlimited number of classes only cost $75. per month. However, you had to work the desk, work the concession stands during performances, attend rehearsals, assistant teach and perform anywhere in the tri-state area. My daughter is 12 and wants to dance professionally. We have recently switched studios and I am finding that good ballet training is expensive. We will be attending an outstanding studio, and it will cost $1500 for 2 ballet and 2 pointe classes a week. This $1500 is payable at registration. Since 2 classes a week are not enough we are also going to another studio that has decent training but they charge $100 a month for 2 ballet/pointe and 1 modern class, which is manageable. The ride into Manhattan to attend Steps, Ballet Academy East, or Bway Dance would make the cost prohibitive. What's a Mom to do??? How do other parents afford this? P.S. My daughter also attends private school which may be why it all seems so expensive. Quote Link to comment
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