Lori's Center Stage Dance Studio

Friendship goes hand in hand with dance 


  • Yearly student tuition is based on nine monthly payments for 32 lessons in the year. Monthly number of classes varies. Please see schedule for dates.
  • Recital costume costs are included in the monthly tuition. (exception: production costumes). The student/parent is responsible for supplying shoes, tights, make-up, and other miscellaneous items required for costume.
  • Tuition payments must be made promptly each month. Bookkeeping week is scheduled between the 1st and 7th of each month. Students whose tuition is in the office no later than the 7th will receive a tuition discount. Tuition must be current to receive the discount. No exceptions
  • Tuition payment must be current by December 7th for costumes to be ordered. Only students whose tuition is paid in full by May 7th will receive their costume (s). Students will not be permitted to perform in the recital without a costume, so this is a crucial requirement.
  • Any student who discontinues lessons once a costume is ordered is responsible for full payment of that costume. A percentage of the monthly tuition fee is appropriated to costume expense, so the amount due will be determined on the remaining months of lessons missed.
  • A twenty-dollar ($20.00) charge will be applied to an account for each returned check. Each student is allowed a maximum of two returned checks. If that occurs, remaining tuition payments must be made in cash.

Dance Attire


Dancewear required at all times. Leotard and tights, hair pulled back away from face. No t-shirts or sweatshirts allowed in any class. Class shoes are teacher’s choice and required for recital.

Intermediate and advanced ballet: Mandatory ballet pink or black tights, solid colored leotard. Hair in tight ponytail or bun.

Lyrical classes: Stirrup tights, ankle tights, or dance pants. Leotard. Skirts allowed.

Tap, jazz, stretch, or hiphop classes: Tights, leotards, dance shorts or pants. No sweats. No pajama pants.

Modern class: no tights. All black dance attire.


All classes :T-shirts, sweatpants, or shorts. No jeans, sweatshirts, or oversized clothing.

Recital Costumes:

  • Recital costumes are part of the tuition cost per class. We do our best to provide your child with a beautiful costume for our recital. We put a lot of effort into making sure the costume we order for your child is the best we can get.
  • Group costumes are not custom made and not made to fit like street clothes. They may not fit perfectly when they arrive. There is a range of sizes for each size we order from the costume company. Four specific measurements are taken in December to fit your child the best we can. We find the size that closest matches those measurements. Many times the costume will be bigger than expected due to one or more of the measurements. When the costume arrives in April, there is a chance it may need alterations. Parents are responsible for any alterations required; however, please reach out to us and we would be happy to guide you in this process.

Studio Information/ Announcements

  • Notices for scheduled cancellations, teacher’s individual cancellations, production number information, recital program information, competitions, and workshops will be posted on the center bulletin board. It is the responsibility of the student and/or parent to come to the studio to get all information. Announcements will also be made in class.

Student/Child Supervision

  • Children under 12 years old must not be left in the waiting room unsupervised by an adult at any time.
  • Students must be picked up promply after each class unless arrangements have otherwise been made with her teacher.
  • If your child is in the last class of the day and is not picked up at class completion, there will be a $5.00 charge for every 10 minutes they are kept waiting. Please understand that the person that has to stay extra time to wait for you need to be compensated for their time. Staff members have other commitments and it is not possible for them to stay. Please be courteous to the teacher’s schedules.

Snow/Weather cancellations

  • Classes cancelled due to inclement weather or any other acts of God may be made up in another class. It is the responsibility of the student/parent to make arrangements for a makeup class with the teacher.
  • Two cancellations due to weather, power failures, teacher emergencies, etc. per class per day have been accounted for in the yearly calendar and tuition fees.
  • If more than two cancellations occur per class per day either a credit will be issued or the class will be rescheduled by the teacher as a make-up.
  • All cancellations will be recorded on the studio answering machine by 1:00 pm as well as on the LCSDS website. It is the responsibility of the parent/student to check for cancellations.

Injury Policy

  • If a student develops an ankle, leg, knee, or hip injury and is unable to dance, a discount in the tuition will be applied.
  • If a visible cast is not worn, a doctor’s note will be required.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to observe their classes when unable to participate so that they will not fall behind.