How To Register For Dance Classes


Summer Dance Class Registration

In order to place our students in the correct class levels, registration for summer technique classes is not available online. Please call (815) 626-4278 or stop in the main office to register when summer registration opens.

2017-2018 School-Year Registration: Aug. 5, 2017

Registration for the first session will be held at Woodlawn Arts Academy. Returning students: Bring your promotion slips! Please note below the specific times for each level when registering. We do it this way to honor returning families. Note: If you are auditioning for the upcoming year’s Competition Team, you WILL be allowed to register during the Competition Team time slot.

Returning Students

if you were registered with Woodlawn Dance Academy during the 2016-17 school year or summer 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

  • 9-10am (Competition Team, Level 4 & up)
  • 10-11am (Level 3)
  • 11am-Noon (Level 2)
  • Noon-1pm (Boogie Babies/Kiddydance/Level 1)
New Students

if this is your 1st class with Woodlawn Dance Academy

Saturday, August 5, 2017

  • 1-3pm (All ages/levels)

If you have never taken a class with Woodlawn Arts Academy, you can speed up the registration process by creating a family account online prior to registration day.

Registering on registration day is recommended as classes will fill. However, registration is available until the first day of class.

Families unable to attend Registration Day must turn in registration forms and payment to the office no later than Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Registrations will be processed during the appropriate time slot on Registration Day, as time allows. Please note that doing this may prevent you from getting your top choices for classes. NO call-ins will be accepted on registration day!

Registration information for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th sessions will be e-mailed during Week 5 of the preceding session.

Students in Level 3 & up interested in being Teacher Assistants: call Becky at (815) 626-4278.

What to Expect on Registration Day

  1. Upon arrival through the north door of the Academy, you will receive a number. Numbers are called for the various levels as listed above. Families with students in multiple levels may register all students during the time slot for the highest-level student. You may only register your own family members.

  2. While you wait, be sure registration forms are filled out with your first- and second-choice classes. Download a registration form here. You may also browse our dancewear & shoe sale. Any shoes must be tried on by the student. Shoe orders are non-refundable and may not be exchanged.

  3. When your number is called, go to the main office where you will register and pay for the first session of classes, as well as pay for items purchased or ordered at the dancewear & shoe sale. Exit through the main door.

Registration Fees

To cover administrative costs, a one-time registration fee of $35 per family will be charged at the time of Session 1 registration. This fee includes one dance recital DVD and two tickets to the dance recital of your choice. Additional DVDs can be purchased closer to recital time at a cost of just $15 each. Additional tickets for the recital go on sale the weekend of dance pictures for $10 each. There is no registration fee for summer dance classes.

Payment Plan Options

Woodlawn Arts Academy offers three payment options for school-year classes.

Monthly option: Register for all classes for the full school year and have your payment automatically withdrawn from your account monthly. Customers will be able to choose the date that the money is removed from their account monthly, and that will begin in August and end in April. Money for the class tuition for all 4 sessions as well as the $40 costume deposit will be included in the monthly payment plan. The $35 registration fee and any clothing or shoe sales will need to be paid for IMMEDIATELY at the time of registration; these will not be added to a payment plan. Customers will also need to pay the costume balance separately in December or January when those amounts are determined. A checking or savings account, or debit or credit card, may be used for this option. When using a checking or savings account, please be prepared to provide your bank’s routing number as well as your account number.

School-year option: Register for all classes for the full school year and make full payment at the start of the school year. When using this option, a 5% discount on your year-long tuition bill will be given (4 school-year sessions). The $40 costume deposit, $35 registration fee, and any clothing or shoe sales will not be included in that discount and still need to be paid at registration. Customers will need to pay the costume balance separately in December or January when those amounts are determined. Check, cash or debit/credit cards are accepted.

Session option: Students may also continue registering prior to each 8-week session as they have done in the past. The registration fee of $35 as well as the first session tuition will be due at the time of registration. If a payment extension is needed, please call Dale at (815) 626-4278 prior to the registration due date to avoid the late fee.

Dance Tuition Cap

Dance tuition will be capped at $200 per session per student, NOT including students receiving financial assistance, Competition Team tuition or fees, private lessons or solos, costumes, shoes or any additional fees. We hope this tuition cap will help defer costs and encourage your dancer(s) to continue to take all of the classes they desire.