Woodlawn Dance Academy is an established dance studio that is proud to serve the Sauk Valley area. It is housed at Woodlawn Arts Academy, which is a state-of-the-art facility featuring three professionally equipped dance studios. Woodlawn Dance Academy offers many styles of dance for ages 3 & up. Our program is a school-year program, with registration opening in late July or early August for the first session.
2020 FALL REGISTRATION IS DIFFERENT FROM PREVIOUS YEARS. PLEASE CHECK OUR FALL 2020 PROGRAM GUIDE FOR DETAILS, WHICH OVERRIDE ANY INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE.
Registration for the first session is held at Woodlawn Arts Academy starting with a registration day in late July or early August.
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 may turn in registration forms (download a printable registration form here) and payment to the office no later than the Wednesday prior to Registration Day. 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.
Our three recitals will be pink, yellow and purple. Please note the recital color assigned to each class when picking out classes and registering. Classes listed in white will be in all three recitals. Many family and friends would prefer to all be in the same recital, so make sure to pick classes with the same designated recital color. When registering, please be prepared with first and second options for classes. Exact recital color days and times will be announced in the early spring. Conflicts on picture, rehearsal and recital days are to be turned in to Becky by mid-January! See the current year’s program guide for exact dates.
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.
Due to insurance regulations, if your child is not formally registered with payment for a particular session, we cannot allow the child to continue the class until payment is made. This also applies if a failed payment occurs for anyone enrolled in our monthly payment plan option (see below). If extenuating circumstances arise, please contact the Front Desk Manager to make special arrangements.
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.
Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, we are not accepting monthly payment plans or full-year registration at this time. Registration will be by session only, and registration is not complete until full payment is made or financial assistance funding is in place.
Session option: Students may register prior to each 8-week session. 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 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.
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.