overview & tuition

Westport’s Academy of Dance uses a system of levels in placing students within each class. Students are placed based on age and years of dance experience, as well as level of technique shown, size, musicality, coordination, and their ability to focus and accept corrections in class. Therefore, each class will meet the needs of the majority.

It is important for students and their parents to understand that dancers may not change levels every year. At the end of the year, based on teachers evaluations, student placements are determined. It is our sincere intent to place each student in a class level which will provide the most positive learning experience.

Below please find our tuition/class fees:

All fees are for one academic year, and are non-refundable.

1 class/week (3/4yrs/K ) $745  4 classes/week
$2,650 
2 classes/week (3/4yrs/K): $1,435

 5 classes/week:

$3,150

1 class/week (1st-12th gr): 

2 classes/week:

$800

$1,500

 6 classes/week:

 7 classes/week:

$3,600

$4,000

3 classes/week: $2,100  8 classes/week: $4,350
Unlimited classes: $4,650


A 5% discount on total tuition will be applied for families enrolling 2 or more students (not applicable to costume fees)

Recital costume fee/per class: $95

Digital video edit fee/per class: $10 (not to exceed $50 per student)

If paying by credit card, a 3.5% processing fee will be added

38th Annual Nutcracker tickets can be purchased here 

2019-2020 class schedule can be downloaded here
(revised 9/3/19)

2019-2020 registration form can be downloaded here

2019 Nutcracker cast list and rehearsal schedule is posted here

special edition holiday WAD logo wear can be purchased here...shop closes on 10/31 at midnight.  

Recital 2019 video albums are available at the links below!

2019-2020 dress code is posted here

full length movie of our 37th annual production of the nutcracker can be viewed here