MEGHAN TORNO SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE 

2641 South Hanley Rd. St. Louis, MO 63144

Phone: 314.369.7350    Email: dublinaire1@aol.com

Frequently asked questions

Registration and Tuition FAQ's

 

Can I change my registration during the quarter?

 

Only dancers who advance levels during the quarter or U11-U13 prizewinner dancers who qualify for Oireachtas can change their registration during the quarter. Any dancer can change registration at the next quarterly registration. 

 

Can I change the class day selected on the registration form?

 

Class day selection allows us to appropriately staff classes and maintain the low student-teacher ratio. Class selection should be maintained throughout the quarter. If extenuating circumstances exist, please see Meghan to discuss potential class day changes. 

What if my dancer is unable to attend all classes?

 

Quarterly tuition is non-refundable so we recommend families register dancers for the schedule best aligned to the dancer’s availability for the quarter. 

Are makeup classes offered?

 

Class registration is determined on a quarterly basis, but we recognize there may be periodic circumstances where students need to miss a class for personal reasons. Each dancer is offered one makeup class per quarter. Dancers can select another class during the week or opt to attend a lower level class for the makeup. For students registered in the maximum number of classes per week, a separate makeup class will be offered at the end of the quarter. Makeup classes cannot be carried over to the next quarter. 

What happens if class is canceled?

 

On the rare occasion MT cancels a regularly scheduled class, dancers can select an alternate class day or lower level class to attend within the quarter (or next quarter for cancellations occurring in the last two weeks of the quarter). For impacted dancers registered in the maximum number of classes per week, a separate makeup class will be scheduled. 

What happens if my dancer advances levels (e.g. prizewinner to PC)?

 

If a dancer advances to the next level, they can change registration status at the 1st of the month following advancement. U11-U13 prizewinner dancers who qualify for Oireachtas may also change to the PW Oireachtas class registration the 1st of the month following qualification. Tuition rate changes will be prorated accordingly. 

How can I help move my dancer to the next level?

 

The development needs for each dancer varies dramatically. We recommend dancers interested in advancement register for a Competitive course package since these classes are designed to encourage growth and advancement of dancers. MT also offers performance consultations for competitive dancers with a desire to advance quickly. See Private Lesson & Performance Consultation descriptions for more information. 

How does my dancer get invited to attend the Fast Track or Invitational class?

 

Fast Track and Invitational classes require intense focus and hard work and are designed for dancers with proven competitive records and demonstration of acceleration capabilities. We recommend registering for a Competitive course package to help accelerate your dancer’s capabilities. MT also offers performance consultations for competitive dancers with a desire to attend Fast Track or Invitational classes. See Private Lesson & Performance Consultation descriptions for more information. My dancer is in multiple levels (e.g. Advanced Beginner and Novice).

What class option do I select?

 

Dancers must be Novice in all dances (LJ, RL, SJ, HP, TJ and PD/TS) and be capable of dancing slow hornpipe and treble jig to move to the Novice/Prizewinner class options. Novice and prizewinner classes are combined. See Meghan if you have questions about your dancer’s current level. 

 

Are there payment plans available?

 

Yes, dancers are registered quarterly, but tuition can be paid in either 1 quarterly payment or 3 monthly payments. Families receive a discounted rate when selecting the quarterly payment option. 

Are there sibling discounts?

 

Yes, families with 2 dancers receive a 10% discount on the 2nd dancer and families with 3 or more dancers receive a 15% discount on the 3rd and additional dancers. Discounts are taken on the lowest tuition rate(s).