2021-2022 Schedule

First Day of Class starts Monday, September 20, 2021

The Dancing Lights Ballet School offers a wide variety of classes, workshops, summer camps and performances to inspire and expand our students creative abilities. Our staff is proud to provide an environment where we work together with students and families to create the best possible experience for all of our dancers – from the whimsical atmosphere that can found in our youngest classes to the more technical training presented at our advanced levels.

Please Note: Class size is limited. To ensure your spot is reserved, enroll as soon as possible. Placement in Advanced classes require Ballet Evaluation and Director’s approval.

Mandatory Enrollment – Division 1 and above must enroll in the weekly Ballet and Jazz class.


Find the fee structure for each class


If a student missed a class due to illness, vacation or any other reason, arrangements can be made to attend another regularly scheduled class to make up the missed class (if one is available). No credits or refunds will be given for missed classes and special make-up classes will be scheduled only if a class session is cancelled by the school, instructor or  2+ days due to inclement weather.

Please be aware that make-up classes are restricted. Again these make-ups may be done ONLY with instructor permission and by appointment. This is also with the understanding that your child may not be able to participate in the entire make-up class. She will be able to participate in barre work, warm-ups, and across the floor routines. However, when the class is working on their recital routine, she will be asked to be the audience during this time. It is very disruptive to have a dancer who is unfamiliar with a routine in class. This also allows us to build consistency with all of our dancers.

Any dancer who missed more than two consecutive classes or more than 4 classes total after March 1st will not be permitted to dance in the year-end recital. Again this is due to the need for consistency and out of fairness to the other dancers in the class.

The instructor reserves the right to disallow make-ups in order to preserve the integrity of the class and prevent unnecessary disruptions. Make-ups will not be constructive after a certain point in the year and will not be permitted after March 1st.

If the suspension or absence of classes is for a medical reason, The Dancing Lights Ballet School requires a written medical explanation from a treating physician, and upon return may require a release to resume.

Payment Details


  • 3rd party vendor providing secure registration and credit card payment service.
  • Payments post to account as soon as payment is completed.
  • Fee: 3% for credit card payments.
  • To make a Payment: LOGIN | New Student(s): REGISTER


Must ONLY be paid to the school’s Director, Kristin McArdle.


  • Make Checks Payable to: The Dancing Lights Ballet School
  • NSF Fee: $25.00 any returned checks.
  • Mailing Address: The Dancing Lights Ballet School | PO Box 63, Odessa, DE 19730
  • Monthly Payments Due By: 5th of Every Month
  • Payments Received After the 5th: $15.00 Late Fee
  • Payments Received After the 30th: Additional $10.00 Late Fee
  • 3% fee for credit card payments
  • Returned Checks or Declined Credit Card: $25.00 NSF Fee
  • Past Due 60+ Days: Dancers will be withheld from all classes
  • Upon class enrollment, if payment is not received by the due date, the account will be accessed a late fee as described above.

Note: Please communicate with the Director to discuss any financial hardship that may affect payments being made in a timely manner.

There is a non-refundable annual Registration Fee of $25.00 per family. The total will be automatically adjusted during checkout if you register more than one child during the same school year.

Note: If you paid a registration fee during our Summer Program enrollment, it also includes the registration fee for the following school year.

  • Advance Payment for 1 Year Tuition: 5% Discount (Payment is to be made by Check ONLY)
  • Additional Family Member Registration: 
    = Regular Tuition
    = $10.00 Off Total Balance
    + = $20.00 Off (Max) Total Balance
  • There is also an hourly rate discount. The more hours the dancer is enrolled in, the more the savings.

Automatic Payment

Our Automatic Tuition Payment system is FREE and it’s an easy way to process your monthly tuition payments. Your monthly tuition will be processed automatically and you never need to worry about late fees again!

To facilitate this feature, please complete the consent form below. Once submitted, your charge card associated with your Jack Rabbit account will be automatically deducted on the 5th of each month.

Note: You will be notified regarding Late Fee(s) being applied for any declined payments prior to processing your payment.

    Please complete the form below to sign up, update or cancel your monthly Automatic Tuition Payment using the credit card information provided upon registration.

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