Junior Program Information

Conservatory Juniors

Dancers in the 5th - 7th Grade


YEARLY PROGRAM FEE: $2700

Amortized over 10 months: $270 monthly from July – April
*due on the 1st business day of the month, along with UDA tuition

The Monthly Conservatory Program Fee covers three weekend conventions, three costumes, competition fees for three convention competitions, competition fees for one local competition, critique, end of year concert, director, and manager fees.

The Monthly Conservatory Program Fee does not cover tuition, summer intensive, team photos, team warmups, travel bag, choreography, Epic Dance Weekend, makeup, earrings, shoes and tights needed for competition.



Additional Mandatory Information
Classes - Choreography - Fees - Etc

JUNIOR TEAM MEETING for the 2022-23 TEAM and PARENTS
Monday, August 8th at the Draper studio
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
*There are 2 mandatory meetings during the dance year.

  • Cost: $370 - paid by check at auditions
  • Date: Thursday, August 11 - Saturday, August 13, 2022
  • Time: TBA
  • Cost: $281.25 - charged August 1, 2022
  • Dates: Five weeks: weeks of June 13, June 20, August 1, August 15 and August 22
  • Required Classes: 3 ballet and 2 jazz technique each week (7.5 hours per week)

*The summer technique class schedule will be available at the Parent Information Meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2022

  • Mandatory team photos with Samantha Little Photography
  • September 9 - 10, 2022
  • All team members are required to attend group photos and purchase a group photo
  • Optional individual dance photography sessions will be offered
  • Conservatory dancers may register for fall classes during Program Registration between Wednesday, June 8, 2022 and Saturday, June 11, 2022
  • The fall schedule, including the days/times of required technical classes, will be distributed at the Mandatory Parent Information Meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
  • A $35 non-refundable basic membership fee is applied on June 1, 2022 to all returning UDA students. A $59 non-refundable premium membership fee is offered with additional benefits.
  • The cost of the monthly tuition is figured by using the UDA Competitive Tuition Scale
  • Weekly Conservatory Junior class requirements:
    • Three – 1.5 hour ballet technique classes
    • One – 1 hour jazz technique class
    • One - 1.5 hour turns and leaps class
    • One – 1 hour tap class
    • One - 1 hour hip hop class
    • One - 1 hour ballroom class
    • Two – 1.5 hour Conservatory Junior team rehearsals
  • This equates to 13 minimum hours per week for Conservatory Juniors, which is $390.00 in monthly tuition from September – December.
  • Due to competition season, the 1.5 hour jazz technique class will only take place 16 Saturdays from September - May. Because of this, tuition will be decreased from January-May reflecting 11.5 hours per week at a rate of $345 per month.
  • June is a ½ month and paid as a non-refundable deposit upon registering for Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 classes.
  • Monthly tuition is due on the first business day of each month, along with the Conservatory Monthly Program Fee
  1. Add-on ballet classes are for dancers in the 6th – 12th who wish to intensify their ballet training.
  2. Placement in these additional classes is done by a dancer’s individual dance level – not according to the team they are on. Placements held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Draper studio.
  3. Dancers may choose to add one or all available classes. Each class added is billed as additional hours on the UDA Tuition Scale.
  4. Add on Ballet Options:
    • Ballet Intensive *adds a 4th ballet technique class each week (placement required)
    • Pre Pointe or Pointe Technique *non-performance class (placement required for pointe)
    • Pointe Variations *pointe technique is a pre-requisite *Conservatory dancers who enroll in pre-pointe may participate in this class in their technique shoes– this serves as a second weekly pointe class for dancers en pointe.
    • Conservatory Ballet Competitive Program *additional program fee – Auditions held on May 21, 2022. Please refer to the program information for Conservatory Ballet.
  • Stretch class
  • Acro/Tumbling
  • Conservatory Dance Team (Turns & Tricks Intensive Program) 7th – 12th grades *additional program fee. Requirements (4 hours):
    • One - 1.5 hr team rehearsal
    • One - 1.5 hr collegiate Turns & Tricks intensive class
    • One - 1 hr Acro/Tricks mat class
    *Please refer to the program information for the Conservatory Dance Team for additional details.
  • Dates: August, September, October, November - TBA
  • Time: TBA
  • Billed separately from program fees.
    • Cost: $350-$700 total for 3 routines
    • Split in 5 charges between August, September, October, November, and December
  • Competition choreography will be taught during these four months
  • UDA Conservatory dancers are required to attend master classes throughout the year
  • Class cost is determined by the master class teacher – typically $35-$45 per dancer
  • Master classes are not included in the Conservatory program fees
  • Accounts will be charged in the rears for master classes - the month following the class
  • Master class participation is mandatory, and all accounts will be charged regardless of dancer's attendance.

National Competition: June 27 - July 2, 2023 in San Diego, CA

  • Required for all dancers on a Conservatory Junior, Teen or Senior team
  • Separate payment schedule will divide payments over several months
  • More details to follow

  • "Starry Night" Performance Fee: $120 - charged with October tuition. *this fee provides four tickets to the Conservatory year-end concert, including HD files of all UDA end-of-year performances
  • Contingency Fund: $150 - the contingency fee is collected in two payments: $75 due July 1st and $75 due August 1st. *the contingency fund covers any unexpected costs related to your dancer’s program. Money not used during the year will be credited back to your UDA account on May 1st.
  • UDA Company Jacket and Pants: $165 - Due July 1st *if new to program *every three years a new style of travel wear is purchased - this is year #1
  • UDA Travel Bags: 3 options - Due July 1st *if new to UDA Competitive program
  • UDA Competition Makeup and Earrings: $70-80 - Due November 1st *if new to program
  • Shoes and Tights: Purchased on your own
  • Epic Conventions: Epic Convention: Required fall convention not included in program fees
    • Date: TBA
    • $235 if paid by check
    • $250 if paid by credit card *due with September tuition

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