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"Miss Joy,

Thank you for being such a powerful teacher and example for our daughter!"

"Miss Angela, thank you for making tumbling fun and for stealing the show!"

"This studio is just different: fun, friendly, professional, and always doing something!  Thank you for making the parades so fun!"

"We love Michelle!  Thank you for always being there in the office and for being so friendly."

"Ms. Joy and Mr. B are so friendly to everyone. Ms. Joy is really good with the little ones." ~ T.H.

"We love the instructors.  They are all so nice and good with the kids."  ~C.S.

"Your studio is just different.  Thank you for making dance fun again and for having such incredible teachers!"


Founded upon the premise of making dance fun for all ages, our studio doors opened seventeen years ago, under the name of Terrific Time Dance Studio.  Now, we are excited to serve you as Amherst Dance Academy!  A new name, but our foundation is the same.  We believe that dance is not just about competition, stage performance, and technique.  Dance is more powerful than that.  Don't get us wrong, though, we support and participate in competitions, performances, and dance recitals; and much of our class time is spent learning correct technique.  However, our main focus is making sure that the dancers learn to love dancing!  That means creating an environment that is positive and energetic.  We believe that each dancer should be given the opportunity to achieve something incredible, and this becomes possible when the environment reflects that the sky is the limit!


At Amherst Dance Academy, our goal is to provide dance education, miscellaneous dancewear, and personal growth opportunities at a competitive and affordable price.  We take pride in being able to offer our dancers more than what they would find at other studios.  We also take very seriously the environment and education your dancer receives.  Our goal is to provide a challenging, positive, and fun environment that is influential in the lives of our dancers as we teach and build in your dancer proper dance technique, respect, discipline, and self-esteem.  We believe even difficult things can be achieved when the bar is set high and and the door of opportunity is left wide open for the dancer to walk through it.



Studio Brochure (pg 2)    Studio Brochure (pg 1)  


Tuition is due by the 10th of each month, (late fee applies of $10 after the

 10th of the month).  Some months have 5 weeks, some 3; however, tuition is

 divided into the following payment plans with no extra payment plan charge:


Pay in full at registration……………………   free registration = $45 value


 Nine monthly payments Sept 10—May 10….no discount


  • August—annual registration


  • September—first monthly payment due by first day of class; late after the 10th.


  • October - tuition


  • November - tuition + Spring Recital costume fee $50


  • December - tuition


  • January—tuition


  • February +  pre-exam + ballet exam (Instructor recommendation)


  • March - tuition


  • April - tuition


  • May - tuition


Unless special circumstances exist, if you miss a full month, your monthly tuition

 is still due (as tuition is for the whole year).  Cancelled classes may be made up

 during the course of the semester.


Automatic/Recurring payments are available, so you never have to worry about a late payment.  Even if you sign up for auto payments, you may still pay your tuition early by cash or check and the auto payment will not process if payment has already been made.  This is a wonderful "safety" to avoid all late fees.


We accept checks. Please note that there is a fee of $30 that will charged to your bank account if a check is returned for insufficient funds.  Returned checks will be re-deposited within 3-5 business days automatically by our bank.  We accept MC, Visa, and Discover.  Payments may be made at the studio in person, over the phone, placed in the secure dropbox outside by the studio door, or you may login to your account online to make a secure a payment.


A 30 day written notice is required if you wish to change or drop your class. A 60-dayis required it your dancer is not able to attend the recital.  Notification less than 60 days before the show will result in a $25 choreography charge.