Quarter Dates (9 weeks per quarter)
First Quarter - Sept 5th though the week of Oct 30th
Second Quarter - Nov 6th though the week of Jan 15th
Third Quarter - Jan 22nd though the week of March 19th
Fourth Quarter - April 2nd though the week of May 28th
NWB follows School District #5's Major Holidays Calendar.
No classes held:
Sept 4th — Labor Day
Nov 22nd - Nov 26th — Thanksgiving
Dec 23rd - Jan 2nd — Christmas Break
March 25th - April 1st — Spring Break
Snow days — Please call (406) 755-0760 to check for cancellations.
NWB Company's 24th Annual "The Nutcracker" 2017 - November 24th, 25th & 26th, Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts
NWB Company's 38th Annual Spring Show Production 2018 - May 12th & 13th, Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts
NWB School's Spring Student Showcase Recitals 2018:
Kalispell — May 19th, Glacier High School Performing Arts Hall
Whitefish — May 19th, Glacier High School Performing Arts Hall
Summer Workshop — A week long in June at the Dance Art Center; TBA
9-week quarters or save 5% for an 18-week semester
Student / Adult Division - 45 min, 1 hr, 1:15 hr, 1:30 hr classes
1 class per week per quarter (9 classes)-$133 or per semester-$253
2 classes per week per quarter (18 classes)-$238 or per semester-$452
3 classes per week per quarter (27 classes)-$336 or per semester-$638
4 classes per week per quarter (36 classes)-$426 or per semester-$810
5 classes per week per quarter (45 classes)-$506 or per semester-$962
6 classes per week per quarter (54 classes)-$600 or per semester-$1140
7 classes per week per quarter (63 classes)-$682 or per semester-$1296
Unlimited classes per quarter (72+ classes)-$762 or per semester-$1448
Happy Feet / Preschool Division - 30 minute classes
1 class per week per quarter (9 classes)-$120 or per semester-$228
2 classes per week per quarter (18 classes)-$214 or per semester-$407
3 classes per week per quarter (27 classes)-$302 or per semester-$574
Registration fee, per person per year - $10
Costume fee- $55 (see exceptions below)
Sibling Discount - per quarter 10%; per semester 5%
Single class rate - $15
Private lessons - $75 per hour
Tuition, Registration & Fees
Registration: Receipt of a completed registration packet including registration form, $10 registration fee, tuition and $55 costume fee (if applicable) is required to enroll in classes.
Tuition Payments: We accept Checks, Money Orders or Credit Cards (VISA/MC). No cash please. Call (406) 755-0760 or (406) 250-7324 with any billing questions. Remember you must give credit card information for each billing cycle.
Mailing Address: 1411 1st Ave West, Kalispell, MT 59901.
Tuition Due: Tuition is due in full the first class of each quarter. A $12 late fee will be applied if tuition is not received by the due date. Bills will be sent out approximately two weeks before the due date. Newsletters will be handed out a week before the due date. Students may not participate in class until tuition is paid in full.
Sibling discount: Families with more than one child in the school receive a 10% discount if paying by the quarter or 5% if paying by semester. This discount will apply to the total amount of tuition only. Families with students in both the Happy Feet Division & the Student Division will pay the Student Division rate.
No refunds or credits are allowed for missed classes. Talk to your teacher about making up those missed classes.
Cancellation: We reserve the right to cancel a class or classes with low attendance and to substitute a teacher at our discretion.
Withdrawals: Please notify us in advance if your child is withdrawing. If we are not notified you will be billed for the quarter whether your child was in attendance or not.
Parent Observation Days: Parents may observe classes on the following days: Student Division the first class of each month, Happy Feet Division the last class of each month.
*Costume Fee: This $55 fee is due upon registration. Costumes are ordered in mid-January. If you are unable to participate in the recital, and notify Marisa before the January order date, you will receive a full costume refund. No costume is required for adults, boys and high levels of ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip-hop. You might have to purchase more than one costume if you are in more than one dance discipline. You will be billed in the spring for the additional costumes.
Ballet: Black leotard, pink footed tights & pink ballet slippers. Additional leotards are allowed in optional colors.
Happy Feet: Black or pastel leotard, pink footed tights, pink leather ballet slippers & Mary Jane black tap shoes.
Boys: White T-shirt, black footed tights & white or black ballet slippers.
Tap: Black dance pants, fitted top or leotard & black oxford tap shoes.
Jazz: Black dance pants, fitted top or leotard & black slip-on jazz shoes or black dance sneakers.
Hip-Hop: Black dance pants, fitted top or leotard & black dance sneakers or a dedicated pair of black tennis shoes with non-scuffing soles!
Modern: Leotard & tights, or fitted top & dance pants.
Cheer: Leotard & leggings, or shorts & a t-shirt, and a dedicated pair of tennis shoes with non-scuffing soles!
Accessories: Dance bags are highly recommended. Label all dance supplies! Skirts, sweaters and all other accessories must be approved by the NWB staff. Hair up and no jewelry.
Let's Go Dance, the DAC's very own dance shop, is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-6:00pm. Owner Elaine Leatzow is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lost & Found: Please check it often! We will not be responsible for any valuables brought to the studio.
Drop-off / Pick-Up: Please do not block the driveway when dropping off or picking up students. Extra parking is available in the city shops across the street and the First Avenue West Building. No parking is allowed in the lot North of the DAC (E. Thomas Electric). Please respect handicapped spaces. O'Shaughnessy: Please park on the north or east streets next to the building and enter through the North studio door.