Registration for current and new students
Applications for enrollment are accepted throughout the year. Beginning classes are formed in August. The school reserves the right to refuse registration when the classes are full and to cancel registration for disciplinary reasons or other just cause. Classes are large enough to be comfortable but limited in size so that each student receives individual attention.
By registering here, you are enrolling in Van Metre School of Dance for the 2022-2023 school year. A registration fee of $40.00 will be charged at the time of registration. Teachers will place you in a class and your schedule will be emailed to you and posted in your portal. Please let us know what dance forms you are interested in...(ballet, tap, modern, jazz, hip-hop, creative movement, musical theatre) in the comments box and if you have any schedule conflicts that we need to try to accommodate. We are looking forward to a great year of dance!
For our class schedule please call the studio at
Students ages 3-6 are placed in classes according to age. All others are placed in classes by the director and faculty. These placements are based on a variety of factors, which include maturity, ability, talent, and experience.
Classes begin in August and continue through May. Follow the Maryville City Schools calendar for holidays - Fall break, Thanksgiving weekend, Winter and Spring break. If Maryville City Schools are closed for snow or bad weather, the dance school will be closed and classes made-up. VMSD will be open for Monday holidays and in-service days.
Absence for illness may be made up within 30 days. Absences for other reasons may be made up at the teacher's discretion. Allowances may be arranged for extended illness. No refunds are made if the student does not attend classes or drops mid-month. Arrive on time and in proper dress. VMSD cannot be responsible for students brought too early or not picked up on time.
All visitors must have prior permission to observe the first class of the month.
Tuition is due the first day of each month, through the parent portal. To avoid a late payment fee, tuition should be paid in full by or before the first of each month. The monthly rate reflects a substantial discount over single lessons. Monthly tuition is computed on the entire year and is the same each month even if shortened by holidays. There are no refunds on tuition. If a student discontinues classes, one month's notice must be given to the teacher or office manager in writing. If payment for the year is paid in advance, there is no refund if a student discontinues.
Costumes for Student Recital
Each student will purchase his or her own costume for the spring recital. A non-refundable down-payment is due with your October tuition. The remaining balance will be due in January to ensure that your May recital costume arrives on time. If taking more than one discipline, a down payment will be due for each costume ordered. Recitals will be held in late May at the Clayton Center for the Arts at the Maryville College Campus.
Maryville College Students - Course Credit
College students may receive one-hour credit per semester by taking two class lessons a week.