Our Policies

Welcome to the Dance Expressions by Erica dance family!

There is a $30 registration fee per dancer at the beginning of each season to hold your dancer's spot in his/her class.

Tuition is calculated over a 34 week period from September 14th through June 5th. This means each group class is promised to receive 34 classes over the season. There are a total of 38 weeks over this period of time. However, this includes Holiday breaks and a week of classes we use for make up days. Make up days are also taken from Spring break or after the showcase if neccessary.

You have two options to pay tuition. You may pay it in full by September 14th or pay 9 monthly installments due the first of each month. (If Elite team dancers select monthly installments, there are 10 total.)
Tuition is non-refundable.

Dance Expressions operates 6 days per week. There are dance lessons from:

  • 3-10pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

  • 4-8pm Friday

  • 9am-4pm on Saturdays.


Office hours are 5-8pm Monday through Thursday and 10am-2pm on Saturdays. We are closed on Sundays.

Please keep the first two weeks of June open for our end-of-year showcase. The showcase is mandatory for all DEBE dancers (except tumblers).

The performance fee to be in our Showcase is $85 (additional $25 each sibling). With this performance fee, you receive digital access to video of Showcases, 3 tickets and 1 wristband, plus a showcase tshirt to be worn for the Finale and final bows. The wristband allows access to the dressing areas and all showcases. This performance fee is due May 1st. Performance fees are non-refundable.

Each routine will have a $40 costume deposit. Costume deposits are due October 1st. The balance of each costume is due November 1st. Showcase costumes range in price from $65-$95.(Elite team could be more, depending on routine.) Parent/guardian must sign off on the dancer's costume size based on measurements. If costumes need to be exchanged for a different size, there is a $10 shipping/restocking fee from the costume company. Every dancer participating in the annual showcase must purchase their routine's costume. Any payments made for costumes are non-refundable.

Private lessons are available upon request.

  • Private lessons are $30-$40 for 30 minutes.

  • Semi private lessons are $20 for 30 minutes.

  • Private lessons are pay-as-you-go. 

Our annual photo shoot will be held February 1st-6th during normal class days. There is a $15 photo fee for each costume. This fee includes sitting fee and group recognition in the annual yearbook. For groups, each dancer will get 2 headshots and 5 action shots. For duets/trios, each dancer will get 4 headshots and 10 action shots. For solos, each dancer will get 6 head shots and 20 action shots. Solos, duets and trios must place their own photos in the annual yearbook.

The annual photo shoot is optional. You must opt out by December 1st. Any fees paid for the photo shoot are non-refundable.

You must purchase the photos you would like to use in the yearbook.


Yearbook prices:


  • 1/4 page = $60

  • 1/2 page = $120

  • Full page = $180

We also accept businesses to sponsor your individual yearbook pages.

If your account is not paid in full at the end of each month, a 10% late fee will be applied. We allow a 5 day grace period for all account activity. If your account is over two installments unpaid or your account balance reaches over $400, your child will not be permitted into classes.

If a check is returned, a non-sufficient funds fee of $35 will be applied to your account. If this happens three times in one season, we will only accept cash or money order for the remainder of the season.

You may log into your account anytime by visiting www.danceexpressionsbyerica.com.

We accept cash or check made out to Dance Expressions by Erica. We ask that all extra fees, such as; costumes, are on separate checks than tuition and private lessons. 

Dance Expressions by Erica will accept credit cards. However, there is a  2.75% transaction fee added towards each transaction.

The studio will be closed on the following dates:

Thanksgiving Break

November 25th - November 28th

Winter Break

December 21st - January 2nd

Spring Break

April 1st - April 7th

Memorial Day

May 24th

We expect all DEBE dancers to be in their classes weekly. Tardiness is unacceptable. If your child is ill, we ask that they stay home to not spread germs. In the instance your child will not be in attendance, please call Dance Expressions and leave a message on the machine (724) 864-5678 or email info@danceexpressionsbyerica.com with subject ABSENT-NAME.  If your child is absent several weeks throughout the season, their teacher may request a private lesson to get them caught up.

Please check your email, our Facebook page www.facebook.com/danceexpressionsbyerica and/or our website www.danceexpressionsbyerica.com in the case of cancelation due to inclement weather. Dance Expressions usually follows the decision of Norwin School District.

If there are cancelations throughout the season due to inclement weather, those classes will be made up over Spring Break or the week after the showcase. We also add an additional week to the season to help with days missed.

If your child is seriously injured (broken bone, ligament tears or concussion), you may opt out of the remainder of the season or choose to continue and perform in the showcase. If you choose to opt out, any tuition payments made until the time of injury will not be refunded. If you choose to continue, you must attend each class and tuition will remain the same.

Dress Code 
CHECK OUT OUR STORE FRONT : All shoes available at DEBE!

-No street clothes or jewelry
-Hair secured off face and neck
-Clean dancewear and fresh look

Debut Dancers - leotard, pink convertible tights, bare feet or Revolution ballet slippers
Tiny Tots - leotard, pink and tan convertible tights, Revolution ballet slippers, Revolution mary jane tap shoes
Hot Shots - leotard, pink and tan convertible tights, Revolution ballet slippers, Revolution mary jane tap shoes
Dolls, Divas, Dynamites Ballet - leotard, dance top/shorts, tights optional, Revolution Ballet slippers
Dolls, Divas, Dynamites Jazz - leotard, dance top/shorts, tights optional, Revolution Jazz boots
Dolls, Divas, Dynamites Tap - leotard, dance top/shorts, tights optional, Revolution Tap shoes
Dolls, Divas Dynamites Hip Hop - leotard, dance tops/shorts, tights optional, Clean sneakers
Dudes - activewear, Revolution Black jazz shoes and/or tap shoes or clean sneakers
Tumbling - leotard, dance top/shorts, tights optional, bare feet
Competition Team - leotard, dance top/shorts, tights optional, Revolution pink canvas ballet shoes, any pointe shoes, Revolution sole shield, Revolution black tie up tap shoes, clean sneakers

The schedule and faculty is subject to change.

All studio news and announcements will be sent via email.

There is a $50 studio withdrawl fee if you choose to not complete the season. There is no fee to withdrawl from the studio before November 1st.

There is 2 hour parking available on Main street, a parking lot behind Colonial Grille, a parking lot on the corner by S & T bank and a parking lot across from Belak. You must enter and exit through the front door. There is a fire exit in the basement studio. 

Any new visitors entering Dance Expressions by Erica must be introduced to instructors, front office staff or an email must be sent to info@danceexpressionsbyerica.com to make Dance Expressions by Erica aware that a visitor will be present on a certain day. A visitor is not considered a current student, their parent or known guardian.

About Us

Dance Expressions by Erica is a reputable and welcoming dance studio located in the heart of Irwin, PA. We provide a high quality dance education from a professional and positive faculty for all ages, abilities and levels of experience.

Email: info@danceexpressionsbyerica.com

Phone: 724-864-5678

Address: 324 Main Street, Irwin PA 15642

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