Make A Tuition Payment

In order to register for classes at the Culkin School, an account must be made in our online registration system. The system will ask you to provide an email address and password in order to set up your personal account. In order to access any of your payment and/or account information, you must log-in to your personal account.

You can make tuition payments by check and/or Visa or MasterCard. Make checks payable to The Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance and mail them to The Culkin School, P.O. Box 2112, Silver Spring, MD 20915. You can also give your checks to your instructors at class.

We’ve provided a quick link to access the online registration system which will get you right to the sign-in page. Log into your account to access payment information.

Tuition Payment 2016/17



Tuition for the year is calculated based on the length and number of classes taken during the year, as well as the number of students in the family.


Class sizes are limited, and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Classes must have 10 participants to be held. Once a dancer is signed up online for a class, they must pay a $100 fee to finalize their registration. This fee can be paid online by credit card, or an invoice can be printed and the check mailed to the school. PayPal is not used for tuition payments to the Culkin School. The $100 fee is non-refundable, but is applied towards the annual tuition (please scroll down for more details about tuition and refund information). For new students, registration includes one copy of the school practice CD, “One More Time.” CDs will be distributed on the first day of class. This CD is to help students practice at home.


  • All class choices are subject to teacher approval
  • Tuition for the year is based on the number of classes taken, as well as the number of students in the family
  • The annual tuition covers regular classes from September 10, 2016 through June 8, 2017. Any dancer who attends classes into the month of January is responsible for the entire year tuition.
  • Dancers (new and returning) can reserve their space in a class through September 10, 2016 for a non-refundable $100 registration fee (per dancer). This fee is applied to your tuition total.

The tuition payment schedule is as follows:

  • Due at time of registration (or re-registration): $100
  • Due September 15, 2016: $100
  • Due October 15, 2016: $100
  • Due November 1, 2016: $100
  • Due December 1, 2016: $100
  • Due January 1, 2017: $200
  • Due February 1, 2017: $200 or balance total if less than $200
  • Due March 1, 2017: $200 or balance total if less than $200
  • Due April 1, 2017: TOTAL BALANCE OF TUITION DUE.  All tuition MUST BE PAID BY APRIL 1, 2017.
  • If dancer withdraws from class any time after January 1, 2017, the total tuition is due and non-refundable.
  • There is a 20% discount for any additional children; family discounts do not apply to our adult program at Glen Echo Park nor for our mini-mester program. \
  • There is a discount for any Level 2-4 dancer who attends more than one step dancing class per week (excluding figures classes).
  • For dancers at Levels 4 and up: if classes are missed you may not be able to attend a make-up session as there are limited classes offered at your level.  Attendance at classes other than your level is at the invitation of the teacher only.


When a dancer (beginner or returning) registers for a class with the Culkin School, a non-refundable fee of $100 is due.  This fee IS applied toward the tuition total.  The next tuition payment of $100 is due September 15, 2016, and is non-refundable after September 20.  The next tuition payment of $100 due is October 1; if a dancer attends classes on or after October 1, then this fee is non-refundable ($300 total paid by this point).  The total tuition is due and non-refundable if any classes are taken after January 1, 2017.

Therefore, the refund schedule is:

  • Initial $100 registration or re-registration payment: non-refundable
  • After September 15, 2016: any tuition amount paid above $200
  • After October 1, 2016: any tuition amount paid above $300
  • After January 1, 2017: Total tuition is due and is non-refundable



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