Seasonal Tuition (September-May) is based on the time length of the class. Tuition is NOT based on the style of dance or the faculty member conducting the class. Our faculty are highly educated and certified in their fields and are 100% qualified to instruct your children.


Tuition is based on the nine month dance season. Tuition can be paid yearly, semi-annually, or in nine equal monthly installments. All classes are to be paid for whether attended or not, however, students are entitled to take a make-up class within the same month, or as suggested. We do not have a “pay per class” option, unless you are an adult student or visiting temporarily from out of town. There are no refunds on tuition payments.

REGISTRATION: A $35.00, non-refundable, Registration Fee per family plus first month’s tuition is due at the time of enrollment.  Registration is not considered complete and class space is not reserved until these fees are paid. Registration fees are non-refundable/non-transferable. They serve to supplement our administrative and operational needs. ALL families must update their information in our Parent Portal at the time of registration. It is imperative that we have a CURRENT email address on file. E-mail is our SOLE means of communication with our families.


MONTHLY PAYMENTS: Anyone who chooses to pay monthly is required to keep a credit card on file with Martell School of Dance. We accept cash, check, and credit cards (Visa, Master Card, AMEX, and Discover). Monthly tuition can be paid by cash, check or credit card before the 7th of every month. No statements will be emailed out, unless your account is past due. If tuition is not paid by the 7th, your card will be automatically charged the monthly tuition. If you decline a card on file and do not pay tuition by the 7th of the month, your account will be assessed a $15 late fee. This includes any and all expired or declined credit cards on file. Late Fees will be enforced.

By agreeing to our payment policies, you acknowledge that If tuition and late fees are not paid by the end of the month, Martell School of Dance reserves the right to interrupt your child’s attendance until the account balance is brought current.  This communication will come directly from Rachel Huffman, Owner/Director.


If you wish to have your credit card automatically charged for monthly tuition, you may choose a payment date of the 1st or 7th of the current month due.

SEMI ANNUAL PAYMENTS: Anyone choosing to make two payments for the 9 month dance year must make these payments by Monday, September 5th and Monday, January 9th. Dancers may NOT participate if payments are not made on time.

ANNUAL PAYMENT: Anyone choosing to pay in full for the 9 month dance year will receive 10% off their entire tuition. This payment must be paid in full by Monday, September 26th in order to receive the discount. The 10 % tuition discount DOES NOT include classes that are added on or after September 29th.

BAD CHECKS: Any person who submits a bad check will be charged the fee that the bank debits from our account in addition to re-payment of tuition.

CANCELLATION OF ENROLLMENT – NOTICE REQUIRED It will be assumed that you will continue with your / your child’s dance education, consecutively, each month upon registering in the fall for the season.

Should you wish to discontinue enrollment/class participation, we ask that you submit a notice in writing PRIOR to the new month of classes. If we do not receive such notification, it will be expected that the monthly tuition will be due in full on the 1st of the new month.

If cancellation of classes is related to injury or other extenuating circumstances, please request a personal meeting with Rachel Huffman ([email protected]).

TUITION CYCLES & HOLIDAYS Tuition is calculated on an annual basis and divided by the 9-month calendar to create equal installments. Within the dance season, like in academic seasons, there are designated holidays that Martell School of Dance honors. We are in session for holidays such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Columbus Day, Presidents Day, etc. Our yearly calendar is always available on our website,

LATE TUITION FEE: There will be a $15 late fee for any unpaid tuition by dates listed above.


1. Anyone choosing to pay their tuition in full for the 9 month season (September- May) will receive 10% off their entire tuition.

2. Anyone who refers a student to Martell who then registers for the September – May dance year (22/23) will receive $10 off one month of tuition.

3. The first two classes per student or family are full price. Each class after the first two receives a discount of $20 per class, per month. Ex: a $45/month class becomes $25/month.

4. Any family with 2 or more students dancing will receive $5 off their monthly tuition PER additional family member. Note this does not apply to cousins or extended family.

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1st Place: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 / 2nd Place, 2017, 2020

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Martell School of Dance and Martell Tu

(Pre-school to Adult)
1530 W. Market Street
Akron, OH 44313
Phone: (330) 805-4854
Directions: Google Maps


Monday: 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:00 AM to Noon

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