An easy


Clear inclusive tuition means that you can confidently commit without surprises. 


What is included?

A dedicated staff whose full time job is your child's education, your performer's weekly learning time,  professional level costumes rented throughout the year,

12-15 touring opportunities throughout the year, 3 MainStage productions with INSPIRE our professional company, performance videos,  an entire summer intensive without extra cost to ELEVATE dancers ($1,100 value) and more.

Cost breakdown

  • Family Deposit $50 - This non-refundable fee is due with your application form. 

The Performing Arts Company is a 12-month commitment, beginning in August and continuing through July of the following year. You will make 12 equal payments, or may make semester payments and receive a 5% discount. In the summer, there will be a few weeks without dance to allow for family vacations, followed by intensive weeks to ensure that dancers receive the same level of education year round. 

  • Monthly cost $375 plus tax

  • Semester cost $2137.50 (includes 5% discount) plus  tax

With those who have siblings enrolled in any part of the Encounter Grace Ministries, sibling discounts are available though the Performing Arts Company tuition does not add in to the family total for maximum fees. 

1st sibling 10% off

2nd sibling 20% off

3rd+ sibling 30% off


Available are two half scholarships, one for a student with financial need, the other for a student with exceptional talent. Apply for a scholarship here

Optional costs: picture day pictures, tickets to the MainStage productions. 

Other costs:  Dress code attire to be faithfully worn to class and rehearsal. 



Class Withdrawal

The ELEVATE program is a 12 month commitment. Each quarter dancers will have a personalized meeting with the directors to discuss their progress. Should it be decided that a student is unable to progress past that quarter a student may be dropped from the program at that time. 

NO refunds are issued.

What types of payment do you take?

You have two choices. You may be on auto-pay where your credit or debit card is charged on the 1st of the month, or you may SAVE 5% by paying in full by semester before the first of the month of each semester. Paid in full payments may be made with check or card.

Contact Us

Encounter Performing Arts Company

1380 NE 66th Ave.

Des Moines, IA 50313

Phone: 515-446-8415