Affordable Tuition

Alexander Academy's mission is to make quality dance instruction affordable for the Maui community. We believe dance is for everyone who wants to participate and commit to the art. No one should be discouraged from studying dance solely due to a lack of funds.

Alexander Academy offers discounted tuition and scholarships to families who demonstrate a financial need. Discounts are granted on a scale from 10%-100%, so we encourage students in need to complete the Discount Tuition and Scholarship application to determine the level of assistance for which they may qualify to support their dance education (including performances). Applications will not be considered without tax documentation.

Families seeking discounts for the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 year will be able to apply starting July 2019. Forms are available on our student only page.

Work Study Program

The Alexander Academy Work-Study program provides registered families with an alternative method of payment for class tuition and performance costs. Work-study participants play an integral role in the management and facilitation of AAPA studio support activities, working hand-in-hand with AAPA staff to achieve studio goals.

Work-study assignments are available to anyone, regardless of financial need; families receiving need-based discounted tuition are also eligible for work-study. Work-Study credit is applied directly to your Studio Director account upon receipt of a completed forms are available on our student only page.

Examples of Work-Study Assignments:​

  • Cleaning dance studios and/or studio building

  • Skilled labor related to costuming, building repairs, landscaping

  • Teacher's assistants

  • Administrative help

  • Additional projects can be proposed; fill out the application and include an outline of your project proposal for the director to review.

photo: Sacha Webley


Zoom classes $9 a class


Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Rates

Based on monthly tuition

For registered students:

  • 1-2 dance classes per week: $18 per class

  • 3 dance classes per week: $17 per class

  • 4 dance classes per week: $16 per class

  • 5-7 dance classes per week: $15 per class

  • 8 dance classes per week: $14 per class

  • 9+ classes per week: $430 a month

For drop-in students

  • $19 per class - no registration fee or participation in fundraising required. Students in high school or younger must register for class; they may only drop-in for a one-time class prior to registering.

  • $10 per class for 30 min. classes

  • 5 punch cards $90 ($18 per class)

  • 10 punch cards $170 ($17 per class)

  • 20 punch cards $320 ($16 per class)

The rates above do not include Hawaii tax 4.17%

Tuition Payment Options


Tuition payments are requested at the beginning of each month and should cover the entire month's set of classes.


Payment options:

  • A) Submit check or cash in an envelope with student's name to one of the black deposit boxes at the studio.

  • B) Mail a check to PO Box 1291 Kula, HI 96790.

  • C) Credit card payment online via Studio Director

  • D) Auto Pay (also through Studio Director) is a convenient and secure option to pay your tuition. Your credit card will be charged at the beginning of the month and a receipt is emailed to you. You will be notified by email if there are any charges other than registration fee, performance fee and car wash tickets, cookie sales, placement and audition fees are added to your account.

  • E) Class cards:  cards available via Studio Director. Adults can continue to purchase class cards throughout the Fall and Spring sessions (high school students and younger must register for Fall & Spring classes). Class cards expire 90 days from the time of purchase.

    • Purchase class cards online via your Studio Director account; select "Buy Class Cards" below the Online Store section on your SD homepage.

    • Class card holders should NOT register for classes on Studio Director; your class card will get "punched" electronically via Studio Director when the teacher takes attendance.​

photo by Kristen Mills

Alexander Academy of Performing Arts  

870 Hali'imaile road

Maui, Hawai'i


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