Tuition is listed by each class description in our brochure.
(Summer class tuition varies)

Monthly payments are due on the first of every month, no later than the 10th. A late fee of $5 will be incurred on your account for ALL accounts received past the 10th. This applies no matter what day your first class falls on in the calendar, if you are absent, or if checks are forgotten in book bags. A flat monthly rate applies. Lessons will be suspended for accounts 60 days past due. Tuition is non refundable. All payments should be made directly to the office personnel so a receipt can be issued. Registration will only be considered complete once a payment has been made. We cannot hold spots in a class if no payment has been received. No one will be permitted to take class without first paying. There are no exceptions. Returned checks will be assessed a $25.00 charge.

Any student who registers for two or more classes in the same semester is eligible for a 15% discount. Discounts cannot be combined. One discount per person, per semester. Discounts not available for special workshops or camps.

Center for Theatre Arts turns no dedicated student away for inability to pay. Click the SCHOLARSHIP tab above for more information.


CTA add-drop form

Please keep these policies handy for your information. By signing the registration form, you are stating that you have read all of the policies in their entirety, and that you understand, agree, and completely support all policies and rules of Center for Theatre Arts. If you have any questions, contact Education Director Megan Coberly at 785.827.6126 or email

For the most recent information, please refer to the Center for Theatre Arts Facebook page.


Please be prompt in picking up your children. Tell your child to remain in the lobby and not outside. We are not responsible for children once they leave the building. Adult supervision ends at the end of each class. Students  up to 8 years old must be dropped off and picked up from their classroom.

CTA is not responsible for any lost items. It is recommended that students do not bring valuables to class.

All classes, unless indicated, are structured to work toward performing at CTA CenterStage. Each school year culminates with the CenterStage annual showcase, in which every school year session student may perform. Summer session students do not perform in the recital but have a smaller, in-class demonstration instead. The annual showcase gives students the opportunity to showcase what they have learned throughout the year and is meant to be a fun and exciting way to cap off the season. Costumes for the showcase will be chosen by the teacher and announced to students and parents by the end of March. Costumes range in price from $10-$200 and must be paid for in full when ordering. Costume orders are non-refundable. Students must have a costume in order to perform. Adult tickets may be purchased for $10 each; student tickets for $5 each (plus tax). Check with the Theatre for yearly dates.

Certain classes may be asked to perform for main stage productions and special events. Costumes will be coordinated per performance.

No gum, candy, toys, food, smoking, cell phones, or beverages (other than water) are allowed in the classroom.

Please bring a water bottle to class if you feel that you will need water. There will be limited permission to leave class to get a drink.

Please bring a pencil to Music Theatre Classes.

Students should use the restroom before class. There will be limited permission to leave class to use the restroom.

Students are not allowed to use CTA classrooms without staff supervision.

All students and parents should use the north white door for Vocal and Dance classes. “Stage 1 Door” on the west side of the building should be used for Acting classes.

Attendance is taken at every class. If your child will not be able to attend his or her scheduled class, please contact the studio office in advance. No tuition adjustments are made for missed lessons.

You are responsible for all aspects of class participation unless a class withdrawal form is received and entered in the computer. These are available at the Stage Door #1 desk. You are responsible for all fees incurred up to that point. Tuition is non refundable. If you withdraw on the 3rd of the month, you are responsible for that month’s tuition. Tuition is posted on the 1st and cannot be changed after that date. There will be no refunds for any reason after the first scheduled class, whether or not the student has attended those classes.

In the event that a student needs to withdraw from a class before the end of the session, a Class Withdrawal Form must be filled out to prevent further billing. Once your child is registered, you are responsible for making payments whether or not they attend class. A Class Withdrawal Form is necessary to stop billing.

While we want all participants to enjoy themselves during class time, should a student be disruptive or disrespectful, that student will be asked to leave. This is to ensure that students and instructors derive maximum benefit from the classroom experience.

Salina Community Theatre reserves the right to cancel a class if there is insufficient enrollment and will issue a full refund should this occur. If the Center for Theatre Arts cancels individual class time a make up class will be scheduled.

CTA classes follow the weather closings as set by the Salina public school system. Check our website home page or call the theatre for information. Notices are posted on the Facebook pages on class day and by e-mails or text. Weekend notifications are posted at least 30 minutes before the first class.

By signing the registration form, you give Salina Community Theatre Center for Theatre Arts the right to use any photos or videos for promotion of the studio (newspapers, flyers, website, etc.). They will not be used for any other purpose. No cameras (still or video) are allowed in class without advance written permission from the Education Director.

Private lessons are available in all theatre art subjects. Private lessons are handled by individual teachers. For assistance any in finding the right teacher contact the theatre office.

CTA classes are geared to challenge you in body awareness, fitness, and artistry. This involves physical contact. Instructors will often need to make hands-on contact to adjust students’ alignment and to demonstrate proper motion. If this makes students uncomfortable please contact the teacher or Education Director.

Each class has a specific dress code depending on the skill being learned. Street clothes and shoes must be worn over dance clothes when outside SCT. Under no circumstances should a student ever wear dance shoes outside. It is not the responsibility of the instructor or CTA for loss of materials or items left in the classroom, green room, dressing rooms, or other areas of the building. Every dance class requires students to be in dance clothes and required dance shoes. Any questions can be addressed with your teacher.

BALLET Female ballet students must wear pink tights, a black leotard, and have hair pulled back in a bun or securely off the face. Pink ballet shoes are required (canvas preferred). A single layer black chiffon skirt may be worn. Snug ballet sweaters for warmth are also acceptable. Men must wear a black/white leotard or fitted shirt with black tights and black canvas ballet shoes. Fitted black leggings with tan canvas shoes are also acceptable. Ballet IV and Advanced Foundation Ballet may wear colored leotards on Fridays.

TAP  All students enrolled in a tap class need flat black tap shoes. Tap heels may also be required in Level V. Appropriate attire is described in the Jazz section.

JAZZ  All students enrolled in a jazz class need flat jazz shoes (check with instructor for color). Slip-on styles are preferred. Levels IV, V, and ISDC may be required to purchase character shoes as well. All students should wear a fitted top or leotard. Female students should wear leggings or tights and male students should wear jazz pants or tights.

POINTE  Pointe shoes are to be worn only with permission from the teacher. Ballet dress code required.

IRON STREET DANCE COMPANY will have requirements set by the teacher.

In the event of a medical emergency if we are unable to contact a parent, or if time does not permit, we will take the student to Salina Regional Health Center or use the 911 service. Expenses incurred will be paid by the parent or legal guardian.

No visitors are allowed in the classroom. Students feel more confident making creative choices without an audience. Parent observation days will be scheduled throughout the year. If a parent has a specific concern, call the Education Director to arrange for a class observation. CTA cannot assume responsibility for any un-enrolled child accompanying a student to class.

Please keep these policies for your information. By signing the registration form, you are stating that you have read all of the above statements in their entirety, and that you understand, agree, and completely support all policies and rules of Center for Theatre Arts.

If you have any questions please contact Megan Coberly, Education Director, at 785.827.6126.


Center for Theatre Arts turns no dedicated student away for inability to pay. CTA students wishing to receive financial assistance must apply for scholarship. Two types of scholarships are available, need based, and merit based. Need based scholarship applications will be reviewed and when approved, CTA will scholarship up to 40% of the student’s cost. The scholarshipped half will be earned through specifically assigned volunteer time. The student or parent/guardian of the student will be responsible for paying the unscholarshipped portion of tuition. Merit based scholarships are based on audition and dedication to the program. For audition dates and other information, contact Megan Coberly, Education Director, at 785.827.6126 or email

In order to offset the cost of operating the youth programs we ask that everyone pay at least 60% of the tuition for the classes/workshops you enroll in. This ensures we can continue paying our highly qualified staff. Any student, parent/guardian receiving scholarship is asked to repay the theatre with volunteer time. Each scholarship student will receive a specific volunteer assignment they are to complete throughout the year, along with a corresponding hourly rate that will be used to repay the scholarship moneys. Salina Community Theatre is a not-for-profit organization and we rely on the community for support to keep our programs running. Though some of these tasks may seem menial, please know that the theatre staff performs these tasks the rest of the year when volunteer help is not available.


1. Fill out corresponding application to what kind of scholarship you are applying for.
2. Turn in to Theatre Office.
3. If approved for Need Based Scholarship, you will be assigned a specific volunteer task and a corresponding hourly rate to repay the Salina Community Theatre. No one will receive a need based scholarship more than 40%.
4. To apply for Merit Based Scholarship, you must fill out the application, and attend one of the scheduled audition dates. More information can be found on the application.

CTA merit-based scholarship form (PDF)

CTA need-based scholarship form (PDF)