It is important to me to make my classes and programs accessible to all students and organizations no matter their ability to pay. The sliding scale system acknowledges each of us has a unique and nuanced relationship to money, economic privilege and access to resources and asks you to determine where you fall on the sliding scale.
The way I figure my sliding scale, the mid-range is the actual cost of the class or program. I count on some folks paying the high end of the scale to allow for others to join at the low end. I have been using this method of payment for over 15 years, and in general, it has been sustainable!
For individuals: Each class has its own sliding scale range depending on the number of sessions and the length of the class and the nature of the program, but generally my rates are $8 – $22 hour/student.
For Organizations and groups: $50 – $150/session (a session is anywhere between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours).
Payment plans: Payments are normally due at the time of registration, however individualized payment plans are available for families upon request.
Scholarships: If paying the low end of the sliding scale would present a hardship for your family or organization (for example, if it would mean not being able to access basic needs or, in the case of an organization, pay for the basic functioning of the group) please be in touch about a very reduced rate or free option. I am very serious about the phrase no one will be turned away for lack of funds!
Barter: If you are interested in exchanging services or goods for dance classes please be in touch and we will work out a barter agreement. Services and goods that are of particular interest to me include (but are not limited to): Marketing support, Photography, Massage/body work, meat or dairy products, fermented products and prepared foods. Barter can be for full or partial payment.
How to make a Payment
(please consider adding a few extra dollars to your payment to cover fees, or simply select the option “pay to Friends and Family” and paypal will waive all fees for you!)
Check: Make checks out to Anna Hendricks and send them to:
Anna Hendricks, 69 Boyle Rd. Gill MA 01354
Reparations: As a white-owned business, Great Falls Creative Movement donates 10% of all our income to black and indigenous lead organizations.
Wondering what reparations are? Check out this resource from Teen Vogue or this one from The Brookings Institute.