Sliding scale gives you the option to pay what you feel you can afford along a scale of what the teacher thinks reasonable for their work. It is an honor system, so please honor the teachers by being as generous as you can. As a guideline, the bottom end of the scale is for folks who regularly scramble to come up with their rent The top end of the scale is for those who regularly spend more than $40 on a meal or travel outside the country. If both extremes describe you, please pay somewhere in the middle. If neither describes you, pay somewhere in the middle. Scholarships may be available for those truly in need. Please read our FAQ for more information and then use our contact form to inquire.


All classes require pre-registration and payment to hold your spot. There are no walk-ins. In rare cases, we may approve you to "pay-when-you- arrive." This is a good faith agreement . Should you not show up, for any reason, payment is still required for the service of holding your spot, preparing for your participation and turning others away who may have wanted to be there.

We will confirm your registration by email once we have received both your registration form and payment. If you have not heard from us within 5 days of mailing your check or paying with PayPal please contact us. We send you another email one week before the class to remind you it is happening and give you pertinent details of time, location etc. If you do not receive an email please contact us. Occasionally our emails go to the wrong address or land in the junk mail box and we won't know unless you get in touch. Generally a class has space until we put up the "class full" indication. However sometimes a class will fill up in the time between your mailing off a check and us receiving it. If this is the case, we will call you to notify you immediately and either return your money or apply it to another class of your choice.

You will be sent a confirmation email one week (give or take a day) before your class, with the exact location of the class. If you do not receive this email it is your responsibility to contact us to get the location of the class no later than 24 hours before the class to give us a chance to respond. Classes happen in different locations, so do not rely on anyone else to give you the location of the class, unless they are attending the same class. Please contact us directly. If you do not contact us and you cannot attend because you don't know where to go, it is considered a no show and we will not offer a credit or a refund.

Start times on classes are absolute. Please plan on arriving 10 minutes early so that we can all start together. Class end times are approximate and can run a half hour longer or shorter. Please plan accordi