Yes- of course I meant the woman in charge did this on purpose.
I asked her directly what cost was involved and was told just 5$ a class then it was also $35 for the sign up- then we get there and she hands us all this binder with 200 worth of stuff we have the option to buy. So it is an option- but everyone else is getting the uniform so I will have to find a way to come up with the money because DD is not going to be the only one without a uniform. There is an option for a fundraiser. Selling Krispy Kreme donuts- 30 dozen of them to get the uniform. I am not from this town and do not know 30 people I could sell this to.
Everyone was floored at the first class and even more floored last night when she increased the cost of the uniform by another $3. Which is not alot- but really - is the class price going to go up to? That is a concern of mine.
She intentionally told us it was going to be $5 a class. She said nothing about competitions. She said that it came with shirts and a poms and a hair bow. ( now it does not even come with the hair bow and we are required to buy that too). I thought it would be a nice little activity to do with dd over the summer and I could afford $5 a week- and then scrambled for the $35.
I asked yesterday when they would be wearing the uniforms and what was scheduled they would be performing at. She said she has called the schools in the area to see if they can do football and basketball games etc for the high schools and they will also perform in parades and then in the spring they will compete maybe in some competitions. So why are we getting uniforms if we have no scheduled events to wear uniforms to?
She also now wants the whole months tuition paid up front at the first of the month( 20 a month) but not what she initially required- she wanted $5 per class.
DD is having fun with it but I really do wish that she had told me the TOTAL cost and what was involved before signing her up. She portrayed it as a nice little class not something that would require uniforms and special shoes.
this lady was a cheerleader in high school and runs a photography business. I am not pleased with this at all and am trying to decide how to handle it. I do not want to get dd involved with a woman I can not trust. There is another program in my town that does cheer and is reputable and been in business a long time.
I of course would prefer for dd to not be involved with cheer lol- as its sooo not my thing- but I want to support her in what she wants to do. I just wish this woman had disclosed this information to me when I asked instead of us getting our girls there and then having the option to either come up with the money or tell our daughters no- and I just don't want to do that- as my daughter is having fun.