It is important that Tiernan families remain in “good standing”. Should a dancer not be properly registered or is financially behind in payments, they may be prohibited from attending classes. Please note that tuition is paid to reserve a spot in the Tiernan program. Fees are not charged based on a dancer’s presence or absence in class – tuition must be paid even if classes are missed. In addition, if a dancer chooses to take off an extended period of time for personal reasons (i.e., summer vacation, etc.), the dancer will lose their spot in the program and must re-apply at the next open registration. Severe delinquency can also affect a dancer’s ability to enter competitions, as this is not just a Tiernan policy but one of the Irish Dance Teachers Association.