VFA CLUB AND CLASS FEES
SPECIAL OFFER: Any family with 3 or more immediate family members in the club gets free equipment rental for Level 1 classes!
All fees cover unlimited participation at both locations the full term, are NONREFUNDABLE (an advance visit to the club is recommended to make sure that this sport and this club are a good fit for you), and are due at the first practice of each 10-week term. Total for Level 1 foil student with equipment rental is $140, as described below.
- Pre-paid 10 week term (only option for Level 1 foil and anyone renting equipment): $100
- 10-class punch card (must have own equipment, good for Level 2 and 3 classes only): $120
- 5-class punch card (must have own equipment, good for Level 2 and 3 classes only): $65
- Private lesson (must have own equipment, may not use punch card, schedule directly with coaches Viveka or Geoff): $20 for 20 minutes
Equipment is available for rent on a first-come first-served basis, depending on size needs, and must be reserved in advance. Equipment use is free for third and subsequent family members joining the club.Full set (mask, jacket, glove, foil) $20 per term.
Alternatively, new fencers may purchase their own equipment for approximately $130 per set. Call or e-mail for ordering information.
Covers operating expenses: $10 per term, or $25 prepaid for the entire season (3 terms).
US Fencing Association Membership
All students are required to be USFA members in order for the VFA to be eligible for insurance through the USFA's member club program. Fortunately, the USFA offers a noncompetitive membership for the reasonable price of $10 per year. The fee is included in the $140 total for Level 1 students, and new club members will fill in the appropriate paperwork at their first class of the season. All returning club members, whether competitive fencers or recreational or youth (age 12-) using noncompetitive membership, must renew their membership on line prior to the first practice (including preseason). You may begin the season as a noncompetitive member and upgrade to competitive status at any time. All memberships expire July 31 annually, so those who pay USFA dues in the fall or winter may continue through the season without needing to pay again.
Unanticipated cancellations will be rescheduled. Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE, but if you withdraw from a class after attending 5 or fewer sessions, you are entitled to a 50% discount the following term (does not apply to those using punch cards). Once again, we strongly urge prospective club members to visit first. We would rather have you decide that fencing really doesn't appeal to you as much as you had thought, or that the atmosphere of the club doesn't work well for you, than to have you pay to reserve a place in a class and then feel disappointed!
We set aside a portion of our annual funds raised to provide partial scholarships for students for whom our fees are a significant obstacle to participation. Please request financial aid when registering for classes.