~A completed registration form is a condition for enrollment. (Does not apply to open classes.)
~Registration is available online or in person.
~Once the registration form is received, parents/guardians will be emailed regarding class enrollment options.
~A registration fee of $25 per student, or $50 per family, will be charged.
~Tuition during the school year will be charged monthly and is due the first of each month.
~Payment can be made in person or online through the Parent Portal of our secure studio software.
~An AutoPay option is also available for your convenience through the Parent Portal.
~Families receive a 10% tuition discount.
~A $25 late fee will be assessed if payment is received after the tenth of the month.
~Tuition for the summer session and for dance camps will be charged at the beginning of those sessions.
Tuition is set based on the cost of operating the school, not on a "per class taught" or "per class attended" basis. Although the Academy bills on a monthly basis for convenience for the majority of the year, these payments are not based on the number of classes in the month; instead they represent a series of equal payments on a session's total tuition.
Tuition will not be refunded for missed classes. Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes, as ballet education is a cumulative process and regular attendance is vital to proper training. A missed class can be made up within one month of the absence. If a student is unable to attend class for a protracted length of time due to injury or illness, please contact the Ballet Academy immediately.
If a student decides to withdraw from full enrollment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by the 26th of the last month of participation. Tuition will continue to accrue until notification is received.
Students will be notified in advance of any canceled or rescheduled classes, and of all holiday breaks.
Level Placement Policy
~Students are placed into levels based on age, developmental level, and ability as determined by the director.
~Advancement will normally occur after the spring term, but could occur sooner or even be delayed based on the student's classroom progress.
~Additionally, please note that some levels are designed for students to be in them for at least two years.
Pointe Work Pre-Requisites
~Students must be at least 11 years old.
~Students must have completed at least two years of ballet training, and must demonstrate correct posture and alignment when standing and moving. Students' feet, ankles, and legs must be aligned and strong enough to support the dancer on pointe.
~The first pair of pointe shoes must be fitted carefully by a professional, in person.
Safe Environment Rules
~There is limited access to our studio for the safety of students and staff.
~Students will be allowed entry 15 minutes prior to their class start time, and should be picked up promptly afterward.
~Students should come into the studio space already dressed for class.
~Students age 9 and under may be escorted in by a parent or caregiver, but once the student is in line for class, the parent/caregiver must exit.
~Masks are optional.
Due to the physical nature of dance, hands-on adjustment is used as a regular and important teaching tool. Touch cues guide dance students in understanding body placement and muscle usage. If parents or students are uncomfortable with this method of instruction, please inform the director prior to the first class.
~Dance is an art form that demands concentration and discipline. Students are expected to work within such a framework, and be attentive and respectful of the instructor and the other students.
~Be prompt for class. Any student who arrives more than ten minutes after the class has started will be asked to observe that class.
~Be dressed properly for class. Students not adhering to the dress code, including hair and shoe requirements, will be asked to observe.
~No gum, food, or drink inside the classroom. Water bottles are acceptable.
~Use the restroom before entering class.
~Show respect for classroom equipment, including the barres, mirrors, sound equipment, and any props or costumes that be in the area.
~The classroom is a learning environment. Questions are encouraged. Class disruption and excessive talking are discouraged.