BALLET ARTS POLICIES
**These guidelines are subject to change at any time based on state and local health department requirements/guidelines and best practices for our dancers and staff.**
*There will be no virtual or hybrid offerings for the 2021-2022 season.
*At this time (August 2021) Masks are optional inside and outside the classroom.
Prior to arrival:
Please do not send your dancer to class if they do not feel well, have a temperature of 100° or higher, cough, or sore throat. *If dancer exhibit symptoms of COVID they will be asked to leave.
Please have your dancer use the bathroom at home so that our restrooms are not frequented.
The dancer should come dressed in required dancewear with their dance shoes. Please limit the amount of extra “stuff” that comes to class.
Dancers should not enter the building more than 5 minutes before the start of their scheduled class.
Everyone should enter through the front door. Dancers will be excused through the through the back doors. Responsible adult should meet their dancer there.
We are strongly encouraging only the dancer enter the building. In the case of younger dancers, one adult may escort the child to their teacher.
Parents are asked to not wait in the building.
Hand sanitizer will be available at the front door, please use it before going any further into the building.
Dancers should arrive and leave with their dance clothes covered and remove extra clothing in their dance room. All personal items must be taken into the classroom and should not occupy a large amount of space. Bags cannot be left in the lobby or restrooms.
Ballet Arts will continue with enhanced cleaning protocols.
*Denotes a change from 2020-21 season.
These changes are based on current guidelines from local health officials and public school policies and may revert back to previous policies.
Payments are made quarterly. Dates are posted on the schedule. Costume payments are due January 31st.
Payments may be made in cash or by check only.
Reminder notes will go home with students, be sent via email, and posted at the studio.
Quarterly reminders will be emailed and mailed out for delinquent accounts.
There will be a $25 charge per quarter for late payments received one week after the due date.
For Preballet ages 3-6 yrs., the dancer must be the specified age for the class by September 1st.
Ballet Arts will cancel day and evening classes when Kalamazoo Public Schools are closed DUE TO WEATHER. When KPS cancels evening activities DUE TO WEATHER check at the studio and/or website for possible cancellation of evening classes.
For evening or Saturday classes check by calling the studio 345-3433 and/or the website: balletartshome.com
Each year Ballet Arts holds a student recital, and dates are posted on the schedule. A mandatory dress rehearsal is required. If the dancer does not participate in the rehearsal, he/she will not be permitted to perform.
All costume and tuition fees must be paid in full before costumes will be released to the dancer.
In the 2nd quarter, a formal RECITAL CONTRACT (not Preballet recital) will be issued requiring your signature. Each student participating in the recital will be charged a non-refundable $25 recital fee. This fee is necessary to cover recital expenses.
Dancers may opt out of the recital, but must notify the teacher BEFORE costumes are ordered in January. It is important that class attendance be consistent as teachers and dancers prepare for recital. It is appreciated if the decision to opt out of recital is communicated to the teacher early in the year. The student is responsible for payment of costumes already ordered.
There are no refunds for missed classes. These must be made up in the appropriate class (discuss with the dancer's teacher).
There is an annual, non-refundable registration fee of $15 per family. Summer registration fee is separate.
Dance Cards for adult classes are not refundable or transferrable.
Students starting within the first 4 weeks of the quarter will pay the full quarter amount.
Students starting within the last 4 weeks of the quarter will pay half the quarter amount.
Students dropping within the first 4 weeks of the quarter will pay the 4 weeks.
Students dropping within the last 4 weeks of the quarter will pay the full quarter.
Preballet: solid color leotard or dance dress, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Classical Ballet: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Tap: solid color leotard, tights or leggings, black tap shoes
Jazz: solid color leotard, tights or leggings, black jazz shoes
Character: black leotard, pink tights, character shoes (school provides character skirt)
Modern: solid color leotard, tights or leggings
Boys: white t-shirt, black tights or leggings, black dance shoes
All dancers should arrive and leave with appropriate street clothes. Dancewear should not be worn outside the building. This is for their protection.
Preballet: hair off face and neck, bun preferred
Classical Ballet: hair off face and neck, bun preferred, NO ponytails
Tap, Jazz, Modern: hair off face and neck