BALLET ARTS POLICIES
*When the dancer enters the dance room, the mask may be taken off and put with her things.
*We are strongly encouraging only the dancer to enter the building.
*Come dressed in required dancewear. Proceed to the dance room and remove shoes and any extra clothing there.
* We encourage all to use the restroom at home before arriving to the studio so the bathrooms are not frequented.
*Everyone enters through the front door and will be dismissed through the back doors.
*Dancers should not enter the building more than 5 minutes prior to scheduled class.
*If your child has a temperature or doesn’t feel well, please do not send her/him to class.
*We are discouraging physical contact between students.
*Bring water bottle and shoes in a plastic bag. Dance bags will not be allowed in the bathroom or lobby.
*Parents may not wait in the building.
*Ballet Arts will sanitize the dance room after each class.
*A waiver will need to be signed by parents before the dancer is allowed to participate.
*Ballet Arts will sanitize common areas regularly.
*Dance rooms are gridded with 6’ squares and/or an “X” in the middle to keep dancers in their own space. They will also have an area in the room to put their water and street shoes
*Hand sanitizer will be at the front door, please use it before going any further into the building. It will also be at the back doors, use it again as you exit.
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
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