Ballet Abilene Tuition, Studio Policies & Dress Code
1 Lesson Weekly
2 Lessons Weekly
3 Lessons Weekly
4 Lessons Weekly
5 Lessons Weekly
Tuition is invoiced via email on the first of each month and is considered late by the 15th of that month. Two months without payment results in the student's suspension from the class. If for some reason you cannot make the payment, please contact Lisa Gore and make provisions for the payment of the account. There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee paid annually at the time of registration.
Two or more students per family will receive a $5 family discount from their total monthly tuition. No refunds are given for classes missed because of illness, vacation or inclement weather since classes can and should be made up. Any student who stops taking lessons after the first day of the month must pay for the entire month. If a student quits classes, Ballet Abilene must be notified immediately.
We prefer that tuition be paid online as you receive your invoice on the first of each month. If you must write a check, it should be made out to Ballet Abilene and include the student's name on the memo line of the check. There is a charge of $50 for the processing of returned checks.
We begin the school year after Labor Day and end with our recital in the latter part of May. We take the same Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break as AISD. We do not take any additional AISD holidays or teacher work days. In case of bad weather or teacher absence, you will be notified by text, email, on our website/social media pages and/or a note posted on the door.
Students are placed in classes according to age, ability and previous training. Students do not necessarily move into a different class each year, as in school. In ballet, we are educating muscles as well as minds, and muscles develop at different rates, as do children. Please leave placement up to the teacher!
Student progress is our most valued asset! Progress cannot be attained with a "drop-in, drop-out" attitude on the part of students or parents. It takes years to develop an accomplished dancer, but it can happen with the right attitude, perseverance, desire, and a little talent.
COLOR SPECIFIC DRESS CODE LIST
Baby Ballet (3&4's) - light pink leotard, (attached ballet skirts or tutus are acceptable), pink tights, pink ballet shoes
Ballet I (5&6's) - light blue leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, no skirts
Ballet II (7&8's) - lavender leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, no skirts
Junior I (9&10's) - turquoise leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, no skirts
Junior II (11) - plum leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, no skirts
Senior I & II - black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (skirts are acceptable)
Tap - leotard, pink tights, black tap shoes (dance shorts worn over leotard and tights are allowed but not required)
Jazz - leotard, pink tights, black jazz shoes (dance shorts worn over leotard and tights are allowed but not required)
GENERAL DRESS CODE REQUIREMENTS
Proper dancewear is required.
Hair should be neatly fixed in a bun. For little ones with hair too short to secure in a ballet bun, hair should just be pulled back from the dancer's face and secured with a barrette or in a ponytail.
No jewelry shall be worn to class other than small stud earrings, please.
Make sure to label all dance shoes with the dancer's name.
Dancers must wear a cover-up when coming to and from the studio.
Dance shoes must never be worn outside of the studio. Bring them in a dance bag.
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