Studio Policies

Tuition is due by the 10th of the 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 Etter and make provisions for the payment of the account. Tuition can by paid by the semester with a $15 discount.

Two or more students per family can deduct $5 from their total monthly tuition. No refunds are given for classes missed because of illness or vacation 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.

Checks, the preferred method of payment, 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. Please use the payment booklets available at registration for tuition payments.


We begin the school year after Labor Day and end with our recital in the latter part of May. Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break will be listed on the back cover of the tuition payment booklet. We do not take additional AISD holidays or teacher work days. In case of bad weather or teacher absence, you will be notified by phone, on our website or a note posted on the door. Information can usually be obtained by calling our voicemail at 325-675-0303.

Class Placement

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.