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(Link to 2016 Enrollment Form in PDF
You will not see our class schedules posted online or in our written
materials. However, on the website, the page entitled "Classes" describes each
type of class, class structure, ages, prerequisites, concurrent requirements,
Because all classes have strictly enforced size limits, many are full before
the school year begins, and have a waiting list. Our teaching staff will be
happy to discuss proper class placement and available classes when you enroll.
Although many dance schools post schedules online and otherwise widely distribute
them, we do not because we put the security of our
student body before any convenience factors.
All class placement is at the discretion of the Director.
Ballet Academy of Warrenton is a traditional, classical ballet training school.
As such, we do not have "sessions" of classes; we have a school year
that generally follows the Fauquier County Public Schools calendar - late August
through mid-June; and a summer school, which is generally 6 - 9 weeks long.
Enrollment for the school year opens to the general public in late
July. Enrollment will be held several times in August. Times and dates for each
enrollment will be advertised on our website, in Discover, and in various
Enrollment for our summer dance programs opens to the general public as soon as
public announcements appear, usually around April 1. Times and dates will be
advertised in the same sources listed in the previous paragraph.
and Pick-up: Parents
of students ages 2-9 are expected to come into the studio to drop-off students
before class and pick-up after class; we do not provide child care services.
Classes: The Academy
may cancel classes due to inclement weather; an email or text will be sent at
least 2 hours prior to the start of classes as well as be posted on our website
and Facebook page, and a message will be on the studio voicemail. The Director
will post a makeup schedule for all classes missed due to weather conditions on
the bulletin board in the Academy lobby.
and seating is minimal; observation is limited to PARENTS ONLY.
Observation week classes are a classroom dance education setting, therefore,
please do not bring siblings unable to
through the lesson.
Spring Concert: All
students are invited to participate in our Annual Spring Concert. Information
about the concert will be made available at the beginning of March 2016. Every
participating student pays a theater rental fee plus $25 per costume; we do NOT
charge for tickets - families are welcome to bring as many guests as they
would like; the more the merrier! Performance fees are due in April.
& Make-Up Classes:
Students should contact the academy if they will be absent from class. If a
class is missed and the student wishes to attend a make-up class, arrangements
should be made in advance by contacting your instructor to determine the day and
time of a similar class.
dance shoes are to be worn outside the Ballet Academy - Not even “Just from the
car into the school.” Those few steps pick up chemicals, oils, and auto fluids
leaked onto the parking lot, plus dirt and debris; all of these deteriorate our
dance floors. If you wear dance shoes outside the studio, they become street
shoes, which are not allowed on the studio floors.
Students must be regular and punctual in their class attendance. If a student
will arrive more than 15 minutes late, he/she should plan to do a make-up class
because they will not have proper time to warm-up and run the risk of becoming
injured. Students who arrive after the completion of warm-ups may be asked to
observe that class at the discretion of the teacher.
Fees: A late fee of
$25.00 will be added to any tuition account which is paid after the 15th of the
month. Students whose tuition is more than 30 days late will be dropped from the
$30.00 fee will be added to your account for any check which is returned by your
bank for insufficient funds.
Tuition and fees are non-refundable. Refunds will not be given for days missed
due to absences, holidays or weather-related closings. Credit may be given in
the event of a medical emergency and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Fee: There is
a one-time enrollment fee of $30.00 for new students, payable when you enroll.
This “one-time” policy applies only if a student remains continuously
enrolled. If you drop and later re-enroll, the $30.00 charge is re-applied.
Students may enroll
in classes through September 30 unless transferring from another dance school.
Classes for our youngest dancers ages 2-4 years accept enrollment through April
30. Classes for dancers ages 5-6 accept enrollment through February 1.
for a dance discipline has many similarities to academic and athletic training.
Skills must be built incrementally, and the more time devoted to study, the
higher the level of learning. For instance, if a child devotes only one hour per
week to learning mathematics, it will take far longer to reach Algebra I than if
that same child devotes one hour every day to studying mathematics. If the child
studies year around instead of taking all summer off each year, they will be
ready for Algebra I before most of their classmates. Children with a natural
aptitude for mathematics will also achieve a higher skill level faster and with
greater ease than some others. And no child, no matter how great the natural
aptitude and talent, can master long division until they have mastered addition,
subtraction, and multiplication. It is important for parents to understand each
student progresses through dance education at his / her own pace.
This means a student
will not necessarily move to the next level each year, as any number of factors
affect the learning of a physical skill like dance. Most students at Ballet
Academy spend more than one school year in each level, especially in our ballet
classes. It is of
paramount importance that a student is placed in a level appropriate to his /
her age and physical strength. A student who is advanced a level before be
fully ready will miss valuable training, struggle in the next level, and face an
increased risk of injury during that struggle.