Please have your child arrive five minutes prior to class start time, dressed in proper attire, shoes and hairstyle (ballet). Proper technical warm-ups are done at the beginning of class and are vital to preventing injuries.
Ballet: For girls taking ballet or ballet combo class, you must wear the uniform black leotard with Ballet At The Park logo, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair must be worn in a bun, with bangs pinned back and out of your face. Boys at all levels must wear white T-shirts or tank, black tights or pants, white ankle socks and black or white ballet slippers.
Contemporary/Jazz: We recommend that dancers wear comfortable clothes or dancewear that will allow them to move, but is not too baggy that the instructor cannot see proper body movement. Bare feet are acceptable in class, but dancers may wear jazz shoes, Pirouettes, socks or Foot Undeez, if they prefer.
Ballet at the Park is not a daycare or babysitting service. Dancers are not to arrive any earlier than 15 minutes prior to class. When one class ends, another starts: teachers are not responsible for watching students once class has been dismissed. Students are not permitted to wait outside for rides.
Ballet at the Park reserves the right to combine classes, change times, provide replacement teachers and cancel or combine any class with 5 or less students.
If a student would like to add a class after they are already enrolled, they are welcome to do a free trial class. The student must inform the instructor ahead of time to let her know that he/she is interested in trying a class. The instructor will make arrangements, based on class schedule and availability. After the free trial class, please see Miss Vilma to add the class to your schedule. Extra tuition associated with the new schedule will be due upon the addition of the class and will be prorated, if it is in the middle of the month.
Ballet at the Park invites parents every once in a while to a quick show at the very end of class. Parents are always notified in advance, via email. The studio will also have a year-end recital at a nearby theatre. Students will rehearse for the recital within their class time. We ask that students do not miss their class/rehearsal to not lose their spot in the performance.
All students are evaluated in their first lesson for class level placement. Returning students are placed in their proper level upon registration in the fall. The instructor reserves the right to move a student up or down a level.