Pre-Forte Division
This is a creative movement class for students 3 to 5 years old. Pre-Forte students are introduced to the basics of ballet technique.

Apprentice I, II & III Division
This is our introduction class for students 4 to 9 years old with some previous dance experience.  Apprentice students learn about the fundamentals of ballet such as turn out, placement, and basic techniques.

Division IA
This is an introduction into our conservatory program for students interested in testing the waters, by studying a bit more intensely, but are not yet ready to participate in all that Div 1 entails. This is for dancers who have basic ballet training. Students build on basic techniques and begin learning more sophisticated methods. The focus is on developing strong alignment, learning terminology, proper use of rotation, and articulation in the feet.

Division I
Division I is for dancers who have basic ballet training. Students build on basic techniques and begin learning more sophisticated methods.

Division II
Division II dancers have had a significant amount of ballet training. Their ballet technique training is more advanced. Pointe is introduced to students who are evaluated by the director to be physically and mentally ready for this challenge with the focus on building strength. Barre work is generally done en pointe for those who are ready. Center work is done on flat, but the emphasis of the class is to build strength eventually graduating to executing pointe work off the barre.

Division III
Division III is for our advanced dancers and is now split into two different tracts: classical and contempory. Barre work is done en pointe as is the majority of the center work. The technique is complex and challenging for even the most achieved dancer.

Classical: This tract focuses on classical technique training with additional work in classical partnering and variations.

Contemporary: This tract offers training in advanced ballet techniques along with a greater focus on contemporary movement/partnering and choreography.

Tap Class
In this full season course, we offer a beginner (open to 6-9 year olds), intermediate and advanced class (open to Div I - III students).

Theater Dance Class
Open to all Div II & III students.  In this full season course, students will work on classical jazz technique while learning original choreography from the Broadway stage and film. (*Note - class is limited to 10 dancers and is on a first come first serve basis.)

Private Lessons
Ballet Forte NJ offers a schedule of private lessons. In this time, students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with an instructor to work on technique and corrections they have received in their classes. We also hold privates for non-Ballet Forte NJ students to aid them in auditions, tap, jazz, ballet, or general stage presence.

Gyrotonic Private Lessons
In addition to ballet and modern, we also offer Gyrotonic private lessons.

Adult Ballet
This is a basic beginner/intermediate technique class with stretching and easy center combinations for adults.


Tuition & Payments

• The FIRST month tuition is non-refundable if your child does not participate in the 2017-2018 season.
• There will be additional workshops, performances and competitions offered throughout the season. These fees (which include, but not limited to: costumes, competition entry fees, both Ballet Forte and competition workshops, all Nutcracker, In Studio and Pure Form fees) are NOT included in your tuition. Please remember to budget for these additional expenses (see next section).
Ballet Forte Payment & Late Fee Policy: Everyone that registers at Ballet Forte must pay by CC and are required to fill out a CC Authorization form (page 3 of the registration form). If your payment is declined or not received, there will be a $50 a week late charge until the payment is rectified.

Policies

• If you choose the monthly payment plan (as opposed to paying in full), September and June tuition (this includes private lesson/additional class tuition) will be charged on August 24, 2017 to ensure that ALL tuition balances will be paid before the In Studio/Pure Form performances (Oct-May payments will be charged on the 1st of the month).
• Ballet Forte is a full year program which requires a full year commitment. Tuition quoted is for a full year attendance, this includes private lessons. If your child decides to leave the program before June, you are liable for the full year tuition.
• If your child is injured, they are required to come watch their classes and take notes and you are still responsible for their full tuition.
• If your child misses a private lesson, it is your responsibility to contact Ballet Forte to reschedule and if you need to cancel, you need to give Ballet Forte at least a 24 hour notice, otherwise you will be charged for the private and no make-up lesson will occur.
• No dancer will receive their In Studio/Pure Form costumes until their tuition is paid in full and if you have a tuition balance as of May 7, 2018, your child will not be permitted to participate in the In Studio performance or the Pure Form performance.
• In order to be eligible to remain in the conservatory program, ALL Division I and II dancers (this includes App II & III dancers moving up to Div I) are required to train a minimum of 3 weeks at Ballet Forte‚Äôs summer program. If they are attending an approved outside program, then they must attend a minimum of 2 weeks at Ballet Forte. ALL Division III dancers (this includes Div II dancers moving up to Div III) are required to train a minimum of 3 weeks at Ballet Forte plus an additional 1-2 weeks at an approved outside program.
• If your dancer is not able to meet these summer requirements because of scheduling conflicts, then you are required to set up a private lesson schedule in lieu of the summer intensives.


Additional Fees

NUTCRACKER PACKAGE FEE - $285* (based on 2016 rates - subject to change next year)
• Program Booster Message: $12.20
• DVD: $42.80
• Tickets (2 adult @ $30 & 2 child @ $25): $110
• Group Rehearsal Fee: $120
* Costume Fee: $70+ (based on one costume and in addition to the $285 Package fee)

ASH FEES (based on 2017 rates - subject to change next year)
Solo Dancer
• Costume Fee: $85+ (to be discussed with Andrea & due date TBD)
• BF Coaching/Travel Fees: $115 (depending on amount of solo dancers attending but even if dancer is in an additional piece, they will still only pay ONE coaching/travel fee)
• BF Solo Choreographer Fee: $400 (this only applies to contemporary & if solo has been performed previously, this is waived because you have already paid it)
• ASH Solo Competition Fee: $100 per solo
• ASH Workshop Fee: $245
• ASH Workshop Parent Pass: $40 (optional)
• ASH Release & Waiver Of Liability Agreement (this form must be completed by each dancer, teacher, studio representative and observer)

NYCDA FEES (based on 2015 rates - subject to change next year)
Solo Dancer
• BF Solo Choreographer Fee: $400
• BF Solo Private Lesson Fee: $750 for 10 hr card
• NYCDA Solo Competition Entry Fee: $110
• Costume Fee: $85+ (to be discussed with Andrea)
• BF Coaching/Travel Fees: $195 (even if dancer is in an additional piece, they will still only pay ONE coaching/travel fee)
Duet/Trio Dancers
• BF Duet/Trio Choreographer Fee: $400 (split evenly between dancers in a duet or trio)
• BF Duet/Trio Private Lesson Fee: $750 for 10 hr card (split evenly between dancers in a duet or trio)
• NYCDA Duet/Trio Competition Entry Fee: $60
• Costume Fee: $75
• BF Coaching/Travel Fees: $195 (depending on amount of solo dancers attending but even if dancer is in an additional piece, they will still only pay ONE coaching/travel fee)
Group Dancers
• BF Group Rehearsal Fee: $100
• NYCDA Group Competition Entry Fee: $45
• Costume Fee: $100
• BF Coaching/Travel Fees: $230 (depending on amount of dancers in piece but even if dancer is in an additional piece, they will still only pay ONE coaching/travel fee)
Solo/Duet/Trio AND Group Dancers (in addition to fees above)
• NYCDA Workshop Fee: $225-250 (based on age group)
• NYCDA Workshop Parent Pass: $45 (optional)

YAGP FEES (based on 2017 rates - subject to change next year)
Solo Dancer
• Costume Fee: $85+ (to be discussed with Andrea & due date TBD)
• BF Coaching/Travel Fees: $490 (depending on amount of solo dancers attending but even if dancer is in an additional piece, they will still only pay ONE coaching/travel fee)
• BF Solo Choreographer Fee: $400 (this only applies to contemporary & if solo has been performed previously, this is waived because you have already paid it)
• YAGP Registration Fee: $95
• YAGP Solo Competition Fee: $100 per solo
Group Dancers
• Costume Fee: $100 per group piece
• BF Coaching/Travel Fees: $490 (depending on amount of dancers in piece but even if dancer is in an additional piece, they will still only pay ONE coaching/travel fee)
• BF Group Choreographer Fee: $400 (split evenly between dancers in a group)
• YAGP Registration Fee: $95
• YAGP Group Fee: $35 per group piece

PURE FORM FEES (based on 2017 rates - subject to change next year)
• Rehearsal Fee: $250 per guest choreographer piece (for senior solo fees - see below)
• Costume Fee: $85 for first costume (each additional costume is $80)
• Workshop Fee for Div II & III Ballet Pieces: $85
• Package Fee: $205 (includes 6 tickets, DVD & program booster message)
• Extra Rehearsal Fee for a Piece: $75+ per piece (determined by Andrea Kramer)

SENIOR SOLO FEES
• Choreographer Fee: $400 per solo
• Private Lesson Fee: $750 for 10 hr card (may require additional lessons if choreographer deems necessary)
• Costume Fee: $85+ (to be discussed with Andrea)

STUDIO RULES
• Arrive promptly to class (late students will be asked to observe class).
• No talking during class, please raise your hand for questions.
• No food or drinks in class, except water bottles.
• No leaning on the barre during class.
• Ask permission to use the restroom (unless it’s an emergency).
• Hold finishing positions until the instructor indicates you may stop.
• Give instructor full attention.
• Teasing and gossip will NOT be tolerated.

DRESS CODE
• Ballet class dress code is mandatory (see chart below).
• Wear hair up neatly in a bun to all ballet classes.
• No street or warm up clothes in class.
• No jewelry, except small stud earrings.
• New pointe shoes must be checked by Artistic Director, Andrea Kramer, before being worn to class. (There is a $75 consultation fee if you wish for Andrea to accompany you at your pointe shoe fitting.)
• Division III may wear ballet skirts to Monday classes (sheer, a solid color, mid-thigh length or shorter).
• Modern & Conditioning class attire: black leggings or fitted yoga pants over a solid colored leo (NO t-shirts or shorts), knee pads, hair off of face (bun, pony tail, braid, or pig tails).

*All items (except belt) available at www.dancewearsolutions.com
*Hip Alignment Belt available at www.discountdance.com (can choose any color)

DIVISION

LEOTARD

TIGHTS

HIP ALIGNMENT BELT

Raindance 3/4" Adjustable #62ADJ

SHOES

Bloch Pro Elastic Split-Sole #S0621

Pre-Forte

Balera CL1270C in Pink

Pink seamed

No

Ballet Slippers

Apprentice
I & II

Balera MT757 or MT757N in Lemon

Pink seamed

Yes

Ballet Slippers

Apprentice III

Balera MT757 or MT757N in Violet

Pink seamed

Yes

Ballet Slippers

IA & I

Balera MT757 or MT757N in Royal Blue

Theatrical pink, seamed, convertible

Yes

Ballet Slippers

II

Balera MT757 or MT757N in Dark Teal Theatrical pink, seamed, convertible & knee pads Yes Ballet Slippers & Pointe Shoes

III (Classical & Contemporary)

Black leo
(any style)

Theatrical pink, seamed, convertible & knee pads

Yes

Ballet Slippers & Pointe Shoes

Modern & Conditioning (all levels)

Solid colored leo
(any style or color)

Black leggings or fitted yoga pants & knee pads
(NO t-shirts or shorts)

No

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Male Dancers

White T-Shirt

Black dance pants or shorts

No

Black ballet slippers

NOTES TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS
• Pick-up/drop-off of students is preferred to minimize congestion in studio (except Pre-Forte students).
• Students picked up more than 20 minutes late are not the responsibility of Ballet Forte NJ at Wings Conservatory, Inc.
• For discussions with the director or with an instructor, please email the office to schedule an appointment.
• Injured dancers are encouraged to sit and observe classes.
• Please email in absences.
• For private lesson cancellations, we need at least 24 hours notice. Otherwise, you will be charged for the private.
• Please provide updated and complete medical and emergency information as needed.