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 23, 2018 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 every month)
  • Ballet Forté 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 decided to leave the program  before June, you are liable for the full year tuition. 
  • If your child misses a private lesson, it is your responsibility to contact Ballet Forté to reschedule and if you need to cancel, you need to give Ballet Forté at least 24 hours notice otherwise you will be charged for the private and no make-up lesson will occur.
  • If your child is injured, they are required to come watch class and take notes and you are still responsible for their full tuition.
  • 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 6/1/19 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 Forté's summer program. If they are attending an approved outside program, then they must attend a minimum of 2 weeks at Ballet Forté. ALL Division III dancers (this includes Div II students moving up to Div III) are required to train a minimum of 3 weeks at Ballet Forté plus an additional 1-2 weeks at an approved outside program.
  • If your dancer is not able to meet theses 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 2017 rates - subject to change)

  • Program Booster Message: $12.20
  • DVD: $42.80
  • Tickets: (2 adult @ $30 and 2 child @ $25)
  • 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)

  • Costume fee : $85+ (to be discussed with Andrea)
  • BF Coaching & Travel Fee: $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)

YAGP FEES

(based on 2017 rates - subject to change)

  • Solo dancer 
    • 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)
    • Costume fee : $85+ (to be discussed with Andrea)
    • BF Coaching and Travel Fee: $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)
    • YAGP Registration Fee: $95
    • YAGP Solo Competition Fee: $100 per solo 
  • Group Dancers
    • Costume Fee: $100
    • BF Coaching and Travel Fee: $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 Group Choreographer Fee: $400 (split evenly between dancers in a group)
    • YAGP Registration Fee: $95
    • YAGP Group Competition Fee: $35 per group piece

PURE FORM FEES

(based on 2017/18 rates - subject to change)

  • Rehearsal Fee: $250 per guest choreographer piece 
  • Costume Fee: $85 for the first costume (each additional costume is $80)
  • Workshop Fee for Div II and III Ballet Pieces: $100
  • Package Fee: $235 (includes 6 tickets, DVD & Program booster message)
  • Extra Rehearsal Fee for a Piece: $75+ per piece 

SENIOR SOLO FEES

  • Choreographer Fee: $400 per solo
  • Private Lesson Fee: $750 for 10 hr class card (may require additional lessons if choreographer deems necessary)
  • Costume Fee: $85+


Studio Rules / Dress Code




STUDIO RULES

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




DRESS CODE

  1. Ballet class dress code is mandatory (see chart above).
  2. Wear hair up neatly in a bun to all ballet classes.
  3. No street shoes or warm up clothes in class.
  4. No jewelry, except small earrings. 
  5. 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, Artistic Director, to accompany you at your pointe shoe fitting.)
  6. Division III may wear ballet skirts to MONDAY classes (sheer, a solid color, mid-thigh length or shorter).
  7. 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.)

Notes to Parents/ Guardians

  • Pick up/ drop off of students is preferred to minimize congestion in the studio (except Pre-Forte students)
  • Students picked up more than 20 minutes late are not the responsibility of Ballet Forte
  • For discussions with the director or with an instructor, please email the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Injured dancers are required to sit and observe classes
  • Please email in absences
  • For private lesson cancellations, we need a 24 hour notice. Otherwise, you will be charged for the private.
  • Please provide updated and complete medical and emergency contact information as needed
  • If your child needs to create a DVD for her/his summer auditions, please email the studio to schedule a private lesson. Depending on the requirements for the DVD, this may take from 1-1.5 hrs to complete. You are welcome to film the DVD yourself but if you are unable to, there is a separate charge for filming and DVD editing, which can be discussed