Education Program Policies
Updated 6/1/22

Enrollment

Advanced enrollment is required for participation in Ballet Arkansas enrolled education programs, including full payment and completion of the 2022 education registration form. Fees are non-refundable except in the event of program cancellation. A minimum of 3 participants is required for Ballet Arkansas to hold each class/program.

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our staff and participants is our top priority. Ballet Arkansas takes the following steps to reduce the spread of communicable illness.​ Ballet Arkansas frequently consults with authorities of public health in the crafting of its Health & Safety policies.

  • Ballet Arkansas staff is fully vaccinated. 

  • At this time, masks are recommended for enrolled education programs. Ballet Arkansas may require that participants wear masks at any time, including instances where COVID-19 symptoms are present, or direct exposure to COVID-19 is suspected.

  • The use of hand sanitizer may be recommended or required, and will be accessible on site.

  • Studios shall be deep cleaned on a regular basis.

  • Studio spaces shall be equipped with air purification units

  • Participants shall screen themselves at home for the following symptoms of COVID-19 prior to traveling to Ballet Arkansas for auditions/rehearsals. If any of the symptoms below are present, or if participant has been in close contact with parties with confirmed cases of COVID-19, participant must notify Ballet Arkansas immediately upon discovery. If symptoms of COVID-19 or severe illness become present while a participant is on site for rehearsal, Ballet Arkansas shall contact the parent/emergency contact and may require immediate pickup.

    • Fever or chills

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Headache

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Sore throat

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea

 

Communication

Please email Ballet Arkansas at education@balletarkansas.org or call Ballet Arkansas at (501) 223-5150 with inquiries. Please leave a detailed voicemail and our staff will return your call at our earliest convenience.​ Ballet Arkansas will send important information from education@balletarkansas.org to the email address listed on the participant's registration form. Please check this email frequently and in the event that you are not receiving emails from Ballet Arkansas, please check your spam folder and notify Ballet Arkansas.

Parking

There is a paid, covered parking deck located directly behind The Arkansas Repertory Theater (6th and Scott St.) and a paid, uncovered lot across the street from Handle Barbershop (Best Park). Metered parking is plentiful throughout downtown Little Rock and is free before 8am and after 6pm Monday-Friday and is free on the weekends. The ParkMobile app is used to purchase street parking in Downtown Little Rock. Parents may use the drop-off & pick-up drive way in front of Cranford Co. on Main Street for classes at Ballet Arkansas.

Injury

Dance is an athletic activity that presents the risk of illness or injury. Participants with pre-existing injuries, chronic conditions, or who are under medical supervision should notify Ballet Arkansas prior to the start of classes. Examples of chronic conditions may include asthma, tendonitis, diabetes type 2, severe allergies, etc. Participants are encouraged to take as much of each class possible, modifying exercises as needed under the supervision of our staff. In the event of an injury, basic first aid shall be provided to program participants (i.e. ice, band aids). In the event of severe injury, Ballet Arkansas shall immediately notify the emergency contact listed on each participant’s registration and shall proceed with further action as needed. The safety and wellbeing of all participants is our first priority.

Common dance injuries include: muscle cramping and/or muscle spasm, ligament tear/strain, tendonitis, sprain, dislocation, stress-reaction or fracture, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, blisters, ingrown toenails, corns, fatigue, and heat exhaustion.

Code of Conduct

Ballet Arkansas programs should be a positive experience for participants, their families, and for Ballet Arkansas. Ballet Arkansas expects all persons associated with its programs to follow all program policies and to conduct themselves in a positive and courteous manner when interacting with the staff, volunteers, and participants that are a part of Ballet Arkansas' education programs. Persons associated with Ballet Arkansas programs shall be expected to refrain from the following behaviors and activities without exception;

 

  • Aggressive, derogatory, or lewd communication

  • Discriminatory or demeaning language

  • Sexual harassment 

  • Disrespect of the personal space or privacy of others 

  • Acts of violence or threats of harm to individuals or property

  • Bullying 

  • Theft 

  • The spread of defamatory information 

Participants/guardians who engage in these activities shall be promptly dismissed from their enrolled program and may be subject to criminal prosecution to the full extent of the law.