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Education Program

Policies

Enrollment 

Advanced enrollment is required for participation in Ballet Arkansas's enrolled classes. This includes the completion of a registration form for each student and registration fees may apply. Fees are non-refundable except in the event of class cancellation. A minimum enrollment of 3 participants is required per class. 

Sessi

Session Dates

Summer Session 2023 | June 12 - July 28

Fall Session 2023 | August 28 - December 16

Spring Session 2024 | January 8 - May 18

Holiday Closings

Ballet Arkansas is closed in observance of Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve/Day, Spring Break and Memorial Day. Please login to the parent portal to view a details calendar of class dates.

No Class Dates
Summer Session 2023 | Ballet Arkansas will not hold classes on July 3-9, 2023.

Fall Session 2023 | Ballet Arkansas will not hold classes on September 4-9, October 9-14, November 20-25, and December 4-9, 2023.

Spring Session 2024 | No class dates coming soon.

Payment Information

Fall/Spring Classes for Children & Pre-professionals: Upon completing registration, you will pay a $15 registration fee. Tuition for each session is divided into 4 equal installments and is due on the 1st of the month in September - December (fall session) and January - April (spring session). Each monthly installment will be posted to your account within 2 weeks of the due date, and you will be able to pay online at your convenience. Enrolled students are required to pay the full session tuition. If a student withdraws before the end of the semester, they will be responsible for the remainder of the tuition.

 

Adult & Summer Classes: Adult and Summer classes are enrolled by the month. By registering for monthly classes you are automatically enrolled in subsequent months, with the option to withdraw from this automatic enrollment prior to the 1st of the month. Class tuition will be due on the 1st of each month. Each monthly installment is based on the number of classes that month. Each installment will be posted to your account within 2 weeks of the due date, and you will be able to pay online at your convenience.

 

Payment Methods & Auto Draft

Pay online at https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/balletarkansas or mail a check, made out to Ballet Arkansas, to PO Box 941, Little Rock, AR 72203. Please make sure checks and online payments are received by the first of the month or your account will be debited for the monthly installment. Students/Parents may pay for the entire fall session in advance and must inform Ballet Arkansas at education@balletarkansas.org if they would like to pay in advance.

Fees

A late fee of $20 will be charged on payments received 10+ days after the due date. Students will still be liable for outstanding balances due to Ballet Arkansas even if a stop-payment has been issued or an account has a closed account. In these instances, students may be charged an additional $25 collection fee per occurrence and any other legal fees deemed necessary by Ballet Arkansas in the collection of these funds

 

Withdrawal Period

Classes for Children & Pre-professionals: A 30 day withdrawal notice is required prior to the 1st of the month to withdraw from classes at Ballet Arkansas, and this notice must be given within the first 7 days of the monthly withdrawal period.  Students must provide Ballet Arkansas with notice of intent to withdraw from classes in writing by email to education@balletarkanas.org. Notice of withdrawal will not be accepted by phone. Students enrolled in a session are required to pay the full session tuition. If a student withdraws before the end of the session, they will be responsible for the remainder of the tuition.

Adult & Summer Classes: Adult classes are enrolled by the month or for the full session. By registering for monthly classes, Students are automatically enrolled in subsequent months and have the option to withdraw from classes at any point prior to the 1st of the month.

Communication

Please email Ballet Arkansas at education@balletarkansas.org or call Ballet Arkansas at (501) 223-5150 with inquiries about classes. If we are assisting other customers, 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 each student'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.

 

Code of Conduct

Participation in Ballet Arkansas's enrolled classes should be a positive experience for all involved. Students engaged in activities contrary to the code of conduct below shall be promptly dismissed from the program. 

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative

  • Seek amicable solutions to conflict

  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech

  • Respect the belongings and personal space of others

  • Abstain from bullying and threats of violence

  • Refrain from the use of defamatory language

  • Do not disseminate unverified information to third parties

  • Do not speak on behalf of the organization, its employees, sponsors, or affiliates

  • Do not carry firearms to Ballet Arkansas

  • Refrain from the use of alcohol and controlled substances while engaged in classes

Students/Parents who engage in these activities shall be promptly dismissed from their enrolled program and may be subject to criminal prosecution.
 

 

Arrival & Departure
Students should arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of each class, prepared and in the appropriate attire. The facility will be open 10 minutes prior to the start of the day's first class. Students should be picked up within 10 minutes of the end of their class time. If late pick-up is expected, please notify Ballet Arkansas at the earliest opportunity.

Lobby

Parent/guardians may wait in the common space at the 6th Street entrance during class time. Please note that the 6th Street entrance will be locked at the start of class time. Parents/guardians will not be permitted to enter the studio during class time, except in the instance of emergency.

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 8 am and after 6 pm Monday-Friday and on weekends. The ParkMobile app is used to purchase street parking in Downtown Little Rock. Parents may use the convenient drop-off & pick-up driveway in front of Cranford Co. (512 Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72201). As this is a public driveway, please keep traffic moving and do not park in this drop off zone.

Absence/Early Departure
Please notify Ballet Arkansas in the event of an anticipated absence by logging into your account and logging an absence in "Attendance" under Quicklinks or by emailing education@balletarkansas.org at the earliest opportunity. Refunds will not be issued for absences. Students are not allowed to leave the building at any time during classes without consent from a parent or legal guardian. Students may make-up lessons with another class of the same or lower level within the same month.


 

Inclement Weather Policy
In instances of inclement weather that will require the cancellation class, Ballet Arkansas will notify affected students by email. Students unsure of whether or not their class is canceled can call 501-223-5150 or email education@balletarkansas.org for updates.

 

 

Classroom Policies
Classroom policies are designed to create a safe and optimal environment for learning. Please review these policies with your child. Staff will assist all students with classroom policies.

  • Students shall follow all posted guidelines and the instructions of the staff at all times.

  • Students shall be respectful of their instructor, fellow Students, and the facility at all times.

  • Students shall participate fully in class when asked to participate.

  • Students shall raise their hand to ask questions and refrain from talking during class.

  • Students shall not hang on the studio barres.

  • Students shall not run in the studio or common areas.

  • Students shall thank their teacher after class.

  • Gum, food and drinks (other than water) are not allowed in the dance studio and should be kept in the Student's dance bag until the designated snack/lunch break.

  • Students shall let their teacher know as soon as possible if they are experiencing any problems or difficulties in the classroom. Bullying will not be tolerated at any time and may result in disciplinary action and removal from the program.

 

Cell Phones & Personal Belongings

Cell phones and other electronic devices should be set to "silent" during class times and stored with student's personal belongings. Students will be allowed to check their phones between classes for emergency purposes. There will be a designated area for students to store their belongings during class. Students are encouraged to leave valuables at home. Ballet Arkansas is not liable for lost, stolen items, or damaged items.

Health & Safety

Ballet Arkansas frequently consults with authorities of public health in the crafting of its Health & Safety policies. 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 staff is vaccinated. 

  • 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.

  • Ballet Arkansas may require that participants wear masks at any time, including instances when symptoms of communicable illness are present or suspected. 

Participants/staff who have been exposed to persons diagnosed with COVID-19, Flu or RSV or who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, Flu or RSV should contact education@balletarkansas.org or (501) 223-5150 immediately. Participants shall be notified of updates to Ballet Arkansas's Health & Safety policies by email.​


 

Dress Code

  • Adult Students: form-fitting athletic wear or traditional ballet attire (leotards, tights, skirts, warm-ups) with ballet slippers

  • K-12 Students: Black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers, or flesh-toned tights and flesh-toned slippers. Skirts are optional for Pre-pointe/Pointe, Variations, Creative Movement. Warm-ups and slip-on or lace up jazz shoes optional for Contemporary and/or Broadway Jazz.

  • Male Students: Comfortable athletic attire or traditional ballet attire (dance belt, tights, form-fitting shirt) and ballet slippers

The dress code is in effect for all classes. For K-12 students, all warm-ups should be removed prior to the start of class and placed inside the student's bag. Footlights Dance Store, the official shoe sponsor of Ballet Arkansas, is available to assist you with all of your dance wear needs.

Injury

Dance is an athletic activity that presents the risk of illness or injury. Students 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. Students are encouraged to take as much of each class possible, modifying exercises as needed under the caring 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 student’s registration and shall proceed with further action as needed. 

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. ​

 

Policy Changes

Policies may be updated at any time at the sole discretion of Ballet Arkansas. Students make themselves aware of updates to policy by visiting the customer portal or the website: www.balletarkansas.org. Students must keep Ballet Arkansas informed of changes to customer information, including updates to contact information.

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