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Missed Classes

It is recommended that missed classes be made up in a timely manner. Summer classes, camps or workshops cannot be used for make - up purposes.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, please call the school office at 908-850-0709, visit the home page of the website, or check our Facebook page for delays or closings. In most situations, closings/delays will be announced by 2:30pm. Students may make up classes per the general make up policy for classes missed due to weather. 

Class Attire

While the specific dress code for each class varies, it is expected that student's appearance is neat and clean. Hair must always be secured back; a bun is appropriate for ballet classes.  Absolutely no jeans, pajama pants or oversized/bulky sweats in ANY class.  

Cell Phones

The use of cell phones during class is prohibited. If a student needs to call home for any reason, they may use the school office phone. 

Guidelines & Policies

General Points of Consideration

There is a method to ballet training that involves building upon a strong foundation in small increments.  Class placement is crucial to the development and growth of each dancer. Given that, each dancer progresses at a different rate, and other factors such as previous training and mental maturity play important roles. While age is taken into account, it is not one of the primary considerations in class and level placements.  

Student Conduct

Students are expected to treat one another and their teachers with the utmost respect and behave in a professional manner. Lines of communication should remain open and transparent to ensure the best working relationship possible. Concerns should always be addressed directly with the teacher and/or Director. 

Level Placement

Students are placed in the level most suitable to obtain maximum benefit. It is important to always keep our bodies guessing, which is why variation in classes and teachers is part of each student's curriculum. 

Refund Policy

Preschool student who are unable to participate/attend class will receive a refund for unused tuition only. There are no refunds for missed classes; students are encouraged to make up classes within a timely manner. In the event of severe illness or injury a medical excuse must be submitted to the Director.  

Class Withdrawal Policy

Any student who wishes to withdraw from a class must submit a class withdraw form signed by the teacher and Director. Tuition is to be paid until the signed form is submitted to the office. 


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