Student Handbook '21-'22


Apr 12, 2024 07:40 AM



West Point Ballet
Expectations of Students and Parents
2021-2022

West Point Ballet Students are expected to:

● Be prepared for class by arriving on time and adhering to the studio dress code
○ Dress code for female students includes a black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and hair in a neat ballet bun
○ Dress code for male students includes a white compression-style shirt, black shorts, and black ballet shoes
● Come to class with a good attitude and ready to work hard
● Do their best to retain class material from one week to the next
● Learn choreography for performances
● Attend special rehearsals (as applicable), attend dress rehearsals, and participate in studio performances
● Be respectful to teachers and fellow students; West Point Ballet has a zero tolerance policy for bullying ● Commit to classes for the entire school year unless extenuating circumstances (such as moving or job loss) arise

West Point Ballet Parents are expected to:

● Read studio communications (typically sent via email or text) in a timely manner to stay informed ● Review recent studio communications and website before asking questions
● Be familiar with and agree to West Point Ballet’s Studio Policies
● Be familiar with important dates as evident on the Studio Calendar
● Enroll in autopay, keep payment information up to date, and pay any additional fees or outstanding balances on time
● Register in classes each month and pay tuition through the J.L. Sorenson Rec Center each month (Herriman students only)

Tuition Riverton Classes:

Tuition is automatically charged on the 5th of each month. You are required to pay via autopay. Tuition is based on a 9-month session, averaging 4 weeks per month. Equal payments are made each month from September to May. Tuition for August, 2020 will be half tuition and charged on August 5. Tuition is calculated by class length. If tuition is more than 5 days late, a $10 fee will apply. Tuition is non-refundable.

Registration and Tuition Procedure for Herriman Classes:

We consider our classes and students at the J.L. Sorenson Rec Center to be just as much a part of our studio as those students and classes in Riverton. Because the classes in Herriman are held at a facility that is not ours, there are some important points we would like to highlight to best prepare you and your dancer for participating at this location:
1. Dancers at the J.L. Sorenson Rec Center must register through the Rec Center as well as West Point Ballet. 2. The rec center's enrollment system is organized on a monthly basis meaning you will have to confirm that your dancer is continuing the next month by the 15th of the current month in order to hold their spot. 3. Tuition is paid directly through J.L. Sorenson Rec Center; you must authorize each month's payment as the Rec Center does not currently offer an autopay option.
4. Tuition must be paid by the 15th of the current month for the next month.
5. Dancers at the Rec Center will participate in the same performances and events as students in Riverton. As such, there will be additional performance-related fees that will be payable directly to West Point Ballet via the payment information you included in your Parent Portal. View more information about our fees on our website.

Studio Withdrawal:

Our expectation is that dancers will participate in classes for the entirety of the school year. However, we understand that extenuating circumstances (such as job loss or moving) occur and withdrawals need to happen. To withdraw a dancer from a class or enrollment altogether, an email request must be sent to info@wpballet.com by the 25th of the month in order for tuition to not be charged the following month. Tuition refunds will not be given after tuition is paid. Please keep in mind that studio fees (registration, costume, performance and video recording) are non-refundable once paid. If you choose to withdraw your dancer after those fees have been paid, they will still be non-refundable.

Observing classes:

It is our policy to not allow parents, family members, friends, or spectators to observe class on a regular basis. This is to help minimize the amount of outside distractions that can pull a dancer's attention away from the class. Parents will be invited on special parent observation days to see the progress and growth of the dancers.

Two student minimum:

It is our policy that there must be at least two students in attendance in order to conduct a class. If for some reason only one student arrives for class, the class will then be cancelled for liability purposes. That student will be given some make-up class choices; making up the class is optional.

Fees:

All fees are non-refundable; even if your dancer chooses to withdraw from classes after the fee is
charged but before the performance to which the fee is applied.
● Annual Registration Fee: $25 per family
● Due upon registration for Fall classes
● Register before July 1, 2021 to waive this fee
● This fee is non-refundable

Nutcracker Performance Fee: $80 per dancer
● Due alongside October's tuition on October 5, 2021
● All dancers will perform in the Nutcracker
● This fee is non-refundable
● Note: In years past, the costume and performance fee were charged separately. By popular demand, moving forward these fees will be bundled together in one "performance fee" rather than two separate fees. For non-ballet-academy dancers who are in more than one class, an additional costume fee will apply.

Video Recording Fee for The Nutcracker: $15 per family
● Due alongside November's tuition on November 5, 2021
● This fee is non-refundable

Ballet Academy Fee: $200
● Due alongside September's tuition on September 5, 2021
● Covers an Academy jacket, Academy leotard, costume rental fees, etc.
● This fee is non-refundable
● This fee is only applicable to dancers in Emerald, Lilac, Gold, Sapphire, Magenta, and Ruby Academies

Spring Performance Fee: $80 per child
● Due alongside February's tuition on February 5, 2022
● All dancers will perform in the Spring performance
● This fee is non-refundable
● Note: In years past, the costume and performance fee were charged separately. By popular demand, moving forward these fees will be bundled together in one "performance fee" rather than two separate fees. For non-ballet-academy dancers who are in more than one class, an additional costume fee will apply.
Video Recording Fee for Spring recital: $15 per family
● Due alongside April's tuition April 5, 2022
● This fee is non-refundable