Frequently Asked Questions
For families that are new to LBA, we want to get to know you. Please familiarize yourself with our policies. The "ballet world" may be a brand new place for you and your family, but we promise you that it is an exciting one that offers lots of new possibilities, friendships, and experiences! If you have any questions, please let us know.
How does registration work?
Please call us at (303) 794-6694 to set up a free trial class. After you try a class we will hold a spot for 24 hours. If you are interested in completing the registration process just call us and we will set up payment information. We are always happy to answer any questions you have.
How does tuition work?
Tuition is automatically charged on the first of the month to the credit or debit card on file.
What if I decide to dis-enroll from classes?
When joining LBA, all new students during the Academic Year are committing to four months of classes (except in the Adult Division). After that time period, a student may withdraw at any time by filling out a withdrawal form at the office. All withdrawal forms must be turned in 30 days in person before the month they wish to drop classes. If a student wishes to withdraw prior to the four months you are still financially responsible for those four months of tuition. No withdrawals will be accepted if students have made a commitment to a performance. If dancers have made a commitment to Littleton Youth Ballet, dancers have made a commitment until June 10th and no withdrawals will be accepted.
When does the Academic Year end?
Saturday, May 30th if you are not in the School Performance or Saturday, June 13th if you are in the School Performance. If this will be your last day then nothing needs to be done. If you wish to continue classes in the summer (mandatory for The Nutcracker) then you will need to register for summer classes through the Family Portal. Reminder: you have already paid for June classes so you are welcome to come. There is no additional registration fee for summer classes.
Why don't you offer sessions?
We feel that sessions set up the idea that you are done learning something after the session is over. There is always more to learn in dance and we love to cater to a clientele of families who are in dance to see how far their children can go and to reap the many benefits studying dance offers.
Can I pay by check or cash? Do I have to enter a credit card?
All tuition is done through automatic payment with a debit or credit card only.
How do I update my debit or credit card?
Please call us at (303) 794-6694 or stop by the front desk during business hours. Unfortunately, you can no longer update the card online.
What do I need to do if my child is going to be absent?
Please call us at (303) 794-6694 or email us at email@example.com. You can also fill out an excused absence form available at LBA.
How do makeup classes work?
You can make up a class that you miss. You can come to any class that is the same level or one level below. If you are in the Pre-Ballet or Primary Division we do need you to call us to schedule a makeup class. Please note that tuition will NEVER be prorated in case of missed classes.
Do you prorate tuition for vacations and absences?
Is the dress code mandatory?
Yes. Please follow the dress code guidelines listed in the Family Handbook and on the website.
Is my child required to wear her hair in a bun?
ALL dancers in the Primary Division and higher are required to wear their hair in a classical bun (meaning you must have a hairnet or bun cover securely pinned in.) We will help you in the beginning if you bring your own supplies.
Pre-Ballet Division dancers can wear a bun but are allowed to have a neat ponytail.
What ballet syllabus do you teach?
We teach a ballet syllabus devised by Marcia Dale Weary of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. It takes all of the best of Vaganova, Cecchetti, and RAD focusing on teaching dancers a clean, clear technique free of all mannerisms. The CPYB method also teaches turnout properly from a beginning level. Dancers from CPYB can be found in nearly every major ballet company in the United States. Our directors participate in an annual teacher's workshop at CPYB every summer.
Our Pre-Ballet Division syllabus is derived from the Royal Academy of Dancing, Leap N' Learn, and CPYB syllabi.
We accept new students year round. Register for classes today!
Photo by Lucinda Maughan Armstrong
Photo by Lucinda Maughan Armstrong