The 2021-2022 Family Handbook is available on the Family Portal in September. Please make sure you have read this thoroughly.
We have an open enrollment policy. Students are encouraged to join at the beginning of the school year but may join anytime from August 23rd to April 1st for dancers in the Primary, Intermediate, and Pre-Professional Divisions or anytime during the summer. We highly recommend that students study dance year-round to constantly progress and develop. Summer study is mandatory for all returning students who wish to participate in The Nutcracker. In addition, we offer a variety of dance camps along with regular classes in the summer to supplement a young dancer’s development.
The first class is free for all new students. Tuition will be prorated for new students joining after the first week of the month.
All students are required to register for classes online. There is an annual registration fee charged on September 1st.
•$30 individual registration fee
•$45 family registration fee (immediate family only)
Littleton Ballet Academy will be closed the following days:
•Monday, July 26th to Saturday, July 31st, 2021: Summer Break
•Monday, September 6th, 2021: Labor Day
• Wednesday, November 24th to Friday, November 26th, 2021: Thanksgiving Break
• Friday, December 17th, 2021 to Saturday, January 1st, 2022: Winter Break
• Monday, March 21st to Saturday, March 26th, 2022: Spring Break
• Monday, May 30th, 2022: Memorial Day
• Monday, July 4th, 2022: Independence Day Observed (No evening classes)
Please note: we do not take every major holiday off because so many of them occur on Mondays.
We are available by phone Monday to Friday during the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 7:00 pm
The studio will be closed on inclement weather days (i.e. excessive snow) according to the Littleton Public School District (www.littletonpublicschools.net). There will be a recorded message on the LBA school answering machine in case of a school closure so please call the studio at (303) 794-6694. Information will also be posted on the LBA Facebook and Instagram pages and on the front page of the website.
In case of moderate weather despite a Littleton Public School District closure please call the studio and check your email after 12:00 p.m. In case of bad weather on Saturday an email will be sent out to all families no later than 7:30 a.m. regarding class and/or rehearsals that day. Information will also be posted on the LBA Facebook and Instagram pages and on the front page of the website.
Please notify us if you are going to be absent by sending an email to the studio at email@example.com or through the Band App before the missed class begins. Please remember that students only progress when they are attending classes on a regular basis. To achieve the maximum results of training and proper progression through the syllabus, students are asked to attend all classes and rehearsals to which they are assigned. To minimize absences, parents are urged to take into consideration classes and rehearsals when scheduling their children for appointments and when planning family vacations. If you know of future absences please send us an email. NOTE: Any missed rehearsals MUST be excused in writing, either by emailing the school at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance. If the absence is last minute due to illness, please send an email AND call before the rehearsal begins.
Please call or email to schedule a make-up class. Make-ups can be taken in the same level or one level below. In the case of an open division class, these may be made up in another class of the same dance form in a lower level. It is also acceptable to make up ANY class in a ballet or conditioning class of the appropriate level. There are absolutely NO refunds for missed classes for any reason and there are NO credits given or carried over to the next month for unattended classes.
When joining LBA, all new students are committing to three months of classes (exceptions can be made if the classes are not working out). After that time period, a student may withdraw at any time by notifying us via email at least 5 days before the first of the month. 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 May 28th and no withdrawals will be accepted.
Make sure to wear your mask into the building. ALL dancers will need to wear masks during classes as well in classes Ballet 2 and higher although it is HIGHLY recommended for all students. All instructors will also be wearing masks. Make sure you wear one that is comfortable to dance in and that will stay on. All parents coming into the building also still need to wear a mask.
All dancers will have their temperatures checked before coming into the studio unless they are fully vaccinated. If you are not feeling well, PLEASE DO NOT come to class! Do not stand in the sun or sit in a hot car directly before having your temperature taken-it will affect your reading.