Policies

The 2019-2020 Family Handbook is now available on the Family Portal. Please make sure you have read this thoroughly. 

 

Enrollment 
We have an open enrollment policy. Students are encouraged to join at the beginning of the school year but may join anytime from August 19th to March 31st 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. 
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 September 1st.
•$30 individual registration fee
•$45 family registration fee (immediate family only)

School Closures 
Littleton Ballet Academy will be closed the following days: 

• Monday, September 2nd, 2019: Labor Day

• Thursday, October 31st, 2019: Halloween (modified schedule)
• Wednesday, November 27th to Friday, November 29th, 2019: Thanksgiving Break
• Friday, December 20th, 2019 to Saturday, January 4th, 2020: Winter Break
• Monday, March 23rd to Saturday, March 28th, 2020: Spring Break
• Monday, May 25th, 2020: Memorial Day
• Monday, June 15th to Saturday, June 20th, 2020: Summer Break 

• Saturday, July 4th, 2020: Independence Day
Please note: we do not take every major holiday off because so many of them occur on Mondays.
 

Office Hours 

Monday-Thursday 3:30 to 6:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 to 1:00 p.m.
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

Inclement Weather 
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. 
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 the LBA/LYB blog. 

Attendance 
Please notify us if you are going to be absent by sending an email to the studio at ballerinalba@gmail.com or a text through Remind 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 fill out an excused absence sheet available at the front desk. NOTE: Any missed rehearsals MUST be excused in writing, either by emailing the school at ballerinalba@gmail.com or filling out an excused absence form in advance. If the absence is last minute due to illness, please send an email AND call the before the rehearsal begins. 

Make-up Classes 
Any missed classes need to be made up as soon as possible so the student does not fall behind.   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.  You do not need to call to schedule one but please let the front desk know that you are here for a make-up class.  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.

Parent Observation

Parents are invited to attend class during Observation Weeks.  These will take place the following days according to level

Primary (Ballet 1, 2, 3), Pre-Professional (Ballet 6, 7, 8), Tap, Jazz, Boyz Dance, and Adult Division

September 30th to October 5th, 2019

February 3rd to February 8th, 2020

Pre-Ballet (Dance w/Me, Pre-Ballet 1, 2), Intermediate Divisions (Ballet 4A, 4B, 5), Boys Ballet, Modern, Ballet Preparatory, Musical and  Physical Theatre

October 7th to October 12th, 2019

February 10th to February 15th, 2020

Please plan ahead: we do not offer makeup weeks                 

  • Observation weeks are intended for parents, relatives and older siblings who are able to understand classroom etiquette.

  • If younger siblings attend, please understand that it is often very difficult for them to remain quietly seated for the entire class time.

  • Please silence all cell phones and pagers before entering the studio and please refrain from talking during class to the dance students, fellow observers, or on the phone.

  • You may video record parts of class but please do not post on social media without permission. Not all students can be on social media.

  • Special observation dates for visiting relatives from out of state will be allowed by appointment only: you must schedule this one week prior to class. Please call or email us and we will schedule this with the instructor.

Withdrawal Policies 
When joining LBA, all new students 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 13th and no withdrawals will be accepted.     


 

1169 W. Littleton Blvd Littleton, CO 80120  (303) 794-6694