Ballet Hawaii West Classes
2020-2021 Important Dates
Fall Session (virtual) – 12 Weeks
August 16, 2030 – November 7, 2020
Winter Session – 12 Weeks
(with closures for holidays)
November 8, 2020 – February 27, 2021
Ballet Hawaii is CLOSED for the following:
Labor Day – September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving Week – November 22-28, 2020
Holiday Break – December 13-January 2, 2021
Easter Sunday – April 4, 2021
Independence Day – July 4, 2021
Tuition PaymentsStudents who commit to enrollment in the Fall, Winter and Spring Sessions will be considered for roles in The Nutcracker and the annual Spring Showcase. If Session Payments are not received by the due dates below, a $25.00 late fee will be applied. If your child is not participating in our Summer session, a non-refundable deposit in the following amount is required to reserve their spot in Fall session. Creative Dance, Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, & Ballet 1: $100 Ballet 2 through Ballet 8: $200 Musical Theatre, Jazz, & Tap: $100
Tuition Due Dates:
Fall Session 2019 (12 weeks) – Tuition due July 6, 2019 Winter Session 2019/2020 (12 weeks) – Tuition due October 12, 2019 Spring Session 2020 (12 weeks) – Tuition due January 11, 2020 Summer Session 2020 (10 weeks) – Tuition due April 18, 2020 X PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO “BALLET HAWAII”. INCLUDE CHILD’S NAME, CLASS NAME & CLASSTIME IN MEMO. *For observation of class or placement class for new students ages 3+, please contact Lesley Young, School Administrator at email@example.com to schedule. Placement fee is $20/$25 depending on level of class child is auditioning in.
Refund PolicyCancellations made five days in advance of the start of a session will receive 100% refund. NO REFUNDS AFTER SESSION HAS STARTED.
Sibling Discount PolicyFamilies with 2 or more students enrolled at Ballet Hawaii will receive a 10% discount on each additional child's tuition (full price tuition to be paid on the highest price tuition, excludes open classes).
LatenessIf a student is late they are expected to warm themselves up and ask the teacher’s permission to join class.
AbsenceIf a student must be absent from class, Ballet Hawaii requires a parent/guardian to email the Front Desk staff with the excuse PRIOR TO the start of the missed class for the absence to be recorded as “excused”. (Phone calls are accepted, but preferably an excuse in writing). If an absence notification is received during or after a student’s class, it will be recorded as simply an absence. Only excused absences are allowed to be made up. (Please refer to “Class ‘Make up’ Policy” below). What is an “Excused Absence”? An absence is considered “excused” in the event of: • Student is ill/injured • Graded school activity/event • Family emergencies • Family vacations • Natural disasters and the BH front desk staff was notified of the absence prior to the start of the class. *Ballet Hawaii takes ALL absences into consideration when casting major productions like The Nutcracker. Attending ballet class is necessary for a student’s progression and maintenance as a dancer. As excused absences are allowed to be made up, it is important that a valid excuse is provided. Honolulu Studio: (808) 521-8600 | Email firstname.lastname@example.org Ballet Hawaii West Studio: (808) 469-4392 | Email email@example.com
Class "Make up" PolicyStudents may make up missed classes in the level below their current level at the school in which they are registered. All make ups must be completed before the current session ends. (Exception: Spring Session - no make ups are allowed as our students will be rehearsing their dances for our Spring Showcase during their class time)
Cancellation of ClassesBallet Hawaii School will be closed in case of severe weather conditions according to the Hawaii DOE School Systems closings. X
Creative Movement: Lavender uniform leotard, theatrical pink tights, and pink canvas ballet slippers
Creative Dance: Pink uniform leotard, theatrical pink tights, and pink canvas ballet slippers
Pre-Ballet: Light pink camisole dance dress, theatrical pink tights, and pink canvas ballet slippers
Ballet 1: Light blue camisole dance dress, theatrical pink tights, and pink canvas ballet slippers
Ballet 2 through 8: Uniform leotard along, theatrical pink tights, and pink canvas ballet slippers. Ballet 5 through 8 may purchase an optional uniform black skirt. Tights are never to be rolled up or worn over your leotard. No shorts or leg warmers are allowed.
Contemporary/Jazz Ballet 5, 6, 7, 8 curriculum classes: Females - Uniform leotard, theatrical pink tights rolled up, black shorts (NO pants). Males – White fitted ballet shirt, black ankle-length or footed tights, Dance belt.
Males: White fitted ballet shirt, black ankle-length or footed tights, black canvas ballet slippers, dance belt (if age appropriate).
Musical Theatre: Females – black leggings or black jazz pants with a Ballet Hawaii black logo tee shirt, tan jazz shoes. Males – black jazz pants, with a Ballet Hawaii black logo tee shirt and black jazz shoes
Jazz 1, 2, Jazz Funk, Beginner Hip-Hop: Females – black leggings or black jazz pants with a Ballet Hawaii black logo tee shirt, tan jazz shoes. Males – black jazz pants, with a Ballet Hawaii black logo tee shirt and black jazz shoes
Tiny Tap, Tap 1, 2, Urban Tap: Unisex black leggings with a Ballet Hawaii black logo tee shirt and tan tap shoes.
All uniform items are to be purchased at the Ballet Hawaii Boutique at our main Honolulu School and Ballet Hawaii West Boutique.
- Student belongings should be labeled with their names.
- No gum or candy allowed in class.
- No talking during instruction.
- No hanging on the barres at any time.
- No food or beverages (except water) allowed in the studios.
- Cellphones should be turned off and put away during class.
- Mirrors should not be touched at any time.
- Do not play or place any objects on the pianos.
- The teacher needs to be treated with the utmost respect at all times.
- The faculty and accompanists should be properly thanked after each class.
- Studios should be clean and tidy upon departure.
- If this general etiquette is not followed, the teacher has the right to dismiss the dancer from class.
- Students should be neat and clean with their food. Please dispose of trash in the appropriate receptacle.
Dress Code and AppearanceDressing may be done in the studio dressing rooms. X Each student is expected to secure their hair in a neat and secure bun, hair off the face at all times. For the student's own safety, there will be no jewelry worn in class. (including watches, necklaces and dangling earrings.) All students must be in proper ballet attire for class. X All dancers are responsible for adhering to the correct dress code for their class level. If the dancer does not have the correct attire, the student may be asked to watch the class. X
LatenessDancers will have a 10 minute grace period for lateness. They need to ask permission from the teacher to enter the class. If they arrive more than 10 minutes late, they are to watch class. If they arrive more than 10 minutes late and have another class or rehearsal following, they will be allowed to warm themselves up and join their next class or rehearsal. X
AdvancementIt is typical to spend more than one year at each level. Your child may not be promoted every year. The changing of levels in the School is always decided with your child's best interest and advancement in mind. If a child is promoted too soon, then he or she will miss some very valuable training. These children also struggle in the next level, which is unnecessary and even dangerous. The dancers in the School will be placed with care and consideration at all levels of training. X
EvaluationsEach student enrolled will be evaluated by the faculty at the end of each term to ascertain progress and determine their placement for the following term. The first evaluations will be for Summer Session recommendations. The final evaluations will be for the following year's placement. Progress is closely evaluated for each individual throughout the year.
Lesley Young - School Administrator:
Ballet Hawaii Honolulu Front Desk: