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Ballet Hawaii West Classes

94-450 Mokuola St Waipahu, HI

Important Information

Ballet Hawaii has resumed all in-studio classes at our Waipahu location.  We will continue to operate under PROTOCOLS in accordance with the City & County of Honolulu’s Reopening Strategy.

Please use the tabs above to learn more about each class.

 

Ballet Hawaii will also continue to offer a virtual-only option for those students who are unable to attend in-studio at this time.

New Student Enrollment

Please fill out the following form for each new student you wish to enroll in Ballet Hawaii classes.  After sending the form, please register for an online account with Akada Dance Works (our dance software and online payment provider).  Once we receive your form(s), a member of the Ballet Hawaii team will reach out to schedule a placement class.  Each placement class costs $20 and must be pre-scheduled due to limited class sizes.  If you have any trouble submitting the form, please copy the information into an email message and send to BHWattendance@ballethawaii.org.

 

    Please select the studio location the student is interested in attending:

    2021-2022 Important Dates

    Summer Session – 12 Weeks

    June 30, 2021 – August 21, 2021

     

    Fall Session – 12 Weeks

    August 22, 2021 – November 13, 2021

     

    Winter Session – 12 Weeks

    November 14, 2021 – December 18, 2021

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    January 2, 2022 – February 26, 2022

     

     

    Ballet Hawaii is CLOSED for the following:

    Labor Day – September 6, 2021

    Thanksgiving Week – November 21-27, 2021

    Holiday Break – December 19, 2021-January 1, 2022

    Easter Sunday – April 17, 2022

    Independence Day – July 4, 2022

    Students should not expect to graduate levels every year as placement in higher levels is based on technical ability, muscle control, maturity, and rate of absorption of concepts introduced.  Every student will progress at different rates and promotion is by invitation from their teacher.

     


     

    Creative Movement – Entry-level ballet class for students aged 3+.  Students at this level are placed in the appropriate class using a combination of their age, coordination, maturity, attention span, and ability to follow directions.

    Creative Dance – Entry-level ballet class for students aged 4+.  Students at this level are placed in the appropriate class using a combination of their age, coordination, maturity, attention span, and ability to follow directions.

    Pre-Ballet – Entry-level ballet class for students aged 5+.  Students at this level are placed in the appropriate class using a combination of their age, coordination, maturity, attention span, and ability to follow directions.

    Ballet 1 – Entry-level ballet class for students aged 6+.  Students at this level are placed in the appropriate class using a combination of their age, coordination, maturity, attention span, and ability to follow directions.

    Ballet 2 – Requires a minimal amount of previous ballet training.  Typically students who have up to 1 year of previous ballet training and are at least 7 years old will place in this class.

    Ballet 3 – Typically requires at least 1-2 years of previous ballet training.  Students at this level should be at least 8 years old or have had at least 1 year of ballet training at least 2x/week.

    Ballet 4 – Typically requires 2-3 years of previous ballet training with at least 1 year of attending classes 3x/week.  Students at this level should be at least 9 years old.

    Ballet 5 – Typically requires 3-4 years of previous ballet training.  Students at this level should be at least 10 years old.

    Ballet 6 – Typically requires 4-5 years of previous ballet training.  Students at this level should be at least 12 years old and preparing to commence pointe training or have less than 1 year of formal pointe training.

    Ballet 7 – Typically requires 5-6 years of previous ballet training.  Students at this level should have at least 1 year of formal pointe training.

    Ballet 8 – Typically requires 6-7 years of previous ballet training.  Students at this level should have at least 2 years of formal pointe training.

    Arrival/Departure

    Students should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled class and should wait outside the door at a minimum of 6-feet of distance. Teachers will be conducting mandatory no-contact thermometer temperature checks at the door and hands must be sanitized upon entry.  Note: If you have a fever of 100.4 or above, you will be not be admitted into the facility.  In that event, valid clearance from a Primary Care Physician is required prior to re-entry.  For everyone’s safety, students need to be picked up immediately after the end of their scheduled class.

    Please review our FULL PROTOCOL for more specific details.

     

    Travel Policy

    Please review our FULL PROTOCOL for more specific details.

     

    Sick Policy

    If a student or anyone in his/her household has tested positive for COVID-19, please follow the CDC’s general guidelines as per below.

    1. If you think or know you have COVID-19 and have had any symptoms, you may return to your activity after 3 days of no fever (without use of fever-reducing medications) AND after improvement of respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) AND after 10 days since symptoms’ first appearance.
    2. People who test positive and are asymptomatic must be cleared by a PCP.
    3. Anyone who has been around a person who tested positive for COVID-19 must stay at home for 14 days after exposure.

    A student who has been in contact with/has a family member who has tested asymptomatic positive for COVID-19, he/she will not be allowed to enter the Ballet Hawaii facilities.

    Please review our FULL PROTOCOL for more specific details.

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    Lateness

    Due to the protocols Ballet Hawaii is following to mitigate the threat of COVID-19, students will not be allowed into class if they are late.  Students are expected to arrive at the studio 10-15 minutes prior to their class so that they may be checked in accordingly.

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    Absence

    If a student will 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”.  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 eligible for make-ups. (Please refer to “Class ‘Make-up’ Policy” below).  Note: please be advised that due to limited class sizes, we may not be able to accommodate make-up classes in person, it’s possible that the student would need to make-up their class in one of our virtual Zoom classes.

    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 hnlattendance@ballethawaii.org

    Ballet Hawaii West Studio:  (808) 469-4392 | Email bhwattendance@ballethawaii.org

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    Class “Make-up” Policy

    Students may make up missed classes at 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)

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    Cancellation of Classes

    Ballet Hawaii School will be closed in case of severe weather conditions according to the Hawaii DOE School Systems closings.

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    Tuition Payments

     

    Level# of classes per weekTuition (per 4-week session)
    Creative Movement1x$90
    Creative Dance1x$90
    Pre-Ballet1x$90
    Ballet 11x$100
    Ballet 22x$200
    Ballet 33x$265
    Ballet 43x$265
    Ballet 54x + contemporary$385
    Ballet 64x + contemporary$385
    Ballet 74x + contemporary$385
    Ballet 84x + contemporary$385

     

    Students who commit to enrollment for Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions will be considered for roles in The Nutcracker and the annual Spring Showcase.  If tuition payments are not received by the due dates below, a $25.00 late fee will be applied.  We do have an auto payment option for your convenience.

    If your child is not participating in our Summer session, a non-refundable deposit in the following amount is required to reserve their place in the Fall session ($100 for Creative Dance, Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, & Ballet 1, $200 for Ballet 2 through Ballet 8).

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    *For placement classes for new students ages 3+, please contact Lesley Young, School Administrator at lesley@ballethawaii.org to schedule. The placement fee is $20/$25 depending on the level of class the child is auditioning in.

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    Refund Policy

    Cancellations made five days in advance of the start of a session will receive 100% refund. WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE REFUNDS AFTER A SESSION HAS STARTED.

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    Girls’ hair must be off their face and in a neat and secure bun. Any hair accessories must match the uniform leotard or be black. No jewelry except for stud earrings. No gum chewing. All students must be in proper ballet attire for class.

     

    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 with 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.

    As a representative of the School of Ballet Hawaii, each student is encouraged to achieve the highest standards of etiquette and professionalism.

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    Classroom Etiquette

    • 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 should 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.

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    Dress Code and Appearance

    Due to compliance with COVID-19 protocols, dancers should come dressed in their ballet attire and will not be allowed to use the dressing rooms until further notice.

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    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.

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    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.

     

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    Advancement

    It 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.

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    Evaluations

    Each student enrolled will be evaluated by the faculty at the end of each term to assess 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:

    lesley@ballethawaii.org

    Ballet Hawaii West Front Desk:

    BHWattendance@ballethawaii.org

    (808) 521-8600