New Student Placement
Students wishing to enroll in the Long Beach Ballet Academy are assigned to a level based on age and/or teacher evaluation. Please call the office to determine which classes are open to new students.
Pre-Ballet & Children Level 1 & 2
New students are accepted into available classes at the start of a new term. The 4 terms during the 2019-20 Year are:
- September – December
- January – March
- April – June
- July - August
students are initially placed by age and are eligible to move to the next level at the beginning of the next term.
- Pre-Ballet 3: Student who have already turned 3 and are “potty trained” by the first class
- Pre-Ballet 4: All 4-year-olds
- Pre-Ballet 5: All 5-year-olds
- Children Level 1: All 6-year-olds and beginning 7-9 year olds
- Children Level 2: Placement by teacher evaluation
- Children Level 3: Placement by teacher evaluation
Academy Level 1 through 8: Entrance into Academy levels are by evaluation or placement class only
Open “drop-in” classes are offered for Adult students.
All families pay the Annual Registration fee of $20.00 per student each September unless recently enrolled (April or later).
By paying the registration fee, families agree to the following:
Class Tuition – 12 Months Year Round
Monthly tuition is due in advance and must be received prior to student’s attendance -- a late fee of $10.00 applies to payments received after the 7th of any month. (an additional $10 fee applies to payments received after the 15th). Classes missed due to school holidays, rehearsal weeks, illness, or any other absence may be made up in another class of the same or lower level. Make-up classes are offered as an occasional courtesy and must be taken within two months of the missed class. Make-up classes are in addition to the student’s regular classes during any month for which regular tuition has been paid. Tuition is due year-round and is not pro-rated for partial attendance or holidays– except for pro-rating in August due to Summer Break and in December for students not participating in The Nutcracker production. Tuition is non-refundable. Continuous attendance is expected for all students in order to progress through the Academy. Students absent for one month or more will be re-evaluated for placement and must reregister prior to returning to class.
Siblings receive a 10% discount on monthly tuition.* There is an additional 10% discount when pre-paying in advance for a period (Sept-Feb and/or Mar-Aug)*. We do not send bills or invoices. Automatic payment is recommended to avoid late charges. “Autopay” runs continuously until notice in writing. Declined automatic payments are subject to the late fee. Returned checks will be assessed a $15.00 fee.
*Tuition paid by Charter School purchase order is not eligible for discounts.
Long Beach Ballet is a non-profit organization and relies on donated income for its on-going programs. Tuition alone does not cover all of these expenses. All families are urged to participate in the school’s fundraising efforts.
Students in Pre-Ballet 4 and up are eligible to participate in both The Nutcracker in December and the annual school performance in the Spring upon payment of a performance participation fee and signing a participation agreement for each production. Tuition and attendance must be current through the months of June & December to participate in each performance. By paying the registration and performance fees, parents/guardians agree to Long Beach Ballet’s right to use any photo or video recording of their child for promotional purposes.