Students are placed in the Ballet most appropriate for their age. Each division is designed to meet the instructional needs of students according to their Ballet of development. This ensures that the teaching of technique and the building of stamina and discipline parallels the physical and emotional readiness of the child. New students or their parent must consult with the Youth Program Admin before joining the Ballet I-VIII.

Class Schedule | School Calendar | Student Info | Tuition


Class Schedule


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Intro to Ballet
Ages 3-4
(10 week sessions)
3:15-4:00pm
A. Dong
1:30-2:15pm
M. Ines
Pre-Ballet I
Ages 4-5
1 Time Per Week
4:00-4:45pm
A. Share or TBD
8:45-9:30am
A. Share or TBD
or
2:15-3:00pm
M. Ines
Pre-Ballet II
Ages 5-6
1 Time Per Week
4:45-5:30pm
A. Share or TBD
9:30-10:15am
A. Share or TBD
or
3:00-3:45pm
M. Ines
9:30-10:15am
A. Dong
Pre-Ballet III
Ages 6-7
1 Time Per Week
4:00-5:00pm
A. Share or TBD
10:15-11:15am
A. Share or TBD
10:15-11:15am
A. Dong
Pre-Ballet IV
Ages 7-8
1 Time Per Week
5:00-6:00pm
A. Share
or
6:00-7:00pm
A. Share
11:15am-12:15pm
M. Ines
Stretch/Gymnastics
Pre-Ballet II-IV
Ages 5-8
1 Time Per Week
5:00pm-5:45pm
A. Dong
Stretch/Gymnastics
Ballet I-IV
Ages 9-13
1 Time Per Week
5:45pm-6:30pm
A. Dong
Ballet I
Ages 8-9
2 Times Per Week
5:30-6:30pm
A. Share
12:15-1:15pm
A. Share
Ballet II
Ages 9-10
3 Times a Week
4:00-5:30pm
E. Choi
4:00-5:30pm
E. Choi
4:00-5:30pm
Studio 2
E. Choi
Ballet III
Ages 10-12
3 Times Per Week
4:00-5:30pm
E. Zubiria
4:00-6:30pm
Technique & Pre-Pointe/Pointe
E. Zubiria
4:00-6:30pm
Technique & Pre-Pointe/Pointe
E. Zubiria
Ballet IV
Ages 11-13
4 Times Per Week
4:00-5:30pm
Technique
E. Choi
4:00-6:30pm
Technique & Pointe
E. Zubiria
4:00-6:30pm
Technique & Pointe
E. Zubiria
4:00-6:30pm
Technique & Pointe
E. Zubiria
Ballet V
Ages 12-14
5 Times Per Week
4:00-6:30pm
Technique & Pointe
E. Choi
4:00-6:30pm
Technique & Pointe
A. Share
4:00-6:30pm
Technique & Pas de Deux
A. Gomez
4:00-6:30pm
Technique & Pointe
A. Share
11:00am-12:00pm
Rehearsal Warm-up Class
A.Zubiria/S.Bell
Ballet VI = ages 14-15
Ballet VII = ages 15-17
*Ballet VIII = ages 17
6 Times Per Week
*Honor grade
4:00-6:30pm
Technique & Contemp Repertoire
Studio 1
K. Griffin
4:00-6:30pm
Technique & Pointe
Elly Choi
4:00-6:30pm
Technique & Pointe
A. Share
4:00-6:30pm
Technique & Pas de Deux
A. Gomez
4:00-6:30pm
Technique & Pointe
A. Share
11:00am-12:00pm
Rehearsal Warm-up Class
A. Zubiria

2016 – 2017 School Year Calendar


Month Event
SEPTEMBER 2016
9/6 – Youth Program Begins
9/8– Intro to Ballet Thu Session I Begins
9/10 – Intro to Ballet Sat Session I Begins
9/10 – Payment I Due
TBD  – Nutcracker Audition
TBD – Nutcracker Rehearsal Begins
9/30 – Nutcracker Participation Fees Due
OCTOBER 2016 TBD – Fall Fundraiser Show
10/15 – Fall Town Hall Meeting at 3:30pm
NOVEMBER 2016 11/10 – Last day of Intro to Ballet Thu Session I
11/12 – Last day of Intro to Ballet Sat Session I
11/12 – Second Payment for all Payment Plans Due
11/24 – 11/27 – Thanksgiving Break (No Youth Classes)
11/26 – Mandatory Nutcracker Studio Dress Rehearsal 1:00 – 5:00pm
DECEMBER 2016 11/28 – 12/4 – Nutcracker Theater Week
12/2 – Nutcracker Performance: 7:00pm
12/3 – Nutcracker Performance 1:00pm & 7:00pm
12/4 – Nutcracker Performance: 1:00pm
12/5 – No YP Classes – Day of Rest
12/12 – 12/18 – Observation Week
12/19 – 1/1 – No YP Classes – Holiday Break
JANUARY 2017 1/2 – Youth Program Resumes
1/5 – Intro to Ballet Thu Session II Begins
1/7 – Intro to Ballet Sat Session II Begins
TBD – Spring Show Auditions
TBD – Spring Show Rehearsal Begins
1/14 – Payment III Due
1/31 – Spring Full Length Participation Fees Due
FEBRUARY 2017 2/20 – No YP Classes – President’s Day
MARCH 2017 3/4 – Western Ballet Townhall Meeting
3/9 – Last Day of Intro to Ballet Thu Session II
3/11 – Last Day of Intro to Ballet Sat Session II
3/11 – Final Payment IV Due
3/13 – 3/19 – Observation Week
3/31 – Festival of the Animals Participation Fees Due
3/31 – Intro t Ballet Thursday Session III Begins
APRIL 2017 4/1 – Intro to Ballet Sat Session III Begins
4/10 – 4/16 – Spring Break: No Pre-Ballet Classes
4/13 – 4/16 – Spring Break: No Pre-Professtional Classes (Ballet I – Ballet VIII)
4/18 – 4/23 Spring Show Full Length Theater Week
4/22 – Spring Show Full Length Performance 1:00pm
4/23 – Spring Show Full Length Performance 1:00pm
TBD – sjDANCEco’s Dance Festival at Santana Row
TBD – Bay Area Dance Week Show (BADW)
MAY 2017 5/8 – 5/14 – Observation Week
TBD – Festival of the Animals In Studio Rehearsal 2:00pm – 4:00pm
5/29 – No YP Classes – Memorial Day
JUNE 2017 TBD – Exam Week
TBD – Level 1 – 7 Assembly
6/1 – Last Day Intro to Ballet Thu Session III
6/3 – Last Day Intro to Ballet Sat Session III
TBD – Festival of the Animals In Studio Rehearsal 2:00pm – 4:00pm
TBD – Festival of the Animals Performance 5:00pm
6/4 – Last Day of YP Classes

 

 

 

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Youth Program Dress Code

Class Dress Code
Introduction to Ballet Plain light-pink leotard any style | Small attached skirt or a small wrap skirt is okay; no tutus!| Technique shoes | Hair must be in a neat bun or French twist and must be securely held away from the face
Pre-Ballet I – IV Plain light-pink leotard any style | Small attached skirt or a small wrap skirt is okay; no tutus! | Pink tights | Pink technique shoes | Hair must be in a neat bun or French twist & must be securely held away from the face
Ballet I – VIII Black camisole leotard (princess-seams preferred) | Pink tights | Pink technique shoes | Hair must be in a neat bun or French twist and must be securely held away from the face.
Boys Fitted white T-shirt | Black bike shorts(younger boys) | Black tights and male dance belt (older boys) | White socks | White technique shoes | Technique shoes are made specifically for ballet & are sold through any dance retailer. Please do not wear bedroom slippers; they are unsafe for dancing and inhibit proper technique.

Student Information

Attendance

  • Students are expected to be ready to start class at its scheduled time. This will require arriving sufficiently early to fully prepare for class.
  • Students must wear proper attire and hair must be fixed prior to entering the classroom. The class room is not the place to finish dressing or to complete hair arrangement.
  • If a student arrives late he or she must not enter the classroom while the music is playing. The students must wait until the music stops, then must step inside the doorway and must wait until acknowledged by the teacher.
  • Students arriving more than 10 minutes after the start of class may not be allowed to participate in class, but may be allowed to observe at the discretion of the instructor. The observer must not act in ways which will distract the other students, or she/he will be asked to leave the classroom.
  • Students are expected to take all classes assigned to their given Ballet.
  • Notification of a planned absence must be submitted via email prior to the absence. In the event of unplanned absences or if email is not accessible, phone notification will be accepted.
  • Any schedule changes made after registration must be done by contacting the Youth Program Admin. Students are allowed one free schedule change per year. Students will be charged a $15 administrative fee for each schedule change following the first.

Make-Up Classes

  • Students must completely and accurately fill out and turn in a Make-Up Waiver to an Administrative Staff Member before entering the class. Make-Up Waivers are located in the lobby.
  • Students in Pre-Ballet I-IV may make up a class in their Ballet. Students in Ballet I – VIII should make up a class in a Ballet below where they are enrolled.
  • Absences that were excused prior to the missed class may be made-up up to 30 days after the missed class. All other absences are categorized as unexcused and may be made-up up to 14 days after the missed class.
  • Students may make-up classes a maximum of 3 times per semester. (Semester I: September – December, Semester II: January – June)
  • Make up classes may only be taken the same session that the class was missed. Students attending a class with yearly enrollment must make up the class within the same semester as the class missed.
  • Students must be currently enrolled to make up classes. Students who are no longer enrolled in the class (ie. session ended and did not re-register, withdrawal,etc.) are no longer considered students of the school and forfeit all make up classes.

Office Policy

  • Students will respect that the School lobby and office area are work places and students will conduct themselves appropriately, talking quietly and keeping the lobby area clean.
  • Western Ballet is not staffed to provide child care after the completion of class. Students must be picked up within one-half hour after the end of their session.
  • Families will be billed $25.00 per each half-hour or fraction there of that an instructor or office staff-member must remain with a child.

Observation

Onlookers are not allowed to stand in the doorway of the classrooms or to peer through windows. This disrupts the class by distracting the students and the instructor. Permission to observe graded classes other than those specifically designated for observation may be obtained by special arrangement with the office and should be scheduled in advance. Observation Week dates are listed in the School Calendar. Parents, family and guests are allowed in the lobby only.

 

Tuition

Tuition Plans & Pricing

Registration Fees (Non-refundable)

  • Introduction to Ballet : No Registration Fee
  • Pre-Ballet I, Pre-Ballet II, Pre-Ballet III, Pre-Ballet VI: $50
  • New Students (Ballet I – Ballet VII): $125
  • Returning Students (Ballet I – Ballet VIII): $75

Youth Program Tuition Plan
Class Name Plan I Plan II Plan III Plan IV
Pre-Ballet I & II (1 class per wk) $500 $300/$220 Not Available Not Available
Pre-Ballet III & IV(1 class per wk) $650 $450/$225 Not Available Not Available
Ballet I (2 classes per wk) $1300 $850/$490 $600/$400/$350 $500/$400/$300/$180
Ballet II (3 classes per wk) $2300 $1400/$950 $1100/$800/$480 $950/$650/$450/$360
Ballet III (3 classes per wk) $2900 $1600/$1365 $1350/$1000/$655 $1150/$900/$600/$390
Ballet IV (4 classes per wk) $3420 $2100/$1415 $1700/$1200/$675 $1400/$1150/$650/$440
Ballet V (5 classes per wk) $3900 $2400/$1605 $1900/$1450/$730 $1650/$1300/$750/$445
Ballet VI-VIII (6 classes per wk) $4200 $2600/$1720 $2100/$1550/$745 $1800/$1400/$800/$465

 

Enrolled WB Youth Program Students Non-WB Youth Program Students
Full Year $570 $608
Semester I $256 $272
Semester II $352 $374

Semester I: September – December 2014
Semester II: January – June 2015

Payment Plan Options for Pre-Ballet I Through Ballet VIII
Plan I Full payment due 9/12/2015
Plan II 1st Payment due 9/12/2015 :: Balance due 11/14/2015
Plan III 1stPayment due 9/12/2015; 2nd payment due 11/14/2015 :: Balance due 1/16/2016
Plan IV 1st Payment due9/12/2015; 2nd payment due 11/14/2015; 3rd payment due 1/16/2016:: Balance due 3/12/2016

Tuition Information

Discounts

For families with two or more children enrolled in the Youth Program, a discount of 10% will be applied to the lesser tuition(s).

Refunds

Tuition is not refunded for missed classes. Please see our policy below on withdrawal; email or call the office to arrange for a make-up class.

Withdrawals

Enrollment is for a full school-year program. The office must be notified of a withdrawal in writing.
Failure to attend class does not constitute a withdrawal. Withdrawals are fully acceptable in the case of a family move or student injury. Other cases should be discussed with the Artistic Director or the Youth Program Admin before a final decision is made. Tuition will continue to accrue and the parent or guardian is responsible for this amount until written notice is received. After written notice is received, the refund will be pro-rated from the first of the new month. Tuition refunds will not be held as credit or carried on into the next school year. Please allow four weeks for refunds to be processed.
For withdrawals announced before October 31st other than the accepted reasons listed above, a pro-rated refund will be given.