Registration: A non-refundable fee is due at time of registration. Annual absences over 1 month will require a Registration fee of $25.
*Studio Policy is that a student will not attend any other studio for ballet, jazz, contemporary, or modern training while a student at BAV. This is to avoid confusion of technique which interferes with the learning of the student.
Payment of fees: Tuition is paid by automatic bank account debit, or automatic credit card payment through Studio Auto Pay. Tuition for full year (12 months) paid as an annual lump sum receives a 7% discount. Bi-annual payments receive a 3% discount. No refund of Annual Pre-Pay tuition
Payment by Automatic Bank Account Debit or Automatic Credit Card Charge: Tuition will be debited from your specified account on the 5th day of each month. You must sign an auto-debit automatic check or credit card charge authorization form. Payment must be made by pre-authorized automatic monthly payment.
Tee shirt, Sweat suits, ballet belts or recital costumes: These purchases must be paid upon order or receipt. Costume fees and recital tickets will require an additional fee and can be paid by Auto Pay or separately by cash, check or credit card.
*Withdrawal and Refunds: There is a minimum two-month commitment for all lessons. Withdrawal will be done in person and will not be accepted over the phone.
1. Inform the school administration in person
2. Give 30 day notice from the first of the month
3. Complete and sign a "withdrawal form" provided by the school office.
All automatic bank debiting or credit card charges will stop after the one-month notice period. Ballet Academy Ventura reserves the right to terminate lessons to any students without notice. In such a case, a refund for unused lessons will be given.
Unexpected Interruptions of Classes or Extreme Weather: If the school must cancel classes due to extreme weather or events beyond our control such as power outages, the missed lessons will be added on the end of the teaching year. No refunds for lessons missed due to these reasons will be given.
Make ups: Missed classes cannot be used as credit for tuition payments. Absences are to be made up within 2 weeks. Make ups can only be taken in the same or a lower class level.
Substitutions: The school reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes. If a teacher is ill and the school cannot arrange a substitute any missed classes will be made up.
Dress Code: Required dancewear and alignment belt must be worn to all classes. Repeated failure to wear required dancewear could result in having student sit out the class. Students are not permitted to wear jeans or street shoes, to any dance class. Only "BAV shirts" are allowed over ballet clothes and are permitted at teacher's discretion during class. For safety reasons dancers are not permitted to wear jewelry. Long hair must be secured in a bun; short hair must be tied back and secured.
Attendance and Lateness: The school reserves the right to have students who come late to class, wait until the ongoing exercise has finished. Repeated lateness will result in a call to parents to see if a remedy can be reached. If a student misses more than 3 classes, it may result in a call from the office. Students should not miss classes once we begin to work on the year-end dance recital.
Parent's Responsibility to be Aware of Dates and Events: It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of all school activities, such as viewing days, recitals, extra classes, and dates the school is open or closed. The school will post all such notices on the dance Ballet Ventura's "What's New" board or the Ballet Academy Ventura bulletin board as well as by email or placing in student's mailbox file in the lobby or online in students "Parent Portal". It is the parent's responsibility to regularly check these boards to ensure they are informed. It is the responsibility of the parents or adult students to inform the school of any address, telephone or email address changes.
Care of Students: The school is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Parents with students under the age of 5 are to remain in the lobby of the school during classes. There are viewing monitors in lobby. Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time before or after class.
Photo release: The school is herby granted permission to take photographs of the students to use in brochures, web sites, social media, posters, advertisements and other promotional materials the school creates. Permission is also herby granted for the school to copyright such photographs in its name. Photo release must be signed.
Miscellaneous: Parents and adult students are to be aware that the school promotes a healthy body image among our students. Parents are to be aware that dancing is physically demanding and proper body care and nutrition is essential.
I have read and understand the above policies and procedures and agree to abide by them.
Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability:
I, ___________________________________, hereby agree to the following:
1. That I am participating in the ballet curriculum and fitness classes, offered by Ballet Academy Ventura (BAV) during which I will receive information and instruction about health and fitness. I recognize fitness programs require physical exertion, which may be strenuous and may cause physical injury, and I am fully aware of the risks and hazards involved.
2. I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician prior to and regarding my participation in the ballet classes, programs, or workshops. I represent and warrant that I am physically fit and I have no medical condition, which would prevent my full participation in the ballet classes or workshops.
3. In consideration of being permitted to participate in the ballet classes, programs or workshops, I agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages known or unknown which I might incur as a result of participating in the program.
4. In further consideration of being permitted to participate in the ballet classes, programs or workshops, I knowingly, voluntarily and expressly waive any claim I may have against BAV for injury or damages that I may sustain as a result of participating in the program.
5. I, my heirs or legal representatives, forever release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue BAV for any injury or death caused by their negligence or other acts.
I have read the above release and waiver of liability and fully understand its contents. I voluntarily agree to the terms and conditions stated above.
Ballet Academy Ventura and Ventura County Ballet Company
I hereby agree and consent that the Ballet Academy Ventura ("BAV") and the Ventura County Ballet ("VCB") and its successors, assigns, and licensees, may use my name, photograph and video for BAV and VCBC promotions while a student and in the future. I hereby waive, as to BAV and VCB and its successors, assigns, and licenses, all personal rights and objections to the use of my name, image and likeness in BAV and VCB promotions.
I now waive all personal right and objections to any use of my image in connection with the use photography containing my photograph, for any picture, television, radio, internet purposes and performances thereof, accompanied by any narration and dialogue whatever, and the publicity in connection with advertising purposes. I understand that the PRODUCER will do so in full reliance on the forgoing permission.
I understand that BAV and VCB will use photographs/video to promote the school or events for performances in reliance on the foregoing permission, secure grants and general advertising.
I have read this release and understand and agree to its terms.
BAV takes our uniform code seriously. Please wear appropriate class belt to all classes:
Creative Movement, Pre-ballet and Prep 1 Uniform: Girls Pink leotard, pink tights and pink canvas split sole ballet slippers. Prep 1 Purple class belt, available in office
Level 1 - Advance 2: Girls Uniform: Ballet-black leotard (Conservative styles , absolutely no bare sides or backs with bra-like straps) , pink tights and pink canvas split sole ballet slippers and class belt.
Boys Ballet Uniform: White or black tee shirt or tank, black shorts or pants, white or black slippers with white light weight socks.
Hip Hop: Uniform: BAV Hip Hop shirt with black leggings or baggie shorts and black hip hop shoes) all available in office (shoes require 1 week to order. No Street shoes to be worn in class, as they bring in oil and gravel from the street.
Jazz: Uniform: BAV Tee shirts only, black jazz shoes and black legging-all available in office (shoes require 1 week to order)
Contemporary/Modern Uniform: Black leotard, pink/black footless tights, black bootie shorts (optional) and Footies (available in office). BAV tee shirt. No other tee shirts or camisoles.
Flamenco Uniform: Leotard or BAV tee shirt with flamenco skirt in any color, and character or flamenco shoes any color.
Hair in bun and leotards conservative for all classes and rehearsals.