I understand that The Academy of Russian Ballet is not responsible for any injuries sustained at any time, and/or at any location in the Wellington Business Center or Reston Business Park. I recognize that my child's participation may expose him/her to the risk of injury. I accept this risk and hereby relieve the Academy of Russian Ballet, and/or its agents, employees, faculty, the Wellington Business Center and Reston Business Park from all liability for personal injury, illness or property damage occurring during instruction or performance, whether or not caused by the negligence of The Academy of Russian Ballet, its agents, employees, and/or faculty.
I understand that any studio, gymnasium, auditorium, or theater is not accountable for any injury, illness, or property damage occurring during performance or instruction. I certify that my child is in good health and capable of participating in all the activities and classes.
I understand that dance instruction involves kinetic corrections to the body that may involve physically touching the students as a part of the regular class work and rehearsals.
Level placement is at the discretion of the Artistic Directors and Instructors only. Technical advancement, strength, physical maturity, emotional maturity. Age is a secondary consideration. Students generally spend AT LEAST TWO YEARS PER LEVEL. Each student advances individually, not entire levels/classes at the same time. Students continuously learn new concepts and movements regardless "level". Parents of children in intermediate and above levels should understand that students taking classes less than recommended below will not progress as fast as their classmates and should not expect promotion to higher levels as quickly as those that take multiple classes per week. (With consistent attendance). We recommend all Ballet III and up students should attend classes of different style (Jazz, Modern, Character, Lyrical) for further enrichment. Pointe Policy - Students must regularly attend a minimum of THREE or more technique classes per week to study pointe. Students must attend the proceeding technique class to attend pointe class.
Suggested Ballet Class Enrollment:
Pre Ballet through Ballet 2 1-2 ballet classes/week
Ballet 3-4 2-3 ballet classes/week
Ballet 5-6 3 or more ballet classes/week AND at least ONE additional style (modern, character, jazz, tap)
Ballet 7-8 4 or more ballet classes/week AND at least TWO additional style (modern, character, jazz, tap)
ARB's main methods of communication is Email and social media. Please make sure that your email addresses are up to date with the office and in the parent portal. Emails from the ARB studios will be sent via the Jackrabbit online system. Please check your email account and be sure to add "Jackrabbit" as a "known" sender. Check your SPAM folder to be sure emails are not there. Important information is also posted on the boards in the studio. Studio hours are M-F 4:30-8:00 and Saturday 12pm-2pm, extended hours on Saturday during rehearsal periods. Email is answered M-F but not on weekends. Office Hours: Manassas = Wednesday evenings 4-8 pm; Herndon = Monday evenings from 4-8pm. Please email Kimberly for questions regarding payments, tuition, add/drop, and Parent Portal. Please understand that it is your responsibility to be knowledgeable about class times, schedule changes, rehearsal schedules, payments due, etc. ARB does not issue bills or invoices. Conferences and meetings with faculty need to be scheduled. Please email office staff to set up an appointment. Please do not email teachers on their personal email/social media for ARB/NVYB related questions. We ask that you respect their "work" vs "social" time and send any ARB/NVYB questions thru the Parent Portal or ARB direct email account. Please do not stop instructors in between classes/rehearsals to discuss progress, issues, etc. as they can potentially be late to their next class/rehearsal.
Students and parents are expected to maintain the high moral integrity of ARB. Bullying, gossiping, disrespect towards instructors, Directors, peers, or other parents inside the studio, outside of class, on the internet, etc. will not be tolerated and will be dealt with accordingly. Parents and Students that have a history of the above issues will find their registrations subject to approval. ARB reserves the right to refuse admission to those that have prior infractions. Late Students in Ballet V and above must wait at the door for invitation into class. Students must make up missed classes within ONE months of the absence on their own accord. Tuition credit is not given for missed classes. Students must make up the class missed in a class in the same genre, at the same level or one below. (Missed Ballet class can be made up in another ballet class. A missed Modern class can be made up in another Modern or Jazz class). Students must make up missed classes from the school year during the school year and not during the summer program and/or visa versa. Students are not allowed to use several make-up classes to "add" another class to their schedule instead of registering for the new class.
All students are expected to adhere to the Dress Code and wear uniforms for every ballet class. Please do not substitute brands/styles. Leotards may be purchased directly from ARB. No skirts or warmups permitted in class. Ballet 7 & 8 students may wear any color/style leotard for Saturday classes. Ballet 8 students may wear any color/style leotard for Friday and Saturday classes. Underwear, bras, etc. are usually not necessary in upper level classes. If support is necessary, it must be flesh colored. No electronic devices, phones, ipods, etc. allowed in the studios for classes and/or rehearsals without permission. ARB is not responsible for lost items. Hair must be done UP for ALL ballet classes (Pre-Ballet through Ballet 8). Please use pins, clips, hair spray, nets, etc. to secure hair. No ponytails allowed in any ballet class. Headbands are NOT an acceptable form of hair securing. Hair should not fall down in class. Students with short hair must be done up as much as possible. Street clothes/play clothes are not permitted in any class. No jewelry, watches, bracelets in any dance class. ARB is not responsible for lost items. No gum anywhere in the building. Only water is allowed in the studios. Food must be eaten in the waiting areas, NOT dressing rooms. Please clean up after yourselves.