Policies & Practices 2019-2020

  1. Your student’s class level will be determined by the Artistic Director, Miss Ellen.
  2. Students in class levels Chassé, Passé, Développé and Échappé are required to have character shoes and character skirts by October 7, 2019.
  3. Class level Échappé will include technique and pointe work. Dancers are required to bring pointe shoes into class.
  4. Student attire and appearance in class must adhere to traditional ballet etiquette.
    • Hair pulled away from the face and secured in a bun. Shorter hair can be secured off the face.
    • Underpants and bras are not to be worn under leotards.
    • No slippers are to be worn without socks or tights.
    • Jewelry and watches may not be worn.
    • Cell phones are not allowed.
  5. Ballet slippers must not be worn outside the dance studio. Doing so will ruin slippers and tracked in dirt will damage the studio floor.
  6. Students must arrive in time to prepare themselves and be ready ten minutes prior to class.
  7. Students are encouraged to participate in MAB’s Spring Performance that will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020. Auditions will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:30 pm and audition applications plus a $40 fee are due Friday, November 22. A $150 performance fee is due by December 20, 2019 to confirm your student’s participation. Mandatory rehearsals will start Saturday, February 22, 2020.
  8. Students invited to take the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examination need to register and pay registration and coaching fees by October 14, 2019. Mandatory coaching classes will start on Friday and Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2019. Subsequent coaching class dates will be announced. A mandatory mock examination will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 and the final RAD examination will take place during the first week in February. Inclusion in the final exam will be decided by Miss Ellen for each student based on their coaching class performance and attendance.
  9. Regular class attendance is essential for your child to develop in step with the rest of their class. If an absence is required, please let us know as soon as possible. Make-up classes are available for all class levels. It is your responsibility to schedule a make-up class within 30 days of the absence.
  10. Schedule dates referenced in these policies are subject to change. We will inform you of schedule changes, important events and school closings by email. It is your responsibility to be sure we have your current email address on file and to keep yourself informed of important dates and times.



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