Policies & Practices 2018-2019

  1. Your student’s class level will be determined by the Artistic Director, Miss Ellen.
  2. Students in class levels Flic Flac, Passé, Développé and Échappé are required to have character shoes and character skirts by October 8, 2018.
  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 15, 2019. Auditions will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2:30 pm and audition applications plus a $40 fee are due Friday, November 16. Cast members will be informed of their roles early in December. A $150 performance fee is due by December 22, 2018 to confirm your student’s participation. Mandatory rehearsals will start Saturday, February 2, 2019.
  8. Students invited to take the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examination need to register and pay registration and coaching fees ($400) by October 22, 2018. Mandatory coaching classes will be held Sunday, May 5 and Sunday, May 19, 2019 and a mandatory mock examination on Sunday, June 2, 2019. The final RAD examination will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
  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 not available for all class levels. If available, 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.



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