Policies & Practices 2020-2021

  1. Your student’s class level will be determined by the Artistic Director, Miss Ellen.
  2. Students in class levels Chassé and Passé are required to have character shoes and character skirts by October 26, 2020.
  3. Class level Changement will include technique pre-pointe and pointe work. Dancers are required to bring pre-pointe or 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 Monmouth Academy of Ballet’s Spring Performance that will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Auditions will be held Saturday, December 12, 2020 beginning at 3:00pm. Audition applications plus a $40 fee are due Friday, November 4, 2020. A $150 performance fee is due by Saturday, December 19, 2019 to confirm your student’s participation. Mandatory rehearsals will start Saturday, February 20, 2021.
  8. Students who are invited to take the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examination need to register and pay registration and coaching fees by Monday, October 26, 2020. Required coaching classes will start the week of November 9, 2020. A mandatory mock examination will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2021 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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