Pre-Ballet

Classes Resuming at ABA

Hello ABA Families!

I hope you all are well and hanging in there. I am so happy to let you know that we will reopen Monday, May 11th. This will include Ballet I-VI, contemporary, & adult classes. We are so excited and have been busy cleaning and implementing appropriate changes to ensure we all stay healthy. The studio has also been sprayed with NISUS DSV, which is a hospital grade spray that is used against SARS & COV-2. After spraying at night and drying it continues to break down microscopic organic matter.

Below is a list of what we will be implementing along with the guidelines set by the CDC.

  • We are asking that everyone wear a mask
  • Sanitize as you enter the building
  • Come dressed for class, the dressing room will be closed
  • Do not come if you are sick
  • Wash hands after barre and wipe down barres with antiseptic wipes
  • Bring a water bottle and fill it only once before class begins
  • Drop off only so we do not have extra bodies in the lobby
  • Please talk to your kids about not touching each other and leaving space between each other
  • Sadly... no hugs for now

Classes will be kept at 10 or less. If you are in Pre-Ballet or Ballet Fundamentals, we will continue classes through Zoom. If you could please let me know if you plan on attending classes at the studio I can work on a schedule. I completely understand if some of you are not comfortable returning right now, so please let me know. I would like to figure out a way to keep the Zoom classes available if you can not attend at the studio. Classes will be available (at the studio) first to those who have attended via Zoom over the past seven weeks. I will work on invoices for May as I hear back from you. Please let me know if you have any questions. I’m sorry that I can not start back with my little ones, but I think it is a lot to ask of them.

WE LOVE AND MISS YOU ALL!

Ages 5 to 8

Pre-Ballet introduces the student to the formal structure of a classical ballet class without requiring the total outward rotation of the hip joint. Elementary vocabulary is introduced, concepts of alignment, the positions of the feet and arms, simple stretches, and movements that teach transference of weight, balance, use of space, large and fine motor coordination and jumps. The class also includes a healthy dose of creative elements so that the student doesn’t lose the natural ability to move freely in space and express his/her feelings through dance. Over the course of the year, students become familiar with the structure of a dance class beginning with the barre, progressing through center work and allegro. Class finishes with ‘free dance’ which allows the students to create their own movements and costumes using ribbons, scarves, fans, baskets and hats. 

[60-minute class; light pink leotard] 

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Attendance Policy

Parents and students are encouraged to avoid making appointments during class time. Students who miss class regularly will be moved into a lower class level in order to maintain the integrity of each class’s curriculum. Parents must notify the Academy if their child is going to be absent. Students are encouraged to make-up all missed classes as quickly as possible.

Tuition Policy

The class terms at the Academy are August thru July. Meaning, classes begin in mid-August of one year and end in July of the next year. Tuition at the Academy is based on a single amount divided into twelve monthly payments. Tuition is due by the tenth of each month. A late fee of $10 is expected for payments received after the tenth of each month. Tuition is not reduced to reflect missed classes due to illness, work schedules, vacations, or holidays. Make-up classes can be arranged with the teacher. Adjustments will be made for summer vacations if the Academy is notified in writing beforehand. 

A student is considered enrolled in a class until the Academy is notified in writing that the student will not be returning. This policy permits the Academy to keep the enrollment in each level from exceeding the limit established by the Directors to maintain professional standards. Tuition is due until written notification is received. Notifications can be mailed to info.aba.fl@gmail.com.