Q: When will the 2019-2020 schedule be available? When can I register for classes?
A: The 2019-2020 schedule will be available in April. Open registration beings April 29, 2019
Q: How do I register for classes?
A: Registration is done online. You can fill out the summer class for here. You will then receive an invoice via email for all registration fees.
Q: Can we just show up for a class?
A: Classes fill up quickly. To ensure that everyone gets the best experience and a seamless transition, we require a trial class before enrollment when classes are already in session.
Q: My child just turned 2 can he/she still take class?
A: We require a trial class for all new students from ages 2.5-4.5. A requirement for the Pre-Ballet class is that the child can be in the studio without a parent/guardian.
Q: When are trial classes?
A: Trial classes are held twice a month on Saturday mornings. Contact the studio for times.
Q: If I am signing my child up for summer classes does he/she need to do a trial class?
A: No, your child does not need to take a trial class for summer classes.
Q: Am I able to watch my child during class?
A: We find if parents are watching the class most often it becomes a huge distraction for the dancers in the class. It sometimes makes the child uncomfortable and he/she does not dance to their fullest potential. So no, parents are not allowed to watch the classes. At the end of each month we bring parents in to see what their child has been working on.
Q: What should my child wear?
A: Each class follows a strict dress code that must be followed. Our dress code allows for the instructors to assess and correct proper body alignment and allow for proper spotting during classes. JMBDA provides parents the option to purchase attire through the studio at a lower cost than local dance stores and online.
Q: What additional fees am I responsible for besides monthly tuition?
A: There is a $25 annual membership fee ($15 for each additional sibling), a costume fee per dancer ($50-$80 depending on the class), and a recital fee (t-shirt, 2 tickets).
Q: Does my child have to take the Progressing Ballet Technique class?
A: If you child is enrolled in a Ballet class then yes, he/she is required to take a PBT class. If you child is NOT enrolled in a Ballet class, they are NOTrequired to take a PBT but it is high recommended that all dancers ages 7+ take it.