Academy Policies
Please, read carefully before registering

Fee Structure

Registration commitment is for the entire season.

There are three options to make a tuition payment:

Tuition is based on a ten month schedule (September - June), based on class levels, regardless of actual amounts of classes taken or missed due to school or personal holidays, therefore, missed classes may not lower tuition. If the student wishes to withdraw from the program any post-dated payments will be returned only. There will be no reimbursement of partial month of classes. There are no refunds or pro-rated tuition for extended illness or injury, unless we are informed prior the absence. Medical documentation may be required in order to waive tuition. A credit for the unused portion of the tuition will be given from the time of injury or illness being reported.

*Any cheques deemed NSF will be subject to a $25.00 charge.

*There are NO REFUNDS on tuition except upon Director's receipt of written notification.
Program tuition

Dress Code

All students are required to wear appropriate attire to classes and will not be allowed to participate in class if repeatedly violated.
Hair for girls is to be neatly and firmly secured in a bun off the neck. Students are responsible for their own hairpins and elastic bands.
There will be no jewelry allowed in class.

Ballet class attire for girls: Ballet black leotard, pink ballet tights, canvas split sole ballet shoes, pointe shoes.

Ballet class attire for boys: Fitted white t-shirt, black opaque tights and black canvas ballet shoes or black fitted shorts and white canvas ballet shoes with white socks.

Character dance class attire for girls: Chiffon black ballet skirt, leather pedini dance shoes caramel color.

Character dance class attire for boys: Jazz leather shoes (shoes with the low heel).

Historical dance class attire for girls: Chiffon ballet skirt.

Jazz & Contemporary class attire for girls: Black dance shorts, black cropped top, foot paws.

Hygiene

All students should practice good hygiene while they are in the studio. Parents, it is not too early to speak to your children about the importance of good hygiene.
All students should be wearing Deodorants/Antiperspirants! They are perspiring and it is offensive to other dancers and teachers when students have body odor.

Conduct

Every student is expected to behave while in the facility in a disciplined and responsible manner, with respect to the teacher, stuff and fellow students.
The Academy reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any student whose conduct, attendance or attitude is found to be unsatisfactory. We expect same behavior from parents and/or guardians.
Photo and video taking is strictly prohibited in the studios, unless given permission by the administration.

Attendance

It is mandatory and necessary to attend all classes in order to make the learning process successful. The academy has the right to dismiss/suspend any student whose attendance is not satisfactory. Students should not leave on vacation during study or rehearsal period and must notify far in advance if valid circumstances exist.
School calendar

Punctuality

Parents are urged to have their children on time for class: at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled class in order to dress up, fix their hair. It is disturbing to the entire class when another student arrives late. Also, to prevent injuries, beginning of the class is designed to warm up the muscles slowly. Students who are more than 10 minutes late may not be allowed to participate in class and they may only observe. Please cooperate in enforcing this! It is an essential part of the discipline of ballet.

School Performances

Our Stage Performances are an overall result of the entire school year training process. High quality ballet training is not complete without stage performance practice, especially for students with serious intentions.
There are two mandatory performances which will take place in December and June. Extra rehearsals will be necessary and students will be required to attend all rehearsals (only with permission from the teacher will they be excused). Casting may be subject to student's previous attendance and ability to meet rehearsal schedule. Students missing more than two rehearsals will not be allowed to take part in the performance.
School performances

Evaluations

Students will be evaluated at least twice a year. They might be placed in a different level depending on their progress, conduct and punctuality. Student placement is at the sole discretion of the Artistic Directors. A personal meeting with the parent and the student will be scheduled to discuss any disagreement.
Ballet Examinations

Newsletters

School information and announcements will be distributed through email. Please provide a reliable email address and be sure that www.karpovbaletacademy.ca is on your safe list. Check your email regularly in order to be informed and involved in supporting your child's activities! Newsletters will also be available at the front desk. Academy will not be responsible for student or parent being not properly informed.