General Policies

Tuition


Tuition is based on two 16 week semesters, from September to mid-January and mid-January to May.  All tuition is due on the 1st week of the dance month.  A $10 late fee is charged if tuition is more than 10 days late.  Payments may be made by cash, check or credit card online.  There is a $25 charge for all returned checks.  All accounts must be in good standing to register for the next semester of classes and participation in Showcase.


All dance classes run for 32 weeks 

45 minute class - $40/month
60 minute class - $52/month
75 minute class - $65/month
90 minute class - $80/month

Storytime Ballet 
$40/month

Concentrated Private Study
5 pack of 45 minute studies - $150 - Scheduled at your convenience.

Cancellations


Classes may be canceled due to weather or instructor illness.  Notification of cancellations will be sent via email and text as well as posted on Facebook. Belletete Ballet Studio morning (9am - 1pm) classes follow the local school cancelations.  If Dover and/or Somersworth area schools are canceled, then all morning classes are canceled.  Afternoon classes will be canceled no later than 2pm the day of class.  


Make Up Classes


In the event of class cancellation due to weather or instructor illness, classes will be made up during vacation weeks or during our Make Up Week at the end of each semester.  Any classes that we are unable to make up will be credited at the END of the semester.


If a student misses a class due to illness, they are welcome to attend a similarly leveled class at a different time as a makeup. We do not give credits for student absense due to illness. Please do your best to contact the studio in the event of a student absence.


Missed Class Credits

If you are planning a vacation or know a month in advance that your child will be missing class for a specific reason, please contact us and a credit will be placed on your account.  Class credit requests must be submitted no less than 1 month ahead of time.

Registration


Registration may be completed online for all students.  All account information regarding class registrations, tuition balance and payments will be confidentially maintained through the studio's registration system. 


Showcase Fees


Each class will perform in an end of the year dance showcase where dancers are able to present their dancing to friends and family in an age-appropriate, family-oriented performance.  There is a $15 Participation Fee for each dancer. Belletete Ballet tries its best to keep costs down for all of our families in terms of costumes by shopping locally and making unique costumes by hand.  In most cases, costumes and/or costume pieces must be purchased.  The cost of the costumes may vary.  A non-refundable $25 costume deposit for each class is required.


Classroom Behavior


All dancers are expected to:

  • arrive on time for class
  • be dressed appropriately for class (see Dress Code)
  • have their hair secured in a bun for Ballet or in a ponytail and out of their faces for all other classes
  • be polite and respectful to the instructor at all times
  • be polite and respectful to their fellow dancers
  • follow Classroom Safety Rules
Classroom Safety Rules
  • No gum chewing in class at any time
  • No running [outside of specific instructor directions to do so]
  • No dancing in front of the pillars
  • No touching the mirrors

Young dancers may be asked to sit out for a specified amount of time if they do not adhere to the classroom safety rules.  Younger dancers are given two 'sit times' during class.  After the 3rd correction they will be asked to sit in the waiting room with their parents and may return to class when they are able to adhere to the Classroom Safety Rules.


Dress Code


All dancers should dress appropriately for class with their hair secured out of their faces.  Dress codes are in place to create an easy visual for proper body alignment for both the dancer and instructor.


Storytime Ballet - Comfortable, flexible clothing that allow movement.

Predance & Just Dance - Pink or black leotard, pink tights and proper ballet slippers.

Ballet - solid color leotard, pink tights and ballet slippers; ballet skirts or black shorts and fitted ballet sweaters are permissible.

Jazz - solid color leotard, pink tights and (optional) jazz shoes; black shorts, capris or leggings and fitted dance sweaters/sweatshirts are permissible.

Hip Hop - Comfortable clothing that allow freedom of movement.

Tap - Comfortable clothing that allow freedom of movement; pants may not hang below the ankle.