New West Ballet School

Polices and Procedures

Registration Fee

A non-refundable fee of $25 per student or $45 per family is due annually at registration.

Tuition

NWB’s program is based on a 12-month school year. By signing up for the 2021-2022 school year, you are agreeing to pay for the entire 2021-2022 school year tuition. Tuition is non-refundable. Please see class level for tuition costs for the school year.

Tuition can be paid annually or monthly. Tuition is charged via credit card on the 1st or 10th of the month.

Annual Payments are due by the end of the first week of September. If utilizing this option, the annual registration fee is waived.
Monthly Payments are due by the tenth of the month, regardless of weekends or holidays. A late fee of $25 will be added to your account if tuition is not paid by the tenth (10th) of the month.

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year begins August 25th, 2021 and continues throughout the school year. NWB does not prorate for partial month enrollment. That is, if you enroll part way through the month, you are responsible for the full month tuition. If your class is permanently cancelled, placement in another class that is level appropriate will be made available. If no other class is available to replace the cancelled class, your tuition will be refunded.

Family Pricing - NWB offers family pricing. A 30% reduction of each additional dancer’s tuition will be added to your account. For immediate family members only.
Military Discount - NWB offers our active military families a monthly 10% discount off tuition. Please active military ID at the front desk for this discount. Thank you for your service!

Schedule Changes

For your protection and security of your account, changes to your schedule must be made by completing the add/drop forms and turning into the NWB office either via email or in person. Schedule changes will not take effect until the first of the upcoming month. Changes to the schedules cannot be made in the months of December, June, July, or August. Once schedule changes are made, the Primary Contact is responsible for any changes in tuition payments. If changing classes, your student will be removed from their classes and their spot in the class may be given to another student on our waitlist. If your dancer falls below the required class requirements of their level, they will be ineligible for performance and advancement. Changes to the account are not backdated, tuition credit will not be given for any classes dropped, and these changes are valid the start of the following month (where applicable).

Missed Lessons and Make-up Classes

Tuition credit will not be given for missed classes for any reason (e.g., illness, pandemic, vacation, injury etc.). Make-up classes may be taken in another class that is level appropriate. See also NWB attendance policy for Pre-Professional Ballet track dancers. Please call, email, or visit the NWB office to schedule your make-up classes.

Photo Release

By enrolling your student in NWB, you are hereby granting NWB permission to use photographs and/or video of the students to use in marketing materials. Permission is also given for the school to copyright such material in its name. Please complete the Photo Release Form.

Injury Release

Parents, legal guardians of students, and adult students of NWB waive the right to any legal action for any injury or sickness sustained while on the premises or at an NWB event because of activity conducted by the students before, during, or after class/performance time. Please complete the Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form.

Student Drop Off/Pick-Up

Parents and guardians of our younger PreBallet levels (Pre Pre, Pre 1, and 2) are encouraged to stay in the lobby and wait for their children. All other levels, please drop off the students inside and promptly pick up at the end of class. NWB is not responsible for children outside of their regular class times. Please park only in spots next to our building and not in spaces next to other buildings. Parking is also available on the street. See also our Covid-19 Procedures for additional information.

Performances

We have several performance opportunities throughout the year. All performances are optional and have participation, costume, and ticket costs that are not included with tuition. Parents of students participating in a performance are obligated to volunteer to help in or with the production. Volunteer opportunities may include fundraising, set making, sewing, working backstage or at concession/merchandise tables, etc. Volunteer buy out options may be available. All rehearsals at the theater are closed rehearsals as it is a matter of safety and security. Students must not miss rehearsal. For most performances, students are allowed no more than one (1) excused absence (excused absences are at the discretion of the director(s)). Students who miss more than one rehearsal will be considered for removal from the production. Any removal from a production is at the sole discretion of the director(s) and is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. No refunds are given for students removed from the production due to unexcused absences and/or behavioral issues. Recreational Track and Open Ballet students are not eligible for performances (unless by invitation under special circumstances).

Withdraws

To withdraw from NWB during the school year, please complete the withdrawal form and email the office to notify of withdrawal. Withdrawal is not complete until the withdrawal form is received by NWB, and tuition will continue to be charged each month until the form is received or until the end of the school year. A full month’s tuition will be charged if withdrawal occurs after the first of the month. Tuition will continue to be charged through August unless withdrawal form is received. NWB will not be accepting withdrawals in December, or the summer months (June, July, or August). Please plan to attend NWB during the summer months. It is vital for students’ growth and maintenance of their ballet technique. If your student will be attending a ballet summer program, please speak with the directors about dropping/tuition during these months.

Important Note

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian or adult student to stay informed about all school functions and update NWB of any changes to students’ information. Please check your email and the information on the bulletin boards at the studio regularly to ensure that you have the latest information. Any changes must be made via our online system, by emailing the studio, or in person at the NWB office with the receptionist.

All the policies and procedures are found in the studio handbook.
Pay your monthly tuition or other fees securely online by logging into your New West Ballet Account via the Parent Login