Students must have a minimum age of 4 years on or before August 25, 2014 in order to register for the 2014-2015 Pre-School Program.
ENROLLMENT FOR THE SPRING 2015 semester IS CLOSED.
HBA is currently enrolling all current and new students for summer classes. To register, fill out this 3 page registration packet and return with check payment to Houston Ballet Academy.
Summer Placement for Currently Enrolled Preschool students: Creative Dance 1 should register for Creative Dance. Creative Dance 2 should register for Creative Dance. Preballet should register for Preballet. Intro to Level 1 should register for Intro to Level 1.
Fall Placement for Currently Enrolled Preschool students (Fall 2015 placement email will be sent in May to current students ): Creative Dance 1 will advance to Creative Dance 2. Creative Dance 2 will advance to Preballet. Preballet will advance to Intro to Level 1 or Level 1; placement to be determined in May. Intro to Level 1 will advance to Level 1.
SCHEDULE FOR 2014-2015 YEAR *Note schedule below is subject to change
Creative Dance is for children four and five years of age. Creative Dance explores both the creative and physical dimensions of each child as they gain awareness of music, rhythm, and movement. Activities are designed to develop strength, coordination, creative thinking, and expression. Through classroom activities, children refine motor skills and develop the creative process through the use of props and imagery.
Pre-Ballet is for children six years of age. This class provides a bridge between Creative Dance and the academy's first level of ballet. Children are introduced to the structure and discipline of a ballet class, as well as music awareness and basic ballet terminology. Pre-Ballet emphasizes creative expression through movement to music.
An audition is not required to enroll in Creative Dance or Pre-Ballet. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes are closed once capacity is reached. To be eligible for Creative Dance 1, Creative Dance 2 or Pre-Ballet for the 2014-2015 year, a child must be four, five or six years old respectively on or before August 25, 2014.
Pre-Ballet and Creative Dance 1 and 2 are each full-year programs. Each student's skill and maturity is assessed throughout the year. Written notification of placement for the following year is sent by email at the end of the spring semester.
Students who wish to continue training in the academy's main school division (Levels 1-8) must audition for Level 1 Ballet after the age of 7. Students registered in Pre-Ballet will be given a courtesy audition at the end of April.
Principal of the Lower School: Priscilla Nathan-Murphy Principal Instructor Lower School: Cheryne Busch Instructor: Beth Everitt
TUITION FOR THE 2014-2015 YEAR
Tuition may be paid in full at registration or in four payments throughout the year. Tuition for the 2013-2014 year is $1,030 for the Pre-School Program, not including a $35 Registration Fee.
Tuition Payment Deadlines: 1st Payment: July 15, 2014 2nd Payment: October 1, 2014 3rd Payment: December 1, 2014 4th Payment: February 1, 2015
*Please note that students with delinquent accounts will not be admitted to class or be eligible to register for the next semester until their account is current.
Withdrawal Policy Parents or guardians who wish to withdraw their child from the Academy must submit, in writing, to the Academy Office notice that the child will be leaving the school. Parents/guardians will be responsible for all tuition payments due up to the point in which the Academy has received written notification of the student's withdrawal.
Refund Policy Tuition is non-refundable. Should a student wish to withdraw after. Should a student withdraw in the beginning or middle or a quarter which has been paid, the remaining tuition will be forfeited to Houston Ballet Academy.
Attendance Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet students may make up an absence by attending another section of their level. Prior to making up a class, the student must pick up a make-up form in the academy office.