There are three semesters per year in addition to summer programs. Tuition each semester will vary according to the number of weeks in that session.
Tuition is payable in full at registration. Payment plans may be available for students attending more than one class per week or for a family with more than one student attending. There are NO TUITION REFUNDS (except in the case of physical impairment, requiring a doctor's note). No credit is given for missed classes. There is a one time registration fee for new students of $25.00
Payment can be made by check, cash or credit card.
A limited number of merit and need-based scholarships are available to advanced level students. The number of awards available is dependent upon the amount of money which has been contributed to the Oregon Ballet Foundation scholarship fund in any given year. An application form is available through the office. Careful consideration will be given to all requests. Scholarship students will be assigned work-study chores. In accepting a scholarship, a student agrees not to study at any other school and not to attend auditions or to accept any amateur or professional performing engagement without the official approval of the School.
Each dancer progresses at an individual rate. The age requirements accompanying each level are guidelines only. Students will be notified by their instructor when they are ready to move up to the next level of training.
Students are encouraged to make-up missed classes. Make-up classes may be done in the same level or one level lower than the registered class. Discuss with office to schedule. Tuition is not pro-rated for missed classes.
Girls: Black leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers. No jewelry, skirts, sweaters or leg-warmers are permitted. Hair in a bun. (Click here for a tutorial of how to make a ballet bun). Boys: Black tights, white T-shirt, white socks, white or black ballet slippers. Hair color must be a natural hair color. Short hair must be pulled back off of the face. Please don't come to class wearing face paint.
Our annual Spring Concert is held towards the end of the school year, as theater availabilty permits. Participation is not mandatory. Costume fees typically run no more than $75, and dancers keep their costumes. In the Fall, partnered with Oregon Ballet Foundation, we do a classic children's production such as the Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Snow White. Typically there will be a participation fee, but costumes are the property of the Foundation so that they can be used in future productions. Participation in performances is contingent upon adequate attendance.
Parents are welcome (but not required) to stay and observe class. A viewing window is available. We ask that visitors be respectful by keeping conversation and children quiet in the lobby area while classes are in session.
Student Code of Conduct.
Standards for Student Conduct -- Each student is expected to:
- Demonstrate courtesy.
- Behave in a responsible manner, always exercising self-discipline.
- Attend all classes, regularly and on time.
- Respect the property of others.
- Refrain from public displays of affection (see below).
- Adhere to the requirements of the Student Code of Conduct.
Displays of Affection: Students demonstrating affection between each other is personal and not meant for public display. This includes hand holding, touching, massaging, kissing, hugging, or any other contact that may be considered sexual in nature. Such behavior may result in suspension or expulsion from the studio.
OBA will close for 4j Spring Break, Memorial Day, July 4th, and Thanksgiving weekend.
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