Tuition and Policies

Our Policies

Thank you for choosing Mobile Ballet for your child’s dance training! Please carefully review the following policies and information which help ensure the best experience for each student.

Updates and reminders are sent throughout the school year to the email address provided during on-line registration. To add other family members or caregivers to the email alert list, please email a request to us at office@mobileballet.org.

School reminders and updates are also available by text message. You can “opt in” to our text messaging system from your cellular phone in one easy step!

Mobile School:                       Text MOBBALLET to 51660

Eastern Shore School:          Text ESBALLET to 51660

Registration Fee: All students must register for each school year. A discount on registration is offered to returning students registering by the early registration deadline for the upcoming 2017-18 school year and they are given priority in class placement. Registration fees also include a Mobile Ballet T-shirt. Please be sure to select your requested T-shirt size during the on-line registration process!

Tuition: Annual tuition is based on the number of classes per week and is divided into nine (9) equal payments for your convenience. Tuition payments are due on the 1st of each month, September through May, with a late fee of $15 if received after the 10th.  There is a five percent (5%) discount for annual tuition paid in full by September 10.

Family Discount: A discounted rate is offered to siblings of registered students. The child taking the most classes per week pays full tuition and fees. Each additional sibling receives a discounted rate.

 

Payment: After completing on-line registration, you may access your password-protected student account on-line and pay tuition by bank draft or by credit card or debit card, 24/7 from your smartphone, tablet or computer.  Payments are also accepted in the office. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa, as well as payments by bank draft, check and cash.

Automatic recurring payment by bank draft or by credit or debit card is strongly encouraged! This is a simple, convenient way to be sure your monthly tuition payments are made on time.

In our on-line registration system, you can easily set up a recurring payment option.  The office staff is also available to assist you with establishing automatic recurring payment.

Fees:  There are several fees payable throughout the year based on participation in our exciting performance opportunities! Performing is an important part of dance training and we encourage students to take advantage of all performance opportunities offered at their Level.

Like tuition, fees can be paid through your password-protected student account by bank draft or with a credit card or debit card from your smartphone, tablet or computer.  Fee payments are also accepted in the office. Each student’s account must be paid in full for current tuition due and applicable fees in order to participate in performance opportunities.


Absences:  We do not prorate tuition for sickness, holidays, or days missed for personal reasons. If your child must miss a class due to an illness or another approved reason and would like to “make up” the class, please see the Associate Director of the School at your location or email office@mobileballet.org to make proper arrangements. We encourage you to call the office at (251) 342-2241 if your child is ill or unable to attend class so that we may notify the faculty.

Promptness:  Students should be at the door to the designated studio promptly at the stated time for class to begin dressed in proper uniform with hair in bun or pulled back from face.  Please allow for restroom time prior to the beginning of class.

Students also must be picked up promptly at the end of class. We understand that emergencies happen, but you must call the office to inform the staff.  Habitual tardiness in picking up your child will result in a financial penalty. Non-enrolled siblings of students may not be left at the studio unattended.

 

Enrollment for the school year means that we are counting on your child’s attendance and participation and have planned accordingly. If you are considering withdrawal from a class or the school, we encourage you to make an appointment to discuss this with your child’s teacher or the Associate Director of the School at your studio location.

Withdrawal requests must be made in writing to office@mobileballet.org. One month’s notice is required. Billing to your child’s account will continue until written notice is received and during the 30-day notice .

Dancing is a strenuous physical activity and injuries, although not frequent, do occur. By enrolling your child in dance classes at Mobile Ballet, Inc. and by participating in the Mobile Ballet Company, you assume the risk, if any, for any injuries your child may incur while engaged in dance classes, performances, public appearances or other related activities, including, but not limited to, necessary travel. By your signature below, you agree to HOLD HARMLESS Mobile Ballet, Inc., its officers, directors, agents, servants and employees from any liability or fault for any injuries your child may incur while engaged in dance classes, performances, public appearances and/or related activities, including, but not limited to, necessary travel.

I understand that photographers, television crews, representatives of the media, and/or staff of Mobile Ballet, Inc. or its contractors will sometimes be present photographing, filming, or otherwise recording activity at the School and/or activities participated in by students at the School and the Mobile Ballet Company. I agree to permit Mobile Ballet, Inc. and its designees to use the photographic likeness, video and television recordings, artistic, musical, and written work (the “Likeness and Work”) of the Student for Mobile Ballet, Inc. purposes. I knowingly and voluntarily agree to hold harmless Mobile Ballet, Inc. regarding the reproduction, publication, or other use of the Student’s Likeness and Work, and further acknowledge and agree that by signing this Agreement, I waive any claim or cause of action I otherwise might have against Mobile Ballet, Inc. regarding such usage or damages resulting there from.

Questions?

Our main office in Mobile is open Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and can assist you regarding questions for both our Mobile and Eastern Shore studio locations. Please call (251) 342-2241 or Contact Us for assistance.

 

Acceptance of these policies

By accepting Terms & Conditions during the on-line registration process, you agree that you have read and understand the above policies and agree to the Hold Harmless Agreement and the Photo/Video Release for your child.