*** American Academy of Ballet leotards with the AAB logo are available for some levels and can be purchased at the Academy.
Ballet I, Ballet II and Ballet III should purchase their leotards at the studio. (Cost $20.00)
Ballet A and Ballet B also must purchase their dance dresses at the studio. (Cost $25.00) All leotards come with the AAB logo.
Please click this Heading, the tuition link under Class Information Menu on the side bar or call 688-4774 for our tuition schedule.
There is a $25.00 registration fee due upon registration and a $10.00 fee for each additional child in the same family.
Due to the high cost of liability insurance, there is a $10 insurance fee charged for each student.
All Ballet students must wear pink tights and ballet slippers with elastic.
Boys wear white slippers and socks with black tights.
Ballet students MUST wear the following class color leotards to class:
|BALLET I (6-8 yrs.)||white tank leotard|
|BALLET IB (9-13 yrs.)||black tank leotard|
|BALLET II||pink tank leotard|
|BALLET III||red tank leotard|
|BALLET IV||light blue tank leotard|
|BALLET V||burgundy tank leotard|
|BALLET VI||seafoam camisole|
|INTERMEDIATE I||black camisole|
|INTERMEDIATE II||black camisole|
|BALLET A||pink dance dress|
|BALLET B||violet dance dress|
|BALLET C||seafoam camisole|
|BALLET D||garnet camisole|
|BALLET E||purple camisole|
|BALLET F||black camisole|
|POINTE||powder blue w/solid blue skirt|
|JAZZ/TAP||black tights, leotard & shoes|
|PRE-BALLET||pink tank leotard|
|FAIRYTAIL DANCE||pink dance attire|
|MODERN||black tights, leotard, unitard|
|CHARACTER||Beige character shoes|
|HIP HOP||t-shirt, sneakers & sweatpants|
ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE THEIR HAIR PINNED SECURELY IN A BUN.
NO UNDERWEAR ALLOWED UNDER TIGHTS.
Plastic pants or body-suits are NOT ALLOWED in the classroom.
Skirts are allowed ONLY in Pointe Class.
Dance Merchants: Bailey Slipper Shop & The American Academy
Parents are invited to observe class on watching days. They are the 1st class in November and February. Exact dates will be posted at the studio.
At the end of May the students of the American Academy present a performance for their parents and friends. All students Pre II and up are required to participate in this demonstration as part of their training. There is a $25.00 NON-REFUNDABLE performance fee due February 1st. Classes continue through Mid-June and June tuition is payable before the May performance.
There are two levels of Pre-Ballet classes. (Creative movement and introduction to Ballet) Pre-Ballet I is for 4 year old children and Pre-Ballet II is for 5 year old. Pre-Ballet II students participate in the studio performance in June. Pre-Ballet I students have their own in-studio performance and reception for family and friends in mid-June.
Classes are offered for 3 year old on weekday and Sat. mornings. This class introduces very young children to music appreciation, creative movement and very basic ballet through the use of small instruments, scarves, masks, butterfly wings, wands, tutus, parachutes etc. The focus is on exploring their creativity while having fun. Music and Movement students have an in-studio performance and reception for their family and friends in mid-June. Requirements: Must be 3 by October and toilet trained.
A $20.00 non-refundable Costume Fee for all classes is due March 10th.
The studio is closed on the following days: Columbus Day observed, Thanksgiving weekend and Memorial Day observed. For Easter, Christmas, and Spring & Winter breaks follow the Williamsville/Clarence School District closings. For weather related school closing information: WIVB-TV Channel 4, WGRZ-TV Channel 2 or WKBW-TV Channel 7.
There is a minimum required enrollment for a class to be held. We reserve the right to cancel any class and a refund is guaranteed.
Our annual Nutcracker production takes place the first weekend in December (this year on December 3rd & 4th) at UB Center for the Arts. Students who have completed Ballet I and above may audition for the children's roles. Auditions are on a Sat. and Sun. in September and detailed information is posted in the studios.