The School of Evansville Ballet

Policies & Procedures

The curriculum at The School of Evansville Ballet has been created to be experienced in its entirety. Lack of full participation ultimately affects developing technique and artistry, which will impact class placement as well as performance casting.

  • Placement is made at the discretion of the artistic director and subject to change.

  • Students enrolled in the Company Training Program are expected to attend ALL of their scheduled classes each week to ensure proper progress and to remain at the level expected of the dancers at Evansville Ballet. Continued absence, without sufficient reason, will not only impede the students training, but may also result in dismissal from the program.

  • Students should arrive at the school no more than 30 minutes prior to the start of class, and should be picked up PROMPTLY at the end of class. Delays in the pick-up of students are a hindrance to the timely function of the rest of the studio.

  • Students are expected to adhere to the required dress code as well as policies regarding overdressing at all times. Please see the Uniform Policy for details.

  • Students arriving late for class should wait at the side of the studio until the exercise in progress is complete. Then, with the permission of the instructor, they may join the class. Extreme tardiness or repetitive tardiness will not be tolerated. If a student is too late for class, they will be asked to sit and observe the class.

  • Students should not leave the building before, after, or in between classes without a parent or guardian.

  • The School of Evansville Ballet reserves the right to ask any student to either sit out or leave a class if inappropriate behavior/language is used or their attitude or actions are disrupting the learning process for other students in the classroom.

  • Eating and drinking is not permitted outside of the dancers’ lounge. This applies to parents, siblings, and guests as well as dancers. Food should be stored in the lounge, not the dressing room or dancers bags. Bottled water is permitted in the studio. No gum chewing is allowed anywhere in the building. Students must maintain the cleanliness of the dressing/common areas. The changing rooms are to be left neat and orderly as you leave them. Messiness will not be tolerated!

  • The parents are responsible for meeting their financial obligations to the school in a timely fashion. Please see the tuition and fees page for details and due dates. Tuition is non-refundable and not pro-rated due to the number of classes per month. Tuition is for the full year and broken up into per semester costs, not per month. If you choose the payment plan, please be aware that these payments are due on the 1st of each month regardless of the number of classes (semester tuition is divided by 5 payments/per semester). There will be a $25 late fee for EACH late payment not paid by the 5th of each month. Reminders of due dates will not be given.

  • No refunds, credits or make-ups will be given for classes missed due to illness, sporting events, vacations, etc.; nor will they be given for cancellations due to holidays, weather, or events beyond Evansville Ballet’s control. Extra classes are built in to the spring semester at no additional cost to compensate for any closures. Please see the school calendar for a list of closings.

  • ALL PARENTS must read the Call Board. All schedules, information, auditions, and important notices are posted on the board. It is the responsibility of the student and their guardians to keep themselves up to date on this information. Information/Schedules WILL NOT be emailed. Evansville Ballet Staff will not be expected to reiterate information on the board, so you must check and follow through with it!

  • It is advised that all outside classes, workshops, and programs be openly discussed with the Artistic Director prior to making a commitment.

  • In order to speak with the Artistic Director, you must call ahead and schedule an appointment. No drop-ins to the office will be accepted, as it takes time away from the Director’s busy schedule and may interfere with class time or previous engagements. Please contact the staff via the school phone or email only, and please specify why you are wishing to meet / what you are wanting to discuss. This is helpful to everyone involved.