CREATIVE BALLET

Overview

 

Please note: TPB requires all staff, faculty, pianists and dancers ages 5+ to be vaccinated against Covid-19 for in-studio participation. You can count on our commitment to the health and safety of our community. With so many of our young dancers ineligible to be vaccinated, we thank you for your continued support to keep them healthy and safe.

 

Our Creative Ballet program is recommended for little ones who love to twirl and leap. It offers a fun, guided way for children aged 3-6 to explore dance through classes that encourage an exploration of movement in a safe and non-competitive environment. Our trained staff introduces children to basic dance steps while developing motor skills, strength, balance and flexibility. We also work on social skills such as taking turns and following directions, as well as musicality, creativity, and joy in movement.

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Registration and Payment

Each Creative Ballet Session costs $120 for eight weeks. If you wish to sign up after the session has begun, please call the studio for information about late registration. We do not offer refunds. Not sure if your child is ready for Creative Ballet? He or she is welcome to attend a trial class at no charge. If your child would like to continue with the class, the trial will be part of the remainder of the tuition. Parents who wish to enroll their children must complete a Registration Form. Register early, as class size is limited. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled.

You may register online, by phone, or in person at the studio. Please pay for your child’s session at the time of registration. We accept checks, cash, VISA, and Mastercard. Tuition payments are not tax-deductible as a charitable donation, and we do not provide refunds.

If your child must stop attending the session for any reason, we will apply a credit to your TPB account, but cannot issue a refund once the session has started. We do not offer make-up sessions for missed Creative Ballet classes.

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Current Session

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November/December
November 4 – December 19, 2021
*No classes Thanksgiving week, November 22 – 28

Thursday
2:30 – 3:15pm – Ages 3 & 4
3:30 – 4:15pm – Ages 5 & 6

Saturday
8:15 – 9:00am – Ages 3 & 4
9:00 – 9:45am – Ages 5 & 6

Sunday
9:30 – 10:15am – Ages 3 & 4
10:30 – 11:30am – Ages 5 & 6

Next Session

January/February
January 9 – February 27, 2022

Thursday
2:30 – 3:15pm – Ages 3 & 4
3:30 – 4:15pm – Ages 5 & 6

Saturday
8:15 – 9:00am – Ages 3 & 4
9:00 – 9:45am – Ages 5 & 6

Sunday
9:00 – 9:45am – Ages 3 & 4
10:00 – 10:45am – Ages 4 & 5
11:00 – 11:45am – Ages 5 & 6

Class Attire

Dress Code (Ages 3-4)
Girls: any color leotard (no skirt or dress), pink footless tights, & no ballet slippers
Boys: any color t-shirt, black footless leggings/tights, & no ballet slippers

Dress Code (Ages 5-6)
Girls: any color leotard (no skirt or dress), pink full foot tights, & pink ballet slippers
Boys: any color t-shirt, black tights, & black ballet slippers

Class Observation

*Class observation is temporarily suspended due to Covid-19

We invite parents and family to observe the Creative Ballet classes at the end of each session. This is a great time to invite grandparents and see what the class has been learning. Prior to the observation time, we ask that families please wait outside the studio to minimize distractions during class.

Please adhere to the guidelines outlined in our Student/Parent Handbook:
  • Turn off all cell phones and pagers.
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the studio.
  • Please no talking during class.
  • No cameras or camcorders. Due to privacy concerns from parents, we do not allow photography or videography.
  • Please arrive on time! Late students and parents are very disruptive to the class.

Creative Ballet Class Expectations

To maintain an uninterrupted and creative learning environment we ask that students and parents adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while inside the building.
  • Enter the studio on time in a respectful manner.
  • Remain in the studio for the full 45 minute class time.
  • Use the restroom before class. If the dancer is not fully restroom independent we require that one parent/guardian remain in the lobby. TPB staff is not able to assist dancers in the restrooms.

In light of the recent developments in the Covid-19 pandemic, TPB has made the decision to require all eligible persons age 12+ up to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to participate in our in-person programming. We will continue to require that everyone who enters TPB wear a mask at all times.

In accordance with this requirement, the parent/guardian bringing Creative Ballet dancers to class must present proof of vaccination during check-in at every class prior to entering the building. Failure to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival will result in your dancer not attending class that day. If a verifiable exemption can be made based on your medical or sincerely held religious beliefs, please contact registration@theportlandballet.org prior to the first day of class for details on reasonable accommodations. For our full statement on vaccination requirements at TPB, click HERE.

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