Children's Open Class Program
The Children's Open Class Program consists of ballet classes for children ages 7-12.
This program does not require an audition to enroll
2013-2014 YEAR-ROUND PROGRAM CLASS SCHEDULE
*Note dates and times are subject to change
Beginning Ballet Level 1 (0-1 year of ballet)
Tuesday 5:00-6:00 p.m. Cancelled
Wednesday 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Beginning Ballet Level 2 (1-2 years of ballet)
Monday 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Beginning Ballet Level ¾ (2+ years of ballet)
Wednesday 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Please note student level placement will be confirmed after the first week of class for all levels.
*Please call 713-535-3218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in registering for any of the available classes.
- Beginning Ballet I: Must be 7 years old by August 26, 2013
- Beginning Ballet II: Must be 8 years old by August 26, 2013 and have at least one year of ballet experience.
- Beginning Ballet III: Must be 9 years old by August 26, 2013 and have at least two years of ballet experience.
- *Placement is left to the teacher's discretion. Your child will be assessed the first week of class. Should a change be necessary the teacher will contact the parent directly.
Tuition may be paid in full at registration or in four monthly payments. Family rates are available to families with more than one student enrolled in classes. The student in the highest level will pay full tuition, and each additional child will receive a 10% discount on tuition. 2013-2014 Open Class tuition for the year is $940, not including a $25 Registration Fee.
First Payment: At the point of registration
Second Payment: October 1, 2013
Third Payment: December 1, 2013
Final Payment: February 1, 2014
All tuition and fees paid to the Academy are non-refundable. Should a student withdraw after tuition has been paid, the remaining tuition will be forfeited to Houston Ballet Academy. The Academy is not liable or obligated in any way to process any refunds or issue any tuition credits.
2013 - 2014 SEMESTERS
August 26, 2013- January 18, 2014
January 21, 2013- May 31, 2014
2013-2014 ACADEMY CALENDAR
|August 26, 2013
||Fall Semester begins for all Main School, Pre-School, and Open classes
|Aug 31-Sept 2
||Labor Day Holiday Weekend - No classes
||Nutcracker audition for current students, Levels 2-5 only
||Second tuition payment due
||Halloween, Teacher In-service - No Classes
||Thanksgiving Holiday - No classes
||Third tuition payment due
||Spring Main School Audition, Times TBA
||Parent Observation for Levels CD1- Level 3, & Children's Open Classes (specific days according to level are TBA)
||Parent Observation week for levels 4-HBII (specific days according to level are TBA)
||Last Day of Academy Class
|Dec 23-Jan 4
||Winter Holiday - No classes (May not apply for HBIIs or levels 7 and higher)
|January 6, 2014
||Classes resume for current students
||Martin Luther King Holiday- No classes
||Spring Semester begins
||Fourth tuition payment due
||Parent Observation for Open Class Program
||Spring Break - No classes (May not apply for HBIIs)
||Spring Holiday - No classes
|April 25 & 26
||Academy Spring Performances
||Parent Observation for Pre-School Division and Levels 1-3 (specific days according to level are TBA)
||Parent Observation for Level 4-HBII (specific days according to level are TBA)
||Memorial Day Holiday - No classes
||Open Class Performance & Last Day of Academy Class
||Children's Workshops for Swan Lake
||Summer Intensive Program begins
All students are expected to attend every class scheduled for their level. If a child is unable to attend class, the Academy office does not need to be notified of the child's absence. There will be an end of the year showing and extra rehearsal dates and times will be announced at a later date.
Girls: Black, sleeveless, scooped neck, tank-styled leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair pulled back neatly in a bun. No jewelry or skirts. Suggested slipper: Bloch pink leather full sole, style 205G.
Boys: White short-sleeved, form-fitting, crewneck leotard, black bike shorts and black ballet shoes.
Jennifer Sommers: Ballet Instructor for BB2 and BB3/4
Beth Everitt: Ballet Instructor for BB1
Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy maintains a policy of non-discrimination with regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, sexual preference, and non-job related disability.
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