Students are required to audition for admission into the Main School Year-Round Program (levels 1-8). Auditions for Houston Ballet Academy's Summer Intensive Program are posted on the Summer Audition Tour webpage. Dates are usually announced in November. Houston Ballet II (HBII) auditions are posted under that program's webpage.
Following the audition: Audition results will be e-mailed to each student. To secure a class place after a student has been accepted into the school, it is important to complete all registration forms by the specified deadline. Classes will be closed when they reach their maximum capacity.
Re-Auditioning All current students are encouraged to attend Houston Ballet Academy's Summer Intensive Program. Students in levels 3-8 who do not attend the summer program are required to re-audition for admission to the fall semester.
The prices above do not include a $35 Registration Fee, and a $100 Spring Recital Fee. Prices are subject to change at any time.
Tuition Payment Deadlines: 1st Payment: July 15, 2015 2nd Payment: October 15, 2015 3rd Payment: December 15, 2015 4th Payment: February 15, 2016
*Please note that students with delinquent accounts will not be admitted to class or be eligible to register for the next semester until their account is current.
To apply for Financial Aid your child must have already been accepted. To do so, please click here. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing.
Withdrawal Policy Parents or guardians who wish to withdraw their child from the Academy must submit, in writing, to the Academy Office notice that the child will be leaving the school. Parents/guardians will be responsible for all tuition payments due up to the point in which the Academy has received written notification of the student's withdrawal.
Refund Policy Tuition is non-refundable. Should a student withdraw in the beginning or middle or a quarter which has been paid, the remaining tuition will be forfeited to Houston Ballet Academy.
Attendance Unexcused absences may hinder the promotion of a student and/or result in dismissal from the Academy. Students who are injured are required to watch class, although students who are ill and contagious should stay home. The attendance policy is included in the Student Handbook which is distributed to students at the beginning of the Fall Semester.
Make-up Classes Students may make up an absence by either attending another section of their level or one level below. Prior to making up a class, the student must pick up a make-up form from reception or the Academy Office. An absence is considered "excused" only when the academy office is provided a note from a physician. Houston Ballet Academy Class Make-up Form
Pre-Ballet and Main School levels 1-4 will receive evaluations once per year, at the close of the first semester. Students in levels 5-8 will have an evaluation class in the Spring Semester before Spring Break with consultations upon their return. Evaluations will be emailed to parents after Student consultations.
Level 8 students will also have an end-of-the-year variation evaluation at the close of the Spring semester.
Students in levels 5-8 are required to attend coaching sessions with a pilates instructor over the course of the year. Students in level 4 are encouraged to attend pilates sessions. Students may pay for classes in advance and can schedule appointments by inquiring in the Academy Office.
Students in levels 1-8 will have the opportunity to perform at the Wortham Theater Center in Houston Ballet Academy's Spring Performance. Students are required to participate and will be assessed a performance fee at the time of registration.
Please visit the Ticketing & Schedule section of this website for directions to the Wortham Theater and information on how to purchase tickets.
Each level of the Main School Division requires a specific style and color of leotard. Several of the required uniform colors are unique to Houston Ballet Academy and may not be available online. Costumes and Dancewear located on Dunlavy Street is the recommend store to purchase all uniforms and supplies. Click here for the information on attire for your level.
Additional Class Attire Modern: Black or pink footless tights Jazz: Jazz shoes Character: Girls – Character shoes and character skirt Boys – Jazz shoes