Spring Semester Frequently Asked Questions

If my child is outside of the recommended age range, can he or she still participate?

Students who exceed the age range may participate as long as the parent acknowledges class content and pacing will not change significantly to accommodate more advanced levels of dance or comprehension. If the dancer turns the age minimum before Sept 1, 2021, he or she may participate. If not, please subscribe to BalletAligned.com to hear about classes opening for younger students. (If you feel your dancer's experience or maturity level merit an exception, please reach out to Steffanie Casperson for approval. Her contact email is beneath the section on questions not answered here.)

Are there no classes offered this semester for younger dancers ages 3-5?

Ballet Aligned has a long history of offering 3-5 week "Mini Sessions" for beginning dancers ages 3-6, themed on popular classical ballets. We anticipate an offering of this sort to be available in May. If you are not yet registered to receive Ballet Aligned email updates, please visit our home page and leave your email there so you can be among the first to hear about this class registration opening up. Cost will be $10/class + $10 registration fee. The schedule is TBA, but it is hoped daytime classes will be offered in addition to afternoon/evening options.

Can parents stay and watch?

Ballet Aligned Semester-long Classes are targeted primarily to children in first grade and beyond. It is expected that they will be able to participate without present parental support. And due to limitations of studio space and imposed Covid 19 health measures, the Allegro Dance Studio cannot accommodate parents during class. Each class WILL provide a parent watch week opportunity for students to showcase their progress. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Are there refunds for missed classes? Can classes be pro-rated if we know there is one in the session my dancer will miss?

Class sizes are very small and classes will not be prorated for any reason, nor are refunds offered unless Ballet Aligned cancels classes. However, if you miss a class, please ask the teacher for instruction about the concepts covered in the class not attended.

What should my dancer wear?

Dance attire helps dancers move, as it is non-restrictive, and ballet shoes are best suited for studio floors: not too slippery, while still allowing dancers to spin and turn. For ballet classes, girls should be in black leotards and pink tights with ballet slippers, hair secured in a neat bun. Boys should be in tights or shorts with a tight-fitting T-shirt and black or white ballet slippers. (If boys hair is long, it should also be pulled back into a pony tail at the nape of the neck.) For Musical Theatre classes, comfortable clothes that allow for movement are preferred. Appropriate footwear may include socks, ballet slippers, or jazz shoes.

What Covid precautions is Ballet Aligned taking?

At this time, semester-long classes with Ballet Aligned are limited to 8 students maximum, so it is not anticipated that they will need to be canceled for any reason. We ask that dancers NOT attend if they have signs of illness or have known exposure to Covid 19 until they are cleared by health department guidelines. Ballet Aligned will follow up-to-date recommendations on masking, so send your dancers with a mask and the teacher will determine if wearing one is needed on a week by week basis. If multiple weeks need to be canceled, Ballet Aligned will work with participants to arrange refunds and/or credit for future classes.

How do I get answers to questions not answered here?

If you have a question not answered on this page, please email steffaniecasperson@gmail.com and include your question in the subject line. Thanks!

How do I register for a Semester-long Class?

Beneath each class description is a registration link that will take you to a registration form. Registration is only complete when you have completed payment for the class. When a class meets its minimum participation requirements, you will receive a text with payment instructions. Registration closes when the class is full (8 students) or the day before the first class (whatever comes first).