Fall Semester Fequently 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 your student is younger than class age recommendations, please note this as well as his or her prior dance training in the final answer/section of the registration form. His or her participation will need to be approved by the teacher of the class.

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

Ballet Aligned has a long history of offering 3-5 week classes for beginning dancers ages 3-6. We anticipate offering a class called Nutcracker Nibbles this December. It likely will run for 3 weeks after Thanksgiving and before Christmas. This class, set to music and themes of the classical ballet "The Nutcracker" is a perfect "first dance class." 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 $30 for 3 classes + $10 registration fee totaling $40. 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 Fall Semester 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 due to 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 pink ballet slippers, hair secured in a neat bun. Boys should be in tights or shorts with a tight-fitting T-shirt and black 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?

Fall Semester 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 Fall Semester 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. Venmo or payment by mail are accepted. Registration closes when the class is full (8 students) or the day before the first class (whatever comes first). The exception to this is registration for the pointe class. Participants will be approved by Steffanie Casperson. If you are interested in that class, please reach out to Ms. Casperson by email: steffaniecasperson@gmail.com.