New Season Information
When it comes to choosing the right dance program or studio, there are many factors to consider. I will try to explain a little why we are different.
We are not your typical dance studio, we are a ballet only studio and these types of studios are exclusive and less local. At Alina Ballerina, everything is centered around classical ballet. Any additional classes offered complement the ballet dancer, such as modern, character and progressing ballet technique. Students are exposed to classical music, which is scientifically proven to develop complex brain patterns that give children an advantage in math and critical thinking.
Besides learning proper ballet technique, which involves learning a little French (all ballet words are in French), ballet also teaches discipline, poise, posture and grace. In our classes we even discuss physics, geometry and anatomy and how they relate to ballet. Each class is devoted to working on technique, core control and mental focus.
Here at Alina Ballerina, our positive and inspiring classes are structured so that you can get the most out of each and every class.
Alina Ballerina offers classical ballet training using the Vaganova method.
WHAT is exactly that makes the Vaganova method unique? Vaganova training is the purest form of teaching classical ballet. It is a methodical technique which allows the dancer to learn proper use of muscles to move with control, strength and grace without introducing tension or overuse of the wrong muscles.
Private classes, group classes, all my students experience high quality ballet training while learning the true essence of classical ballet in a fun environment.
CREATIVE BALLET - AB PRESCHOOL STARS
(age 2 - 5)
Dance with Me (2-3y) - 30 min class, 8 week sessions. Oct.-Dec. / Jan.-Mar. / Apr.-Jun..
Parents or caregivers participate actively in class.
Preschool Stars (3-5y) - 45 min class/week mandatory
Little Dancer Curriculum
September - Back to Ballet Shell-abration
October - Dancing Through the Pumpkin Patch
November/December - Nutcracker
January - In the Snow
February - Candyland
March - Play All Day in our AB Toy Shop
April - Safari Adventure
May - Under the Big Top
Fairy Tale Curriculum
September - The Little Mermaid
October - Rapunzel
November/December - Nutcracker
January - Snow White
February - Beauty and the Beast
March - Aladdin
April - Cinderella
May - Mulan
CLASSICAL BALLET - VAGANOVA SYLLABUS
(age 5 & up)
Primary (5-6y) - 1h class/week mandatory
Level 1 (6-8y) - 1h class/week mandatory
Level 2 (7-9y) - 1h class/week mandatory
Level 3 (8-10y) - 1h class/week, plus 45 min class/week of Character Dance mandatory
VAGANOVA SYLLABUS EXAMS
Dancers wishing to participate in exams with the Society of Classical Ballet (Vaganova Method), may do so by invitation from the Artistic Director.
Studying with a qualified ballet teacher is important for a child’s health and safety. The syllabus has been carefully developed to ensure a steady, careful technical and artistic progression from one level to the next.
To create a rewarding and friendly examination experience the Society of Classical Ballet offers a unique exam procedure. In all examinations teachers accompany their students into the examination room and conduct the class. Successful candidates receive a certificate, which includes their mark and a medal of achievement.
Level 1: 30 mins class - Mid. April to exam date (approx. 6 weeks prior to examination dates)
Level 2: 1h class - Mid. April to exam date (approx. 6 weeks prior to examination dates)
Level 3: 2x 1h classes/week, plus 45 min class/week of Character Dance mandatory for the whole season.
Exam Dates: May - TBA
Extra class and exam fees are applicable.
Ballet is a performing art form therefore the excitement of being on stage is a wonderful way to end a year of hard work. There are two performances held throughout the season, the Winter Gala - Nutcracker Excerpts (December) and the Year-End Ballet Gala (June).
These performances are proof of what these young dancers can achieve with determination and a pure love for dance.
Each dancer will have one performance costume/number for the Winter Gala - Nutcracker Excerpts (this costume(s) will be returned) and one for the year end Ballet Gala/class (these costumes will be theirs to keep).
REGISTRATION, TUITION & PAYMENT PLANS FOR GROUP CLASSES
Group classes run from September to June, an average of 36 weeks and a drop off/pick up system.
Parents will be able to observe classes during Parent Observation Weeks throughout the season.
We will be following all the public health guidelines set by the government, and we will update the COVID-19 policies as needed. The health and safety of our students is our top priority.
No classes will be held on statutory holidays or school vacation breaks.
Upon Registration there is a $25 non-refundable Registration Fee/student.
Tuition Payment Options
Full Year Payment: this option allows the full year’s tuition to be paid in one single payment. A 10% discount is offered to all families who choose to pay in full by September 15th of the new season.
3 Billing Payments: billed through Square and paid by debit or credit card.
45min. Group Class
1st Payment - $180 - Billed on the 1st day of the season, due by September 15th
2nd Payment - $180 - Billed on December 1st, due by December 15th
3rd Payment - $180 - Billed on March 1st, due by March 15th
1h. Group Class
1st Payment - $240 - Billed on the 1st day of the season, due by September 15th
2nd Payment - $240 - Billed on December 1st, due by December 15th
3rd Payment - $240 - Billed on March 1st, due by March 15th
*Dance with Me sessions - $160 - Billed 2 weeks before the beginning of the session
*All listed fees above do not include HST tax.
*Class discount - 10% off each additional class
*Unpaid fees: You will be charged a 10% late fee if tuition is not paid by the due date and 20% if not paid by the 25th.
Winter Gala $70 (no tax) - Billed on October 1st, due by November 1st. Non refundable after December 1st.
Year-End Gala $70 (no tax) + $50 (no tax)/2nd class costume - Billed on October 1st, due by February 1st. Non refundable after March 1st.
Extra classes and exam fees:
Level 1 & 2 - Exam fees and extra classes billed on April 1st, due by April 15
Level 3 - Exam fees only billed on April 1st, due by April 15
Everyone misses classes for one reason or another but it is important to attend your regularly scheduled classes.
The program reserves the right to combine or cancel classes in event of low registration. I will always do my best to make sure each student is in the right level and class so they are able to find their love for dance.
WITHDRAWALS & REFUNDS
*A written withdrawal notice must be received by email 14 days prior to the next billing date, otherwise tuition will be forfeited. Any remaining payments will be cancelled.
*Ballet Gala fees are non refundable after December 1st and March 1st
*There are no refunds for the registration fee.
*There are no refunds for missed classes.
*There are no refunds for Dance with Me sessions.
*There are no refunds for any summer sessions/ camps.
*There are no refunds for extenuating circumstances such as COVID-19 or other circumstances that require studio closures. Any classes not rendered because of studio closures will be banked on your accounts. The $ value will be banked and can be redeemed with any services that you choose (private sessions, summer sessions/ camps, etc).