Everyone who would like to give ballroom a try is invited to the first two classes for free.
3rd and 4th-grade students are invited on Friday, August 27th and on Friday, September 3rd at 8 am.
5th and 6th-grade students are invited on Monday, August 30th and Wednesday, September 1st at 8 am.
It is often the case that kids who are hesitant really love it after they give it a try.
There is currently a waiting list for girls in both classes so remember that if you can get a boy to sign up you will automatically get in. Submitting a registration form will hold your spot until tuition is due on September 10th. We are looking forward to a fun year of dance!
See below for more information and a link to registration if you would like to go ahead and enroll your child in the class. Enrollment is not needed to try attend the "trial" classes mentioned above.
Elementary Ballroom Standards
Please read the following criteria for participation in the Elementary Ballroom program.
Work Habits, Attitude, and Behavior: Ballroom students are required to work during class with a positive attitude and energy. They need to try their best to concentrate and focus on what is being taught. This includes dancing in dance position with every partner, holding hands with their partner when dancing, listening to and following the directions of the teacher, avoiding too much talking, respecting the teacher, and respecting the other students in the class. Ballroom students need to wait for their parents after practice outside or in the foyer by the office.
Attendance and Tardiness: It is important that every ballroom student is present and on time for every class. The students have a lot of material to learn, and it is not fair to the other students when they are not able to learn new steps because of absences. Continued tardiness and absences may result in dismissal from Ballroom class. If a class is missed, the student needs to ask the teacher or another student what they missed before the next class. A parent note must excuse each absence. Students must be at the rehearsals prior to the performances. If a student misses too many practices and does not know the routines, they will be asked not to perform in the shows.
Probation: A student will be placed on probation if they are unable to meet the Ballroom Standards. The parents and students will be notified when they are placed on probation. If the student fails to improve within a reasonable time frame, they will be dismissed from Ballroom.
Finance: Ballroom fees are $160 per person for each school year for Level 1 & 2 and $80 per person for each school year for the intro class and are mandatory fees to be paid for each student participating in the program. Students may not participate in class if their fee is not paid. In extreme cases, please check with the teacher/principal to set up payments if necessary. These fees help pay for teachers, building, music, concert materials, costumes, and other related expenses.
***IMPORTANT: Refunds are not available after the program has been running for 2 weeks.
Team Match Events: If the school ballroom program elects to participate in team match events, then students can participate in at least 1 team match at the discretion of the teacher. Students are not guaranteed a position on the team unless they earn it with good classroom behavior, attend class on a regular basis, learn the curriculum, and demonstrate a desire to do their best for the good of the team.
Acceptance in the Program: Acceptance in the ballroom program is based on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE policy. Filling out this application does not guarantee any student a place in a ballroom class. We wish that everyone could participate, but we can only accept a few more girls than boys in each class. If more girls than boys sign up, then the girl’s name will be placed on a waiting list. The girl will be notified if a space becomes available in the class.
***IMPORTANT: Any girl can join if they sign up with a boy who commits to joining the class for the entire year and if there is space in the class.
***IMPORTANT: Students who did not exemplify ballroom standards in previous ballroom classes are subject to not being accepted into the program.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO EXCLUDE A STUDENT FROM BALLROOM IF BEHAVIOR IS NOT IMPROVED AFTER IT HAS BEEN ADDRESSED AND GIVEN PROPER WARNING.