* Hair must be seured tightly off the face and neck in a bun or barretted braid.
* Warm-up wear is permissible as long as it is approved knitwear. No sweats or baggy clothing allowed.
* Students wear the leotard color appropriate for the class in which the are enrolled. In the workshops students may wear any color leotard with pink tights and slippers (ballet or soft bedroom).
* Ballroom students are asked to bring a separate pair of clean, comfortable shoes to wear in class. Loose-fitting and cool clothing for comfort and ease of movement is advised, but nothing too baggy that will inhibit partnering. Pull hair back to prevent it from falling into the eyes or slapping a partner’s face.
POLICIES and PROCEDURES
Full tuition payment for the session or season (post-dated checks) is expected at the start of classes. A $10 late fee and 1.5 percent interest charge will be applied for each month that the tuition is in arrears. A $25 fee is applied for each check returned unpaid. The director reserves the right to refuse admittance to class any student whose account is not paid and current.
Attendance and Tardiness
Ensure that your dancer attends all classes and arrives on time. Please call the Academy if a student will miss a lesson.
Withdrawals and Refunds
Students are considered enrolled in classes for the year and there is a four-month minimum for all lessons. Formal withdrawal must be done in person at the beginning of the last month of attendance and a parent or adult student must complete and sign a withdrawal form. Checks will be returned for the unused portion of classes.
There is no refund for session classes without a medical excuse.
Missed classes due to illness or injury will not be credited or refunded without a medical excuse. Make-up lessons are allowed at any time during the season.
In most cases classes will be held during snowfall. If classes are cancelled, radio stations WDMP on 99.3 fm and WPVL 1590 am/107.1 fm will be contacted to air the cancellations. You may also call 608-345-8020.
Parents of young dancers are asked NOT to observe class as it serves as a distraction to the student. Class observation days will be scheduled periodically throughout the year.
Southwest Academy of Ballet Arts LLC reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any student whose attitude is found to be unsatisfactory or engages in disruptive or disorderly behavior or language, or uses illegal drugs or alcohol on the premises or at off-site performance/rehearsal spaces.
SABA Is proud to mention just a few of its accomplishments since its establishment over ten years ago:
* Acceptance of advanced dancer into Milwaukee Ballet's summer workshop and UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts dance program.
* Four students accompanied director to St. Petersburg, Russia, in June 2008 to study ballet with former Kirov prima ballerina Gabriela Komleva.
* Invitation to perform in community special events: Mineral Point's Cornish Festival and May Day Celebration, Platteville's Katie's Tea Party & Fundraiser, Boscobel's Arts in the Park.
* Presentation of “The Nutcracker” in an historic collaboration with Shakerag Players and Platteville Community Theatre in 2006, and again in 2008.
* Participation in a Russian Master Workshop with Gabriela Komleva and Max Ratevossian at SABA’s sister studio in St. Paul, Minn., by Level III students..
* Invitation for Ballet Basics students to dance on a parade float in Platteville honoring the return of military troops from Iraq.