OnStage (http://onstagestore.com) in the PowerHouse Mall in West Lebanon carries WRBA uniform leotards as well as ballet slippers, pointe shoes and tights. In addition, there are many dancewear websites, such as discountdancesupply.com, that carry tights and ballet slippers.
Yes, we have two dressing rooms available for student use. Students should change for class and fix their hair in our dressing rooms.
Closings due to weather or other emergencies will be posted on this website and Facebook page. In addition, students and/or their parents will receive email notification.
We have designated observation weeks throughout the year. However, regular guests in the studio can be distracting for our students and teachers. If the studio door is open, you are welcome to observe from the doorway. Parents are encouraged to participate in their child’s dance education by attending performances with their child and participating in parent committee activities.
Yes, we call it our “Spring Performance” and it takes place in early June.
Participation in spring performance is not required. Rehearsals take place outside of regular class time, usually right after class. Attendance at rehearsals, including special technical and dress rehearsals scheduled before our year-end performance, is mandatory for performers.
We offer classes in ballet and pointe as well as occasional classes in musical theatre, jazz, modern and yoga. Classical ballet provides the technical foundation for all other dance forms. With a solid ballet foundation, classically trained dancers can transfer their skills into jazz, tap, modern dance, or any other dance form or dance class they might decide to pursue.
Enrollment is ongoing depending on class space. Students who want to participate in our annual year-end performance must begin taking classes in January at the latest.
Tuition varies based on the number of hours taken per week. See our Registration & Tuition page for current rates.
Our classes are typically anywhere from 5-10 students.
While we would love to accommodate everyone’s requests and carpools, we place dancers according to age and ability.
Yes. All students are expected to wear the appropriate ABT uniform for their level. Please read our Dress Code page.
All participating students are charged a performance fee around $50-60 for the spring performance. The performance fee helps cover the cost of altering and laundering existing costumes and supports the addition of new costumes and accessories to our inventory. Students will be charged a replacement fee for lost or damaged costumes.
Ballet is an athletic pursuit and the body needs the best support possible. Here are a few ideas to help your child have the most beneficial training experience:

Fuel, Hydration & Adequate Rest
Have your child eat a small snack about 30-60 minutes before class. Choose foods such as fruits, vegetables, yogurt and nuts – these are a great way to fuel your child’s active body. Be sure your child has some water to drink after class to stay hydrated. Occasional, small sips of water are advisable during longer classes, especially during the summer, but avoid gulping large amounts of water as it can lead to uncomfortable bloating and the need for frequent breaks. Sleep is very important for muscle recovery and mental focus, so ensure your child gets adequate rest.

Stay in Shape Outside the Studio
In addition to any physical education programs your child may participate in at school, we encourage them to stay active through activities such as swimming, walking, bike riding, yoga, pilates, and gyrotonics.

Arriving Early & Preparing for Class
Your child will get the maximum benefit from his/her ballet class if he/she arrives early (15 minutes before) and prepared for class in the proper attire with hair done. Students should use the minutes before class to stretch or think about the exercises they did in their last class.