Mission Statement

WRBA strives to foster a supportive, positive, fun, healthy and respectful atmosphere with proper guidance, education and discipline. It is our goal to bring new levels of excellence to each student’s dancing and to deliver classical ballets and new works to the community and our audiences. WRBA emphasizes the importance of a noncompetitive atmosphere. Providing highly structured, disciplined classes and enforcing professional behavior are principals that we believe in which create a well-rounded student and individual who appreciates the beautiful world of dance.

Dressing Rooms, Bathroom, Studio and Water Dispenser

All students must get dressed in the dressing rooms, NOT the bathroom. We ask that  all voices  be kept low and get dressed quickly.  Students in the Primary level must NOT enter the studio without an instructor present. Students in Level 1A and up may enter the studio and quietly stretch on their own. Absolutely NO climbing or hanging on the center pole or barres. NO running in the studio. NO food or gum in the studio. Please be respectful of our space and clean up after yourselves. Students are not allowed to fill up their water bottles from our water dispenser. Bring your own full bottle. We offer small cups for a quick drink.

Parking at 52 Bridge St.

Enter ONLY on the left side of the building near the train tracks. Exit ONLY on the opposite side by the Main St. Museum Please only park in the designated WRBA spots. For overflow, park ONLY in the back of the building. If you are dropping off your child, please do so quickly to avoid a back up in the parking lot. 

Cell Phone Use

Cell phone use is not permitted in the studio or dressing rooms by any enrolled WRBA student.  Please silence your cell phone upon entering.

Payments, Refunds and Withdrawal

Classes will fill on a first-come first serve basis as completed registrations are received.  WRBA has a no-refund policy. The registration fee is non-refundable. Tuition is non-refundable. Monthly payments are due on the 25th of the previous month. It is your responsibility for making sure payments are received on or before the due date to avoid late charges. There is a $20 fee for any payment received after the 25th. Please mail payments to PO Box 1082 White River Junction, VT 05001 or drop payment off at the studio office. If your payment is more than a week late, your child is not allowed to take class until it’s paid. We accept, cash, credit and check. A check is preferred.
We ask for a 2 week written notice if you decide to withdraw your child from WRBA.

Placement Class

If you are new to WRBA, you are required to take a placement class. Please call the studio to set up a consultation. Age is the primary guide to level placement; however, ability is taken into consideration.

Private lessons and Semi-Private lessons

Because private lessons are scheduled on a first come-first serve basis, there is a limited number of private lessons available each week. WRBA asks that you notify the teacher if you are unable to make a lesson as soon as possible. If a “no show” were to occur, 1/2 of the private lesson cost will be charged. Private lessons are non-refundable and non-transferable unless accompanied by a doctor’s note or in the event of an unavoidable emergency. Semi-private lessons consist of 2 students who are of like technical ability. All private lesson payments are expected at the time of the lesson. Please call the studio for private lesson rates and availability.

Dress code

Convertible, PINK ballet tights, leotards and PINK canvas ballet shoes are required. You are expected to follow the dress code that corresponds with your class. Warm-ups, such as leg warmers, shirts, sweat pants, etc., are acceptable for the beginning of class only.  No undergarments of any kind are to be worn under tights and leotard. Primary-Level 7 students must follow WRBA’s Dress Code.

Cancellations

WRBA reserves the right to cancel a class or combine classes if there are not enough students to fill the class. Likewise, more class times may be scheduled to accommodate an overflow. WRBA also reserves the right to cancel a class due to any hazardous weather conditions or other emergencies no less than 1 1/2 hrs. before the start of class. If this is the case, a notification will be posted on our website, on our Facebook studio page, on our Instagram studio page, on the studio’s answering machine and an email will be sent you to.

Tardiness/Make up classes

WRBA recommends arriving at the studio at least 10 minutes before the start of class. This 10 minutes is crucial for warming up the body and ensures classes start and end on time. If you miss a class that you pre-paid for, you have approximately one month to make it up. No exceptions.

Injuries and Loss of Property

There is a risk of injury with ballet as there is with any sport or physical activity. By registering you agree to not hold WRBA responsible for any injury occuring in the studio or in the parking lot as well as any personal property being misplaced, lost or damaged.

Photography, Videography and Choreography

By registering, you agree to grant WRBA the right to photograph or film you. WRBA has the right to use these materials for advertising, marketing and web site use.

ALL WHITE RIVER BALLET ACADEMY CHOREOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO ARE OWNED BY WHITE RIVER BALLET ACADEMY AND AS A REGISTERED STUDENT YOU AGREE TO NOT POST ANY VIDEO FOOTAGE ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL NETWORK WEBSITES.

Please be aware that these policies apply to everyone attending WRBA.