Coastal Ballet Academy offers a learning environment that encourages the growth of each individual, while developing leadership skills that will follow each dancer throughout his or her life. Teamwork and important life skills are reinforced on a daily basis. We are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please call (251) 979-9851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assist you further.
When you register for a class, you are registering for the entire ballet school year. Our classes are intentionally small and fill on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, we highly recommend you secure your registration for the upcoming school year during the months of March - May. Withdrawal is permitted according to the withdrawal policy.
Unless withdrawn from class, it is expected that students will be continuing their enrollment. If returning to Coastal Ballet, please contact the office for re-enrollment.
School Year Term: August 1st - May 31st
Summer Term: June 1st - July 31st
During the Fall Semester, you may withdraw from a class with 90 days advance written notification from a parent or guardian, until October. There are no withdrawals October - December due to the upcoming Nutcracker Season. During the spring semester, you may withdraw from a class with 90 days advance written notification from a parent or guardian. If you do not withdraw 1 month prior to the summer term, your child will be assumed enrolled for the summer term. Phone calls, phone messages, or verbal notice are not accepted as a form of withdrawal. There are no refunds on pre-paid tuition. There are no exceptions.
A $30 fee is charged on returned checks or rejected charges. Parents and/or guardians are responsible for any expenses (including attorney fees) that Coastal Ballet incurs in pursuit of uncollected tuition or fees. All accounts must be paid in full in order for students to participate in Seasonal Performances.
Parents, legal guardians of minor students and adult students waive the right of any legal action for any injury sustained on school property resulting from normal dance activity or any other activity conducted by the students before, during, or after class time.
Coastal Ballet Academy and it's affliate Coastal Ballet Company and/or CBA or CBC is granted permission by parents, legal guardians, and students to use photographs or videos of our students in publications and for promotional purposes including brochures, web sites, posters, and advertisements. Permission is also granted for the school to copyright such photographs and recordings in its name.
Coastal Ballet Academy follows the Baldwin County School System Schedule and will close if Baldwin County School System closes for inclement weather.
Code of Ethics
To ensure the quality of our school, Coastal Ballet maintains a zero tolerance policy toward regard to bullying, theft, or vandalism. Students will be subject to dismissal for poor attitude, disrespectful behavior, or poor attendance. Parents are also subject to a code of ethics when entering the ballet or attending/assisting with all practices and performances. In the event of a breech of these ethics, a meeting will take place, and further incidents could lead to dismissal. Refunds will not be considered for students or parents in violation of this policy.
Classes include the instruction of classical ballet, pre-pointe and pointe classes, character dances, lyrical pieces, and jazz. Live pianists often accompany our instruction and a variety of performances are held throughout the season providing unforgettable experiences and learning opportunities. Classes may be observed at any time.
Students wear pink leotards, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers (girls) or white shirts, black pants, and black slippers (boys).
Creative Movement (ages 3 - 6)
This is the beginning class for students who are new to dance. Dancers will learn all about basic ballet terms, rhythm, music, coordination, and social skills which will lead to many fun-filled years of dancing and self-expression.
All Lower Division students wear blue leotards, pink tights, and pink slippers (girls) or a white t-shirt, black pants, and black slippers (boys).
Ballet I & II (ages 6 - 8)
Dancers will begin learning floor stretches specific to developing strength in their feet. Dancers will learn correct posture and body placement, beginning ballet barre work in the fundamentals of classical ballet, and basic steps and positions to help create simple combinations. Terms are taught in French. Grace, balance, and technique and strength develop with floor work.
Ballet III (ages 9+)
Barre work and center combinations are more complex in this class leading to our pre-pointe class. Dancers at this level will start class at the ballet barre to work on classical technique and execution of different combinations. They will learn how to hold correct posture and build their strength and how to use this when putting together several dance steps.
All Upper Division students wear black leotards, black skirt, pink tights, and pink slippers/pink pointe shoes if on pointe (girls) or white t-shirt, black pants, black or neutral slippers (boys).
Pre-Pointe (evaluation or placement required)
Pre-pointe work builds strength, endurance and coordination. Students will further increase the repertoire of steps, combinations, and turns. Many new steps will be taught that are required for the next level, and building overall core and body strength will be crucial to moving on. Dance history is also included. Dancers at this level should be taking class 2 times a week or more.
Pointe (evaluation required)
Dancers will first learn how to tie ribbons on their pointe shoes! They will learn a wide variety of placement, movement, and body position and will continue to train in the classical method. Dancers at this level should be taking class 3 times a week or more.
Adult Stretch & Rotate
This class is for those who want to dance their way to better health and beauty, and to tone and tighten target areas. Floor barre work builds flexibility. Therapeutic barre work is combined with upbeat center floor work to enhance strength and balance, while correcting body alignment.