At Bluebirds Ballet Academy, a dance studio in Lafayette, we have three goals for each student, whether that student be a brand new "baby bluebird" preschool student, an accomplished advanced dancer, or an adult dance student: we strive to (1) encourage creativity,(2) help our students experience the joy ​of dance, and (3) create educated artists interested in the study of their craft. Our emphasis on a strong classical ballet foundation develops solid technique for a student interested in any form of dance, and our emphasis on movement in our ballet classes helps to develop a student's love for the art form.


Importantly, through our Dance Enrichment classes, students are exposed to and can experiment with alternative dance forms and movement concepts. We embrace a student-centered model for our classes. Every student is different, and therefore every class is different. Classes are created with the student's interests, strengths and weaknesses in mind. 


Dance class is supposed to be enjoyable. It is a challenging art form, and a student must truly love it to excel. But in the end, we dance because we love to move. Therefore, the best results come from positive reinforcement, encouragement, and goal-oriented correction. We recognize that each student develops at different paces, has different strengths and different needs. Artists need a safe space to create, try, fail, and try again. It is our hope that students and parents remember these fundamental concepts when enrolling in our school. 

TERM AND HOLIDAYS

ATTIRE

Female Students enrolled in Preschool, Primary, and Level Ballet classes will have a uniform of class colored leotard, convertible ballet pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Uniform colors for female students are as follows for 2018-2019 Dance Year:

Preschool: Light Pink Leotard (please no attached skirts)
Primary: Light Blue Leotard (please no attached skirts)
Level I: Royal Blue Leotard (please no attached skirts)
Level II: Navy Blue Leotard (please no attached skirts)
Level III and IV: Any solid colored ballet style leotard (no two-piece dance outfits)

Male Students enrolled in Pre-School, Primary and Level Ballet classes may wear a solid colored fitted t-shirt, or Bluebirds Ballet Academy shirt, with black shorts, tights, or dance/exercise pants, and black or white ballet slippers. Female Students enrolled in Dance Enrichment Classes may wear black jazz pants or leggings, and will need tan jazz shoes. Male Students enrolled in Dance Enrichment Classes may wear black dancewear and will need tan jazz shoes. Acrobatics Students may wear any color leotard and convertible tights or leggings, or gymnastics attire, with bare feet. Adult dance students may wear dance attire of any color or comfortable exercise clothing and ballet slippers. Hair should be secured back and up off of the neck. Pointe shoes are appropriate only for those Students approved by Bluebirds Ballet Academy to take classes en pointe. Please limit jewelry, as wearing same may cause injury to dancers. 


FOR ALL STUDENTS: Hair should be secured back and up off of the neck. A bun or braid is preferred, but a ponytail is acceptable. Pointe shoes are appropriate only for those Students approved by Bluebirds Ballet Academy to take classes en pointe. Please limit jewelry, as wearing same may cause injury to dancers. Please wear appropriate cover-up clothing when coming to and leaving class. Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors, as the materials they are made from is not suitable for most surfaces and will make the dance surface in the studio dirty and could cause danger to the dancers.

REGISTRATION

Bluebirds Ballet Academy

SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY!

1007 East Saint Mary Boulevard

Lafayette, Louisiana

337-322-3520

Tuition payments are due on a monthly basis, on the first class of each month, and may be paid by check or in cash. A Tuition Envelope will be distributed to Students at the beginning of each month. Please place tuition payments in Tuition Envelope and place same in the Tuition Envelope box near the back studio entrance. Checks may be made to Bluebirds Ballet Academy. Although there are no refunds or deductions from tuition for classes that are unattended, Students wishing to make up classes missed due to illness or injury, family emergencies or other such circumstances will be allowed to do so through attending a make-up class in another class level. Tuition is determined on a yearly as opposed to month by month basis to take into consideration time off for holidays, which are listed below. Below is an example of the tuition schedule:


Preschool: $60 per month
Primary: $60 per month
Level I Ballet only: $60 per month
Level I Ballet + Enrichment I: $90 per month
Level II Ballet only (once a week): $60 per month
Level II Ballet only (twice a week): $120 per month
Level II Ballet + Enrichment II: $140 per month
Level III Ballet only (twice a week): $150 per month
Level III Ballet + Enrichment III (twice a week): $160 per month
Level III Ballet +  Enrichment III + Extra Class (three times a week): $180 per month
Level IV Ballet only (three times a week): $170 per month
Level IV Ballet + Enrichment III (three times a week): $180 per month
Level IV Ballet + Enrichment III +Extra Class (four times a week): $200 per month

Acrobatics (one hour per week): $60 per month

Boys Movement (one hour per week): $60 per month

Tumbling Tots (45 minutes per week): $60 per month

Adult and Teen Ballet (one hour per week): $60 per month

The opening date for Bluebirds Ballet Academy in Lafayette for the 2017-2018 dance season is September 4, 2018. Classes will continue through the fall and spring semesters until approximately May 25, 2019, or close thereafter in the event that our performance date falls after May 31, 2019.


Bluebirds Ballet Academy will be closed the following dates for the 2018-2019 for holidays and rest:

October 11-13, 2018: Fall Break
October 31, 2018: Halloween
November 19-24, 2018: Thanksgiving Break
December 20, 2018-January 5, 2019: Christmas and New Year break
January 21, 2019: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
March 4-9, 2019: Mardi Gras break
April 19-27, 2019: Easter break
May 27, 2019: Memorial Day


There may be opportunities for master classes or workshops during these breaks which will be optional and payable separately.

BLUEBIRD BALLET ACADEMY TEACHING PRINCIPLES

TUITION

Yearly Performance Opportunities

Bluebirds Ballet Academy will have an annual dance performance to showcase the Students' growth and to foster creative expression. Details regarding the performance will be forthcoming later in the year. The goal of the performance is to help the Students to develop performance skills and artistry, and to increase a Student's self-esteem and pride of accomplishment. Student collaboration and input will be encouraged in developing the performance ideas. While there will be additional performance fees and costume fees to participate, the performance preparation and event will be kept as simple and stress-free as possible to ensure a good experience for Students and their families. Additional performance opportunities may be available during the course of the year for more advanced Students.

Registration: An annual family registration fee of $50.00 ensures placement in class for the 2018-2019 Dance Year. Student will receive a class schedule and tuition schedule after receipt of the registration and policies form and $50.00 registration fee.