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.
1007 East Saint Mary Boulevard
Bluebirds Ballet Academy
SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY!
ARRIVAL TO AND DEPARTURE FROM THE STUDIO:
SCHEDULE:Student will receive confirmation of their class schedule after receipt of the Registration Form and registration fee.
Tuition: Tuition payments are due on a monthly basis, on the first class of each month, and may be paid by check or in cash. Each student will be issued a Yellow Tuition Envelope at the beginning of the year. It will be distributed to Students at the end of the first class of each month. Please place tuition payments inside the Yellow Tuition Envelope and leave it in the Tuition Envelope Box located next to the back entry of the studio door at Bluebirds Ballet Academy, in the lobby hallway. If you are placing cash in the Tuition Envelope Box, please be sure that you place it in your Yellow Tuition Envelope or in a separate envelope with Student’s name marked on the envelope. Checks may be made to Bluebirds Ballet Academy. Students who are enrolled in classes that meet at the Basin Arts studio only may hand their tuition envelopes to the instructor. 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.
Term and Holidays:The opening date for the 2021-2022 dance season is September 7, 2021. Classes will continue through the fall and spring semesters until May 21, 2022. We will be closed on the following dates for the 2021-2022 Dance Season for holidays and rest: ● November 22-27, 2021: Thanksgiving Break ● December 20, 2021-January 1, 2022: Christmas and New Year break ● January 17, 2022: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ● February 28-March 5, 2022: Mardi Gras break ● April 15-21, 2022: Easter break Weather and Other
Emergencies:In the event that Lafayette Public Schools close school due to inclement weather or other such emergencies, including closures due to COVID-19, Bluebirds Ballet Academy and Basin Arts Youth Classes will also be closed.
Spring Performance 2022: Our annual Spring Dance Performance will be held May 18-21, 2022 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. The focus of the annual performance is to showcase the students’ growth, to foster creative expression, develop performance skills and artistry, and to increase our students’ self-esteem and pride of accomplishment. Our dance performances are story-based shows that generally last an hour and half, plus a fifteen-minute intermission. Student collaboration and input are encouraged in developing the performance ideas, story, and choreography. Details regarding the performance will be forthcoming later in the year. The approximate cost of participation is $160 for Preschool, Primary, and Acrobatics Students with one costume; $240 for Students with two costumes (generally Level I, II, and III); and $320 for Students with three costumes (generally Level IV and V); plus the cost of tickets (approximately $16 per ticket before fees). All Tickets (including parent tickets) to our performances are purchased separately through the box office of the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Additionally, you may wish to purchase performance photographs, videos or other such performance merchandise that may be offered. 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 year for more advanced Students.
Informal Dance Showcase Option for Preschool and Primary Students:Those dancers enrolled in Preschool or Primary Dance who do not wish to participate in the Spring Dance Performance can participate in a Spring Dance Showcase. The Showcase will be held during the week of our Annual Spring Performance and will feature a demonstration of skills learned throughout the year. A fee of $40 will be charged for participation in the Showcase.
Class Cancellation:Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any class for which less than four students are enrolled.
Communication:We will communicate all important information through the email address you set forth in this form. Reminders such as holiday closures will also be posted on the Bluebirds and Basin Arts Facebook page and posted on the white boards of the lobby of the studio. Text messages will also be used to communicate information that is time-sensitive. Please make sure to check these sources often. Any questions can be directed to Jasmine Bertrand at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org; or cell number: 337-322-3520.