Registration Fee: A $25 non-refundable fee is required for each student, though we offer a reduced rate of $10 for additional students from the same family. When you register a student, you are signing up for the full term, August through May, not individual classes.
Tuition: Tuition is based on the number of classes a student signs up for during the school year. While the number of classes may vary monthly, due to holidays and fewer days in a month, monthly payments for the term are divided equally for your convenience. Tuition is due on the 1st of the month, and no later than the 10th of the month. Note: August tuition should be paid prior to the start of the season online, by mail, or in the office during summer hours.
Tuition payment options: Tuition can be paid via cash, check (payable to BCH), and credit or debit card in the studio office. Checks can be mailed to 8515-A Jackrabbit Road, Houston, TX 77095.
Online payments can be made through our website by clicking on Online Registration & Parent Log in tab. Credit card payments are charged through PayPal and have a 3.5% convenience fee.
Auto Pay is available and NO convenience fee is applied.
Late Fees: A $10 late fee will be automatically applied to all accounts with an outstanding tuition balance on the 15th of the month.
Tuition payment incentive: All of those enrolled in the auto pay system for the year, pay full tuition, or bi-annual tuition (Aug/Jan) will receive a $20 discount on their recital fee.
Returned Checks: There will be a $25 charge applied to your account for each returned check.
Missed Classes: There are no refunds for missed classes, but students can make up classes within 30 days. Please consult the front desk for appropriate make-up classes. They will advise you about the time and day of the make-up class. Students must sign the make-up sheet at the front desk when coming to a make-up class.
Dropping Classes: If for any reason you must discontinue classes during the season, please alert the office prior to the posting of the next month’s tuition, which occurs on the 1st of the month. If a student discontinues during the season, he/she forfeits his/her place in the class. If the student wishes to return to class later during the same season he/she may do so only if there is available space in the class.
Conferences: Parents may schedule a conference with the office administrator, artistic director or faculty member at any time. We are very interested in your child’s progress and would like to know about your concerns or if there is a problem.
Recital Fees: A student recital is held every May. We alternate each year between “costume” and “non-costume” recitals. There is a separate recital fee plus a costume fee for costume years. Tuition must be current before recital fees will be accepted.
P/B & Level K – Lavender Leotard (No attached skirts), pink tights, pink ballet slippers.
1A, 1B – Pale Blue Leotard (No attached skirts), pink tights, pink ballet slippers.
Level 2- 4 & 1C – Royal Blue Leotard, (No attached skirts), pink tights, pink ballet slippers.
Level 5 Burgundy leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers and pointe shoes
Level 6 & 7 – Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet and Pointe shoes
Boys Ballet – White T-shirts, black tights or black shorts, white socks, black ballet shoes.
Hair: Students in Pre-Ballet – Level 1C must wear their hair pulled away from their face, preferably in a bun. Students in Level 2-7 must have their hair in a bun. No Exceptions! Level 2-7 students will not be allowed in class without their hair up.
Pointe Students: Students taking Pointe classes must be enrolled in at least two (2) technique classes per week in addition to their Pointe class. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Arrivals & Departures: Students must wear street shoes to and from the studio. Please do not wear dance shoes to and from the car or into or out of the studio. We suggest that all students wear a cover-up to and from classes also. Please be prompt in picking up your children. Tell your child to remain in the lobby, not outside! We are not responsible for children once they leave the front door.
Waiting Room: Parents are welcome to remain in the lobby during classes. Although we understand the need to bring younger siblings to the studio, they must be supervised by a parent. Please do not allow them to interrupt our classes. Our main objective is to teach your child the art of dance. Noisy children in the lobby not only disturb the class and office staff, but also parents who are trying to observe.
Agreement: Parents must agree not to hold Victoria Vittum, Ballet Center of Houston or any of its agents, employees or representatives liable for any injuries sustained or illnesses contracted while a student at the school.