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 first class day of every month, and no later than the 10th of the month. We do not mail statements. If you are billed, it indicates that you are late with your tuition and you will be expected to pay an additional $10.00 late fee.
Tuition Checks should be made payable to BCH and mailed to BCH, 8515-A Jackrabbit Road, Houston, TX 77095.
Tuition can also be paid online through our website by clicking on pay tuition tab. Credit card payments are through PayPal and there is a 4% tax charged that is actually a handling fee that paypal charges.
Recital Fees: Tuition must be current before recital fees will be accepted.
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 give verbal or written notice to the front desk 30 days in advance to avoid further billing and late fees. 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.
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.