Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for classes?
Students 8 years old as of September 30 of the Academy year will register for Level 1. Students 9 years and older will need to schedule a placement class to determine the correct Level in the Academy. Call 513-562-1111 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a placement class.
Main Division Level 3 female students is the transition level for young dancers where they are evaluated for pointe during the year. Cincinnati Ballet Academy faculty considers the decision to place a student on pointe a serious responsibility. In keeping with that responsibility, the Cincinnati Ballet Academy strongly recommends that all students receive a formal pointe evaluation conducted by the Wellington Orthopedic Center. The evaluation measures both flexibility and strength. The final decision to place a student en pointe, based upon the pointe evaluation and classroom observation, rests with the Cincinnati Ballet Academy faculty. Students who are not able to handle the rigorous nature of pointe training, due to anatomical and technical limitations, will not be placed en pointe. The Faculty must consider each student's safety and well-being on an individual basis, with regard to anatomical structure, injury prevention, strength, flexibility, and technical ability. The Academy will notify students of the pointe evaluation date and applicable fees during Spring Semester.
Can a student take modern, jazz or musical theater?
Students are encouraged to expand their dance ability with classes in jazz, modern and musical theater. Please see the Main Division Schedule for class times.
What is the dress code for elective classes?
Dress Code for musical theater and jazz for girls is pink tights with the Cincinnati Ballet uniform leotard and jazz shoes. Lyrical's dress code is pink tights with black Cincinnati Ballet uniform leotard with bare feet or dance paws. Modern dress code is Cincinnati Ballet uniform leotard with black shorts and bare legs or pink tights. No shoes required for modern.
How much does it cost?
Prices vary depending upon what level your child is in and how many classes he/she takes. Please contact the academy at 513-562-1111 to get the most recent tuition.