~ Frequently Asked Questions ~
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: We accept tuition payments via credit/debit cards. Tuition is auto-charged at the beginning of each month.
Q: Do you have an enrollment fee?
A: No we do not.
Q: Do you have sessions? Can I take on a month by month basis?
A: A Luzicka Ballet season runs like an academic school year. No activity, especially an art, can be learned in a session of a few months.
Students enroll for an entire season (August - May/June), while tuition is paid monthly. Unless it is obvious a student is not
enjoying ballet, we strongly discourage withdrawing before the end of the season. We feel the ability to
"stick it out" and finish what you started is a valuble skill everyone must learn!
Q: What if a student quits and decides later they want to come back?
A: Great! We love it when a student wants to come back! While we do not have an enrollment fee, we do have a re-enrollment
fee of $25 for students returning mid-season.
Q: What is the youngest age you accept in pre-ballet?
A: 4 years old
Q: How is it decided in which pre-ballet level my child will be placed?
A: Pre-ballet levels are organized by the child's grade level in school.
Q: What is appropriate attire for my child?
A: Pre-ballet students can wear a solid color leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes for the girls.
Boys should wear a white semi-fitted (not overly baggy) tshirt, black tights, and black ballet shoes.
Students with long hair should have their hair up in a bun. A pony-tail is acceptable if the student's
hair is too short for a bun.
Q: Can my daughter wear a skirt as well?
A: Pre-ballet students in levels 1 and 2 only may wear a small skirt. They may not wear a tutu as they become distracting.
Pre-ballet students in levels 3, 4, and 5 may not wear a skirt.
Q: Do your pre-ballet students have a performance at the end of the year?
A: Students in pre-ballet levels 3 and up are invited to participate in Luzicka Ballet's end of the season
performance in June. All levels also have a week of parent observation twice a year where the parents are invited to watch class,
take pictures, and video.
Q: At what age do dancers transition from pre-ballet to ballet?
A: Depending on the dancer, from ages 8 - 10 is when most are ready to study ballet more seriously.
Q: What method of training do you teach?
A: Luzicka Ballet is based on the Russian style of ballet called Vagonova.
Q: Do you use a syllabus?
A: Absolutely! Our training is rooted in the Vagonova syllabus, and builds upon it. We strive to have a unified vision
with our instruction, and anyone who teaches at Luzicka Ballet on a regular basis must use the Vagonova syllabus.
Q: Are Ballet classes organized by age like Pre-Ballet classes?
A: No. While pre-ballet is organized by age, students are placed in a ballet class suited to their ability. This means the
ages in ballet levels will be somewhat more diverse than pre-ballet levels.
Q: I am 16 and have no previous training. In what level will I be placed?
A: Level 1.
Ballet has a large vocabulary of steps, and they are taught in a certain order to build strength and coordination.
Also, ballet technique builds upon itself. Strength training and flexibility, which is done in the early levels, is
essential for injury prevention.
Q: I have previous training. Would you like me to take a placement class?
A: Yes. We will have you take a class and determine the appropriate level for you.
Q: What is the dress code for ballet class?
A: Ladies must wear a black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and have their hair up in a bun (No ponytails). Men must wear
a fitted white shirt, black tights, and black ballet shoes. Ladies may wear a skirt in pointe, variations, and pas de deux classes.