Attendance - Absences - Make up Classes
Regular attendance is critical for dance progress and success. Class attendance is taken each week. If you have a planned absence, please let us know in advance. If you are sick or unable to attend class at the last minute, a courtesy call or email prior to class is very much appreciated. Refunds are not given for missed classes. Students are allowed to make up most missed classes on another day and time. Contact us to schedule a make-up time.
We reserve the right to remove students from participating in Spring Recital if they miss too many classes.
Students grades 3 and younger are placed by age/grade level. During the fall registration period, classes for grades 3 and younger may be viewed online. Maine State Ballet prides itself on its personalized schedules to meet the needs for all of our dancers grades 4 and older-which is done according to the following criteria annually: ability, commitment level, age/grade level, and personal dance needs. Please contact us for information about these classes.
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
Please stay home if you or any family members have had any Covid-19 symptoms in the last 14 days.
Facial coverings are required at all times. Extras are available at the front desk.
Adequate hand sanitizer and tissues are available throughout the building.
Physical distancing is practiced at all times.
One person allowed per ballet barre. Barres are cleaned and disinfected after each class.
Classes are staggered and class sizes limited to stay under building capacity.
Parents are encouraged to drop off and pick up dancers mature enough to enter and leave the building themselves. Parents of young children may accompany them into the building and sit in prepared waiting areas.
Bathrooms are single-use facilities only at this time.
Registered Student Policy Statement
Families must pay for all services rendered to students. Students cannot register for summer dance camps or the following school year until payment for prior sessions are made in full.
By registering with Maine State Ballet, you give us permission to use your student’s photographs in promotional materials and on our website (no names are used). If you prefer that we do not use your student’s image, please contact us.
Safe Environment for Dancers
Maine State Ballet follows policies designed to provide a safe environment for students and dancers. Care is taken to ensure that all students and dancers are given the protections that modesty requires. Please be aware that some students are allergic to animals. Please do not bring pets into the building.
Storm Cancelations and Holidays
Families are emailed as soon as we decide to close school (usually it is in the mornings of a snow day). You may also call the studio at 207-781-7672, and watch news channels 6, 8 & 13 or their corresponding web sites: wcsh6.com, wmtw.com, wgme13.com. (If you register with some of these sites, they will email/text you cancellation notices.) The full year class schedule has additional weeks built in to allow for storm cancellations or snow days. No make-up classes are scheduled until a class has been cancelled three times. Ten week session class cancellations are made up by adding an additional week to the session. We do not observe Monday holidays. The studio will be open on Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, and Martin Luther King Day each year.
Waiver of Liability
Maine State Ballet makes every attempt to provide our students with proper training and a safe environment, but realize that accidents do happen. Students and their parent(s) and/or guardian(s) assume the risk involved with any injuries that may occur as a result of taking part in a dance class. Should an injury occur, we will make every attempt to assist with the injury and contact the student’s family. Maine State Ballet assumes the right to call 911 in the case of serious injury or illness if parent/guardian cannot be reached.
If a student wishes to drop a class prior to the end of the session, prompt notification is required. All withdrawals are effective as of the date Maine State Ballet is notified. Students/families are responsible for tuition until that time.