Registration Information - September through May.
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Registrations are accepted by mail, in person, via fax, or online at www.milwaukeeballetschool.org. Phone registrations cannot be accepted. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first served basis and class sizes are limited.
Tuition for classes other than the Open Division can be divided into four equal payments payable on specific dates or paid in full at the time of registration. Payment Due Dates are:
September 1, 2012 Registration form and first payment due
November 1, 2012 Second tuition payment due
February 1, 2013 Third tuition payment due
April 1, 2013 Fourth tuition payment due
Except for Open Division, students register for the entire dance year, September through May. Registration will be accepted throughout the year for classes with openings and tuition will be prorated based on late start dates after October 1. Classes missed due to late start before October 1 can be made-up according to the make-up policy. Students who withdraw from class mid-year are not obligated to pay remaining tuition but will not be refunded any tuition paid, unless withdrawing for injury or illness as supported by a doctor's letter of inability to particpate in class due to illness or injury. Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy office must be officially notified of a student’s withdrawal before the next billing date or billed party will be responsible for all tuition.
A 15% sibling discount off the lesser tuition amount applies to the second, third, etc. family member in the same household.
The full tuition or first payment (1/4 of listed tuition) is due with your registration form. Tuition may be paid by cash, check, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover). If paying by credit card, the first charge will be made when your registration form is received. If you would like your credit card charged automatically on the remaining due dates, please select the auto charge box on the registration form. Monthly payment arrangements can be made with the Registrar.
Confirmation letters will be emailed upon receipt of registration. Bills/account summaries will be mailed to the billed party approximately three weeks prior to the quarterly tuition due date. All tuition received will be applied to most current outstanding balance (late fees, current balance due, then future class).
Accounts 10 calendar days or more past due will incur a reoccuring monthly late fee as follows:
Balance less than $100 $15 monthly late fee
Balance of $100- >$250 $30 monthly late fee
Balance of $250- >$500 $50 monthly late fee
Balance of more than $500 $75 monthly late fee
Late fees will reoccur monthly until the tuition balance and outstanding late fees are paid in full. Late fees will also be applied to if a declined credit card or returned check is not corrected within 10 days of the declined transaction. Non-sufficient fund fees apply to all returned checks and become part of the balance due. Students with a past due balance beyond 30 days will not be allowed to participate in class, attend MBS Fridays, or participate in School & Academy or Company performances.
All tuition is non-refundable, except in the event of a serious illness or injury. Requests for refunds must be made in writing within 60 days of the injury or illness and be accompanied by a doctor’s certificate of inability to continue class. Refunds will be prorated and will be assessed a $25 processing fee.
A waiting list will be started if a class fills. Classes not meeting minimum enrollment may be rescheduled or canceled. A confirmation letter will be sent in the mail upon registration. Student handbooks will be distributed at the first class.
Students are encouraged to make-up missed classes. Make-up classes may be done at any branch in the same level or one level lower than the registered class. Please refer to the Web site for class schedule updates. Tuition will not be pro-rated for missed classes. Performing experience with Milwaukee Ballet is considered part of the student’s dance education. There is no refund or pro-ration for classes missed for appearing in Milwaukee Ballet or Milwaukee Ballet School performances, but classes can be made-up.
Financial Aid and scholarship assistance is made possible through generous donations from individuals and foundations and the fundraising efforts of Balletomane and the Ballet Boutique, a 100% volunteer-run effort. Financial Aid applications are available upon request in May prior to the start of fall classes. Students receiving financial assistance committ to a strict attendance policy.
Registration Information, Summer
Registration may be conducted in person, mail, fax, or online at www.milwaukeeballet.org. Phone registrations cannot be accepted. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and class sizes are limited.
Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy highly encourages early registration. Classes not meeting minimum enrollment by June 1, 2013 may be cancelled or combined (tuition credits or refunds may be offered to those already registered). Please do not “wait and see” if a class will be held before you register. Doing so may prevent a class from meeting minimum enrollment. Registrations will be accepted after June 1 for all classes with openings. A waiting list will be started if a class fills. A confirmation letter will be mailed upon registration. Tuition for summer classes is due in full with a completed registration form in advance of the first day of class. A 15% sibling discount off the lesser tuition amount applies to the second, third, etc child enrolling for classes. Discounts do not apply to Dance Camps. Tuition may be paid by cash, check, money order, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover), payable to Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy.
Tuition is non-refundable, except in the event of a serious illness or injury. Requests for refunds must be made in writing and be accompanied by a doctor’s certificate of inability to continue class. Refunds will be prorated and will be assessed a $25 processing fee.
Partial Schedule Option
Due to the busy nature of summer schedules, Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy offers prorated tuition for the summer class session of Maintenance Class A, B or C. For example, if you have plans that prevent you from attending one week of a session, your tuition can be prorated to pay only for the weeks you will be in class. All prorated tuition must be calculated by the School Registrar by calling 414-649-4077. Classes can only be prorated by the week; no single class credits are given. Tuition must be prorated at the time of registration; tuition credit or refunds will not be given if “something comes up” after a registration is processed. Make-up classes in the same level or one level lower than the registered class can be done for the occasional missed class.
Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) and gratefully acknowledges the support it receives from the United Performing Arts Fund and friends. Financial Aid and scholarship assistance is made possible through generous donations from individuals and foundations and the fundraising efforts of Balletomane and the Ballet Boutique, a 100% volunteer-run effort. Financial aid and scholarship assistance is made possible through: