Policy & Procedures

What’s the 411 on Ballet Afrique’s Policy and Procedures

Tuition Prices

Nia Classes  – $85 per monthly installment/per class

Ujima Classes – $95 per monthly installment/per class

Kuumba Classes – $95 per monthly installment/per class

Umoja Classes – $95 per monthly installment/per class

Payment Options

Parents have two payment options for academy tuition.

  • Tuition consists of monthly installment payments and a one-time $20 registration fee per student.
  • Payments will be automatically processed on the first day of each month.
    • Annual fees are divided into nine monthly installment payments, September 1, 2021, thru May 1, 2022
  • New students are accepted year-round based upon availability.
    • Tuition will be prorated accordingly.
  • The credit/debit card declined fee is $10.
  • Tuition may also be paid for in full at the time of registration.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Life happens. If you need to withdraw your student, it must be done in writing/email to the Executive Director. You will be responsible for a $25 cancellation fee. 

Tuition for your first month is non-refundable—no prorated fees/refunds for cancellations happening after the 15th of the month.

Sibling Discounts

Ballet Afrique offers a 10% discount for the youngest sibling of any family who registers for BADA. This must be done at the time of registration. This discount is valid as long as two or more family members are registered. 

Covid19 Health and Safety Measures

Ballet Afrique’s current set of COVID-19 protocols reflect recommendations from the CDC, federal, state, local health officials. With the health and safety of our students and staff as our highest priority, Ballet Afrique’s protocols are proactive and ever-evolving. As we receive new updates, we will stay in conversation with our families about all changes.

Here are the protocols when we return to class this Fall:

  • Families are asked to stay on the lookout for Covid19 symptoms. Please keep your student at home if they show any cold or allergy-like signs, i.e., coughing, sneezing, or a temperature of 100.4 or higher.
  • Ballet Afrique staff are fully vaccinated.

Building Access

  • Students will enter through the front door on 11th street. Students will be released at the West entrance i.e., by the lobby.
  • Entry to the space will be limited to staff and students. Families should plan to drop off and pick up students outside the building. There will be no exceptions!
  • Students will have access to the studio/class space 5 mins before the start of class. 
  • We will not be able to accommodate early or late drop off. 

Other measures

  • Masks are required for staff and students. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Families are asked to send your student with hand sanitizer for each class if it is age-appropriate to do so. 


Ballet Afrique Academy Studio will be closed on the following days: TBD


  Long hair must be in a neat puff or bun or  and pinned away from the neck and face.

Short hair must be neatly groomed away from the face. 

Nia Classes 2-3yrs 

academy shirt or black tank leotard; black leggings or shorts, barefoot 

NIa Classes 4-5yrs  

academy shirt or black tank leotard; black  tights, leggings or shorts; black ballet shoes, black jazz shoes or barefoot for Intro and beginner Dance Afrique                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Ballet Attire  

Tank Leotard: academy group color or black, academy or black shirt for boys

Tights: flesh tone for girls; black dance pants or tights  for boys 

Ballet Shoes: flesh tone matching tights for girls; black for boys

Cover ups and Leg warmers: Academy shirt or black zip up lightweight hoodie and black sweatpants

Modern, Contemporary & African Diaspora 

Tank Leotard: academy group color or black, academy or black shirt for boys

Tights: black – must stop at ankle

Bottoms: black – boy short, leggings or yoga pants 

Feet: bare feet black socks can be worn at the beginning of warm -up

Caribbean Afrique – (5-10yrs) black jazz shoe, (11yrs & up) black jazz shoe, black 

latin dance heel


Top: academy group color or black leotard , academy or black shirt for boys

Bottom: black – boy short, leggings or jazz  pants 

Shoes: TBD