Tuition/Policies

Tuition & Registration

Registration fee: $25 per family, charged once yearly for students who register between August and May. Registration fees are not charged for summer sessions in June or July. 

Tuition is based on the total hours of dance taken per week, not the number of classes. For example, if a student is taking one 1-hour jazz class and one 1.5-hour ballet class, that student will be dancing 2.5 hours per week at a monthly rate of $126.00.

Hours of Class per Week          Monthly Rate


Up to 1 hour                                                    $59
1.5 hours                                                          $79
2 hours                                                             $105
2.5 hours                                                          $126
3 hours                                                             $141
3.5 hours                                                          $156
4 hours                                                             $167
4.5 hours                                                          $187
5 hours                                                             $198
5.5 hours                                                          $217
Unlimited (6+ hours)                                     $225

Drop-in and professional rates offered on a per class basis.

Punch Cards available for Adults and College Students (with a valid ID)

ALL Male Dancers receive 50 percent of monthly tuition rates!

New Students: Your first trial class is FREE!

Payments

Tuition is charged monthly and is based on a full school year consisting of 36 weeks of classes held from August through May. Tuition rates remain the same whether a given month of classes is long (5 weeks) or short (3 weeks). Tuition is auto-charged in full every month starting the first day a dancer registers. Tuition is not pro-rated or refunded due to absences or snow days. However, dancers are strongly encouraged to make up any missed classes within one month of their absence. Make-up classes must be taken at the same technique level or lower. 

Class Cancellations

NMBC may cancel classes in the event of emergency or inclement weather deemed unsafe for travel. We will notify you via email, as well as on our website and social media accounts. NMBC does not offer refunds for missed or cancelled classes, however, make-up classes are strongly encouraged. For questions, call the front desk: (505) 659-8523.

Withdrawal

Withdrawing a student from a class must be done in person and recorded in writing at the front desk. Telling a teacher will not be accepted as withdrawal. If a student has not withdrawn from a class by the end of the month, they will be considered enrolled for the next month and will be charged automatically. In case of failure to withdraw before the 1st of the next month, auto charged tuition will NOT be refunded. 

Level Placement

Level placement is determined by NMBC’s professional faculty’s assessment of several factors: technical ability, age, maturity, focus, consistent attendance, and work ethic in class. Class levels for the 2019-2020 season will include creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet I-IV, pre-pointe, pointe A, and pointe B. Levels for other styles of dance (tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop) will be determined by age and ability, and may not match a dancer’s ballet class level. Students may advance to the next level only with faculty approval and when they have completed curriculum requirements for the current level. 

Attendance & Make-up Classes

All absences should be communicated via email or with a call to the front desk: (505) 659-8523. Please notify the front desk and instructors in advance of any planned absences (trips, school events, college visits, etc.), as this will aid our instructors in planning classes and rehearsals.

Make-up classes are strongly encouraged. Missed classes are expected to be made up within one month of the student’s absence and must be at the same level or lower.  Tuition is not pro-rated or refunded due to absences. Please coordinate with the front desk to schedule a make-up class. 

Dress Code

Creative Movement (ages 34)

  • Girls: Light pink leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. No skirts please. 
    • Hair must be secured away from the face in a neat bun or ponytail. 
    • Ballet slippers with drawstrings must be tied, trimmed, and tucked in. Loose strings or large bows are a tripping hazard and distraction during class. 
  • Boys: Black leggings or shorts, white or black t-shirt, and black ballet slippers. 

Pre-Ballet (ages 5–7)

  • Girls: Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. No skirts please.
    • Hair must be secured away from the face in a neat bun. 
    • Ballet slippers with drawstrings should be tied, trimmed, and tucked in. Loose strings or large bows are a tripping hazard and distraction during class. 
  • Boys: Black leggings or shorts, white or black t-shirt, and black ballet slippers. 

Ballet I – IV (ages 8 and up)

  • Females: Black leotard, pink tights, and pink split-sole ballet slippers. 
    • Hair must be secured away from the face in a neat bun. 
    • Warm-ups may be worn for pliés and tendus. In exceptionally cold weather or studio conditions, instructors may allow warm-ups throughout class at their discretion. 
    • Skirts may be worn for Pointe classes. 
    • Ballet slippers with drawstrings should be tied, trimmed, and tucked in. 
  • Males: Black tights or ballet shorts, solid black or white t-shirt, black or white ballet slippers.

Conditioning, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap

  • Leotard and tights, jazz pants, or any form fitting clothing that allows for movement (i.e. appropriate athletic wear). 
  • Footwear depending on the style of dance: tap shoes, sneakers, jazz shoes, socks, etc.

Mommy & Me (ages 18 months – 2 years)

  • See Creative Movement dress code OR comfortable clothing that allows for movement with socks or bare feet. 

~ We suggest purchasing your dance shoes and attire at New Mexico Dancewear, a locally owned and operated store located at 8206 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.  New Mexico Dancewear partners with NMBC, so our students and dancers receive a 20% discount and New Mexico Dancewear donates 5% to NMBC. Use our studio code 3643 to receive your discount. ~

Illness/Injury

Dancers or parents are expected to communicate any injuries or health issues limiting a student’s ability to participate with instructors prior to class or rehearsal. 

To the best of his/her ability, an injured student is encouraged to attend, participate in, or observe all classes and rehearsals. If a student is not able to participate due to injury, please provide a Doctor’s note advising when it is safe to return to dance and any limitations to his/her participation upon return. 

In cases of fever or contagious illness, please do not bring your student to the studio until he/she is no longer contagious. We share the space with many families and other dance groups. Please help us maintain a clean and healthy environment. 

   

 

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