General Information

The School of the Albany Berkshire Ballet offers dance training for students of all ages in ballet, modern, lyrical jazz and tap, providing personal attention and training for students and professional dancers.

Graduates of the School have gone on to dance at prestigious colleges for dance, including Walnut Hill, Boston Conservatory and Indiana University, and dance with professional companies, such as the Albany Berkshire Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Jacob’s Pillow, Milwaukee Ballet, Minnesota Ballet, Ballet Memphis, and the Pennsylvania, Ohio, Portland, and Washington Ballets.

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Hours

Our office is open every class day; see the schedule for specific days and times. If you need to visit us at another time, please contact the School Administrator by email or at 518-426-0660.

Students must be picked up immediately following the end of class.

Notices

Notices will be posted at the studio as well as emailed to our families. Please check to make sure your email is on file as this will be our main form of communication.

Closings

If the school closes due to inclement weather an email will be sent out, or a post will be made on Facebook and/or the website. Please check your local radio or television stations for updates throughout the day. A message will also be left on the studio phone.

Placements

Students will be placed in classes that are appropriate for their level of physical development and maturity. Please respect the placement of your student by their instructor.  As each student’s development is different, students and parents should expect to spend at least two years at each level. Placement decisions are approved by the Director and are final.

Makeup Lessons

Make-up lessons are offered for absence due to illness and must be used within one month of absence. Tuition credit is not given in place of make-up lessons. Please call the school when you are going to be absent. Snow days are factored into the tuition, however if you wish to make up a class, you may do so in the same level or with approval from your current teacher.

Recital Fees

Our annual recital takes place on June 6, 2021 (tentative). Although it is not mandatory, we encourage participation as it is a rewarding experience and builds confidence. Costume Fees are due on Nov 1st. Any students who drops before January 1st will be given a refund. After that time, we are unable to refund any costume fees.

  • Child XS, S:  $50
  • Child M, L: $55
  • Child XL, Adult S, M, L:  $65
  • Adult XL:  $70

Dress Code

We strive to maintain a professional atmosphere for our students, therefore our dress code will be enforced at all levels and styles. All girls wear pink or white tights and white ballet slippers for ballet. Hair must be worn in a bun, no bangs. Members of the Academy and Jr. Company program have required leotards for repertory classes.

Pre Ballet and Intro
Pink Leotard with Cap/Short Sleeves (No skirts attached)
Ballet 1 & 2
Light Blue Leotard with Cap/Short Sleeves
Ballet 3
Navy Blue Leotard
Ballet 4
Black Leotard
Boys
Black Pants/Tights, Black Shoes, White T-shirt, White Socks
Modern
Leotard, Footless Tights
Tap
Leotard, Tights, Tap Shoes
Skirts
Allowed the first week of each month

Dress Code

We strive to maintain a professional atmosphere for our students, therefore our dress code will be enforced at all levels and styles. All girls wear pink or white tights and white ballet slippers for ballet. Hair must be worn in a bun, no bangs. Members of the Academy and Jr. Company program have required leotards for repertory classes.

Pre Ballet and Intro
Pink Leotard with Cap/Short Sleeves (No skirts attached)
Ballet 1 & 2
Light Blue Leotard with Cap/Short Sleeves
Ballet 3
Navy Blue Leotard
Ballet 4
Black Leotard
Boys
Black Pants/Tights, Black Shoes, White T-shirt, White Socks
Modern
Leotard, Footless Tights
Tap
Leotard, Tights, Tap Shoes
Skirts
Allowed the first week of each month