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804-344-0906 x228

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Dance Classes and Registration

The School of Richmond Ballet offers premium dance training for children and adults from beginner to professional levels. Our internationally known faculty is committed to providing an environment where students can learn and have fun doing it. Class offerings include ballet, jazz, modern, character, theatre and adult dance classes.

* Students new to The School of Richmond Ballet wishing to register for the Lower, Middle or Upper Division classes must attend a placement class at SRB prior to submitting a registration form. Please contact Susan Collet to arrange a placement class. (804) 344-0906 x228, scollet@richmondballet.com


Why our School?

  • Develop and improve your ballet technique in a focused series of classes taught by professional dancers and dance educators.
  • Experience one of the finest dance facilities on the East Coast.
  • Explore jazz, modern, character dance and theatre dance disciplines.
  • Enrich your performance skills by learning more about mime, music, acting and the theatrical aspects of dance.
  • Work with Richmond Ballet Company and Artistic Staff as a Richmond Ballet Trainee in preparation for a professional dance career.
  • Join other serious-minded dance students in an intensive yet fun atmosphere of camaraderie and shared dance interests.

Questions? Contact Susan Collet at scollet@richmondballet.com or (804) 344-0906 ext. 228


Financial Information

SRB Annual Registration:
1. Registration must be completed and tuition must be paid, either in full or 1st installment, prior to any student’s entrance into class.
2. There is a non-refundable $25 annual processing fee due with the first payment, per student, which will automatically be applied to the account.
3. Any registrant wishing to use the installment plan will be charged an additional $10 processing fee per installment payment.
SRB Tuition Payment:
1. Upon registration all students and their parents/legal guardians make the commitment to pay the agreed upon full tuition whether they remain enrolled in the program or not. Tuition is non-refundable except in the case of a serious illness or injury documented by a doctor’s explanation.
2. School of Richmond Ballet tuition is set at affordable, competitive rates. Students enrolled for the year can pay their tuition in full at the time of registration, or in four installments. The first installment is due at the time of registration. Those who choose to pay in installments will receive invoices for subsequent payments, unless a request is made for automatic billing by credit card. Selecting the installment payment option does not lessen the legal commitment to pay the full year’s tuition. The installment payment schedule is as follows:
Fall/Spring
1st Payment – Due at time of registration
2nd Payment – Due November 1, 2018
3rd Payment – Due February 1, 2019
4th Payment – Due April 1, 2019
Summer Intensive
1st Payment – Non-refundable deposit of $500 due at time of registration.
Balance due by May 1, 2019
SRB Summer Session/Camps
Full Payment due at time of registration.
Minds In Motion Ambassadors
Minds In Motion Ambassadors will not be responsible for tuition in classes provided as part of the Minds In Motion Program. Ambassadors enrolling in any SRB classes should follow the financial section for School of Richmond Ballet.
MIM Summer Camps
1st Payment – A non-refundable deposit of $75 is due at time of registration.
Balance due 2 weeks before first day of camp.
Fee(s) and Delinquent Accounts:
1. In the event that a check is returned for insufficient funds, we will make a second attempt to deposit the check. Each time a check is returned for insufficient funds, a $13.00 returned check fee will be added to the student account.
2. A $25.00 late fee, per student, will be imposed on the fifth business day after a due date and on the first of each month for as long as your account is not current.
3. Should this account become delinquent and collection becomes necessary, the undersigned agrees to be additionally responsible for attorney’s fees of 33 1/3% of total delinquent balance and all applicable court costs incurred by School of Richmond Ballet during the process. When using the automatic payment option, it is the responsibility of the payee to notify School of Richmond Ballet of changes to the credit card on file. If financial difficulties arise, please call (804) 344-0906 and ask to speak with the Betsy Gorman.

Withdrawal Policy

Written notice of intent to withdraw must accompany all withdrawals.
Fall/Spring
The billing contact will be held responsible for payment for all classes prior to the time of written notification of withdrawal of a student from School of Richmond Ballet, and will be charged the following withdrawal fee:

  • Children’s Division: $25.00
  • Lower Division: $75.00
  • Middle Division: $150.00
  • Upper Division: $250.00
  • Trainee Division: $500.00

All withdrawals are effective as of the date on which the Administration Office is notified: informing your child’s teacher is NOT considered a formal notification of withdrawal. A formal notification in writing must be submitted to the SRB Manager, Susan Collet. In cases when notification is received after a student stops attending class, the billing contact will still be held liable for tuition due for classes between the last attended class and the effective date of withdrawal.
Summer Intensive
For withdrawals from the Summer Intensive Program before May 1, a refund of the students’ current balance less the non-refundable deposit(s) will be issued. Any student withdrawing after May 1, 2019 will be held responsible for the full tuition amount (and housing cost, if applicable) for the 2019 Summer Intensive Program. Medical withdrawals must be accompanied by a doctor’s note in order to receive a refund, less the non-refundable deposit(s).
Summer Housing Fees:
Housing fees are NON-REFUNDABLE after May 1. Students who are registered and not withdrawn as of May 1 (and in the case of late registration, any date thereafter) are committed to paying the full balance of the housing costs, whether or not they remain enrolled in the program.
SRB Summer Session/Camps
For withdrawals from the Summer Session Program before June 1, a refund of the students’ tuition will be issued. Any student withdrawing after June 1, 2019 will be held responsible for the full tuition amount for the 2019 Summer Session/Camps. Medical withdrawals must be accompanied by a doctor’s note in order to receive a full refund.

Financial Assistance

Limited Financial Assistance is available to students ages 8 and up in the School of Richmond Ballet. To qualify, students must demonstrate financial need, a high level of commitment, and significant talent as evaluated by the program’s director and teachers.

Financial Aid Assessment
Tuition assistance is available on the basis of demonstrated need. If you believe that your resources are not sufficient to meet the total costs of School of Richmond Ballet, you are encouraged to apply.
Beginning this year, School of Richmond Ballet will be partnering with TADS for financial aid applications.
TADS provides a framework through which household need can be measured fairly and equitably. Recommendations from TADS are used by the School of Richmond Ballet award committee in accordance with its policies to determine the award amount. Final awards notices will be emailed by 8/31/2018 by the committee.
Application Information
Applications for tuition assistance may be completed online at http://www.mytads.com/
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Supporting Documentation
The following supporting documentation must be submitted to TADS via mail or fax prior to the application due date of August 20, 2018.

  • Household members’ most recently completed federal tax forms (personal and businesses owned)
  • W-2’s from each job held by household members
  • Most recent pay stub from each job held by household members
  • Documents that establish the amount of miscellaneous monthly or yearly income you currently receive (i.e., welfare, food stamps, unemployment, workers’ compensation, etc.,)
  • All corporate, partnership, and trust forms if a household member owns 20% or more interest in a corporation, partnership or trust

Need Assistance with your Application?
You may contact TADS for assistance completing the application or to check application status. TADS does not have award information.
Online Chat:http://www.mytads.com/
E-mail:help@tads.com
Mailing Address:1201 Hawthorne Ave., Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Telephone:800.884.8237 (M-F, 8-8 Central)