All students enrolled in the Academy perform at the Year-End Festival, which will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove. Students begin preparing for the Festival at the start of the Spring Session. There are no recital fees, costumes, tickets or other costs associated with the program. The Academy does not participate in dance competitions.
Parents, siblings and friends are invited to observe class during the last class each session. Please contact the Academy if you wish to observe a class before enrolling.
Make-up classes must be taken during the same semester; pro-rated credit or refund will be made in situations involving long-term illness or injury.
Women: solid color leotard; light pink or black tights; pink ballet shoes; NO t-shirts; NO baggy or striped legwarmers; knee length legwarmers may be worn for barre only in cold weather; NO dance shorts or pants; hair up securely – NO loose braids or ponytails. Men: white t-shirts; black tights.
Information about “Extras”
For many of Midwest Ballet Theatre’s full-length productions, such as “The Nutcracker”, children are selected from the Academy as “extras”. Enrolling in the Academy in no way guarantees a child’s inclusion in any production. Children at the appropriate age/size groups and ability levels will be observed during their classes based on teachers’ recommendations for these parts. There are no auditions for extras. Other than boys, all extra dancers in MBT productions are current enrollees in the Academy.