Ballet teaches children discipline, co-ordination, strength, and control. We feel these qualities can give a child a head start in life, no matter where their life takes them. We eagerly work with students to cultivate a lifelong appreciation of dance, music, and the arts, while also allowing them to develop self-confidence and physical awareness.
New students are assessed by an instructor in a pre-assigned class prior to enrollment. Each of our highly accomplished instructors will take age, abilities, and maturity into account when assigning a level to a new student.
Trial classes also give you and your child an opportunity to decide whether MDSB is the right school for your family before you commit to a full semester of classes.
New students are not required to wear the level uniform while being assessed, however, proper ballet attire is required: For girls: leotard, tights, and ballet shoes. Hair should be worn up and away from the face and neck. For boys: tights, a plain tee, and ballet shoes. Younger boys may wear pants or shorts in place of tights.
Please arrive 20 minutes early for your trial class to allow time to park, fill out paperwork, and meet the teacher. We will not admit a child into a class for a trial if the class has already begun. We also do not allow trials in classes which are full. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a trial class.
After the trial class, you may fill out the registration form, create an account, and enroll for your chosen class or classes online. Families are required to place a credit card or bank account information on file as part of the enrollment process. No exceptions.
Room will not be made for anyone in classes which are at their maximum capacity. However, we are happy to assist you in finding another class with available space. If your only preferred class is full, you may put your child on the wait-list. We cannot guarantee a space will open up in a wait-listed class. If a spot becomes available, we enroll students from the wait-list on a “first come, first served” basis.
We do not offer individual or drop-in classes.
Assessment/Trial classes are $20.
Once enrolled, students will register for a full semester of classes. Tuition is due upon registration and is calculated based on the length of a semester, as well as how many classes a student is registered. The average cost of a class is $25 per hour. Students enrolling late within a semester will receive a prorated tuition amount. We do not offer individual or drop-in classes.
$30 registration fee (once per semester, per family)
$45 installment fee (for those who choose a 3-payment installment plan)
- Installment plans are only available when registering within the first 3 months of the Spring semester or the first 2 months of the Fall semester.
- Installment payments will be charged on the 1st of each month.
- A $25 late fee will be added to accounts if payments are not received by the 20th of each month.
- Declined credit cards and returned checks are subject to additional fees.
We accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. Cash and checks are also acceptable forms of tuition payment, with prior approval. We do not accept American Express.
Additional Fee Information
Multi-class discounts are applied to tuitions of students taking 3 or more classes within a semester.
- Enrolled in 3 classes: 5% discount
- Enrolled in 4 classes: 10% discount
- Enrolled in 5 or more classes: 15% discount
A 10% sibling discount is also offered to families with multiple children enrolled in the school. The discount is applied to the lowest tuition(s).
Etiquette & Regulations
We expect students to behave in class as they would in an academic school room: listening to and showing respect toward teachers, being kind and respectful to fellow students, and keeping a positive attitude.
Please be punctual and ready to start class at the designated time. If a student is tardy, proper ballet etiquette requires a student stand in the doorway until the teacher invites the child to join class.
Students must only attend classes in which they are enrolled. If a class is missed due to a scheduling conflict or illness, students may take a “make-up” class in any other class of their level by the end of the current semester. Make-up opportunities do not roll over to subsequent semesters.
Students are required to wear their designated level uniform to each class.