All classes are held at 110 East 2nd Street in downtown Bartlesville, Oklahoma (74003).
Our studio is equipped with a lobby, bathroom facility, changing area, and two adjoining studios that utilize the highest quality dancing floor construction and materials available to teaching facilities. We regularly update our studio environment to provide the best experience for students.
OFFICE HOURS: Our office is staffed only during regular class hours and access to the office is limited at this time to parents/guardians who are paying tuition. You can contact us on this website (see CONTACT tab) or by calling us at 918-213-5557 and leaving a voice message. While we will do everything possible to respond in a timely manner, please be aware that we are an organization primarily run by volunteers so we may need a few days to research your request or to respond with general information.
COVID POLICY: During the 2019/2020 COVID crisis, the Academy implemented a policy of allowing only students, instructors, and office staff to enter and remain in the studio for extended amounts of time. We will be continuing that policy indefinitely. Parents/guardians should walk younger students to the door to drop them off and stand outside the door to pick them up. Older students should enter and exit by themselves. Any person making payments for tuition or other costs are asked to use the online payment option on our HOME page; if this is not possible, please limit the time you are in the studio while making a payment. Parents/guardians and others associated with a student are strictly forbidden from sitting in the lobby while classes are underway.
CLASS SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
The Academy follows the Bartlesville Public School System's Calendar Schedule for all holidays. (Also available at www.bps-ok.org)
You can hear the closures of schools on our local radio stations (KYFM 100.1 FM/KRIG 104.9 FM/KWON 1400 AM) or by visiting their website at www.bartlesvilleradio.com.
Annually, our classes for the August-December session begin in the third or fourth week of August in the same week that Bartlesville Public Schools begin and end the week before Christmas after our presentation of The Nutcracker Ballet. There is usually a break in mid-October for two days that coincides with the teachers' conferences at the school district. The January-May session begins in mid-January and runs through mid-May with a Spring Break scheduled in mid-March for one week.
LABOR DAY - First Monday in September
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY - Usually the third Monday in January
PRESIDENT'S DAY - Usually the third week in February on a Monday
Parent/Guardian Observation Days are held in May during the last week of the session. The dates will be announced by email directly to families. Due to on-going COVID issues, BCBA reserves the right to limit the number of people who can attend an observation or to cancel the observation days altogether.
Tuition is set on a per-class basis. See the pricing below:
Foundations Ballet $48 per month
Beginner I $65 per month
Beginner II $75 per month
Intermediate & Advanced Ballet $110 per month
Discounts are available:
- For families of multiple dancers (10% per family)
- For dancers who enroll in two levels of ballet or a combination of ballet and jazz classes (10% per dancer)
- For paying for an entire session prior to the beginning of the session (5% per class)
- Discounts may not be combined
Need-based financial assistance is available on a limited basis. For more information about specific discounts or assistance, please contact the Bartlesville Civic Ballet office by calling 918-213-5557.
Tuition is due on the 1st of each month. If the first of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, then the payment is due on the first class day following the first of the month. Tuition that is received (in any form) after the 15th of the month will incur a $5.00 late fee.
Tuition can be paid in person at the office during class hours by check, money order, cash, or credit card. Tuition can also be paid using the online shopping cart on this website -- to utilize the online payment, go to the HOME page and click on the photo advertising online payments. All credit card payments are processed through SQUARE. Please be aware that some banks do not process credit card payments on the same day they are made with us so we recommend you pay your fees before the 1st or 15th to avoid delays in receipt.
HOLIDAYS & MISSED CLASSES: IMPACT ON TUITION
When calculating the tuitions, holidays and potential missed classes due to weather or other events beyond the Academy's control have been factored into the cost, therefore, when a class is not held due to a holiday, weather or other event, there is no credit or refund for tuition. In the event that a long-term situation could occur that closes the Academy for an indefinite time period (such as COVID in 2019/2020) provisions will be made to handle tuition in a different form if classes are held online or if they are suspended. In the event this type of situation occurs, enrolled familes will be notified by email of what the Board has decided.
CLASS WITHDRAWAL OR CLASS CHANGE: IMPACT ON TUITION
If you should decide to withdraw a student from BCBA, you must give a minimum of 30 days notice in writing to the office with a date of the expected last attendance date. Failure to give the proper notice will result in tuition continuing to be applied. There are no credits or refunds for previously paid tuition at the time of notice of withdrawal or for any classes not attended after notice of withdrawal but before the 30 days has expired.
BCBA reserves the right to ask a student to withdraw from a class or to move a student to a different class at any time and for any reason that relates to the safety of the students or for the overall structure of the Academy to assure continued excellence in training. If a withdrawal or move should be necessary, the Artistic Director will contact the guardian of the student involved and explain the reason for the withdrawal or move and the impact on tuition.