FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are you located?
We have moved into our beautiful new location at 1309 W 29th Avenue! We are in the Northern Lights Strip Mall right next to Kaladi Brothers patio.
How big are the classes?
ACBA believes in small classes for faster progression and more individualized attention. Most classes are capped at 8 kids per class.
How do I register?
You can register online, by email, or over the phone. We are having in-person registration during business hours.
What is the registration fee?
The registration fee covers administration expenses and it is paid by all students once a year.
How does your calendar work?
ACBA's season begins in August and ends in May, like the school year.
Can my child start half way through the year?
Enrollment is open, given there is space.
What if my child is sick and cannot attend class?
If you/your child are feeling unwell, please stay home. Please call the front desk and let them know. If you/your child is unwell but still able to dance you can participate through our virtual studio just contact the front desk. If you are too sick to dance you can easily catch up you return to the studio. ACBA does not offer makeup classes.
My child has been dancing at another studio, can she/he go into a higher level?
Because we can’t regulate what is taught at other studios, you should speak to the front desk when registering so we can find the best fit for your child's level. Our teachers always evaluating the students in the first weeks of class and will make any adjustments to placement as needed. For older students, a private lesson with our faculty is an excellent option to assess skill level and recommend class placement.
Can I watch my child’s class?
For dancers 6 and below we are asking that you limit observers to one person per family. For dancers 7 and up we encourage the dancers to be independent and say goodbye at the door. Parent observations can be done through zoom. Links can be found in your parent portal. In order to participate, we require parents be muted and turn off their video. We also ask that parents change their username to “Parent of (Child’s Name).”
How early can I arrive to class?
We ask that children arrive ready to take class and no earlier than 10 minutes before the start of class. We will not allow dancers through the doors if they arrive earlier than specified. Dancers should arrive in their uniform with a dance bag that hold their dance shoes and a water bottle.
What happens during the drop off process?
Dancers will come to the desk at our entryway, change their shoes, sanitize their hand, and be guided to their classroom by their teacher or staff member.
What happens during pick up?
Teachers will escort the dancers to the entryway to change their shoes where staff will be waiting to oversee pick up.
In order to make this process as smooth as possible and help keep the number of people in the building low, parents please wait in your car. We will ensure each dancer goes to the appropriate car.
Where can I get a uniform?
We have the uniforms available for purchase in our studio or on our online boutique. Our boutique has a variety of sizes for leotards, tights, and shoes. We also have bun kits and other fun stuff!
What are the performances going to look like for the 25th Season?
We are hoping to return to live in person performance at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. ACBA will still showcase its growing creativity and high standard of classical ballet. We are committed to moving forward with the best season for our dancers and audiences in the safest way possible. We will follow state and local mandates/health protocols, while remaining flexible and responsive to the ongoing needs and concerns of our patrons and families.
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"...the Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy is doing a fine job training local dancers in the classical tradition."
Anchorage Daily News