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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
We’ve made improvements to our training program and have updated our registration process. We understand you may have questions, and we will do our best to answer them for you!
Changes to the Registration Process
Our online registration is conducted through Dance Studio Pro.
Within the site, once you’ve created an account, you will be able to sign up and pay for classes, and keep track of attendance and payments.
Once you’ve created the account, you will have to wait for approval from PVB before you can enroll in classes. Please note that the system will only allow you to enroll for classes in your child’s age range. Classes outside of your range will not show up as options.
Students may register for each class separately each season. We now have four seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. The Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons run 11 weeks, with the Summer season running for 7 weeks. This provides the opportunity to change your days and classes every eleven weeks, as your schedule may change.
To enroll in the next season when it opens, your account balance will have to be zero. All registrations will happen online, but there is always a staff person at PVB who can override or change items.
Tuition fees and rehearsal fees for performances will be paid online through Dance Studio Pro. You may also pay by check or cash at the studio. In the past we required a 40% payment at the start of the year. Now that there are seasons, we will require 100% payment for the season by the start of class. We hope that this simplifies the payment process and choices for your family.
As always, if you need to discuss payment options, please contact the studio well in advance of classes beginning.
Changes to the Casting and Production Process
- Dancers in Advanced and Intermediate III will no longer pay audition fees.
- PVB dancers will be able to audition separately from the Community audition days.
- The Spring production will now be open only to PVB students Ballet 1 and above.
- There will not be an open Community audition for the Spring ballet – this is an opportunity for our PVB dancers to perform.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
No. You will need to sign up for the Repertory class to be in the production.
No. You will learn that type of choreography in Variations class. Casting decisions will be made about divertissement by November. If you do not take Variations, you will not have a chance to be cast in that role. There is no guarantee that you will be cast in a particular role based on taking this class. All roles are cast by the Artistic Directors.
We have moved most rehearsals for productions off of Saturdays. There are times during weeknights, Fridays and a small group on Saturdays.
Our goal is to streamline the PVB process. Families need information all in one place. This system has as much information about our studios as we can find. We can communicate in better ways and keep track of student information without repeating actions.
Yes, to be in good standing as a dancer at a certain level, you should take all classes that are offered in a week. Advancement in class levels are by age, and fulfillment of previous training levels. You may choose not to take all of the classes. Repertory does not count as a technique class.