Enrollment Policies

Enrollment in Petaluma School of Ballet is on a semester basis. Joie de Lame The school year is divided into two semesters with a total of 38 weeks of dance instruction for the year. After the fourth lesson, the semester tuition for first time students is fully owed and non-refundable. By enrolling at the beginning of a semester, it is understood that tuition for the entire semester is owed.


You may register in person, by phone, by e-mail, or mail.

Payment Options

Tuition must be paid in 5 installments by post-dated checks held by Petaluma School of Ballet OR by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. We do not accept full semeseter payments. In order to use a credit card for installment payments, a registration form for automatic withdrawals must be signed in the offic. If you are not pre-registered by Jan 14th, the first installment payment is due Jan 16th (first day of spring classes) then due: Feb 27th, March 27th, April 27th and May 29th. Tuition will be prorated for students who enroll after the semester has begun.

Early Bird Registration:  Pre-register between Dec. 8th- - Jan 14th  with a deposit and you will receive the Early Bird Discount as follows: 

R&2's-Thresh 1 - $3 per installment

Thresh 2 - Level 3- $5 per installment

Levels 4-6 - $10 per installment. 

Family Discount

Families with two or more children receive a 10% discount on the 2nd child and a 5% discount on the third child. Only one child may receive the Early Bird Discount. If a coupon is brought in at time of registration, no other discounts apply.

Late Fee Policy

Installment payments are due post-dated check or credit card on the dates listed above. A late fee of 20% up to $30 will be applied for returned checks and declined credit cards, or if paid after the due date.  Returned checks may be subject to triple the amount as allowed by law.  Admission to class may be denied to students with past due accounts.  The Early Bird Discount becomes null and void if installments are not made on time.

Insurance and Registration Fee

An insurance and registration fee per individual is required at the time of enrollment and annually thereafter. This fee is non-refundable.

Rhythm-N-2's through Pre-Ballet:  $35.00
One to three hours per week:  $40.00
Over three hours per week:  $45.00

Class Cancellation

Classes may be cancelled for insufficient enrollment or changed at the discretion of the Owner/Director. Credit for cancelled classes may be given.

Absences and Makeups

A student is considered "enrolled" and semester tuition is due and expected even if a student simply stops attending classes. Special arrangements may be made due to extreme illness or injury. No tuition deduction or allowance will be made due to the absence, withdrawal, or dismissal of the student. Tuition is not transferable and is non-refundable unless withdrawal is due to prolonged illness or injury verified by a doctor's note. Please communicate with the front office. Accounts more than 90 days past due will be sent to our collection agency, North Coast Collections.

Missed classes due to illness or holidays must be made up in a lower level than the student's regular class, (R&2s, R&3s and R&4s are to make up classes in their same level) during the same semester in which the class was missed. Makeup classes are not transferable to other family members. First time students may withdraw up to the fourth lesson in the semester for a full refund (excluding classes taken and registration fee).


Some scholarships are available for Level Five and Six based on financial need or merit.

Last Revised: 7/16/2016