Evening School FAQ’s

Q: How do I enrol my child?
A: After participating in an assessment class, students will be informed which level they will go into. Parents must fill out a consent form and pay a deposit to secure their child’s place at the school. 


Q: What happens if my child is sick and cannot attend class?
A: Please leave a message by email or phone so that teachers are informed. 


Q: Can I get a refund for missed classes?
A: No refunds are given for missed classes. 


Q: Are there classes on Public Holidays?
A: There are no classes on Public Holidays.

Q: Where can I park?
A: Parents are asked where possible to drop off students to class. The car spaces outside the studio are for surrounding businesses and must not be used for parking. If you need to park, please find street parking on Risley St or Bromham Pl.


Q: Can I get a discount card for Bloch or Energetiks?
A: Please ask in store about their discount card policy. 


Q: Are holiday workshops compulsory?
A: If your child is participating in Ballet Conservatoire Exams then they must attend the Exam workshop. Summer Schools and other Holiday Classes are optional but highly recommended. 


Q: Does the school perform in competitions?
A: The school allows students to enter competitions performing either a solo or duet. Entries must be organised and paid for, with transportation and supervision organised by parents. Teachers provide the student with a choreographed solo. It usually takes 6 months of regular private lessons to be ready for an eisteddfod. 

Q: How do I organise a private lesson?
A: A request form is put on the notice board each term. Teachers will then allocate students a weekly or fortnightly lesson depending on availability. Students must check the notice board as changes to the schedules may occur during the week. 


Q: Where do I get a tutu or costumes for a solo?
A: MCB has the contact details of several tutu makers across Melbourne. Orders need to be organised at the beginning of the year due to the high demand and time needed to make a tutu. Pre-loved tutus can often be bought from other students or found on ebay or online. Contemporary costumes can be ordered online from sites such as dancewearsolutions.com. Please consult with class teachers before purchasing any costumes. 


Q: How do I know what’s going on in the school?
A: The school communicates by putting notices up on the small notice board. Its easiest to take a photo for later reference. Important notices are sent by email. A year calendar displays important dates. Please check the board regularly as notices are subject to change. 


Q: How do I pay for classes?
A: Invoices are sent out before the beginning of each term. Invoices can be paid for by cash, bank transfer or EFTPOS at reception. When paying by bank transfer please include the invoice number for reference.  


Q: How important is grooming and etiquette?
A: Grooming is an important part of learning ballet. Hair must be in a bun and secured with a hair net and hair pins for girls. Uniforms must be clean and tidy with waist elastic worn to each class. Students must also learn “ballet manners” and line up for class in a quiet and calm manner.  


Q: My child has lost an item of clothing. Is there lost property?
A: The lost property box is located under the stairs – please encourage your child to be responsible with their belongings especially when quickly changing from one class to the next. A good idea is to label clothes clearly. No responsibility is taken for lost items by the school.