Policies & Regulations

The Staff at the School of Ballet places students first.  We want to carefully consider each individual emotion and concern and provide the perfect environment for encouraging progress in every class.  To that end we need to carefully lay the necessary boundaries for each student to feel at ease.  We also want to establish the necessary trust and collaboration between teacher, student, parent, and staff to create a nurturing support structure for each dancer.   

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

The Anneliese von Oettingen School of Ballet admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Dress Code

Girls: Pink tights, pink ballet slippers, black leotard (any style), hair pulled back in ballet bun. Tights must cover feet-no cut offs! No shorts or t-shirts. Ballet skirts are permitted. (Wrap skirts are not recommended for younger students.) Pointe shoes may be worn only with instructor’s permission, and only if student is taking 2 lessons per week. Boys: black leotard, black tights or bike shorts, black or white slippers, white tee shirt.

Items for purchase may be found at  Fabulous Feet Dance Wear  located in Cheviot.  If purchasing new ballet slippers, please allow the instructor to check the fit before wearing or sewing elastic in case they need to be exchanged.

Classroom Rules

1. Hair must be pinned back
2.  No Jewelry
3.  No candy, gum chewing, or toys
4.  Prior to class, please wait quietly for your class to begin (no screaming, running etc.)
5.  No disorderly conduct (screaming, running, talking, or hanging on the bar during class)
6.  Keep your hands to yourself7.  Treat your fellow students and teacher with respect 
8.  No unkind remarks or inappropriate language

The School of Ballet and our instructors will not be held responsible for any loss, theft or injury.

Classroom Behavior

 Parents are permitted to watch class, but please do not try to teach or help your child during class. That is the instructor’s job. It is also very distracting to the rest of the students. Should the need arise during class; we are more than happy to ask for your help. We encourage you to come and watch so you can see your child’s progress.

The best way to contact our staff is:

Conni Berns (Ballet Mistress) Leave a message at 513-674-8735
Michele Frey (Studio Manager: billing questions) Leave a message at 513-674-8735

Class Placement

Students may only attend their recommended class level (or lower). Students may need to be evaluated for a class by trying a number of lessons before a suitable level is determined.  Final determination of class placement rests with the Ballet Mistress.  Teachers have the autonomy to determine if a class is suitable for the student.  If the teacher feels the class is inappropriate for the student the teacher will recommend a more suitable class.  If attendance is not on a regular basis, students may be asked to step back a class level until they catch up.  This is for the well being of the student and the class.

Registration Policy

Registration should be completed one week prior to the start of the term. In order to reduce costs associated with inefficient class scheduling, we are instituting a new Registration Policy.   Even as we continue to welcome registration throughout the semester we want to encourage timely enrollment.

Tuition Incentives

Multi-Class and Family discounts are available. Please contact the studio manager for more information.
Michele Frey (Studio Manager) Leave a message at 513-674-8735

Office Space

We ask that all parents and students respect the small office area and refrain from entering the office space.