Pre-College Ballet Program

Frequently Asked Questions


Location and Parking

Where is the MAC?
The Musical Arts Center (MAC) is located at 101 N. Jordan Avenue.

Where are the ballet studios?
Please enter through the stage doors on the south side of the MAC and take the elevator to floor three. There will be signs directing you to the Ballet Department.

Where should I park?
Parking in the circle of the MAC is not allowed. You will be ticketed and towed. Indiana University Parking Operations and the City of Bloomington will be monitoring the circle drive on a continuous basis. It is a safety hazard and illegal under University Policy. Please use one of the many surrounding parking lots. We appreciate your compliance with this rule.

Click HERE for an interactive parking lot locator.

Which permit should I buy?
Click HERE for a full listing of available visitor parking permits.
Click HERE for a list of FREE PARKING areas.

Please contact the Office of Parking Operations for more information on current prices of visitor permits.

At the beginning of the school year, the Pre-College Ballet program director will collect and submit names of those requesting a Pre-College rate parking permit to the Office of Parking Operations.

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Attendance and Arrival Time
  • Good attendance and being timely for class is an important factor in each student's progress. Students must be present and on time for all classes and rehearsals. Students should arrive at the MAC at least 10 minutes before their scheduled class time to allow for proper preparation for class.

  • Late students will be allowed to take class only with the teacher's permission.

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Registration and Participation

How old do I have to be to participate in this workshop?
Ballet participants must be between the ages of 3* and 18. Unfortunately we are not able to offer adult spots at this time. If you are still interested in classes and are over 18, please contact us!

*Children must be 3 years old by August 1st of the program's Fall Semester.

How do I register?
Online registration may be found by clicking on "How to Apply" in the left menu. If you have questions about registration, please contact the Office of Pre-College and Summer Programs at 812-855-6025, or email us at

Whom should I contact with questions?
You will find contact information by clicking on "Contact Us" in the left menu.

For questions concerning the Pre-College Ballet website, Online Registration or Financial Aid, please contact the Office of Pre-College and Summer Programs ( 

For questions concerning the specifics of the Pre-College Ballet Program, please contact the Pre-College Ballet Program (

Which exits and entrances do I use at the MAC?
All children and parents must use the stage entrance and the large elevator when entering and leaving the MAC.

Do I need to escort my child?
Due to University Safety Policies, students must be escorted to and from their assigned studio for all classes and rehearsals.

The Program suggests that all children wear appropriate clothing over their leotard and tights to travel to and from the ballet studio. 

What about picking up my child?
Parents/Guardians must be on time to pick up their children.  Parents are asked to arrange an exact area in the Ballet Department to meet their child. 

What should I do with the safety and media release forms?
Each parent/guardian must download and complete both forms and turn them into the Pre-College Ballet Office (MAC 308).  They are found in "How to Apply" in the left menu.

Should I stay during class time?
It is highly advised that parents/guardians with children 9 years and younger remain in the MAC for the duration of their children's class time.

What are the Student Policies?
Please see rules for behavior and conduct, HERE.

When is the best time for parents to visit?
A Parent Visitation Week will be scheduled TBD. 

It is highly recommended that parents/guardians plan to watch the progress of their child during Parent Visitation Weeks.

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Ballet Refund Policy
  • If requested before the second class, tuition (minus $50.00 cancellation charge) may be refunded with the approval of the director.

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Dress Code

Dress code policies are MANDATORY, and are listed HERE.

Where to purchase ballet attire:

Leotards, tights, skirts, and shoes can be purchased at Campus Costumes:

216 S College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47401

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