Fun. We cultivate love for dance in each of our classes every day, and look forward to sharing the joy of the art form with our students! Our June themed showcases in our theater right on the premises offer students opportunities to show off what they've learned in the studio, and we also offer more exciting events throughout the year including summer programs and special parties.
Family. Each MYB Kid is a special part of our dance community. Our caring and knowledgeable staff are passionate about making MYB Kids your home for dance.
Focus. Every child is unique. We create personalized learning trajectories for each student and work as a team to find the best way for your child to learn and grow on their dance journey.
MYB Kids Policies
All registrations are done online through our Online Portal: https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/mybkids
Registration fee: A $50 per student registration fee is charged annually and must be paid in full upon registration.
Trial Classes: We offer free trials of any of our classes during the open enrollment period. Trial classes may be scheduled online in the Parent Portal. Each student may take up to 2 trial classes per semester.
Waivers: All waivers can be found in our Online Portal and must be signed prior to the commencement of classes.
Tuition: The full tuition amount is due at the time of registration.
Fall Semester September 18-January 28
1 class per week $800
2 classes per week $1450
Spring Semester February 5-June 9
1 class per week $900 (inclusive of costume fee)
2 classes per week $1620 (inclusive of 2 costume fees)
Dance with Me $800 (does not participate in Showcase)
Showcase: All students (with the exception of Dance with Me students) enrolled in the Spring Semester will receive a costume and participate in the end of year showcase. The costume fee is included in the Spring Semester tuition.
Tickets for the Showcase must be purchased by each family who wishes to attend. Admittance to the theater will not be permitted without a ticket.
Email is the primary form of communication for Manhattan Youth Ballet Kids.
The email address(es) listed in your parent portal must be working and checked often.
MYB Kids can be reached at: email@example.com
Individual Class Cancellations
MYB Kids may have to cancel individual classes due to low enrollment. In the instance of a low enrollment cancellation, we will transfer enrolled students into another scheduled MYB Kids class, which may or may not occur on a different day and/or at a different time.
Inclement Weather/School Closings:
Manhattan Youth Ballet will email any school closings at least 2 hours prior to the start of classes. MYB generally bases these decisions on the NYC Department of Education school closures.
Refunds will not be issued for missed classes. Make-up classes can be arranged in any age-appropriate class, if space permits.
Conduct and Etiquette
Children are the responsibility of the parent/caregiver before and after class. Behavior must be monitored, volume must be kept at a reasonable level and all hallways, doorways, staircases and corridors must be kept clear.
Children must be dropped off and picked up from class on time. If an emergency arises that prevents prompt pick up, please contact the front desk immediately at 212-787-1178.
Eating and drinking in the studios, theater, and dressing rooms is prohibited with the exception of bottled water. Gum chewing is not allowed.
Students and parents are responsible for cleaning up after all classes prior to leaving the space and must clean up after themselves in all areas of Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (lobby, hallways, studios, dressing rooms, bathrooms, etc.).
All students and adults are expected to behave with respect and consideration for all faculty, staff, studio employees, parents/guardians, visitors, and other students at all times. Bullying, including cyberbullying, or any kind of physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated.
All public areas of Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (lobby, hallways, café, etc.) should be kept clear of personal belongings and students should refrain from stretching, playing or congregating in these areas. Not only is it disrespectful to others, it is a fire hazard.
Parents/Caregivers are allowed to remain in the building while their children are in class, but must wait in the lobby during class time. Congregating near the studio door/entrance is not allowed.
Strollers are to be parked in the vestibule. Strollers are not allowed in the lobby, hallways, studios, dressing rooms or restrooms.
Children are NOT to be dressed/changed in the lobby or any other common area. Changing areas and restrooms are made available for this purpose.
Students and parents/caregivers are not allowed in the studios outside of class times and/or without an MYB teacher/staff member present.
While Manhattan Movement & Arts Center and Studio Maestro are the home studios of Manhattan Youth Ballet, both spaces are used for various events, rentals, classes, etc. throughout the year. All students must obey all instructions given by, and act with respect for ALL faculty, staff, and studio employees at both spaces.
Consistent and punctual attendance is essential for growth, stability and confidence. Please make every effort to attend all classes and arrive on time.
Should a student have a planned absence due to a school commitment, trip/vacation, or other scheduled event, or is ill or injured, please inform MYB Kids staff via email.
Should a student miss a class, a make-up class can be arranged in any other age-appropriate class if space permits.
Make up Policy
There is a limit of 2 make-ups per child per semester.
Make-ups must be scheduled by emailing at least 48 hours before class.
Make-up space is based upon availability.
Make-ups are not allowed during the 2 weeks leading up to showcase.
Make-ups must be completed within the same semester as the absence.
Withdrawal and Dismissal
Withdrawal due to Injury or Illness
Should a student become unable to attend class due to a long-term injury or illness, tuition will be prorated for the time of the student's attendance and a refund will be issued or the payment plan will be canceled. A signed doctor's note is required for a tuition refund or payment plan cancellation.
Withdrawal for personal reasons
Should a student choose to withdraw from class due to personal reasons before the first class takes place, a tuition refund will be issued. Registration fees and processing fees will not be refunded.
Should a student choose to withdraw from class due to personal reasons after the first class takes place, tuition for the current month will still be charged. A prorated refund for the remainder of the term will be issued, less a $50 cancellation fee per class enrolled.
Notice of intent to withdraw must be submitted in writing. If no written notice is provided, the full tuition amount will be charged and no refund will be issued.
MYB Kids may have to dismiss children from class due to behavioral or other problems that preclude such children from safely participating in the program and/or with others in the program. No refund will be issued if such a circumstance arises.
MYB reserves the right to change schedules, teachers and studios at any time throughout the year if necessary.
Guests, including parents/guardians and family members, are not allowed inside the studios to observe during classes unless it is during scheduled Observation Weeks.
MYB Social Media
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Use of Social Media
Use of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter/X, LinkedIn, blogging, and other social media outlets is commonplace. This policy is intended to provide MYB parents, guardians, and students with guidelines for the use of social media. You do not have permission to reveal any information that compromises MYB. By that we mean the sharing of personal information about the director, staff, students, and/or their families, or any proprietary and/or confidential information is strictly prohibited. Students and parents should neither claim nor imply that they are speaking on behalf of MYB.
The posting of photographs and/or videos that feature any MYB Kids/Manhattan Youth Ballet dancers and/or MYB activities online must only be done with the explicit consent of all parents/guardians and Manhattan Youth Ballet.
The last 5 minutes of class during parent observation week will be for personal photos. Please refrain from taking photos or videos until this specific time.