The School of Midland Festival Ballet is a non-profit ballet school, and is the official school of Midland Festival Ballet. The School strives to offer children ages 3+ and adults of all ages the finest dance training in an encouraging and professional environment. Midland Festival Ballet’s faculty is selected based on their training and professional experiences. It is Midland Festival Ballet’s philosophy that dance can have a positive impact on any student’s life by teaching discipline, tenacity, and teamwork. MFB’s School Director, Susan Clark is trained in both the Vaganova and Bournonville styles of ballet, and the school’s curriculum combines both of these styles.
Registration: There is a registration fee of $45 per family. The registration fee does not apply to Little Ballet or Recreational Division students. To register, fill out the Registration Form & Policies/Waivers completely and return to Midland Festival Ballet. Class placement can be addressed by calling the studio at 432-682 -2653.
Tuition: A tuition payment plan must be selected at the start of classes. Only one registration fee is due per family.
All MFB Tuition fees are an annual amount that can be billed the following ways:
- 9 Installments with the first billed on August 21 and the remaining 8 billed on the first of the month October through May
- 2 Installments billed on August 21 and January 8 (5% discount)
- 1 Installment billed on August 21 (10% discount)
Tuition payments are non-refundable. MFB accepts credit card, check, or exact cash.
Tuition invoices are not mailed. A $25 late fee will be charged to monthly accounts that are past due after the 10th of the month. Credits may be given for serious extended illness or injury (requires a doctor's note). A $25 fee will be assessed for each returned check. If you withdraw, you must do so by the 1st of the month in writing or via email, or you will be responsible for that month's tuition. Students with unpaid accounts after 60 days will not be admitted to class until the account is paid or arrangements have been made.
Off-Campus P.E. : MFB is an approved provider for alternative physical education programs at MISD, ECISD, and some local private schools.
Recreational Division: Recreational Division Recreational classes are offered in Ballet, for recreation and exercise. Recreational Classes will be paid for by purchasing a $110 Class Card for ten classes and good for one year from date of purchase. No prior experience needed.
Scholarships: The school offers a limited number of scholarships based on financial need. The number of awards is dependent upon contributed income, and careful consideration is given to all requests for assistance. Scholarships and financial aid are awarded for one year of classes. Applications must be submitted by August 1, 2017. Call the MFB office for an application at 432-686-0071. Midland Festival Ballet's Board of Directors has a Scholarship Committee that ensures decisions are fair and ethical.