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 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 an annual registration fee of $45 per family. The registration fee does not apply to Little Ballet students.
Tuition: Each class has a set tuition cost for the year, and can be paid Annually, by Semester, or in nine equal installments. Payment options include automatic debit/credit card, exact cash, or check. MFB offers a ~5% discount for Semester payments and a ~10% discount for annual payments. Annual tuition payment is due at the student's first class session in the Fall. Semester tuition payments are due on the first day of the Fall session and the first day of the Spring session. Tuition is due on the first of each month and considered late by the tenth of each month. Tuition invoices are not mailed. A $25 late fee will be charged to monthly accounts that are past due after the tenth of the month. Tuition, once paid, is non- refundable. 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 before the 1st of the month in writing.
Off-Campus P.E. : MFB is an approved provider for alternative physical education programs at MISD, and ECISD, as well as 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 15, 2016. 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.