WILL I NEED SHOES?
For all classes besides Pointe, you’ll need flat ballet shoes. They come in many styles: split sole, full sole, canvas and leather are a few.
Canvas shoes are great, and the least expensive option, whereas leather shoes are more expensive and tend to stretch out.
See Gear and Clothing Requirements to learn more.
WHO IS A BEGINNER?
If you struggle to follow simple vocal instructions from the French ballet vocabulary, you fall into our beginner/ALIGN 1 category. We typically find that students who took ballet class from ages 3-14 have insufficient training to bypass our ALIGN 1 program.
If you had detailed, pre-professional training as a teen or intense training as an adult, we would consider placing you into ALIGN 2.
Generally, ALIGN 2 students should have the ability to complete a basic ballet barre with strength and confidence.
Dancers with extensive prior training may consider beginning with our open ALIGN 4 class.
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HOW DO STUDENTS PROGRESS AT ALIGN?
First, students master the fundamentals of an authentic classical barre with our Align 1 beginners workshop. If they like their first workshop, we suggest they enroll in a second for training twice per week.
Students can then move forward with our Align 2, then Align 3 beginner workshops and start dancing in the center floor. These workshops typically follow directly after Align 1 with the same time, place and instructor.
After taking these workshops, students typically continue on with our Align 4 open classes where they can make their own schedule. Many open classes are 90 minutes.
ALIGN 5 open classes explore advanced technique and artistry. If students choose to do so, they may attend our Beginning Pointe classes at this time.
Most students are ready to attend pointe about six months into consistent training, but everyone is encouraged to proceed at their own pace. We do advance some students rapidly based on their effort and abilities.
CAN I DROP-IN ON A CLASS?
Our drop-in policy allows students to attend a single class or a selection of dates in an ongoing workshop. Students may drop-in a workshop without committing entirely if they have previously completed the level. To find a workshop class, view the make up calendar.
HOW DO I DROP-IN?
Go to the class and ask the instructor to “drop you in on their phone.” Please have class credits available for use. If you need assistance, please email Contact@AlignBalletMethod.com or call 323-424-7822.
CAN I PAUSE MY CONTRACT?
Students enrolled in the monthly auto-renew membership program may elect to freeze their auto pay charges once per year for one billing cycle. To request the freeze, send your written request to Contact@AlignBalletMethod.com. Following the end of your requested freeze period, your monthly payments will automatically reactivate.
In regard to policies, please be detailed and specific when communicating with our customer service representatives.
For all inquires, exact dates, times and locations are appreciated. We confirm all arrangements via email or phone.
We will refund your purchase or reschedule your workshop dates if we receive a written notice 72 hours before your workshop. All open class reservations must be cancelled one hour prior to the start of class.
MAKE UP POLICY
Each Student can make up one class per 6-week workshop. If you would like an additional make up class, you may purchase one for $8.
We will only schedule your make up class once. If you miss your make up class, we will NOT reschedule it.
The number of your make up class does not need to match perfectly with the sequential number of the original class. Evaluate your comfort level and make a decision as to what will work for your schedule.
Please use our make up class request page to submit your request.
After a 72-hour cancellation grace period has expired, we will reschedule any remaining credits for a fee of $18.00.
Please state your name, how we can reach you and what workshop you are currently registered for, as well as your replacement workshop's location, date and time.
RESCHEDULING PRIOR TO YOUR WORKSHOP START DATE
If you need to reschedule a workshop or modify attendance days, we will assist you once prior to the start date. Specify exactly when you will be out and what locations and times you would like to attend. Please use our make up class request page to submit your request.
If you need further arrangements after your first modification or after the start of your workshop, we will charge an $18 assistance fee. Please allow us at least 24 hours to respond to any request.
Your open class credits may be used for any open ALIGN class or to drop into a workshop that has available space if you have previously completed that level of workshop.
Membership credits must be used during the month in which they are activated. Unused membership credits do not accumulate over time.
MEMBERSHIP TERMS AND POLICIES
Class rates are discounted as a reward for member loyalty. Your commitment enables us to continue and improve our program for the benefit of our community. ALIGN must have a solid revenue base to provide the dynamic, multi-level, city-wide program we have created.
Students are encouraged to save money through our membership program if they attend multiple workshop classes per week.
We will manually apply your membership credits to your selected workshops. Your membership will continue as you graduate to our open class schedule.
The rate agreed upon in your initial introductory membership pricing offer is a one-time promotion price for 24 months from March 1, 2017. (Your current rate is guaranteed through April 1, 2019. We reserve the right to increase rates after April 1, 2019).
If you cancel your membership, you will not be able to access this special introductory rate, but will be allowed to restart a membership at the non-introductory rate or purchase class packages at any time.
Everyone may take advantage of this opportunity within the next sixty days.
Students may purchase the intro rates with these defined 30-day grace period parameters:
1. Within 30 days of your first visit to an open class (new students only)
2. Within 30 days after the completion or expiration of a current class package
3. Within 30 days after completing your ALIGN 3 WORKSHOP
Terms of Membership:
1. You will be auto-billed to your card on file and class credits will be added every month on the purchase date or a date you select.
2. You may pause your membership for one billing cycle once every 12 months, and we will extend your live credits 90 days so you do not lose them. (ONLY one pause per year - we will not be making exceptions. Please don’t ask.)
3. Your membership is an initial minimum 3-month commitment. You are obligated to make the first three payments.
4. After the 3-month commitment, you may cancel your membership by emailing Contact@AlignBalletMethod.com 30 days prior to your next billing date.
5. Membership credits applied to your account must be used within your 30-day billing cycle or they expire.
6. Your membership is non-transferable.
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These Website Standard Terms and Conditions written on this webpage shall manage your use of this website. These Terms will be applied fully and affect to your use of this website.
By using this website, you agreed to accept all terms and conditions written in here. You must not use this website if you disagree with any of these Website Standard Terms and Conditions.
Minors or people below 18 years old are not allowed to use this website.
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Other than the content you own, under these Terms, ALIGN Ballet Method and/or its licensors own all the intellectual property rights and materials contained in this website.
You are granted limited license only for purposes of viewing the material contained on this website.
You are specifically restricted from all of the following:
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In these website Standard Terms and Conditions, “Your Content” shall mean any material you choose to display on this website.
Your Content must be your own and must not be invading any third-party’s rights. ALIGN Ballet Method reserves the right to remove any of Your Content from this website at any time without notice.
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In no event shall ALIGN Ballet Method, nor any of its officers, directors and employees, be held liable for anything arising out of or in any way connected with your use of this website whether such liability is under contract.
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We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
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We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
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- To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
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Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
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Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
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We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
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We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
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We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
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When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
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In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email within 7 business days
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To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
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• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
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If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the instructions at the bottom of each email, and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
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REQ 1: GENERAL
We would like your clothing to fit neatly so we may evaluate your body mechanics during exercises.
REQ 2: GENERAL
We understand that not everyone feels comfortable in tights and leotards so we recommend form-fitting workout gear as an alternative. In our classes, it is a fairly even split between ballet and workout gear. We don’t care as long as you can dance in it.
REQ 3: BALLET WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
Please have flat ballet shoes. Please cut and sew the elastics properly. If you cannot acquire shoes prior to your first class, you may wear socks. Please have authentic ballet shoes by class #4.
REQ 4: RE-ALIGN BARRE WORKOUT
Socks are fine for the first class, but consistent visitors will want to purchase ballet flats.
REQ 5: POINTE CLASS
Yes, we wear real pointe shoes! We send students to The Dance Store for fittings.
SEWING BALLET SHOE ELASTICS
**DO NOT TAPE THE DRAW STRING INSIDE YOUR SHOE. INSTEAD, TIE IT IN A SIMPLE KNOT AND CUT IT SO YOU HAVE ABOUT 1 INCH OF THE ELASTIC LEFT. YOU WILL TUCK THAT INTO YOUR SHOE.**
There are many places to buy shoes and dancewear. We recommend The Dance Store, which is great for students who live near Robertson Blvd. and the 10 Freeway. Find the website at TheDanceStore.com. For an extra $5, they will sew your elastics for you.
If you live closer to North Hollywood, we recommend Capezio at 4621 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, California 91403.
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REGISTERING FOR CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Students register on the free Align Ballet Method or MINDBODY apps. We do not have front-desk registration for classes. Students can, instead, manage class schedules and payments from anywhere, any time to make the process seamless.
CANCELLING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
You may cancel your automatic monthly payments any time after the initial 3-month commitment. To do so, please submit an auto-pay cancellation request at least 30 days prior to your next billing cycle.
For example, if you will be charged February 14th, and you want to cancel the month of February, you must submit a cancellation form by January 15th. We will follow up directly via email or phone to confirm.
All open classes should be cancelled one hour prior to the start of class to avoid losing your credit.