Academy Admission and Registration

William-with-students.pngVirginia Regional Ballet Academy welcomes anyone who wishes to train at its studios in Williamsburg and Yorktown. Students must complete a registration form and submit the annual registration fee. Virginia Regional Ballet Academy is an equal opportunity school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national or ethnic origin.

Registration and Tuition

Annual Registration Fee*: $40.00 for first dancer, $20.00 for each additional dancer in the same family.

* No registration fee for Mommy & Me, Private classes, and visiting students.

Tuition is calculated by the total number of class hours per week per family. The special Unlimited and Family Unlimited plan rates apply when taking 7 hours or more per week. Payment is due the first week of each month. First month’s tuition is due at the time of registration. Payments may be made by cash, check, or Visa/MasterCard. Payments made after the 15th will be charged a late fee of $10.00 unless prior arrangements have been made with the studio director. Returned checks for insufficient funds: $20.00 fee.

Tuition, paid monthly, September – June, is based on a 35-week dance year. Tuition is due the first week of the month regardless of the week of your first class. Ask about discounted annual and biannual tuition payoffs. No yearly contract is required.

Interested in monthly in Auto-Pay? Download and print our Automatic Payment Authorization and complete and return it VRB. Printable Credit Card Authorization Form

Online Account Access

Dancers and parents can register and enroll for classes and maintain their account online by visiting and selecting Customer Portal. Students and classes can be added and payments can be made through this account. You can also enroll in a class by clicking the “Register” link next to the class listing on the class schedule page.

Scholarship Program

Scholarships, through the Jenni Paddock Scholarship Fund, are available to children residing in Williamsburg, James City County, and York County. Our scholarship is intended to allow students to have the opportunity to learn the art of dance through ballet class. It is the goal of the scholarship program to promote and advance the art of dance and to provide a low- or no-cost opportunity for any family who otherwise could not afford dance lessons.

Full and partial tuition scholarship opportunities are based on available funding per calendar year. Consideration for full or partial scholarship is based on aptitude, dedication, and financial need. Any child under the age of eighteen, regardless of race, creed, religion, or sex, may be eligible for consideration. An audition is required for all applicants and will be scheduled following submission of scholarship application documents. Auditions are arranged and reviewed by our teaching staff and Studio and Artistic Directors. The amount of each scholarship depends upon: total funds available; number of successful applicants; technical level of applicant; number of required classes; and financial need. Scholarship awards are distributed based upon the Directors’ and teaching staff’s evaluations.

Scholarships are funded in part by the Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg.
All scholarship applicant and recipient information is kept confidential.

Class Placement

Class placement is based on ability and age appropriateness of the techniques being taught. New dancers will be evaluated by an instructor in a trial class to determine proper class placement. Current students will receive class placement for the new dance year prior to the summer class session.

VRB Handbook

For more details about VRB’s policies and procedures, please see the VRB Handbook. You can download the handbook here (VRB Handbook done).