Policies and Procedures


Students will be placed in classes which are appropriate for their level of physical and mental development. If at any time the director feels that the placement is incorrect, the student will be changed to the appropriate level. Conferences should be scheduled by appointment.


Students are required to take ALL classes offered so that they may continue to advance technically. If they can not participate due to illness or injury, we advise them to watch if possible.

Classes are not transferable and there are no refunds for classes missed for any reason. In the case of absence, please call the school and leave a message with the reason for your absence prior to class time. Make up classes, due to illness, snow days, holidays during non-vacation days, must be scheduled in the same level or lower level in the same term in which they are missed. Custom class schedules can be arranged on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the School Director.

Audition and Casting

PSB’s school year provides potential opportunities for students to perform with the School and with Portland Ballet Company. Students may have the opportunity to work alongside professional dancers, choreographers, composers, and musicians throughout the year. Performance opportunities are not guaranteed and casting in all performances is at the sole discretion of PSB.

Notice and Cancelation

Important school notifications will be sent via email using the address on file. Portland School of Ballet will also follow the Portland Public Schools for snow cancellations. Cancellations will also be posted via FaceBook and through the WCSH6 Cancellation site online. In certain cases, snow days will be rescheduled by Portland School of Ballet. Students may also choose to make up snow days in another class of equal or lower level throughout the school year.

Facility and Parking and Usual Venues

Portland School of Ballet is located at 517 Forest Avenue, Suite 2, Portland, ME 04101 . Street parking is available on Forest Avenue and there is a lot available on the corner of Forest Avenue and Ashmont Street. We recommend that students be dropped off on the side of Forest Avenue closest to Portland School of Ballet. Forest Avenue is quite busy and we recommend that students not cross Forest Avenue. Usual performance venues include the Portland Ballet Studio Theater also located at 517 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101 , Westbrook Performing Arts Center at 471 Stroudwater St, Westbrook, ME 04092, and John Ford Theater located at Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101.