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Admissions & New Students


Durham School for Ballet & the Performing Arts

Admission & Enrollment

Durham School for Ballet & the Performing Arts, LLC celebrates open admission to all students who wish to further (or begin) their training with certified instructors. There is no audition needed to begin training at the School but new students must be prepared to take a placement class to determine the correct level.


Registration is done online registrations via a secure online portal. This link can be found on our website.

Tuition will be processed by the automatic billing of your credit or bank card. Only the secure system in JackRabbit has card and bank information. Our office cannot access the details of your payment information.

If you must pay by check or cash we must still have a valid card on file and  your payment must be received at the studio office before the tuition due date. If payment has not been received by the due date your payment will be processed using the information on file.

Each family is responsible for maintaining updated information via the online parent portal; this includes entering a debit or credit card number or banking information for the purpose of making secure tuition payments for automatic processing.

Students admitted mid-month will pay a prorated amount for the remaining classes in that period. Once classes have begun tuition is not refundable.  If a student misses a class, they are expected to make the class up in an appropriate level.

There is a yearly registration fee of $55 for each student with a maximum of $80/family. All students need to have completed online registration before beginning class. Registration fees are non-refundable and a mid-year withdrawal from school will incur a new registration fee upon re-enrollment. Fees are due at the time of enrollment for the academic year and not prorated.With enrollment each student will receive a DSBPA t-shirt. 


Enrollment in a dance class at DSBPA should be considered a commitment for the entire (or the remainder of the) session.  


Tuition is paid in advance of class participation, and once tuition is paid, it is non-refundable. The only exception is in the case of serious disability or injury; in this case, a refund may be granted pending approval of the director and a letter from the student’s physician.

New Student Open House

Meet & greets and placement classes

For each new semester, we offer tours of the facility, Q&As , and meet & greets with the director and instructors. We welcome any and all potential students to these sessions.

Primary Open House  Wed, 8/23 5:30p & Thur, 8/24 4:30p

Usually hosted for a few hours in a single afternoon | Ages 3 - 7

Come by, meet the instructor, ask questions and check us out. Pre-registration required.

Placement Classes Wed, 8/23 6p & Thur, 8/24 5p

Usually hosted over multiple days | All ages
In order to ensure your student is placed in the correct training class we ask new students to attend a Student Placement class. Each day focuses on a specific age range; if you are unable to attend your scheduled day please contact the office. All levels of experience are welcome. 



If you are interested in joining the studio, please contact our office at or (919) 680-4363.

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