Frequently Asked Questions

What does my dancer wear to class?

Our dress code for each class is listed here. We are fortunate enough to have an on-site dance boutique, Susu's Tutus, ready to help you with all of your dance wear needs. 

My child cannot attend class this week. Can we do a makeup class?

We encourage our students to attend class regularly to make sure they get the most out of our progressive program. However, sometimes students must miss class. Although we cannot refund accounts for these absences, we will be happy to schedule a makeup class for your student. To schedule a makeup class, please call the ABJ office to find out when make-up times are available. 

What is your severe weather policy?

During times of severe weather, such as but not limited to, snow, tornadoes, and thunderstorms, the Academy of Ballet & Jazz strongly emphasizes that safety is our top priority. When/if either Tuscaloosa City or County Schools close due to inclement weather, the Academy of Ballet & Jazz will follow suit. We realize that many ABJ students travel many miles from the surrounding areas; therefore, if weather in Tuscaloosa permits class to be held, ABJ will have regularly scheduled class. However, we always encourage everyone to stay weather aware and use their best judgement  when deciding to travel to the studio during severe weather.

What yearly fees can I expect at ABJ?

Each year dancers enrolled at ABJ have a few yearly costs. All students pay a registration fee, monthly tuition, recital costume fees and a recital fee. These fees are charged at separate times throughout the year. You can find those dates in our yearly calendar. 

We are no longer able to attend class at ABJ. How do we proceed?

If a student does not wish to continue, a 'drop card' must be filled out before the last scheduled class of the month for the account to deactivate. We are unable to refund any fees paid prior to withdrawal. If costumes have been ordered and paid for you will be able to pick up your costume when they arrive. Monthly charges will continue to accrue regardless of the number of absences. If your student does not attend class consecutively for a full month, and we cannot get ahold of the parent/guardian, your child may forfeit their spot in the class. 

How do I stay updated on what's happening at ABJ?

We pride ourselves on being extremely organized and prepared at our ABJ office. We send all major communications through email so please be sure you have a current email address on file. We also use social media to announce important information and upcoming events. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay 'in the know' at ABJ. You can also share photos and videos with us by using #abjallday for a chance to be featured on ABJ's social media pages. 

I have a few more questions, how do I contact someone at ABJ?

We are always more than happy to assist you. You can check our website at anytime, You can also call the ABJ office 205-752-5124 or send us an email at Please note that our regular business hours are Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm and Friday 10am-5pm. If you contact us after these times, we will respond to your inquiry the following business day. We ask that you do not contact teachers personally after hours, the ABJ office will be happy to relay messages to teachers during business hours.