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Youth Academy Parent Portal

We are so excited to welcome you to the studio! You can utilize this page for Registration, Payments, Studio Policies, Uniform Purchases, Faculty Information and the Studio Calendar. 

Contact Jennifer Forcucci-MarzlufYouth Academy Coordinator, at 216-397-3757 ext 2 or email with any questions!

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Youth Academy 2024-2025 Season

Youth Academy 2024-2025 Season
  • Summer 2024 Term: June 3 – July 27
  • Fall 2024 Term:  September 3 – December 14
  • Winter/Spring 2025 Term:  January 6 – May 18
  • Summer 2025 Term:  June 2 – July 26
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Studio Policies

  • Tuition is automatically charged with the credit card on file the first day of each month. You will be notified if additional charges will be added (performances, costumes, etc.) before we charge your account.
  • A $10 late fee will be added to all tuition not paid by the 10th of each month.
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. There is a $25.00 fee for all NSF charges.
  • An annual registration fee of $20.00 per student will be charged to your account and cover registration from September – August. New Summer student registration will apply to September registration fees.
  • Tuition is a flat monthly charge based on Fall, Winter/Spring and Summer Terms and is not prorated for scheduled holidays.
  • Tuition is based on enrollment, not attendance. Make-up classes are available and can be scheduled by emailing here.
  • A minimum of 6 students must be registered for a class before instruction of that class can begin. Some exceptions and arrangements may be made by The Academy Coordinator.
  • There are no refunds and no adjustments made for missed classes, except for long periods of time with arrangements made in advance. Email requests to [email protected].
  • If class is cancelled by The Academy for any reason, a make-up class will be scheduled. If we are unable to provide a make-up class then your account will be credited for the cancelled class.
  • The Academy reserves the right not to allow students to take classes when tuition is past due (not paid in full by the 10th of each month).
  • Please provide written or emailed documentation should you decide to drop your dancer from any or all classes.
  • Payment plans are available upon request by emailing here.
  • Parents and other family members are permitted to observe classes during the first-class meeting of each month only. Allowing your child to have the teacher’s full attention creates an ideal learning environment. You will find that your child will retain classroom curriculum better and be less distracted during class time.
  • If your child has special health needs, please discuss this with your instructor. If you have other questions or concerns regarding our parent observation policy, please discuss it with your instructor or us here.
  • Grooming is a very important part of your dancer’s training.
  • Dancers with long hair must pull their hair off of face and neck and into a secure bun. If the class is early in the afternoon, we recommend that dancers go to school with their hair in a bun. Short hair must be neatly styled & pulled away from face.
  • Low pony tails are allowed for Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop.
  • Watches & jewelry must be removed before class. Small earrings are permitted.
  • Dance clothing and shoes should fit like a glove in order for your teacher to make appropriate corrections. Dancers should never “grow into” their dance shoes and clothing.
  • In the winter months, dancers are permitted to wear dance sweaters, and leg warmers to class.
  • All weekly Cecchetti Classical Ballet classes must wear uniforms. Visit our uniform section for more information here.

Youth Academy 2024-25 Important Dates

  • June 2:  Summer Term Begins
  • June 3-8:  Parent Observation Week
  • July 4-6:  Studio Closed July 4th Holiday
  • July 8-13:  Parent Observation Week
  • July 27:  Summer Term Ends
  • July 29 – September 2:  Studio Closed
  • September 3: Fall Term Begins
  • September 3-9:  Parent Observation Week
  • October 1-7: Parent Observation Week
  • November 2-7: Parent Observation Week
  • November 3, 5 & 10: The Little Nutcracker Rehearsals
  • November 11: The Little Nutcracker Show
  • November 12: The Little Nutcracker Show
  • November 25-30: Thanksgiving Break, Studio Closed
  • December 9-14: Holiday Class Demonstrations/Parent Observation
  • December 14: Last Day Fall Term
  • December 16-January 5: Holiday Break, Studio Closed
  • January 6: First Day Winter/Spring Term
  • March: Cecchetti Ballet Examinations
  • March 24-29: Spring Break Studio Closed
  • May 10 & 17: Spring Show Rehearsals
  • May 18: Spring Show
  • May 19-June 1: Studio Closed
  • June 2: Summer Term Begins
  • June 2-7: Parent Observation Week
  • July 1-5: Parent Observation Week
  • July 26: Summer Term Ends
  • July 28-September 1: Summer Break Studio Closed
  • September 2: Fall Term Begins (2025-2026 Season)

Private Lessons

The Youth Academy offers private, semi-private and small group private lessons for students enrolled in any dance genre; ballet, contemporary, jazz, musical theatre and hip-hop. Private instruction is a perfect opportunity to work one on one with your instructor or any of our Youth Academy teaching faculty. The private instructor will focus on the specific needs of each dancer and design the lesson just for them. Private instruction may be recommended as a supplement for Cecchetti Ballet examination candidates.
For private, semi-private and small group private lesson pricing and information please contact Jennifer Forcucci-Marzluf at [email protected].

The Cecchetti Method

The Cecchetti Method of ballet training is a progressive system of training dancers from a pre-ballet beginning level to a professional level. The Cecchetti Method was designed with careful regard to the laws of anatomy to prepare a dancer’s body to bear the physical demands of public performance. The Method embodies qualities that are essential to the dancer; balance, poise, strength, elevation, elasticity, musicality and artistry. Cecchetti USA has established a syllabus of carefully orchestrated exercises that build in complexity ensuring that each new movement is introduced from a fundamental approach. As each movement is mastered and refined, new movements are introduced. This progressive approach with attention to detail has produced a long list of very famous and accomplished dancers. The Cecchetti Method is classic in its purity and clean style and enables dancers to respond to the demands of a variety of choreographers. The Method emphasizes the importance of using the entire body to establish a feeling for line. Focus is on instruction by studying and absorbing the basic principles which govern the art, rather than by mere imitation of an individual’s teaching style. A balance between the daily practice of both Cecchetti’s set exercises and each teacher’s new sequences is essential to producing a well-rounded and versatile dancer.  For more information on Cecchetti USA click here.

We are proud to offer the pedagogy of the Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet under the guidance of Cecchetti USA.

Members of our faculty holding qualified credentials:

Jennifer Forcucci-Marzluf, Licentiate CUSA

Members of our staff trained in the Cecchetti Method:
Lydia Marzluf, Grade 10 CUSA

Members of our staff currently training for certified credentials:
Isaac Hileman

Students at the Youth Academy have the opportunity multiple times throughout the year to take a ballet exam at their appropriate level. Examinations are optional but highly encouraged for students to gain a further sense of accomplishment and understanding of the ballet fundamentals. All students learn the exam material in their regular classes throughout the year and progress through the Cecchetti syllabus whether or not they are taking an exam. Exam candidates will have the opportunity to attend weekend workshops, receive mock examinations, examination day and a celebration of their accomplishments. 

Affordable Tuition

All new students receive their first class FREE!
In support of our community, we are proud to offer quality instruction at the most affordable pricing in the area. Tuition is priced for the total number of hours for all classes registered. Siblings receive 5% off monthly tuition. Annual Registration Fee $20.00. Tuition is auto billed to a credit card every month.

30 Minutes

$36

/month
45 Minutes

$54

/month
One Hour

$64

/month
1.5 Hours

$96

/month
2 Hours

$112

/month
3 Hours

$168

/month
4 Hours

$192

/month
5 Hours

$240

/month

Over 5 hours contact us. Drop-in classes $18.00 per class.

Uniforms

All weekly Cecchetti Classical Ballet classes ages 6 and up must wear uniforms. We are selling uniform items online through the Studio Director in the Studio Shop. Students  MUST purchase the leotard through Studio Shop for Cecchetti Ballet classes.

Parents can purchase these items through the Studio Shop: Cecchetti Ballet Leotards, Cecchetti Ballet Skirts, Black crop top (jazz/contemp), Black leotard (jazz/contemp) and Black leggings (jazz/contemp). Orders through the Studio Shop will be distributed to you at the studio.

Parents can purchase these items on their own through Discount Dance Supply: Boys Uniform pants or shorts, Girls tights, Ballet Slippers, Jazz Shoes, Boys Dance Belt, and Ballet Slipper/Pointe Shoe Ribbons. Discount Dance Supply orders will be placed by you and shipped to your home.

Please find your class/classes below and click the links to purchase uniforms.

Parent & Me, Creative Ballet, Pre Primary    Primary, Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Ballet 3   Ballet 4, Ballet 5, Ballet 6   Jazz & Contemporary   Hip Hop

  • Watches & jewelry must be removed before class. Small earrings are permitted.
  • Ballet, Contemporary & Jazz clothing and shoes should fit like a glove in order for your teacher to make appropriate corrections. Dancers should never “grow into” their dance shoes and clothing.
  • In the winter months, dancers are permitted to wear dance sweaters, and leg warmers to class.
  • Please refer to the hair section here on grooming.

Parent & Me, Creative Ballet, Pre Primary Ballet

All uniform and shoes should fit like a glove in order for your teacher to make appropriate corrections. Dancers should never “grow into” their dance shoes and clothing.

Items below are linked to The Youth Academy’s Discount Dance Supply Online Store. Those orders will be placed by you and shipped to your home. You can also visit your local Dancewear store to purchase these items.

Girls

  • Short Sleeve Leotard
  • Pull On Skirt
  • Pink/Skin Tone Ballet Slippers
  • Pink/Skin Tone Tights (Theatricals brand)

Boys

  • White Crew Neck Dance Shirt
  • Black Tights (shorts optional for summer)
  • Tan Dance Belt (worn under tights)
  • White Stretch Canvas Ballet Shoes
  • Thin White Dress Socks can be purchased at Target or Walmart.
Discount Dance Supply

Available:
Pink Ballet Dress
Pink/Skin Tone Ballet Slippers
Pink/Skin Tone Tights (Theatricals brand)

Discount Dance Supply

Available
White Ballet Shoes

Primary Ballet, Ballet 1, Ballet 2

All uniform and shoes should fit like a glove in order for your teacher to make appropriate corrections. Dancers should never “grow into” their dance shoes and clothing. Each level has a color for the girls uniform: White for Pre Primary, Light Blue for Ballet 1, and Violet for Ballet 2.

Girls

  • Short Sleeve Leotard
  • Pull On Skirt
  • Pink/Skin Tone Ballet Slippers
  • Pink/Skin Tone Tights (Theatricals brand)

Boys

  • White Crew Neck Dance Shirt
  • Black Tights (shorts optional for summer)
  • Tan Dance Belt (worn under tights)
  • White Stretch Canvas Ballet Shoes
  • Thin White Dress Socks can be purchased at Target or Walmart.
Studio Store

Available
Short Sleeve Leotards
Pull On Skirts

White for Pre Primary
Light Blue for Ballet 1
Violet for Ballet 2

Discount Dance Supply

Available
Pink/Skin Tone Ballet Slippers
Pink/Skin Tone Tights (Theatricals brand)

Ballet 3, Ballet 4, Ballet 5, Ballet 6

Each level has a color for the girls uniform: Emerald for Ballet 3, Royal Blue for Ballet 4,  Burgundy for Ballet 5 and Purple for Ballet 6. No skirts allowed in Pre-Pointe class. 

Girls

  • Camisole Leotard
  • Pink/Skin Tone Ballet Slippers
  • Pink/Skin Tone Stretch Ribbon
  • Pink/Skin Tone Tights (Body Wrappers brand)

Boys

  • White Crew Neck Dance Shirt
  • Black Tights (shorts optional for summer)
  • Tan Dance Belt (worn under tights)
  • White Stretch Canvas Ballet Shoes
  • Thin White Dress Socks can be purchased at Target or Walmart.
Studio Store

Available
Camisole Leotard
Emerald for Ballet 3
Royal Blue for Ballet 4
Burgundy for Ballet 5
Purple for Ballet 6

Discount Dance Supply

Available
Pink/Skin Tone Ballet Slippers
Pink/Skin Tone Stretch Ribbon
Pink/Skin Tone Tights (Body Wrappers brand)

Contemporary & Jazz

Contemporary & Jazz clothing and shoes should fit like a glove in order for your teacher to make appropriate corrections. Dancers should never “grow into” their dance shoes and clothing. Hair must be in a ballet bun or slicked low pony tail.

Girls

  • Black Leggings and/or Jazz Shorts are acceptable.
  • Black leotard or crop top is preferred.
  • If dancers have class immediately following ballet they can wear their class uniform color with black leggings or shorts.

Boys

  • Shirt: Black t-shirt or tank (no logos)
  • Bottom: Black joggers or tights (no logos)

Shoes

  • Jazz: Tan Jazz Shoes
  • Contemporary: No shoes required
  • Hip Hop: Any color athletic shoes
Studio Store

Available
Black Natural Wide Waist Leggings
Black Natural Wide Waist Shorts
Black Leotard (and/or) Black Crop Top

Discount Dance Supply

Available
Tan Jazz shoes

Hip Hop

Hair must be in a ballet bun or slicked low pony tail.

Girls

  • Shirt: Any Black t-shirt or sweatshirt
  • Pants: Any Black sweatpants or shorts
  • Shoes: Any color athletic shoes

Boys

  • Shirt: Any Black t-shirt or sweatshirt
  • Pants: Any Black sweatpants or shorts
  • Shoes: Any color athletic shoes
Discount Dance Supply

Hair

Grooming is a very important part of your dancer’s training. Dancers with long hair must pull their hair off of face and neck and into a secure bun. If the class is early in the afternoon, we recommend that dancers go to school with their hair in a bun. Short hair must be neatly styled & pulled away from face. Low ponytails are allowed for Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop.

Youth Academy Faculty

Jennifer Forcucci-Marzluf

Company Office Manager, Youth Academy Coordinator & Ballet Instructor

Isaac Hileman

Company Dancer & Ballet Instructor

Kia Jimmy

Company Dancer & Ballet Instructor

Sabrina Lindhout

Ballet Instructor

Lydia Marzluf

Contemporary + Ballet Instructor

Chloe Marzluf

Hip Hop Instructor

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