Preparatory in Dance Application Process
The application process involves three steps:
Interview with the department director
The Preparatory Department offers open enrollment throughout the year; some classes
may not be added after they begin due to the nature of cumulative knowledge and skills
The Preparatory Department offers enrollment to all children regardless of race or
religion. Palm Beach Atlantic University seeks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 as well as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by affording
reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.
Attendance and Missed Lessons
You must pay for all lessons whether taken or missed. No refunds or adjustments are
available for missed lessons. If you must miss a lesson, as a courtesy, please notify
your teacher in advance. Teachers will make up (or prorate) one lesson per month due
to illness if notified at least six hours prior to the lesson. Lessons missed for
other reasons (vacations, lack of transportation, other scheduled appointments, etc.)
will not be made up.
Occasionally our teachers accept professional performance opportunities. When this
occurs and requires the cancellation of your lesson, your teacher will work carefully
to offer you a suitable make-up lesson. Teachers will also offer make-up lessons for
any lessons they themselves miss.
Legal holidays observed by PBA during the course of the semesters (Labor Day, Thanksgiving
Day and Martin Luther King Day) are considered Preparatory Department holidays. Teachers
will offer make-up lessons to students for private lessons that fall on those days.
Group lessons and classes will be canceled and not made up on those days.
Palm Beach Atlantic University expects its faculty, staff, students, and visitors
to adhere to an exemplary standard of conduct. Any student, parent, or accompanying
visitor exhibiting improper behavior or conduct (e.g. disrespect of teachers or other
parents, disrespectful language, loud or raucous behavior, or damaging property) will
be asked to leave the campus and/or the program. The PBA campus is a smoke-free, drug-free
area. Campus Security will eject persons from campus who are observed using alcohol,
tobacco or illegal substances. Students in the Preparatory Department are held to
the same conduct codes as university students and will be dismissed from the program
if they are found using such products.
Do you have questions, or need additional information? Contact Patrick Clifford at
Patrick_Clifford@pba.edu or calling (561) 803-2403.