General Questions

Q: Where is BAA located?

A: BAA is currently located within the Bluffton School of Dance, at 123 Persimmon Street in Bluffton, SC. The Bluffton School of Dance facility features 5 studios equipped with closed circuit television as well as complete dressing room areas.

Q: How often is tuition billed, and is there a registration fee to sign up for BAA classes?

A: Tuition can be paid in full in advance or billed monthly throughout the time of enrollment. There is a registration fee associated with each program. Please send us an email with any tuition or fee questions: info@blufftonacademyforthearts.com.

Q: Can dancers enroll in a BAA program and still continue to train with another area dance studio where they are currently enrolled?

A: Absolutely!   BAA welcomes all dancers who would like a better balance between their academics and their current dance program. In fact, we hope that you will use our programs as a supplement to your training schedule, allowing you to progress even faster!

Q: Does BAA offer programs for other types of performing artists?

A: Yes! BAA is excited to work with you and your performing arts student to balance an arts and academic schedule. Please contact us for more information.

Conservatory Program- Dancers

Q: How can Conservatory students complete an academic school week in four days?

A: BAA has scheduled Conservatory classes from Monday- Thursday of each school week, leaving Fridays open for additional training, travel to master classes, auditions or competitions, or family time. Academic time is focused, with students working through the curriculum of their online school choice at their own pace. Assistance over and above what is available from their online school is given by our on-site Educator, allowing the students to stay on pace in their classes in order to complete what is normally accomplished in a typical school week in 4 days.

Here is this year’s schedule for an 8th- 12th Grade Dancer:

  • 8:45 – Arrive at the studio
  • 9:00 – 11:00 – Dance Instruction
  • 11:00 – 11:30 – Lunch
  • 11:30 – 3:30 – Academic Work Time (includes breaks when needed)

Note that BAA closely follows the Beaufort County School District (SC) calendar to accommodate area families with children in multiple schools.

Q: Do Conservatory students have to choose a specific online school?

A: No, students may choose the online school that works best for their learning style, budget and specific needs. However, the online school must be flexible enough to accommodate the Conservatory schedule shown above, allowing the students to attend the daily morning dance classes before beginning their academic work. Any tuition and/or fees for the online academic program are paid directly to the school by the families- this is not included in BAA’s Conservatory tuition.