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Summer Programs

Refund Policy

ABT Summer Programs Refund Policy


If a student chooses to attend the program with an established injury or illness, it is important that they notify American Ballet Theatre of their condition. If the student’s condition later requires them to withdraw, they will not be eligible for a refund.

If a student must withdraw due to severe illness or injury that occurs WHILE ATTENDING the Summer Intensive, they are then eligible for a PARTIAL REFUND ONLY if a doctor recommends withdrawal from the program. ABT must receive a physician’s written verification to confirm the illness or injury. Injured students also have the option of learning through observation for the remainder of the program; this option will not result in a partial refund.

Students withdrawing for other reasons are not eligible for a refund. Partial tuition refunds will be determined on a case-by-case basis by ABT’s finance committee at the end of the summer.

No Refunds for Dismissal:
All students are expected to conduct themselves in a safe, courteous and responsible manner. The use of illegal drugs or alcohol is strictly forbidden and is grounds for immediate dismissal. American Ballet Theatre reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any student whose conduct, attitude, or attendance is found to be unsatisfactory. If a student is dismissed for reasons of unacceptable conduct, there is NO REFUND on tuition.

To notify ABT of a student illness or injury, please contact Elizabeth Aymong at 212-477-3030, ext. 1178 or, immediately to discuss the situation. ABT will retain a minimum $150 administrative fee on all requested refunds. Partial tuition refunds will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by ABT staff. Refunds requested after May 1, 2018 will be reviewed at the end of the summer and will not be finalized until September 2018. All refunds requests must be received no later than 30 days after the student withdrawal date to be considered.