Policies and Tuition

Huntington Academy strives to provide a positive environment in which students are free to study, learn, grow, and excel.  Our goal is to instill qualities that will carry a student through life, whether he or she chooses to pursue a career in dance or another field.

Students arriving too late to receive a proper warm-up may be asked to observe class.  Talking, chewing gum, eating, drinking, sitting down, wandering in and out of the room, or leaning against the wall are as unacceptable during a class as they would be on stage in front of an audience.  Parents are asked to refrain from distracting students in class.

Click the image above to download a printable version of the most recent HAD studio policies and information.

Dress Code

Students must be dressed properly for class and will be asked to observe class if dressed inappropriately.

No Jewelry or watches are to be worn during class.

Students must go to and from the studio wearing cover-ups over their dance attire

For Females
All ballet students must wear pink tights and pink leather ballet slippers.  Hair is to be worn in a bun.  Short hair pulled back.

Leotard Colors:

Basic: Black leotard
Pre-Ballet/Tap Classes: Pink leotard, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes.  Please label both sets of shoes with your child’s name.
Primary: Light Blue leotard
Level 1-2: Lavender leotard
Level 3-4: Royal Blue leotard
Level 5-7: Burgundy leotard
Levels 8 & up: Any solid color leotard

For Males
Black or grey shorts or tights, fitted white tee shirt, black or white leather ballet slippers.  Hair must be kept short and off of the face.

For Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Musical Theater classes: Fitted dance attire including black jazz pants or shorts, and a fitted tank top or tee shirt, with dance shoes as appropriate for the dance style.  Modesty is to be observed-no crop tops or excessively small shorts.

Performing Make Up
Click here for the performing make up colors and application guidelines.

Drop off and pick up

Our parking lot is very small and we want to ensure the safety of all dancers. Please follow these guidelines when bringing your dancer to class.

Please do not park along the curb or wall in the studio parking lot. This is a drop off area only.

Please wait patiently and do not pass other drivers who are also dropping off dancers.

Drop off
Enter off of Edinger, drop your student off, and exit out to Edwards.

Long Term Parking
Long Term parking is for those who plan to stay for the duration of the class.

Access long term parking off of Edwards. Turn into the driveway next to Tonelli’s Restaurant, drive past the restaurant, and down to our parking area. Then walk around to the studio entrance.

Please note: Weekday 3:30 and 4:30 pm classes and Saturday 9:30 and 10:30 am classes are released at the back of the building.

HAD performances

All HAD dancers are invited to participate in the Holiday Demonstrations and the June Recital. Participation is not mandatory. Current performance dates can be found on our website calendar, here.

Holiday demonstrations take place at the Huntington Beach Library Theater in December. Tickets go on sale and the line-up is published on November 1st.

The June recital takes place at CSULB. The deadline to purchase costumes is January 31st. Tickets go on sale and the line-up is published on May 1at.

Ballet Etudes

Ballet Etudes is a non-profit youth ballet company housed at Huntington Academy of Dance in Huntington Beach. Our mission is to expose a new generation of children, both performers and audience members to the beauty, grace, and athleticism of ballet; and to offer this experience at affordable prices.

Ballet dancers level 1 and up are invited to audition for the Nutcracker and winter shows and dancers level 6 and up are invited to audition for the spring show. For more information, click here or email: info@balletetudes.com

Enrollment Dates

The regular Class Schedule is for September – June

Summer Camps will be published on Dec. 1st and Enrollment will open on Feb. 1st.

Summer Class Schedule will be published and Enrollment will open on April 1st.

Fall Class Schedule will be published and Enrollment will open on July 1st.


In the event your student will be absent, please call the office or login to your parent portal to note the absence. A makeup class can be scheduled in the parent portal within 30 days of the absence.


Monthly tuition is due the first lesson of the month (invoices are not mailed unless payment is past due).  After the 10th, a $10 late fee will be assessed.  There is a $25 fee for returned checks.  No credits, refunds, or adjustments will be given for missed lessons, however, students are encouraged to attend a make up class in one level above or below their own in any dance form.

Registration fee is $25/student or $30 per family

Single class rate (pay at time of lesson): $20 per 1 hr. class

  • 1 hour/week                 $75/month
  • 2 hours/week               $145/month
  • 3 hours/week               $205/month
  • 4 hours/week               $245/month
  • 5 hours/week               $270/month
  • 6 hours/week               $290/month

For each additional hour, add $45/month.

1 Hour Private Lesson: $100/ 30 Minute Private Lesson: $50

Alumni Rates: 1 Hour Class: $15.00 / 1.5 Hours Class: $20.00

(Private lesson one-time choreography fee paid directly to teacher: $80)

Class schedules and rates are subject to change.


Inside The Studio