Frequently Asked Questions
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Joffrey Texas takes place on the beautiful and secure campus of St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.
An audition is required for Sessions 1 and 2. Audition dates and times are available on the Auditions page. No audition is required for Session 3: The FUNdamentals.
Joffrey Texas recommends auditioning in person, but if you are unable to attend a live audition, we do accept video auditions. Details on video auditions are available on the Auditions page.
Your director can set up a private audition for you and members of your school by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acceptance to Joffrey Texas does not guarantee you a place. Completing online registration and making a deposit* is the only way to reserve your spot
Programs will be closed to additional registrations once each group reaches its maximum capacity, 25 students per program. Joffrey Texas is committed to small class sizes so as to provide each student with personalized instruction. We encourage students to register as soon as possible.
*Required registration deposit is non-refundable and is applied to tuition.
If your student is accepted, a $500.00 deposit is required to hold your students place in their program. The deposit will be applied to the remaining balance of tuition.
Payments may be made online or by check. A series of payments, no more than 4, may be made leading up to the program. All payments must be completed my May 31st. If payment is not complete by the due date a students place in the program may be given to a waitlist student.
Checks payable to Inspiro, LLC can be sent to:
P.O. BOX 15844
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78212
We have a Technology Policy limiting the use of technology, which helps to provide a richer experience for each student. Students will check in their device (cell phone, tablet, computer) upon arrival and will be given access to it on their days off.
This policy has been implemented as an opportunity for the students to connect and build friendships, rather than be focused/distracted by what is happening on social media/at home. Students may contact a parent any time via their chaperone in case of an emergency. Joffrey Texas recommends leaving any unnecessary devices at home. All devices are kept in a secure and locked area when not in use. There are computers and telephones available at the university library for students to use on their breaks.
The dorms are located on the campus of St. Mary's University. Studios, dorms and cafeteria are all within a five minute walk of each other. Each room has two twin beds and a bathroom. You will be assigned a roommate of similar age and same gender.
Students can request a roommate if both parties make the request.
You do not have to stay on campus. Joffrey Texas does encourage students to participate in the meal program as the days are long and meals are a great time to socialize and meet new people.
Joffrey Texas encourages students to attend their full program in order to gain the most knowledge. Our faculty will address each case individually and come to an agreement with the student if he/she must leave early or arrive late.
Scholarships will be adjusted to reflect the abbreviated attendance.
Here's the typical schedule for Joffrey Texas Sessions I and II:
9:00–11:00 Ballet Technique
11:00–12:00 Pointe or Men's class
2:45–4:30 Pas De Duex/Variations
6:30–8:00 Repertoire Rehearsals
8:15 Check In at Dorm
11:00 Lights Out
11:00PM–7:30AM Quiet Hours
Joffrey Texas takes all medical or dietary needs seriously. Our staff is given step by step instructions on how to act in case of emergencies. A meeting with the student, parent and Joffrey Texas staff can be arranged upon request. When registering your student, be sure to give us complete and detailed information on the page that addresses these needs.
When a student sustains an injury the student's emergency contact is informed immediately. For injuries that need to be address by a doctor, students are taken to the Methodist Children's Hospital emergency room. For injuries that need to be addressed by a physical therapist, students are taken to Stratton Sport and Spine.
The Joffrey Texas dress code is based on traditional dance wear and therefor should be similar to the requirements at your home studio. A Joffrey Texas leotard can be purchased and worn for the final performance. No costumes will need to be purchased.
Ballet and similar classes:
Ladies: plain black leotard, convertible pink tights, pink ballet shoes, pink pointe shoes
Gentlemen: white fitted shirt, black tights, white socks and flat shoes
Contemporary and similar classes:
Ladies: dark colored body conscious top, convertible black tights and black leggings
Gentlemen: black shirt, black slim fitting athletic pants
Logos, prints, and large graphics are discouraged and should be kept to a minimum.