Tuition 2021-2022

1/2 hour class per week      $35/every 4 weeks

45 min. class per week     $45/every 4 weeks

1 hour class per week    $50/every 4 weeks

1 1/2 hour class     $60/every 4 weeks

Individual Classes $20

Registration Fees

There is a $35 fee due at registration ($45 per family)


Credit Card Authorization Form

2020-2021 Academy Payment Schedule

Because there is sometimes confusion concerning our payment schedule, ours is a four week pay schedule, not necessarily due at the end of each month.  You are paying for classes 4 weeks in advance. Your first payment will also include the $35.00 Registration Fee or $45.00 for families.

 1st Payment – Due at Registration or Week of Aug. 16 – Aug. 21

2nd Payment – Due Week of Sept. 13 – Sept. 18

3rd Payment – Due Week of Oct. 11 – Oct.16

4th Payment – Due Week of Nov. 8 – Nov. 13

5th Payment – Due Week of Jan.3 – Jan 8

6th Payment – Due Week of  Jan. 31  – Feb. 5

7th Payment – Due Week of Feb. 28  – Mar. 5

8th Payment – Due Week of Mar. 28 – Apr. 2

9th Payment – Due Week of Apr. 25 – Apr. 30

We do expect your payments on time.  If you need to make arrangements for payment, please let us know on registration day.  If you have any questions concerning the payment schedule, please contact Mindy Whisnant either in person or at (765) 643-2184 (

A fee of $30.00 will be added to all returned checks.  After a second return, we will only accept cash payments.

Please make tuition payments to:

AYBTA (Anderson Young Ballet Theatre Academy)

Checks may be mailed to:

AYBT Academy, 29 Young Drive, Anderson, IN 46016

Past Due Policy For Tuition Accounts

Effective June 1, 2017: Any Tuition Account more than 90 days past due will result in the dancer(s) being suspended from classes until such time as the account can be restored to good standing and up to date.

Recital Costume Payments

Recital costume payments will be due no later than Nov. 15, 2021. Costume monies must be paid by separate payment.

Productions Fees

Nutcracker Production Fee is due September 1 , 2021 (payment to AYBT)

The Legend of Mulan Fee is due November 1, 2021 (payment to AYBT)

Big Four Arts Review Production Fee is due May 1, 2022 (payment to AYBT Academy)

ALL Past productions fees must be paid in full no later than August 21, 2021 in order for your dancer to participate in AYBT performances. 

Fundraising and Tuition Assistance

AYBT (our ballet company) is constantly holding fundraisers to support their productions.  During many of these fundraisers, a portion of the proceeds earned is applied to your dancer’s tuition/scholarship account. Want information on AYBT’s fundraisers?  Click the link below.



AYBT Brick Campaign (Batch #2)

DUE DATE: August 27th

Anderson Young Ballet Theatre is pre-professional dance company founded in 1974 by Lou Ann Young. AYBT has utilized Anderson’s dancing youth to produce such full length ballets as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Romeo & Juliet, Cinderella, Giselle, Red Shoes, Swan Lake, Alice in Wonderland, Little Mermaid, and several ballet excerpts. AYBT is also one of the forerunners in dance for modern and musical theater.

In 2001, renovation was completed on the “Big 4 Arts Depot” which is home to AYBT.  The building is a wonderful piece of architecture in the downtown area.  As with any large building, maintenance needs to remain a constant.  As a 501c3 non for profit, AYBT depends on fundraising and donations to continue Lou Ann’s legacy, which is to share the importance of the Arts with the city of Anderson and the many surrounding communities.

We are raising money to help pay for building maintenance through the opportunity to purchase a customized permanent brick.  The bricks will be placed on the south side of the Academy building. The proceeds of each brick purchased will go directly to the repair and upkeep of the building.  Each brick is 4X8 inches.

The cost is $100.00 for 4 lines and 18 characters on each line.  We recommend you use all capitalized letters.


Brick Order Form


Credit Card Authorization Form


Orders are due August 30, 2021 at 6:00pm

Pick up is September 15, 2021 from 5:00-7:00pm

It’s time for the AYBT Fall Mum Fundraiser. This fundraiser benefits AYBT Productions (new costumes, new props, scenery, etc.). This year we will be replacing our Waltz of the Flowers Costumes in Nutcracker ($15,000) and costuming our new full length ballet The Legend of Mulan ($18,000).


Download the Fall Mum Fundraiser Form

 Who can participate: Everyone in our academy and anyone wishing to help AYBT can participate.

Benefits: 1/2 of the profit from the mum fundraiser benefits AYBT productions. 1/2 of the profit from the mum fundraiser benefits the dancer scholarship fund of the dancer of your choosing!

Scholarship money use: Scholarship money can be used for AYBT production fees, Academy tuition, and many other miscellaneous items from AYBT swag to dance wear reimbursement. Many families use their scholarship money to pay for an entire season of tuition.

 More fundraisers in the future: Look for additional fundraising opportunities this season (AYBT Christmas Wreaths in November & Spring Geraniums in March)