Frequently Asked Questions
September GPI FAQs: How will I know what level my student is in? Students are placed by age then assessed by the directors during the first few hours of class. It's important that students stay in their assigned level.
Do I / does my family have to stay at the JW Desert Ridge Marriott for me to attend? No, you do not have to stay at the hotel, but it is a fun place for the whole family!
How do I get choreography? Email us at and we'll set it up based on availability. Current Master Teachers that will create custom choreography; Krista King-Doherty, Rasta Thomas, Albert Blaise Cattafi and Teddy Forance.
What if I cannot attend all the days? You can still join us! We'll have a registration booth at all times and for placement, they will start at age and teachers will assess during their first class.
What if I don't want to pay online? You can pay over the phone with a credit card (+2% fee) or mail in a check or money order payable to "Master Ballet Academy" to 7625 E Redfield Rd #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. However, you will still need to create an online account.
What is the showcase? The showcase is a workshop/class taught by Ashley Eschler that comes together on Saturday night for a fun mini show with original choreography by Ashely Eschler. Parents and friends are encouraged to watch the showcase. Time tba. Master Ballet Academy also live streams it on social media.
Do I have to be on pointe? No, females do not need to be on pointe. They may still take all the classes. If you have not started pointe, please do not bring or wear pointe shoes.
What happens if I lose something? We have lost and found at the registration table along with the Hotel's lost and found.
Where can I eat? There are a few restaurants located in the resort including a Starbucks, you can order room service, bring you own food, utilized Uber Eats/Postmates, etc.