The HARID Conservatory

America’s tuition-free professional training school for gifted young dancers

2017–18 Academic Year

August

26 Russo Hall opens at 12:00 noon;
Airport transportation available for flight arrivals scheduled between 12:00 noon and 10:00 p.m.
27 Airport transportation available for flight arrivals scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
28 Classes commence at 8:00 a.m.

September

4 Labor Day holiday (no classes)

October

7 SAT approved date (Registration deadline: September 8)
28 ACT approved date (Registration deadline: September 22)
28 End of 1st quarter
30 2nd quarter begins

November

4 SAT approved date (Registration deadline: October 5)
21 Classes end at 5:30 p.m. (attendance is mandatory);
Airport transportation available for flight departures scheduled between 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
22 Airport transportation available for flight departures scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

November 22–26 – Thanksgiving holiday

Note: Russo Hall will remain open for students unable to travel home for the holiday.

26 Airport transportation available for flight arrivals scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
27 Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.

December

December 13 & 14 – Student Outreach Performances
December 16 & 17 – HARID’s Winter Performances (3:00 p.m.)

18 Winter Holiday begins;
Airport transportation available for flight departures scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
19 Airport transportation available for flight departures scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon;
Russo Hall closes at 12:00 noon

December 18–January 7 – Winter Holiday

Note: All students are required to vacate Russo Hall for the winter holiday. Parents are responsible for their child’s holiday travel and accommodations.

January

6 Russo Hall re-opens at 12:00 noon;
Airport transportation available for flight arrivals scheduled 12:00 noon and 10:00 p.m.
7 Airport transportation available for flight arrivals scheduled 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
8 Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.
20 End of 1st semester
22 2nd semester begins
30 1st semester student-teacher conferences

February

10 ACT approved date (Registration deadline: January 12)
19 Presidents’ Day Holiday (no classes)

March

10 SAT approved date (Registration deadline: February 9)
23 Classes end at 6:00 p.m. (attendance is mandatory);
Airport transportation available for flight departures scheduled between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
End of 3rd quarter
24 Airport transportation available for flight departures scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
25 Airport transportation available for flight departures scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon;
Russo Hall closes at 12:00 noon

March 24–April 2 – Spring break

Note: All students are required to vacate Russo Hall for the spring break. Parents are responsible for their child’s holiday travel and accommodations.

April

1 Russo Hall re-opens at 12:00 noon;
Airport transportation available for flight arrivals scheduled between 12:00 noon and 10:00 p.m.
2 Airport transportation available for flight arrivals scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
3 Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.;
4th quarter begins

May

18 Seniors’ deadline for completion of final academic exams

May 25–27 – HARID’s Spring Performances
(26th: 7:30 p.m.; 26th & 27th: 3:00 p.m.)

28 Memorial Day Holiday
29 Commencement & Awards Dinner (Seniors’ last day)
30 Airport transportation available for Seniors’ departing flights scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.;
Mandatory 2nd semester student-teacher conferences for Freshmen, Sophomores, & Juniors;
Academic year ends at 1:00 p.m.;
Airport transportation available for flight departures scheduled between 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
31 Airport transportation available for flight departures scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.;
Russo Hall closes at 6:00 p.m.

June

2018 Summer School

23 Russo Hall opens at 12:00 noon;
Airport transportation available for flight arrivals schedule between 12:00 noon and 10:00 p.m.
24 Airport transportation available for flight arrivals scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
25 Summer School begins

July

20 Summer School class demonstration, 2:30 p.m.;
End of program;
Airport transportation available for flight departures scheduled between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
21 Airport transportation available for flight departures scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.;
Russo Hall closes at 6:00 p.m.

2018–19 Academic Year

(Tentative dates only)

August

25 Russo Hall opens at 12:00 noon
27 Classes commence at 8:00 a.m.

Important Notice Regarding SAT and ACT Scheduling

HARID has established the following approved dates for students who wish to take the ACT or SAT:

  • ACT: October 28, 2017 (Registration deadline: September 22) & February 10, 2018 (Registration deadline: January 12)
  • SAT: October 7, 2017 (Registration deadline: September 8); November 4, 2017 (Registration deadline: October 5); & March 10, 2018 (Registration deadline: February 9)

In order to avoid disruption of HARID’s class and rehearsal schedule, students are discouraged from registering for the SAT or ACT on dates other than those listed above.

Holiday Travel Scheduling and Airport Transportation

Please be reminded that students are required to attend all scheduled classes. Holiday travel must be scheduled accordingly. Because of the importance of each student’s participation in all classes and rehearsals, unexcused absences will be recorded for classes and rehearsals missed due to early departures or late returns, except under extraordinary circumstances and with the prior approval of the Director.

Within the constraints of vehicle and driver availability, HARID will provide complimentary transportation to and from Palm Beach International Airport and Fort Lauderdale International Airport (and local bus and train depots) for students whose departures and arrivals fall within the times indicated in the school calendar.

HARID will not be responsible for arranging or providing transportation for students whose departures or arrivals fall outside the times indicated in the school calendar, except under extraordinary circumstances. In addition, HARID will not be responsible for arranging or providing transportation for students whose Travel Information Forms are not completed and returned to the Residence and Student Services Manager before the requested deadline. (These forms are forwarded to parents well in advance of holidays.) Parents may obtain information about local taxi and limousine services by contacting the Residence and Student Services Manager at 561-430-6007 or 561-430-6038.

Upon request, and within the constraints of vehicle and driver availability, airport transportation may be provided by HARID at other times during the year as follows:

  • Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale International Airports: $40.00 each way
  • Miami International Airport (international students only): $60.00 each way

Transportation to and from local Summer School and Company Auditions

Upon request, and within the constraints of vehicle and driver availability, HARID will provide, at no additional cost, transportation to and from summer school and company auditions being conducted in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.