2022 – 2023 CALENDAR
Total 36 weeks of Classes in 2 Semesters per school year
(Summer Classes are Separate)
Registration for Fall ’22 and ’22-’23 School Year – Now Open!
TBD Parent/Student Required Meeting to Discuss Shows, Classes, and Events for the year
August 22nd – Dance Classes Begin (1st Semester)
September 5th – Labor Day (NO Dance Classes)
November 23rd – 25th – Thanksgiving (NO Dance Classes)
December TBD – Winter Feature: “The Nutcracker: Clara’s Dream” and “Unto Us” Rehearsals and Show
December 19th – LAST Day of Dance Classes before break
December 20th – Jan 2nd – Christmas & New Year Winter Break
(NO Dance Classes)
January 3rd – Dance Classes Begin (2nd Semester)
January 16th – MLK Day (NO Dance Classes)
February 20th – President’s Day (NO Dance Classes)
March 27th – March 31st – Spring Break (NO Dance Classes)
May or June TBD – Spring Feature: “Sleeping Beauty” & “Twenty-Three” Rehearsals and Show
May 24th – LAST Day of Dance Classes, possible extra week for makeup days and/or rehearsals if show is in June (TBD)
(Summer Intensives and Summer Classes Begin in June)
Inclement Weather Day Make-Up Class Info Below – Dates TBD as needed
We have been involved in dance for over 20 years, so we know how to make things better for each dance family. We know buying multiple costumes ($50-$100+ per dance piece) can get expensive for families, so that is why we provide as many costumes as possible for students to use for our productions and events. Our per semester low $60 production fee for our shows covers most all costumes, show and theater rental needs, cleaning, props, etc. There may also be fees for:
- small costume items such as tights and shoes (see attire on the Dress Code page for details on initial items needed)
- costumes for additional solo or small group performances, auditioned rolls, CBT II, or for things such as Youth America Grand Prix. Dancers offered these special opportunities will be given the choice to participate before these additional fees are assessed.
TUITION, FEES, and REGISTRATION
All students must register in person at our front desk, unless other arrangements are made, before attending classes. Please call or email to inquire. There is a student registration fee of $30 per year. Registration consists of payment and submission of all necessary documents and information, including but not limited to: waivers, policy agreements, and medical release.
All class tuition, registration, and production fees must be paid no later than the due dates set forth each semester/session or a late fee of 10% must be assessed per billing; unless an agreed payment plan is set up through the Directors. Unpaid tuition and fees (including a $35 returned check fee) beyond the due dates, will prevent students from taking classes until all fees are paid up to date. All enrollments are based on semester lengths or summer session, therefore we do not offer refunds of any fees or tuition. Production fees and yearly registration fees are also non-refundable.
Please note we have a 3% credit card fee for each transaction.
However, we offer a 5% discount if entire semester fees are paid before August 15 for the 1st semester
and before December 15 for the 2nd semester.
- Class placement is at the sole discretion of the director and by the director’s evaluation of each individual student’s abilities.
- Pointe is not based on age but on physical development and technical proficiency. A student’s ability to dance on pointe and take Pointe classes will be determined by the director (any female dancers who are not on pointe will still take Pointe classes in technique/flat shoes in order to prepare for future pointe work; male dancers will always wear technique/flat shoes and be given boy’s technique exercises during Pointe classes).
- Pointe class placement and previous pointe work elsewhere does not necessarily result in the same placement at City Ballet Theater School.
- The amount of classes a student participates in per week depends upon the program in which they are enrolled. Because each of our programs follows a carefully planned school curriculum and class syllabus designed to properly train and prepare dancers for successful progression, all students are required to attend all classes offered in their respective program.
- Since we primarily use a large open studio, cell phones must be silenced and kept in purses or bags. We also ask those in the waiting area to silence cell phones for no disruption to classes.
- Because safety is so important to us, we have a strict safety policy. No one except notated parents/guardians may pick up a student. Parents/guardians must personally come inside the building to pick up their child after class, rehearsal, or performance (with the exception of older students who drive themselves to class). No student will be allowed to leave the building without their parent or approved guardian present (please note: only those who are listed on the student’s registration form are allowed to pick up the student). Under emergency circumstances, if a different trusted adult must be chosen, parents/guardians must notify us immediately. Those students under 18 who drive themselves must notate this during the registration process.
If a minimum of 5 students is not met for any class, City Ballet Theater reserves the right to combine classes or offer the students appropriate classes elsewhere in the schedule.
INCLEMENT WEATHER AND ILLNESS POLICY – How to Make-Up Classes
We do NOT follow the inclement weather decisions of the public schools. Instead, we will notify everyone during each weather event by our social media accounts and email no later than 2 pm when classes or events need to be canceled. Please check both as both can have quirks.
It is vital for the student’s education and performance opportunities that they attend all classes and rehearsals in person. Students who miss class are expected to make-up missed classes in the same semester. Please see the office for available make-up classes.
If a student is ill and has fever, flu-like symptoms, or other symptoms, we ask that they do not attend class until no longer contagious. Please notify us that they won’t be attending class while ill.
Any classes cancelled by City Ballet Theater for reasons other than a public health order will have announced make-up classes.
PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER POLICY
Should health authorities shut down businesses due to a public health event, we are unable to offer refunds, HOWEVER we will offer virtual classes to continue learning and rehearsing, so students don’t miss out and can be ready to perform and return to class upon reopening.