Dance classes for ages 18 and up.
The Adult Division offers a wide range of classes and levels to accommodate dancers of any age who wish to follow their passion for dance into adulthood. While classes are generally less formal, standards for training are equal to that of the Student Division, giving dancers the opportunity to continue to challenge themselves, whether or not they are planning for a career in dance. Adult Division classes range from beginner to advanced and are offered in ballet, pointe, tap, and jazz.
UNDERSTANDING THE BALLET JOURNEY
There are many factors of adult life that may cause dancers to move away from ballet life: school, work, a change in focus, family needs, finances, physical changes, etc. This can sometimes be difficult and frustrating, but the good news is that ballet will always be there when you’re ready to return.
Adult dancers tend to develop a more advanced and subtle appreciation for the artistry of ballet, for the mental and philosophical training it encompasses, especially after some time off. Ours is an artform that even the most dedicated professional could spend a lifetime exploring, deepening their understanding, and passing on their knowledge and experience to a younger generation. It’s never too late to continue on your ballet journey.
WHAT CLASSES TO TAKE
CCB offers ballet, pointe, tap, and jazz classes for adult students. To understand our class offerings more thoroughly, visit our CLASS DESCRIPTIONS.
While we do not necessarily place adult dancers in specific levels, we do encourage honest self-evaluation to choose the level that provides the best class experience. As an adult dancer, it’s important to continue to be challenged, but it’s also important to recognize when the level of the material prevents you from getting the most out of class. If we find that the level you are in isn’t a good fit, we may ask you to switch into a more level-appropriate class. If you have any questions about class levels, please email email@example.com for assistance.
Dancers may take our in-studio classes virtually upon email request.
Students taking classes via Zoom will not get individualized corrections, because our instructors will be focusing on watching the students in the studio. Dancers may need to slightly alter combinations in order to be able to perform them safely at home.
Dancers must email firstname.lastname@example.org after registration to let us know that you plan to take the class virtually. Tuition will be discounted 25%.
Dancers may take a trial class before enrolling in a class. In order to set up your trial class, please email email@example.com
2022-23 Classes: September 12, 2022 - June 4, 2023
TUITION & PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Tuition listed is for the full school year. Tuition may be paid in full, in two equal installments, or in five equal installments. At the time of registration, a $30 Registration Fee is required. This annual Registration Fee is due one time per student each September – August. This fee is non-refundable.
Enrollment is complete when both the $30 Registration Fee and the first installment are made.
All payments are processed through the credit card in your Jackrabbit account. It is the responsibility of the student/parent/guardian listed as the billing contact to login to the Portal and make their own payment by the processing date(s) listed above. A $20 Late Fee will be assessed for payments not made by the due dates. Students with delinquent accounts will not be admitted to class or be eligible to register for additional programs until their account is current.
Should a student desire to withdraw prior to the end of the Academic Year, Charm City Ballet must receive written notice, via email, stating the student’s name and the date the student will officially withdraw from the program. The student will be responsible for all tuition payments due until a written notice of withdrawal is received stating the date of withdrawal. Verbal notification of withdrawal will not be accepted.
Tuition and Registration Fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable to another student or program. Students are eligible for a pro-rated tuition refund only if they withdraw from classes due to prolonged illness or severe injury, verified by a doctor’s certificate.
If in-studio classes need to switch to virtual classes, for any reason, TUITION WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
Full-time college students receive a 20% discount on class tuition. Proof of full-time enrollment must be given. This discount does not apply to Registration Fees or Drop-In Classes, although full-time college students also receive a discount on Drop-In Classes.
VIRTUAL CLASS TUITION
Dancers taking our in-studio classes virtually receive a 25% discount on tuition. Dancers must email firstname.lastname@example.org after registration to let us know that you plan to take the class virtually.
CCB offers rolling admission, so late registrations for our annual program of classes are accepted if there is space in the class, and tuition will be prorated.
MAKE UP CLASSES
Students may take make-up classes (in another level-appropriate class) within the current school year only. Please email email@example.com to schedule your make-up classes.
As stated above, the Adult Division unlimited tuition plan does include unlimited classes and drop-in classes for the full school year. It does not include registration fees, summer classes or intensives, master classes, all performance related fees, or other workshops or events held at or by Charm City Ballet.
In-studio and virtual drop-ins are available for the 2022-23 year, but
CLASSES MUST BE PURCHASED AHEAD OF TIME.
If you're interested in dropping into one of our classes, please make your class purchase at least 3 hours before the class start time (and by Saturday at 8:00 PM for Sunday classes). Dancers may not purchase their drop-in at the studio at the time of class. All drop-in students must observe our Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures in full as well as all Quarantine & Isolation Protocols. Please see all COVID-19 Protocols below.
Classes available for drop-in are noted in the class schedule above. Please see drop-in rates in the charts below.
HOW TO PURCHASE AN IN-STUDIO DROP-IN CLASS
(New Students Only):
1. Click the button below or click here. You will be directed to our class calendar.
2. Click on a listed class to purchase a drop-in. Only classes available for drop-in will be listed.
3. Add Student and Family information in the appropriate fields.
4. Read and agree to the necessary waivers and agreements, add your credit card information, and click Submit Registration.
HOW TO PURCHASE AN IN-STUDIO DROP-IN CLASS
If you are currently enrolled at CCB, you can register for drop-in classes directly through THE PORTAL in the events section.
If you have taken a drop-in class but have not yet signed up for a second drop-in class, your email address will then be in our system, but you will not yet have a login password. Go to THE PORTAL and ask the system to reset your password. This will allow you to create a login for our system, and you can then register for drop-in classes through the Portal in the events section.
If you were previously enrolled at CCB (at any time), please email us before purchasing a drop-in class so we can reactivate your Jackrabbit account. Then, you will be able to register for drop-in classes directly through THE PORTAL in the events section.
Dancers have the option to drop-in virtually, via Zoom, to our in-studio classes. All classes noted in the schedule above, EXCEPT tap and jazz, are available for virtual drop-in. Please see drop-in rates in the charts below.
HOW TO PURCHASE A VIRTUAL DROP-IN CLASS:
1. Click the button below or click here.
2. Follow the prompts to purchase your drop-in class.
3. After your purchase, you will receive an email with the link and password to enter the Zoom class.
4. If it is your first virtual drop-in class with CCB, you will receive a waiver via email to sign electronically before you receive the Zoom information.
CCB had hoped to return this fall with a mask-optional policy. That said, given the current spike in COVID-19 cases and the extreme transmissibility of the BA.5 omicron subvariant, we do not feel it would be responsible to begin this in September, so we will continue to REQUIRE MASKS REGARDLESS OF AGE OR VACCINATION STATUS.
CCB will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments in hopes of moving to a mask-optional status at some point this season. Please note that unvaccinated dancers will be required to wear a mask even when CCB moves to a mask-optional policy.
CCB reserves the right to alter or adjust any of our COVID-19 policies based on changes in the general public health status. We very much appreciate your ongoing patience and understanding as we continue to navigate this issue and protect the health of our community.
Strict covid protocols remain in place, and all dancers/parents/guardians must agree to follow our protocols in order to participate in classes.
PROTOCOLS THAT ARE IN PLACE:
- masks are required, regardless of age or vaccination status, for all people entering the building
- lobby is closed to all parents/guardians/siblings (to be reassessed before the start of classes)
- strict drop-off and pick-up procedures
- strict cleaning/disinfecting protocols
**ALL PROTOCOLS WILL CONTINUE TO BE REASSESED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
CCB must be notified immediately if a student is in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 or if a student tests positive for COVID-19. Please refer to our quarantine & isolation protocols below to determine when you may return to the studio.
Anyone with any symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed in our facility. Anyone in contact with someone who has/recently had COVID-19, or anyone who has tested positive, may not come to the facility.
All dancers/parents/guardians must follow our strict drop off and pick up procedures (see link below). Masks are required for all students and teachers at all times, and parents/guardians involved in drop off and pick up must also be wearing a mask if they enter the building.
Dancers must arrive for class with the following: dance bag, hand sanitizer, water bottle, mask, dance shoes, and other class items. Extra masks will be available if a dancer breaks their mask, forgets their mask, or if their mask gets wet.
We have the right to switch our in-studio classes to virtual classes via Zoom if at any point we feel it’s necessary or the safest option for our students and teachers. Refunds will not be given.