CCB Policies

Class Placement

For new students who are unsure about placement, please contact us at charmcityballet@gmail.com. We will help guide you to the correct class or will schedule an evaluation class to determine what level is appropriate for the student. Placement is determined according to age as well as performance. Each student is evaluated and promoted individually based on age, ability, attendance, and work habits. 

Dress Requirements

Creative Movement:

Girls - leotard, pink tights, and pink or black ballet slippers. Optional ballet skirt. Hair in a ponytail or a bun. (If hair is very short, it must be pinned/clipped back and off the face or in a half ponytail.) Jewelry is not permitted, except small earrings.

Boys - athletic/gym shorts or pants (in dark solid colors), white/gray/black t-shirt, and white or black ballet shoes.

Pre-Ballet:

Girls - leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Optional ballet skirt. Hair in a bun. (If hair is very short, it must be pinned/clipped back and off the face or in a half ponytail.) Jewelry is not permitted, except small earrings.

Boys - black tights or fitted black pants, white t-shirt, and white/black ballet slippers.

Youth Ballet 1-4: Leotard (of any style), pink tights, ballet slippers. Optional ballet skirt. Appropriate ballet warm-ups may be worn until the teacher asks that they be removed. Hair must be securely pulled back in a bun, and jewelry is not permitted, except small earrings. (If hair is very short, it must be pinned/clipped back and off the face or in a half ponytail.)

Boys in Youth Ballet Classes: Black tights or fitted black pants, white t-shirt, and white/black ballet slippers. Dancers 10+ should wear a dance belt for athletic support. If dancers have long hair, it must be securely fastened back and off the face.

Pointe: Leotard (of any style), pink tights, pointe shoes. Optional ballet skirt. Appropriate ballet warm-ups may be worn until the teacher asks that they be removed. Hair must be securely pulled back in a bun, and jewelry is not permitted, except small earrings. (If hair is very short, it must be pinned/clipped back and off the face or in a half ponytail.)

Tap: Comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely and that will not get in the way of your feet. Hair up.

Jazz: Form-fitting dance clothes (ex. leotard and shorts, tank top and jazz pants). Jazz shoes or socks. Hair up.

Cross-Training for Ballet Dancers: Athletic-wear and sneakers. (No ballet attire)

Adults: There is no formal attire requirement for adult students. Dancers are simply asked to dress appropriately for the class which they are taking.

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Inclement Weather Policy

Charm City Ballet will often follow Baltimore County Public School closings; however, there are times when we will elect not to follow their closings. In the event of inclement weather or class cancellations for any other reason, we will send out an email notification and post it on our Facebook page. Announcements will be posted at least one hour before class time in the event of class cancellations. Please do not feel obligated to travel to class if you are uncomfortable with the weather conditions.

 

Charm City Ballet does not hold make-up classes, and no tuition reductions will be given for classes canceled due to inclement weather. When class is canceled due to inclement weather, students have the option to make up that class in any other class at their level or below.

Class Attendance/Make-Up Policy

Consistent attendance is critical to the progress of the student and is therefore expected at CCB. Students may take make-up classes (in another level-appropriate class) in their current session only. Classes missed during the fall session must be made up by the end of the fall session, and classes missed in the spring session must be made up by the end of the spring session). Make-up classes cannot be carried into the summer session or future years.

 

Students should arrive early in order to get dressed and prepare for class. Dancers are required to be on time, properly dressed, and ready to begin class at the start time. Students should use the two designated dancer areas to house their belongings, and dancers should wait in those rooms or the lobby until their scheduled class time. Any student who is not prepared for class because of lateness, behavior problems or inattention to the dress code may be asked by the teacher to sit and observe class instead of participating. All absences and/or tardiness should be communicated to the office prior to class. Students must be picked up in a timely fashion.

Illness/Injury Policy

Students who are ill, but not contagious (headache, stomach ache, etc.), may observe class with the permission of their parent. If the student may be contagious, we ask that they stay home. Students who do not take class because of injury should seek the treatment of a medical professional. Students with injuries should take as much of each class as they can, modifying exercises if necessary.

Minimum Enrollment

Classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis. The minimum enrollment is 3 students per class. If the minimum enrollment is not met, the class may be combined with a similar class or cancelled.

Private Lessons/Coaching

Private lessons and coaching are available by appointment. Please email the school, at charmcityballet@gmail.com, for scheduling, pricing and studio availability. At least 24 hours’ notice of cancellation must be given or the student will be charged for the full rate of the lesson.