SUMMER2021

Our Summer 2021 session will offer in-studio and virtual classes, camps, and intensives. We are continuing to work diligently to keep our community safe from COVID-19 and to ensure the mental and physical well-being of our students and their families. 

 

Charm City Ballet’s summer dance programs offer a full range of instruction taught by CCB’s esteemed faculty as well as distinguished guest artists. Our programs are designed to accommodate all students ages 3 through adult who wish to continue (or begin) their dance training during the summer months. We offer 1-week camps for children and teens, a week-long ballet intensive for more advanced and professional-level dancers, and a full schedule of classes in an ongoing 7-week session.

 
SUMMER 2021 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

**If you are a former CCB student who is/was not enrolled in the spring 2021 session, please email charmcityballet@gmail.com before registering for the summer session so that we can re-activate your Jackrabbit account.

 

COVID-19 INFO

Young ballet students in class

IN-STUDIO OPTIONS

We will be offering certain classes, camps, and intensives in the studio this summer. Very strict health and cleaning protocols are still in place, and all dancers/parents/guardians must agree to follow our protocols in order to participate in these classes. Dancers enrolling in in-studio classes must understand that at any point, due to a mandate or otherwise, we may switch these classes to virtual classes via Zoom. 

**CLASS SIZES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO CCB IMPOSED CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS, SO ENROLL EARLY FOR THESE CLASSES, CAMPS, AND INTENSIVES!

 

PROTOCOLS THAT WILL BE IN PLACE INCLUDE:

- required masks, regardless of age or vaccination status, for all people in the building

- physical distancing between participants

- lobby is closed to all parents/guardians/siblings

- strict drop-off and pick-up procedures

- cleaning/disinfecting in between all classes that involve different students

- no use of the dressing rooms or water dispenser

- class size restrictions

MORE INFO ON MASKS

When everyone wears a mask, everyone is more protected. If there is a specific reason you/your dancer should not wear a mask while dancing, we must know ahead of time and receive a doctor's note. Our instructors have planned classes to accommodate a slow build up to more aerobic activity over time, so dancers will continue to have the opportunity to slowly get used to dancing in a mask and build up their endurance. Teachers will check in with how students are feeling throughout class, and if/when a dancer needs a break from their mask, the teacher will allow them to open the back door in the studio in order to stand outside and get some fresh air without their mask on.​

 

MASK RELATED ARTICLES

How to Dance in a Face Mask

Here's What Experts Say to Look For in a Mask for Dancing

Safely Incorporating Masks Into Dance Class

*We are asking parents to act as "lobby volunteers." Please email us at charmcityballet@gmail.com if you’re willing to help.

Zoom meeting with ballet dancers

VIRTUAL OPTIONS

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Virtual Only

As we have been doing since March 2020, we will continue to offer virtual class options for those who would like to continue training at home. All classes are held on Zoom. Students will receive both group and individual corrections and feedback in these classes. These classes will be specifically taught for people dancing at home, so spacing and flooring considerations will be made.

Hybrid

Dancers have the option to take many of our in-studio classes, as well as intensives, virtually from home. Unlike our virtual only options, students taking these 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.

 

Though individual feedback will not be given via this method of class, it still gives students the option to take additional classes and apply any group corrections or feedback that the teacher gives. Dancers will still benefit greatly from these classes.

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CAMPS & INTENSIVES

 

Please email charmcityballet@gmail.com if you're unsure about camp/intensive placement.

DISNEY BALLET CAMP

Young ballet students in class
IN-STUDIO ONLY
Ages 3-6

Week 1: Monday, June 28th – Friday, July 2nd

Week 2: Monday, August 2nd – Friday, August 6th

9:30am – 11:30am

Tuition: $185/week

This fun camp, held in the studio, includes dance instruction, learning the music and stories of different Disney movies, ballet terminology, and arts and crafts. It is intended for dancers who would typically be placed in CCB's Creative Movement or Pre-Ballet levels. The week will conclude with a short virtual performance on Friday. The class attire for girls is pink or black tights (OR any color shorts for easier use of the bathroom) a leotard (of any style/color), pink or black ballet shoes, and an optional skirt. The class attire for boys is athletic pants/shorts, a solid color t-shirt, and white/black/tan ballet shoes. DANCERS MUST BE POTTY TRAINED. Masks are required for all dancers. Please see below for our Summer 2021 Discounts, Info, & Policies.

Instructor: Eve Holmes Varner

Assistant: Becca Friedman

YOUTH BALLET CAMP

Young ballet students in class
IN-STUDIO ONLY
Ages 7-11

Monday, July 5th – Friday, July 9th

9:00am – 12:00pm

Tuition: $185/week

This camp will be held in the studio and is intended for dancers who have had some previous ballet training (generally CCB levels Ballet 1 and 2). This camp includes daily ballet classes with additional training in stretching, conditioning, and musicality. Dancers will also participate in ballet-related arts and crafts. The class attire for girls is pink tights, a leotard (of any style/color), and pink ballet shoes. The class attire for boys is black tights or black athletic pants/shorts, a solid color t-shirt, and white/black/tan ballet shoes. Masks are required for all dancers. Please see below for our Summer 2021 Discounts, Info, & Policies.

Instructors: Tabitha Discher, TBA

JUNIOR BALLET INTENSIVE

Young ballet dancers posing
HYBRID (In-Studio & Virtual Option)
Ages 11-14

Monday, July 26th – Friday, July 30th

9:00am – 12:00pm

Tuition (In-Studio): $195/week

Tuition (Virtual): $150/week

This junior ballet intensive is intended for experienced ballet dancers who are ages 11-14 (generally CCB levels Ballet 3 and 4). A limited number of in-studio spots are available, and dancers also have the option to dance virtually from home. (Virtual students will not be receiving individualized attention or corrections and may need to slightly alter combinations to accommodate their space.) For in-studio dancers, masks must be worn at all times.

 

Dancers will develop artistry and technique with daily ballet classes. Each day will consist of a ballet technique class, a short break, and a second miscellaneous class (ex: variations, stretch, contemporary ballet, cross-training, variations, dance history). The class attire for girls is pink tights, a leotard (of any style/color), and pink ballet shoes. The class attire for boys is black tights or black athletic pants/shorts, a solid color t-shirt, and white/black/tan ballet slippers. Please see below for our Summer 2021 Discounts, Info, & Policies.

Instructors: Pete Commander & Deborah Engerman

INT/ADV BALLET INTENSIVE

Ballet dancers posing at barre
HYBRID (In-Studio & Virtual Option)
Ages 14 - adult

Monday, August 9th – Friday, August 13th

10:00am - 1:00pm

Tuition (In-Studio): $210/week; $45/day

Tuition (Virtual): $160/week; $35/day

*Full-time college students receive 25% off

This ballet intensive for intermediate/advanced level dancers (generally CCB level Ballet 5 and up) is set up as a series of workshops. A limited number of in-studio spots are available, and dancers also have the option to dance virtually from home. (Virtual students will not be receiving individualized attention or corrections and may need to slightly alter combinations to accommodate their space.) For in-studio dancers, masks must be worn at all times.

 

Dancers will develop artistry and technique with daily ballet classes. Each day will be taught by a different guest instructor and will consist of a ballet technique class and a second miscellaneous class (ex: pointe, variations, stretch, repertoire, contemporary ballet, pilates, cross-training, dance history). Dancers who are not at an advanced pointe level may take the second class en flat if need be. Dancers have the option to sign up for the full week (for a discounted rate) or sign up for individual days. Dancers must register ahead of time. Please see below for our Summer 2021 Discounts, Info, & Policies.

SCHEDULE OF INSTRUCTORS:

Monday, August 9th: TBA

Tuesday, August 10th: TBA

Wednesday, August 11th: TBA

Thursday, August 12th: TBA

Friday, August 13th: TBA

To learn more about the intensive instructors from 2020, click here!

 

CLASS SESSION

Monday, June 21st – Sunday, August 8th

In-Studio & Virtual Options

Ages 3 - adult

*Please see below for our Summer 2021 Discounts, Info, & Policies.*

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Please note, all formerly enrolled CCB dancers from the 2020-21 school year should remain in the same level for the summer session unless otherwise notified. Please email charmcityballet@gmail.com if you're unsure about class placement.

 

CLASS TUITION

 

DROP-IN INFO

We will be allowing both in-studio and virtual drop-ins for the Summer 2021 session, but
CLASSES MUST BE PURCHASED AHEAD OF TIME.

IN-STUDIO DROP-INS
Due to capacity restrictions in the studio, only a select number of drop-in spots will be available, and if a particular class is full, drop-ins will not be an option for that class. Dancers are welcome to drop-in to the following in-studio classes: Ballet 3, Ballet 4 & 5, Int/Adv Ballet, Beg/Int Pointe, Int/Adv Pointe, Open Level Ballet, and Int/Adv Tap. Dancers may not drop-in to: Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Ballet 1, Ballet 2, and Beg/Int Youth Tap. Please see drop-in rates in the charts below.

If you're interested in dropping into one of our classes in the studio, 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 COVID-19 Protocols. Please see all COVID-19 Info above.

HOW TO PURCHASE AN IN-STUDIO DROP-IN:
To purchase and pre-register for a drop-in class, click the button below. You will be directed to our class calendar. Click on a listed class to purchase a drop-in and add "Family" and "Student" information. Once you purchase your first class, your email address will then be in our system, and you can ask the system to reset your password in order to create a login. From then on, you can register directly through THE PORTAL.
If you are a currently registered student with a CCB Portal login, you should register from within THE PORTAL instead.






VIRTUAL DROP-INS
Dancers have the option to drop-in virtually, via Zoom, to our in-studio hybrid classes or our virtual only classes. Virtual drop-ins are welcome in the following classes: Ballet 3, Ballet 4 & 5, Int/Adv Ballet, Open Level Ballet, Beg/Int Pointe (youth dancers must take ballet class beforehand), Int/Adv Pointe, Conditioning/Cross-Training (this class is drop-in only), and Int/Adv Tap. Drop-ins are not allowed in Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Ballet 1, Ballet 2, and Beg/Int Youth Tap. Please see drop-in rates in the charts below.
 
If you're interested in virtually 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). After your purchase, if it is your first virtual drop-in class with CCB, you will receive a waiver via email to sign electronically. You will then receive an email with the link and password to enter the Zoom class. Please see drop-in rates in the chart below.

DROP-IN RATES

 

DISCOUNTS, INFO, & POLICIES

DISCOUNTS

MULTIPLE CLASS DISCOUNT: Please see chart above.

FAMILY DISCOUNT: When 2 or more children (or parents) from the same family are taking class(es) or enrolling in camps in our summer session, a 10% discount on tuition is applied to the student taking fewer hours of class(es) per week. In order to receive this discount, both students must be enrolled in the same category (camps/intensives OR session classes). Discounts do not apply to drop-in classes.

COLLEGE DISCOUNT: Full-time college students receive a 25% discount on session tuition. Proof of full-time enrollment must be given. This discount does not apply to drop-in classes, although, full-time college students also receive a $3 discount on drop-in classes. As shown above, a discount is also given for our Int/Adv Ballet Intensive.

BROTHER DISCOUNT: Brothers of registered students receive 50% off tuition. Brother(s) and sibling(s) must be registered for the same category (camps/intensives OR session classes). This discount is in replace of the family discount and multiple class discount.

PAYMENT INFO

 

​Tuition is payable either in full or in two equal installments.

For camps/intensives, the first installment or full payment is due at registration (which will be charged automatically to your credit card on file with the amount dependent on whether you chose “pay in full” or “split payment”), and the second installment will be due on the first day of the camp or intensive.

For classes, the first installment or full payment is due by the first day of the summer session, June 21st, 2021, and the second installment is due by July 12th, 2021. For session classes, you will receive an email from us when your fees have been posted to your account, and then you can make your payment online via our customer Portal. Though a credit card is given, payment is not made at the time of registration.

TUITION POLICIES

 

Tuition is NON-REFUNDABLE and non-transferable regardless of reason for withdrawal. For dancers who withdraw with less than 1 week notice prior to the start of a camp/intensive, the 1st installment amount (half of the total due) is non-refundable.

 

If in-studio classes need to switch to virtual classes, for any reason, TUITION WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.

OTHER POLICIES

Late registrations for session classes are accepted if there is space in the class, and tuition will be prorated.

 

Classes or camps/intensives not meeting minimum enrollment may be combined or cancelled. A full refund will be given if a camp or class is cancelled.

 

There are no credits or refunds for missed camp/intensive days. We do not offer make-up classes for summer camps/intensives. Dancers who are enrolled in session classes may make up 2 classes (in another level-appropriate class) in the summer session, but make-up classes cannot be carried into the 2021-22 school year.

 

A $15 Late Fee will be assessed for payments made after the due dates. A $25 charge is placed on all declined credit cards and on all returned checks. No exceptions.

COVID-19 RELATED POLICIES

 

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 document at the top of this page). If a dancer does not pass our daily health screening, they will be asked to go home. 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.

 

Dancers must arrive for class with the following: dance bag, yoga mat (not required for Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, and Ballet 1), hand sanitizer, tissues, water bottle (water dispenser will be closed), mask, dressed for class (dressing rooms will be closed), dance shoes, and other class items. If a dancer forgets their yoga mat, they must purchase an extra one from the studio, for $10, which they will then own and take home with them. 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 if at any point we feel it’s necessary or the safest option for our students and teachers. Refunds will not be given.

 

VIRTUAL CLASS INFO

WHAT YOU WILL REQUIRE FOR VIRTUAL DANCING

Connection - good quality internet and an electronic device (phone, tablet, computer).

Space - the more space the better, but our lessons will be condensed to ensure those with even minimal space can participate.

Positivity - ready to try something new and unconventional.

GETTING STARTED WITH ZOOM

Zoom is a free app/online download. If you'd like to use your phone or tablet you can download the app through your Google Playstore or Apple App Store. If you are using your computer, you can download here: https://zoom.us/signup. You will need to have this app in order to participate in the class. This allows everyone to see each other and the teacher to answer any questions and give corrections and feedback.

HOW TO JOIN THE CLASS

Simply click on the link to the class that has been emailed to you and then enter the password. When prompted, please enter the name of the student when joining a class. The link will log you right in to the class (or waiting room if you're a few minutes early). Then, just wait for your teacher to let you in!

WHAT TO WEAR

We recommend that dancers wear the same attire they would in the dance studio. If you'd prefer to wear athletic clothing for ballet, we request that you wear something form fitting so that we can easily give corrections. Please avoid super short shorts (because we can see you at home) and baggy pants (because we can’t offer any corrections without seeing your legs). Typical dance shoes are best, though tappers are welcome to wear sneakers instead of tap shoes.

OTHER NOTES

All of our virtual-only classes have been modified to accommodate a smaller space than the traditional dance studio, so you should be able to take class in your bedroom (great excuse to clean your room!), basement, family room, or kitchen. If you are taking our in-studio classes at home virtually, you may need to alter/modify certain combinations to better accommodate your space and flooring at home.

We know that space is limited at home, but please be aware that the more of your body that your teacher can see, the easier it is to give personal corrections. We cannot give many corrections if we can only see your head and chest. Do your best to get as much of your body in the screen shot as possible, and parents, please help your children find the best spot for their device before leaving the room for them to take class.

Though we have been teaching via Zoom for over a year, this form of class delivery is still subject to technology working properly. In the case of any technical difficulties, please be patient. We will not be interrupting our classes to assist anyone who is having trouble joining. If this happens, please contact us via email and we will try to help and correct the issue for future classes.

SUMMER 2021 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

**If you are a former CCB student who is/was not enrolled in the spring 2021 session, please email charmcityballet@gmail.com before registering for the summer session so that we can re-activate your Jackrabbit account.