These policies are enforced to maintain a safe and well functioning learning environment. We ask that all students and their families treat our faculty, facility, and each other with respect. The faculty here at The Ballet Workshop reserves the right to dismiss any student or guest who does not display appropriate behavior or does not adhere to our policies.
Each class syllabus has been developed to challenge every student and encourages them to achieve their personal best using positive teaching techniques with emphasis placed on correct body alignment, terminology and proper execution of positions, exercises and steps. We pride ourselves in our high standards of teaching for every level offered, allowing each student the opportunity to learn and grow at their own pace while developing poise, grace, strength, and confidence.
Our syllabus is structured to show progression over the full ten-month school year, September through the June performance. Summer classes are offered for those students who wish to dance year round.
Class placement is by permission only. Permission must be acquired from the artistic director. Each class level works on a specific syllabus. Students must execute the syllabus presented with confidence and understanding before they are to advance to the next level. New students must audition for class placement to determine which class will best suit their abilities.
Classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis. We reserve the right to change the schedule due to full enrollment or lack of enrollment. We also reserve the right to dismiss any student who does not display appropriate behavior or shows disrespect to any faculty or staff member of The Ballet Workshop.
Students are expected to arrive to the studio dressed and ready to enter class ON TIME. Students coming into class late disrupt student concentration. If you arrive late please sit on the bench until your instructor invites you to join class. Any student arriving more than ten (10) minutes late will not be allowed to take class and may be asked to sit, observe and take notes. If you are going to be late please call the office.
Weekly attendance is expected. Every week new movements and concepts may be introduced. Students will fall behind and feel frustrated if they miss class. Their technique will not progress the way it would with consistent attendance. Students whose attendance is not consistent will have difficulty maintaining the standards required in our classes.
If your student is experiencing cold symptoms or running a fever we ask that you please stay home. If enough notice is given, and the student is up for it, some of our classes can be ran on Zoom so that your child (or you) can still participate from home!
If you must miss a class please inform us of your absence with a phone call, e-mail, or in person to your instructor.
Please note that the actual running class time is 5-10 minutes shorter than what is on the schedule. A one hour class actually runs for 55 minutes, and 45 minute class for 40 and so forth. With no waiting room this year, please be ready to pick up your child after their class, due to tight capacity regulations right now with COVID-19 there will not be space at the studio for dancers to hang out.
PREPARED FOR CLASS
We expect students to be fully prepared for class and bring everything they may need for class into the studio with them.
Please bring a personal water bottle to class. Hydration is highly important for our dancers.
Please use the restroom BEFORE class.
Anything else you may need; socks for contemporary, extra pointe shoes or pointe shoe fillings, notebook, etc. Please think ahead and be prepared.
All the dancer’s belongings will be brough with them onto the dance floor and into their square. This is the best solution for cleanliness and health this fall. It will help us to maintain a very safe environment for our students.
All cell phones should be silenced while you are at The Ballet workshop. Even in the dressing room space phone calls and texts are an added distraction for the dancers in studio. No cell phones should be used in the studio space unless your instructor has approved a video recording.
GUM, FOOD, AND DRINK
No gum, food, or drinks other than water are allowed in the dance studio space OR in the dressing room. Food and drink must be consumed in the entrance section of the studio.
LOST AND FOUND
The Ballet Workshop is not responsible for items left. Articles left will be placed in the lost and found box located under the bench in the main studio and periodically disposed of.
DANCE CLOTHES RECYCLE BIN
Located by the front desk. Dancers have left lightly used or new dancewear/shoes for others to find a use for. Feel free to rummage through and take anything that may be of use to you.
WATCH WEEK AND WAITING ROOM
There will be no observation of class this fall due to COVID. We are going to work to highlight our students more through social media platforms so that you can celebrate their progress with them in a new way.
We no longer have a waiting room at the Ballet Workshop, this decision was made in order to create a second studio for the dancers in effort to support the studio’s growth! We promise your children are safe and watched after at the studio. Teachers with students under the age of 10 will walk outside to help the students find their ride.