Student Information

Student Information

British Dancing Academy Student Policies

The staff of the Academy want to welcome each one of you to our studio.  We will make every effort to ensure this is a productive and enjoyable year for all students.  We are very proud of our studio and our students.  We have high expectations and excellent results.  To achieve these high standards we ask that all students treat the staff and each other with respect.  We have published our guidelines clearly in this website and in our handbook.  The Academy, it’s staff, and faculty reserve the right to remove any student from class for failure to observe its policies without recourse.

Attendance:

We require that students attend all classes for which they are enrolled.  Class starts at its scheduled time and we expect students to be in class, dressed, and prepared to begin on time.  Plan to be 10 minutes early for proper warm-up and preparedness.  If a student must miss a class please notify the office.  There are no refunds for missed classes except in the case of prolonged illness or severe injury verified through the office by a doctors certificate.  We allow make-up classes only for those missed due to illness / injury.  Make up classes must be arranged through the office and must be made up as soon as practical based on available classes.  There is a $20 fee if a student withdraws from the Academy within a monthly period.  Please have the student complete the month before dropping. PARENTS: Please make every effort to sustain regular attendance September through June.  Students whose attendance is sporadic fall behind and end up feeling frustrated.  These students usually have difficulty in maintaining the standards required in our classes.

Gum:

For safety gum will not be allowed in class.  Please make sure your child does not have gum at the studio.  If you have it dispose of all gum in the cans provided and DO NOT THROW IT ON THE SIDEWALK OUTSIDE.

Lost and Found:

The Academy is not responsible for items left at the studios.  Please ensure your child has returned home with all possessions.  Articles left at the Academy will be placed in the dressing rooms and periodically disposed of.

Uniforms:

BALLET

1. Pre-School Ballet- Pink Rhinestone Petal Dress (available at the studio only) Pink Tights, Pink

Ballet Shoes.

2. Kindergarten Ballet and Pre Primary Ballet- Pink Shirred Sleeve Dance Dress (available at studio only) Pink

Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes.

3. Primary Ballet and Standard 1 Ballet – Violet Shirred Dance Dress (available at studio only) Pink Tights,

Pink Ballet Shoes with Ribbons ***(Primary Students- ballet shoe ribbons will be earned)***

4. Grade 1 and Standard 2 Ballet- Amethyst Leotard (available at the studio only), Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes

with Ribbons.

5. Grade 2 and Grade 3 Ballet- Teal Leotard (available at the studio only), Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes

with Ribbons. *Grade 3 ballet students will be looked at for pointe shoes once we get started. Do Not buy

until your child has been told she is ready.

6. Grade 4, Inter Foundation and Above- Black Leotard (available at studio), Pink Tights, Pink

Leather Ballet Shoes with Ribbons and Pointe Shoes. *Regulation Demi Pointe shoes required for Adv 1

and above (broken down pointe shoes will no longer be acceptable for exam)

7. Boys- Pre-school, Kindergarten and Pre Primary- White tight fitting short sleeve t-shirt

(Champion brand from Target is good) or white leotard, black tights or black stretch dance shorts, white

socks and white or black leather or canvas dance shoes.

- Primary and above- White tight fitting short sleeve t-shirt or white leotard, black footless tights,

dance belt, elastic belt to roll tights, white or black socks and white or black leather or canvas

dance shoes.

MODERN

1. Grade 3 and Grade 4 Modern- Any color leotard or tight fitting dance top with dance shorts. Students

may wear foot undies. *Please note- nude color “foot undies” will be the only color allowed for exams or

on stage.

2. Grade 5 and Grade 6 Modern- Any color leotard or tight fitting dance top with dance capris. Students

may wear foot undies. *Please note- nude color “foot undies” will be the only color allowed for exams or

on stage.

3. Intermediate Modern and Above- Any color leotard or tight fitting dance top with black tights. Students

may wear foot undies. *Please note- nude color “foot undies” will be the only color allowed for exams or

on stage.

JAZZ

1. Jazz (All Levels)- Any color leotard or tight fitting dance top with dance shorts or dance capris. Baggy

clothing of any type is not allowed. Primary and Junior Jazz-No Shoes. Grade 1 Jazz and above may wear

jazz shoes or foot undies. *Please note- nude color “foot undies” will be the only color allowed on stage.

TAP

1. Tap (All Levels)- Any color Leotard or tight-fitting top with dance shorts, dance capris or tap skirt. Baggy clothing of any

type is not allowed.  Boys may wear t-shirts or tanks with shorts or athletic pants.  (Exam level girls will need a solid-color leotard and nude tights.  A tap skirt will be provided on exam day.  Exam level boys will need black dress slacks with belt and may choose any color dress shirt with collar.)

Miss Sarah has pre-approved tap shoes at the Dance Collection. Please do not purchase inexpensive vinyl

shoes, as they are bad for the students’ feet.

Hair: It is required that hair is neatly done in a bun for all ballet classes and up out of the face for all other dance disciplines.  It is very distracting having hair in the face of students while dancing.   A dancer is unable to focus if the hair is falling loosely about the face.

Waiting Room:

The waiting room is for parents comfort and convenience and for students while waiting for classes to begin.  Proper and acceptable behavior and G-rated language is required at all times.  If snacks, food, dinner, or drinks are brought PLEASE clean up after yourself.  Should anything spill please either clean it or notify someone on the faculty as soon as possible.

Cell Phones:

Cell phones are unacceptable in any classes.  Either turn them off prior or leave them at home, in your car, or your dance bag.  No texting, placing or receiving calls during class time.