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Policies

All of our school policies are covered in our Student Handbook,  a PDF of which you can access HERE. The office is happy to answer any questions you may have that are not covered in the handbook. Common inquiries are answered below.

Dress Code

Recreational Division

 

Recreational Division students (adults, kids, teens, and tweens) do not have a set uniform for classes, however we do have certain dress requirements for your comfort, safety and to allow instructors to see and correct your alignment. All students are required to wear ballet or aerial-appropriate clothing that allows for fluid movement during class.

  • Comfortable, fitted to the body, does not restrict movement

  • Covers the back of your knees

  • Covers the insides of your armpits and elbows

  • bring socks, slippers or flip-flops to change into after arriving at the studio

  • hair should be pulled up and secured
     

What NOT to Wear: 

  • Lotion

  • Jewelry, including but not limited to rings, dangling earrings, watches etc.

  • Clothing with sequins, rhinestones or zippers

 

Mid-length to long hair must be pulled back from the face and fastened securely to keep the hair out of the dancer’s eyes. 


Children's Division

 

Pre-Primary

Non-restrictive clothing or

Option 1: Pink ballet dress and flesh colored tights and shoes

Option 2: White, fitted t-shirt and black shorts or leggings and white ballet slippers


Primary Levels 1-3

Option 1: Class color ballet dress with flesh colored tights and flesh colored ballet slippers to match tights

Primary 1 - Spearmint

Primary 2 - Pale Blue

Primary 3 - Mulberry

Ballet dresses, tights and shoes are available to purchase at the studio. 
Email  office@DurhamSchoolforBallet.com to make an appointment.

Option 2: Short-sleeved white leotard or snug t-shirt with black shorts or leggings and white ballet slippers

 

Children's Levels 1-2

Option 1: Class colored leotard, and flesh-colored shoes & convertible foot tights. Sheer pull on skirts, at teachers discretion, must match color of leotard

Level 1 = Yellow

Level 2 = Lilac/lavender

Option 2: Short-sleeved white leotard or snug t-shirt with black shorts or leggings and white ballet slippers

Tights and shoes are available to purchase at the studio on the

2nd Wednesday of month from 4:30-6p or 2nd Saturday of month from 9:45-10:45a.

Email  office@DurhamSchoolforBallet.com to make an appointment


Pre-Professional Division

 

Ballet Levels 3-5

Option 1: Class colored leotard, and flesh-colored shoes & convertible foot tights. Ballet and Pointe shoes must match tights. Sheer pull on skirts, at teachers discretion, must match color of leotard

Level 3 = Burgundy

Level 4 = Navy

Level 5 = Hunter/Forest Green

Option 2: Fitted white t-shirt or white leotard, transition tights in grey or class color, dance belt for those with male anatomy, and white ballet shoes

ALL students should have Mid-length to long hair pulled back from the face and fastened securely to keep the hair out of the dancer’s eyes. Short hair must also be fastened away from the face.

 

Tuition & Fees

All students must complete a registration form and agree to DSBPA policies before attending classes.

 

DSBPA charges a yearly registration fee. The 2022-2023 registration fee is $55 per student with a maximum of $80 per family. Fees are due at the time of enrollment and not prorated. 

Tuition for 12-weeks of training is split into equal monthly payments. First payment is due at registration and subsequent payments is due every 4-weeks. 

Tuition for 6-week workshops is due at registration.

Tuition is paid in advance of class participation, and once tuition is paid, it is non-refundable.  The only exception is in the case of serious disability or injury; in this case, a tuition credit may be granted pending approval of the director and a letter from the student’s physician.

All fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Recitals

DSBPA believes in the importance of performance, since dance is a performing art, but we have opted not to have formal, end-of-year recitals. Instead, opportunities for in-studio performances will be presented throughout the year.

Coaching

Interested in competing at various national and international competitions? You will need coaching. Contact us to find out your coaching options at DSBPA that will prepare you for the world of competitive dance.

Private Lessons

Private and Semi-private lessons are available please inquire for further information.

Checks or VENMO should be paid directly to the instructor. No credit card draft can be used for private or semi-private lessons.

 

Contact the office at (919) 680-4363 to schedule your private lesson.

Inclement Weather

DSBPA will update the School Calendar in the event of inclement weather or disaster conditions in Durham. Parents and students are responsible for checking the online School Calendar as DSBPA does not follow the Durham Public Schools closings. Depending on the nature of the reason for closing, classes may be on Zoom.  If the studio is able to remain open, please use your judgement when traveling in unsafe conditions. In the event the School facility needs to be evacuated, staff will escort students to the far side of the School parking lot. In the event of a tornado, staff will gather students into designated locations within the building.