The Carlsbad Dance Centre strives to provide the best and most comprehensive ballet training possible. A good ballet dancer is developed on a foundation of regimented training & discipline. Our ballet staff requests that you and your dancer read this Policies & Procedures section carefully to ensure that you both understand what's expected and required before they attend their next ballet class.
Any ballet student not wearing the proper shoes or attire (as described in this section) will not participate in that lesson. Additionally, any ballet dancer whose hair bun does not remain secure will be asked to sit out the remainder of that lesson. If a dancer is asked to sit out, they will not leave the classroom but will, instead, view the remainder of the lesson quietly from the side. In order to keep our ballet students training and learning at the highest level, we respectfully ask for your compliance with the following requirements.
NOTE: All Ballet classes are “technique” only and do not perform individual dances in the recital. A Ballet Production number is offered to ballet students that would like to perform in the recital. There are additional charges for rehearsal fees and costumes to participate in the Ballet Production.
If a ballet lesson is part of your dance day, please arrive at the studio ready for your ballet class by wearing your ballet attire under other dance clothes. Have your hair already prepared in a secure ballet bun. Dancers are not to use the restrooms as dressing rooms between classes.
All dancers should have a copy of The Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet by Gail Grant. This book is available at most online and retail bookstores. Dancers will be asked to use the book when reviewing vocabulary and should use it to study before vocabulary exams. Please see instructor regarding other recommended books, dvd's and periodicals.