Enrollment/Admissions:

It is the policy of BQC School of Dance not to discriminate based on race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestries that are unrelated to the ability to dance or enjoy the benefits of the performing arts.

Attendance:

Dancers are expected to maintain a high level of attendance to class. Regular attendance in class helps build strength and lessens the risk of injury.  Roll will be taken for each class. If a dancer has an excessive amount of absences, the teacher may advise the dancer to move down a level.  Please note, there is no refund for absences.

Advancement/Progression:

Teachers will assess each dancer. Advancement to the next level is based on individual progress in class and the level of understanding and maturity demonstrated in class. Any questions regarding your dancer’s progression should be addressed in a scheduled parent/teacher conference. Only students who are approved for and complete pre-pointe class may be allowed to begin training on pointe.

Observation:

A designated “Watch Week” will be assigned for one week each semester to allow parents an opportunity to observe their dancer in a classroom setting. If you wish to observe your dancer at a time other than during the designated “Watch Week”, please contact the school or the instructor prior to the day of the class you wish to observe.

Parking:

Behind the building is for drop off and pick up only.  Parking is available on 17th street or in the empty lot to the south of BQCSD or north of Sanitary Cleaners west of the alley.  The entrance is in the back of the building.
 
Dress Code:

All levels and all dancers must wear the class uniform.  No house slippers in place of ballet slippers. Levels 6/7 must wear uniform all week, but may wear any color leotard on Fridays, and may wear skirts for Rep class.  Jazz and Tap students need to wear black jazz pants.

Girls:
Capezio Leotards found online at Dance Discount Supply:

Creative Movement and Ballet 1: Lavender leotard style #CC201C
Ballet 2: Pink leotard style #CC100C
Ballet 3: Pink leotard style #CC100C
Ballet 4: Light Blue leotard style #CC100C or #CC100
Ballet 5: Light Blue leotard style #CC100
Ballet 6: Navy leotard #CC100
Ballet 7: White and Royal leotards #CC100
Canvas Ballet Shoes in Pink and Ballet Pink Capezio tights
All levels Jazz and Tap students need to wear black Jazz pants, black jazz shoes and tap shoes

Boys:
White fitted t-shirt
Long Black shorts found on Discount Dance Supply, Style #B196 Body Wrappers 
and Black tights Style #B90 Boys Convertible Dance tights Body Wrappers
Black Canvas Ballet Shoes 

No warm-ups of any kind (t-shirts, sweatpants, tank tops, etc.) will be allowed in any ballet classes. Hair must be pulled back away from your face. All long hair must be in a bun that is held securely in place with pins and a hair net.


COVID-19 POLICIES FOR THE FALL SESSION:
Dancers cannot come to class if they are ill
Please wear a mask if you can’t social distance in the lobby
Masks are optional for athletes (dancers are athletes)
Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building
All studios are thoroughly disinfected between classes
Dancers need to bring their own water bottles to class
The fall schedule has been developed to allow a 15 minute interval between classes to sanitize and allow a safe traffic flow

Calendar:
September 8 - Fall classes begin
November 25 - Fall classes end
Over the December break BQCSD will hold winter intensives sessions with guest teachers and special performing opportunites for some levels.