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.

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 number of absences, the teacher may advise the dancer to move down a level. Please note, there is no refund for absences.

Tuition and fees:
Registration form and yearly $25 registration fee are due at the time of enrollment. Monthly tuition is due by the 1st of the month or the first class of the month. Exact cash or check ONLY should be placed in an envelope with dancer’s name and level marked clearly on the envelope and the memo line of the check. Checks must be made out to the school, “Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance,” and NOT “Ballet Quad Cities,” the professional nonprofit organization. If you are paying partial tuition, clearly identify the amount and classes. Envelopes are to be handed to the instructor on or before the first class of the month.

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.

A designated “Watch Week” will be assigned for one week each semester to allow families 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: 309.286.2677

Behind the building is for drop off and pick up only. Parking is available on 17th street or north of Sanitary Cleaners west of the alley. The entrance is the left-hand door 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.

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, hair spray, and a hair net.

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: Light Blue leotard style #CC100C
Ballet 4: Light Blue leotard style #CC100C or #CC100
Ballet 5: Navy leotard style #CC100
Ballet 6: White and Royal 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

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

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September 7 First day of fall semester--All classes begin
November 8-13 Observation week
November 24-27 NO CLASSES—Happy Thanksgiving!
December 16 Last day of fall semester
January 4 First day of spring semester
March 21 Observation week
March 28-April 2 NO CLASSES—Spring break
May 25 May Show rehearsal for all levels
May 26 May Show performance and last day of spring semester

Contact us at (309)786-2677 or bqcschoolofdance@gmail.com