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ADULTS: Please read & sign Waiver online before coming in to the studio.

Tuition Billing Children’s Classes

Please see the Kid’s rates page for all fees related to Kid’s classes, tuitions, performances, & billing dates.

Waivers

All Registrants are required to sign Contemporary Ballet Dallas’ policies and Waiver forms before attending classes.

Communication

It is the responsibility of the parent and adult student to be aware of all school activities, such as viewing days, recitals, extra classes, and dates the school is open or closed and to provide a working email on file in your account.

Trial Class

Contemporary Ballet Dallas will allow students to drop-in to an additional class for a $35 drop-in fee and with prior approval from CBD personnel. Drop-ins will be approved only if an opening exists in a certain class and the athlete meets the prerequisites.

If you would like your child to Trial a class before enrolling into class/es for the season:

  • please create an account here.  
  • Then fill out the TRIAL CLASS FORM here and do not select classes in the Parent Portal when automatically directed.
  • If you would like to register for classes, please create an account and then you will be automatically directed to the parent portal to select classes and register for the season (Fall/Spring or Summer).
  • Please note, Contemporary Ballet Dallas cannot hold season enrollment into any class for trial students.  If the class is full, then trials will not be allowed for that Day and time of the class and other options will be provided. If the class enrollment is full upon the Trial student wanting to enroll after Trialing a class, then other options will be provided. 

Dance Class Evaluations

While our younger aged classes are age based, levels Pre Level 1 and up require placement evaluations by CBD instructors.  This ensures that each dancer is placed in the appropriate level to maximize progression. When dancers are ready to train at the next level but a class at the next level is at capacity, the dancer will be trained on the next level’s skills in his/her current class. Once a class at the next level becomes available, that dancer may move to the next class. To schedule a dance technique evaluation, please email us at danceinfo@schoolofcbd.com or call the main line at 214-821-2066.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available first to registered dancers of Contemporary Ballet Dallas (i.e. dancers who have paid CBD’s annual registration fee). Private lessons may be arranged with individual instructors. Private lesson availability and fees are at the discretion of individual instructors and subject to the studio’s schedule. All private lessons are limited to no more than two dancers with an instructor, and require an adult present. All private lesson instructor payments will be made directly to the instructor, and the studio fee is paid to the School.  Private lessons are booked through our front desk.  Email Rentals@schoolofcbd.com to reserve a studio.  Any payment not collected within one week of service is subject to charge on the registrant’s CBD account.

Open Dance

Open Dance practices are Instructor supervised but dancer-led sessions. While instructors are available to informally instruct, Open Dance sessions are not structured classes.

Before or After Care of Students

The school is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Parents with students under the age of 5 yrs, are encouraged to remain in the lobby while their child attends class. Students are not to be left at the school for an excessive amount of time before or after class.

Injuries

Parents, legal guardians of minor students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on school property resulting from normal dance activity or any other activity conducted by the students before, during, or after class time on school property.

Photo Release

The school is hereby granted permission to take photographs or video of the students to use in brochures, web sites, social media, posters, advertisements, and other promotional materials the school creates. Permission is also hereby granted for the school to copyright such photographs in its name. If you have an issue with this, then email danceinfo@schoolofcbd.com.

Recital / Spring Performance

Levels 3-4 Years Ballet & Tap combo class and up are included in the Spring Concert performance.  If your child is unable to participate in the Spring Concert, please inform the School via email Danceinfo@schoolofcbd.com.  If you notify the School before October 1, then no Costume fee/s (charged Oct 1 & Nov 1) or Family Recital fee (charged April 1) will be charged.  If you notify us before April 1, then the Recital fee will not be charged to your account.   

Studio Blocking & Dress Rehearsal

All dancers must attend. These rehearsals are mandatory. Dress rehearsal allows all students to prepare for the performance, spacing on-stage, and quick changes (if applicable). Dates for Dress Rehearsal and Shows will be announced as soon as it is a confirmed booking.  Dress Rehearsal Schedule TBA in the Spring at least 4-6 weeks before the performances. Please check Master School Calendar for Dates.

Gift Card

Gift cards are valued for the cost purchased, and expire after 1 year from the date of purchase. Gift cards can be used towards any classes offered at CBD- children or adult, series and fitness classes, as well as merchandise in CBD Store @ the front desk only.

Dress Code

Contemporary Ballet Dallas does have a dress code for classes.  Please see Dress code.

Dance Bags

All students should have their Dance shoes and belongings in a Dance Bag.  Students need to bring their dance bags into the dance studios with them–Please DO NOT leave them in the hallways!

Drop Off/ Pick Up of students

To ensure your children’s safety, please instruct your child to wait inside the studio for pick up after class and to never wait outside the studio.  CBD Staff will stand on the balcony and watch children, Level 4 and up walk down to their cars in between classes.  For all Students level 3 and under, please park and come up to the studio to pick up your child.  We will not allow young children to walk down to their cars alone.  Additionally, we do understand that things happen, so if you will be late picking up your children, please call the front desk at 214-821-2066.

Entering & Exiting CBD

To ensure your safety and the safety of Students and CBD Staff, all parents and students are required to enter through the main front door across from the front desk, or the West Business door of CBD across from the middle staircase of the complex.  The EAST front door is to only be used for exiting the building–no entry.

Cancellations

CBD reserves the right to cancel any class, refunds are made for class cancellations. Weather Closures do not constitute a make up class or refund.

Substitutions

The school reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes. If a teacher is ill and the school cannot arrange a substitute, any missed classes will be made up.

Absences & Tardiness

The school reserves the right to have students who come late to class, sit out the class and observe. If a student is more than 10 minutes late to class, it is at the teacher’s descretion on whether they need to observe or join in class. Repeated lateness may result in termination of lessons. A minimum attendance level will be required. Students missing many or repeated lessons after January will not be able to participate in the year-end dance recital, festivals or other performances.

No Make-Up Classes

Because of our close adherence to the dancer-to-teacher ratio and restrictions on the overall number of dancers permitted in the studio at once, CBD does not offer make-up classes.

Drop Class         

If you wish to discontinue your class and not be charged the second installment, you must provide a drop request prior to the second installment billing date. The deadline for drop requests before each installment billing cycle are: October 1, January 1, March 1.   If you would like to add additional classes for your child or transfer classes, then provide an  Add/ Transfer Request form.

Add/ Transfer Class

If you would like to Transfer your child from one class to another, Add a class to your child’s schedule, or Drop your child from a class, please fill out the online form here.

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