CHILDREN'S & STUDENT DIVISION POLICIES
FALL 2021 - SPRING 2022
(as of 6/5/21)
We conveniently accept registration requests online. Registration for the Fall & Spring Sessions is accepted on a rolling basis through February 1st. Classes often reach capacity quickly, so it is encouraged to register as early as possible. Once registered, your child's place is reserved through the end of the school year.
When registering for the Fall/Spring sessions, one month’s tuition is required (with exception of the prorated August/September tuition payment). Thereafter, tuition payments are due the first of each month. Accounts opted into automatic billing will have tuition charged to the credit card on file between the 1st - 10th business day of the month.
Each class level’s tuition fee is calculated on an average of four weeks of lessons per month. Tuition for months that contain more or less weeks of instruction will not be adjusted, as these variations are already taken into account in the average, monthly-tuition calculation. Tuition for August and September is to be paid in one prorated payment at the time of Fall registration. Tuition for May and June is to be paid in one prorated payment due by May 1st.
There are no tuition refunds or adjustments, except for prolonged absence of ten consecutive days or more due to documented illness, injury or emergency. Tuition will not be adjusted for family vacations, so please plan your vacations accordingly.
A late fee of $10.00 is charged to all accounts outstanding beyond the 10th of each month. A $30.00 service charge will be charged on all returned checks.
Families with two children enrolled at the Contra Costa Ballet Centre receive a 10% discount on the lower-level child’s tuition. Families with three or more children enrolled receive a 10% discount on each child’s tuition. These discounts do not apply to students on scholarship.
SCHEDULE & DELIVERY FORMAT
Class schedule and delivery format (in-studio/hybrid/online) are subject to change in accordance with COVID-19 health mandates and class sizes. If in-studio capacity is restricted, spaces will be be assigned to registrants in order of registration.
Classes are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met.
Make-up classes are not permitted at this time due to COVID-19 precautions. Please check back for updates on this policy.
Parents' Observation weeks are not scheduled at this time due to COVID-19 precautions.
All class levels have the opportunity to perform in the Contra Costa Ballet Centre’s annual Student Showcase held in June at the Diablo Valley College Performing Arts Center. Each class will present a choreographic demonstration based on their class syllabus.
All promotion decisions in the Student Division are made and communicated via student conferences at the end of the school year. Promotions are based on individual skill as well as class configuration (e.g. students having similar needs being grouped together). In the United States, ballet dancers begin training at different ages, take different amount of classes in the beginning and are not hand selected for body types. Thus, it is natural that students would progress at different rates and should not be discouraged if asked to repeat a level.
If a student wishes to withdraw before the end of the school year, the office must be notified two weeks in advance of the withdrawal date by submitting notification in writing; otherwise two weeks’ tuition will be owed. Tuition will not be adjusted for withdrawal requests made after May 15th of the current school year unless due to a documented illness, injury or family emergency.