Policies and Procedures
Creative Movement: White leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Pre-Ballet I & II: Pale pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Beginner Ballet I: Lavender leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Beginner Ballet II: Royal blue leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Advanced Beginner: Burgundy leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Intermediate: Navy blue leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Boys: White t-shirts, black tights, black ballet slippers
Ballet shoes are only to be worn inside the studio. Wearing slippers outside leads to dirt and debris
being brought onto the studio floor, which can damage the flooring and be detrimental to the safety of
Girls must wear their hair neatly pulled back in a tight bun; short hair must be away from the face with
barrettes or in short pigtails. No headbands; no long ponytails.
Uniforms may be purchased through Druid City School of Ballet. Fittings will take place at registration.
It is not necessary to purchase items if the child already owns the appropriate uniform and it has been
approved by Ms. Cole.
Arrival and Punctuality
Pre-Ballet and Beginner Ballet I students must be escorted into and out of the building. It is up to the
parents’ discretion whether to allow older students (Beginner Ballet II and up) to walk outside the facility
Please be on time. Classes will begin promptly, and tardy students will need to wait to be invited into
class once it has begun. Excessive tardiness affects the class dynamic. Please be on time dropping off
and picking up students.
All ballet students must wait for Ms. Cole to open the door and invite them into the studio, or for the
previous class to be dismissed. Students are expected to behave respectfully and courteously to Ms.
Cole, their classmates, and visitors at all times.
Parents are welcome to wait on their child(ren) in the lobby. Please be considerate of others and take
extended cell phone calls outside of the building.
Consistent class attendance is necessary for each student to develop the requisite skills and progress
through the curriculum. Refunds cannot be given for missed classes. Refunds for absences due to
injuries or extended illnesses will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
No refunds will be given for mid-semester withdrawals. A written notice of withdrawal is required 30
days prior to the next billing period. If notice is received less than 30 days in advance, your account will
be billed for the next month.
Druid City School of Ballet (DCSB) will follow the City of Tuscaloosa School System for severe weather
closures whenever possible. If city schools let out early, cancel after school programs, or close for the
entire day, DCSB will also be closed during those times. If the threat occurs outside of school activity
hours, a decision will be based on the weather report. Unfortunately, refunds cannot be issued for
cancellations due to severe weather.
In the event that Ms. Cole is ill or unable to teach class, a qualified instructor will substitute. If necessary,
the class may be rescheduled. Any changes will be communicated in advance.
Class sizes are limited and are filled in order of registration.
One viewing week will be offered during the first semester to encourage and enable parents to observe
their children's progress.
A Points of Progress (PoP) performance will take place at the end of the spring semester for Pre-Ballet
through Intermediate Ballet classes. Creative Movement students are encouraged to attend the
performance. PoPis a showcase of classwork; students will wear their class attire, and DSCB will provide
a skirt and hairpiece at no additional cost. The ballet skirt is property of DCSB and must be returned. A
$40 performance fee will be charged in January to cover the rental of the performance space. Families
with more than one child enrolled will be charged $40 for the first child and $25 for each additional child.
Rehearsals for PoP will be held on the six Saturdays leading up the performance date. There will be no
additional cost for this instruction, and participants are expected to be present at all rehearsals.
No personal video-recording or photography of any type is permitted at DCSB during class instruction or
performances. Any personal photographs taken on the premises may not be posted on any
social media network(s) without the consent of the families of all minors in the photograph.
Standard training for a dancer includes physical contact between teacher and student. Touch may be
used to facilitate improved alignment, identification and release of habitual holding patterns and areas of
tension, and increased flexibility, mobility and strength.