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 notice of withdrawal by email 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.
In-class parent observation will not be feasible for the fall. One week of observation will be scheduled
for the spring semester for Creative Movement classes only.
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. PoP is 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
$60 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 $60 for the first child and $40 for each additional
for the spring semester for Creative Movement classes only.
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.
Policies Regarding COVID-19
- Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, specific health and safety standards are in place to minimize exposure and community spread at DCSB. In the interest of your health and safety and that of all students and staff, DCSB reserves the right to change the mode of instruction or schedule of instruction at any time, based upon prevailing public health and other guidance. While the method of delivery may change, educational instruction and opportunities will continue. As such, DCSB will not provide a refund of tuition, in whole or in-part, based on any such changes.
- Staff will greet students one by one for entry into the building; students will be dismissed one by one.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided for all staff and students upon entry
- Children’s temperature will be taken daily upon entry; if temperature is above 100.4°, then the student will be asked to refrain from participating that day and for 14 days after temperature returns to normal.
- Instructors and staff will be screened daily on their health and not permitted to return to work until the proper precautions have been followed outlined by the state
- Front desk staff will be required to wear masks
- Instructors will wear masks when in close proximity to students; masks may be removed during exertion, while safely distanced from others
- Parents entering the building will be required to wear masks
- Students will not be required to wear masks during class; they may wear them in the lobby if they choose
- Frequent handwashing is required of students and staff
- Social Distancing of 6’ apart should be adhered to; 6’ spans will be marked on the floors and at the ballet barres
- Class sizes will be limited—6 student maximum in Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet; 8 student maximum in older classes
- Class times will be staggered for no-contact arrival and dismissal
- At least 15 minutes will be built in between classes to allow for sanitizing of the ballet barres and equipment in between classes
- Regular sanitizing and cleaning will be conducted by staff frequently of door handles and commonly used areas
- The Lobby/Parent Observation area will be closed to parents (with the exception of Creative Movement 3); only drop off and pick up is permitted
- The water fountains will be closed; students may bring a water bottle to place with their belongings at their designated spot.
- Students should not attend class if they have had contact with anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 or suspects such an exposure, until 14 days after their last contact with that person.
- Students should not attend class if they have, within the last month, traveled to any country or area that is subject to a COVID-19 travel restriction.
- Students should not attend class if they exhibit any of the commonly-known COVID-19 symptoms, or for 14 days after your symptoms subside.
- These Polices may be updated as necessary.
Druid City School of Ballet, its agents or employees or volunteers, are not responsible for any injury,
damage, negligence, mistake, claim or demand to any student. Students of Druid City School of Ballet
agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Druid City School of Ballet from any such claim or liability.