Students enrolled in the training program at Central Oregon School of Ballet need to follow the Dress Code. Every level has a specific dress code. The dress code is a symbol of accomplishment and responsibility that goes along with advancement in the program. Students who do not abide by the dress code will not be allowed to participate in class.
All classes are required to have the same brand and style of leotard in the designated color. The correct leotard is the Mirella Cotton Camisole Leotard – product number M207C (for child sizes) and M207L (for adult sizes.)
Pre-Ballet – Girls will need Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Slippers & any color Ballet Leotard (skirts and tutus are allowed if pre-attached to the leotard)
Beginning Ballet 1 – Pale Pink Mirella Cotton Camisole Leotard, Pink Tights & Pink Ballet Slippers
Beginning Ballet 2 – Lilac Mirella Cotton Camisole Leotard, Pink Tights & Pink Ballet Slippers
Beginning Ballet 3 – Light Blue Mirella Cotton Camisole Leotard, Pink Tights & Pink Ballet Slippers, White Hip Alignment Belt
Beginning Ballet 7+ – Seafoam Mirella Cotton Camisole Leotard, Pink Tights & Pink Ballet Slippers, White Hip Alignment Belt
Intermediate Ballet 1 – Buttercup Mirella Cotton Camisole Leotard, Pink Tights & Pink Ballet Slippers, White Hip Alignment Belt
Intermediate Ballet 2 – Garnet Mirella Cotton Camisole Leotard, Pink Tights & Pink Ballet Slippers, White Hip Alignment Belt
Intermediate Ballet 3 – Burgundy Mirella Cotton Camisole Leotard, Pink Tights & Pink Ballet Slippers, White Hip Alignment Belt
Intermediate Ballet 4 – Royal Blue Mirella Cotton Camisole Leotard, Pink Wrap Skirt, Pink Tights & Pink Ballet Slippers White Hip Alignment Belt
Advanced Ballet – Navy Mirella Cotton Camisole Leotard, Pink Wrap Skirt, Light Pink Hip Alignment Belt, Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Slippers and Pointe Shoes
Boys in all Levels – form fitting White T-Shirt (no logos), Black Tights, Dance Belt, & Black Ballet Shoes.
Hair: Female students are required to have their hair in a tidy ballet bun, with no whispies or hair on the face.
Male students are required to keep hair off of their face / out of their eyes.
Warm-ups: Students will be allowed to wear form fitting ballet warm-ups through tendus or at the discretion of the instructor.
Attend Dance Policy
Students make progress when they are in class. If a class is missed it needs to be made up to continue making progress. There are no refunds for missed classes. Classes can not be prorated based on known absences. A parent or guardian needs to call in advance to let the studio know their student will be missing class and the absence will be excused. Absences can be excused up 24 hours later by a Parent or Guardian. After 24 hours it will be considered an unexcused absence. Please be considerate of the studios schedule when excusing your child. Events and appointments that are known well ahead of time should be communicated to the studio a.s.a.p.
Late Policies: If a student is 1-2 minutes late: We ask them to quietly and patiently wait by the classroom door until they are invited to come in and join the class.
If a student is 8-14 minutes late: They are given instructions to complete a series of combinations to help warm up their muscles before joining whatever combination the class is on.
If a student is 15 or more minutes late: It is very unsafe for them to join classwork. The class will have progressed too far for them to be able to warm up enough to join the class without the risk of injury from cold muscles. At this point, they are immediately invited to observe the remainder of the class period.
Make-up Classes: Students can make up an excused absence in a lower level class within 30 days of the class they missed. Students can make up class in a higher level class with director permission only. Students with overdue accounts will not be allowed to do make-up classes.
For Students on Pointe: If you miss a pointe class, the following class needs to be done on flat. Doing pointe for a make-up class will be allowed at the discretion of the teacher for that class.
Class Cancellation make-up: If Classes are cancelled due to weather, holiday or studio holiday the classes will be made up in the week after the last day of semester. (i.e. class cancelled for a snow day in February will be made up the first week the studio is “closed” in June/July.
Multiple Absences: Multiple absences, excused or unexcused may result in lower class level placement, casting changes, and dismissal from performance or school without refund.
Generally the school is closed for major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter Break, Spring Break, and Memorial Day. Exceptions will be posted.
Temporary Closures due to Government Orders such as “Stay Home Stay Safe,” “Shelter in Place,” or “Freeze”
COVID-19 and the following temporary shutdown and restrictions on business had a huge impact on our schedule and ability to teach classes in the Spring of 2020 and Winter 2021. In the event of another Temporary Closure classes will continue at their normal schedule via Zoom. Full Tuition will continue to be charged unless circumstances call for tuition to be adjusted. This will be addressed specifically in the event of a Temporary Closure.
Payment is due the first week of the month for that month’s lessons. This payment will be the same every month regardless of how many weeks in a month. There will be no deductions for Christmas or Spring Vacations. There will be a $10 service charge on all returned checks.
Private Lessons: Private lessons are paid for at the beginning of the private lesson. If a private lesson is cancelled with less than 24hrs notice you will be charged 50% of your private lesson cost.
Registration Fee: All new students are required to pay a non-refundable registration fee of $30.00 All Returning students are required to pay a non-refundable re-registration/holding fee of $20 for fall classes.
Performance Fee: All students participating in productions will be charged a performance fee to offset the cost of Theater Rental and costumes.
Central Oregon School of Ballet produces 2 classical productions a year. The first is the beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker. The second performance is held in the spring and is classical ballet that changes from year to year. Past Spring/Summer performances have included Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and Coppelia. In addition we hold an end of year Student Showcase. All students participate in the student showcase (usually in June). The Spring show is for Intermediate and Advanced Levels Only.
Nutcracker: All students except for Beginning Ballet 7+ perform in the Nutcracker. (BB7+ requires a year of instruction before being able to participate in Main Stage shows.) There are mandatory rehearsals for Nutcracker on Saturdays in November (except Sat. after Thanksgiving.) If a student is unable to attend Mandatory Rehearsals they will not be allowed to participate in the show.