Policies & Guidelines

Dress Code

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The CTP enforces a mandatory dress code for each age division. We feel strongly in our belief that this will promote discipline and proper classroom etiquette. All hair must be pulled back away from the face. No jewelry is permitted. Any student not in dress code will be asked to observe the class. Dress code is listed below.

Leotard Colors

Creative Movement Light Pink  
5-6yr Old Classes Light Blue  
7-9yr Old Classes Apple Green  
10-12yr Old Classes Hot Pink  
Pre-teen and Teen Classes Black  

 

Males
All male dancers must wear black pants and a black fitted shirt. We recommend that you wear black shoes according to the type of class you are taking.

3-4 years
Creative Movement: Light pink BDC leotard, pink Ballet shoes, pink Ballet tights, black Tap shoes.

5-6 years
Ballet/Tap: Light blue BDC leotard, pink Ballet shoes, pink Ballet tights, black tap shoes.

Hip Hop: Students may wear sneakers and any type of clothing that allowa their bodies to move with ease. No skirts, please.

7-9 years
Ballet/Jazz: Apple green BDC leotard, pink Ballet tights, pink Ballet shoes, tan slip-on Jazz shoes. Optional BDC wear that may be worn: apple green or black BDC hot shorts, or black BDC Jazz pants.

Tap: Apple green BDC leotard, pink Ballet tights, black Tap shoes. Optional BDC wear that may be worn: apple green or black BDC hot shorts, or black BDC Jazz pants

Musical Theater: Apple green BDC leotard (two styles to choose from) tan slip-on Jazz shoes. Optional BDC wear that may be worn: apple green or black BDC hot shorts, black BDC shirt, or black BDC Jazz pants.

Hip Hop: Students may wear sneakers and any type of clothing that allows their bodies to move with ease.

10-12 years
Hot pink BDC leotard (two styles to choose from). Optional: Hot pink BDC half top, hot pink BDC or black BDC hot shorts. Half tops may NOT be worn in Ballet class.

13-18 years (Teen)
Black BDC leotard. Optional: Black BDC half top. Half tops may not be worn in Ballet class.

10-12 years and 13-18 years (Teen)
TIGHTS, SHOES, AND ACCESSORIES
Ballet: Pink Ballet tights and pink ballet shoes.

Jazz, Jumps & Turns, Lyrical, Contemporary: tan slip-on Jazz shoes, dance paws, or barefoot. Optional: BDC hot shorts, Black BDC Jazz pants, or black or hot pink BDC leggings. We prefer that dancers do not wear ballet tights in any of these classes.

Tap: Black Oxford Tap shoes. Optional: BDC hot shorts*, black BDC jazz pant/leggings.

Musical Theater: tan slip-on Jazz shoes, and/or tan character heels. Optional: BDC hot shorts or Black BDC Jazz pants.

Latin Jazz: tan slip-on Jazz shoes or Latin heels. Optional: BDC hot shorts or black BDC Jazz pants.

Hip Hop: Students may wear sneakers and any type of clothes that allow their bodies to move with ease.

*10-12yrs may wear either hot pink or black BDC hot shorts or leggings. Teens may only wear black BDC hot shorts/leggings.

Attendance Policy

The Children & Teen Program is a 32-week commitment. Classes run from September 20, 2014 through June 7, 2015, on Saturdays and Sundays. To best support your child’s training, CONSISTENT ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED.

Students are allowed a total of four (4) absences for the entire CTP season. If more than four absences occur during the dance season, you may be asked to withdraw from the program. These absences include school testing, religious commitments, illness, and the like. Students may not miss the three (3) classes leading up to the showcase. Students may not miss dress rehearsal on June 6.

If your child has a planned absence, written documentation must be emailed to the CTP director prior to the event. For their safety, your child will not be able to participate in class if they arrive more than 10 minutes late. They must observe the class and take notes. This will be strictly enforced, there are no make-up classes and you will be held responsible for payment, even if your child does not attend class. It is imperative to your child’s success in the CTP that it is viewed as a serious commitment.

*Professional Children: Children who work professional jobs are allowed a total of six absences for the season. If absences exceed six, they will be asked to not participate in the recital, but may continue classes. Written proof documentation of the job must be given to Allie prior to the job's start date.

Additional Information
How will I be kept informed?

All NEWSLETTERS will be sent via EMAIL. No paper newsletters will be mailed. They will also be available to download online or you can find a copy of the newsletter on the CTP INFORMATION BOARD in the BDC lobby. It is extremely important that you read each newsletter! Each will contain important information regarding dates, studio news, recital info, audition opportunities, etc.  

What does the showcase entail?

An end of the year showcase will be held in June. All dancers are strongly encouraged to participate in the recital. This will give the dancers a chance to show what they have learned throughout the year. A costume and performance fee will be required. If for any reason a dancer will not be able to participate in this wonderful experience, please let us know prior to the Winter Holiday Break.  

How can I get in touch with the Director?

The Children and Teen Program office is located on the 3rd floor of BDC. Office hours are Wednesday-Friday 12-6pm. Contact Allie at 212.582.9304 Ext. 26, Selena at Ext. 25, or by emailing us at CTP@bwydance.com or ctpadmin@bwydance.com.

We welcome parents and students to contact us with any questions or comments!

When will I be able to watch my child in class?

All classes are closed to viewing so that teachers and students can maintain their focus without distraction. Parent Observation days are held twice during the season. We encourage parents or guardians to observe their dancers’ classes on these days.

How is class placement decided?

Student placement classes will be held before the 2014-2015 season on September 6 & 7, 2014. The placement class is required for all current and new 10-12 year-old and teen students who wish to enroll in the Saturday Hip-Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Tap and/or Professional Track program. You must attend ONE of the mandatory placement class sessions. (All other classes may be registered for as normal). Student class placement for the coming year will be based on the evaluation and not on prior level. Placement is determined at the discretion of the evaluators and directors.