Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How many students qualify as a group?
At BDC, a group is six or more students traveling together, taking a minimum of 10 classes combined, and purchasing their classes at the same time.
Do we have to register our group before we arrive?
As it can be difficult to accommodate an unannounced group, we ask that you complete the online registration form, or call our offices at x 79 during regular business hours to pre-register before your arrival. Group Services will discuss the details of your visit.
Do we have to choose the classes we are going to take before we arrive?
This is best, yes! Due to a number of factors, placement in regularly-scheduled classes is limited for groups. In order to accommodate your requests, we ask that you contact the Group Services director at least 24 hours prior to your arrival.
How do we know what classes to take?
Our staff is happy to assist you in organizing your students’ schedules so that they are placed in classes best suited to their individual needs.
How old do you have to be to take open class at BDC?
Students must be at least 13 years old to participate in the majority of classes at BDC (certain instructors may have a higher age restriction). There are a handful of teachers that will permit students 10 and up, but permission must be arranged in advance through Group Services.
Can my students take their classes together?
Our staff will do their best to accommodate your request, however, this is dependent upon the size of your group and the classes you request. In most cases, the level and preferences of your students vary within the group, so naturally, the classes selected should reflect that. We feel strongly that your dancers will flourish if encouraged to take classes seperately (the amount of students per group in each drop-in class should not exceed 8).
Can parents and chaperones observe the classes?
Yes! We welcome class observation as we believe there is much to learn through watching. Our studios have large viewing windows and plenty of space to get comfortable.
What is the best time of year for me to bring my students?
Groups are welcome all year ‘round. Our busiest season is during the summer months, so visits during this time should be planned well in advance.