Policies

Parent/Guardian/Student Acknowledgement, Authorization and Release
The Carroll County Dance Center expects every adult student and parent or guardian of a minor student to read and agree to the policies prior to enrolling. Your completed online registration is verification and confirmation that you agree to The Carroll County Dance Center’s policies, that you understand that the nature of dance instruction sometimes requires physical correction of the alignment of the student’s body, that the responsible party realizes there is always a risk of accident or injury inherent in any physical activity, including a dance program, and, in the event of injury, authorizes The Carroll County Dance Center to obtain emergency treatment on such adult student’s or minor student’s behalf. Your completed online registration verifies that you further release The Carroll County Dance Center, its officers, directors, and employees from all liabilities for injuries or property loss or damage arising out of participation in The Carroll County Dance Center’s programs. Your completed online registration is verification and confirmation that you understand that Carroll County Dance Center retains the right to use any photography, video recordings, or any event or class for publicity or any other legitimate purpose.

Make-ups and Absences
Missed classes must be made up if the student wishes to maintain the level achieved. Limitations placed on a student by a physician are respected, but all classes missed must be made up within one month of the absence. Injured students are expected to watch class. If a student is sick or injured, the student’s parent/guardian must call the studio at (410) 795-3255 to let us know that the student is ill or injured.  Please call the studio to schedule make-up classes as needed.

Class Schedule Changes, Snow Closings, News
The Carroll County Dance Center and Ballet Conservatory reserves the right to adapt the schedule and teachers as deemed necessary. Please refer to our website for the most current schedule, and listing of full, modified or cancelled classes. Information regarding closings, inclement weather, or other matters can be found on our website, Facebook page, and answering machine. We do not go by any specific school system for delays or closings.

Withdrawal Policy
There is a two-month minimum for all lessons. One-month notice from the first of the month is required to discontinue any classes. Withdrawal must be done at the studio front office and not with the teacher. Withdrawal must occur within the first 7 days of the month. We will not accept withdrawal notice after March 7, 2021. No refunds for withdrawals after April 1st. To withdraw from classes a parent or adult student must:

  • Inform studio administration in writing, or
  • Complete and sign a withdrawal form provided by the studio office.

All unprocessed checks, dated after the one-month notice period, will be returned. If making semi-annual or annual payments, a refund will be given for the balance due after the one month notice. Ballroom sessions are non-refundable.

Carroll County Dance Center Code of Conduct
Click here to review the Carroll County Dance Center Code of Conduct in its entirety.

Dress Code (September – June)
Visit Discount Dance Supply for all your dance-wear needs!  Use Studio ID# 120938 to receive discounts on items.

Studio Wide Policies

  • All classes begin promptly at the scheduled start time.  Classes will end five (5) minutes before the scheduled end time to allow time for dancers and teachers to switch studios, change shoes and prepare for the next class.
  • No jewelry other than stud earrings.
  • No halter style leotards.
  • Pink tights should be footed and worn inside shoes.
  • Ballet skirts may be worn the first week of each month.
  • Fitted pink leg warmers and ballet sweaters matching the color of your leotard may be worn during the winter months.

Pre-School Division (Ages 3-6)

  • Pre-school Ballet
    • Girls: pink ballet slippers, pink leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun.
    • Boys: white t-shirt, black shorts or fitted dance pants, white socks, white or black ballet slippers.
  • Pre-school Tap
    • Girls: pink leotard, pink tights, black tap shoes, hair in a bun or clean ponytail.
    • Boys: white t-shirt, black shorts or pants, white socks, black tap shoes.

Children’s Division (Ages 6.5 – 10)

  • Children’s Ballet
    • Girls: navy blue leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in a clean bun.
    • Boys: white t-shirt, black shorts or fitted dance pants, white socks, white or black ballet slippers.
  • Children’s Tap
    • Girls: navy blue leotard, pink/black tights or black jazz pants, black tap shoes, hair in a clean bun or ponytail.
    • Boys: white t-shirt, black shorts or fitted dance pants, white socks, black tap shoes.
  • Children’s Jazz
    • Girls: navy blue leotard, pink/black tights or jazz pants, non-marking black jazz shoes, hair in a clean bun or ponytail.
    • Boys: white t-shirt, black shorts or fitted dance pants, non-marking black jazz shoes.
  • Children’s Hip-hop and Break Dance
    • Non-restrictive clothing and clean, non-marking sneakers, hair secured away from the face.

Youth/Teen Division, Ballet Conservatory Levels 5 and up, Pre-Professional (Ages 10.5 and up)

  • Ballet
    • Girls: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in a clean bun.
    • Boys: white t-shirt, black tights, white socks, white ballet slippers.
    • Conservatory 8 dancers may wear any solid color leotard on Saturdays.
  • Tap
    • Girls: black leotard, black tights or jazz pants, black jazz shoes, hair in a clean bun or ponytail.
    • Boys: white t-shirt, black tights or jazz pants, black tap shoes.
  • Jazz
    • Girls: black leotard, black tights or jazz pants, non-marking black jazz shoes, hair in a clean bun or ponytail.
    • Boys: white t-shirt, black tights or jazz pants, non-marking black jazz shoes.
  • Modern
    • Girls: black leotard, black footless tights, hair in a clean bun or ponytail.
    • Boys: white t-shirt, black footless tights or fitted dance pants.
  • Hip-hop
    • Non-restrictive clothing and clean, non-marking sneakers, hair secured away from face.

Adult Classes

  • Non-restrictive clothing appropriate for the style of dance, hair secured away from face.

Summer Dress Code (June – September)

  • Ages 2 and up: Any solid color leotard. See above dress code for tights, hair and shoes.

 

Additional Dancewear Store Links
Footlights
Dance Supplies, Etc.