BBDC GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Class Descriptions
Acro This class follows the Acrobatic Arts Curriculum and teaches acrobatic moves such as handstands, bridges, cartwheels, walkovers, handsprings, aerials and more.
Acro/Jazz Combo This class consists of 1/2 hour of Jazz and 1/2 hour of Acro.
Ballet Develop strong Ballet technique, classical steps, proper body alignment and vocabulary. This style is fundamental to all other dance styles.
Ballet/Jazz Combo This class consists of 1/2 hour of Jazz and 1/2 hour of Ballet.
Ballet/Tap Combo This class consists of 1/2 hour of Ballet and 1/2 hour of Tap.
Contortion This class focuses on developing strength and flexibility in acro skills such as hand balancing, forearm stands, chest stands, rolling tinsicas and more.
Hip Hop Learn the latest street dance styles and movements to fast paced, age appropriate hip-hop music.
Jazz This class focuses on developing strong jazz technique including leaps, turns, strength and flexibility while dancing to up-tempo music.
Jazz/Tap Combo This class consists of 1/2 hour of Jazz and 1/2 hour of Tap.
Leaps & Turns This is a technique class designed for students looking to improve thier technique, and work on the leaps, jumps and turns needed for various styles.
Lyrical This class combines elements of Jazz and Ballet techniques and utilizes the lyrics of the music through emotion.
Modern This technique class focusus on the dancers relationship to the floor, the use of breath, fluidity of movement and improvisation.
Pre-Ballet Learn the fundamentals of ballet while also working on improving motor skills, flexibility and music recognition.
Tap Develop rhythm, style and sound while focusing proper tap technique.

 

 

 

Program Break-Down

 

Recreational Level:

  • Beginner/Intermediate Level

  • Designed for students taking 1-3 classes per week

  • Open enrollment

  • Classes are categorized by age

  • A student's age/grade is determined by how old they are as of the first day of class.

  • All recreational classes perform in the May Recital (each class requires one costume)

 

Team Level:

  • Intermediate Level

  • Designed for students taking 4+ classes a week

  • Classes are categorized by grade

  • Must audition to enroll in the program

  • All team jazz & hip hop classes will compete

  • Team members have the opportunity to do additional competition dances

  • All Team classes perform in the May Recital (each class requires one costume)

 

Core/Intensive Level:

  • Advanced/Pre-Professional

  • Students are required to take a minimum of 6-8 hours

  • Must audition to enroll in the program

  • Multiple Core classes compete and students participate in a Production

  • Core classes perform in the May Recital (each class requires one costume, except for strictly technique classes)

  • Core students have the opportunity to do additional competition dances

 

 


 

Refund Policy

 

BBDC has a NO REFUND policy. If a student wishes to drop a class within the first two weeks of semester one, we will credit the account.  If a student wishes to switch classes within the first two weeks they may do so if there is room available in the class they want to switch to.  If a student drops a class or switches after the first two weeks, a credit will NOT be given.

 

 

 


 

Absence Policy

 

Core, Intensive and Team students are only allowed to miss 3 classes per semester. We recommend that recreational students also try not to miss more than three classes because it will affect their ability to keep up.

 

 


 

Class Add/Drop

 

Add: To add a class, please check with the front desk for availability.

 

Drop: A drop form must be submitted to the front desk or the account will be charged for the next semester.  Classes will not be refunded but may be credited if a class is dropped within the first two weeks of semester one.

 

 


 

Costumes

 

Costume forms will be handed out at the beginning of October.  All forms are due by November 1st. Any form turned in after November 1st will be charged $25 late fee. Costumes will be handed out after April vacation.  If there is an outstanding balance on an account, costumes will be held until the balance is settled. BBDC cannot guarantee any costume that is ordered after November 15th.  BBDC is not responsible for costume alterations.

 

 


 

Snow Policy

 

If Natick Public Schools are closed due to snow, we will probably be closed but check our website for confirmation. If the roads are clear and we can get our teaching staff in, we will remain open.

 


 

Private Lessons

 

Private lessons may be arranged for children and adults.  Many of our instructors teach a variety of styles, so even if your favorite style isn’t offered in our program, we may have an instructor  that can accommodate you. BBDC is also happy to do private and semi-private dance lessons for weddings. Private lessons are $65 per hour and should be booked and paid for at the front office.

 

 


 

Lost & Found

 

BBDC’s lost and found is located in the main building in the hallway.  The drawers in the first two benches contain lost clothes. The third bench contains lost shoes.  Lost and found will be cleaned out periodically and its contents will be donated to charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dress Code
Acro Clothing: Leotard and fitted shorts or leggings
Hair: Bun
Shoes & Tights: Barefoot, tan convertible or stirrup tights
Acro/Jazz Combo Clothing: Leotard and fitted shorts or leggings
Hair: Bun
Shoes & Tights: barefoot, tan convertible or stirrup tights
Ballet Clothing: Leotard
Hair: Bun
Shoes & Tights: Pink split sole ballet shoes, pink tights
Ballet/Jazz Combo Clothing: Leotard and optional skirt/tutu
Hair: Bun
Shoes & Tights: Pink full sole ballet shoes, pink convertible tights
Ballet/Tap Combo Clothing: Leotard and optional skirt/tutu
Hair: Bun
Shoes & Tights: Pink full sole ballet shoes, tan student tie tap shoes, pink tights
Contortion Clothing: Leotard and fitted shorts or leggings
Hair: Bun
Shoes & Tights: barefoot, tan convertible or stirrup tights
Hip Hop Clothing: Loose fitted clothing
Hair: Pulled back
Shoes & Tights: Black hip hop sneakers
Jazz Clothing: Leotard and fitted shorts or leggings
Hair: Pulled back
Shoes & Tights: Tan slip on jazz shoes, tan convertible tights
Jazz/Tap Combo Clothing: Leotard and fitted shorts or leggings
Hair: Pulled back
Shoes & Tights: Tan student tie tap shoes, tan convertible tights
Leaps & Turns Clothing: Leotard and fitted shorts or leggings
Hair: Pulled back
Shoes & Tights: Tan slip on jazz shoes or nude leather lyrical turners, tan convertible or stirrup tights
Lyrical Clothing: Leotard and fitted shorts or leggings
Hair: Bun
Shoes & Tights: Nude leather lyrical turners, tan convertible or sitrrup tights
Modern Clothing: Leotard and fitted shorts or leggings
Hair: Pulled back
Shoes & Tights: Barefoot, tan convertible or stirrup tights
Pre-Ballet Clothing: Leotard and optional skirt/tutu
Hair: Bun
Shoes & Tights: Pink full sole ballet shoes, pink tights
Tap Clothing: Leotard and fitted shorts or leggings
Hair: Pulled back
Shoes & Tights: Black or tan lace up tap shoes (depending on class), tan convertible tights
Boys Clothing: Fitted shirt and shorts or jazz pants
Shoes: Ballet - black ballet shoes, Jazz - black slip on jazz shoes, Lyrical - nude leather lyrical turners, Hip Hop - black hip hop sneakers, Tap - black lace up tap shoes, Acro/Modern - barefoot