BBDC GENERAL INFORMATION
Class descriptions, class break-downs, studio policies & dress code

 

Class Descriptions

Ballet
Learn strong ballet technique, classical steps, proper body alignment and vocabulary. This style is fundamental
to all serious dancers. 
Ballet/Jazz
This class consists of ½ hour of Ballet and ½ hour of Jazz.
Leaps, Turns & Flexibility
This is a technique class designed for students in team or pre-core to improve tricks and skills needed to get into the core program.
Hip-Hop
Hip-Hop is a fusion of all dance styles. Learn ‘old school’
and ‘new school’ moves to fast paced, age appropriate hip-hop music.
Jazz
Learn strong jazz technique to popular music. This class focuses on flexibility, turns, leaps, and proper use of your core to improve all areas of dance.
Jazz/Modern
This class consists of ½ hour of Jazz and ½ hour of Modern. 
Lyrical
This class encompasses the use of balance, flexibility, and control utilizing the lyrics and feeling of the music.
Modern
Learn interpretive dance using a contemporary/
modern style. This class incorporates balance, control,
and extension moves.
Tap
Learn musical phrasing and tap technique.
Tumble
Learn to tumble using controlled moves such as handstands, cartwheels, walkovers, limbers, etc. Classes contain gymnastic passes, flexibility moves, and dance choreography.
Pre-Ballet
Learn the basics of ballet while also working on improving motor skills, flexibility and music recognition.    

 

 

 Class Break-Down

  
Recreational Level:
  • Beginner/Intermediate Level
  • Designed for students taking 1-3 classes
  • Open enrollment
  • Classes are in the “white” blocks on the schedule and are categorized by grade/age
  • A student's age/grade is determined by how old they are as of the first day of class.
    No exceptions.
  • 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 in “colored” blocks on the schedule and 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
  • All core jazz classes, one hip hop class, and a combined production of cores will compete 
  • All 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 students are only allowed to miss 3 classes per semester and Team students are only allowed to miss 4.  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 are $65 for Child XS-Child L, and $75 for Child XL-Adult L.  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. 

 


 

 

 

BBDC Store

 

        Location:         106 Mechanic Street (in the brick building next to BBDC)

 

        Hours:              
                                  Monday - Thursday: 3:00-6:30 pm

                                         

                                  Closed the same holidays as BBDC

 

 

 

 

BBDC Dress Code

Pre Ballet Leotard, pink tights, pink full sole ballet shoes, skirt or tutu (optional), hair pulled back
Ballet Pink split sole ballet shoes, pink tights, black leotard,
hair in a low bun
Ballet/Jazz Combo Leotard, pink tights, pink full sole ballet shoes,
skirt/tutu (optional), hair pulled back 
Ballet/Tap Combo Leotard, pink tights, pink full sole ballet shoes, caramel student tie tap shoes, skirt/tutu (optional), hair pulled back
Hip Hop  Black hip-hop sneakers, hip-hop or jazz pants,
fitted tank top/t-shirt, hair pulled back
Jazz Caramel colored jazz shoes, caramel convertible tights, leotard, jazz pants or shorts, tank top/t-shirt (optional)
Jazz/Modern Combo Leotard, fitted dance shorts or jazz pants, caramel tights, nude footundeez, hair pulled back
Modern, Lyrical, & Contemporary Leotard, fitted dance shorts, caramel convertible tights, barefoot(Modern/Contemporary) tan jazz shoes (Lyrical), hair pulled back
Tap Jazz pants or shorts, fitted tank top/t-shirt, caramel Teleton Flexmaster tap shoes (student tie tap shoe for purple tap & under), hair pulled back
Tumbling Leotard, fitted dance shorts, caramel convertible tights, barefoot, hair pulled back
*Boys Classes All genres require a fitted t-shirt, black shorts or jazz pants (or hip hop pants in HH), black dance shoes and nude footundeez