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BCPA POLICIES

 Registration, Tuition, & Payment Policies

1.  35  Week Course Structure/ Academic Year     

 Withdrawal Policy

All course withdrawals must be down in writing.  Payment will be collected until written withdrawal is submitted.
There are No Refunds/No Transfers.
If a student chooses to withdraw from a course, the parent/guardian is fiscally responsible for the entire monthly pay period.

Missed Class Policy

Students are encouraged to make up all missed classes due to illness, personal issues, or weather related issues. They may do this by attending a class that their faculty member has suggested.

Communications

1.  Call 724 – 283 -5182
2.  Email - info@bc4pa.org
3.  Facebook - BCPA
4.  www.info@bc4pa.org
5.  White boards located inside the studio – 122 West Penn      Street

     Butler, PA . 16001

WISR Radio – Weather Related
WPXI Television – Weather Related


*If the Parent/Guardian has any questions or cannot meet these obligations, please speak to the BCPA front desk attendant for guidance.                                                      

Class Dress Policy

Girls - Children's School:

Leotard-Plain

Tights- Ballet Pink, Suntan, Black, White

Pink Ballet Shoes , Tan Tap Shoes, Tan Jazz Shoes

Acrobatics-Leotard, Tights, Bare Feet

Young Men - Children's School:

White Plain T-Shirt

Black Tights-Loose Sweat Pants

Black Ballet Shoes, Black Tap Shoes, Black Jazz Shoes

Acrobatics-T-Shirt, Sweat Pants or Shorts, Bare Feet

Pre Professional School - Same as Children's School:

Ballet Skirts, Warm Ups (At discretion of the faculty)

Additional Shoes may be Required ( Character Shoes and Pointe Shoes)

*Girls Must wear a Supportive Bra

*Young Men Must Wear a Dance Belt

Weather Policy

1. If the Butler Area School District has suspended school due to inclement weather before 12:00 P.M., Check with BCPA after 1:00 P.M. for information regarding the BCPA evening classes .

2. If the Butler Area School District has suspended school due to inclement weather after 1:00 P.M., The BCPA School will be suspended for the evening. 

3. The BCPA Saturday weather related cancellations will b posted by 9:00 P.M. Friday.

Level Placement Policy

Children's School:

1. Student's placement will be determined by the principal and BCPA faculty.

2. Students are first places in courses based on age.

3. A student who is progressing at a fast rate may be moved during the course of the year.

4. A student who is not meeting the standards of the class may be moved during the course of the year.   

 

Pre Professional School:  

1. Student's placement will be determined by the principal and BCPA faculty.

2. Students placement is based on quality of movement musicality, attendance, the ability to comprehend and apply theory and work ethic.

3. Student who is progressing at a fast rate may be moved during the course of the year.

4. Student who is not meeting the standards of the class may be moved during the course of the year.

5. Student may be placed in multiple levels to ensure their safety and proper education.

 

*If the Parent/Guardian has any questions or cannot meet these obligations please speak to the BCPA front desk attendant for guidance.                                               

Classroom Etiquette

1.  Parents are not permitted in studios without permission      from the instructor.
2.  No cell phones are permitted turned on while class is in        session.
3.  No photos or video recording of any type is permitted in      the classroom by student or parent/guardian.
4.  Students should go to the bathroom prior to class.
5.  Student’s should mark their shoes (on the inside) with           their name.
6.   Student’s should bring all shoes into the dance room              with them in their dance bag.
7.  Girls Hair should be in a bun unless the faculty has                 asked otherwise.
8.  Young Men’s Hair should be clean and out of the face.
9.  If a student is late he/she should warm up quietly                  outside of the studio and enter when able to fully                  participate in the class.
10. If a student needs to leave early, the student should             make the teacher aware prior to class and not disturb           the class as they exit.
11. Water is permitted in the studio.
12. No food or drink is permitted in the classroom.
13. Students and Parents are not permitted to use any               photos or language concerning other students on                 social media.
14. Students are not permitted to use alcohol or drugs of           any kind on the BCPA premises                                             15. BCPA reserves the rights to suspend any students for           failure to adhering to the listed policies.

Competition Policy

1. All BCPA students are welcome to audition for competition groups, trios, duets and solos. 

Competition eligibility states the student must be seven years of age by June 1st of the following year of audition. 

2. All BCPA students must audition every year.

3. All BCPA competition students must demonstrate exemplary technical skills, classroom skills, attendance, and peer leadership skills.

4. All BCPA competition students must be enrolled in Ballet, Tap, & Jazz. (Pointe, Modern for level Pre Pro level 3 and above.)

5. All BCPA, Competition Fees, Course Fees, and Costume Fees must be paid on time. 

(These Fees are Non-Refundable/Non Transferable)

6. Competition dances range in dance discipline, musical choice, and difficulty of movement. BCPA believes that education should be the emphasis of the competition dance coupled with performance skills. 

7. The BCPA Faculty reserves the right to dismiss a student from competition for any infraction of the rules. 

8. All BCPA students are required to attend the Summer Dance Intensive. 

Costume Policy - Show /Competition

1. BCPA will continue to pursue low cost dance wear that can be worn for classroom work. BCPA requires a deposit of half of the total costume price before ordering.

 

2. Deadline Dates will be Posted.

 

3. All checks are payable to Jeanna Molczan.

 

4. Credit and Debit Cards are accepted.

 

5. BCPA requires that the costume be paid in full prior to receipt of the costume. 

6. All monetary transactions are non refundable/ non transferable.

7. Nutcracker Costumes must be ordered by October 1st.

8. School Show and Competition Costumes must be ordered by the first Friday of January. 

 

                                           

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