STUDIO BEHAVIOR: BAA is a school. Students and family members are asked to be quiet and courteous upon entering the building. Students should arrive dressed or with enough time to prepare themselves and be waiting to enter their class before it starts. Staff is not available to supervise children before or after class time. Students are not allowed in the Pilates room, costume rooms or open studios without permission. Siblings of students need to be supervised at all times. Unsupervised or disruptive children may be asked to leave.
ATTENDANCE: Faculty prefers that absences be reported prior to class time. This may be reported to the teacher via text, email or phone call. Please give as much notice as possible for any vacations or appointments that will cause an absence. If your child was sick from school, please keep them home from class as well. A missed class may be made up in a lower level class with teacher approval. BAA reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient registration or attendance.
PROMPTNESS: It is essential that students come to class on time. In ballet terms, on time is at least 10 minutes before class begins. Lack of a proper warm up at the beginning of class can cause injuries. If your child is running more than 10 minutes late please let the studio know ahead of time. Late arrivals disrupt class concentration. Students over 10 minutes late for class may be asked to sit and observe or warm up silently off to the side.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE: Parents must drop off and pick up students in a timely
manner. If you are just dropping off or picking up, you may idle in front of the building as long as your flashers are on and depart within a few minutes.
DRESS REQUIREMENTS: Girls: Pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and a leotard in the class color and style assigned. Hair must be secured neatly in a bun off the face and neck. No jewelry. Boys: short-sleeved white t-shirt, black tights and black shoes. white socks and white shoes.
If a student forgets their uniform, they may look for a spare in the dresser in the girl's dressing room but will not be allowed to borrow from the costume rooms. For students levels 4 and higher, there should be no undergarments showing, this includes bra straps, the correct uniform should have this built in.
DRESSING ROOM: Please do not leave anything of value in the dressing room. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. There are lockers available to the older students. If a student owns a cell phone, it must be kept in the dressing room with the ringer silenced. Students gathering in this space must keep volume down to not distract our studio classes.
BULLYING: Bullying or harassment will not be tolerated. If your student experiences unkind teasing please bring it to the attention of our instructors, they want to hear from you. Respecting our staff, faculty, other students and ourselves is what we teach at BAA. Disrespectful behavior will be brought up to a student's parent in a 1 on 1 meeting. If behavior continues, BAA can expel the student and tuition will not be refunded.