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Rules and Regulations

Children’s Division Class Rules

  • Students must follow the dress code for all classes and rehearsals.
  • No food or drinks are permitted in the classrooms.
  • No chewing gum in classrooms. You could choke on gum while dancing.
  • Please, no parents in the dressing room. If you are waiting for your child, please wait in the parent’s lobby. The dressing room is for dancers and staff only.
  • PRB is not responsible for any lost or stolen items and shall not be liable in any way for injuries sustained during attendance at the studio or any of its related functions.
  • In the event of illness, please call the office prior to the start of classes. Make-up classes should be discussed with faculty.
  • Videos and professional photos of performances of PRB students and/or choreography (or any version thereof) may not be posted on the internet (Facebook, Instagram, blogging, any social media site, etc.) without prior approval from the Artistic Director. If approval is given, photo credit MUST be included with the photo.

Pre-Professional Division Class Rules

  • All students are expected to behave respectfully and courteously at all times to other dancers and to PRB faculty & staff.
  • Students must follow the dress code for all classes and rehearsals.
  • Students should show respect for the property of others and for the facility. Stealing is grounds for dismissal. Leave the dance bags and lunches of others alone; help keep the studio building and grounds neat by putting your trash in the cans provided.
  • No food or drinks are permitted in the classrooms.
  • No water bottles are allowed in the classroom when you are taking class.
  • No chewing gum in classrooms. You could choke on gum while dancing.
  • Please, no parents in the dressing room. If you are waiting for your child, please wait in the parent’s lobby. The dressing room is for dancers and staff only.
  • Please make every effort to keep the dressing area clean. Throw your trash in the cans.
  • Please remove all shoes and warm-ups from the studio every evening.
  • Please make sure all cell phones are on silence, even if they are in the dressing room.
  • PRB is not responsible for any lost or stolen items and shall not be liable in any way for injuries sustained during attendance at the studio or any of its related functions.
  • Black out for Performances – 2 weeks prior to all performances every effort must be made to attend all rehearsals. This could include non-scheduled days. Please try not to request time off.
  • Guest Choreographers (Fourth & Fifth Year Students) – Nationally recognized Master Teachers/Choreographers have pre-set schedules. In order to get them to come to PRB, we have to rearrange our schedule. The weekly schedule will change at that time. We will notify you of the changes as much in advance as possible. If it is not possible for your child to attend these classes, we need to know as soon as possible. This will enable us to tell the choreographer that your child is not available for the choreography. The student must also tell the choreographer prior to the start of the piece if they are not available for the entire choreographic session. If you are not selected for choreography, you may be assigned a specific part as an understudy and are required to participate. Please do not ask to leave early.
  • In order to be eligible for choreography which will be shown during the Spring Gala Concert, RDA Festival & Summer Concert, Fifth Year students must take a full schedule (classes & rehearsals) from September to June 30 (or the last day of classes in June). Failure to uphold your commitment through the end of the season will result in your replacement in choreography for RDA’s festival.
  • Pre-professional Division students who do not attend the Summer Program and/or do not take a full schedule will only be eligible for performance in the Summer Concert.
  • After-school activities. Please try to arrange your activities so they do not conflict with your dance commitment. If there is a conflict, please discuss it as much in advance as possible and in person with the faculty. Notes need to be delivered in person. Please report to the office with your note so it can be put onto the calendar. In the event of illness, please call the office prior to the start of classes. Please make every effort to attend all rehearsals and classes. Make-up classes should be discussed with faculty.
  • Any reference by text messaging or on the internet (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, blogging, any social media site etc.) to Pennsylvania Regional Ballet’s name or initials, its artistic or administrative staff or fellow students in a derogatory manner could be cause for suspension or expulsion from the school or company.
  • Videos and professional photos of performances of PRB students and/or choreography (or any version thereof) may not be posted on the internet (Facebook, Instagram, blogging, any social media site, etc.) without prior approval from the Artistic Director. If approval is given, photo credit MUST be included with the photo.
  • SUMMER PROGRAMS – All Pre-Professional Division students (Preparatory, First through Fifth Year) are required to take a minimum of Four (4) weeks in PRB’s Summer Intensive, to improve upon technique and artistry and to be eligible for Nutcracker, unless otherwise recommended by the Artistic Director. The Artistic Director will make suggestions to selected students regarding outside summer programs.
  • Please keep all choreographers informed if you will be attending a Summer Program that begins prior to PRB’s Summer Concert.
  • Any infraction of the rules may result in dismissal from class, the school, or Pre-Professional Division.

Rules which are applicable to all students at Pennsylvania Regional Ballet

Sandra Carlino, PRB’s Artistic Director, may dismiss any student from the school or Pre-Professional Division for breaking the rules, for being uncooperative, disruptive, destructive, or for endangering the health, safety and welfare of him/herself or others.

There have been times in the past when misinformation has been passed from parent to parent which has resulted in unnecessary confusion and problems for some students and their families. If you have a question or problem about anything regarding PRB, its classes or faculty, please direct them to the office.

Bullying

PRB is committed to providing a safe, positive learning environment for its students. PRB understands that bullying creates an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, which is distracting from our mission and may lead to more serious issues or violence. Students are expected to respect each other and to ensure that the atmosphere is free from bullying.

PRB will not tolerate bullying, whether it is verbal, electronic, written or physical and regardless of whether it takes place within the studio, a theatre or in cyberspace. Anyone who witnesses or experiences any incidents of bullying by a PRB student should report it to the School Director or Executive Director immediately. All complaints of bullying will be investigated and addressed.

Any student found to have engaged in bullying will face discipline, which can take any one of the following forms: verbal counseling; a formal letter of reprimand sent to the student’s parents; removal from choreography; demotion in level; or suspension or expulsion from the school.

Arriving and Departing from PRB Studios

  • Students in the Pre-Professional Division (Preparatory through Fifth Year) should try to be in the studio at least 15-30 minutes prior to the start of class. Pre-class warm-up reduces the risk of injury.
  • If you are late, please ask the teacher/choreographer for permission to participate in the remainder of the class. If you are more than 10 minutes late you may be asked to observe, due to risk of injury.
  • Students should be picked up in a timely fashion, within 10 minutes of the end of their last class. PRB faculty cannot be responsible for students left beyond that time.
  • Please do not drop your child off or park across the street from the church or on Dauphin Street, in front of the houses, or in the laundromat parking lot. You may use our side of North Enola Drive from the studio to the Lutheran Church and our parking lot.
  • PRB asks all of our students to dress appropriately when arriving and departing class and during rehearsals at the theatre. Dancewear is not appropriate attire for the street and students should wear street clothing over their leotards and/or tights.
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