Preschool – Level 4 should wear white, leather ballet shoes and Capezio, tan Mary Jane tap shoes (Velcro style). Leotard and tights may be any color. Skirts are only allowed if they are attached to the leotard. Hair should be pulled up in a ponytail, if possible.
Levels 5,6, 7 , Pre-Jr., Jr.Corkettes and Corkettes should wear tan jazz shoes and tan jazz taps (these are a lace up style tap shoe). Jazz pants with fitted top or leotard with tights. These may be any color. No loose t-shirts. Hair should be pulled back in a ponytail.
Ballet I, II, III, IV should wear pink canvas ballet shoes and a black leotard. Hair should be pulled back in a bun or ponytail.
Please Note: While the shoe styles and colors are only required for the recital, we prefer for your child to have these shoes for class as well. Appropriate shoes and dancewear are available at Applause Dancewear.
There is a $25 registration fee per student. This must be paid at the same time registration is submitted for the next school year.
All tuition is due on the 1st and late on the 10th of each month. After the 10th a $10 late fee will be assessed to your account. Any student that becomes more than two months behind in tuition, without making prior arrangements, will not be allowed to return to class. There is a $25 fee for all returned checks.
We present a professional recital in May at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Concert Hall. The students are also required to attend a dance rehearsal at the Civic Center to prepare for the recital. Recital fees are $75 for one child, $120 for two or more children. Recital fees are due by March 15th. This fee pays for one group picture of your child's class in the program book , unlimitted admission to the recital for your family and friends, and one complimentary program book per child.
Classes are assigned by age and ability level. The Corky Bell Staff tries to place a child by their physical and emotional abilities. Classes with less than 8 students are subject to cancellation.
Please do not leave your child unattended in the waiting room area. We ask that you promptly pick up your child after their class is over. Students must be picked up in the waiting room. They will not be allowed to walk down the stairs until we see an adult.
There are no students or siblings allowed in the dance rooms without a teacher. You must label all shoes and bags with your child's full name. Dance shoes can especially get mixed up due to the fact they all look alike. Corky Bell is not responsible for lost items at the studio. Hair must be pulled up in a ponytail or bun.