Frequently asked questions

How do I enroll?

With year-round enrollment, you are welcome to join at your convenience.

If you are interested in a Trial class prior to enrollment, you may choose to start with a Trial Class at $15/class ($12 for Pre-Ballet, $10 for Boys Class or Adult Ballet). Drop-In classes any time, but keep in mind that the closer we get to a show production in June and also in December, that most of the class time will be spent on choreography.

What is the attire?

Pre-Ballet Girls wear pink tights with pink leotards and pink ballet shoes with hair up.

Level 1-Company Girls wear wear pink tights with black leotards and pink ballet shoes with hair up.

All Boys wear clothes that are comfortable to dance in and black ballet shoes. In a production he will need white tights.

Adults may wear whatever they think they will be comfortable dancing in and ballet shoes.

Target, Kohls, Amazon and Payless are among the places from which ballet shoes can be found.
We have a basket of pre-worn shoes, in many sizes, located in the dressing room that you are welcome to look through and use.

Please make sure that ballet shoes are only worn indoors, doing so will prolong their use and limit dirt on the studio floor.

What is CBC’s payment policy?

Billing Statements are emailed on the 1st of each month.
Monthly tuition is due before the 14th of each month and payable via credit card using your Parent Portal, or by check payable to Classical Ballet of California and deposited in the payment box on the table near the entrance.
If you wish, you may use bill pay from your bank, sent to our address:
1919 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
If you must pay in cash, please place it in an envelope with the dancer’s name and the amount enclosed written on the outside and hand deliver to Miss Nina. Payments made by cash that are not marked in an envelope are easily looked over when accounting for payments.
We do not accept Credit Card payments in person, only on-line through the Parent Portal

CBC offers a 10% Sibling Discount for families with 2 or more children enrolled.

Upon enrollment, families that are new to CBC have a one-time registration fee of $20 and $10 for each sibling that joins thereafter.

Tuition will be prorated to $15/class ($12 for Pre-Ballet, $10 for Boys Class) if enrolling when only 1 or 2 classes remain for the month.

A $15 Late Fee will be applied to accounts if payments are not received by the 14th of the month.

If you decided to leave CBC, please "Drop" the class via your Parent Portal

Additional Funds
We will bill each dancer the following fees which covers production and costume costs, this fee is applied to your account in May and November. If a dancer is not participating in a production, please email CBC and we will remove this charge.
$10 - Pre-ballet
$15 - Levels 1-5 & Boys
$20 - Level 6, Apprentice, Jr/Sr Company & Adult

DVDs of each production are available for purchase for $35. Please give Miss Nina your check payable to Leo Arellano and indicate in the memo which performance day you would prefer. Miss Nina will give you the DVD once it is ready.

What is the CBC's makeup policy?

If a dancer misses class due to illness, school projects, family commitments, etc., the full monthly tuition is still billed. We always encourage and welcome students to take make-up classes by attending the other weekly class offered in the same level or the level below at any point.

What is CBC’s Studio Etiquette?

If your child feels comfortable then you do not need to stay during class, as long as we have your phone number on record. If you do stay, we ask that parents and siblings remain in the lobby during class, but you may watch the dancers from the large window in the seating area.
Please keep our lobby tidy by cleaning up any toys or cups that you use as well as any snacks that you bring. Please be aware that CBC is NUT FREE.
We encourage everyone to bring refillable bottles for your water and do your best to limit using the cups provided.

What can we expect as far as the Productions?

Participation in the productions is optional, but each dancer in invited to perform in an annual Nutcracker each December, as well as a Spring Showcase every June, for which the program varies from year to year.

Productions are typically held on a Saturday and Sunday in June and December at Terra Nova’s Theater.
Rehearsals will be announced, but are typically the Wednesday and Friday evenings prior to the show. More rehearsal time may be requested.


It is assumed that all dancers are participating in the productions. Understanding that those in Pre-ballet are the likeliest to limit performing to one day, or not at all, we will post a list in the lobby asking you to indicate if/when your child plans to perform. In order to prepare costumes, we rely heavily on this information.
For all other dancers, we ask that you email us as soon as possible if you know that a dancer will not be performing. This is particularly important for the upper levels; whose choreography may involve a partner.