Draper Center policies for student attire and attendance, along with our business policies for parents.

Required Class Attire


Light pink tights, light pink ballet shoes, leotard (see below), hair worn in a bun with no bangs.


Black tights, white or black ballet shoes, white short sleeve t-shirt.

Creative Movement and Pre–Ballet

Any solid color leotard (please, no skirts), pink tights, pink ballet slippers, hair worn in a bun and secured off the face.

Ballet I thru Professional Training Program

Download the 2019-2020 School Year Dress Code 

Attendance Policy

Draper Center StudentsConsistent attendance is critical for consistent progress. The parent or guardian of the dancer must report all absences to the Draper Center office prior to class time. Classes must be made up within the quarter they are missed. It is essential that students come on time. A late arrival does not allow a student sufficient time for warm-up and therefore may be the cause of injuries. Additionally, late arrival disrupts class concentration. Students more then ten minutes late to class may be asked to sit and observe. Draper Center reserves the right to cancel any class of less than six students.

Requesting Time Off

We understand there will be instances when a student must take time off. The parent or guardian of the student must complete and sumbit a "Time Off Request Form" to the Draper Center office 2-weeks prior to the time they are requesting their dancer to take off. Forms are available in the Draper Center office or you can download the form here: Time Off Request Form.


Please note that recording classes, dance demonstrations, or performances IN ANY WAY, including tape recorders, cameras, or video recorders is prohibited.Demonstration DVD’s will be available for purchase at the end of the school year.

Late Fee Policy

There will be a late charge of $25 for each payment on all accounts that are past due. There is a five (5) day grace period for those on the monthly payment plan and a ten (10) day grace period for those on a quarterly payment plan. Once the grace period has ended you are responsible for paying the tuition and the late fee. Accounts that are more than 90 days past due may be turned over to a collection agency and the student will no longer be allowed to attend class.

Automatic Payment Plan

For your convenience, an automatic payment option is available to those who authorize the Draper Center for Dance Education to automatically charge their VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card. Automatic payments will be processed on the tuition due dates and notification will be received that that transaction was processed. In the event that the transaction is declined for any reason, the responsible party will be notified and expected to follow the tuition schedule in order to avoid the $25 late fee. Authorization is necessary for each session that the student returns to our school in order to remain on the automatic payment plan.

***EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 - Credit Card Transaction Fee***

Beginning September 1, 2019, a 2% fee will be assessed to all credit card transactions. The transaction fee will be automatically added when each credit card payment is processed and the account holder is responsible for paying the fee. Account holders have the option to pay by cash or check to avoid the 2% transaction fee. Account holders can enroll in the Automatic Payment Plan, which will waive the transaction fee for credit card payments applied to Registration & Tuition Fees; however, the transaction fee will be applied to credit card payments applied to any and all other fees. Automatic Payments must be approved on a consistent basis for the transaction fee to be waived on payments applied to Registration & Tuition Fees.

Refund Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable under any circumstances. Tuition fees are non-refundable except in the event of serious injury or illness, in which case the student must provide written documentation from the doctor.  In these cases, credit may be extended for future classes or a refund granted.  Requests for refunds must be in writing and accompanied by a physician’s certificate stating inability to continue class. Refunds will be pro-rated on a weekly basis. Class schedules and faculty are subject to change.

Harassment & Bullying Policy

Rochester City Ballet, "RCB" and Draper Center for Dance Education, "Draper Center", strive to maintain an environment which is healthy, safe and nurturing; one in which all members of the RCB and Draper Center community (faculty, staff, company members, as well as student participants and their families) are free from any form of harassment, intimidation and/or bullying. Harassment, intimidation and/or bullying of any type will not be tolerated at any RCB or Draper Center activity. Behavior resulting in any type of harassment, intimidation and/or bullying, whether verbal, physical, emotional, social/exclusionary, or sexual in nature, which disregards or demeans the self-esteem of others, is unacceptable and is strictly prohibited. Any individual(s) engaging in any such behavior will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include suspension, expulsion, dismissal, or exclusion from RCB and Draper Center activities without further notice. 

Download the full Harassment & Bullying Policy here.