About Christine Belpedio School of Dance
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Dress Code

For your convenience everything is sold at the Dance Studio. Dance attire, shoes, tights, and accessories.


Acrobatic dance encompasses tumbling that builds on coordination, flexibility, balance, and strength. Learn rolls, cartwheels, flip-flops, double/partner stunt work and much more. This class is for Gymnastics lovers.


A must for any dancer, ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance. Class consists of a classical ballet barre for warm up, center work, and traveling exercises. Terminology is taught along with proper placement, balance, and development of classical poise and grace. Studying ballet improves balance, posture, coordination, flexibility, and musicality and helps in sports for both boys and girls.

Ballet / Tap Combo

Is an introduction to dance for the young dancer between the ages of 5-8. You will learn the basics of tap of how to rhythmically use your feet. You will also learn the foundation and technique of Ballet. This class is 30 minutes of Ballet and 30 Minutes of Tap.

Ballet / Tumbling Combo

This class is designed to help your child develop coordination, gain strength, and become more disciplined. Learn the foundation and technique of Ballet as well as learning tumbling such as somersaults, bridges, cartwheels, backbends and much more! This class is 30 minutes of Ballet and 30 Minutes of Tumbling. Ages 4-7.

Ballet / Pointe

Black leotard only. Ballet skirts, fitted dance shorts, or dance knitwear is optional. Pink tights and Pink Ballet shoes.


Crazy spins and outrageous tricks will be your new trademark! B-boying or breaking, commonly referred to as breakdancing, is a style of dance that was created, and evolved as part of hip-hop culture in New York City. The class consists of the fundamentals: top rock, footwork, freezes and power moves. It is a creative mix influenced by dance, martial arts, and gymnastics. You will be exposed to strong dance and performing appreciation with traditional and current “Breaking” art form and its evolution.


Is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dance strives to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. It stresses versatility and improvisation; focuses on floor work using gravity to pull down to the floor.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is an edgy, fresh and powerful urban dance style. Hip Hop dancing covers a large range of styles from street to pop dance that incorporates specific moves and techniques. This is a high energy intense dance class that will improve your ability to execute body isolations and learn the latest hottest moves.


Jazz dance technique develops a dancer’s coordination, flexibility, and rhythm with stylistic diversity. With the use of isolations, jumps, turns, and stretching, Jazz dance refines how a dancer’s body moves as well as teaches versatility. Classes consist of a center floor warm up, stretching, across the floor technique, and center combinations.

Latin Dance

Learn fast pace footwork, partner work, turns. You will learn the basics of a variety of Latin dances such as Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-Cha, Mambo and much more. A partner is not required but is recommended.

Mexican Folkloric

Zapateado will be the first thing you’ll learn as a folklórico dancer. This is the technique that will teach footwork by using your feet into four parts — toes, heels, soles (plantas), and balls. Each area can be isolated during any combination of dance. Aside from the footwork, faldeo; manipulation of the skirt will be the second technique that you will learn. Learn traditional choreography from different states and regions of Mexico.


Black leotard, tank top or sports bra, dance fitted shorts, light toast tights, tan jazz shoes and studio poms. (additional charge)

Pre-Ballet / Creative Movement

This class is designed to teach students how to use movement as means of expressions and communication. Will learn songs, ballet steps, work with props and develop coordination as well as social skills while they engage in class.


When dancers learn the skill to dance on the tip of their toes with a hard shoe. Training in Pointe begins only after the dancer has developed a strong core, ankle, foot and leg strength and has a strong, comprehensive understanding of the classical Ballet technique.


Tap dance is the most rhythmic form of dance. Dancers will learn to create music with the use of their feet. Studying tap dance is an excellent way for a dancer to increase coordination of the mind and body and develop a sense of rhythm, timing, and expression.

  • Proper shoes and attire must be worn for dance class. An assortment of affordably priced dance wear, shoes, tights, dance bags and much more are available for purchase at the Dance Studio.
  • When students follow the proper dress code, it ensures the instructor’s ability to see a dancer’s alignment and positioning. Baggy clothing can initiate bad habits and making corrections for students impossible. A dress code will also teach students discipline and help them with overall focus and energy. By students following the dress code it helps them feel like they are dancers going to a dance class.
  • For all classes hair must be pulled back neatly in a bun or a ponytail. For Ballet hair must be in a bun. No jewelry should be worn in any class; small stud earrings are acceptable.

Studio Policies

Dress Code

Students must follow the CBSD dress code for all dance classes. If the student fails to have the appropriate attire and hair style before entering the studio, it is at the teacher’s discretion to dismiss the student from class. Do not wear dance shoes outside, the concrete damages the soles of the shoes and will scratch the dance floors when dancing! If your child’s shoes are damaged you will need to purchase another pair. Street shoes are NOT permitted on the dance floor.


If a student must miss class, a parent/guardian must notify CBSD at least 24 hours in advance. If a student misses 3 consecutive classes without properly notifying the dance studio or has 5 absences throughout the dance season (September – June) the student will not be allowed to attend class without receiving permission from the school office. This may result in a dismissal from participating in the annual dance recital. There are no refunds on costume nor tuition.


CBSD students are expected to arrive at the studio 10 minutes prior to class to get ready for class. If a student is running late, a parent/guardian must notify CBSD. If a student is 15 minutes late or more, it is at the instructor’s discretion to allow class participation.

Make-Up Classes

If a student misses’ class, he/she may make up class in the same genre of dance within 30 days. The student will be allowed no more than 5 make-up classes within the dance season; please note that make-up classes will no longer be granted starting March 1st. There are no refunds or deductions from tuition for missed classes. To make up a class, students must go to the front office, receive a make-up slip and give it to the instructor.


It is essential for dancers to attend all classes, in a punctual manner! Please strive for perfect attendance. Students with perfect attendance from October 1st to June 1st will receive a trophy at CBSD’s dance recital! Arriving 15 minutes late or leaving 15 minutes early will be considered an absence. Students may not accrue more than 5 absences throughout the dance season. In order to receive the perfect attendance award, students must attend all scheduled dance classes (make-up classes do not count). Remember: excessive absences may result in a dismissal from the annual dance recital. Snowdays: CBSD will be closed if CPS schools are closed due to weather.

Studio Rules

  1. Only registered students are allowed in the studio.
  2. No cell phones are allowed to be brought in the dance studios. All personal belongings must be put away in your dance bag.
  3. CBSD is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  4. No food, drinks or gum is allowed on the dance floors; water is the only exception.
  5. No profanity will be tolerated in or around CBSD.
  6. Parents/Guardians, please refrain from interacting/distracting with your child during class time. Parents are not allowed in the studio for the time being.

Studio Etiquette

Behavior: CBSD students are expected to behave properly while in class. Students must always be respectful to all peers and instructors. Disruptive students may be removed from class at the instructor’s discretion. Before Class: No students are allowed in the studio before class begins. Students may wait and warm up quietly in the hallway until the instructor invites them in. The lobby can get crowded, please be respectful of other parents/guardians/students. If anything breaks or is damaged, the parent/guardian is responsible.


Should any student fail to comply with all CBSD’s studio rules and code of conduct, there will be no refund for tuition if the student is dismissed from class.