Terms, Conditions and Covid

By Registering, BCB families automatically agree to all policies and terms of Berkeley City Ballet.

In particular, those listed below, A-C. Please refer to the Financial Policies and School Handbook for more information.


  1. Informed Consent and Release

    As the parent or legal guardian of the child listed on this application, I hereby give permission for my child to participate in the ballet training program of the Berkeley City Ballet (“BCB”). I assume the risk of injury or loss which may result from my child’s participation in this activity. I hereby agree to hold harmless and release BCB and its officers, agents, and employees from any and all claims and demands that I, my child or any third party may have against BCB, its officers, agents or employees by reason of any accident, illness, injury, or death of any person, or damage to any property, arising or resulting directly or indirectly from my child's participation in BCB’s ballet training program.

    The terms of this release shall also serve as a release and assumption of risk for my child, heirs, executives, and administrators, and for all of my family members. This release shall not extend to injury or damage to property arising out of intentional acts of BCB’s officers, agents or employees, I am aware that a participant may be physically touched during a ballet class. I acknowledge that some activities may be of hazardous nature and/or include physical and/or strenuous activity. Understanding this, I state to the best of my knowledge that my child listed on this application has no medical, physical, mental or emotional health conditions that would hinder her/his active participation in the BCB ballet training program.

    I understand that I am required to have accidental medical coverage for the child listed on this application, and I verify that the information provided on my insurance policy is accurate and true. In the case of an emergency, I authorize the staff of BCB to obtain whatever medical treatment it deems necessary for the welfare of my child listed on this application. I further understand and agree that I will be financially responsible for all charges and fees incurred in the rendering of emergency treatment, regardless of whether my medical insurance would cover such charges and fees.

    BCB will take reasonable precautions to limit the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus among participants in BCB classes and other programs. But there will still be a risk that such infections could occur. I undertake to use all reasonable efforts, including the wearing of personal protective equipment, imposing quarantine for any person under my control who appears to be infected with COVID-19, and obtaining vaccine protection for my child and other family members, so as to minimize the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. I will promptly report to BCB any COVID-19 infection in my household so that BCB can take appropriate defensive measures. I hereby agree to hold harmless and release BCB and its officers, agents, and employees from any and all claims and demands that I, my child or any third party may have against BCB, its officers, its agents or its employees by reason of any COVD-19 infection.

  2. Non-Discrimination Statement

    In accordance with applicable Federal laws and BCB policy, BCB does not discriminate in any of its policies, procedures, or practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or physical disability.

  3. Financial and School Policies

    I agree with and have read BCB’s Financial and School Policies (on the website). I understand that a credit card is required to register. I also understand that enrollment is ongoing, that tuition is due each session unless BCB is notified of withdrawals by email before the end of the session, and that there are no refunds once charged.

  4. Media Release

    I release any claims on photos or videos taken of my child while they are participating in any BCB event, performance or class. I understand the images may be used for publicity or promotional purposes.

  5. COVID-19 Protocols

    To participate families and students must agree to these protocols (updated 6/24/22).
    I agree:

    • That BCB will adjust protocols based on state, county, city or Berkeley Unified School District risk guidelines.
    • To email BCB about any Covid-19 illness of a student or family member. BCB will then convey further requirements.
    • To have a sick student stay at home. 
    • That masks are strongly recommended but optional while attending BCB.
    • To arrive dressed for class and bring ballet shoes and a water bottle.
    • To this liability waiver upon registration.

    Class Procedure
    Students wait in the courtyard at BCB dressed, with hair done, for class. At class time, the teachers open the doors of the studios to welcome students to enter. The doors remain open and the industrial strength fans on. At the end of class, students exit through the same doors back out to the courtyard. No parents or family members enter BCB.