Code of Conduct
At RBA/RCBT, our aim is to please God above all, and we value a culture of honor and love. We therefore have a code of conduct that will ensure that this culture remains. Any student who compromises anything in the code of conduct and continues to do so after a teacher's correction may be subject to having a parent attend classes with her/him until unwanted attitudes are corrected. Furthermore, students/families who do not comply with the code of conduct after correction may be asked to leave the class/studio (without a refund), While some families may not feel comfortable with the enforcement of this code, the type of families we want at Rejoice! Ballet Academy will be thankful for our stand because it tends toward a studio atmosphere in which dancers can feel safe and valued, and where Jesus is honored with everything that is done and said!
Words that should never be heard on the grounds of RBA . . .
Rude or crude language of ANY kind (Ephesians 4:29)
Comparing one's dancing abilities to another's (2 Corinthians 10:12)
Gossip (This is ANYTHING hurtful you wouldn't say directly to a person) (Proverbs 16:28)
Disrespect towards a parent or teacher (Hebrews 13:17)
Criticism (that doesn't aim at protecting people or solving an issue) about a teacher, fellow dancer, parent, guest, Rejoice! Ballet Academy, or another studio (James 5:9)
Also . . .
Modesty: This is top priority for the girls! Leotards, especially, should be purchased with modesty in mind and should pass the "bend-over" check. Larger-chested ladies should invest in proper dance undergarments, and may reach out to a female teacher for suggestions. Street clothes worn over dance attire when going to and from the studio should also be chosen with discretion! Makeup, piercings, hair dye, etc., should be natural and simply enhancing of natural beauty and not fake and over-the-top. Whatever we put on our bodies should glorify God and should not stumble others who come into the studio! (1 Timothy 2:9)
Talking: Students must keep talking in class to a minimum. Based on the teacher and team/level, this could mean different things. We want our students to enjoy and become close with one another, but during class minutes, instruction is obviously top priority. Students should be sensitive to their teacher's expectations and strive to not be a distraction to their teachers and fellow students. (Proverbs 21:23)
Protecting Our Program: We ask that while families are involved in our school that they and their children refrain from advertently or inadvertently advertising other studios or programs in a way that might influence students to withhold confidence from us or to not/no longer participate in our program. We ask that students who attend our dance studio make a full commitment to our studio and not participate in other studios at the same time. (An exception is made for dance camp and special workshops). If a parent is concerned with how we run our school, they agree to come talk to us about it instead of reaching out to uninvolved people or social media friends who will unfairly hear one side of the story. Our aim is to please our customers if we can do so while maintaining our vision, so we will seek to do our best to assist anyone who isn't happy if we can. (Proverbs 22:1)
Last but not least: When it comes time for you to move on from our school, please do so in a Christ-honoring manner that will actually bless the staff and won’t hurt staff/families who are still working hard to carry out RBA’s vision. Even upon leaving, we would like our relationships with families to remain positive so they they know we are still there for them (and so that they won't feel the need to duck into another aisle when we see them in Walmart;). (1 Corinthians 13:11) (Also, see video below!)