August Course Handbook

2017 August Course Online Handbook

Welcome to CPYB's August Course! This online handbook will provide you with information needed in order to prepare for your August Course experience. Please read all information carefully.

Payment and Refund Policies

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CPYB adminstrative offices are open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST.

CPYB Warehouse Studios will open at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 30. Monday-Friday the studios will open no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

The CPYB Barn Studios lot is for pick up and drop off only.

  • "Waiting Lot" parking is provided in the gravel parking lot at the corner of 641 and Meeting House Road. If you arrive early for pick up (prior to class dismissal) you must park in the Waiting Lot.
  • As the CPYB Barn Studios are located in a residential area, we ask that families respect the residents’ property. Please do not park on the opposite side of the street of the studios, block driveways, or stop in the way of traffic to drop off or pick up your student.

Placement classes take place on Sunday, July 30, at CPYB Warehouse Studios. Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled placement class time to check in and warm up. Students must be in dress code (see below).

Your level (determined at placement class) and schedule will be uploaded to your Family Portal account on the evening of Sunday, July 30.   


- Black* leotard (traditional, conservative styles only – no embellishments), pink tights with feet worn in shoes, pink or black shoes
- Hair neatly secured in bun or similar style; all bangs neatly pinned or sprayed back
- Underclothing, including bra straps, must not show

*Female students should be prepared to wear black leotards for the duration of August Course. Following placement, certain levels may be permitted to wear colors and will be notified at the beginning of the program.

- Black tights, white leotard or fitted shirt tucked in, black or white shoes with white socks (or black tights with feet worn in shoes)
- Black or tan dance belt
- Hair neatly combed back out of face and secured
- Must be clean shaven

- Eyeglasses may not be worn in class
- No support bandages or support braces of any kind can be worn in class
- Only natural-looking make-up and fingernail polish may be worn in class
- No jewelry (except small earrings for females), leg warmers or extra clothing of any kind may be worn to class
- Holes that appear in dancewear must be mended immediately
- Tattoos and body piercings are not permitted while enrolled at CPYB

Week 1: Class observation is available on Thursday, August 3 and Friday, August 4.

Week 2: Class observation is available on Friday, August 11 in select classes. A printed schedule is available at the CPYB Warehouse Studios.

 A visitor's badge is required for all observers and must be obtained at the front desk at the CPYB Warehouse Studios prior to observation.

Photography, videography and recording of classes in any form is strictly prohibited both inside and outside the studio.  

Please review CPYB's school rules by clicking HERE.


Students may schedule private lessons with directly with CPYB faculty during August Course.

To schedule a private class, follow these instructions:

  1. All private classes are arranged directly between the student and the teacher.
  2. All instructors are responsible for scheduling the studio space and time for their private classes as well as obtaining a numbered private card from CPYB administrative staff.
  3. The private lesson fee is negotiated with and paid directly to the faculty member.
  4. The student and faculty member initial the private card denoting the private was taught.
  5. The studio rental fee ($13-17) is charged to the family’s financial information in the Family Portal. The lesson fee must be negotiated with and directly paid to the teacher.
  6. Private classes cannot conflict with regular classes at any time. Private class hours cannot be used as make-up hours for missed regular CPYB classes.
  7. All Private Cards expire on August 11. All arrangements including transportation for private classes must be made by the student.



CPYB merchandise is available for sale during August Course on the following dates and times:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 | 10 a.m. - noon
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 | 10 a.m. - noon