Code of Conduct

It is the policy of The School the Sacramento Ballet to maintain a positive and productive learning and working environment for all students, staff and dancers. As part of their training, students are expected to behave in a responsible and disciplined manner and to adhere to the rules and regulations in this document, both inside the Sacramento Ballet facility and outside in the greater community when representing The School of the Sacramento Ballet or the Company.

The School of the Sacramento Ballet strives to ensure that all rules are clear and reasonable, and students are expected to observe the established Code of Conduct. The Sacramento Ballet reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any student whose conduct or attitude is found to be unsatisfactory.

The School of The Sacramento Ballet emphasizes discipline, focus, a positive attitude and proper classroom etiquette.

  • Students are expected to be standing and ready for class when the teacher enters the room.
  • Students are to refrain from talking while in class.
  • Students are prohibited from hanging on barres.
  • If a student is late to class, the student is expected to stand at the entrance to the classroom and wait to be invited in by the teacher.
  • Students in Level Intro to Level 8 are expected to applaud at the end of class as a sign of respect for the teacher.
  • If a student needs to leave class early, they must notify their teacher before the beginning of class.
  • Dancers should place dance bags in designated areas only.
  • Students are expected to set a good example which includes language and conversation content within the classroom, on the premises of the Sacramento Ballet (including the lobby and restrooms), and while representing The School of the Sacramento Ballet in the community.
  • Students are asked to strictly adhere to the Dress Code.
  • No gum, candy or food is allowed in the studios, water bottles only.

Students participating in the following actions/activities will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include: Dismissal from class, suspension, probationary measures, or referral to counseling.

  • Physical intimidation or injury
  • Theft
  • Verbal abuse
  • Misbehavior
  • Sexual harassment
  • Possession of drugs and/or alcohol: Any student found using drugs, or consuming or under the influence of alcohol.
  • Smoking: The Sacramento Ballet is a non-smoking facility.
  • Firearms or weapons of any kind
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Willful destruction or misuse of Ballet or another person’s property


Non-Discrimination Policy

The Sacramento Ballet admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs or any other programs.