Dancers are required to wear athletic leggings or shorts, and athletic tops or t-shirts.





Payment is required at the start of each session. Tuition may be broken down into four convenient plans. 

Company Payment Options:

Academy Payment Options: individual class price

For more details about setting up payment plans with PAYPAL credit, click here. 



South Bend Civic Theatre values the idea of process over production in our classes and so to make sure the students have the most time learning the skills we minimize the final “performance” to a demonstration. For most of our classes, the final class of each session has 30 minutes set aside at the end for family and friends to observe what the students have learned. This is not a performance or production, but rather an opportunity to get a better sense of what the students experienced throughout the session.



·         If you cancel your registration after it has been processed, but at least two weeks before the class begins, we will refund tuition, less a $25 registration fee per class; a $50 fee for full-day classes and camps; and a $100 fee for Academy Programs.

·         If you cancel your registration less than two weeks before the class starts, no refund will be given. Any tuition paid for the cancelled class, minus the registration fee, becomes a credit, which you may use towards future classes or camps which must be used through the end of the current season.

·         SBCT reserves the right to cancel a class if enrollment is insufficient. Any tuition paid will be refunded in full.

·         No refund or make-up classes will be provided for classes cancelled due to inclement weather.

·         SBCT classes may not be cancelled on days that area schools are closed due to weather conditions. Please keep an eye on our website as well as our Facebook page for any weather updates. You may also refer to our Bad Weather Guide by clicking here.



Casting is based solely on talent and requirments laid out by each individual director. Being involved in the academy will equip you with the tools to help perform well at an audition but does not guarantee casting. Company students have specific performance opportunities that are only cast from members within that season's company. We value and encourage our students to work with as many programs and directors as possible to become well-rounded performers. In order to not overwhelm the student's workload they may be excused from their acting class obligations during the week before final tech, and throughout the performance. The student will be asked to provide their director with an evaluation/comment form in order to track the student's progress during their time away. We value students being able to participate in outside productions, but students must communicate clearly with their director in regards to their Academy schedule. If a student is cast in a production and is unable to participate in workshops, they will be released, without refund, from the current session. 



Our typical classes do not end in a performance but rather a demonstration that is free to the public to view. Other types of classes/camps that are connected to a full performance will be a ticketed event in which audience members will pay $5-10 a seat. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to our scholarship fund or to underwrite the cost of producing the work.


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