Class Etiquette

 

• Students should arrive to class prepared and should take a few minutes to warm up before class.

• Students who arrive more than 15 minutes late to class may not participate, but may observe the class.

• If a student is late, they must ask their teacher if they may join class.

• Students must wear the correct dance attire.

• The study of dance may require physical contact between teachers and students or between dancers. Teachers will be respectful of the dancers’ personal space and are mindful of physical contact when correcting.

• Please use the bathroom before class. If a student must use the bathroom during class, they must raise their hand and ask permission without interrupting the class.

• If a student has a question, they should raise their hand to ask once the teacher has finished demonstrating or speaking.

• Students should leave their cell phones in their bags in the dressing room. We do not want dancers to be checking their messages during class.

• If a ballet class includes pointe, students should bring their shoes into the classroom rather than having to leave the room during class to retrieve them. 

• Above all, please “leave your attitude at the door”. Our faculty works hard to create an enjoyable and fun environment for all students and hope that any stress or frustration will not interfere with any student’s class experience.

• We encourage all dancers to take corrections and criticism positively and remember that the teachers’ job is to help dancers improve and grow.