Dancers show respect for themselves by:
• Being prompt for class.
• Being dressed properly for class in appropriate dance wear, without jewelry other than small earrings, and with shoe strings either tucked in or tied in a knot.
• Having their hair up off the neck. For shorter hair, pull the hair back from the face with a headband or clips. No hair covering the face.
Dancers show respect for others by:
• Keeping their hands to themselves during class.
• Waiting quietly for others to have a turn and for instructions from the teacher.
• Talking with one another only during Share Time.
• Supporting other students’ efforts; never laughing, pointing, whispering, or gossiping.
Dancers show respect for their teacher and the art form they are learning by:
• Being properly dressed and ready for class on time.
• Listening when the teacher speaks.
• Being prepared for their turn.
• Always asking before leaving the room for any reason and upon returning entering quietly and going around to the back of the room, never through the dancers who are dancing.
• Always finishing every exercise, never walking off noisily or showing anger or aggravation.
Dancers show respect for the studio by:
• Leaving gum, food, and drinks outside of the classroom.
• Never hanging or leaning on the barres.
• Never running or doing gymnastics in the studio or lobby.
• Putting trash in its proper place.
• Putting away books and magazines when finished with them.
• Turning off cell phones.
• Always keeping all belongings zipped inside their dance bag.
Parents can show respect for the dance class, teacher, and studio by:
• Coming inside the waiting room to drop off and pick up dancers.
• Never leaving siblings in the waiting room unattended by a parent.
• Bringing dancers to class on time and picking them up promptly after class.
• Having students read for class before entering the classroom.
• Making sure the dancer has had the opportunity to go to the restroom before entering class.
• Knocking before entering the classroom if class is in progress.
• Not letting children stand and hit the viewing window.
• Letting us know in advance if possible if a student will be absent.
• Teaching dancers and siblings to sit quietly and read while waiting, remembering that the waiting area is also a homework area for many dancers.
• Teaching children to never run or scream in the studio, waiting areas, or parking lot.
• Calling the office to make an appointment during office hours with the directory to discuss any concerns.
• Always remembering our studio is a gossip-free environment and talking negatively about others is inappropriate behavior and benefits no one.