Dance Class Etiquette (International Standard)
⦁ Come as early as your schedule permits to warm-up quietly before class. Your body is your instrument, take care of it.
⦁ Stand-up when the instructor enters the room.
⦁ Be on time and ready to enter the room after the previous class leaves.
⦁ Do not enter a class rehearsal in session without first getting permission from the instructor.
⦁ Students who are injured or who arrive late to class should sit quietly in the studio, observing class. This is to ensure the students' physical safety.
⦁ Students may not sit down or leave class without the teacher's permission, except in an emergency.
⦁ Chewing gum, eating or drinking is not allowed in the studio. Only water bottles are permitted inside the studios.
⦁ Street shoes are not permitted in the studio.
⦁ Jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets long earrings and/or wristwatches should not be worn during class.
⦁ Dancers should follow the class attire requirements for every class.
⦁ Look Good! Groom yourself to feel better in class. Take pride in the way you appear.
⦁ Wear street clothing or warm-ups over your dancewear when outside of the studio. Do not wear dance shoes outdoors.
⦁ Movements other than the one being demonstrated or addressed by the instructor should not be practiced during that time.
⦁ When changing sides during exercises at the barre, please turn towards the barre.
⦁ Do not lean on the barres.
⦁ Be attentive to the instructor's remarks. Be alert to all corrections given to you and the other students in class.
⦁ Do not talk in class. Address any questions to the instructor.
⦁ Students must show respect to teachers and fellow dancers for an enjoyable learning environment. In the event of an accident, the instructor will supervise procedures.
⦁ When an exercise has been completed, the student should not immediately "turn off' his or her attention. Please listen for the instructor's
direction to rest.
⦁ Change groups quickly and energetically in the center.
⦁ Maintain chessboard formation during the center exercises, and maintain straight lines throughout class.
⦁ After the lesson, remain on the floor until the instructor retreats from the center of the room to acknowledge the accompanist.
⦁ Leave personal/emotional problems outside of the studio. If you feel that you are unable to commit completely to class, please ask to be seated, or take an absence.
⦁ This is a place of business; students/families must conduct themselves in a quiet, controlled, appropriate manner in all areas of the building. Please turn off cell phones. Young children should not be left unattended. No running.
Give it your best and have fun!