CLASS ETTIQUETTE

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!