Here are some class etiquette tips to make sure you and your fellow dancers are getting the most out of your dance class.
- Dancers should arrive 15 to 30 minutes before class to warm up and put their shoes on.
- Be ready to start dancing/drills as soon as class starts to get the most out of your time with your teacher.
- Class attire is a t-shirt, shorts, hair tied back, with jewelry removed and appropriate dance shoes.
- Cell phones should be on silent and put away for the entire class. They should only be used with permission of the instructor when steps need to be filmed.
- Maintain a positive and respectful attitude in class.
- Be ready to dance when it is your turn to dance.
- Listen and pay attention to all corrections even if they are not directed at you, you may be surprised at how much more you may learn.
- Be considerate with your noise level while classes are in session.
- Be considerate when arriving or leaving your class to your fellow dancers and keep the noise level low during that transition time.
- Treat your classmates and teachers with respect.
- Treat your fellow dancers as you would expect to be treated.
- Be neat and tidy. Store bags and personal items away from high traffic areas.
- If you make a mess, please clean up after yourself. Put trash in the trash can and put empty returnable bottles in the recycle can.
Private Lesson Etiquette
- Dancers should arrive 15 to 30 minutes before a private lesson.
- Warm up and put shoes on in the parent waiting room.
- Wait in the parent waiting room for the instructor to call you in. There are times they may be running a little late but be patient.
- Never interrupt or sit in on another dancer’s private lesson.
- To maximize your private time with the instructor be warmed up, shoes on and ready to start dancing full out right at the start of your lesson.
- When your time is done, be sure to say thank you and exit the dance room to the parent waiting room to remove your shoes and stretch so that the next dancer can enter the dance room.