DANCERS SHOW RESPECT FOR THEMSELVES BY:
- being on time for class.
- being dressed properly for class, in appropriate, form-fitting activewear or class-specific dress code, without underwear under leotards, without jewelry other than small earrings, with any shoe strings tied in a knot and tucked in.
- having hair up and off the face and neck, tidy and tight, so it won't fall out during class.
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.
- waiting until the music is finished before quietly entering the classroom if they are late to class.
- only talking with one another before and after class, or if the teacher gives permission.
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 aware of their body language and always standing in a "proper dance stance" while listening to the teacher give instruction, choreography, or corrections.
- being prepared for their turn.
- always asking before leaving the room for any reason and, upon returning, enter quietly and going around the back of the room, never through dancers who are dancing.
- always finishing every exercise, never walking off noisily or showing anger or aggravation.
DANCERS SHOW RESPECT FOR THE STUDIO BY:
- disposing of gum before entering the studio.
- keeping food and drinks, except water, in the student lounge area.
- putting trash in its proper place and leaving any common area they use in better than shape they found it.
- never hanging or leaning on barres.
- never running or doing gymnastics in the studio or lobby.
- properly using and studio equipment and putting it away tidily when finished.
- keeping belongings zipped inside their dance bags.
PARENTS SHOW RESPECT FOR THE DANCE CLASS, TEACHER, AND STUDIO BY:
- arriving 5-10 minutes before class begins to assure their student is on time and is dressed and ready for class.
- having students ready for class before entering the classroom.
- making sure their child has used the restroom before entering class.
- quietly waiting in the lobby.
- picking students up promptly after class.
- letting the office know in advance, if possible, when a student will be absent or late.
- making arrangements with the office to make up missed classes.
- clearly marking all of a student's items with the student's name and leaving valuables and toys at home.
- ensuring their children waiting in the lobby wait quietly and stay in the lobby.
TEACHERS SHOW RESPECT FOR THEIR STUDENTS BY:
- beginning and ending class on time.
- learning students' names quickly and addressing students by name.
- teaching with encouragement.
- being well prepared for class.
- sharing their passion for dance with every student.