Dancer Expectations

Attendance & Etiquette:

It is important for dancers to arrive to class on time. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to change shoes, get ready, and catch up with friends. Please strive for 100% attendance! When possible, please let your instructor know ahead of time if you know you will be absent.

Building Rules:

  1. Keep in mind the parking lot, shared lobby and upstairs restrooms are common areas with neighboring businesses. Dancers should not be in these areas without teacher permission and/or adult supervision.

  2. Young dancers should be escorted in and out of the building at drop off and pick up.

  3. No food or drink (Water bottles OK)

  4. Upstairs (including the stairs) is off limits to dancers without teacher permission or adult supervision to use and should only be used for the restrooms.

  5. Please be courteous to our neighbors and respectful of the shared areas by avoiding rambunctious or loud behavior and keeping it tidy.

Studio Rules:

  1. Dance shoes only are allowed on the dance floors. Please no street shoes. This includes parents.

  2. Lockers are for use during class time only. Locks are discouraged. Please do not bring valuables to the studio.

  3. Only water is allowed in the dance studio; no gum, candy, or other food. Dancers should bring their own labeled water bottle to class. 

  4. The dance studio is not a playground. No running, hanging on ballet barres, etc.

  5. Dancers must be picked up promptly after class. For safety, dancers should wait inside the building for a ride.    

  6. We cannot be responsible for siblings or non-dancers who are not in a scheduled class. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult inside the studio any time they are not in class.  


Dancers are expected to follow the directions of their teacher. Please be respectful of your teacher and your classmates. The studio is a learning environment - no running or yelling is allowed. Please be quiet during class when other dancers are dancing - you can learn even more by watching!

Class Dress Code:

During class you are expected to wear appropriate, modest dance attire. Exercise clothing; t-shirts, shorts, skirts, or capris are acceptable. No long pants, jeans, or pajama bottoms (we need to see your knees and ankles for proper technique.) Correct shoes must be worn at all times; no socks.  Please pull your hair back so it is out of your face.



Because we perform several times throughout the year, we do not expect dancers to be able to perform at every show. However, as a courtesy to your teachers and fellow dancers, you must notify your instructor three weeks prior to any performance if you are unable to participate. If we don't hear from you, we will assume that you will be at the performance. The class before a performance is mandatory.


Of course, emergencies do happen, and we will make exceptions due to sickness, injury, or family emergency. Please try to keep your commitment as much as possible - it's not fair to your fellow dancers to have to re-arrange a dance without you at the last minute! 


Dancers should plan to arrive at least 40 minutes earlier than our scheduled performance time, in costume and ready to dance. 



You are responsible to maintain your costume properly. This includes repairing any rips or tears, and washing/ironing or dry-cleaning for a clean, polished look. Capes and headbands are part of the costume and expected to be worn.


All dancers are expected to appear at performances properly groomed, with hair neatly done. Girls can style their hair however they choose, but we recommend pulling the sides out of your face, and curling whenever possible.


Adults and advanced dancers must wear plain black, opaque tights with their costumes (no nylons or designs on the tights) as well as black trunks or biker shorts. Girls must wear white poodle socks. Boys must wear black socks (with either pants or kilt.)