Dress Code and Guidelines

Dress Code

The dress code is in place for three reasons:

  1. Dance Instructors need to be able to see what dancers’ bodies and muscles are doing in order to make corrections;
  2. When a child gets into an outfit that is used for dance class (and not the playground or just anywhere) they get their brains ready to dance; and
  3. Adherence to dress codes demonstrates a respect to the dance studio, dance teacher, and fellow dancers

  • Hair must be neatly off the face and neck.
  • Must wear dance shorts or leggings, with a fitted top or t-shirt or bodysuit.
  • Dancers must wear knee-high socks, leggings, or tights.
  • Dancers must wear proper dance shoes – either Highland Ghillies, ballet slippers, or gymnastics slippers.
  • Dancers may wear jumpers for warm-up only.
  • No jewellery

Look like a dancer, feel like a dancer, act like a dancer.

Guidelines

To Bring to Class:

  • notebook/practise folder and pencil
  • practise swords
  • practise skirt
  • water bottle

Attendance:

Please come to your classes at least 10 minutes early, so that you have time to change and prepare for class.  Please use the toilet before class.  If you are late, please enter quietly.  Consistent attendance will benefit your overall learning, confidence and knowledge, and will ensure that you keep up with your lessons.


Absence:

If you know you are going to be away, please notify your teacher, as your absence does affect lesson planning.


Refreshments:

Teachers will give water breaks during each class.


Attitude:

Come mentally and physically prepared to your class, so you can put forth your best effort.  You will then be happy with your dancing, and proud of your accomplishments.


Preparation:

We are happy to help you with extra lessons for preparation for competitions and examinations.


Practise:

Dancers are encouraged to practice at home at least three times per week.


Parents and Guardians:

Feel free to watch your child during class in order to pick up cues to assist with practises at home.


Communication:

Your input is important to us.  Please let us know what is working well for you, as well as anything that you or your child are struggling with.  Often a seemingly huge problem can get much smaller by working it through and coming up with creative alternatives.