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Young Ballerinas

Studio Etiquette

Dance studio rules are for the benefit of all students. At Ms. Kais Academy of Performing Arts we like to have our students uniformly dressed to create a cohesive environment. We emphasize the consistent practice of dance class and performance etiquette and dress code.

Attendance

  • Students must arrive 10-15 minutes before class to allow time to use the bathroom, dress, remove jewelry, and neatly put hair back.

  • Please contact your teacher if you/your student will be late or unable to make class.

  • Students who miss 3 or more classes may have a diminished role in performances.

  • Makeups for missed classes are offered when possible and handled on an individual basis.

Studio Rules

  • Students must be dressed properly, tie up hair neatly, and remove jewelry for EVERY class and performance.

  • NO Cellphones. Must remain in waiting area, silenced, and safely stored away.

  • Students and parents are responsible for their belongings. Do not bring valuables into the studio or waiting area. Ms. Kais is not responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced property.

  • All students MUST be picked up within 10 minutes of the end of class.

  • NO gum, food, or drinks other than water permitted in the studio.

  • NO parent/caregivers/siblings in studio while class is in session. Doors will remain closed while class is in session.

NO loud noise allowed in the waiting area when class is in session

Class Etiquette

  • Eyes and attention must always be on the teacher.

  • Be appreciative of corrections and apply them.

  • Be kind to your classmates.

  • After class, applaud teacher and say “Thank you.”

Class Attire

Ballet Class:

  • Leotard, tights REQUIRED, and ballet shoes. Hair always pulled up!

 

Jazz, Lyrical & Pom

  • Dance attire that is fitted and that you are comfortable dancing in. Tops such as tank tops, dance tops, fitted tees etc. Bottoms are “booty shorts”, capri-length leggings or Leotards. Dance paws, Half sole shoes or bare feet for Lyrical. Jazz and Pom Black Jazz Shoes REQUIRED. Hair always pulled up

Acro Dance

  • Any color/style leotard or sports bra NO Tights

  • Spandex style dance shorts or leggings. ABSOLUTLEY no baggy pants, track pants, basketball shorts, lose fitting shorts, or sweatpants.

  • Turners are required for type of shoes

 

Tap Class:

  • Dance attire that is fitted and that you are comfortable dancing in. Tops such as tank tops, dance tops, fitted tees etc. Bottoms that do not hang down or cover the shoes. Hair always pulled up NO JEANS! Black Tap shoes required.

 

Hip Hop Class:

  • It is preferred if you wear loose baggy clothing that you can comfortably have free range of motion in for this class. Acceptable attire of tank tops, dance tops, tee shirts, sweatpants, dance pants, shorts, athletic wear, etc. Shoes worn for Hip Hop are clean, dance class only “tennis shoes” which are not worn outside or for your normal everyday use. This keeps our dance floors clean and in good condition. For performances the teacher may require a cohesive Hip Hop shoe

 

Technique Class:

  • Dance attire that is fitted and that you are comfortable moving in. Tops such as tank tops, dance tops, fitted tees etc. Bottoms are “booty shorts”, capri-length leggings or Leotards. Dance paws, Half sole shoes or bare feet. NO SOCKS! Hair always pulled up

 

Singing/Acting Class

  • Clothing that is comfortable moving in. NO street shoes! You may be barefoot or bring another pair of shoes clean and acceptable for the dance studio floors.

 

 

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