Maples Academy of Dance
Dance Class Etiquette
Updated: May 3, 2020
Understanding Dance Etiquette
Whether you’re new to dance, or a seasoned vet, starting a new year of dance can be intimidating…but it doesn’t have to be! It is easy to familiarize yourself with dance studio rules. By doing so, you will ensure you get the most out of your class, and prepare you with the confidence of a pro when you walk into your first class.
Basic Dance Class Etiquette
Dance class etiquette is simple, and to summarize it, dancers in Winnipeg dance classes are expected to be respectful, try hard, and be prepared. At Maples Academy of Dance, we ask our dancers to adhere to the following dance class etiquette:
Be on time. If you’re late, quietly join the class and apologize to your teacher after class for being late.
Respect your teacher. Say please and thank you, appreciate your corrections, do not talk over your teacher when he/she is teaching a lesson.
Come to class prepared to dance. Follow the dance school's outfit recommendations, pull your hair back securely in a ponytail or bun, and wear indoor runners and dance shoes to class.
Be kind. Respect the other students, instructors, and parents at the dance studio. Encourage each other, and help to create a fun inclusive dance space for everyone.
Always dance full out. Do not sit down during class unless instructed by your teacher, and always practice full-out, as if you were performing for an audience.
Keep socialization to a minimum in class. Do not talk during an exercise, and ask questions before the exercise begins, or after it is complete.
No cell phones or toys in class. Leave your phone, toys, accessories, etc, in your bag or at home.
Do not chew gum. Keep chewing gum, candy, and food/drinks - other than water in water bottles - in the change room.
Go to the washroom before class. Also remember to eat and hydrate yourself properly throughout the day to ensure your body is ready to participate fully in class.
Thank your teacher at the end of class. Show your gratitude for dance by clapping and saying thank you after each class.
Respect your dance studio. Clean up after yourself, put your garbage in the trash, and do not leave your belongings laying around.
Other Things to Remember
Dance should be fun, so make friends, enjoy the music you dance to, and be proud of your accomplishments - both big and small. Get involved with the different activities and events at the studio, and hold your head high, because you're a superstar!