FOR OUR STUDENTS
The first step to becoming a successful dancer is making a solid commitment to your classes. Strong technique is a key ingredient and class is where you develop that technique. Come to each class each week prepared to learn. True progress is made when you look at each class as an opportunity to become better at what you love to do. Dance full out, stretch a little further, become more aware, and make the most of every class!
We expect all of our dancers to participate in class. We understand that sometimes you need to sit out due to an injury or illness but if a dancer makes a habit of sitting out on a regular basis we will contact you to discuss this matter.
Respect for the teacher is essential. Listen to each correction given, whether it’s directed at you or another dancer. A correction is an honor; it shows how much a teacher cares about your progress as a dancer. Always say thank you when your teacher offers you constructive criticism. Nothing can stop those students who apply themselves in every class and appreciate their teachers’ knowledge and experience.
FOR THE PARENTS
We believe that a child’s success depends on the support of their parents or guardians. Because your commitment to the process makes an enormous difference, we encourage you to be a part of your child’s dance education.
Our program relies on a positive atmosphere where cooperation and showing respect towards other parents, the students, and the teachers is expected. You are a role model for your child about how to interact with others in a professional setting.
Your child’s presence at all classes is imperative. The spirit and the lesson of dedication are a big part of our dance program’s learning process.
Parents and teachers may look at a child’s learning from different perspectives. However, we believe they share a common goal: to ensure that every child receives the best possible training, both physically and mentally. Mutual respect among teachers and students’ parents provides the children with the ultimate care and education.
No two students will progress at the same rate, even if they experience the exact same training. It is important to encourage children to focus on themselves, give their all, and be satisfied with their own accomplishments. Making negative comparisons distracts children from focusing on their own dancing experience. In addition, speaking negatively about your child’s teachers, fellow students, or other students can result in children imitating the behavior with others.
STAYING IN THE LOOP
We work hard to make the dance experience organized and fun. Keeping you informed is one of our primary goals. Please read all e-mails and all hand-outs that are sent home. Most of our contact is through e-mail, so please make sure you provide us with a current address and check your e-mail on a regular basis.
If you would like to contact us, please send an e-mail to this address: Classes@dancehallacademy.com
If you have any questions please contact Joey, Lori or Orla.
Talking only to other parents can lead to misinformation and confusion.
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Students need to be registered by the second week of class. Please ask your teacher for a registration form, fill it out and please give it back to your teacher.
Our attendance policy is simple. You should always Attend-Dance! Students are expected to be in class each and every week. It is important that students attend all of their classes in order to benefit from their training. Absences or tardiness can have a negative effect on the entire class.
Make sure you notify the teacher in case of an absence... If attendance becomes a problem your participation in the any team or show will be discussed.
Whether the student takes one class or many classes a week, the commitment is the same. We are hopeful that everyone will honor their commitment to their class (or classes) and complete the entire dance term. The quality of what you learn and how you perform in class and on stage will be a direct result of your yearly attendance. Each class is comprised of individual students who work together as a single unit or team to create this visual experience called dance. When team members are missing from class, this experience is diminished. Schedule your other activities around your scheduled class times.
Good attendance = good performance!
Students should arrive to class in clothes that they can move freely in, preferably shorts as this allows us to see how dancer’s legs and feet move. If shorts are not possible then leggings are the next best option, Please no baggy trousers as it makes it very difficult for dancers to move. Hair tied up is best if possible. Dance socks and dance shoes are preferable.
Bring a good attitude to class. We expect students to observe common courtesy and to be respectful of their teachers and fellow class members. Proper respect is expected at all times. We feel it is important that students learn to work efficiently as a group and behave in a respectable manner. There will be a wholesome, healthy, age-appropriate atmosphere at all times. A positive attitude and proper behavior is necessary to ensure a rewarding and productive dance class. Disrespect for teachers, gossiping and other behaviors that adversely affect the class will not be tolerated. We love to teach and watch your children grow. Please help us continue our tradition of positive, constructive dance instruction by supporting us and your amazing children.
- No food or drink in the dance room, besides water. No snacking during class time.
- Mobile phones are not to be used in class and should be turned off or on mute.
- Profanity, unsportsmanlike conduct, and or gossip will not be tolerated. Positive
We appreciate our dance families and their support, but we ask parents to drop dancers off and wait in the waiting areas outside the room, we ask this as not everyone’s parent or Guardian can be available to attend class and so it’s unfair on those students. Please stand away from the window if it is obvious the student is distracted. Sometimes students feel additional pressure and stress when trying to please a parent. It is important for all students to remain focused while in the classroom.