Hair should always be pulled back off the face in a manner that will stay for the duration of class.
Do not wear dance shoes outside.
No skirts or jeans.
Do not wear clothes that need adjusting while you are dancing, nothing baggy.
You need to wear warm clothing before and after class when the weather is cold.
Note: It is acceptable for new students who need to get appropriate attire to attend their first class in street clothes (just get as close to exercise/dance clothes as you can) and dance barefoot.
Here are some suggestions for places to purchase dancewear and/or shoes.
The internet has many great options also.
For Bellydance Hip Scarves:
Class information is sent out via email. Students/Parents need to add Yvette Corvo Misner, firstname.lastname@example.org to their contact list, please.
Please be on time! If you are 15 minutes late (or more) you will have to watch class, since missing the warm up increases your chance of injury.
Let us know if you might be a bit late for class, if you need to leave early, or if you will miss a class.
Tell us if you are injured.
Please refrain from chewing gum, eating, drinking (except water) or running.
Please come to class ready and willing to participate to the best of your ability.
Please silence all cell phones and/or other electronic devices before class begins.
Do not talk a) when the teacher is talking, b) during an exercise, or c) when you should be watching your fellow classmates dance.
All students will treat their fellow students, the instructor, and other adults with courtesy and respect.
If for any reason a student demonstrates less than proper class etiquette they will be warned once, then, if the behavior is repeated, the student will need to sit out and watch, especially if their behavior is disrupting the class. For young students who repeat unacceptable behavior a third time, a parent meeting will be set up to discuss the child's behavior and solutions will be formulated to change the child's disrespectful behavior.
Dancing is a physical activity and as such touching the student to give corrections is sometimes required, if this is a problem in any way please let us know.
Once a dancer is comfortable with class, parents need to leave their children to do their class.
If you are in the dance area observing, please do not disrupt the class by making noise, such as taking phone calls or talking.
If you want to take pictures or shoot video of your dancer during class, you must speak to us first and we must make sure it is okay with the rest of the parents.