Etiquette for Young Dancers
We thought it important to pass along some rules of etiquette for those new to the dance world. These principles are very important to the development of young dancers in regards to discipline and learning. At Renee's we have three major rules in registering a young dancer:
- All young dancers must be potty trained
- Dancers should not be wearing training pants or pull-ups under leotards.
- All young dancers should be free of pacifiers
These three rules may sound silly but we have found that if a child is dependent on any of the above three items, they generally are not disciplined for a structured dance environment.
Do’s and Don’ts
DO’s - Important things to do:
- Dancers should have hair pulled back out of their face.
- Dancers should have names on their dance bag and every pair of shoes.
- Dancers should have elastic in their tap shoes to replace ribbons. (If you don't know how, please ask the teachers or the office).
- Dancers should wear tights
- Dancers need to visit the restroom prior to dance class.
- Dancers should have the appropriate shoes for the appropriate shoes for the appropriate class. It is very important, even at a young age, that dancers have good ballet shoes. (ex.: Capezio, Bloch, Sansha).
DON’TS – Important things not to do:
- Dancers should not chew gum at the dance studio.
- Dancers should not wear their dance shoes outside.
- Dancers should not wear street shoes inside the dance rooms.
- Dancers should not wear underwear under their leotards.
- PARENTS should not peek through the window into any classroom.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We look forward to a safe and fun dance year!