- Commitment/Attendance Agreement – Recreation Classes
1. Your child is part of a “team,” even though we do not attend competitions. When someone is absent, it makes learning and “polishing” dances very difficult. If your child is absent during a time when we are learning a new routine, he/she will be lost at the next lesson. Taking time to re-teach portions of the dance to students who are absent is time consuming and unfair to dancers who regularly attend class. Dancers should be in class each week unless there are circumstances that make it impossible for him/her to attend. (Illness, family emergency, school or church obligations, etc.) I understand that lessons between Thanksgiving and New Year’s may be difficult to attend. Please do your best to have your dancer in class when possible!
2. The quality of a performance is a reflection of individual commitment and the studio as a whole. Please be respectful of everyone’s time by making arrangements for your child to attend.
3. Practice! Regular practice at home makes ALL the difference! A child taking piano lessons would not progress very quickly if he/she had a lesson once a week and did not practice in between. The same is true for dancing. My overall goal is for my dancers to have confidence and feel prepared when they take the stage. This can only happen when we function as a “team.”
Recreation Dancers agree to the following:
1. Be ON TIME
2. Be APPROPRIATELY DRESSED by always having clogging shoes with taps appropriate for my class, shoes that fit, comfortable socks, and clothing that meets the dress code standards. (No jeans, no shoe-less feet, no gum and no hair in the face/eyes!)
3. Be PREPARED TO DANCE by knowing my routines and practicing at home.
4. Be RESPECTFUL by speaking when it is my turn to speak and listening when it is time to listen. I will follow directions and respect the body space and feelings of my classmates. I will not touch props or other dancer’s property without being asked to do so.
5. Be a TEAM PLAYER by attending class as much as possible, letting my teacher know when I will be absent, and attending scheduled performances.