Your first dance class is a fun and exciting new experience. Here are some tips to help your dancer have a great first dance class!

Arrive early. 

Have your hair neatly tied back and dance shoes on before you enter the classroom.

Wait in the lobby until your teacher comes to get your class. Give mom or dad a high five and enter the hallway/classroom area with your teacher. 

Dress appropriately for the class- follow class attire requirements including hair, tights and shoes.

Parents may watch classes from the monitor in the lobby or from the observation windows. Do not open the classroom door at any time. 

If you arrive after class has started, enter quietly and join in the lesson without disrupting.

Bring your dance bag and water bottle into the classroom and set it in front of the mirror.

Wait for designated water breaks, or ask your teacher’s permission before you have a drink of water.

Do not chew gum or bring food into the classroom.

Put your cell phone away in a safe place. Make sure it is on silent.

Save your stories and personal conversations for after class.

Listen to your teacher’s instructions. Raise your hand to speak and wait to be called upon.

Listen to the questions your classmates ask, as the answer may also benefit you.

Keep your critiques and opinions of others to yourself. We all have different skills we can improve on.

Have a positive attitude. Encourage your classmates whenever possible.

Always give your best effort.

Have fun! 

Not sure how to prepare your dancers ballet shoes for their first class? Click here!

To read about what to expect at your child’s first dance class, click here!