Studio Policies


Dress Code

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Cancellations

Information about class cancellation due to inclement weather will be posted on our website and a message will also be left on the Studio answering machine. Please be advised, we do not necessarily follow public school or other cancellations. A decision to cancel will be made by 3:00 p.m. Students should attempt to make up canceled classes during another similar class in the same term.

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Private Instruction

Individual instruction may be arranged when instructors and studio space are available. Private instruction is intended to supplement regular class instruction and is reserved for students currently enrolled in the Morgantown Dance Studio only.

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Studio Etiquette

For parents:
Pick-up younger children inside the studio. Do not ask them to wait outside in the Mall for you. It is studio policy. We are responsible for your child until you arrive to take them home. Your child’s safety is our primary concern.
Parents are asked to refrain from sitting in the dance studio during class to prevent distraction of the students. An observation day will be scheduled each semester.

For students:
Just like any social or academic situation, there are certain rules of behavior that make it a positive experience.
Attending a dance class with the proper attire, hairstyle and shoes, tells the teacher that you are ready to participate in that class.

Your dance class is part of a schedule of many classes at the studio. Students should arrive at least ten or fifteen minutes before class begins to give themselves ample time to prepare. Most classes are scheduled one after the other so classes must begin on time to prevent delays.

If you arrive late, class will be in progress and the teacher will be busy with other students. When entering the classroom, wait for the teacher to acknowledge you or until the exercise is completed. If you are more than a few minutes late, the teacher may, at their discretion, allow you to join the class or watch the remainder of the class. Habitually late students interrupt the class and it is distracting. If you are in class and someone comes late, do not turn your attention away from the teacher. If you need to leave class early, tell your instructor before class begins.

If you know ahead of time that you are unable to attend class(es) due to vacations, etc., notify the studio of dates. If you become ill on the day of class, have someone call the studio. Most dance classes run one to one-and-a-half hours long. There are no breaks for drinks or restroom trips. If absolutely necessary, you may ask to be excused.
For young children, the bathroom is to be used BEFORE class to prevent disrupting class. Please explain to your child that this is a 45-minute class and they need all 45 minutes to learn class material.

Talking in class is discouraged. Do ask questions within class but refrain from general conversation. You can catch up on all the news in the dressing room.

Recognize that your teacher may offer corrections. This is a positive process and designed to help you improve your alignment and technique. Do not be discouraged. Listen to your body. Don’t strain to look at yourself in the mirror as it twists your body out of position.

Be respectful of others in class. Don’t interrupt the group ahead of you dancing a combination. Your turn will come.

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Common Courtesies

  • Do not chew gum.
  • Do not yawn in class.
  • Do not run in hallways or lobby.
  • No food or drink in the studios, except water bottles.
  • Pick up after yourself in the studio and the dressing room. This includes personal belongings, trash, water bottles, etc.
  • Be respectful of fellow students, teachers, staff and volunteers.
  • This is a non-smoking facility.

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