Classroom Etiquette

&

Attire

Proper classroom etiquette and attire is essential to the education and training of a dancer and are provided to promote self-discipline and create a positive learning environment. We value all of our wonderful dance families and know that we all want the same thing from our dance class experience: to give our students the best possible dance education. The following rules are universal and are followed by all major dance programs and professional companies. We ask that you apply them at PSPA as well.

Thank you for helping us to reach our goals in a positive way.

 

*See below for dress code and classroom etiquette*

Classroom Etiquette for Dancers

  • Regular attendance is imperative to a dancer’s progress. Regular attendance builds technical execution, performance skills and confidence. 

  • Please be on your best behavior before, during and after class. This will make you stand out as a serious and committed student.

  • Arrive 10 minutes early for class to prepare yourself. If you are late, wait for the exercise in progress to be over before entering the dance floor.

  • Water bottles are a must. Please bring your own water in a secure container to class to be used during the designated water breaks. Don’t forget to take your water bottle home with you.

  • Be appreciative of corrections and apply them as best you can. Students will progress faster if they can apply corrections.

  • Be kind to your classmates. A positive attitude must be kept at all times in the studio and the dressing room. Displays of rudeness are unacceptable.

  • Please label shoes (inside) and other personal items.

  • Dance shoes must be worn for studio use only. Dance shoes worn as street shoes (travelling from the car to studio) are NOT allowed in the studio.

  • Please turn off or silence cell phones.

Classroom Etiquette for Parents

and Class Observers

  • Parents and sibling who are observing class should remain quiet at all times. If this is not possible, please wait outside of the classroom.

  • No sitting on the dance floor.

  • Parents wishing to discuss their child’s progress with the teacher should set up a meeting through the office. You can call us at (310) 375-1398 or email us at pspadance@gmail.com.

  • For all registration and billing questions, please contact the office. You can call us at (310) 375-1398 or email us at pspadance@gmail.com.

  • No photos or videos of class without permission from the teacher.

  • Please turn off or silence cell phones while inside the classroom.

Dress Code

  • Appropriate dance attire is important for the proper training of a dancer. Our dress code is designed so the teachers can see posture, arms, legs, and feet in order to give the right corrections.

  • Students should arrive dressed according to the dress code.

  • All hair must be pulled back and off the face. See below for specifics.

  • No jewelry.

  • Proper dance shoes are required. Please do NOT purchase shoes at a discounted store such as Payless. Purchase your shoes at a dancewear store so you can be properly fitted! It is dangerous for the student if their shoes are too big.

  • Dance shoes must NOT be worn outside.

  • Please contact the office if you have any questions or concerns and/or special circumstances.

Primary Ballet & Pre-Ballet/Acro

Female –

  • Pink or black leotard (skirted leotard okay)

  • Hair pulled back and out of face in ponytail or bun

  • Pink ballet shoes

Male –

  • Black ballet tights (which are really leggings) or black ballet shorts

  • White t-shirt

  • Black ballet shoes

  • Hair secured off of face

Ballet Level 1 & up

Female –

  • Hair in bun

  • Black leotard

  • Pink tights

  • Pink ballet shoes

  • Dance Sweaters are optional

  • No skirts at the Ballet Barre, okay for center work.

  • NO T-shirts or baggy clothing

Male –

  • Black ballet tights (which are really leggings) or black ballet shorts

  • White t-shirt

  • Black ballet shoes

  • Hair secured off of face

Tap Level 1 & up

  • Hair pulled back out of face in ponytail or bun

  • Tops – Leotard or form fitted top (tank, t-shirt)

  • Bottoms – Jazz pants, tights, athletic leggings or dance shorts

  • Black tap shoes – Mary janes okay for level 1-2. Oxfords for level 3 and up.

Jazz Level Pre & up

Female –

  • Hair pulled back out of face in ponytail or bun

  • Tops – Leotard or form fitted top (tank or crop okay)

  • Bottoms – Jazz pants, athletic leggings or dance shorts

  • Fitted clothing

  • Tan - Split sole jazz shoes (may need black for the June Recital)

 

Male –

  • Tops - T-shirt or tank top

  • Bottoms – dance pants, shorts or fitted sweats

  • Black – Split sole jazz shoes (may need tan for the June Recital)

Hip Hop

  • Loose baggy clothing that you can comfortably move in.

  • Tops – t-shirts (long or short sleeve), tank

  • Bottoms – baggy sweats or athletic pants, basketball shorts and leggings okay

  • Please buy a pair of sneakers dedicated to using only at the studio. Sneakers must be non-marking, clean and may not be worn outside.

  • Baseball caps okay

  • Hair pulled back off face

Acro

  • Hair in Ponytail or flat ballet Bun

  • No shoes (white acro shoes okay)

  • Tops – Leotard or form fitted top (tank or crop okay)

  • Bottoms – Jazz pants, athletic leggings or dance shorts

Ballet/Acro/Tap

Combo Classes

Female –

  • Pink or black leotard (skirted leotard okay)

  • Hair pulled back and out of face in ponytail or bun

  • Black tap shoes

  • Pink ballet shoes

Male –

  • Black ballet tights (which are really leggings) or black ballet shorts

  • White t-shirt

  • Black ballet shoes

  • Black tap shoes

  • Hair secured off of face

Dance Stores

Proper dance shoes are required. Please do NOT purchase shoes at a discounted store such as Payless. Purchase your shoes at a dancewear store so you can be properly fitted! These are recommended dancewear stores in the South Bay area:

​​Alvas
1417 West 8th St.
San Pedro
310-833-3281

 

Expressly Motion (Torrance Location)

23891 Madison St
Torrance, CA 90505
310-375-2204

 


Expressly Motion
(Redondo Location)
629 N Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
310-379-2204

Two Studios to Serve You

Lunada Bay Studio

2325 Palos Verdes Dr. West
Suites 103, 105, & 106

Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

 

Peninsula Center Studio

700 Silver Spur Road/Bart Earle Rd
Suites 105, 106 & 107
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

 

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