The Studio, LLC is lucky to have wonderful floors to dance on. Maintaining a dance floor is costly, so we should respect and protect the finish of each floor.
The shoe policy is that no street shoes may be worn on the dance floor. Please *bring* your shoes to dance instead of wearing them there. We will be checking your shoes out at the door. Please help us to minimize damage by wearing soft-soled, wide-heeled shoes and cleaning your shoes before entering the dance floor.
Why? Any type of dance involving shoes is tough on dance floors. When we dance, we are grinding tiny bits of dirt and grit right into the floor. This damage is even worse when turning or spinning is involved -and lots of our dances involve plenty of that! Also, hard-soled, leather shoes can leave scuffs all over the surface, and very narrow heels (less than 1.25 cm or 1/2 inch in diameter) can actually dent the floor.
Here’s how to check your shoes: To tell what kind of soles your shoes have, try pressing them with your thumbnail. You should be able to make a dent. If you can’t, the shoes are too hard for our floor. The heels should be at least 1.5 inches in diameter and made of a non-marking material. You can check this by scraping the edge of the heel on a piece of white paper. If it leaves a black mark that can’t be rubbed out, leave them at home.
What shoes can I wear? Any wide-heeled, soft-soled shoes are fine. Running shoes are also great.
DANCE CLASS ETIQUETTE
Treat everyone as you wish to be treated. Have a positive attitude, open mind and have fun!
Please share the dance floor and the mirror, be kind and courteous to fellow dancers, INSTRUCTORS and STAFF.
Do your best to avoid conflicts, make negative comments or swear. Please inform the INSTRUCTOR or STAFF immediately of any problems.
Turn off or silence all cell phones and electronic devices.
Please make an effort to be on time. When running late position yourself discreetly.
Stagger to allow maximum space for each dancer.
Position yourself relative to your dance expertise. In an effort to better keep the pace set by the INSTRUCTOR, beginning students should position themselves behind more advanced students.
INSTRUCTORS reserve the right to reposition students for safety and class quality.
Please wear dance or fitness attire and comfortable footwear.
Please make sure that you have picked up all your belongings after class.
No gum or food in the dance room.
Please use perfumes sparingly and avoid bringing strong scents into the studio as many people have sensitivities to them.
Keep talking to a minimum.
The Studio, LLC will not tolerate students that are rude, insulting, or offensive to the STAFF and/or fellow students.
Non-adherence to The Studio, LLC code of conduct may result in dismissal from the premises.