BELLY DANCE BY HURIYYAH
BE ON TIME!
Life happens. Sometimes tardiness is unavoidable, but please don’t make it a habit. Your classmates will not appreciate the distraction. If you are late, try to join in on the class with the least amount of disturbance as possible. Also, take care of payment BEFORE class begins. Everyone is expected to settle payment prior to taking any class. I shouldn’t have to stop class to take your payment.
I want all of my students to come to class feeling comfortable enough to be themselves! This is a judgement-free zone. We are here to learn and have fun! So relax, smile, laugh, and dance!
HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE!
Belly dance class is an escape from the worries of everyday life and can even be therapeutic. Therefore, I ask that you please leave your troubles at the door. Negativity can be felt by and impact everyone in the room. If you need to discuss/vent out any issues, know that I do not mind talking with you outside of class if you wish. My email is email@example.com.
Encourage yourself by practicing positive self-talk to build your confidence. Avoid negative self-talk! Remember that everyone messes up sometimes, and IT IS OKAY. Memory fails, our bodies suddenly decide not to cooperate, we all have our “off” days. Don’t beat yourself up. Also, remember that each student progresses at their own pace. It’s okay to aspire to be like another dancer, but beware of comparing yourself to others. You’re doing great, sweetie! ;)
BE HUMBLE AND KIND!
It is really important to help foster community in class. Treat your classmates as equals. Share the stage. Avoid being a diva. Please, please, please avoid gossiping (It ALWAYS gets back to the individual). Be someone to look up to rather than someone who looks down on others. A diva will try to outshine the group, but a true artist will make the whole group shine. I have a zero tolerance policy for bullying!
LET THE TEACHER TEACH!
It may be tempting to help out a classmate that is struggling with a new move or choreography, but that’s not your job. Leave constructive criticisms to the instructor who has experience with how best to correct students. Keep in mind that your classmate may politely say “thank you” but really does not appreciate your unsolicited help. You wouldn’t want to unintentionally offend someone with the directness of your comments. If it’s something you wouldn’t want a classmate to say to you, then you probably shouldn’t say it to them.
Unless I say otherwise, no video or audio recording is permitted during class. I provide video of choreographies online for private at home use, and you will receive a password for access.
GIVE SOME CREDIT!
You have paid to learn choreographies, therefore you are free to perform them as you please. All I ask it that you give credit where credit is due. However, it is forbidden to teach these choreographies to unregistered students. Think about it. It is stealing intellectual property. If someone wants to learn a specific choreography, they can register for class or schedule a private lesson with the choreographer.
COMMIT TO YOUR COMMITMENTS!
If you originally committed to a group performance, you should make every effort to stick to it. Family emergencies and unsafe traveling conditions are excusable by exception. However, once you have withdrawn from a performance for any other reason, you will not be allowed to participate in that particular performance opportunity.
*** If an issue arises with a classmate or you have some other concern, please discuss it PRIVATELY with me. Keep in mind that people talk and even more listen. I prefer conflict resolution to on-going drama.
REPEAT OFFENDERS MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE CLASSES WITHOUT REFUND!!!