General Policies

  • Students are expected to arrive at the studio in time to be dressed and in place at the start of his or her class. Because dance classes are a careful progression of exercises designed to safely warm up the body, students in the School or Pre-Professional divisions who enter class late may be asked to sit out and watch class at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Students are expected to behave respectfully and courteously at all times toward SMB faculty and staff, as well as toward each other.
  • No one may smoke, chew gum, or use bad language, alcohol, or drugs in or near the dance studios.
  • SMB has a zero-tolerance guideline for drug and alcohol use.
  • Students must follow the dress code for all classes and rehearsals.
  • Students must show respect for the property of others and for the facilities. All students are expected to help keep the studios and grounds clean by putting trash in the proper receptacles.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the actual dance studios.
  • Students should put their belongings neatly in the places provided for them in the changing rooms.
  • Students under the age of 12 may not leave the SMB waiting area of Westgate Mall without their parent or guardian.
  • SMB is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items. Students are strongly discouraged from bringing valuables to class.
  • SMB shall not be liable in any way for injuries sustained from participation in any SMB activities. All students/guardians must sign a statement of understanding and liability waiver each year.
  • Students should not wear perfume or other strong body fragrances in class.
  • Cell phones may not be brought into the studio. Cell phones left in the dressing room should be set to silent or vibrate.
  • Students must maintain proper hygiene and care for their bodies outside of class.
  • Any student may be dismissed from the School for breaking these rules, for being uncooperative, disruptive, destructive, or for endangering the health, safety, and welfare of one’s self and/or other’s.
  • Proper dance instruction generally includes physical contact between teacher and student for purposes of addressing proper alignment, body position, etc. Parents or students with concerns regarding this matter should discuss those concerns with the Artistic Director prior to the start of classes. Any concerns over inappropriate physical contact should be immediately reported to the Artistic Director, or the General Manager.