Etiquette for Students and Performers
WHEN IN CLASS:
Be sure that you have thrown away your gum before class/performances.
Always bring all your stuff to class.
Focus your mind to be quiet and centered before class begins – especially dancers.
Always be safe! Be aware of your space and other people.
Every impulse is good, EXCEPT the impulse to harm a fellow performer. That, we must never do.
If you are late, be respectful when you come in.
If you miss a class, always do your best to let someone know in advance. Always find out what was done in the class that you missed.
Be quiet and attentive when others are working.
If the director/instructor gives a note to one performer, all performers should pay attention as well. It may be something you also need to know.
When someone is talking, give them the courtesy of your eye contact and full attention.
Take risks! Go full out! Make BIG mistakes!
We clap after a class to show appreciation for each other an our instructors.
Know the show
Pick material that shows your talent. If you don’t know what to pick, as your instructor for help in advance.
There are no small parts – only small attitudes.
Pay your dues.
If you have an issue with a show’s casting, opt for a discussion rather than a confrontation.
Keep going! If you are thinking about quitting, be sure to talk it over with your director.
Always avoid speaking over your director, choreographer, musical director, or other instructor.
Your director makes the choices.
It is not considered good form for a performer to give another performer a note on their performance choices or expression.
Always be generous and open-hearted. This includes to photographers, videographers, and guest artists.
If you can’t figure out how to do a scene without upstaging your fellow performers, ask your director for help.
For costumes, keep food far away from them, and always keep them covered with a garment bag when not wearing them. Only touch your own costumes and props, not anyone else’s.
Be silent and invisible backstage.
Work for the common good.
Always “Thank”/Acknowledge your musical accompanists.