Student Rules for Classes and Rehearsals

  1. Be prepared! This may include items such as dance shoes for dance classes, sneakers or jazz shoes to rehearse in, paper for notes, pencil, water bottle, and music and/or scripts. Practice outside of rehearsal is critical. Classes may also ask for homework and preparation. You may need to bring a snack or food for some longer rehearsals or classes. Your instructors will tell you specifics about what is needed to be successful!

  2. Be a part of creating a safe and respectful space. This means all students, faculty and staff work together to create a supportive environment for every student to learn and grow. Be kind, courteous, and respectful to others, take care of yourself and take care of the room. Respect other people’s personal space and keep your hands to yourself unless instructed otherwise (example; dance contact improv).

  3. PAA does not allow mean, hostile or threatening words or actions.

  4. Please go to a faculty or PAA staff member if you have a problem or conflict that you need help solving. We are here to help you resolve differences and find solutions.

  5. Please ask an adult if you need to leave the room for any reason.

  6. Ask the PAA faculty or staff member at the front desk if you would like to phone or text home and/or contact an adult/guardian.

  7. Use the restroom before/after classes and rehearsals and during break times. Bathroom breaks when classes and rehearsals are underway will only be allowed in an emergency.

  8. Cell phones and other electronics must stay in backpacks at all times, as well as toys, stuffed animals, food, and items not requested by the instructors. Backpacks stay outside of classes and rehearsals in the location requested by PAA staff members. All notes must be taken with pencil and paper.

  9. Stay engaged and focused. Every moment in class and rehearsal is an opportunity to learn. Stay attentive, and seek to learn from others and support their process.

  10. Be brave! Take creative risks.

  11. Have fun!

What Happens If I Don’t Follow These Rules?

  • If you do not follow these rules, are disruptive, and/or create an unsafe space for yourself and/or other students, you will be escorted from the classroom or rehearsal to the PAA staff or faculty member at the front desk who will determine a course of action. This may include contacting a parent/guardian.

  • In most cases, you will have two opportunities to correct your behavior. The third time you do not follow the rules, are disruptive and/or create an unsafe space, you will be removed from the program.

  • PAA has a zero tolerance rule for the use of threatening, violent language, and/or the use of physical violence. Any of these behaviors will result in immediate contacting of an adult/guardian and your removal from the program.

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