Anthea's Class Guidelines
General Information For My Belly Dance
Please take a few minutes to read through the following
guidelines. Feel free to contact me anytime you have concerns
relating to class.
- Make sure the registration office has a
current phone number for you in case class is cancelled.
No refunds unless class is cancelled, then youíll be
issued credit or a refund.
- Payment for class is due at the
beginning of each month before class starts. If you pay
after then I need to see your receipt, bring it with you
- If you must miss class, please email,
call or text ahead of time.
- Please do not ask your classmates to
teach you material you missed being absent; see my website
for details on makeup classes and private lessons (and #12
- Classes are structured to help your
skills grow week by week and work best taken regularly. Be
ready to learn by bringing your notebook, hip scarf,
finger cymbals, veil, or other necessary items with you
each week (not required for Basics 1), according to your
- Please be ready to start class on time.
Come a few minutes early to change etc. It is important to
participate in the warm-up exercises so that you do not
- Please respect your teacher and
classmates by socializing outside the classroom, not
- If possible, please refrain from
wearing perfume as it causes respiratory problems for me
and perhaps others in class. Essential oils are fine.
- Except for unusual circumstances,
please turn off cell phones.
- Please resist the urge to answer other
students' questions for me. Your approach or answer may be
different from the point I am trying to make. If you think
you can help someone understand a move in another way, or
if you feel you have something important to add, please
ask permission from me to do so. If you have a question,
please direct it to me and not to the other students.
- Please ask me before making any Event
- You have my permission to perform any
of the choreographies taught in class, as long as credit
is given to the choreographer.
- You do not have permission to teach the
class material or choreographies taught by me or guest
dancers who teach for me, in any circumstances. It's a
violation of copyright law and is unfair to the
choreographer as he or she may depend upon teaching for
his or her livelihood. If you would like to do so, please
ask for permission on a separate basis (see #4 and # 14).
- Please do not make copies of my class
handouts or choreography notes for other people.
- If you are interested in becoming a
professional performer or teacher let me know so I can
advise you on the best course of action.
- I reserve the right to remove a student
from class if that student is being disruptive, rude, is
intoxicated, or is otherwise causing a disturbance in
Information about performing
in my shows:
- From time to time I provide
opportunities for students to perform on a limited basis;
however, participation during class or rehearsals does not
automatically guarantee a performance spot. I reserve the
right to observe a studentís dance routine and costume
before said events.
- If you are interested in dancing with
me you will need to sign a Performerís Agreement. See Kawakib.com/Prism.html
for more info. PRISM is not a troupe and does not have set
membership. The PRISM Rehearsal Club meets at my home
studio, and participation in each three-month session is
- To be eligible to perform class
material and choreographies, you need to be present when
it is taught or take private lessons to learn it.
(Thanks to Miramar of
Winchester VA for her help with the class guidelines.)