Anthea's Class Guidelines

General Information For My Belly Dance Students

(updated 2012)
Please take a few minutes to read through the following guidelines. Feel free to contact me anytime you have concerns relating to class.
  1. 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.
  2. 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 to class.
  3. If you must miss class, please email, call or text ahead of time.
  4. 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 below).
  5. 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 Class Syllabus.
  6. 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 injure yourself.
  7. Please respect your teacher and classmates by socializing outside the classroom, not during class.
  8. If possible, please refrain from wearing perfume as it causes respiratory problems for me and perhaps others in class. Essential oils are fine.
  9. Except for unusual circumstances, please turn off cell phones.
  10. 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.
  11. Please ask me before making any Event announcements.
  12. You have my permission to perform any of the choreographies taught in class, as long as credit is given to the choreographer.
  13. 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).
  14. Please do not make copies of my class handouts or choreography notes for other people.
  15. 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.
  16. 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 class.

Information about performing in my shows:

(Thanks to Miramar of Winchester VA for her help with the class guidelines.)