Everyone wants to be an A+ dance student, but before you become the apple of your dance teacher’s eye, there are a few simple rules of etiquette every dancer should take to heart:

Review 15 important classroom rules you should be following!

  1. Always arrive on time. If you are late, enter through the door quietly and wait for your teacher to invite you to join the class. After class, be sure to apologize for your late arrival.
  2. Dress Appropriately and always come prepared in proper dress code. This includes hair style. Come with hair properly secured for the style of dance you’re taking.
  3. Go jewelry-free. Obtrusive jewelry is potentially dangerous to you and others and is not allowed in dance class.
  4. Don’t wear dance shoes outside the studio and don’t wear street shoes on studio floors.
  5. Dancers should practice good hygiene. Come to class with fresh deodorant on, clean dancewear, and brushed teeth/freshened breath.
  6. Listen first then ask questions. That means no talking while teachers are talking. Not even quietly to your neighbor.
  7. Don’t “hang” or slouch on the barre or on anything else.
  8. Be attentive at all times, especially when waiting for your turn. Be aware of negative body language (like folded arms or hands on hips). Never sit down unless you are asked to.
  9. Stay for the entire class. If you must leave early, talk to the teacher beforehand and make your exit as quick and discreet as possible.
  10. Don’t leave the classroom. Stay in the studio for the entirety of class—no ins-and-outs. Bring any supplies or additional shoes you’ll need when you arrive for class. NO BATHROOM BREAKS! Go before, in-between, or after class.
  11. Demonstrate appropriate spatial awareness. This includes giving the instructor space, as well as your peers.
  12. Stow away the cell phone. We should not see or hear them!
  13. Don’t film or take pictures in class. Always ask your dance teacher’s permission before recording or photographing any portion of your dance class.
  14. Try your best. You are here to learn, to make mistakes, to push your limits. Never walk out of a class or sit down in frustration—hang in there and try your best, no one will fault you for that.
  15. Be courteous and respectful. At the end of class, applaud and thank the instructor.

May you be proud the work you do, the person you are and the difference you make!


What is the Dancing B Scholarship?  The Dancing B Scholarship has been established in honor of our dancing angel, Brooklyn Holladay.  This scholarship has been created to celebrate her life, while giving another dancer the opportunity to keep her dream alive.  We want the memory of Brooklyn within our dancing family to live on.  

The Dancing B Scholarship will be awarded to one student four years of age or older. This $500 scholarship will be applied towards the recipient’s Studio 56 account towards their upcoming season.  Scholarship does not have a cash redemption value.

To apply for the Dancing B Scholarship, the following criteria must be met:

  • Applicants must be at least four years old by Sept 1st 2021 to apply for the scholarship.
  • Applicants must be a current Studio 56 student and must be pre-registered for the upcoming season.  
  • Applicants must have an account balance of $0. 

Instructions and Guidelines:  Show us why you LOVE dance!

  1. Submit the Dancing B Application Form along with:
    • Students 4-10 years of age:  Applicant must submit picture of a poster they created that includes one paragraph in their own words all about why they LOVE dance!
    • Students 10 years +:  Applicant must submit a short essay about why they LOVE dance and a one minute video of a self-choreographed dance.
  2. Letter of Support.  A letter of support should be included.  This can be from a teacher, mentor, friend or relative.  The letter should state why the applicant deserves to be granted the Dancing B Scholarship. 
  3. Application Deadline.  All entries are due by June 1st 2021 to be considered for the scholarship. Scholarship entries and winner will be announced at the 2021 Concert on June 19. 
  4. Be creative! We want to see what you can do with your amazing talents.

The Scholarship Application From can be found at: