Cell Phones, iPods, and Valuables

When you arrive for class, you will be putting your cell phone and iPods out of sight and out of mind.  This procedure is professional and respectable. Charging your phone without permission is inappropriate behavior. 

It is impossible to dance with a cell phone in your pocket and hand. Checking your phone during class will simply not be tolerated. Texting while dancing, No. IT CAN WAIT.

Cell phones and iPod’s are nice to have, you must put them away or they will be taken away and turned in to Ms. C and a guardian is contacted.


Any items that are of Value to you are considered Valuable to others. Take care with all your personal belongings, including electronics, costume pieces (which may be personal items from home), and shoes. It is your responsibility to guard your things. Remember Ms. Pope is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. 


Hair can be a distraction. Neatly tie hair back, bun, pin, or wrap it up.


Remove all jewelry before class. Long dangly earrings, long chain necklaces, rings, and/or bangly bracelets are hazardous to you and others.


Cutting Class will not be tolerated and will result in failure of the class. Practice Good Time Management.

Regular attendance is extremely important because it is difficult to make up assignments. 

Parent and Student Agreement

Read Your Grade Level Syllabus, What You Need, and the Handbook.  

Lower Manhattan Arts Academy Dance Department is committed to maintaining an environment that is free of bias, prejudice, discrimination and/or harassment predicated upon race, gender and/or gender identity or expression, color, religious, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other legally protected basis. Such behavior is prohibited by law and undermines the character and purpose of the school. Students who believe they have been subjected to bias, harassment, discrimination or who have been treated unfairly on the basis of a protected status but are unsure of where to file a complaint should meet with the Guidance Counselor, Dean, Assistant Principal or Principal.

I have read and understand the needs, expectations, format, grading scale, and rules for dance class as a dance major. I understand that if I do not adhere to these requirements my grade will be affected and failing this class will result in attending SUMMER SCHOOL. I understand that being a dance major is a 10th through 12th grade commitment at Lower Manhattan Arts Academy.  I need to successfully complete all dance and academics credits to graduate.

I agree to the requirements as a dance major and am ready to begin training as a pre-professional dancer.

This agreement will be given to students the in the first class and it will need to be signed and returned by the parent and student.