To encourage appropriate work habits and attitudes the school adheres to the code of behavior and conduct as below:

  • Cell phones are to be turned off during class time
  • Respect and thoughtfulness for fellow students and teachers.
  • Punctuality for classes and rehearsals.
  • Hair needs to be pulled back and off the neck in all classes.
  • No gum chewing in the studio
  • Be respectful of dance studio, change rooms and bathrooms.
  • Do not leave any money or valuables unattended.
  • Keep noise down at all times as there are other classes and rehearsals taking place.
  • Proper dance wear to be worn in classes (see What to Wear).
  • No food or drinks (except water) are allowed in the studio(s).
  • Please refrain from bringing nut or nut products to the dance studios and change room areas.

Absences are to be phoned/text into the instructor.  If a student is absent with no prior notification for two consecutive classes, the instructor will contact the executive and a call will be made to the student/parent. Continued or frequent absences are a large detriment to the progress of the individual dancer as well as the class as a whole.  If a situation arises where a student has missed a considerable number of classes, the instructor will notify the executive and appropriate follow-up will be made with the student/parent. If a child is injured or minorly ill and is unable to participate but are able to watch their class we are asking that the parent/guardian send a note so the teacher is aware of the situation.  If the dancer will be absent for an extended period of time, please advise the instructor(s) so that they can plan their classes accordingly.


The first step to becoming a successful dancer is making a solid commitment to your classes. Strong technique is a key ingredient and class is where you develop that technique. Come to each class prepared to learn without personal distractions. Class time is your chance to focus on yourself, so try leaving your concern or worries at the studio door. True progress is made when you look at each class as an opportunity to become better at what you love to do. Dance full-out, stretch a little further, become more aware of your technique and make the most of every class. Respect for the teachers is essential. Listen to each correction given, whether it’s directed to you or another dancer. A correction is an honor; it shows how much a teacher cares about your progress as a dancer. Always say thank you when a teacher or choreographer offers you constructive criticism. Nothing can stop those students who apply themselves in every class and appreciate their teachers’ knowledge and experience.

We believe that children’s success depends on the support of their parents or guardians. Because your commitment to the process makes an enormous difference, we encourage you to be a part of your child’s dance education. Our programs rely on a positive atmosphere and educational experience for our faculty, students and their parents. Cooperation between all parents is expected. Showing respect for other parents, the students and the faculty, makes an important impression on your children. You are a role model for your child about how to interact with others in a professional setting. Your child’s presence at all classes is imperative. The spirit of teamwork and the lesson of dedication are a big part of our school’s education process. Parents and teachers may look at a child’s learning from different perspectives. However, we believe they share a common goal: to ensure that every child receives the best possible training, both physically and mentally. Mutual respect among our faculty and our students’ parents provides the children with the ultimate care and education.

Use of Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Blogging and other social media vehicles is commonplace. This policy is intended to Provide Wynyard School of Dance students and parents with guidelines to eliminate any confusion concerning the use of social media.

  • You DO NOT have permission to reveal any information that compromises Wynyard School of Dance. By that we mean you are forbidden to share personal information about the instructor, volunteer staff, other students, their families, or anything that is proprietary and/or confidential to them or Wynyard School of Dance.
  • Students and parents should neither claim nor imply that they are speaking on behalf of Wynyard School of Dance.
  • Never post anything that could compromise the self-esteem of students who attend Wynyard School of Dance.
  • Do not post videos of class, rehearsals, or any choreography from Wynyard School of Dance unless you have properly credited our instructor. All choreography is owned by Keaira Johnson, Hannah Joynt or Chloe Hague.
  • Respect the law, including those laws governing defamation, discrimination, harassment, and copyright and fair use. As stated in this handbook, parents and students should never post negative comments about their school or teachers. Also, please do not post negative comments about Wynyard School of Dance activities such as competitions, conventions, and performances or about the directors/instructors of those events.
  • Ensure that your social networking conduct is consistent with all of the policies contained in this handbook.

NOTE: If you post anything that is out of line with the codes of conduct or policies of Wynyard School of Dance or if the behaviors are inconsistent with the code of conduct guidelines, this could result in suspension.