Classroom Etiquette Reminders

This was posted in Carol Cummings Craven’s newsletter today. Everyone should read this, including instructors who attend other classes besides their own. A couple of these have happened in my classes more then once and I have witnessed them occurring in other classes as well.

SUBJECT: Classroom Etiquette Reminders
FROM: A student – annoymously submitted

Classes vary in size and formality. But these general guidelines will make the experience pleasant for everyone.

1) turn off cell phones–if you’re expecting an important call, wear your phone on vibrate and leave the classroom to answer, or mute it and check frequently for missed calls.

2) don’t interrupt the instructor; raise your hand to ask your question during a pause.

3) if you know that an instructor is making a mistake, don’t say “That’s wrong!” or whisper to other students. Speak up, but phrase your comment in neutral terms, such as “I must be having a senior moment because the last time we did this, I thought we turned left.” Most instructors I know would rather be corrected than teach a dance incorrectly, but be nice–think about how many mistakes YOU make that they let slide.

4) if you want a specific spot in the classroom, get there early and stake it out. Just because you’ve been going to a class for years does not put a “reserved” sign on the floor. If you arrive late, go to the BACK OR SIDES rather than squeeze in next to your friends “where you always stand.” It isn’t fair to the people who got there first.

5) please do not wear strong scents to class–guys, this applies to aftershave, too. Some people who are sensitive to odors can become headachy or sick, and may have to move or even leave the room.

6) chatter quietly in between dances and teaches, but stay alert so you know when your instructor is ready to resume the class.

7) if you don’t like a dance, either sit down or think of it as exercise and just do it. We can’t like them all, but it’s distracting to fellow students to hear complaints. It’s also disrespectful to the instructor, who may overhear and take negative comments about a dance as personal criticism, even if that was not your intention.

Remember that your instructors put effort into preparing for classes, and that all the students are there to learn and socialize with friends or meet new ones. Be kind and respectful, and it will be contagious.

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Below are my newest dances that have been choreographed just for your enjoyment of dance. I hope that you give them a look. Videos are coming soon!

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Cherry Ridge Camping & Line Dance Weekend with Michael Diven & Lynne Martino

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July 27-29, 2018

Well, we are less than a week away from a great weekend of fun, friendship and dance. We’ve asked our two instructors back and rooms are limited. Join Michael Diven and Lynne Martino as we will be camping and kicking up our heels at the Cherry Ridge Campground in Honesdale, PA. Join us this weekend, 27-29, 2018, for some great line dancing fun. We will kick off the weekend off with open dancing on Friday night, then continue into a fun filled workshop all day Saturday. We’ll even have more open dancing on Saturday night and a review on Sunday morning. Oh yeah, we even throwing in some camping fun like campfires and s’mores. What a great weekend to get away. We’ve had a blast the past several years and this year will be no different. Can’t make it for the whole weekend, no worries, there are a variety of prices for whatever you can attend. Call the campground at 570-488-6654 or visit their website Cherry Ridge Campsites for more information and prices. More information will be available soon or drop me an email or give me a call at 717-319-5514.

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Cherry Ridge Camping & Line Dance Weekend

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