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Davenport School of the Arts
 Dance Department

Welcome to Ultimate Dance Elective with Mrs. Carlow

Below you will find the policies and guidelines that are specific to the Ultimate Dance Elective.

  • Please leave jewelry at home with the exception of studded earrings. The dance department is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. 
  • Hair must be pulled back in a pony tail out of face. Short hair may be pulled back with clips or a headband. No hair beads permitted as they are dangerous to the dance instrument as well as Weaves, Extensions and Braids as they interfere with floor work and moving of the body. 
  • Finger Nail polish can be any color. Toe nail polish must be only neutral colors or french. 
  • Please keep finger nails and toe nails short and not pointy. Finger nails should be 1/4 of an inch long. 
  • Body sprays, perfumes and scented lotions are prohibited inside our building due to students with severe allergies. Please use these items outside in a well ventilated area away from students.
  • Cell Phones are to be OFF and kept in their book bags or in their designated spot in my door holder during class.
  • Bathrooms are to be used before entering the locker room.
  • They may bring a water bottle with WATER ONLY to class everyday to prevent hydration.
  • All school wide policies apply in the arts.

Lockers

  • Since there are no available lockers for the elective classes, they are to keep their belongings in a neat pile on the counter top in the locker room. 
  • All electives are 45 minutes, therefore they will only have 3 minutes to change for class.
  • All elective students will carry their clothes with them each and every day. No items should be left behind and they are not to ask a dance major to use their lockers. 

Attire

All elective dancers may wear the following clothing to class: 

  • Bottoms: leggings, yoga pants, pajama pants, sweat pants or basketball shorts. Designs are fine however please no words across the back of the pants or shorts. NO JEGGINGS.
  • Shirts: Spaghetti strap, tank top, short or long sleeve shirts are acceptable. Please make sure the shirt length is at the hips (so it can be tucked in) and the top is at the collar bone. No mid-shift or cleavage shown. 
  • Bare feet is needed for this class. No shoes necessary. 

Supplies
They will need deodorant and baby wipes (this is to clean their feet before entering the studio).
All elective students will need an electronic device for the second half of the year. This is for the student choreography project. 

Rubric
The students are graded on daily participation 70%, etiquette 20% and class readiness 10%. It will be a 4 point scale.
Daily participation: The student gives 100% effort in class, trying their personal best and warming up their body to get ready for class. This is something I will teach them the first two weeks. 
Class Etiquette: This grade is based on their attitude towards Mrs. Carlow, the lesson and their classmates. They exhibit the school wide 7 habits. The students will be asked to work with partners and small groups several times throughout the year. 
Class Readiness: The student comes to class with the approved clothing, finger nail and toe nails are appropriate and their hair is in a pony tail. This shows that the student is ready to work.