Davenport School of the Arts
 Dance Department

Welcome to Tap and Ultimate Dance Elective with Mrs. Carlow

Below you will find the policies and guidelines for this Elective.


  • You may change out in the locker room assigned to you. You will have 7 minutes to change. You MUST carry your clothes to change each and every day as we do not have enough lockers for everyone. No items should be left behind. **I am trying to find a way for elective students to leave their attire in the studio. Until then, they must transport all body wear to and from school**
  • 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 full head band.
  • Finger Nail polish can be any color, Toe nail polish needs to be light neutral colors as it will mark the dance floor. 
  • Body sprays, perfumes, cologne and scented lotions are not allowed inside our building due to students with severe allergies. Please use these items outside in a well ventilated area away from students.
  • Cell Phones and Smart watches are to be OFF and kept in their book bags or in their designated spot in the cell phone holder. Np cell phone, smart watch or Ipad is permitted in the locker room. 
  • Bathrooms are to be used before entering the dance studio.
  • You may bring a water bottle with WATER ONLY to class everyday to keep hydrated.
  • All school wide policies apply in the arts.


All elective dancers may wear the following clothing to class: 

  • Bottoms: Plain black leggings, yoga pants. 
  • Plain Black Leotard that comes up to the collar bone and covers your back. 
  • Bare feet is needed for this class. No shoes necessary.
  • TAP: If Mrs. Carlow does not have Tap shoes that fit you, you will be responsible for  purchasing the Tap shoes that Mrs. Carlow requires for class. See below for the type of Tap shoe required. **If the dance department does not have shoes that fit you, you will have the option not to participate in that section of class**

  • Deodorant 
  • 3 Prong Pocket Folder (Only to be used for this elective)

Rubric: Will post soon
The students are graded on daily participation, etiquette and class readiness.  
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.