Ballet was an etiquette before it became the art form we know today. The rules—or etiquette—are necessary in order to progress through all the elements that make up a class. Requiring dancers to uphold classroom etiquette teaches them respect for themselves, other students, their teacher, and the art form they are studying.

In order to maintain a courteous and professional atmosphere at LBS, everyone is expected to behave respectfully and courteously at all times.


  • First and foremost–students and parents unable or unwilling to follow these guidelines will be asked to leave.
  • Dancers exhibiting any signs illness will not be admitted to class. Please keep sick dancers at home and notify us of their absence.
  • Contact the office by email or the Contact Us form.

Arriving for class

  • Dancers should arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of class.
  • Whenever possible, dancers should come dressed and prepared for class to limit the use of dressing rooms.
  • Coats and street shoes should be put in the appropriate place in the lounge.
  • Bring water bottles filled from home – the water cooler will be available for filling.

Leaving following class

  • Pick-up is in the lounge within 10 minutes after the end of class.


  • LBS does not have a cleaning staff. To assist with the maintenance of the facilities, please clean up after yourself.
  • Items left behind WILL be discarded.
  • LBS is not responsible for items lost, stolen or damaged.
  • LBS is a cell phone-free zone—turn off cell phones when arriving at LBS. If you must, please talk outside of the building.
  • Any use of cell phones is absolutely prohibited in the studios or dressing rooms.
  • All wet footwear is to be removed when entering the LBS lounge.
  • Only dance shoes are permitted on the studio level as dirt, rainwater, grime, and winter salt will damage the Marley flooring.

Medical Insurance

  • LBS requires that all students be covered by their own insurance policy.
  • If an injury occurs it is understood that the student’s own policy is their only source of reimbursement.
  • A Release of Liability Form must be signed before a student can participate in any class.

Inclement Weather

  • LBS reserves the right to cancel classes due to inclement weather.
  • All cancellations will be listed on the LBS website under Dancers’ Resources and on the LBS Facebook page.


  • Consistent attendance is crucial to the success of a dancer’s training. Absences impede the individual student’s progress.
  • Arriving late is disruptive to the class already in session.
  • Dancers should be prepared, dressed appropriately, and on time for class.
  • Dancers arriving after a class has begun should wait at the studio door until they are acknowledged by the teacher before entering.
  • Dancers arriving more than 15 minutes late will only be permitted to observe.
  • Dancers if you must leave early, ask the teacher prior to the start of class.
  • If an absence cannot be avoided, please notify LBS by phone (603) 448-5404 or by email.
  • Dancers should not attend class if they are ill.

Class Observation

  • Class observation must be arranged at least 24 hours before class starts. Please email your request.

Dance Studio

  • Water and other liquids are not permitted inside the studios.
  • Food is not permitted on the second floor.
  • Dancers are permitted in the studios only when a teacher is present or with permission.

Dressing Rooms

  • There are three dressing rooms; one for teen girls off the lounge area and Girls/Ladies and Boys/Men on the studio level.
  • A bathroom is located in each dressing room on the studio level. They are not to be used for changing.
  • The dressing rooms are not a lounge or a study hall.
  • Dancers should not leave or store valuables in the dressing rooms.