Dance Class Information

BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS FOR SCHOOL EVENTS AND DANCES

In order to make school events and dances an enjoyable event for all students and to ensure a safe and respectful environment, the following expectations have been set up for behavior at school events and dances. 

Remember that attendance at a school event or dance is a privilege, not a right.  

These expectations must be agreed to by each student and parent.  

  • *All District 205 School Rules still apply during this class, in addition to specific guidelines about the dress code. Students who do not follow the rules may not be admitted.  This includes wearing a mask.

    *A pre-arranged safe ride home must be planned in advance

    *The responsibility for the whereabouts and safe transport of your child to and from Dance Class is your responsibility

    *Students must be in school for at least half a day in order to participate in dance class that evening.

    *Your Bryan ID card is REQUIRED at check in (a photograph of your current ID on your phone is just fine!). If you do not have your ID or a photo of your ID, you will be required to pay a $2 fee.

    *Only students registered for the classes will be allowed in the gym. Only registered parent volunteers will be allowed in the gym. 

    *Students who receive disciplinary consequences may not be able to participate in this event. 

    *There is NO gum chewing at Dance Class. 

    *There is NO cell phone usage during Dance Class. This includes taking photographs or videos. After a first warning, any cell phone observed by a chaperone will be held by the chaperone until the end of the Dance Class.

below is 2021-2022 information - it is meant for information purposes only - it will be updated for 2022-2023 later in the school year.
 
 
7th and 8th Grade Dance Class is Back!

We're BACK!!!  And we can't wait to get our students out on the dance floor!!!  Bryan Dance Class, a long standing District 205 tradition, will resume on January 7, 2022!  The Bryan PTA is once again offering a social dance class to our students in the 7th and 8th grade.  This popular 8-week class will have students learning classic dance moves (line, swing, waltz, foxtrot, etc.) from a professional instructor, playing today's popular music!  We're not sure who is more excited that Dance Class is back...us or our amazing instructor, Andy!

This year's schedule is as follows :

7th Grade Dance Class : 7:15pm - 8:30pm

8th Grade Dance Class : 8:45pm - 10:00pm

As is also tradition, during the final week of class, parents will be invited in for the second half of class to check out all of the dance moves that the students have learned and to share a dance with your own child!  We can't wait for Dance Class!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your Dance Class Chairs : 

7th Grade - Courtenae Trautmann (courtenae1@gmail.com) and Jennifer Skinner (jennifer_waag@yahoo.com)

8th Grade - Jill Pettorelli (jrobison@ameritech.net) and Jennifer Marshall (jenflessner@gmail.com)

Dress Code

Boys - Button down dress shirt (tucked in), tie (optional), dress pants or khakis, dress socks, belt, non-scuffing dress shoes or casual (NOT athletic) sneakers (aka Vans or Converse).  NO athletic pants, sweats, leggings, denim pants of ANY color, shorts, gym shoes or flip flops are allowed.  

Girls - Dress or dressy top with skirt or dress slacks.  Dress/Skirt length MUST be AT LEAST fingertip length (test it out at home!).  ALL straps on tops MUST be AT LEAST 2-3 fingers wide (aka NO spaghetti straps).  Denim jackets, shrugs or sweaters MUST be worn if your dress is questionable.  Flat dress shoes, ballet flats (no heels of any size/height, including wedges) or casual (NOT athletic) sneakers (aka Vans or Converse).  No strapless/low-cut tops, cutouts, bare midriffs, sides or backs.  NO athletic pants, sweats, leggings, denim pants of ANY color, shorts, gym shoes or flip flops are allowed.  

*Please refer to the Google Form that you completed and consented to during registration if you have any questions.

Gum

No gum will be allowed in the gym...no further clarification needed ;)

*Please refer to the Google Form that you completed and consented to during registration if you have any questions.

ID 

ALL students must show their school ID - this can be the physical ID card or a photograph of the ID on their phones (highly recommended!!).  Students that do not possess a school ID will be required to pay a $2 entry fee.

*Please refer to the Google Form that you completed and consented to during registration if you have any questions.

Masks

It doesn't matter where you fall on this...masks are required.  This is a PTA and school sponsored event and therefore, we are required to follow the District 205 guidance.  Until that guidance changes, students will be required to wear masks during the class. 

*Please refer to the Google Form that you completed and consented to during registration if you have any questions.  

Phones

Please remind your child that phones will NOT be allowed out during dance class.  They must either leave their phone in their jackets or a pocket, if they have one.  If a chaperone sees a phone out during dance class, they will warn the student.  The second time the phone is observed, the chaperone will ask for the phone and hold onto the phone until the end of dance class.  Photographs, videos, snaps, tweets and whatever the latest term for transmitting stuff is...is prohibited.  If a student needs to reach out to their parent during dance class, they should let a chaperone know and then they will be given permission to exit the gym and use their phone in the hallway.

*Please refer to the Google Form that you completed and consented to during registration if you have any questions.

Rides

Please make sure your child has a scheduled ride home from Dance Class.  7th grade students should be picked up promptly at 8:30pm.  8th grade students should be picked up promptly at 10:00pm.  Please be considerate of your dance class chairs...we can't leave until all of the students have been picked up.

*Please refer to the Google Form that you completed and consented to during registration if you have any questions.

School Attendance

Students will only be permitted to attend dance class if they attend at least 5 periods of the school day.  We are like Santa...we get a list, we check it twice, we know when they are in school and we know when they are not ;)

*Please refer to the Google Form that you completed and consented to during registration if you have any questions.

Sign Ins

For those non-rookie parents and siblings, sign in will look a little different this year.  We will be taking advantage of the extra space the Bryan renovation has afforded us and spreading out our sign in area.  There will be four separate lines separated alphabetically.  There will NOT be Girl/Boy lines any longer.  Please have your child look for their last name letter designation.

Dance class IS such a fun experience for our students...they may feel anxious about what to expect or how the night will go...that is totally normal!  Encourage any doubters to at least give it a try...they are ALL awkward 12 and 13 and 14 year olds!  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us!  We want ALL of our students to have an amazing experience!

VOLUNTEERS: You are expected to arrive 30 minutes BEFORE the start of class. 

Please sign up to chaperone only ONE class. We want all to have the opportunity to participate. The chaperone sign up was sent via email on 12/29. 

Please check your grade list for your assigned date.  If your assigned date does not work for you, please find someone to switch with on another date.  You do NOT need to contact a Dance Class Chairman to make these changes.  Also, we WILL NOT be sending REMINDERS each week so please check the documents for your assigned evening and mark your calendar.