Many breaches of studio etiquette — things that are generally not allowed during ballet class — are shown in the illustration above.
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• Chatting, whispering, or giggling
• Clothing that is torn, dirty, or in disrepair
• Clothing, including leg warmers, that falls off
• Big jewelry
• Drinking (other than water)
• Turning on a fan or opening a window without permission
• Taking pictures without permission
• Watching from the doorway
• Sitting on or hanging from the barres
• Draping clothes or bags on the barres
• Talking on the phone
• Touching or leaning on the piano
• Chewing gum
• Inappropriate displays of affection
• Bare feet (in ballet class)
• Street shoes or street-clothes in ballet class
• Choreographing your own steps
• Entering class late
• Leaving class early
• Positioning yourself in front of the first person at the barre
• Warm-up booties during center floor
• Hand holding or locking elbows with a classmate
• Listening to your own electronic device
• Seriously sexy leotards
• Bad body odor or strong perfume
• Long loose hair or long ponytails
• Bare chests
• Oversized luggage
• Not helping to move the barres
Illustration by Andrea Selby.