Be courteous and kind to everyone you meet, you never know who is a judge or coach.
Be over prepared and prepared for the worst: have extra shoes, batons, makeup, hair accessories, tights, snacks, money, copies or music, etc. (i.e., bring a suitcase).
Students should bring shoes to contests that will prepare them to twirl on both slippery and sticky floors.
If name signs are provided, use them.
Contests are not the time to learn your routines; trophies are won in practice and picked up at contests.
Salute before receiving your award.
Strut costumes should always be worn for awards.
Do not contact or approach judges about scores or comments.
Film only your child; no flash photography.
No fake hair.
Shoes and tights should match skin color as closely as possible.
Practice only in the practice area, not in front of your lane.
Have a highlighter, pen, and pencil ready to mark up the program.
If a student is up in two lanes at the same time, report to both lanes at the appropriate time to explain the situation to the judge.
Do not be late to a lane, this could result in penalty or disqualification.
Avoid talking about contestants, you never know who will hear.
Have both CD and digital versions of music on hand.
Consult with Trenton or other coaches for final looks before going on the contest floor and with plenty of time to make corrections.
Keep an organized binder of score sheets, tally your wins, and bring score sheets to the lesson immediately following a contest.
Double check the appropriate winning title before having brag jackets or banners made.
Do not hang out around the head table, tabulation, or awards areas.
Applaud to your teammates and others.
Students 6 years or younger may be escorted by a parent onto the floor; 7 years and up should be independent.