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A guide to choosing a dance class for your child

Dancing is a great activity for children of all ages. However, there are several points to consider before signing your child up for dance class

You’ve done the legwork and found a studio(s) that offers dance classes at a location that is convenient for you, as well as a schedule that provides variety and growth opportunities for your child. 

After deciding which Chicago, Cleveland, or San Diego dance studio fits your and your child’s needs, the next step is choosing what class(es) to enroll your child in. 

A lot of parents will ask their child’s current teacher. This is a wonderful way to start as they are a vital resource! 

However, if this is your child’s first dance class you may not have that resource to rely on. Many of the questions I’ve often heard parents ask are:

 

  • Should I start solely with ballet classes?
  • How will tap dance lessons add to my child’s development?
    Is hip-hop appropriate at my child’s age?
  • My child is high energy, so will ballet suit them?  My child is quiet, so will hip-hop suit them?


All of these are great questions to ask and the answer will depend based upon your child’s age as well as their individual interests. 

For tiny tot dance classes (ages 2-5), enrolling them in any dance class will prove to be beneficial for them. It will teach them basic motor skills and instill confidence. It will also help them learn classroom etiquette (listening, waiting their turn, etc.)

I always urge parents to start with ballet. It is an excellent basis for all other dance classes. If possible look into tap dance lessons or a combination class. Here a child can receive both ballet and tap in one dance class. 

Once your child gets a little older, they will be able to vocalize where their interests are. Trying something new is a great way to refocus a child who has become bored with a particular dance style. It also gives them opportunities to develop new strengths.

Often the best way to figure out what class your child will like is to dive into a class and get firsthand experience!

Remember that it will take a couple of classes for your child to get used to the structure of the class. Stay with it and try a different teacher if necessary. 

Any form of dance will increase confidence, coordination, balance, and flexibility. So get your child up and ready for a Chicago/Cleveland/San Diego dance class!

 

All classes and camps are following CDC Guidelines

COVID-19 Precautions Strictly Enforced For Everyone’s Safety:

* Social distancing class structure and no-touch activities

* Masks for everyone 2+ years

* Smaller class sizes

* Temperature checks before class

* Classes are 5-minutes shorter to allow more transition time between classes to avoid crowding and to ensure cleaning of high touch surfaces.

* Please stay home if not feeling well.  Flexible make-up class policy.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the 

EvOLvE office via email.  Thank you!

Last Updated:  April 2021

All classes and camps are following CDC Guidelines

COVID-19 Precautions Strictly Enforced For Everyone’s Safety:

* Indoor/ Outdoor class options (dependent on location)

* Social distancing class structure and no-touch activities

* Adults in masks; Children Optional

* Smaller class sizes

* Temperature checks before class

* Classes are 5-minutes shorter to allow more transition time between classes to avoid crowding and proper cleaning of high touch surfaces.

* Please stay home if not feeling well.  Flexible make-up class policy.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the

EvOLvE office via email.  Thank you!

Last Updated:  April 2021

Auto-Renewal & Registration Details Semester Option

10% DISCOUNT Semester Auto-Renewal Registration: (This option is only valid at the beginning of a semester as it is not prorated.) Dancers’ registration continues semester to semester until family requests to switch to monthly enrollment or to cancel. Cancellation notifications must be submitted to the EvOLvE office via email prior to the next semester as the credit card on file will be automatically charged prior to the next semester starting. Kid’s dance class cancellation requests cannot be submitted to teachers. NO REFUNDS after the payment has been processed.

Auto-Renewal & Registration Details Monthly Auto-Renewal Option

Monthly Auto-Renewal Registration: Dancers’ registration continues each month until family requests to switch to semester enrollment or to cancel. Minimum dance class enrollment is one month. Cancellation notifications must be submitted to the EvOLvE office via email prior to the 25th of the next month as the credit card on file will be automatically charged around the 28th of each month. Dance class cancellation requests cannot be submitted to teachers. NO REFUNDS after the payment has been processed. Billed monthly on the 28th of each month. Monthly charge will vary depending if it is a 3, 4 or 5-week month.

Registration Details for Kid's Dance Class

Auto-Renewal & Registration Details Semester Option

10% DISCOUNT Semester Auto-Renewal Registration: (This option is only valid at the beginning of a semester as it is not prorated.) Dancers’ registration continues semester to semester until family requests to switch to monthly enrollment or to cancel. Cancellation notifications must be submitted to the EvOLvE office via email prior to the next semester as the credit card on file will be automatically charged prior to the next semester starting. Kid’s dance class cancellation requests cannot be submitted to teachers. NO REFUNDS after the payment has been processed.

Auto-Renewal & Registration Details Monthly Auto-Renewal Option

Monthly Auto-Renewal Registration:

Dancers’ registration continues each month until family requests to switch to semester enrollment or to cancel. Minimum dance class enrollment is one month. Cancellation notifications must be submitted to the EvOLvE office via email prior to the 25th of the next month as the credit card on file will be automatically charged around the 28th of each month. Dance class cancellation requests cannot be submitted to teachers. NO REFUNDS after the payment has been processed. Billed monthly on the 28th of each month. Monthly charge will vary depending if it is a 3, 4 or 5-week month.

Registration Details for Kid's Dance Class

Auto-Renewal & Registration Details Semester Option

10% DISCOUNT Semester Auto-Renewal Registration: (This option is only valid at the beginning of a semester as it is not prorated.) Dancers’ registration continues semester to semester until family requests to switch to monthly enrollment or to cancel. Cancellation notifications must be submitted to the EvOLvE office via email prior to the next semester as the credit card on file will be automatically charged prior to the next semester starting. Kid’s dance class cancellation requests cannot be submitted to teachers. NO REFUNDS after the payment has been processed.

Auto-Renewal & Registration Details Monthly Auto-Renewal Option

Monthly Auto-Renewal Registration: Dancers’ registration continues each month until family requests to switch to semester enrollment or to cancel. Minimum dance class enrollment is one month. Cancellation notifications must be submitted to the EvOLvE office via email prior to the 25th of the next month as the credit card on file will be automatically charged around the 28th of each month. Dance class cancellation requests cannot be submitted to teachers. NO REFUNDS after the payment has been processed. Billed monthly on the 28th of each month. Monthly charge will vary depending if it is a 3, 4 or 5-week month.