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Boys love to dance too!

Hip hop or ballet? Choose the right dance class for your kid

One of the biggest misconceptions out there is that dance is just for girls. Let’s kill the social stigma…That’s simply not true.. Boys love to dance too!

We need to break this outdated stereotype and get more boys dancing. Boys can benefit from dance classes just as much as girls. Exposure to dance and music develops coordination, musicality, rhythm, and creative expression.

Dance experience can also really benefit participation in sports. Dancers have flexibility, body awareness, agility, and balance, which are extremely important in athletic activities. Remember…Herschel Walker, a former American professional football player, and a mixed martial artist used to take ballet to improve his balance.

All of the aforementioned reasons don’t even account for the simple fact that dance is fun for everyone! Loving music and ‘getting your groove on’ should not be stifled because of an outdated stigma.

Here come the boys

Boys should be encouraged to take any type of dance class that they are interested in, even if they are the minority in the class. Some boys love ballet… I know of parents who appreciate the positive calming effect it’s had on their son’s energy!

A lot of boys love tap because of the fun noises and rhythms they get to create. Nowadays, with hip hop being so popular, boys can really channel their energy into this fun high-energy style. I will say that hip hop is the most popular for boys and it is very common for multiple boys to be in the same class. There are many options so try out a few dance classes and see what is best for your male dancer.

We see two main reasons why boys are not in dance classes:

Reason one

When a boy comes to try the class, he may be the only one and doesn’t return after that. Often this because of the parent’s feelings and not those of the boy.) If the boy would only stay a little longer, then he would ultimately meet the other boys coming to try the class.

Reason two

As boys get older, they begin to think that dance is uncool for them due to influences from male friends and family members. This is unfortunate since dance is fantastic for boys and, as they grow into men, what girl doesn’t appreciate a guy who can dance?! 

Overall, there are so many positives for boys taking dance classes… as long as they’re growing, learning, and happy!

 

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.