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Do you have realistic expectations of your child’s first dance class?

Your child's first dance class IS a big deal!

The first dance class can be nerve wracking for both the young dancer – and their parent! But put the panic on hold: here are five tips to help you get get ready for that all important first class.

Behavior expectations
Sometimes parents feel as though their child child isn’t ready for their first class. Other times the adult experiences embarrassment it looks as though their child isn’t listening in dance class. Please stop worrying and remember we are teachers!
We are ready for your child to have fun and learn in dance class. More often than not, a child may look like they aren’t listening, but in reality they simply just don’t know the structure and expectations of the class yet.  For our littlest dancers, this is often their first structured class so there is a lot of newness…. Be patient and know that this is all a part of the learning process.

It takes time
Too often parents walk away from the first dance experience, because their dancer seemed shy or showed some tears. It is normal for it to take a few dance classes before the new dancer feels comfortable and fully engaged. Only after a few classes will you be able to form a proper assessment.

Yes, tears are normal…
… especially for Tiny Movers, which is the first big girl and boy class where parents stay outside the studio. Tears can – and will – occur at any stage of the class. Know that this is to be expected. It’s all part of the learning process.
Our teachers are experienced and are used to working with young children – and tears! It’s okay, just keep movin’ and groovin’.  Dance to EvOLvE teachers also have a lot of experience working with separation anxiety – yours and theirs – so please listen to our suggestions.

A child's first dance class IS a big deal!

Kids only
Typically we recommend that parents refrain from entering the dance room. (Once in the room with your dancer, it is hard to get you out again.)  If your dancer isn’t ready yet, that’s okay. We encourage you to stay with your dancer at the doorway, just outside of the studio but close enough to observe the action.  Even better? Get ready and slowly start doing dance moves together from the doorway so as to help engage your child. Our teachers will tell the dancer they are welcome to come and join the class at any point, and will continually welcome them in. Again, this gives the new dancer the choice to participate when ready so that the experience isn’t scary or intimidating.

How to get ready for dance class
Parents also worry that their dancer won’t be ready because they haven’t taken a dance class before – or else are starting in the middle of a semester. No worries! Our teachers are used to having new dancers join, so relax… and trust us. Our teachers will get your little one up to speed in no time – at that age, children pick things up super quickly.

Practice makes perfect
It is always a great fun to practice the dance moves they have learnt at home – it’s also a fun (and free!) way to bond as a family!

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.