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What age should a child start taking dance classes?

Before you sign your child up for dance lessons, there are few things that you need to consider,with age being one of the most important of the items on the list

Finding out the best age to enrol your child onto ballet lessons can be tricky. Different dance schools often have varying age recommendations for their classes.

However the answer is that it’s really up to you as the parent. Here at Dance to EvOLvE we offer a ‘Mommy or Daddy & me’ class for parents with kids aged 15 months to two years.

It’s a great class for a little ones to start developing coordination, social skills, understanding the connection of music to movement AND  a fantastic bonding experience between the child and parent.  The class is designed to be a general movement and music class to kickstart a love of dance.

What if your child is younger than 15 months or older than two years?  Every child’s development is different so slightly younger or older students will be fine. For example, a 12-month old can benefit from the class but won’t be able to physically do everything in the class… and that is okay! 

Hands up if you love to dance!

Students aged two and above are also welcome to take the ‘Mommy or Daddy & me’ class if the parent feels the child is not ready to move up or if the parent is just looking for that special experience with their child.

I know many studios say three years of age is the average age to start a student in dance class.  I agree if you are looking to start a traditionally structured ballet, tap, or hip hop class.  However if you are looking for a class that simply introduces movement, music and fun…start them early!  Get them dancing! 

Dancers looking to study the more technical side of dance typically begin this path around the age of six.  Their attention spans usually enables them to take in an hour of one style of dance compared to combo classes.  

With that said, a lot of parents ask is it too late for my child to start dancing?  A simple answer: No, it’s never too late.  Dance is a universal love that all ages can experience.  

Brittany White – EvOLvE Dance Director

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.