When choosing a kids’ dance class, there are a few things to keep in mind. We have put together a guide to get you thinking about the right dance classes for your child…
Four things to consider
When looking for a dance class for your kid, it is crucial to ask about the teachers. You will want to know who will be handling your child’s dancing education and in which ways they can impact your child. Ask about the instructor’s qualifications and teaching experience. It’s also good to ask if they have experience dealing with children in critical situations such as possessing a CPR certification that could save a child’s life.
At Dance to EvOLvE we focus on hiring teachers who are not only amazing dancers but are also great with children. They also have to take our own Dance to EvOLvE courses every once in a while so that we can make sure our curriculum is unified and enforced.
What is their teaching philosophy?
Speaking of teachers’ ideas about dance, it’s a good idea to get to know the company philosophy. What are their core beliefs? Do they favor large or small dance class sizes?
At Dance to EvOLvE, our philosophy is ‘Your choice. Our knowledge. Their fun!’ Look for every studio’s mission statement or philosophy and make sure it’s easy to find.
Research the reputation of the studio and the classes
It never hurts to check out what other people have said about the dance studio you are looking into. One question to ask is how long has the dance studio been around and how well established are they?
How are they about parental involvement?
Try and find dance classes that offer parent involvement once in a while so that you can come into class and actively see what your child is doing. At Dance to EvOLvE, there is a parent observation day where parents can come into class and watch their children learn new things during dance class. Parents love to come in and the audience is great for the dancers.