"How do I know what to look for when choosing a dance school?"
Searching for a dance school, especially for the first time, can be a frustrating, daunting task. Even after getting recommendations from social media and exploring websites, it can be very overwhelming, and if you’re anything like most parents, you still don’t really know what you’re looking for in a studio.
Click the link above to read an article outlining 6 aspects to consider when looking for a dance school. While there are surely other factors to consider, these are a great place to start.
“Does it really matter where she’s dancing or who the teacher is? It’s just for fun, and she's only a kid.”
Over and over, we hear similar sentiments from parents looking for a place for their children to dance. While we understand the frustration of trying to find the best fit, it’s important to take your time and make as informed of a decision as possible.
Click the link above to read a short article outlining why it’s important to find teachers that believe in a high standard of training. While we feel that this is crucial for young dancers, it can also apply to dancers of all ages who are trying to maintain or increase their skill level.
How many classes should I be taking? Why so many? What classes should I take? Who should I take class from?
Dance is, without a doubt, one of the most rewarding things a person can do with their lives. Each time you see the lights come up, hear the music start, and step on stage, it’s overwhelmingly gratifying to know that there’s an audience out there with whom you get to share a piece of yourself, that maybe there’s even one person out there that will be moved by your message, and that you could be the one to make a difference in someone’s life by sharing it. But all that satisfaction comes with a price: the years of hard, exhausting (sometimes frustrating) work that get you there. Ballet is unyielding and gives nothing away for nothing. A dancer has to fight for every inch they achieve. In such a physically and emotionally exhausting field, there are things we can do to make the journey a little easier, but one of the most important of these is taking class.