There is a real difference between being a good dancer, a good dance teacher and a good kids dance teacher. Too often, people think that because some are good competitive dancers, they will be good teachers or even good kids dance teachers as well. That is not necessarily the case. Little do they know that dancing is one skill, teaching kids how to dance is another. Young kids and toddlers are not like average adults who can understand most of the things that teachers convey, or express what they feel towards the content they are learning. To successfully teach children dancing, dance teachers in every kids dance school has to develop their own methods of catching little dancers’ attention, delivering their skills effectively, taking good care of each students and so on. Obviously the criteria for a good teacher will depend on the kids dance school’s philosophy and age group that they are teaching. But in general, here are some key qualities that are imperative to any kids dance teachers and are also what we look for when hiring and mentoring our Dance To EvOLvE teachers.
Professionalism: Kids dance school teachers need to be able to answer parents’ questions and communicate important information. They need to be reliable to be at class consistently and to be on time.
Knowledgable About Dance Development: The instructors in childrens dance schools need to know when students are ready to advance. It is crucial that they do not teach above the student’s age or level if their muscles and strength are not ready. Different levels of expectation should be applied to different ages of little dancers. For example, for our Magical Munchkins tap dancing class for 2-years-old toddlers, teachers would expect just the movement of legs and feet from them. However, if it were Start Shiners tap dancing class for 5 years old, the teachers would require the little ones to actually make the sound from dance moves.
Truly Passionate: Teaching in a kids dance school should be a true delight for the instructors. Great teachers enjoy the art of teaching dance, and enjoy being in the studio as a teacher watching their students grow. Their enthusiasm towards dance and teaching is contagious and will definitely affect and shape the little dancers’ attitude in dancing as well. Plus, teachers must truly love this age group, no faking it with a 3-year old.
Good Class Management: One of the biggest characteristics of great dance teachers that we see missing in a lot of great dancers is the ability to manage a class. The little dancers need to stay engaged and focused in a way that makes class fun while keeping them safe. Class management is imperative to a successful, efficient and productive class in a dance school for children. This is an acquired skill and should definitely be continually watched so the teacher can improve.
Good Preparation: A unique thing that our kids dance school’s teachers are required to do in order to maintain high quality classes is a lesson plan to ensure that teachers are not just ‘winging’ it week to week. All our teachers, for all ages and levels, also must complete teacher shadowing and a teacher development workshop once a year. Teachers can learn so much from each other and it is important to watch others to keep those creative juices flowing.
Every kids dance school has different sets of criteria about choosing teaching staff. The teachers are what differentiate or ‘make’ a kids dance school. Dance To EvOLvE has some of the best teachers around but they are all different and have different teaching methods. Some teachers are higher energy and louder and some have a much calmer quality to them. Neither of these types is better than the other, but just different and can have different effects on your little dancer. Thus it is also important to find out who is the right teacher for your little dancers. The first thing parents should do is to visit the website of the kids dance school they select and look at the description of its dance teachers. Pay attention to their education background, dance experience and personality, which is revealed in the way they introduce themselves. Besides reading the introduction of teachers, parents can also try visiting a kids dance teacher’s class and watch to see if the class seems organized and well run or if the little ones have enough time dancing and taking breaks. Talking to teachers directly after class will be helpful too. Prepare specific questions about little ones such as what the teachers will do if their children are not following instructions.
Overall, picking the right dance teacher for your child is essential to the kind of dance experience your little ones will have in the future. A great, skillful teacher with the qualities mentioned above will guide the little dancers to develop the same passion towards dance he or she has already discovered.
Have you ever needed to plan a party for your little one, yet had a hard time coming up with some fun kids themed party ideas in San Diego? Have you gotten tired of just a simple get-together with desserts and some presents already? Here we give you four interesting kids dance themed party ideas for your child to have a special and memorable day!
1. Ballerina Theme
How about a ballerina themed party! Because how could girls say no to dressing up in tutus, ballet shoes, tiaras and imagining being the princess in Swan Lake? Since your child might already be taking ballet dance classes in San Diego, a ballerina party would be a great way to make dance even more fun in their lives! Trust us, as the little princes and princesses leap and twirl, the other kids who have not taken kids ballet classes will try to join in the fun! You can even hire a ballet teacher to come in to teach all the kids at the party a choreographed dance. Then they all perform together and the kids become the party entertainment! If that option is out of your budget, show a short ballet dance video for kids to mimic together. This theme works well for kids between the ages of 2 and 10.
2. Hip Hop Theme
This is a perfect theme for both boys and girls! Find a great, high energy kids hip hop dance instructor to come in and teach a fun class that will have your guests thinking of your party every time they hear the songs. The teacher can choreograph a customized routine to the birthday girl or boy's favorite song for a mini show at the end of the party. You can ask your little guests to dress in hip hop gear, including super star glasses, snapback hat, etc., and have them list their favorite hip hop songs. It would be even more fun to take pictures of kids in dance poses, and film the show to give as a party favor! With the right teacher, you and the other parents may spot the next Michael Jackson or Justin Timberlake in the house! Make sure that you host the party where there is enough space for children to dance it out, such as at a local kids dance studio in San Diego, or your backyard. This theme is great for kids ages 5 and up.
3. Disco Theme
What is a better way to ignite your kiddos' intuitive sense of rhythm than a disco themed party? Simply decorating the room with a disco ball hanging from the ceiling, Christmas light around the room, and black lights for a glow-in-the-dark effect, will turn your living room or garage into a 70’s disco club. For dress code, ask your little guests to come wearing sparkling disco dresses or pants and hand out glowing jewelry or glow sticks to them after they arrive. You can hire a local kids dance teacher to teach the kids in all sort of various dance styles while they play dancing games (e.g. freeze dance, musical chair). This theme is great for kids between the ages of 2 and 6.
4. Nutcracker Theme
Are you on the lookout for a cool winter theme party for the holidays? Then a Nutcracker themed party would definitely be your first choice! Decorate your house with toy soldiers, Nutcrackers, fake snow and paper snowflake ornaments, DIY nutcracker character paper masks and Christmas lights. You can even set the dress code as “holiday attire” for more festive spirit! Since not every little guest may be familiar with the Nutcracker, you can begin the party by reading the story to them. Later, show them a video of the Nutcracker ballet and then organize the children to put on their own version of the performance. To add more fun, assign each child a character and ask them to play the show for you! As they enjoy the dancing and acting, this classic ballet is guaranteed to have little ones twirling with holiday delight!
Overall, hiring a professional for your child's dance party is the best way to reflect the dance party theme. We recommend researching your local dance studios that offer party planning. Compare pricing, reputations, and chat with other parents who may have some experience. If your child already takes dance lessons, try asking their teachers if they have party experience. If you would like to know about more kids dance party themes and options, fill out our San Diego dance party request form. We have plenty of other fun kids party theme ideas and don’t worry, we will do most of the work! With our assistance, we promise you and your kids will have a great time and an unforgettable party!
It is that time of the year. Fall has arrived. We put up the pumpkins, the decorative leaves, and the apple cider. We're getting our sweaters and warmer clothing ready for the cold days ahead. With fall comes Halloween and Halloween parties! What better way to spend time in a Halloween party than dancing to some awesome kids dance Halloween songs?
Halloween parties are a great opportunity for your little dancers to show you the dance moves they learned in our dance classes as well as a chance for you to connect with your child through this beloved activity. At a party we know kids tend to run around, which is great exercise in and of itself, but dancing will be able to add more fun to the mix and make it more interactive. These great kids dance Halloween songs are an opportunity for your little ones to have some fun!
When kids dance they are more prone to making friends and building their socialization skills. Through dancing, these kids dance Halloween songs provide a perfect opportunity for your children to foster those needed relationships.
If you’ve run out of games to play or are done with trick or treating, dance is a great way for you and your little ones to let loose and have fun together!
Here are the Top 7 Kids Dance Halloween Songs for Your Little Dancers!
1. Ray Parker, Jr. - "Ghost Busters"
Although the movie is before your little dancers’ time, this groovy Halloween dance song is still a dance move starter today! You can start off the party with this great song and get the dance moves going! The fun refrain of “GHOST BUSTERS” is also super fun to sing and a great way for you and your little dancers to have some fun.
2. The Skeleton Dance
Although it’s not technically a Halloween song, the fact that it’s about skeletons makes it spooktacularly fun! This interactive dance song comes with hand and feet motions and can even teach your child about human anatomy. "The head bone's connected to the neck bone..."
3. Bobby "Boris" Pickett - "Monster Mash"
This one’s a classic! This 50’s Halloween smash is a great groovy dance song for you and your little dancers. It is a great song to do the twist with!
4. Nightmare Before Christmas - "This Is Halloween"
Although the Tim Burton movie may be a bit scary for your little ones, this particular Halloween song is great to dance and sing along to! Turn it onwhen your little ones get tired, it’s a great mid-tempo song that can still keep everyone going but gives them time to rest.
5. Alvin & The Chipmunks - "Witch Doctor"
This 1950’s classic was remastered for the Alvin & The Chipmunks movie. This version has a great groove and perfect for those hip-hop dance moves! Plus, it is fun to hear them sing the chorus at random times!
6. Michael Jackson - "Thriller"
This one is another classic kids dance Halloween song that comes with some amazing dance moves by Michael Jackson! You can learn the dance yourself and then teach some of the moves to your little ones. Who doesn't love a moonwalking toddler? Just don’t show them the video. It is very spoooooooky!
7. Andrew Gold - Spooky Scary Skeletons
Finally, end the party with Andrew Gold’s Spooky Scary Skeletons! A great song to dance and sing along with.
Have a dancing Halloween!
There are so many types of dance styles available, it can be hard to find one that your child is interested in. Along with the many kids dance classes out there comes the common questions, what dance styles are good for ages or personality types? What does each dance style offer? One of the most popular these days is hip-hop classes for kids and toddlers. Read on to find out if hip-hop dance classes will prove to be a good fit for your kids!
Local hip-hop classes for kids in Chicago focus on creativity, coordination, and listening skills. These kids dance classes are great for expression as their own personal dance style can shine through. Hip-Hop promotes individualism and expression of all kind. Your child will be encouraged to be nothing other than themselves in this exciting, fast paced environment. Chicago offers several opportunities for hip-hop as well as chances for creativity. Check out our schedule page to find a local kids dance class that is right for your little groover.
What Personality Type is Best For a Hip-Hop Dance Class?
Hip-hop can fit with lots of different personality types but those with a creative, energetic, fast paced brain may be a perfect candidate for this dance style. Local hip-hop classes for kids in San Diego are great for a variety of ages. Take the time to find an appropriate local dance studio and once that is done, see what ages are common for the hip-hop dance classes. Hip-hop can be catered towards any age, even for toddlers as young as two. Check out Kid Ventures in the 4S Ranch neighborhood of San Diego. It has an imaginative play space and fun classes to enhance your toddler’s creativity.
Hip-hop is a great dance class for a child to start with because it introduces creativity, individualism and basic moves. Your child will learn how to express themselves, dance with those around them and increase confidence by testing out any new moves they may have. Local hip-hop classes for kids in Seattle are a perfect way to start your kid in a new activity. It’s hard not to enjoy a dance class that plays some of the latest beats and introduces some of the latest moves. With all the amazing creative and cultural opportunities in Seattle, make our kids hip-hop dance class the stop
What Does Hip-Hop Really Entail?
There is sometimes a concern that hip-hop can be questionable for children or involve inappropriate music. While that can be the case in certain circumstances, it is not the spirit of hip-hop. Hip-Hop is a form of self-expression that involves energetic moves, such as popping and breakdancing, all within appropriate measures with appropriate music. The main idea is that there are no wrong moves here and your superstar is free to create any original moves as well as test out some they have been working on. If you have a child who doesn't show a particular interest in dance but is into some serious ninja moves, check a hip-hop dance class out! You will be amazed how much they get into it. All styles and moves are free to be expressed here.
EvOLvE wants your child to have a blast when dancing as well as grow physically and mentally. According to www.nedo.org, “dance helps children physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively.” Taking a local hip-hop class for kids is a great way to help your kid grow to their full potential. These kids dance classes teach so much more than just basic dance moves. We hope that this information helped. As always, if you have any more questions or comments, please feel free to let us know or check out our twitter page for neat information on ballet and tap.
Dance class opportunities are everywhere! No matter where you are, there is always a chance to move and groove to the music whether it is in your living room or in a studio. A couple of our favorite locations are Encinitas dance classes in San Diego and Logan Square dance classes in Chicago. These areas offer kid friendly entertainment as well as vibrant and exciting opportunities to get your toddler up on their feet. Read on to explore the endless dancing opportunities as well as all the fun activities for you and your kid.
North County San Diego
North County is sometimes overlooked due to not being at the heart of San Diego, but that does not mean it isn’t an excellent option for dancing and attractions. Why not check out the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad with your little one or have a blast with the new added features at Legoland. Another attraction to North County is the dancing features. Check out Encinitas dance classes as well as Carlsbad dance classes. Your child can have a blast dancing to the music they learned how to make at the Museum of Making Music.
Logan Square Chicago
Logan Square is full of some amazing features as well as vibrant dancing opportunities for your child. Catch a movie at Logan theater where you can find kids movies for only one dollar Tuesday's and Wednesday's at 10am. You can also eat locally at the Logan Square farmer's market every Sunday up until October 26th with live music and all sorts of organic food. Lastly, catch one of the many kid friendly festivals going on during the Summer time. Along with these attractions comes the opportunity to let loose and dance to the music at local dance studios around the area. Take a dance class in Logan Square in the morning, then eat lunch and practice some new dance moves at your local farmer's market in the afternoon.
Dancing can be done anywhere. However, it is an added bonus when dancing can be done in areas with numerous other attractions to keep your little one active and learning. Mix kids dance classes with some of these amazing attractions and your superstar is sure to have a blast.
We hope you found this information helpful! If you would like more information on Dance to EvOLvE classes, visit our San Diego Facebook page or our Chicago Facebook page.
There are so many types of dance styles available, it can be hard to find one that your child is interested in. Along with the variety of kids dance classes available comes the common questions, what dance styles are good for ages or personality types? What does each dance style offer? These are great questions and we are here to answer them! Read on to find out if ballet and or tap dance classes for kids will prove to be a good fit!
Ballet Dance Class for Kids
Local ballet classes for kids in San Diego focus on ballet technique as well as strength, balance, and grace. A pre-ballet dance class is good for kids as young as 2, but when advancing to higher levels of ballet, it is best if your child is six or older. San Diego has a ton of great ballet schools as well as ballet performances you and your child can go watch and see if that is something that might interest them. Is there a lot of twirling in the living room? What about a lot of tutu shopping? If so, a ballet dance class may be a perfect fit for your child!
Along with ballet dance classes comes local tap dance for toddlers in Chicago. Tap is an energetic and expressive way for your kid to make some noise, learn some moves and listen to fun tunes. It’s that type of dance style that makes everyone feel good! If your toddler is in love with those shoes that make noise or tapping their little feet on all of your hardwood floors, give tap dance class a shot! Tap is great for all ages as it involves learning basic motor skills, rhythm and musicality. Chicago offers so many dancing opportunities as well as kid friendly activities. Check out a play at the Chicago Children’s theater and then try a tap dance class in the afternoon.
Ballet/Tap Combination Classes
The great thing about local tap and ballet dance classes is that they go great together! Can’t decide on one? No problem. Combination dance classes in Seattle are an excellent option for your little one. In dance classes such as these, your child will develop dance, listening and coordination skills as well as fundamentals in both tap and ballet. Check out the Seattle Aquarium for an exciting morning and a combination dance class in the afternoon for a fun filled day.
All dance classes offer development of muscles, enhanced self-esteem and social skills. Kids ballet and tap classes are specifically great for self-expression. Who doesn’t feel great after tapping around on a dance floor or being a graceful ballerina for a day? Tap and ballet are a great foundation for all other styles of dance because they teach the basics such as posture, movement and coordination. Make the dancing even more fun by doing it in vibrant areas such as San Diego, Chicago and Seattle.
EvOLvE wants your child to have a blast when dancing as well as grow physically and mentally. According to www.nedo.org, “dance helps children physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively.” Taking a local ballet class for kids or a local tap dance class for toddlers is a great way to help your little one grow to their full potential. These kids dance classes teach so much more than just basic dance moves. We hope that this information helped. As always, if you have anymore questions or comments, please feel free to let us know or check out our twitter page for neat information on ballet and tap.
Finding age appropriate local kids dance classes can prove to be difficult at times. You want your kid to be challenged in their dance class but not so much so that they feel overwhelmed. Luckily, Dance to EvOLvE has locations in San Diego, Chicago, and Seattle where we offer a wide variety of kids dance classes. If you are in another area, we are here to provide some helpful tips when looking for an age appropriate local kids dance class.
What Dance Classes Are Offered?
When looking for a local kids dance class, check out the current dance classes offered. Are there enough classes for a variety of ages? Do the dance classes accommodate to the appropriate ages? It is important that the local dance studio offers kids dance classes for specific, target age groups such as 3-4 or 8-11 so that the kids are challenged as well as fully benefit from the others around them. You wouldn’t want you’re 10 year old doing the same activities that the 4 year olds are doing!
Next, you want to look at what types of dance are offered at your local dance studio. Are only creative movement classes offered? What about hip hop classes for kids? It is very important to find the right local kids dance class as it will allow them to grow and succeed. Popular dance classes for kids are hip-hop classes, ballet classes and or combination classes that include a mixture of tap and ballet.
What is your kid interested in?
One of the most important things you can do is ask your kid what they are interested in! If they say hip-hop classes, take a look at local dance studios that offer kids dance classes in that style of dance. Once you have that narrowed down, then you can look at the professionalism of the studio, the cleanliness and the philosophy. Does the studio place a high emphasis on ensuring the kids feel welcome? What about laughs and smiles? An age appropriate local kids dance class will have the perfect balance of fun, learning and challenge.
Are The Music & Moves Age Appropriate?
Another important factor to look into when finding an age appropriate dance class for kids is the dance moves and the dance music. Not only do the dance moves need to be appropriate but they should also be catered towards the age of your child. For a younger kid, advanced ballet technique should not be introduced just yet. Rather the dance class should be focused on introducing the style of dance as well as learning very basic introductory moves. The dance music also needs to be catered towards the age of the kid. An eight year old in a ballet dance class should be dancing to different music than a five year old in a hip-hop dance class. To ensure the music and dance moves are appropriate, take a trial class at a local dance studio or try a few different ones before settling. There is nothing wrong than taking the time to find the perfect kids dance class for your superstar.
An age appropriate kids dance class makes all the difference. This age is crucial for your kid to grow, learn and try new things. According to factsforlifeglobal.org, children as young as five years old should be able to move in a coordinated way as well as interact and play with those around them. Dance to EvOLvE wants your child to reach their full potential as well as succeed. A great way to do that is to find a fun, exciting and age appropriate local kids dance class. We hope you found this guide helpful. If you have any further questions or comments do not hesitate to let us know! You can also check our Facebook for lots of neat information on local kids dance classes near you!
Searching for age appropriate local dance classes for toddlers can prove to be a struggle at times. You want your toddler to be challenged in their dance class but not so much so that they feel overwhelmed. Luckily, Dance to EvOLvE has locations in San Diego, Chicago, and Seattle where we offer a wide variety of kids dance classes. If you are in another area, we are here to provide some helpful tips when looking for an age appropriate dance class for toddlers.
Check Out The Current Dance Classes Offered:
When searching for a local dance lesson for toddlers, check out the current dance classes offered. Are there a variety of classes for all ages? Do the dance classes accommodate to the appropriate ages such as with music, moves and parent involvement? It is important that the dance studio offers local dance classes for specific, target age groups such as 2-3 so that the toddlers are developing motor skills as well as benefitting fully from the others around them. You wouldn’t want your 2 year old doing the same activities that the 10 year olds are doing!
Next, you want to look at what types of kids dance classes are offered at your local dance studio. Are only hip-hop classes offered? What about creative movement classes? It is very important to find the right local dance class for your toddler, as it will allow them to grow and succeed. Once your toddler has mastered one, then you can advance to other classes. Popular dance lessons for toddlers are creative movement classes, hip-hop classes and combination classes that include a mixture of tap and ballet.
Take Note On What Your Toddler Is Interested In:
One of the most important things you can do is take note on what your toddler is interested in! If you are noticing a lot of twirling and tapping around the house, take a look at local dance studios that offer dance lessons for toddlers in ballet or tap. Once you have that narrowed down, then you can look at the professionalism of the studio, the cleanliness and the philosophy. Does the studio place a high emphasis on ensuring the toddlers feel welcome? What about laughs and smiles? An age appropriate local dance lesson for toddlers will have the perfect balance of fun, learning and challenge.
Make Sure The Music & Moves Are Age Appropriate:
Another important factor to look into when finding an age appropriate local dance class for toddlers is the dance moves and the dance music. Not only do the dance moves need to be appropriate but they should also be catered towards the age of your toddler. For a 2 year old, advanced ballet technique should not be introduced yet. Rather the toddler dance class should be focused on practicing coordination, as well as developing the motor skills and learning how to move to the music. The dance music also needs to be catered towards the age of the toddler. A two year old in a ballet dance class should be dancing to different music than a ten year old in a hip-hop dance class. To ensure the music and dance moves are appropriate, take a trial class at a local dance studio or try a few different ones before settling. There is nothing wrong than taking the time to find the perfect local dance lesson for your toddler.
An age appropriate toddler dance lesson makes all the difference. This age is crucial for your toddler to grow, learn and try new things. According to factsforlifeglobal.org, a two year old should be able to follow simple instructions as well as imitate the behavior of those around them. Dance to EvOLvE wants your toddler to reach their full potential while experiencing lots of smiles and giggles. A great way to do this is to find a fun, exciting and age appropriate local dance class for your toddler. We hope you found this guide helpful. If you have any further questions or comments do not hesitate to let us know! You can also check our Facebook for lots of neat information on dance lessons for toddlers.
Searching for age appropriate local dance classes for preschoolers can prove to be a struggle at times. You want your preschooler to be challenged in their dance class but not so much so that they feel overwhelmed. Luckily, Dance to EvOLvE has locations in San Diego, Chicago, and Seattle where we offer a wide variety of kids dance classes. If you are in another area, we are here to provide some helpful tips when looking for an age appropriate dance class for kindergarteners.
What Are The Dance Classes Offered?
When looking for a local dance class for preschoolers check out the current kids dance classes offered. Are there enough classes for a variety of ages? Do the dance classes accommodate to the appropriate ages? It is important that the dance studio offers preschool dance classes for specific, target age groups such as 4-5 or 5-6 so that the kids are challenged as well as benefitting fully from the others around them. You wouldn’t want your 5 year old doing the same activities as the 13 year olds!
Next, look at what types of kids dance classes are offered at your local dance studio. Are only creative movement classes offered? What about hip hop for preschoolers? Finding the right local dance class for your kindergartener is crucial as it will allow them to grow and succeed. Popular dance classes for kindergarteners are hip-hop classes, ballet classes and combination classes that include a mixture of tap and ballet.
What Piques Your Preschoolers Interest?
One of the most important things you can do is ask your preschooler what it is they are interested in! If they say "fighting like a ninja" take a look at local dance studios that offer hip-hop dance classes for ages 4-6 years. If the answer is "I wanna be princess", preschool ballet classes might be a better bet. Once you have narrowed down the style, then you can look at the professionalism of the studio, the cleanliness and the philosophy. Does the studio place a high emphasis on ensuring the preschoolers feel welcome? What about laughs and smiles? An age appropriate local dance class for preschoolers will have the perfect balance of fun, learning and challenge.
Are The Music And Moves Age Appropriate?
Another important factor to consider when finding an age appropriate dance class for kindergarteners is the dance moves and the dance music. Not only do the dance moves need to be appropriate but they should also be catered towards the age of your preschooler. For a younger age, advanced ballet technique should not be introduced just yet. Rather the dance class for kindergarteners should focus on introducing the style of dance as well as learning very basic introductory moves. The dance music also needs to be tailored towards the age of the preschooler. Frozen's "Let it Go" is a is sure to pease a 5 year old, but older children might be over it and on to, heaven forbid, 'tween music. (Bieber anyone?) To ensure the music and dance moves are appropriate, take a trial class at a local kids dance studio or try a few different ones before settling. There is nothing wrong with taking the time to find the perfect dance class for your preschooler.
An age appropriate dance class for preschoolers makes all the difference. This age is crucial for your preschooler to grow, learn and try new things. According to factsforlifeglobal.org, five year olds should be able to move in a coordinated way as well as answer simple questions. Dance to EvOLvE wants your preschooler to reach their full potential as well as succeed. A great way to do that is to find a fun, exciting and age appropriate local dance class for kindergarteners. We hope you found this guide helpful. If you have any further questions or comments do not hesitate to let us know! You can also check our Facebook for lots of neat information on dance classes for preschoolers.
Dancing is all the rage these days. All you have to do is turn on the TV and you will find some variation of "So You Think You Can Dance With the Stars?" People are flocking to dance studios to learn how to shake it like the pros, but despite the popularity of dance it can still be challenging to find proper toddler dance classes in Chicago. Location is everything! What fun is a kids dance class if it is too difficult or too far to get to? It’s also important to take into consideration commute time on different times of the day. Crossing Chicago at rush hour? No thank you! With location being so important, EvOLvE has made it a mission to provide convenient kids dance studios in fun, accessible areas. Read on to find out more about our up and coming dance locations.
Ravenswood/Wrigleyville local dance classes
Our Ravenswood/Wrigleyville local dance classes are ballet, tap, hip hop and combination. This new location offers dance classes for toddlers and preschoolers, ages 2-4. Not far away is Wrigley Field, giving you the opportunity to take your toddler to a Cub’s game! Watching a baseball game with your child can prove to be an amazing, fun experience. If baseball isn’t your thing, check out Welles Park which has a fully enclosed, shaded playground and a spray water feature, perfect for hot summer days. With all the dancing, splashing, and baseball, your toddler is sure to have a blast in this exciting location.
Edgewater local dance classes
Similar to other locations, our Edgewater local dance classes are tap, ballet and hip hop. This kid friendly area features parks on every other corner as well as an array of movie theaters and restaurants. In addition to this is a park facility called Broadway Armory that offers tons of fun activities for children such as soccer, volleyball and gymnastics.
Uptown & Old Irving Park local dance classes
Our next two studios are in Uptown and the Northwest side of Chicago. These areas offer lots of fun parks, restaurants and kid friendly activities for your toddler. Kids dance classes in Uptown and Old Irving Park include creative movement classes, tap and ballet combo classes and hip hop classes for ages 2 to 12. We want to ensure that our dance studios are in locations that are not only convenient for you but are safe and kid friendly for your dancing superstar.
Evanston local dance classes
Our upcoming location in January of 2015 will be located in Evanston. This location has it all from malls, parks, theaters and lots of fun places to eat. Starting in November, an indoor kids center called Little Beans Café will be opening that will have something for everyone including our Evanston local dance classes. This family friendly suburb is close to the city and a perfect place to get up on your feet.
Once you have decided on the best area for your toddler dance lessons in San Diego, you can begin to look at what studios in your preferred area offer; what the teachers teach, background on the studio and age appropriateness of the skills taught. A good kids dance studio will love children, but more importantly know how to speak to and motivate them. Teaching children is much different than teach adults, and teaching toddlers is much different than teaching 8 year olds, as many of us know from first hand experience! When you do a trial class, ask yourself: was the music appropriate for the age group? Were the skills challenging, yet achievable? Was the teacher patient? Was the facility clean and safe? Last, but not least, ask your child if he or she had fun! Did your toddler experience lots of laughs and smiles in class? The right dance studio should have the perfect combination of learning and laughter to fully benefit your toddler.
Your convenience matters to us, which is why our locations are in safe, kid friendly atmospheres with lots to do. We want the dancing experience to be fun, engaging and active for your toddler and a good location and studio are key to that. For more information on our Dance to EvOLvE locations, check our website or our twitter for updated information or any fun activities or themes for the week. We cannot wait to get dancing with you!