Choosing a dance studio for your child is important. There are many factors that go into choosing one that best fits your needs. Does this dance company have a variety of classes offered? Are there many dance classes for children or for teens? Are the teachers qualified to teach my child? Is the location conveniently located near me? These are some of the questions that may come up as you decide how to choose the best dance company. It is important that you research dance schools and ask questions to choose one that fits what you’re looking for in a dance school and for your child. Here is our guide on how to choose the best dance company.
1. Professional Setting Is Important
Does the dance studio look clean and safe? Are the teachers welcoming and inviting? Is this the kind of environment where kids are able to learn by qualified teachers? Dance class for children requires a balance of having a professional and educational environment and a fun place for kids to enjoy learning to love dance! At Dance to EvOLvE, we want parents and dancers to know our friendly teachers are passionate, highly trained and professional.
An important part of choosing a dance company is knowing the types of classes that are offered and finding the best fit for your child. Does your child like ballet or Hip Hop? Do you want your children involved jazz? Or maybe you'd like your child to try combo classes? Most dance companies, like Dance to EvOLvE, encourage kids to learn and have fun dancing in a variety of styles including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Hip Hop. Not only does sampling a variety of dance styles help your kids figure out their interests, it encourages them toseek out opportunities for further growth in their dance skills. Recitals and summer camps offer excellent opportunities to do just that!
3. Convenient Times and Locations
In some cities, parents may be lucky enough to have several dance studios near them, while others may have to travel a great distance to a dance studio. It is important to factor in how much time you are willing to spend driving to and from a dance studio and to make sure the dance class is also at a convenient time for you and your child. One of the unique qualities about Dance to EvOLvE is that we are a mobile dance company. We don't have just one location, but several locations in large cities like San Diego, Chicago, and Seattle. This is an advantage for our dancers because they are able to travel a shorter distance and take our weekly classes at convenient times.
4. What are your expectations for your child?
This is a great question to ask when choosing studios. Are you looking for competition schools, a large dance class setting or small class setting? Does the studio “favor” the competition students? Is there opportunity for performances? Maybe you’d want to find a studio that specializes in a particular style or focus. These are some questions worth considering before picking a dance studio. It is also good to know the expectations of each studio and their understanding of dance. Every dance company is different in their teaching style and their expectations of committed students.
At Dance to EvOLvE, our goal is to provide dance classes for children where they can learn proper technique and have fun doing it! We are big believers in the value of recial; guiding children toward a long term goal (performing at recial) and teaching them the pride and confidence that comes from performing what they have spent weeks practicing. You will find no drama or favoritism here!
As a unique mobile dance company that specializes in children’s dance Dance to EvOLvE should be top of your dance studio list to check out. Trial classes are available at all locations. Click below for more information!