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Summer Break: Camp Time

Posted by Brittany White on Mar 6, 2017 7:29:42 PM

Summer is finally approaching! There’s nothing better than the great weather and free time to spend with your little ones. It’s the perfect time to try something new and refreshing! With so many options, we know it can be overwhelming to find something for your little one to do over summer break. 

So who are we, you may ask? We are Dance To EvOLvE. A mobile dance company for kids ages 2-12! We offer dance classes with styles ranging from ballet, tap, to hip hop. One of our most exciting programs are our summer dance camps! We offer half-day dance camps for kids and full day combination dance/soccer camps beginning in June all the way through August. Our mission is to evolve our students through dance while creating heart-warming smiles! So take a break from the harsh summer sun and read on to learn more about why so many parents enroll their kids in our summer dance camps!

1) Beat Summertime Boredom

Many kids look forward to summer, but then they get extremely bored halfway through their break! Not our campers! During our summer dance camps for kids, there's so much for your little one to do! From dancing, playing games, or even doing arts and crafts. Kids can also memorize steps, rhythm patterns in music, and formations which keep their brains working while having lots of fun! Our summer dance camps for kids are the perfect way for kids to beat summertime boredom! 

1-3391805252010121954.jpg 2) Make New Friends

Children who participate in our summer dance camps have a fun, and safe environment to interact with children their own age. Our summer camps for kids create a team-like atmosphere by encouraging children to work as a team. As kids build up their self-confidence, they will have an easier time making friends. These skills can even help little ones make new friends in school! Our summer dance camps create the perfect environment for campers to make lifelong friendships. For some extra fun outside of our dance camps, many dancers often have playdates with their new buddies. It's a great way for your children to make special, lifelong memories!

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3) Maintain Physical Health 

It's no mystery that dance is a great form of exercise! Our dance camps provide a great way to stay fit during summer break. They are a fun and exciting way to let kids' energy run free. Our campers have the chance to dance and participate in various indoor and outdoor activities which can help with your child’s flexibility, range of motion, physical strength, balance, coordination and stamina! It’s a great way for your little one to start understanding what it’s like to maintain a healthy lifestyle! To keep the fitness going all day long, we offer offer half and full day summer dance camps with a soccer option. For more information on our full day camps, make sure to visit our website!

 

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4) Explore New Dance Styles

Our summer camps for kids are the perfect way for your little one to explore new dance styles. Your child can try ballet, hip hop, tap, or all 3! It's a fantastic option for experienced dancers to try new styles of dance, while new dancers can test the waters of each style of dance and pick their favorite! Getting the chance to do many styles of dancing is one of the best reasons for enrolling your child in any of our summer dance camps! Another reason our camps are awesome is because we're easy on your wallet! If you register your dancer for a 2nd Dance To EvOLvE camp, receive 15% rebate! For more information on our discount visit our websitehere

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Dance camps are the perfect way to get the benefits of dance within a short period of time!  If you're interested in signing up your little ones for a summer dance camp, you can find all the information you need on our website! Check it out to learn more about all of our San Diego and Chicago locations, camp dates, and dance styles. We have plenty of options to match up with your child's interests and your schedule! But make sure to hurry and register soon, our camps will fill up! 

Our summer dance camps are an experience your little one cannot miss out on! If you have any questions, make sure to leave us a comment down below or visit our website for our contact information. And don't forget to download the Ultimate Guide To Prepare Your Dancer For Dance Camps linked down below! We can't wait to see you all this summer! 

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7 Tips To Prepare For Summer Dance Camp

Posted by Brittany White on Feb 4, 2017 4:48:39 PM

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Summer dance camps are one of the most exciting parts about being on summer break! However, for many, it is also the first time kids are separated from their family. We understand that summer camp might be a new experience and that it might make both dancers and parents a bit uneasy. So we’ve compiled few tips and tricks to help put your mind at ease and to get you and your little one prepared for a fun-filled summer at camp!

1) Have A Positive Attitude

The most important part about making yourself and your camper more comfortable with summer camp is to have a positive attitude! If you don’t think camp will be a positive experience for your child, neither will he/she. Remain positive, give him/her a pep up talk in the morning if the nerves kick in. You can also offer words of encouragement and remind your camper of how much fun camp is! For young campers, reminding them that attending camp is definitely something for “big boys” and “big girls” will also make a huge difference. So turn that frown upside down and head to camp with a positive mindset!

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2) Share Your Own Camp Experiences!

Did you go to camp as a child? If you did, don’t forget to show your pictures of yourself from when you were a camper! Explain to them how much fun you had, how many friends you made, your favorite summer camp memories, and all the neat things you learned! Your summer camp tips will excite your children for their own camp while at the same time easing their nerves!

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3) Head To Camp With A Friend!

Having one of your child’s friends attend summer camp with your child will comfort your camper because they will know someone as soon as they arrive to camp! Not only will this strengthen your child’s current friendship because of these new and fun experiences, but it will reduce your child’s anxiety significantly! (especially if your child is shy!) Having a camp buddy will help your child venture out of his/her comfort zone and help add new kids into their friendship circle!

4) Learn About The Camp!

Learning about the camp in advance will most likely ease your nerves! Go online and research the names and faces of the camp staff. You can also get a better idea of what to expect by reviewing camp videos, brochures, etc. which can all be found on the website of the summer camp your child is attending. Reading over camp safety policies or reviewing safety with the camp provider will also make you and your child feel a lot better if you’re nervous about the big day! 

 

 

5) Packing For Camp!

We know that as a parent you might feel obligated to pack every single thing you can think of. But don’t worry, you really don’t need to pack too much! An extra change of clothes in a bag is always handy (just to be safe in case of accidents). Don’t forget to pack healthy snacks such as fruits and veggies for breaks (nothing too sugary!). Water bottles are a must, you can even bring one reusable bottle so your child only has to carry one bottle. It’ll also make their bag a bit lighter. A list of emergency contacts is important for your child to leave with the camp providers just in case of an emergency. Lastly, be sure to label everything with your child’s first and last name just in case he/she loses any of their belongings!

6) Stay Composed!

Resisting the urge to tell your child over and over how much you will miss him/her will make summer camp a lot easier for you and your child. When you constantly tell them that you will miss them, it increases the risk of separation anxiety, especially when you’re saying your goodbyes. Instead, recognize that it is just a few hours a day, and your child will be having so much fun so there won’t be time to get homesick! Give your child a hug and a kiss and send them on their way!

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7) Give Yourself Extra Time On Check-In Day!

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Understand that the first day of summer camp can be a bit hectic, so allow yourself plenty of extra
time to get checked in. Make sure you arrive early to talk to the camp staff, get your child checked in, take pictures, and say your goodbyes for the day. You won’t regret giving yourself plenty of time to get all of these things done without feeling rushed!

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Local dance studios offer a variety of summer options. These summer dance camps offer music and creative movement classes, choreography, and teach kids different dance styles such as hip-hop, tap, and ballet! Start your research and be sure to get registered early because camps fill up fast! For more information and tips for summer dance camps, check out the Ultimate Guide To Prepare Your Dancer For Summer Dance Camps linked down below or leave any comments/questions down below! Secure a spot in the perfect dance summer camp for your child today!

 

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The Truth about Hip Hop Dance for Tweens and Middle Schoolers

Posted by Brittany White on Dec 9, 2015 2:31:05 PM

We understand that there are stereotypes for some dance classes, especially hip hop for tweens and other ages, but the truth is that they aren't just for booty-poppers! With the right teacher and hip hop class, your dancer can be dancing to the beats in an environment that you are comfortable with!

With the hip hop stereotypes, it can be easy for people to assume there is a certain level of inappropriateness involved. But this does not have to be the case if you are considering the right children's dance studio or middle school hip hop classes. Just like any program you would involve your child in, it is always important to ask some questions to ensure it is the right fit for what you are looking for in a hip hop class for tweens or middle schoolers.

Here is what to look for in tween hip hop classes and what Dance To EvOLvE focuses upon:

-Does the teacher use age appropriate music?
-Is the teacher a positive role model that your dancer can look up to?
-How does the teacher go above and beyond to incorporate life-skills during the hip hop dance class for tweens or in the middle school hip hop dance class?
-Is the movement in the hip hop class age appropriate for children or twees, and is about having fun and creating a positive message? Or is it about something you're not comfortable with as a parent?
-Overall, does the tweens hip hop dance class you are considering seem professional and family friendly?

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If this is your first time considering enrolling your child or tween in a hip hop class, it is helpful to know a bit more about some developmental benefits of hip hop dance in general. One of the hallmarks of hip hop dance is its use and encouragement of improvisational dance moves, known as "freestyle".  New dancers may find themselves feeling reserved and self conscious when asked to freestyle to hip hop music, but the mark of a great teacher and a great hip hop dance class for tweens (or middle school hip hop dance program) is the ability to encourage the dancer to experiment with new movements and feel the music in a way that feels authentic to them, while keeping with the style of the dance.

We all know that teen years are often fraught with uncertainty and identity searching, with a fair amount of self-doubt thrown in.  Hip hop classes can do wonders to pull kids out of their shells and expose a self-awareness and self-confidence your child never realized they had. Children's and tween's dance classes can be an amazing experience that does wonders for your dancer’s confidence. After participating in the right hip hop dance class, dancers should be sweaty, happy, and self-assured from learning something that presented the right amount of challenge mixed with fun. And then just watch them freestyle confidently with a flair all their own!

Some Other Fun Information About Hip Hop:

Hip hop dance is a category of dance that encompasses a variety of urban styles. The primary styles within this wide range include but are not limited to: breaking, locking and popping. Hip Hop dance is not a studio-evolved style and saw no formal beginning, instead, it was developed on the street in urban neighborhoods.  Hip hop can come in many different styles with a variety of music...find an age appropriate hip hop class for your dancer! Check out our kid's hip hop classes available for ages 2-12.

  • Black and Latino Americans were the creators of uprock and breaking in the Bronx of New York, whereas Black Americans in California created popping, roboting, boogalo and locking - or the funk style.
  • Hip Hop dance became widely known in the 1970s after the first professional street-based crews formed in the USA.
  • In the 1980s, hip hop social dancing started to develop, with novelty and fad dances such as the Roger Rabbit, the Cabbage Patch, and the Worm becoming widely popularized.  Who can forget those fun dances?

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Four Things to Look For in Kids Dance Schools For Your Young Dancer

Posted by Dance To EvOLvE Team on Nov 26, 2014 3:34:00 PM

If your children are interested in taking dance lessons, your choice of kids dance school is crucial to your little ones’ future learning experience. What and how a dance studio teaches will have an impact on young kids’ physical and emotional development, especially if it is their first dance class ever. Yet it can be overwhelming and time-consuming to search for the right one. There are so many factors to take into consideration: instructors, dance styles, facility, proximity, etc. No worries, we’ve got your back! Here is our advice of 4 main things to look for in kids dance schools for your young dancers.

1. Specialization in your child’s age

kids dance schoolSelecting an age-appropriate dance school for your little ones could not be more important. It will not only improve learning effectiveness but also avoids physical damage from doing dance moves that their bodies cannot handle. Dance To EvOLvE is a San Diego-based kids dance school specialized in teaching toddlers and kids from 2-6 years old, thus all of our kids dance classes are oriented towards children in this age range. Our dance instructors are experts in both dancing and teaching. They are knowledgeable in teaching proper dance techniques for young children, and experienced in communicating effectively with them. So always look for a kids dance school that is dedicated to little dancers of your child’s age. 

2. Specialization in the type of dance that kids enjoy the most

Ask your kids what type of dance they would love to try and pick the dance school thatdifferent dance style in kids dance school is specialized in this style. Beforehand, you can show them some videos online to give them an idea what each dance style is like. Dance studios that are specialized in your kids’ favorite type of dance will maximize their dancing experience through quality teachers and professional skills. For example, EvOLvE is focused on a variety of dance styles for children for over 4 years. Each teacher is carefully selected by his/her experience, passion, and professionalism in certain dance. No matter if it is ballet, tap dancing, hip hop, salsa or jazz that your children are interested in, you can always find a class here presented by our talented teacher crew.

3. Core value on the little ones

kidx dance schoolAll kids dance schools are not necessarily alike, even when they offer the same dance classes. It is the core values of a dance school that makes a difference. Different dance schools have different beliefs, guiding principles and attitude towards details of dance classes, such as how little dancers should behave in class, or what the atmosphere of dance classes should be like. Parents are able to find out about a school’s value in multiple ways, by going through its website, by talking to its teachers or by visiting one of their dance classes. Always choose dance schools that put your child’s feeling and growth as priority. Our dance school emphasizes letting young kids have fun while dancing, and allowing them to learn though laughter in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We encourage little dancers to participate in our classes in an active, engaging and creative way with limited downtime, because we believe that they improve faster with a smile and a giggle.

4. Location

Last but not least, location plays a key role in parents deciding on the right kids dance school as well.kids dance school Needless to say how inconvenient it is to commute during rush hour, it would be even more annoying if it happens to be dangerous weather (rain, sleet, snow anyone?) and you have to drive across half of the city to drop your little dancers off. Therefore, make sure that the dance school you pick is in accessible, convenient area, ideally close to your work or home. Dance To EvOLvE is a mobile dance school with multiple locations. Our classes are available in many areas throughout San Diego, Chicago and Seattle, so parents have a variety of options to choose from when deciding where they would like their kids to take dance classes.

In a nutshell, there are 4 things to keep in mind while selecting the best kids dance school for your new little dancers: it has to be age appropriate, specialized in the dance style your child wants to learn, focused on little dancer’s development, and located in a convenient area. We know that finding the right kids dance school can be tricky, but it will be all worth it when you peek into the studio and see your little one twirling to the music or "breaking it down" with all the enthusiasm their little bodies possess.

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What makes a good dance teacher in a kids dance school?

Posted by Dance To EvOLvE Team on Nov 22, 2014 8:57:00 AM

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.

teachers of kids dance schoolProfessionalism: 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 wekids dance teacher kids dance school 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.

kids dance school kids dance teacherEvery 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.

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Dance Classes in Encinitas and Logan Square

Posted by Brittany, Dance To EvOLvE on Sep 19, 2014 2:19:00 PM

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.

kids dance classNorth 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.  children dance classes

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.

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Local Dance Lessons for Toddlers

Posted by Brittany, Dance To EvOLvE on Aug 27, 2014 10:49:00 PM

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:

toddler dance lessonsWhen 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!local toddler dance class 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.

local toddler dance lessonAn 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. 

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Local Dance Classes for Preschoolers & Kindergarteners

Posted by Brittany, Dance To EvOLvE on Aug 26, 2014 10:13:00 PM

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?

local dance classes for preschoolersWhen 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 arelocal dance class for kindergarteners 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.

ballet dance classes for preschoolersAn 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.

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Kids Dance Classes in San Diego - New Locations!

Posted by Brittany, Dance To EvOLvE on Aug 12, 2014 9:56:00 AM

Dancing is everywhere we look. On the streets, in the kitchen, on the T.V., with so much dancing around us, it can still be hard to find proper kids dance classes in San Diego.  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 San Diego at rush hour?  Forget about it!  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.


kids dance Studio4S Ranch local dance classes
 

We are happy to announce that we have a new kids dance class location in 4S Ranch for your convenience! This location is in proximity to a lot of neighboring communities such as Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Ranch and Del Sur. 4S Ranch local dance classes range from tap, ballet, hip hop and combination classes for all ages two through twelve.  An added bonus of our new 4S Ranch dance location is the summer movies in community parks nearby such as Patriot Park, and summer concerts where you and your toddler can practice new dance moves! We ensure that our kids dance studios are in locations that are not only convenient for you but are safe and kid friendly for your dancing superstar.

Carmel Mountain local dance classes

Another place where you can get moving and grooving is our Carmel Mountain location. Similar to 4Skids dance class Ranch, Carmel Mountain is also near several popular communities with lots of fun entertainment to go along with the dancing fun. Our Carmel Mountain local dance class is currently offering a tap/ballet combo Thursday afternoons during the summertime. This popular class introduces movement, coordination and a fun jazz dance day once a month for those who like to switch things up from time to time. Carmel Mountain Ranch also features summer movies in their local parks and will occasionally offer a free kids dance lesson before the movie starts, lead by one of our very own EvOLvE teachers.  Get all the wiggles and jiggles out before the movie starts and your toddler should be good to go for the better part of the movie!

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 we provide several easily accessible locations to make dancing a fun and easy activity for you and your toddler. Along with finding a good location for your child's dance lessons comes finding a reliable, trustworthy studio with great teachers who want to further your toddler’s growth. After all, your superstar deserves the best! For more information on Dance To EvOLvE's many locations, check our website.  For updated information, as well as any fun activities or upcoming events, follow us on twitter!

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Preschool and Toddler Dance Locations in Seattle!

Posted by Brittany, Dance To EvOLvE on Aug 11, 2014 2:22:00 PM

Dancing is everywhere. On the streets, in the kitchen, on the T.V., with so much dancing around us, it can still be hard to find proper kids dance classes in Seattle.  Location is everything!  What fun is a 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. With location being so important, Dance to EvOLvE has made it a mission to provide convenient studios in fun, accessible areas.  Read on to find out more about our up and coming dance locations.


preschooler ballet class seattleNorthgate local dance classes

Northgate local dance classes are hip hop and combination tap/ballet.  These are specially designed toddler dance classes that we have scheduled at easily accessible times. Our Northgate kids dance studio is conveniently located behind the Northgate Mall. Drop your child off at their dance class and take some time for yourself or take your superstar for a bite to eat after they rocked their first lesson. We ensure that our toddler dance classes are in locations that are not only easy to get to but are safe and kid friendly for your child.

University Heights local dance classes

The University Heights community center notkids dance class studio seattle only offers kids dance classes in Seattle, but a whole calendar of events ranging from monthly picnics, to painting classes and art camps for your toddler. Take a kids dance class one week and an art camp the next week to keep your child busy, engaged and active throughout these summer months as well as throughout the year.  Similar to Northgate, University Heights local dance classes are tap, ballet and hip-hop. Take advantage of all these fun activities and we hope to see you and your toddler in the dance studio soon!

Mercer Island local dance classes

With beach living everywhere you look, Mercer Island is a great location for some fun kids dance classes and activities.  Nothing is better in a child's mind than dancing your heart out in the studio and then running right to the beach to get unbelievably dirty in the sand.  When it gets too cold to think getting wet and sandy is fun, kids and their parents can check out the Dragon Park (really Deane's Children's Park, but Dragon Park sounds so much cooler!) or the quaint downtown area with it's shops and unique restaurants. Mercer Island also offers toddler dance classes at Stroum Jewish Community Center as well as swimming lessons and summer camps that your toddler will love!

 Once you have decided on the best area for your toddler dance lessons in Seattle, 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 for children should have the perfect combination of learning and laughter to fully benefit your toddler. 

 

toddler ballet class seattleYour convenience matters to us, which is why our kids dance 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 is key for that.  Along with finding a good location comes finding a reliable, trustworthy studio with great teachers that want to further your toddler’s growth. After all, your superstar deserves the best. For more information on our 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!

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