Helping your child know what to expect when they attend dance class for the first time can greatly help put their mind at ease. Let us walk you through everything you need to know so you can make sure your child’s first dance experience with us is a success!
When you enter the dance school, Miss Ashley will be at the front desk. She is always happy to help you with anything you need and answer any questions you have.
Two restrooms are available with ample room for your child to change out of their street clothes or you may arrive with your child already in their dance attire.
Seating is available for you in our comfortable lobby and hallways. Feel free to browse through our selection of children’s books and magazines or check out our studio happenings on the lobby TV. If your child is 5 years old or younger, we ask that you stay with them in the studio until they enter their dance class.
You are welcome to stay at the studio during your child’s class or run a quick errand before returning to pick them up at the end of class. The Starbucks inside Martin’s is right down the road and is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a hot drink while your child attends class!
Our teachers will announce the beginning of each class and welcome their students into the studio. If you are unsure which room your child’s class is in, just ask Miss Ashley.
Students will enter the classroom independently. If your child is nervous or needs another reassuring moment with you before beginning class, our staff will let you know right away.
Our class demonstrators and teaching assistants will escort all younger students out to the lobby if they need to use the restroom. If a parent is not present, they will show them to the restroom and assist them only as needed. Our staff members have all been trained on how to provide supervision without compromising a student’s modesty or privacy.
When class ends, students are dismissed to the lobby. We ask that all parents of young students come into the building to collect their child after class is over.
If you are unexpectedly delayed while picking your child up after class, please call the studio so Miss Ashley can greet your child after class and explain you will be arriving soon.
During Parent Observation Weeks, you are invited to join the last ten minutes of your child’s class. Each teacher will open their classroom door and announce when observation begins. We ask that out of courtesy for our students all electronic devices be silenced. We also encourage parents to record their child dancing during this time to assist with practice at home.
We use remind.com to text all of our dancer’s parents with periodic reminders of events such as Parent Observation, weather delays, and more.
Email is used to distribute newsletters, share important recital information, and additional less urgent information.
If you have any questions about your child’s dance experience with us, please call the studio and speak to one of our staff members.