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!
What To Expect When You Arrive At The Studio
We always have a friendly smile to greet you with Miss Ashley at our front desk. She is happy to help you with anything you need and answer any questions you have.
What To Expect During Dance Class
Our teachers will announce the beginning of each class and welcome their students into their studio with their class demonstrator or teaching assistant.
All dance room floors are marked allowing even the youngest of students to easily see where to stand to have their own space.
Students ages 7 and younger will have an individualized Prop Kit that is filled with props to engage their imagination and inspire creativity. Each child will have their own kit that will be kept at the studio and sent home with the student at the end of the season.
Our class demonstrators and teaching assistants will escort all younger students out of the classroom if they need to use the restroom. If a parent is present, we ask that they help their child. If not, the demonstrator 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. Class demonstrators or teaching assistants will assure students wash their hands thoroughly before returning to the classroom.
When class ends, students are dismissed to the lobby to meet their parents. 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.
Parent Observation Weeks
During Parent Observation Weeks, you are invited to join the ten minutes of your child’s class.
Observations will be held in October, December, February, March, and April. The dates will be listed on the calendar found on our website.
We encourage parents to video their child’s dance during observation to assist in their practice at home. It is best to record the teacher or class demonstrator so your child can reference the correct technique. Recording from the back is best so your child does not have to reverse the choreography. If you have any questions, just let us know.
Reminders And Notifications
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 sent through Constant Contact to distribute newsletters, share important recital information, and additional less urgent information. Individual emails, specific to one family or class, will be sent through Jackrabbit and are also accessible through your Parent Portal.
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.