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3 Steps to having a smooth first day of dance.

Posted by Lindsay Huitt on October 22, 2015 at 3:25 AM

What if my child cries? Or doesn't listen to the teacher? What if she won't participate? 

You know what? If any of the above happen it would be totally normal! Including seeing your sweet little one attempt to roll across the floor and lick the mirror. Seriously. It's normal.

So how can you prepare your child for a fun and fruitful class experience?


1. Arrive early! Come into the studio 10-15 minutes before the first class. Meet the instructor, get a quick tour of where the restroom is and where the class will be held. Stow shoes, coats and water bottles on the cubby shelf and find a spot to sit at the edge of the classroom.  


2. Talk about what to expect before coming to class. Explain to your little one a bit about listening to the teacher. Let them know they will make new friends. If their class requires special clothing explain this to your dancer and show them pictures online or in books.


3. Plan for it to take a few weeks for your child to adjust to the class norms.  Do your best to arrive early each week. It is difficult for almost all children to jump in once class has started. After a few weeks your little star will know just what to do each week and will be excited to attend class! 

Now relax mama! Get your camera ready and take a deep breath. 8)

Categories: Dance Basics

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