Whether your child is trying dance for the first time or has been dancing for the last 10 years, finding the right dance studio that is the perfect fit for them is a big deal. And there’s not just one factor that makes a dance studio great – there are a lot of things to consider when trying to find the right studio for your dancer.
5 things to consider when looking for the right dance studio
Not to worry though! To help you in your search, we’ve come up with 5 things to consider when you are looking for the right dance studio.
1. Variety of dance styles offered
Dance is such a special form of art because there are so many different styles that allow you to express yourself. While every dancer has their favorite style, it’s important to expand your learning to more than just one style.
Well-established dance studios offer a variety of dance styles because they know how important it is to expose dancers to more than just hip hop or jazz. For dancers that are serious in expanding their skills and taking their skills to the next level, it is important that they have a good foundation and continued training in Ballet.
Even if your dancer is interested in taking one or two classes a week, knowing you are sending them to a dance studio that offers much more shows you how serious the studio takes their program.
2. Qualified and well-rounded instructors
Every teacher has their specialty, a style they prefer to teach but a lot of great dance studios have a roster of teachers who are qualified to teach many styles. And that is what you want to see!
Many dance studios will include staff bios on their website so you can see who the teachers are, what their background is, and what they contribute to the program. Afterall, you want your dancer to learn from the best of the best, right?
3. State-of-the-art facility
Finding a dance studio with a great facility is important. Whether your child goes once a week or spends hours each day there after school, you want to make sure the studio is clean, safe, and equipped with everything they need to teach your dancer great technique.
From mats for Acrobatics to barres for Ballet, having the right supportive equipment in the dance room is essential for your dancer to learn more skills while also preventing injury.
4. Trial classes are available
The best way to see if your dancer feels comfortable at a dance studio is to try a class. Some dance studios offer trial classes for just that – an opportunity to try a class before committing to a full season of dance classes.
Here at Miller Street Dance Academy, we offer free trial classes and find that 99.99% of the time, the dancer has a blast and is signing up for the season before leaving the building. From time to time, the dancer may not have loved the type of class they thought and we are able to get them in a class that is perfect for them!
If you find a studio you are interested in and they offer trial classes – why not give that a try?
5. Involved in the local community
Finding a dance studio that is involved in the community says a lot about their mission and vision. Creating great dancers is every dance studio’s goal but it is just as important to create great humans that will become our future.
Having a presence in the local community says a lot about a dance studio and shows that they support other businesses and organizations around them.
Miller Street Dance Academy has a Service Society that we take a lot of pride in. It is important that our dancers learn how important it is to give back among other things that go beyond just dancing.
Miller Street Dance Academy is happy to offer a variety of classes taught by qualified teachers in a state-of-the-art facility. Not only do we offer trial classes for new enrollments but we also encourage our students to participate in our community service projects throughout the year.
Does Miller Street sound like the dance studio for your dancer?