What level should my child be at this time?

Just some good information. Let the director and teacher evaluate your child. They will recommend a class that will let the student experience that level. Then the teacher and or director can see how they do in that particular class. If a teacher or director does not recommend an advanced level and recommends a level below, you should listen! It could be many things. One, that the student’s body cannot handle what is given in that particular class physically, mentally or emotionally. Many students may want to try much harder, more difficult moves that their body is not yet ready to handle, and that is what that class entails. If they aren’t doing the movement correctly, their body will have a tendency to get injured. It’s always hard to explain to a student and a parent that it’s better to take their time learning steps and proper technique. It’s not how fast you’re working, but that the student is applying the corrections and using proper technique to not have injuries. Remember, every child is physically, mentally and emotionally different. They don’t all learn at the same level, at the same time, at the same age.

Every student is special and different:)

2018 Summertime

It's can be a good thing when it is hot out side, but it's important not to overheat your body. Being warm is fantastic for loosening the muscles up to stretch and work on your flexibility.

Make sure you drink plenty of water to hydrate during hot long workouts.

Youthful Start

When you see your child sing, dance or roll around trying to stand on their head, it's a good time to introduce them to the arts. Giving your child good instruction, will help them learn how to channel their energy in healthy way. It's good for their overall mental health and emotions. 

Creative play for the young dancer builds coordination and lets them explore their own imagination.

 

Dancing and Entertainment Blog

It's always thrilling when a student walks in through the front door to our studio and their eyes and hearts are wide open. They are willing to learn with joy. Their world is so exciting and huge. It is a teachers dream and inspiration to have this kind of energy in the classroom. Which reminds me not to forget our inner child of play and joy:)