There are many different reasons for wanting to sign your child up for dance lessons. They can teach your child stage presence and poise, as well as give him or her a creative outlet. Dance lessons also will help to build your child's self esteem. However, before you sign your child up for dance lessons, there are few things that you need to consider, with age being one of the most important of the items on the list.
Maturity Comes FirstWhen deciding whether or not to purchase dance lessons for your child, keep in mind that maturity and personality matter, no matter his or her age. Without these, your kid may not be able to listen properly to the instructor, or throw a temper tantrum in the middle of one. If your child is patient, willing to listen and follow instructors, and open to new ideas, like dance, then he or she should do fine in dance lessons. A highly strung, immature and stubborn child may not do well, although things may change during the first lesson – your child may surprise you!
With the right teacher, your child that is normally not able to listen will learn to develop the skills needed to participate. Understand that some children grow and develop differently then others.
Is There a Definitive Age?That said, the youngest ages for starting dance lessons ranges between three and five. If your child is younger, you can sign him or her up for what are called “movement or creative classes” where the lessons are less strict and general movements to music are encouraged.
Attention Span And, Again, MaturityThis is so important that it is being mentioned twice: the ability to follow lessons, as well as having a decent attention span need to be considered. If you do not think that you child has the attention span to make it through a dance lesson, then you probably should not enroll him or her – or see if they can take a “trial” class to see how they do. You child should also be able to follow what the instructor is saying, or else there is no sense in paying the money to enroll him or her in classes.
Is your little one ready for their first dance class? Contact Ms. Amanda at Danceworks 302-286-1492 or email at email@example.com
December 28th, 2017
Dancer of over 30 years experience. Instructor for over 15 years and Director of Studio for over 12 years.