4 Things Every Parent Should Know
Before Choosing a Dance Studio
If most dance studios seem to have qualified, friendly teachers,
experience teaching children and a big show at the end of the
year, aren’t they all pretty much the same? Does it really
matter which place you decide to enroll? Yes. There are 4 main
things that can make a huge difference in the quality of instruction
your child receives, the amount of extra work and hassles the
parents must deal with and the overall enjoyment and satisfaction
of being involved with a dance program. Here are 4 things that
every parent should consider before deciding on a dance studio
for their child.
1. WHAT TYPE OF DANCE FLOOR IS USED?
Dance is a very physical activity that can put stress on bones
and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning
or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of
pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent
against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional
“floating floor”. The floating floor is the “protective
gear” for dancers on hard surfaces. Safety comes in the
form of shock absorbing, closed cell foam blocks that suspend
All of our spacious dance studios are equipped with floating
floors, full wall mirrors and observation windows.
2. WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE CLASS?
If the dance class has fewer students in it each child will receive
more personalized attention, learn more and have more fun. With
younger students it is easier for a teacher to maintain control
over the class and make sure each student understands the concepts
and instructions. Our smaller class sizes make sure that no fundamental
concepts are being missed. A smaller class size also allows our
teachers to ensure that students are not developing bad habits
or improper technique. Our studio limits all regular classes to
a maximum of just 12 students.
3. HOW MANY CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE?
You may select from more than 65 classes in over 10 disciplines.
Classes convene 6 days a week for one hour each. We offer convenient
options to have 2 or more students in different programs at the
same time. Also, many classes run back to back so you will save
trips and time running to the studio.
4. CAN I GET IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE AND CUSTOMER SERVICE?
In many studios the teacher or the studio owner conducts classes
and does the administration. By trying to do two jobs at once,
the class may suffer as the teacher has to use class time for
customer service issues, or the studio may have no customer service
available if the teacher is in a class. To have a good experience,
it is important to choose a studio that can assist you with details
like schedules or costumes, even if a teacher is occupied in a
class. Our studios have office staff on hand during all regular
class times, so you can get immediate assistance.
Jupiter Dance Academy also provides our students with a convenient
private dressing room with lockers. Never forget your leotard
and dance shoes again!!