How to Make Sure Your Child Really Learns How to Dance
Whether your child will pursue dancing as a profession or not (e.g. just for leisure or experience), it’s always important to get the most out of the instruction. After all, it’s about your child’s time and you want to make sure your child will fully enjoy each lesson while properly learning the fundamentals.
Fundamentals are actually easy to learn especially because the children’s brains are more adaptable. They also possess more energies to begin with which is why they could learn new skills more rapidly (hmm let’s say far more rapidly when compared to us parents). However, those fundamentals should be correct and perfect because these will stick throughout the children’s lives (until adulthood and beyond).
Make sure your child really learns how to dance
To ensure that the right fundamentals are being taught, it’s good to choose a professional performing arts school that has a qualified team (preferably with dance instructors who have commercial and theatrical experience). Most parents won’t just have the time or interest to learn the fundamentals of dancing or what it looks like to receive world-class dance instruction. Good thing is parents can still indirectly figure it out by choosing a performing arts school that has highly qualified instructors. After all, the instructors’ qualifications and experience have helped them step onto the national and international stage. That tells a lot about the performing arts school’s capability to deliver excellent dance instruction.
Aside from receiving excellent dance instruction and learning the right fundamentals, it’s also important for kids to be in a positive learning environment. This includes the appearance and quality of the facilities as well as the “atmosphere” in the performing arts school and dance studio. The sprung dance floors and the wall mounted mirrors should always be clean because cleanliness and excellent facilities inspire excellent performance. The air conditioning systems should be in top condition so that kids can better focus on practice than whether it’s hot or cold inside the dance studios.
Notice that we didn’t talk about practice styles, guided discovery and specific movements when helping kids learn how to dance. Good thing is those important things often come along when the dance instructors are experienced and fully qualified in the first place. Discipline comes along as well because although the instructors are friendly and approachable, they’re still committed to excellence (and excellence comes through discipline).
Whether your child pursues the dancing profession or not, excellence and fun should always be there. This way, your child can get the most out of the dance instruction and gain a fun learning experience as well. This is important not just in really learning how to dance, but also in making the most of the journey and helping your child strengthen his/her confidence because your child is learning from the best.