Ballet is one of the most popular forms of dance, and you understandably want to enrich your child’s life by introducing him or her to this type of dance. Perhaps your child is already an avid ballet dancer, and you are looking for a better studio to take him or her to for more advanced instruction. Whether you are looking for introductory classes, advanced classes or something in between, you understandably want to choose your studio with care. There are considerable variations between different studios that may make one far more beneficial for your child to attend than others. With a closer review of the top factors to consider when selecting the right dance studio, you will be able to make a better decision that is right for you and your child.
The Class Types and Schedule
One of the first things you should do when searching for a new dance studio is to review the course descriptions and class schedule. Look for age requirements for different classes, and ensure that the studio has a suitable class for your needs. Then, take a closer look at the class schedule. Just because a studio offers the right class does not mean that it is offered at the right time for you. Taking ballet should be fun, enjoyable and convenient.
The Reputation of the School
While you are online researching different studios, take time to explore the reputation of the school in greater detail. On the studio’s website, read the bios for the owner of the school as well as the dance instructors. Off of the studio’s website, look for consumer reviews to learn more about what type of experience you and your child may expect by attending class at a specific studio.
The Number of Performances Each Year
A final and very important factor to consider is the number of performances held each year. The number of performances can play a big role in your total cost associated with taking ballet class. Consider that you may need to purchase a new costume and pay recital fees for each one. While this can be burdensome for those in an introductory class, those in an advanced class may look for a studio that offers more performances. Pay attention to whether those performances are competitive or for show as well.
Your selection of a ballet studio is one of the most critical factors that will impact how enjoyable and productive your classes are. You may also consider interviewing different instructors or taking a trial class before you sign up fully. These steps will help you to more easily find the right studio for your child to attend. More information can be found on the The School of Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre website.