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22775 E. Aurora Parkway,

Units C-2, Aurora CO 80016

303-693-8781

seraphimdanceacademy@gmail.com

 

 

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What to look for in a dance studio:

Choosing the right dance studio is an important decision that takes patience, research and sometimes, trial and error. If you're uncertain of what to look for or what constitutes good dance instruction... we're here to help! Here's our advice for selecting a dance studio that best fits your needs.

 

  1. When seeking out a dance studio or dance instruction, don’t just join the studio with the largest name or most ads. Schedule a time to observe classes or even take a free trial class. Additionally, talk with the owner and ask lots of questions--observation and discussion should help you discover whether the studio is right for your dancer. A good studio interested in prospective clients will make time to get to know you and your dance needs.

  2. When looking for quality dance instruction, be aware that some studios spend a large amount of in-class time on rehearsals instead of technique. Ask how much time your dancer will spend on foundational instruction and building strong technique, as this is most important for dancer success.

  3. Look for these qualities:

  • Ballet and other styles of dance should have a clear, age-appropriate format. 

  • All dance classes should include a strong warm-up and a smooth cool-down to prevent injury.

  • Teachers should offer individual attention, corrections, compliments and should have the ability to break down new or difficult movements for all dancers. Just leading the class without offering input or corrections is rarely helpful to a dance student.

  • Teachers should always be encouraging and enthusiastic.

  • Teachers should understand anatomical terms and have the ability to explain them to students of varying ages.

  • Praise, encouragement, humor and other positive reinforcements should be used frequently but not excessively... in class and all around the studio.

  • Dancers should be encouraged to be expressive in their movement, show facial expressions, to listen and understand the musical and rhythmic aspects of dance, including learning counts.

  • Dancers should be given regular opportunities to perform, view dance performances, observe or participate in master classes, learn about other art forms and connect to others in their dance community.

 

What are you looking for?

To determine your dancer's needs, they must first understand their dance goals. Dance requires years of training to master--early discussion about these goals is helpful in guiding your studio choice. Of course, ambitions can change over time and a recreational student may decide to pursue a professional dance career, thus needing to increase their training. Remember, there are many ways to enjoy a career in dance, from college dance teams and programs to fine arts and teaching degrees, as well as professional paths in theater, professional companies and more!

 

Whether you're looking for a dance studio for recreational use or for career purposes, we encourage you to seek out your best fit. Do your research and find a studio that provides your dancer a second home, a feeling of peace, an encouraging activity and, of course, great instruction!

 

May you find your home!