FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can we watch class?
We have found that if the parent's are in the classroom, it is too distracting for the students. There are too many authority figures and the children either lose class time looking for Mom & Dad’s approval, or they act out to see what reaction they will get. We encourage parents of young children to wait in the hallway so that if they are needed they are close by.
When can I go on Pointe?
First, the bones of a child’s foot start to become harder at ages 9-11 years. This is commonly thought that dancers should not go on pointe until this time. A pre-requisite for pointe work is approximately 3 years of ballet training. This should help dancers to develop adequate strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. A student will not be able to move to Pointe until his/her instructor believes they're ready for that transition.
How can I help my child at home?
One of the best ways parents can help their children encourage their child to set aside 20 minutes a day to practice. This can make a world of a difference for your child. Also, always explain to your child to be as open as possible to corrections when taking class. They should have a clear understanding of their corrections so they can apply their correction. Applying corrections is one of the quickest ways to gain a skill level.
What if I have questions or concerns?
Please keep in mind that the faculty/instructors always have the best interests of the students at heart. Our main goal is to see our students learn and progress. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress or class schedule, please contact your child’s instructor or the receptionist.