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Airdrie Location 403-912-3203
#205 2002 Luxstone Blvd
North Calgary 403-375-0445
#222 11 Hidden Creek Dr. NW
South Calgary 403-243-3711
Bsmt 9937 Fairmount Dr. SE
If most studios seem to have qualified, friendly teachers, experience teaching children and a big show at the end of the year, aren’t they all the same? Does it really matter which place you choose to enroll at? 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 parents must deal with and the overall enjoyment and satisfaction of being involved with a dance program.
1. What type of floor is used?
Dance is a very physical activity that requires lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of movement can place a large amount of strain on the knees and back of the dancer.
The best way to prevent potential injury is to choose a studio with professional sprung flooring.
2. What is the size of the class?
If the class has fewer students, each child will receive more personalized attention, learn more and have more fun. A smaller class size ensures the teacher can control the class, ensure no fundamental concepts are missed, and ensure students do not develop bad habits or improper technique.
A small class ensures strong learning and safe, proper technique.
3. What are the extras required for Dance Recital?
Most studios put on a Dance Recital show in a professional theatre. Students performing in the show must have a costume. Some studios require parents to sew costumes or pay extra for sewing and alterations. This can be frustrating and time consuming for people who are too busy or don’t sew. Most studios require parents to purchase tickets for the performance.
The best recital is one where your studio helps you look after all the little details
4. Can I get customer service?
In many studios the teacher or studio owner conducts the class and does the administration. By trying to do two jobs at once, the class may suffer as the teacher deals with administration during class time, or there may be no customer service available if the teacher is in a class.
Choose a studio with customer service that can help you look after the details more often.
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