Each year, as the school year begins, we all tend to feel nostalgic and sentimental about how fast our children are growing. As they step onto the school bus or try their first beginning dance classes, we realize that they are becoming more and more ready to take on the world, independently from us!
So how do you know when your child is ready for their next steps? And what are those new, exciting things that they have to look forward to? From new responsibilities to extracurricular activities, every child needs a little push to keep them growing into their best selves.
When it comes to enrolling kids in beginning dance classes, we’re experts in knowing if your child is ready. Even if you’re unsure, we’re happy to help you and your child figure out if dance is right for you with our Free Trial Class opportunities.
This school year may be your child’s chance to shine, and maybe even discover their favorite after-school activity for years to come. Here’s how to tell!
How To Know If Your Child Is Ready For Dance Classes:
1. When they hear music, they can’t help but move.
This is the tell-tale sign of a dancer in the making! Those little baby wiggles will quickly turn into big-kid boogies in our 2021/2022 Dance Classes. We take childrens’ natural grooves and take them to the next level, fostering their love of dance!
2. They have energy galore!
Dance classes are a great way for kids to have a much-needed outlet in their lives. If your child is bouncing off the walls at home, send them our way! Not only will they burn off excess energy, but they’ll learn and grow while doing so!
3. They are potty trained.
For our tiniest dancers, being potty trained is a great marker to know if your child is ready for an independent dance class. Once they reach this milestone, they can usually start learning in a classroom setting! We do have little ones who wear a diaper to class just in case and that is fine too!
4. They are good at taking turns and following directions (at least most of the time!)
In our weekly dance classes, we often take turns showing off our dance moves or going across the floor. Listening to the teacher’s directions, (with of course plenty of reminders along the way) is essential for learning.
5. They LOVE being creative.
Does your child love to paint, draw, or make creations at home? They will probably feel right at home at District Dance. Our passionate instructors work to foster self-expression and creativity. Dance often becomes a lifelong tool and artistic outlet for our students!
6. They’re excited to try new things and make new friends!
Dance class is social and fun, so as long as your child is excited to join us, we’re excited to welcome them! Our classes are for all levels and abilities, and there is something for every child at District Dance. Our goal is always for our students to leave with a smile (and parents too!)
So, with all this in mind, is YOUR child ready to join us in our 2021/2022 Dance Classes?! If the signs we listed above ring true for your child, it might be time to visit our Free Trial sign-up page and try out a class for FREE!
While your little one may be growing up fast, they’ll still love sharing special moments with you along the way. We love being part of those moments, from the first day of dance in the Fall, to the sweet hugs after our year-end recital. We’d love to welcome your child into our beginning dance classes.
Ps. Our current location is in Germantown, BUT we are moving to a beautifully renovated space in the Kentlands in mid-September! Only 3 miles away from our current space.