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If most dance studios seem to have qualified teachers and a big show at the end of the year, aren't they all pretty much the same?
Does it really matter where you decide to enroll?
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 the parents must deal with and the overall enjoyment and satisfaction of being involved with a dance program.
Here are 4 Things Every Parent Should Know before deciding on a dance studio for their child:
Our studio is a large, clean, state of the art building. Over the summer, renovations take place to keep the studio in top-notch shape. Dance is a very physical activity that requires a 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 the dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent a potential injury is by choosing a studio like ours, with a professional hardwood floating dance floor, which cushions the shock of jumping. To also compliment our studio, we have full-length mirrors (floor to ceiling) and air-conditioning for the overall comfort of our students. Our stereo systems consist of a turntable, tape and CD player. Each unit has a "tempo control" which allows the teachers to slow down or speed up the music. This is a valuable tool in teaching our students. This allows the students the comfort and confidence to learn at a slower pace and then speed up to regular tempo as they become ready.
Most studios put on a year-end show in a professional theatre. Elite Dance Centre offers a holiday show and a Spring Recital. We order all costumes for you and have them pressed and packaged, so parents do not have to worry about any costume hassles. We also include accessories such as gloves and hair pieces as needed, as well as a practice CD of the student's recital music. Learn more about our recital here.
In many studios the teacher or the studio owner conducts classes and does the administration. By trying to do two jobs at once, the class may suffer as the teacher has to use class time for customer service issues, or the studio may have no customer service available if the teacher is in a class. To ensure our dancers families have a good experience at Elite Dance Centre, we have office staff on duty during all regular class times to assist with any questions or issues regarding costumes, tuition, class schedules, etc.
Although some studios have qualified teachers, one of the key elements of successful teaching is the teacher's ability to relate to the students. There are two parts to learning dance successfully: highly qualified instructors and a good relationship between the student and teacher so the dance knowledge can be passed on. We have a family atmosphere here at Elite and we want everyone who walks in through the doors to feel at home. Our student's self esteem is always our top priority. All of our staff are accredited members of the New York State chapter of Dance Master of America and hold degrees in dance and performing arts or have performance experience equal to a degree.