Dance is both an art and a sport that gives children not only physical activity but a structured learning environment. When looking for a dance studio for your child it is important to take several factors into consideration… location, class varieties & schedules, age requirements, fees, teachers and staff, communication with parents and opportunities for advancement and praise. One studio in Forsyth County that fits exceptionally well into all of these factors is Dancers Edge.
Dancers Edge is a studio in the triad that offers a large variety of dance classes at two convenient locations in Winston Salem and Kernersville. The combination of the two studios creates a wide range of types of dance classes and times when classes are offered. For working moms it is imperative to choose a dance studio that has classes at opportune times, such as evenings or weekends. Dancers Edge not only has classes for the kids in the evenings and on weekends but also offers evening classes for adults and college students such as Hip Hop Classes.
Many dance studios have age requirements whether it is the child has to be a specific age to participate in classes or there is an age cut off. It is best for a child to start young if possible and to stay at the same studio for consistency. At Dancers Edge children can start at the age of 2 and stay until they turn 18, after which they can still take the adult level classes.
Most studios are pretty competitive when it comes to prices but it is always good to do a comparison; however, this should not be the sole deciding factor when choosing a dance studio. The most important factor in choosing a dance studio is the teachers and staff. At Dancers Edge all interested parents and children are allowed and encouraged to sit in on a class at the child’s level/age.
It is important that the dance studio has constant and easy communication access with the parents as there is usually a lot going on that needs to be relayed. Dancers Edge provides this communication through new technical means. They send out frequent newsletters addressing current issues at the studios and their website has a member’s only area for parents and students that communicates important and must have information. Additionally, they also have a Facebook page that portrays photos and newsworthy studio events.
Finally, when choosing a studio it is a good idea to pick one that has opportunities for advancement and praise. At Dancers Edge there is a variety of different levels in each genre of dance. Dancers Edge also offers a chance to join competitive dance teams. Furthermore, at the end of each dance year, typically June, there is an annual recital at which all of the classes and competition teams can showcase their hard work to family and friends.
To learn more about Dancers Edge and get contact information visit their website at www.dancersedge.com.