Minute Masterclass Episode 22

Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance. Dress codes serve many purposes when it comes to dance education. They create a sense of community and belonging…Children learn: my friends look like me, we have something in common. Dress codes promote discipline…Children learn: when it’s dance class, wearing my uniform is how I show my teacher I am ready to learn. And, a dress code ensures that clothing allows for full range of movement…Children learn: I can move my whole body without anything getting in my way. Having a set dress code, also reduces stress at home when preparing to come to dance class…Children learn: when it’s time for dance, I know exactly what to wear!. This can make the act of coming to dance class much easier for some. 

From a teacher’s perspective, a dress code is a system put forth as part of our classroom management plan, due to the fact that they eliminate distractions. Eliminating these distractions allows us to maximize our time together with learning and growing. For more information, visit DiscoverDance.com.

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