Minute Masterclass Episode 24

Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance. Class sizes are a key element to successful classroom management. A teacher must be prepared for the unpredictable. And, lucky for us, every dance class is composed of a variety of different little humans. You know… the crier, the screamer, the runner, the frozen, the energetic, the dramatic, the life lover, the rock star, and the not amused child. Since we can’t predict the dynamics of our classes, it’s safest to start small and grow as time progresses. If you set your maximum enrollment high and you end up having a class full of criers, for example, well, you’re in trouble. You will not get through your lesson, you will feel defeated, and the children will most likely not calm down. When you start small, you not only create demand for the class, but you get through the class with greater ease and confidence. The kids will be happy and eager to return week after week. The caregivers will see the magic, the joy, and the control…and will begin spreading the word about your awesome classes. You can then begin to add more dancers to those classes. For more information, visit DiscoverDance.com.

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