Minute Masterclass Episode 82
Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance and creator of the Foundations Course for Early Childhood Dance Educators. As you are preparing to go back to dance, it’s important to take a moment and reflect on the young dancer experience. Are they ready? Even if your students aren’t new to your studio, they are more than likely coming back after a break.
Whether your studio was closed for a few weeks after summer camp or they took the summer off, you want to welcome them back as if they were brand new to your school. After all, they are at a new developmental stage, entering into a new class level with new classmates, and may even have a new teacher or be in a different studio than they were before. As you can imagine, these changes can bring on many emotions to a young child.
Offering an open house, dress code fitting night, or just encouraging them to come into the space while your performance team is rehearsing, will re-introduce them to you, the studio, and, if possible, their teacher. This will help prepare them to walk confidently into their first day of dance class with most of their jitters at ease. For more information, visit DiscoverDance.com.