#4: Class ObservationMarch 26, 2012

Are you allowed to observe a dance class with your child before you register?  This is important for knowing what you are about to get into. When observing class take note of the following:

  • The classes appear cohesive and in control, and the children are engaged.
  • The dancing is focused and there isn’t too much chatter. While natural inquisitiveness should be encouraged, a noisy classroom is not conducive to learning.
  • Are the children made to ‘wait their turn’ to dance for an excessive amount of time?  If a teacher uses sitting and waiting as a means to control the class, then look elsewhere.