4 Things Parents Should Know when choosing a Dance Studio

October 03, 2014

Does it really matter which Dance Studio you decide to enroll your child at? Yes. There are four main things that can make a huge difference in the overall enjoyment and satisfaction of being involved with a dance program. Here are four things every Parent should know when choosing a dance studio:

1. Can I get immediate assistance?

In many studios the teacher or the studio owner conducts classes and does the administration. By trying to do two jobs at once, the class may suffer as the teacher has to use class time for customer service issues, or the studio may have no customer service available if the teacher is in a class.

At Prima we have office staff available during all of our normal class times so you can get immediate assistance.

2. Does the studio offer a variety of class times and styles?

The majority of dance studios only have one dance floor, which limits the times and styles of dance classes they can offer. This makes it more challenging to find class times or styles that fit into your busy schedule.

At Prima we have three large dance rooms/studios, which means we can offer more dance styles, classes and times to better meet your needs and interests.

3. What type of dance floors will my child be dancing on?

Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional “floating floor.” Most dance studios do not make the financial investment to install floating dance floors.

At Prima we have professional sprung “floating” floors to help reduce the risk of injury and strain.

4. Will I have to do any Recital extras?

Some studios may require parents to volunteer to help with recital preparation. They may require parents to assemble headpieces and sew their child’s costumes, or pay extra to find their own seamstress to do the sewing. This can be inconvenient and frustrating for parents who are busy or can’t sew.

At Prima we do not require parents to volunteer for their child to be a part of the memorable recital experience that we hold at the Civic Center Theater. This way as a parent you will not be faced with any extra responsibilities.

Please call 605-348-8125 with any questions you may have about getting the most out of your dance experience at Prima.

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  • Scott
    May 04, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    I like that you recommend to find a studio that offers a variety of class times and styles. I can see why this would be […] Read MoreI like that you recommend to find a studio that offers a variety of class times and styles. I can see why this would be important so that you can make it work with your schedule. My sister has been thinking about what her children could do during the summer to keep them busy. I'll have to talk to her about enrolling them in a morning dance class. Read Less

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