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Asking the right questions will give you the ability to properly evaluate the dance studio that your child is interested in joining.  It is important that you ask each studio the same questions so that you can do an accurate comparison of each program.  Some areas of concern should be the structure of the studio, safety issues, quality of instructors, dance developmental factors and cost.  Key questions that a parent should ask are as follows:

  • Is the program run by volunteers or is the owner on the premises?
     
  • Who is the contact person for the studio if you have a problem or question?
     
  • What is the philosophy of the studio and its owners? 
     
  • Is the number one goal to teach people to dance?
     
  • What is the atmosphere/environment of the studio?
     
  • What services are available?
     
  • What special activities is the studio planning to participate in?
     
  • Does the studio regularly attend competitions?
     
  • How successful have they been at competitions
     
  • How many participants does the studio have?
     
  • How long has the studio been in business?
     
  • What are the fees for service?
     
  • Do stated fees cover all costs or will there be hidden charges?
     
  • What is the payment policy?
     
  • How long is the season and when does it begin?
     
  • How do you register?
     
  • What is the time commitment at home and/or outside the home?
     
  • What level of training/accomplishments do the owners and instructors have?
  • Are background checks done on instructors? 
     
  • Will you be responsible for promoting a fundraiser?
     
  • If there are fundraisers does the studio get the money or will it defer the child's cost?
     
  • Does the studio off choreography?

It is not necessary to ask all of these questions it is simply a guideline to help you. You may have others that you feel need to be addressed.   What's important is that you feel extremely comfortable with the studio that you select.  Always remember that it should be a positive, fun experience for your child!  

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ART A wonderful way for children to express their creativity, while at the same time learning fundamental skills that will improve their artistic endeavors.

 

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SCUBA teaches you to set goals and progress steadily towards them with the help of your instructors.

 

GYMNASTICS is the foundation for all sports because it teaches your child to control their body.

 


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