Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions Page
When should my child begin dance classes?
Children’s dance education can begin as early as the age of three, when they have the motor skills to participate in dance class. Each child grows at her own pace – some are more physical while others are more verbal. Children are like sponges, eager to learn. However, bad habits can easily form during those first few years of dancing school. A proper formal dance education is most important in the formative years.
Our Creative Movement and Preschool Programs begin with elements of Ballet for Posture and Turn-out, Tap for Rhythm & Musical Timing, and Gymnastic Tumbling for flexibility and strength to improve balance and co-ordination.
What Classes are available for my preschooler?
Should my son take dance?
Yes! It is equally important for boys to have the same opportunity to learn rhythm & timing, coordination, classroom etiquette and an appreciation for the performing arts. Dance will increase strength and flexibility, building a strong, healthy body that will help with all future sports programs and professions.
What benifits will my child gain from dance?
Your child is about to begin her dance education. Through proper training they will develop good posture, poise, proper body alignment and grace. Dancing will increase flexibility, improve coordination and introduce an appreciation for the performing arts. Stage experience will help the shy, self-conscious child; and class structure will control the over-aggressive one. Self-expression will be learned through the most beautiful of all the arts.
Should my child take private lessons?
Class lessons are best for your child for he/she will learn to work in unison with a group. The competition between class mates is good for the dance student and will make them grow into a more enthusiastic dancer. Good work habits will be formed through the cooperation, teaching your child to live with people in harmony all through life.
Private Lessons here at True Dance & Co. are available for those interested. Privates are most commonly used to learn choreography for select dancers. They can be used to play catch up when transferring from another studio or missing classes. They can also be scheduled for advancement in a certain subject.
When will my child begin Pointe training?
Young dancers are always enthusiastic about beginning dancing en Pointe too soon. If a child has had good ballet training he/she will begin Pointe work around the age of 10 or 11. If care is not taken, lifelong disabilities can result from starting Pointe before supple bodies are strong enough and muscles are properly developed.
Ballet is the foundation of all other dance forms. This art of dance was born in the18th Century and has continued to evolve into today’s world renowned entertainment. Ballet technique is written in French, the traditional language of dance. By learning the correct terminology of each dance movement will be easier to execute. Dancers are only made through hours of practicing technique to perfect control of every part of the mind and body. Congratulation to you, Parents, for giving your child a chance to build a beautiful, strong, healthy body & mind and to enter into the art of dancing.
Why is ballet so important to dancers?
When is Jazz incoporated into the curriculum?
Young dancers are anxious to begin jazz – America’s true folkdance. Jazz is exciting, energetic and fun! Our Beginning Jazz Classes start at the grade school age. However, Jazz is built on the basic fundamentals of ballet and without proper ballet training a young dancer will never fully grasp the body movement concepts to become a great jazz dancer.
Once thought of as today’s current Fad Dance – Hip Hop has proven the test of time. Hip Hop is a style of Jazz Dance incorporating Break Dancing, Popping, Locking, and Urban Funk. Hip Hop is now being taught in most dance studios across the country. It is a great choice for dancers with little former training or beginning late in life. It’s Funky, Fun and not only for the Hip!
What is Hip Hop?
Why Should I choose True Dance & Co.?
Because your child deserves the best! We offer every child opportunities to grow, to learn, to see the world. We realize that not every child has the drive, determination or natural talent to become a professional dancer. However, we believe that every child deserves the chance to try! It is a huge misconception that True Dance & Co. is for the serious or advanced student. This is simply not true… we cater to the preschool beginner and instill a love for dance and lifetime respect for the performing arts. We have open viewing and encourage you to watch your child’s progress in every class. We have an amazing faculty, who continue their own studies by attending workshops, seminars and national conventions. We can look at a child and see their natural potential for advancement in the Performing Arts. We can then put them on a training path that surpasses the best college dance program. We take our students to the hottest happening dance events all over the country. Our alumni reads like a Who’s who of young professional dancers. We have former students performing in shows all over the world. Our Annual Dance Recital is like watching a Professional Show. You have an easy payment plan to follow. Our costumes are priced moderately. What more could you want? A safe happy environment where you can feel the excitement and energy in the atmosphere! A great place to learn a better place to grow up!!!