WHY CHOOSE US?
We have two state of the art dance facilities in Dundalk and Carrickmacross. Our studios serve at least four counties in Ireland & Northern Ireland, county Down, Armagh, Louth and Monaghan.
Is the teacher fully trained and qualified?
FULLY QUALIFIED FACULTY
Dance training has changed over the years and child development and safety is now paramount. Always ensure that the classes you choose are members of a professional association or governing body!
Where are the dance classes being held?
PRIVATE STATE OF THE ART STUDIOS IN BOTH COUNTY LOUTH & COUNTY MONAGHAN
There’s no harm in dance classes being held in local church halls, community halls or schools, however, having a dedicated dance space means that your child is learning to dance in an environment that’s specifically designed and catered for their needs. For example, the floor will be suitable and clean (expect some dust – there’s a lot going on from class to class!) there will be mirrors, other equipment to help them develop and progress.
How will they progress?
Very few parents expect their child to become professional dancers when they start classes but it’s important that you do consider how they will prove their expertise if they do decide to take dance to the next level and train at college or university. Dance examinations with a regulated association give children the qualifications they need to apply for dance courses at FE (further education) level. They also help prepare children for School exams by getting them used to performing under exam conditions at a young age and it’s a great way of showing progression and developing discipline in young children.
Check your Dance Teacher is registered with a dance governing body and offers examinations!
Will they get their chance to shine?
Performing is a fantastic way to develop confidence and team work within children, plus it’s great fun! Even the most shy and retiring child will come out of their shell on stage with friends and family supporting them. Backstage camaraderie should always be encouraged and every child should be involved. Children should also have the opportunity to compete! This again offers all of the above and helps build resilience!
Finally, will they make friends?
SOCIALISATION & CONFIDENCE BUILDING
Absolutely with all of the above elements in place, it should be much easier for your child to join a new class and make new friends. With a qualified teacher, a dedicated dance studio, structured classes with praise and reward, it will be much easier for your child to settle in and enjoy!
There’s nothing we love more than seeing happy children in class – not because they have to, but because they genuinely want to be there with their dance friends.