A dancer’s second home is the dance studio. It’s all about how you train as a dancer, and where you train has a lot to do with that!
A excellent dance studio will give you with tuition and materials, as well as a community of dancers with whom you may connect.
So, how do you choose the right dance studio for you? When looking for a dance studio, keep these four points in mind.
1. Not just choreographers, but also instructors
Look up the names of the instructors at the studio. These are the people you’ll be working with and learning from. Examine their websites, YouTube channels, and social media platforms.
You’ll learn more about their dancing styles, backgrounds, and personalities. Take a class with a dancer you like once you’ve found one.
Learning from them is the only way to actually know if they’re good at teaching.
Pay attention to how prepared they are during the class. Are they able to communicate their actions? What are their goals?
Is it possible for them to teach you how to dance rather than just what moves to hit? Or are they always stumbling around trying to remember their own routine?
The instructor’s primary concern should be the student’s development. A great studio will assemble a team of instructors who are committed to this goal.
2. The state and upkeep of the dance studio
Wood sprung floors or “floating floors” in a dance room are the best for dancers.
They absorb shock, reducing stress on your bones and joints and reducing the risk of injury. Safety? Check.
Aside from the floors, the rest of the studio’s physical condition is also important to consider.
Clean bathrooms and well-organized registration areas may not make or break your decision to attend class, but they certainly reflect the studio’s efficiency and work ethic.
It demonstrates how concerned they are about your overall experience at their studio.
It’s like when you take the time to shower and dress nicely — doing so or not does not make you ugly or lovely, but it does demonstrate that you can look after yourself.
Observe how a studio keeps you, the customer, in mind in the same way.
The average cost of lessons varies by location. Comparing it to the cost of similar classes in other studios in your area is a good way to see if it’s reasonable.
If a drop-in at one studio costs $10 and another costs $50, you’ll want to go with the cheaper option. Especially if you’re on a tight budget.
If the choice is between a $10 class and a $12 class, choose the one with better instruction and a better experience.
If the studio provides value that is worth the money, I would spend the extra $2.
It’s not a bargain to spend $10 on an underwhelming experience; it’s a waste of money and time.
More bang for your buck is preferable to less bang for your buck.
4. Training programs
Programs provide structure to your dance training, which is especially important if you’re new to a style. You won’t have to wonder if you’re in the right class this way.
You’ll attend a series of lessons aimed at helping you achieve your objective, whether it’s losing weight through aerobic hip hop or learning ballroom dance.
Many studios only offer drop-in classes, but you might be able to find one that offers adult or teen programmes designed specifically for dancers like you!
Enrolling in a programme also encourages you to go to the studio on a regular basis, rather than relying on whether or not you “feel like dancing” on any given day.
Try out Boogie Frantick’s Popping Fundamentals Program on STEEZY Studio while you’re at it!
If you want to push yourself to improve at Urban Choreo, there’s also a 12-Week Intensive.
There are a plethora of wonderful, resourceful dance studios that can serve as your home base as a dancer.
When choose which one to give your company to, keep your requirements and desires in mind!
And if your town doesn’t have many dance studios… STEEZY Studio is always available for training.
What factors determine whether you have a positive or negative dancing studio experience? Leave a comment and let us know what you think!
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