Post by SEPA Dance Teacher Marisa

I remember the day I attended my first dance class at my childhood dance studio. I was in fifth grade, and it was raining outside. I remember looking at the clock, counting down the minutes until the day was over. I could not wait to get to the studio!

For me, dance was an outlet. After sitting and learning all day, I got to stand up, move around, and learn about something that interested me. I wanted to go to the studio, I wanted to be in dance classes, I was excited to learn! The studio was a place for me to be creative, get exercise, and create wonderful friendships.

The studio can be a great stress reliever, a wonderful positive learning environment, and if given enough time, can become a second home for your child.

If your child is starting classes in the performing arts this year, or if you’re just getting back into the groove of things, follow these quick tips to settle back in quickly:

1- Pick a class they are interested in. Performing arts should be fun! Let them try a few classes and see where they fit in best. Listen to your child and their teacher. The studio should be a place your child looks forward to visiting.

2- Make it a routine. Be consistent with attending classes. This way, your child will not get behind, and will have something to look forward to every week.

3- Get involved! If your child wants to, participate in performances, try new classes, etc. Ask the teachers about the best ways to stay involved and focused all year long.

Interested in joining our Southern Edge Family? Call or text us at 940-735-7840, or email us at info@southernedgeperformingarts.com . We will be happy to help you find the perfect class to fit your child’s needs.