Starting dance lessons is exciting for adult students and children as well as parents. It can however become a daunting task to the interested party and parent when it comes to selecting the right dance class in which to enroll. All dance studios are not created equally…do your research to ensure your child receives the highest quality of dance instruction. Here at Omaha School of Music and Dance, we have done your research for you!
Dance is a wonderful activity for kids. Dance is capable of fostering a positive self image in both girls and boys. Dance lessons can teach a child self-confidence, self discipline, poise and grace. A child introduced to dance at an early age will likely develop a love of the arts and a passion for rhythm and movement. Most importantly, dancing is lots of fun! Some people believe that a child should be enrolled in dance classes as soon as possible, sometimes as early as the second birthday. If your child is 4 or 5 years old, consider his or her emotional maturity and personality. If your child is extremely shy, we have taken that into consideration when selecting our curriculum and instructors. We have designed a program that is both welcoming and technically inclined. If your child is ready, an early start will give them a tremendous boost. Several things should be considered when deciding what style of dance is appropriate for your child enroll in. With shows like “Dance Mom’s” and “So You Think You Can Dance” flooding our television screens, dancing has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, so you will probably have several styles in mind when choosing classes are right for your child. Ballet is always a great choice as introduces all of the basics and focuses on correct posture, which is used in every single style of dancing. It is most important that you listen to your little one, as they know what best what they are most interested in. If your child love moving and grooving to the latest hits on the radio Hip-Hop is probably their calling. If they love making lots of noise, tap is where it’s at. If your child is more reserved and poised, ballet is your best bet. If you feel you are still in the fog, talk to our desk staff, they are more than ready and willing to help guide you through this decision making process.
If you’ve seen a type of dancing that you particularly liked, you are probably leaning toward that. Many people become inspired to learn how to dance after seeing other people dance, either on television, in a movie, on stage, or out on the dance floor. But before you enroll in a class, take a look at other styles of dance to make sure one isn’t even more appealing to you. Consider your reasons for wanting to learn how to dance. Do you aspire to dance on Broadway? Or do you long to be a back-up dancer for Britney Spears? Or do you just want to get your heart pumping? Your dancing goals should help you decide on a style. If you want to dance professionally, you will probably need to enroll in a variety of classes, including ballet. If your goal is to attract attention on the dance floor at your a wedding reception, a hip-hop class may be all you need. If you danced when you were younger and are getting back into it, you can pick right up where you left off. Some adults decide to resume ballet classes after years of having had them as children. If you don’t know what kind of dance you might like to learn, the best thing to do is experiment. If you can’t make up your mind between a couple of dance styles, try a couple of classes. You may find that clogging around in tap shoes just doesn’t work for you. Or you may find line dancing with a bunch of strangers invigorating. You’ll never really know until you try, so try and try again. Luckily we have fixed that problem for you too! We offer an Adult Combo Class that will take you on a wild tour of the entire world of dance. this course will cycle through every most styles of dance over several weeks. You will get the chance to be introduced or brush up on basics. It is literally your one stop shop for all your dance instruction needs.
Call us today for more information or to get registered at 402-515-9639. Or visit our website at www.omahaschoolofmusicanddance.com!