When young dancers are accompanied by an adult for class it’s not enough to just keep the child engaged. A dance teacher has the added challenge of keeping the grown-up active in their participation. In part two of this series on Grown-up and Me classes, Maria provides tips for keeping the adults happy, too.
dealing with parents
Process-based exploration of movement is actually great preparation for, and an integral part of the art form of dance. But do you have parents that just don’t get it? Here are some strategies and ways to cope with this frequent frustration of creative dance teachers.
When a parent doesn’t have a clear path to direct a concern, they will go and find just about anyone that will listen to them. From the first moment a student registers at our dance studio we let them know that we are more than open to receiving their feedback and we show them where we keep