Teachers of young dancers are always looking for creative ways to ease the separation anxiety children feel when their grown-ups drop them off for class. Maria shares what’s worked best for her and acknowledges those times when a child just isn’t ready to separate.
Everyone is nervous on the first day of a new class but it can be especially hard for young dancers. This article is packed with great tips for teachers as Stacey Pepper Schwartz shares her methods for easing the anxieties of the children in her classes as well as how she addresses a crying, timid, or non-participating child.
Parents, whether you have had experience with dance or not, it is natural to wonder about how your little dancer will do in dance class for the first time. This is especially true if dance class is the first time your preschool child will be separated from you for a structured activity. We hope the following will give you […]