Welcome to Carolina Dance Collaborative, or welcome back! In this blog post, I will be sharing with you some ways to prepare for class. Whether or not this is your first class with us, we thought it would be a good refresher for the start of Quarter 2 next week and to fill you in on why we think it's important to have all of the dance essentials ready for class.
How should a dancer look for class?
When a dancer comes to class with all of his/her essentials (leotard, tights, shoes, ponytail holder, etc.) it teaches him/her responsibility for all of his/her items. We all know items get lost. At one point all the dance shoes were in the bag and all of a sudden one is lost and found a couple of weeks later under the bed. :-) Our dancers can learn responsibility by keeping track of all of their dance items. Dancers can learn how to be prepared for class by making sure they have all of our essentials on, or maybe even having extras in our bag, when we get to the classroom. Most importantly, when a dancer comes to class ready to go, with their dance attire on and hair secured tightly out of face (in a bun or ponytail depending on the class), it shows the instructor that the dancer is ready for class and eager to learn. This is one of the many ways a dancer can show etiquette in class (we will discuss more in another post). :-)
And now for a refresher on what your dancer needs for his/her class:
Little Learners 1 and 2:
Where do I find all of this attire?
I look forward to seeing you in class!!
YMCA Program Manager
Community Dance Non-profit
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