Wednesday, January 30, 2013

All Dance and Music Studios Are Not the Same

There are many options to choose from when looking for a dance studio for children in Arizona, although proximity is not necessarily the best way to choose a dance studio. In the East Valley; however, the choice is clear – Wagner Dance and Music. Here’s why: At Wagner Dance and Music our focus is on our students. We are continually improving classes, our instructors and our facilities.

Qualities of a Good Dance Studio

If your son or daughter is interested in taking dance lessons, here are a few things to be on the lookout for when selecting a studio:
  1. Some dance studios are commercial in nature, or their focus is more on fun and recreation. Class sizes at these types of studios are typically large and their focus is solely on the annual recital. However, if you want your child to learn proper technique and receive quality instruction, you should seek out a professional dance studio with smaller classes and qualified instructors.
  2. So, let’s talk about class size. The fewer students in your child’s dance class, the more individual attention your child will receive. A teacher can better manage and maintain control over a smaller class. Every dancer in a dance class deserves proper instruction and if he or she has a question, or need additional help, it’s important that the dance teacher is available to give that one-on-one attention.
  3. Let’s face it, all dance studios aren’t alike and neither are the dance instructors. Your child’s dance instructor will make or break the success and the attitude of their students. Bad habits learned at a young age can be hard to break. Injuries can happen if proper technique isn’t taught and motivation of students can drop off if the dance teacher doesn’t know how to work with his or her students.
  4. A good dance studio is built from the ground up, and that includes the dance floor! Dancing on the wrong type of floor can cause undue stress on bones and joints, especially for ballet dancers doing leaps and jumps. A professional dance floor is one that’s well-cushioned to absorb the shock of jumping. If the studio you’re looking at has a concrete floor – just walk out!
  5. Your dance studio should always be providing their students and parents with the best experience possible. At Wagner Dance and Music, we are dedicated to quality performing arts education with a commitment to developing confidence and self-esteem for students of all ages.
About Wagner Dance and Music

Since 1989, Wagner Dance and Music, a performing arts school, has been teaching East Valley students. Our 3600 square foot Gilbert facility is conveniently located on the southeast corner of Gilbert and Guadalupe in the Big Lots plaza. We offer classes for ages two to adult in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Tumbling, Cheer, Musical Theater and Voice as well as adult classes. For more information about Wagner Dance and Music or to sign up for a class, visit or call 480-892-7179.

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