Why Choose Dance?
Are you new to the dance world? Here are a few questions you might consider asking yourself and your future dancers before registering for class.
How do I know if dance is a good activity for my child?
Think about your child’s interests and personality.
Does your child enjoy music and movement?
Does your child enjoy watching people dance?
Has your child asked about lessons?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, it’s worth trying a class or two. Just Dance always suggests trying at least two classes. In the first class, everything is new and many new dancers may feel a bit overwhelmed. In the second class, new dancers begin to feel more comfortable in the space and they are more likely to take part.
We also suggest that parents borrow shoes or clothing for their children's first visits, as this can help their dancers feel like part of the class.
How do I know if my child is at the right age to start dance lessons?
Just Dance enrolls dancers as young as 2. We encourage you to reach out so we can discuss if your dancer is ready. The best way to tell is to try a class.
What is and is not included in the cost of dance classes?
The cost of classes varies from studio to studio.
At Just Dance, your tuition covers the cost of dance lessons from September-June, a costume for our year-end Gala, and HST. Lessons with us vary from 45 minutes to 60 minutes, once a week- depending on style and age. Dancers will also need proper dancewear and shoes. Our uniform guide is included in our Handbook which you will receive upon registering. It is suggested that dancewear be purchased at En Pointe Boutique in Port Hope.
What questions should I ask the dance teacher?
The bio section on our website provides information about our instructors' experience. Do not hesitate to contact us and we will set up a face-to-face meeting to address any other questions or concerns you might have. Our instructors have very little time between classes and a pre-planned meeting will ensure that you have their undivided attention. Also, keep an eye on our social media and studio bulletin board. Some of our instructors are involved in dance-related events outside of Just Dance. Watching instructors perform is an excellent way to see their skills.
Which type of dance is best for my child?
Children’s interests usually arise from what they see. Most girls want to be ballerinas and boys tend to express an interest in hip hop or tap. If your child has expressed an interest in dance, YouTube is a great place to introduce them to different styles of dance.
If your child is under the age of 4, Pre-Dance is the place to start. In this fun and creative class, dancers will be introduced to ballet and jazz, as well as classroom etiquette. Each week we will also work on developing their patience, listening skills, and independence.
What other options are there besides studio classes?
If you find that studio classes are not necessarily for you but your child is showing interest in dance, both Port Hope & Cobourg offer dance programs through the YMCA or community center.
This can be a shorter commitment and still provides a way to determine your child’s level of interest.