Dance is a unique art form. In sports, athletes have multiple games a year and parents are typically allowed to watch their kids practices. In dance, however, things are very different. Parents are typically not allowed in dance classes and dancers have an average of 2 performances a year. This can make it hard for parents to stay involved in their child’s dance experience. So that is why I am here today! This blog will give you some insight on how to be more involved in your child’s dance experience.
1. Watch dances on youtube of their Nutcracker roles: This can be fun for the students to share their Nutcracker role with you. You could take this opportunity to watch several youtube videos on The Nutcracker Ballet. Use this as an opportunity to get into the fun Nutcracker spirit :)
2. Have them show you their dance moves that they learn in class: This can be a wonderful opportunity to bond with your dancer. Encourage them to show you their favorite dance moves that they are learning in class. Ask them what their favorite thing to do in dance class! Have them show you what they are learning so far.
3. Take your dancers to a professional show: There are always several dance performances in the metro Detroit area, including the dance department at Wayne State University. This would be a great chance for you to see a different side of dance, and your child will enjoy seeing the dancers perform :) Pre-Professional & Professional Shows are always a source of inspiration for young dancers!