Spectator Policy

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We have a no class spectator policy at the studio.  This is for anyone other than the dancer enrolled.

We welcome and encourage you to watch the last lesson of the session to see all your child has learned!

We understand you might be worried about leaving your child with us for their dance lesson but please, don’t be. We know from almost 50 years of experience, if parents aren’t there, the children stop being distracted and start learning. When kids are in a dance class with just a teacher, they concentrate better, take instructions, and learn faster.

A teacher in a class with no parent, friends and siblings observers, gets more done, receives better responses from the kids and builds trust and rapport faster than a class with others watching. If parents are watching, and chatting to one another, it makes it impossible for the kids to learn.

Our classes are a safe, and fun introduction.

At only 45-60 minutes kids are engaged. Your child builds confidence and self-esteem and apart from physical skill, they also learn about lining up, taking turns, listening to the teacher, and following instructions. All valuable life skills. We encourage your child to be cooperative and sociable in a nurturing environment.

“But I’m just watching quietly, and my child does better with me here,” you say. “Are you sure I can’t stay?”

Yep, we’re sure! For kids, their parent is their shining light, their focus point. For them to concentrate on learning steps, or following a leader or moving to the music, they need to focus. If you’re just across the room they can’t separate and neither can they learn. They’ll watch you, your reactions, your expressions. Some kids are more emotional when their parents are watching, which can be tough on everyone.

Don’t forget the other kids in the class either. Some might be uncomfortable with an audience of parents watching and not get the most out of their lesson.

Relax and leave your dancer to have fun and learn with us! 

  • We’re dedicated to the safety of our students and their quality of  experience
  • Our staff complete assistant training before becoming a teacher
  • Background checks are required
  • We’re a registered dance school and business
  • We supervise the children from the time they enter the class until we hand them back to you.
  • Our teachers love and adore the students