Paul's Performing Arts Blog

Hello, my name is Paul. I live in Perth with my wonderful wife and our kids. Like many parents, I want my kids to have the chance to explore the world and their own abilities. Part of this means exposing them to as many arts activities as possible. I found a great performing arts summer camp and sent the kids off there for a few weeks. The teachers were great and let my kids have a go at dancing, acting and singing. My kids loved it and as a family we all learnt a lot about the performing arts. I hope you like my blog.

How to Select a Dance Class for Your Child


Would you like your child to join a dance class? Beyond the style of dance your child is interested in, below are various features you should consider when you are comparing the different dance class venues.

The Floor

Examine the floors of the different dance class venues which you are considering. A sprung floor is the best because the likelihood of injuries to the kids as they dance is minimal. It is also good to avoid dance floors that are made of concrete, unless you are willing to ensure that your child will always wear supportive tennis shoes when going to dance.

The Acoustics

You should also evaluate the spaces in terms of how easy they make it for sound to be transmitted. For example, gyms are so large that the dance instructor may end up yelling each time they are giving instructions to the kids. Such yelling/shouting can be unnerving to a child who is just learning how to dance. Opt for a dance class that is conducted in a small space where sound transmission can take place easily.

The Temperature

It is also helpful for you to select a dance class that is conducted in a location with climate control facilities. This is because your child may sustain an injury in case the weather is cold at a time when they need to execute complex dance moves that require a flexible body. Cold weather makes it harder for blood circulation to occur effectively. Consequently, injury risks increase during such conditions. Climate control ensures that optimum temperatures are maintained during the dance sessions.


Select a dance class that is conducted in a place with minimal distractions. For example, avoid locations where other activities, such as physical education, take place while the dance class is in session. Ideal venues should limit distractions so that the kids can concentrate fully.


Pick a dance class that is conducted in a space with mirrors on the walls. The mirrors allow your child to see themselves as well as the other dancers. Such instant feedback enable the child to learn quickly when compared to a child who is not seeing himself/herself and the other members of the class as they dance.

The selection of kids dance classes should not be done randomly. Follow the criteria above to narrow down your options so that your child can be enrolled in the best dance class available in your area.


11 December 2017