dance class disaster

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Registered: 10-03-2006
dance class disaster
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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 8:02pm
DD 2(will be 3 in April) went to her first dance class. She has been to classes before but this first time she was without mommy or Daddy. It didn't go well. It was a new place and I didn't know till I got there that you couldn't see her in the class. You wait in a room outside. I asked the teacher and she told me it wasn't horrible but she won't stay in her spot. DH wanted to leave as soon as we got there teacher didn't introduce herself or the other kids just herded them in and started class. But DD wanted to go dance she kept asking to stay so we did.
SO should I wait a few months and try again or find another school? I asked DD what she did she told me she ran around the room.
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Registered: 06-16-2008
Mon, 02-22-2010 - 8:40pm

Hi. Sorry it didn't go well... I took my child to the library for "Book Babies", and even though I was allowed to be in with her, she was still just AWFUL acting. One of the mothers told me, "Don't worry, it takes at least 3 times for them to understand what's expected."

I would also check and see if your daughter WANTS to go back, and if so, let her know what she is supposed to do.

Good luck, whatever you decide. I'd probably have some better advice, but I have a cold and took Nyquil, so I'm just not thinking very well right now! X_X

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Registered: 02-26-2008
Mon, 02-22-2010 - 9:21pm

I vote find another class....My twins were in an AWESOME class that was perfectly geared toward wiggly toddlers...more of a "creative movement" class...they learned fundamentals like skipping and walking on tippy toes, balance, stretching, etc. Although they had structure, they did so many fun activities, it kept the kids engaged for the full hour. They were in a different room, but the door was kept open with a baby gate so we could look in, but we could also sneak out of their eye line if we were being distracting.

Of course, my expectations for "dance education" weren't really high...I expected the real instruction to begin when they were a little older and promoted into the next age range...So I guess it kind of depends on what you want her to get out of the class...if you think she's ready for real instruction, then you might want to stick it out...

Sarah
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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 12:37pm
DD wants to go back to class. I am looking for a school with a different set up. Because I couldn't see her i don't know what the problem was and the teacher gave little feedback, I realize she was busy but still. The school wants me to sign up for 20 weeks that is there min committment. So we are looking into other schools. I realize she is a hand full but I don't see what is going I don't know if she needs to get use to it or she isn't interested.
I asked DD what she did she told me ran around the room and sang songs.