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These guidelines will help you to have a successful, rewarding experience learning to dance.  These are practical tips that we have discovered from years of teaching and our experiences with teaching hundreds of students each year.

Adults can start any dance form at any age.  Their success is based on how willing an adult is to commit to attending class consistently.

Read more: 1. How Young is too Young - Starting at the Right Age

Students should be both physically and mentally prepared for each class. 

Read more: 2. Be Prepared

Learning to dance is not just a matter of having a qualified teacher, but also having an environment that is focused on dance education.  In a professional school environment a student cannot be distracted by t.v., pets, ringing phones, siblings or anything else. 

Read more: 3. Take Lessons in a Professional Teaching Environment

There are excellent materials developed by professional dance educators that are made for students in a variety of situations.  For example with pre-schoolers we use animation, storybook and fairytale material for a world of make believe while they are learning.  For our older students more defined classical materials are used.  All Academy instructors teach from graded material. 

Read more: 4. Use Recognized Teaching Methods & Materials

For students to benefit the most it should be a “family affair” .  We encourage  and support parental involvement with our observation areas,

Read more: 5. Parent/Family Commitment & Support

 We believe that the decision to study dance involves a personal commitment on the part of each and every student to attend class regularly and should be undertaken only with the full intention of completing the entire year of dance. A great deal of time goes into each student on behalf of there instructor to prepare lessons and choreographed dances to help each student develop to the best of their ability.

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