Let’s face it, change is hard! The COVID-19 Pandemic has completely altered the way we work, exercise, socialize, and live. Our kiddos have gone from in-person learning to remote learning, and now back to school. For as eager as we all are to put last year behind us, we are extremely appreciative of how our dance family has continued to support Music in Motion by prioritizing dance training for their children. We are decidedly optimistic for the future of our community as we welcome new and returning families back to the studio.
Change is in the air but some things have stayed the same. Our faculty, as always, is committed to supporting the social and emotional needs of your children during this transitional time. Throughout this blog post, we’re sharing actionable tips to help transition your child back into activities and back into the studio.
Preparation is key.
To ensure the health of our dance family, we have implemented safety policies for our studio following the guidelines of local and state health officials. Dance class will look a little different, but we’ll still have loads of fun! To ease your child back into class, it’s important to have a conversation around safety for our fellow dance friends. Practice skipping around in masks and maintaining proper social distancing at home. These conversations and activities will help your child flourish at the studio!
Schedule for success.
Our little humans like to push boundaries and test our patience, but we know they thrive with structure. It’s been challenging during the Pandemic when our home spaces became our everything spaces (ie. office, gym, school, playground). As we begin to restructure our lives, set a schedule with your child to help them adjust to new settings throughout their day. Visually create a calendar and plan for EXTRA transition time between each activity.
Start small to grow.
Returning to the studio doesn’t have to look the same! If you’re hesitant to start classes again, begin with one class at a time. As you and your kiddo become more comfortable, you can slowly turn up the volume on the number of classes you add to your schedule. Especially if your dancer has been inactive for months, easing back into dance training can help with injury prevention. Take it a step further and begin conditioning at home with our Technique Tips to help prepare your dancer for more!
Jump in at any time.
Dance training is a repetitive art form that allows your child to jump in at any point in the year. Have no fear of your child being lost or left behind in dance class because we’re all in the same boat. Through focus and repetition, we continue to improve technique, endurance, and flexibility in every class. Our highly skilled instructors provide individual and group feedback to keep everyone motivated and moving forward.
Dance is the physical and mental outlet your child needs in transitioning back to activities. Our thoughtful curriculum will ensure that your child has a blast while tapping into their creative side in a safe, distanced, and clean classroom!
Join us before February 15th and your registration fees will be WAIVED! Explore our schedule and register your child today. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the studio!