Thursday, September 10, 2009
Fall is here and Garri Dance Studio has a brand new dance, music and fitness schedule for you and your family to take full advantage of. When choosing a dance studio for your child this fall, it's best to look at a few important things... Here they are:
If most dance studios seem to have qualified, friendly teachers and experience teaching, aren’t they all pretty much the same? Does it really matter which place you decide to enroll? The answer is Yes! There are 4 main things that can make a huge difference in the quality of instruction the students receive. Here are 4 things that every parent should consider before deciding on a dance studio for their child.
1. WHAT TYPE OF DANCE FLOOR IS USED?
Dance is a physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional “floating floor”. A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high-density foam, to absorb the shock of jumping. A high-density foam base is superior to a “sprung” floor, which usually consists of a wood structure built on the regular floor. Garri Dance Studio’s new state of the art location has three dance rooms with floating dance floors to reduce the risk of injury and fatigue.
2. WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE CLASS?
If the dance class has fewer students in it each student will receive more personalized attention, learn more and have more fun. With younger students it is easier for a teacher to maintain control over the class and make sure each student understands the concepts and instructions. Garri Dance Studio offers smaller class sizes to make sure that no fundamental concepts are being missed. A smaller class size also allows our teachers to ensure that students are not developing bad habits or improper technique.
Garri Dance Studio limits class sizes to allow each student to receive the attention necessary to grow in their dance education. Toddler and Children’s Classes are limited to 10 children per class, Pre Teen, Teen and Adult Classes are limited to 12 students per class. We also provide assistant teachers when necessary.
4. DOES THE STUDIO OFFER MULTIPLE PRORAMS THAT RUN SIMULATNEOUSLY?
In an effort to save valuable driving time for parents running to and from lessons, Garri Dance offers multiple programs that run simultaneously in dance, fitness and music. If your daughter has a dance lesson at 10am every Saturday, why not have her sibling’s music lesson take place during the same time slot or get yourself into a Pilates or group fitness class instead of reading a magazine in the lobby? Offering a multitude of classes under one roof saves valuable driving time to and from the studio each week for all of our busy families.
4. CAN I GET IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE AND CUSTOMER SERVICE?
In many studios the teacher or the studio owner conducts classes and does the administration. By trying to do two jobs at once, the class may suffer as the teacher has to use class time for customer service issues, or the studio may have no customer service available if the teacher is in a class. To have a good experience it is important to choose a studio that can assist you with details like costumes or schedules, even if a teacher is occupied in a class. Our studio has office staff on hand during all regular class times, so you can get immediate assistance. We also offer shoe fittings at our studio to provide you with a one stop dance experience.
Garri Dance Studio is now accepting registrations for classes
Call today to set up your free trial lesson.
According to the Burbank Leader Reader's Choice Poll, Garri Dance Studio is the "Best Dance School" in Burbank for the third consecutive year!! We would like to thank all of our supportive Garri Dance Studio families for continuing to make GDS your first choice for dance, music and fitness lessons for over 50 years! We will do our very best to continue to bring only the best dance classes with all of your favorite dance instructors.