The 3 Things A Parent Should Know Before Choosing A Preschool Dance Class

1. What age is appropriate to start a preschool dance class?
Each child is different; the average age to begin a preschool dance class is 3. This is when children are most accepting to new things. Our dance studio changes has a progressive dance curriculum that changes every few weeks to introduce new movements, games, and songs.

2. What if my child will not go into the preschool dance class without me?
This is a normal reaction for children of this age. Sometimes a new place and teacher can be scary for them. Our dance studio asks that you encourage your preschooler to enter the classroom without you, explain you will be in the waiting room with the other parents if he/she needs you. Usually the biggest fear is that you will not be there when they come out of the dance class. We will invite you into the class, if needed, to help with the transition. After a few weeks they realize this is a safe, fun place and will no longer need you.

Why can’t the parents stay in the classroom during the preschool dance lesson?

Children act differently when parents are in the room. When they are asked to do something new, which may be difficult for them, they will cling to you rather then experience the new adventure. They will also look for, and react to, your approval.

3. How will I know if my child is dancing?
Our dance school is equipped with TV monitors allowing parents to watch the preschool dance classes from the waiting rooms. The most important thing for your child, is to have fun! If a child is enjoying themselves they will continue to dance for years to come. We take pride in our retention rate.

Dance Studio: 516-766-9458
Dance Shoppe: 516-766-8704

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Oceanside Dance Center
3394 Long Beach Rd
Oceanside, NY 11572

Oceanside Dance Center is Nassau County’s #1 dance studio and has been teaching Ballet, Jazz ,Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, to students, since 1976, in Nassau County from Rockville Centre, Island Park, Long Beach, East Rockaway, Lynbrook, Hewlett, Woodmere, Merrick, Freeport, Baldwin for over 40 years.