As a parent, you probably strive to have a healthy work-life balance. Of course, work is important, but there are times when family or other responsibilities must come first. The same holds true for dancers. As we move forward into the Fall season, it is vital to instill a healthy dance-life balance in your little ones.
As young aspiring dancers, it can be easy to get caught up in the world of dance. From the sparkling tutus to the thrill of being on stage—it is enough to make any young child giddy with excitement. At Dance Classics, it brings us great joy to see our students enjoy the time-honored tradition of dance. However, we also understand that our students have other responsibilities and that their education is of the utmost importance. Below are a few tips on how you can help your child balance everyday life with their dance classes.
Have a Schedule
Having an organized and well-thought-out schedule for your child will help set their expectations and set them up for success in and out of class. Having a set time to do things like chores, homework, and dance class will help your child feel less stressed about their responsibilities and build healthy habits for the future.
If young dancers had it their way, they would probably do nothing but dance. However, as their parents, you may want to communicate that while dance is important, school or family activities may have to come first. Setting these expectations ahead of time may help them better cope with the times they have to miss dance for a big project they need to do or that family wedding you need to attend.
At the beginning of the school year, it may have seemed like a good idea to sign up for five dance classes a week, along with girl-scouts, soccer, and cheerleading classes. However, you might now be overwhelmed with a hectic schedule. Of course, it is great to have your child involved in extra-curricular activities, but if it all seems a bit too much for you and your little one, don’t be afraid to drop some of the obligations and use that time to be with family.
To schedule classes for fall, visit danceclassicstn.com.