It’s a week
of mixed emotions at Dance3D this week.
It’s watching week!
preface by explaining that we don’t have a ‘come and go as you please’ policy
at our studio. We love our dance parents
and we love having them involved, we just know the difference between weeks
when parents (and siblings, neighbours, grandparents, cousins and pets) come to
watch and when it’s just students and teachers.
at school, the less distractions, the better the environment for learning. When it’s just students and teachers, students
can more easily focus on teacher instructions, the noise only comes from the
teacher or the students, there is more space in the studio, students are calm
and ready to concentrate. We appreciate
having this purposeful time with our students.
We enjoy helping them develop their technical skills as well as all the
other life skills they gain along the way.
We also appreciate
that parents want to proudly sit and watch their little dancer trying their
hardest, improving, excelling. So we are
proud this week to open the doors and let the noise and chaos and joy and pride
come bursting in with our dance families.
must be noted that there will be plenty of dancers who do not dance or behave
like they normally would this week.
Sometimes children become overwhelmed by all the noise and the change to
their normal dance environment.
Sometimes children become over excited.
Often, they appear distracted when there is an audience in their studio
space. Some will run to their parents between every exercise, some might become
upset, some might not want to dance at all, some might be silly and ‘show off’. All of this is normal and something that we
try to work through. We appreciate that
because we don’t have watching week every week, the change can be quite a lot
for some students. We love that our
dance parents understand this and help us to support their little ones and make
sure they just continue to love to dance.
If you’re following us on the socials, you might even get to see some
parent involvement photos this week!
dancing (and watching)!