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Answers to the Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

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When starting anything new, you typically have a lot of questions - having your little one start a dance class is nothing new! After more than 40 years in business, we've heard a lot of questions so our dance studio in Whippany, NJ put together the answers to our Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions.

How young do you start children in dance lessons?

Our youngest dance class is our magical Twinkling Twos! This is a movement class consisting of ballet, singing, and tumbling. We incorporate musical instruments and dance games in a ½ hour class without mommy. Normally, it is best to wait until your child is three years old for our combination class. However, we can do a trial lesson if he/she is older than 2 ½.

What if my child will not go into 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 in their class.

Why don’t parents stay in the classroom during the 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.

How will I know if my child is participating in class? Our dance studio in Whippany, NJ is equipped with TV monitors allowing parents to watch the preschool dance classes from the waiting rooms.

Do you have dance classes for boys?

Yes! All classes our open to boys - our most popular classes with boys are hip hop and break dance classes. We offer Hippity Hop or the combo tap, ballet and tumbling class for 3-5 year olds. For boys ages 6 and up, we offer Hip-Hop, Acro, and Break dancing. Click here to learn more about our class offerings!

If you're interested in taking dance classes with us or have more questions, please give us a call at 973-386-0259. We can't wait to hear from you!

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