Frequently Asked Questions About Dance
My child is interested in dancing, where do I start?
Does dancing help with physical fitness?
Absolutely! Dance is cardio and so much fun! It helps with overall body strength, coordination and focuses on injury prevention too. Not only does it help with physical fitness but it great for brain development with learning choreography and the self expression is so beneficial for our mental health. Learn more about how dancing can help with physical fitness here.
Do you offer dance classes for adults only?
We offer classes to students of all ages, our 13+ classes allow adults the opportunity to dance and learn as well as those between 13 – 18 years old. In the summer we do offer Hip hop and Jazz as adult only classes.
I don't understand what level I should register for if I am a beginner? What is youth, Junior, Senior?
How do I become a better dancer faster?
Great question! The more you spend time doing something, the more you will improve. We also believe that different genres (ballet, tap, jazz, etc...) complement each other and lead to overall growth as a versatile dancer. Taking a variety of classes will ultimately help one become a better dancer faster. However, if you are limited to how many classes you can take a week, practicing at home is also an extremely helpful tool on improving on a regular basis.
What is the best dance style to start with?
Ballet is the foundation of a dancer's training but it doesn't have to be the place to start although it is a recommended place to start. A young dancer that loves rhythm and wearing noisy tap shoes might need to start with tap and as their appreciation for dance grows, they will add ballet and other genres to their training. A young male interested in dance might be hesitant to choose a genre, although we have MANY boys training at the studio, and might choose to start in hip hop. After being inspired by seeing other boys training they might choose to add on other genres to support their hip hop training and branch out to try new dance styles.
How much do dance classes cost?
Our tuition is set up by family (living in the same household) and by how many hours are taking each week. Once that amount is determined, it is a monthly fee without a long term contract. There are discounts given as you take more classes as well as an unlimited amount for dancers that choose to dance A LOT!
How do dance classes benefit early development?
We feel passionate about this topic! Dance and movement is essential to our youth!! Motor skill development, hand/eye coordination, following directions and social skills are all extremely important aspects for children. We offer Me and my shadow classes for ages 1-3, their parent is in the room with them to build these concepts through creative movement. Then our Tiny tots classes for ages 2-4 is without the parent in the room to continue building on exploring movement and building strength through creative movement. Later, ages 3-5 year olds start to work on specific genres such as ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop while still working on the important concepts that are still needed for a strong foundation as a young learner.
How has Allegro adjusted with Covid regarding new protocols?
We continue to take the safey of our Allegro Families very seriously. We have a list of Phase 2 protocols listed HERE
Does Allegro offer virtual options for classes? (aka ZOOM!)
Yes we sure do! We will be offering a hybrid of in-person and virtual for the forseeable future since we are only allowed a certain amount of dancers in the studio at one time.
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