Often a child needs to know what is expected of him/her, or needs time to adjust to a new space or teacher before feeling safe or comfortable. We never force or push a child to dance, because a great dance experience is born of an individual’s desire to participate. Select repetition exercises, a familiar class format and careful explanations will eventually make joining fun and easy for every child. If your child needs time to just watch when new exercises are introduced, don’t be alarmed. He/she is still learning, just taking their time, deciding how they feel about the experience. We feel patience and encouragement will always lead to a healthy love for dance. We do not pressure performance. When it’s the child’s idea to dance , it will come from the heart!