For all dancers there is a time to perform and a time to be self absorbed, learning about the body through the pleasure and freedom of movement for movement’s sake. Classes are closed to visitors and parents are asked to wait outside the classroom. Staying out of sight allows the children to feel free to take risks with movement, to focus on their feelings and to perform for themselves, not others. Concentration, focus and understanding is easier for students when a class can proceed without interruption. We make every class focused by closing out the outside world to make dance the center of attention.
Parents are invited and encouraged in the classroom when we have our scheduled Parent Day held twice a season. One usually Dec or Jan and another in May.