Everything You Need to Support Your Dancer!
Hey There! This website is brimming with articles and information for those people on the sidelines who support dancers!
SO WHERE DO YOU BEGIN???
Why not start with the featured articles of the month where I choose topics and articles from the site that are hopefully relevant to you at this time of the year!
ARE YOU A FIRST TIME DANCE PARENT???
Dance Parent 101 was created to help and support parents looking for answers.
This series is a collection of articles all about what to expect as a Parent new to dance! Our How To – 101 Dance Basics is another good place to start as well!
Not what you were looking for?
Not a problem!!! Below is a link to articles we have featured in previous months, all our articles by category for you to easily find what you are after and a quick link to our current blog roll where new articles are being published every week!
Knowledge is Power
This website is here to empower parents. It began as a spark of an idea after a conversation with a mom about to take her child out of dance classes because she was stressed and couldn’t find the support or answers she was after.
The dance world can be an intimidating place to be around when you don’t know a lot about it.
It is a competitive world by nature, there are always going to be more dancers than there are lead roles. But this is only one aspect of dance and when you focus on that you lose all the joy and fun that this profession and hobby can bring you and your child.
So take the time to learn more about all the different opportunities dance can afford your child – dance does not have to be a funnel into a professional dance career – but dance can and will shape the type of person your child grows into for the better.
About Dance Parent 101
Hi! I’m Samantha the creative director of Dance Parent 101. In what honestly feels like a previous lifetime I used to dance and teach dance.
Now as a mother to four kids, I am on the opposite end of the stick – a dance parent.
When my two girls first started dancing I thought I was going to ace the dance mum thing, but I realized that I was out of practice and have a lot to still learn which is why I created Dance Parent 101.
I thought if I am struggling, then what about those parents who know almost nothing about the world of dance.
After several years of training full time, and pursuing my own dance career I decided to get a teaching degree as a mature age student. And although I no longer teach in schools (I am a SAHM and blogger) the research skills as a university student and knowledge I gained as a teacher have helped me immensely in being able to provide well-researched and written information on this website!
So join me as I relearn how to tie ballet shoe ribbons, try to get short bobbed hair into ballet buns, work out how to get tiny screws into tiny holes on tap shoes, accidentally put sparkly glittery costumes in the washing machine, and more….
Or if you want to connect with me and other dance parents, join our Dance Parent 101 Private Community Facebook Group here!
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