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How to Convince Your Parents to Let You Do Dance Lessons

When I was younger I wanted to study dance full time. When I first told my parent’s my dream, their initial reaction was ‘well we are not paying for that‘. But I was determined to dance and so I found solutions to make it happen. And you can too! Whether you just want to start one lesson a week or …

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Gymnastics vs. Dance: Which is Better for Kids?

Gymnastics and dance are both great extra-curricular activities for kids. As a parent though you might be confused over which one you should choose for your child. Both will help them burn off energy, are fun and creative and can become childhood hobbies that keep them fit and active. But which one should you enroll your child in? Which is …

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How much do dance classes cost? We compare 50+ schools across the US!

Dance and Ballet lessons are by no means cheap extracurricular activities to pursue. In the beginning, paying for one lesson a week, a leotard some tights and a pair of ballet shoes may not break the bank, but as your child progresses so will the amount of zero’s you type into your internet banking transfers. The average amount dance studios …

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How Many Dance or Ballet Classes (Age & Class Guide)

Ballerinas and dancers train for many years to master their craft. But how many ballet classes or lessons should your child be taking to become a professional dancer or ballerina? Although just a guide, the following tables give you some specific numbers, hours and class types that you can use to help you work out what is best for your child!

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What Type Of Dance Should My Child Learn? (Classes, Styles & Methods)

There are so many different styles of dance out there it can be hard and confusing for any parent to choose which class to start their child in. The type, style or discipline of dance your child should begin learning is ballet. If your child finds ballet boring or too disciplined then starting a class in jazz, hip hop or …

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Which is Better? A Non Competitive or Competitive dance school?

There are two local dance schools in my neighbourhood. I’ve been told one participates in a lot of dance competitions where as the other doesn’t and is more of a ballet focused school. So now I am wondering which is better for my kid? A non competitive or a competitive dance school is only better than the other, dependent on …

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Best Free Online Dance Classes and Tutorials for School Aged Kids

My four kids call me a strict mom as they get limited screen time every week but when I discover a really good free online show or a resource that educates my kids and helps them stay active I indulge them in a little bit of extra screen time. Finding good quality free online dance lessons for kids that actually …

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Best Free Online Dance Classes for Toddlers & Preschoolers

As a parent of four kids, a one and four year old amongst others having a handy list with links to some of the best online toddler and preschooler dance lessons can be a lifesaver. I don’t particularly love letting my little ones idly watch screens, so when it also involves them moving it gets a tick of approval from …