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Knowledge is Power!
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 it you lose all the joy and fun that this profession and hobby can bring 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 and for the better.
Want to learn all about the basics of dance, about the different styles, how to choose a school or teacher and much much more?
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About Dance Parent 101
Hi! I'm Samantha the creative director of Dance Parent 101. In what honestly feels like a previous life time I used to dance and teach dance - when I was younger. But 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 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 back into tiny holes on tap shoes, accidentally put sparkly glittery costumes in the washing machine and more....
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