A three-year-old boy came in to dance class last week with his grandmother. She explained that while they had prepaid for the year, the boy did not want to come to dance class anymore. Of course it’s not uncommon for a three-year-old to need a bit of time and encouragement when beginning his first season of dance classes. I encouraged him to try one more class, and then if he still didn’t like it we’d discuss the money they had prepaid.
He walked in and joined the class, I let him sit and watch the class until he felt comfortable to join in. Then when he was ready to try a few moves, I made sure to point out what he did well and continued to encourage him. Five minutes later he was laughing and smiling – moving his toddler body just like so many excellent dancers do when they join their first dance classes. We talk about the confidence dancing instills in children, and this little guy took a big step in that direction already.
Do you have a young child in the Easton or Randolph area? If so, we would like your child to have this opportunity without any commitment, and we still have a few spots left in some of our classes. Just register for dance before January 31st, 2011 and mention this blog – your first month will be completely free!