How to Choose the Perfect Dance Studio?

How to Choose the Best Dance Studio in San Mateo county?

Ballet Classes for kids in San Mateo

Living in the Bay Area, we have an abundance of locations that offer dance classes. West Coast Dance Conservatory, in Millbrae, created a guide to help parents find the perfect dance studio for their child. The process to find the best studio in your area for you and your child is very simple. We have compiled a few components to keep in mind when searching the perfect dance school for your specific needs.

Research dance studios in your area and see which school fits your needs and wants. Are you looking for a dance studio near home?  Are you looking for a smaller dance studio where your child will receive special attention or a larger studio where you might feel a little overwhelmed?  It is important to communicate with other parents in the area and ask what their experience might have been at the dance schools in your area.

Feel free to contact dance schools and ask many questions:

  1. What kind of dance classes do you offer?
  2. What are the monthly fees for dance classes?
  3. Is there a registration fee to sign up for dance classes?
  4. What would you say best describes your dance school?
  5. What kind of classes do you offer for 2 year olds or 3 to 4 years olds?
  6. Are you allowed to watch the dance classes?
  7. Do you have a performance at the end of the year?
  8. How do I register for dance classes?
  9. How long do classes run?
  10. Is there a parent observation week to view dancers’ progress?
  11. Do you offer online registration?
  12. Do you offer dance classes for teens?

Drop in and visit the dance schools you are considering.

When visiting the facility, it is important for your family to feel welcomed and comfortable at the dance studio. If your schedule permits, ask the dance school if you can view a class. It does not have to be the 3 to 4 year old combo class but maybe you would like to see the advanced ballet or jazz students to see training your child might receive in the future.
Once you have completed all of your research and found the perfect dance studio, your next step is to register for dance classes. Many dance studios make the registration process for dance classes simple with online sign up. Check with your dance studio’s website to access their schedule. Most dance studios will allow you to access their dance schedule and registration portal from the home page of their website.

~Angela Holmes