A great dance studio will provide the instruction and resources for your learning, as well as a community of dancers to connect with.
So, how do you know which dance studio is right for you? Look for these 4 things when scoping out a dance studio.
- Instructors, not just choreographers
Look up who teaches at the studio. These are the people you’ll be learning from and training under. Go through their websites, YouTube channel, and social media.
You’ll gain a better sense of their dance styles, backgrounds, and personalities. Once you find a dancer you like, take their class!
The only way to really know if they’re good at teaching is to learn from them.
During the lesson, pay attention to how prepared they are. Do they know how to communicate their moves? Their intentions?
Can they teach you how to dance, not just what moves to hit? Or are they constantly stumbling around trying to remember their own choreography? At SSDA Dance Studio we have the best of best dancers , here as choreographers who are constantly learning with the students.
The student’s growth is our priority here at SSDA. And a great studio will curate a roster of instructors who are dedicated to that.
2. The dance studio’s condition & maintenance
Not all floors are created equal – wood sprung floors or “floating floors” in a dance room are best for dancers. They help absorb shock, relieving stress from your bones and joints and preventing injuries. Safety? Check.
Other than floors, the rest of the studio’s physical condition is worth considering as well. Clean bathrooms and organised registration areas may not make or break your will to take class, but they do represent the studio staff’s work ethic and efficiency.
It shows how mindful they are about your experience at their studio as a whole. It’s like when you put in the effort to take a shower and put on a nice outfit – doing or not doing it doesn’t make you ugly or beautiful, but it does show that you can take care of yourself.
3. Reasonable pricing
Average costs of classes will vary by area. A good way to gauge if it’s reasonable is by comparing it to the cost of similar classes in other studios in your area.
If a drop-in at one place is Rs. 3000, and another is Rs. 7000, then you’ll want to choose the studio that’s more affordable. Especially if you’re strapped for cash.
But if it comes down to Rs.3500 class vs. a Rs.3000 class – go for the one with quality instruction and a better experience. If the studio delivers value that’s worth the cost, then I would go with the $2 extra dollars.
Spending Rs.3000 on an underwhelming experience isn’t a bargain, it’s a waste of your money and time.
More bang for your buck > less bang for less bucks.
4. Training programs
Programs offer structure in your dance training – especially if you’re a beginner to a style. This way, you don’t have to wonder if you’re in the right class.
You’ll take a series of classes designed to take you to your goal, whether that’s to lose weight through cardio hip hop or learn ballroom dance.
A lot of studios strictly do drop-in classes, but you can look for one that offers adult or teen programs that were made specifically for a dancer like you!
Enrolling in a program also pushes you to keep going to the studio, instead of relying on whether or not you “feel like dancing” that day.
SSDA provides you with best and sanitized dance rooms along with adequate warm up before and after class to protect against any injury. Th choreographer gives personal attention to each student. We have various programs and dance styles to offer at the very same place. Our studio is age exclusive and anybody can join. So what are you waiting for ? come and join us. Also read : Tips that every beginner should know