I am always happy to hear of children taking dance class, because I think it is such a wonderful thing. Dance opens up doors and helps carve the pathways of development in ways that other activities cannot. It is something I grew up loving and am still just as in love dance. So, if you have a dancer that dances...that is awesome! Keep on dancing!
I am going to do a little DK Dance Studio promoting though, because I am SO proud of what we offer.
Our classes are FUN but we teach a ton, too!
A lot of times, people may be hesitant to sign their child up for dance, in fear that it is like that particular popular dance show on Lifetime, filled with drama and sass and more drama...We do not condone that kind of drama...we encourage positive experiences, with positive interactions.
We have SO MUCH FUN in classes but with that fun, the dancers learn a ton! We are so proud of our dance instructors backgrounds and education, and what the dancers learn in class! They, of course, are learning dance steps....but beyond that they are learning vocabulary, social skills, history, behavior skills, problem solving, teamwork and SO much more! AND IT IS FUN!
DK Dance is a place to GROW!
From the young age of 2, to graduating from High School, we have a class for everyone! We pride ourselves on the strength of our recreational classes, with emphasis on wonderful material and education, while having FUN. We have the option for those who want more of a challenge in dance, with more performance opportunity, to join the Performance Team. But if they do not want to do that, they do not have to! We still have wonderful classes for them, and believe they are just as an important part of our dance community than anyone else!
So, when you have a dancer starting to dance at the budding age of 2, or 1st grade or even middle school....there is a place for them at DK Dance and also a place to grow!
We do not have a class of 20-25, 3 and 4 year olds, we have classes of 10-11. We do not have a class of 20 , 10 year olds....we have a class of 10-12. WHAT the dancers learn is so important to us, not how many dancers are in a class. We LOVE our smaller class sizes, and take tremendous PRIDE in them because we know the dancers are getting more attention from the teacher, and we love how personable we can be with the dancers, and their family!
We have a PURPOSE...
When I opened DK Dance in 2004, I opened it with a purpose - to SHARE my PASSION and LOVE for dance to as many as I could. Dance has brought me so many wonderful things in my life, including experiences, friends, family, amazing memories, and so much more! I am SO proud of the faculty I have, because they all have the same view. We are all here to educate the dancers and to push them to their best abilities, but to also create a positive and wonderful experience that will remain with them a lifetime!
We truly CARE about your child!
When you come to DK Dance, we are truly invested in your child and what they are learning. We care about every student we have, and love the relationships we build. We want to be positive role models and positive influences in their growing lives.
As I am writing this, I am thinking back on this summer specifically. I am thinking of some young dancers in a 4 week hip-hop class who came in not knowing anyone, being so quiet and shy, and finishing that 4 weeks filled with energy and new friends! Then there were some new little toddler dancers who cried at the mere thought of leaving their mommy to come into class, and ended up in the room full of smiles with a little taste of independence. And our dancers who danced in our Intensive Week, many who have been dancing since they were like 3...supporting one another, rooting each other on, enjoying time spent and working SO HARD. Not to mention, how RESPECTFUL they are to their teachers, guests teachers, and each other. We are so PROUD.
I can also add, that I am SO adamant about maintaining the young dancers MODESTY. AGE APPROPRIATE dress and movement is a MUST. I have 2 growing girls ...I know how you feel!
So, if you are going back and forth, wondering WHERE your child should dance, I might be a little bias, but I can tell you that my daughters will be dancing at DK Dance!
We will always offer a free trial class to see if it is the right fit for you and your dancer. Just contact us and we can arrange that for you.
We hope to see you at DK Dance Studio! May all your days be dancing ones!
Dena Kay Botticelli