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As your child gets older, you may be thinking about signing them up for dance lessons in the near future. However, it can be difficult to know when the right time is to get your child involved in structured dance classes. Here are a few tips to consider to determine when your child is ready to start dance lessons:

determine when your child is ready to start dance lessons

  • Age is a key consideration to make when deciding if your child is ready for dance lessons. Generally, the youngest age children can start is between three and five, depending on the dance studio. For some children, they may not be able to handle a structured class until they are a few years older, which is also completely normal.
  • Each child is different, and one six year old may feel much more comfortable in dance lessons than another six year old. Personality and maturity level should also be considered when beginning dance lessons for your child, and they will likely benefit more from dance lessons when they are able to focus and follow directions more easily.
  • Attention span is also very important for a child starting dance lessons. This doesn’t mean they have to pay complete attention without getting distracted the entire lesson, but following instructions and being attentive are very important abilities to have for any dance lesson.

If you aren’t sure if your child is ready for dance lessons, feel free to contact Carolina Dance Capital with any questions. We will be happy to help you determine what the best choice is for your child. Call us today!