We keep our class sizes intentionally small so we can give each and every dancer the personal attention needed to help them excel as dancers, grow as individuals, and most importantly, we can get to know them personally. This helps us make the most of their training and is a big part of what makes our dance community special. We cap our classes at 12-15 students depending on the level and style of a particular class.
We believe in so much more than just a monkey-see, monkey-do approach. We use age-appropriate teaching methods to build the body and mind connection. Starting at age 3, our dancers learn dance concepts and are encouraged to communicate, connect, collaborate, and create through dance!
It is incredibly important to learn proper technique in order for young dancers to train safely. We are passionate about injury prevention and want our dancers to learn how to move safely with an understanding that every body is different. We use anatomical terms and encourage dancers to be in tune with their body and work within their unique range of motion from a very young age. We incorporate strength training and functional movement into our curriculum so dancers can build strength and stamina. We always prioritize moving safely and will never force skills or postures that are unsafe for a dancer.
It’s pretty simple – our bodies and minds develop over time. We structure our classes and scaffold skills appropriately so our students can progress at the right pace, in the right environment, with peers of a similar age and skill level.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but we value happiness A LOT. We want our students, parents, faculty, and staff to feel happy when they walk through the door. It’s important our students learn dance etiquette, solid technique, and amazing choreography, but we also want them to have fun. We’ve found that happy dancers are more likely to feel confident and progress, so we keep happiness top of mind. Some days our dancers need to meditate or improv to feel seen/heard. Other days it’s all about technique and meeting challenges head-on to make progress.
This is a biggie. Some studios are focused on competition, perfection, and achieving the latest skills and tricks. That’s not us. We offer recreational classes for dancers looking to have fun, be creative, and learn new skills. And, as our students progress, we offer more focused classes with the option to audition and be a part of our competitive performance team. Both options are equally valued at DB. Our goal is to help dancers build confidence, embrace the artistry of dance, challenge themselves, and be positive.
If you have any questions, please contact us! We love helping families understand their dance education options, and what you can expect at Dancebox. Give us a call or text us at 813.515.7993.