Having a new teacher in class can be an awesome experience for any student, and especially a dance student! Because dance is passed down from generation to generation and learned from person to person, every teacher’s perspective brings something special to the classroom. Whether it’s the way they introduce a concept or how they explain a correction, a new teacher’s unique viewpoint can offer unexpected “lightbulb moments” in a child’s learning experience.
Just like classes at school, our dance classes may have new teachers in place at the beginning of the season, at the new semester, or if a teacher requires a substitute during the year. Here at Pegasus Studios, we understand that having a new dance teacher can be fun for some students and nerve-wracking for others.
It’s important to remember that if your child is feeling anxious about having a new teacher, those feelings are completely normal! And there are a few things you can talk to your child about to ease their mind and make the transition smooth:
We also suggest that you explain to your child that their teacher is probably a little nervous too! And everyone will feel more comfortable once the dancing begins. Dance unites us all in a pretty amazing way. It helps us connect as humans, and gives us the confidence to try new things and welcome new people into our lives!