Hello! For those I have not had the opportunity to meet personally, my name is Jane Davis-Munro. As the Artistic Director of Pegasus Studios I want to welcome you to our 30th Anniversary Year!
So, our first week has come and gone and in the business of the first weeks of school, dance, fitting school clothes and dance wear, we are a little bit tired!
What a whirlwind, but we are excited about what this year will hold for the growth, development, friendships and possibilities for your child at Pegasus Studios.
During the first week of classes we all hope it will be smooth sailing. That your child loves the teacher, the class and connects with their classmates.
But in reality, we sometimes have younger children, who are overtired and are adjusting to new routines, crying and having difficulty with transitions. Older students may be questioning placement in classes, making new friends, remembering technique from last year and slowly getting back into top dancing shape! This is all very normal. Be patient. This is what happens every September.
If everything is perfect and everything just fell into place, rejoice and give us ahigh five as you walk past the reception desk. If adjusting needs to be done, please give it a couple of weeks as the teacher gets to know their classes, their students and how fast or slow she needs to move with the class. We have picked the best teachers; they know their stuff, so please trust us. The teachers only want the best for your child and to provide the best classes. It takes a few weeks for everyone to settle in. We know that children thrive when the lessons are not too easy or too difficult. New teachers will say something in a different way, so repetition is never a waste and we need to be ready to hear and learn the lessons. Adjustments may need to be made and we will do our best to provide the class in which your child will thrive!
We don’t teach kids to be great dancers. We teach dance to make great kids!
We have lots of exciting things this year and we are so happy for you to help us celebrate 30 years of teaching the arts in this community!