Understanding Level Placement
At Pegasus Dance Studios, we know that the progression of our class levels can sometimes be a little confusing to understand! Dance class placement can be different compared to other extracurricular activities, or to the way students progress through grades at school. We hope the information here will help clarify how level placement works, and what you can expect as your child grows with us over the years.
With our youngest dancers, level placement is primarily determined by their age and peer group. This allows us to introduce the fundamentals of dance at the correct developmental stage and ensure that we are teaching movement that is age-appropriate. With these young classes, we also place more emphasis on gross motor skill development versus technique so that a solid movement foundation is built first.
Dance class placements beyond the beginning levels are made with several factors in mind. Some of the biggest factors include physical safety, body awareness, developmental appropriateness, and skill mastery. This is also where we begin to focus more attention on growing your child’s technique, because their bodies are more equipped for those demands. At Pegasus, we take these things seriously so that we can develop emotionally mature, physically healthy dancers.
May Monthly Minute
Dear Pegasus Families,
I would like to invite you to a special evening hosted by More Than Just Great Dancing ® (MTJGD) and Youth Protection Advocates in Dance ® (YPAD).
Pegasus Studios is a member of both of these organizations and have valued their guidance and mentorship over this past year in particular. They have reached out to offer their support to you as well!
A Canada wide call led by our industry’s leading youth advocacy dance specialists will take place this Wednesday, May 12 at 9:00 EST (sorry for the lateness, but it is going coast to coast).
“Keep the Spark” with Misty Lown, Founder of More Than Just Great Dancing, Leslie Scott, Founder of Youth Protection Advocates in Dance and Dr. Christina Donaldson, Clinical Psychologist with Dance Specialty. I hope you will join us for this special evening.
For a conversation on "Keeping the Spark" for our kids during challenging times.
Topic: "Keeping the Spark! A Conversation for Dance Parents Navigating Challenging Times"
Time: May 12, 2021 08:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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