Its summer in the Philippines and you have found a good place for your child to start training ballet ( or any other dance for that matter). Have you ever thought about what you should be doing in preparation for the 1st class? First order of business is to get your kid in the right attire. Before the 1st class, you should ask the teacher about the attire. In ACTS Manila ballet schools we have a prescribed uniform ( fuschia sleeveless leotard and a skirt of specified length ) so it would be a waste to buy something other than what is called for. You should also ask about how the hair should be done. Second item would be teacher’s gender. I’ve had some kids refuse to join my class because I was male! (As if they didn’t have any fathers!) If you know before hand that the teacher is of opposite gender to your child, you may want to prep the him/her. Thirdly, be ready with food and water. Kids can get really hungry and thirsty after class. Fourth, make sure your child has gone to the bathroom prior to class. Lastly, prepare for things that need to be paid for. Uniforms, tuition, registration, etc. Don’t forget promotional items or coupons giving you discounts or free classes.
Ballet is a wonderful experience for little girls and boys. They get to dance out fairy tales instead of just reading them. I wish you and your child the best in your ballet experience. If you live in the Sta. Rosa, Laguna area, you can reach me at 09083020319 for ballet classes. Mention this blog for a free class.