Hold on, maybe we should try something. . .
Sometimes a dancer just needs a change - we offer free trial classes to existing students so your dancer can explore Acro, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap. Whether you're moving from a weeknight to a Saturday morning or switching from hip hop to ballet - we might be able to help.
Things to consider when your dancer seems to have lost interest or says they don't want to go to an activity. . .
We offer the following guidelines to help you evaluate your own young dancer, and remember, all children are different. Some of our most successful dancers started out crying for their mom, or minimally participated in the first class. Crying for their parent, asking for a drink or the bathroom, and even refusal to enter the studio are not necessarily signs that the child doesn’t like dance. It’s something new and what they might have imagined about dance while twirling and tip toeing at home is very different from an organized activity with a Teacher. As a wise woman once said, “You don’t know what you don’t know.”
Don’t Give Up if Your Dancer*:
- walks into the studio independently
- participates when he/she is invited to join an activity
- is given a job by the teacher and he/she does it
- watches the teacher or participating children during class
- takes a prop when given
- cries but also participates
- stops crying for a certain activity
- observes other classes with excitement
- talks about dance at home
- dances and does class activities at home
- has parents that are supportive about working with the teacher during the separation (anxiety) process
The child might need a change if *:
- crying on the way to dance class does not end after 3-4 weeks
- dancer seems sleepy and irritable due to time of class (naptime, end of day)
- crying and no participation during the entire class does not end after 2-3 weeks
- dancer hits or kicks the teacher, assistant, or other students
- dancer runs for the door and tries to exit studio after 2-3 weeks
- dancer is distracting or upsetting other students in class after 2-3 weeks
- attendance is not consistent
The change could be:
- class on a different day or time
- a different adult brings dancer to class
- a snack is given before class
- waiting a couple of months to try again
- waiting for a change at home to resolve - a recent move, parent going back to work full time, sickness, starting school/daycare, loss of pet
*Readiness indicators used with permission from our friends at DiscoverDance.net
If you still want to withdraw. . .
Before you continue – as per our policy, withdrawal requests must be received by Modern Motion by the 15th of the month in order to discontinue auto-pay tuition payments. Tuition is not refunded due to student absences. If you are dropping after the 15th of the month you will be charged on the first of next month for tuition due. You may continue to take the class during the next month in this case.