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Does it really matter which place you decide to enroll at?
There are 4 main things that can make a huge difference in the quality of instruction your child receives, the amount of extra work and hassles the parents must deal with and the overall enjoyment and satisfaction of being involved with a dance program.
Here are 4 things that every parent should consider before deciding on a dance studio for their child.
Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping. This can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional "floating floor" not a tile or cement floor.
If the dance class has fewer students in it each child will receive more personalized attention, learn more and have more fun. With younger students smaller classes make it easier for a teacher to maintain control over the class and make sure each student understands the concepts and instructions. Our smaller class sizes make sure that no fundamental concepts are being missed. A smaller class size also allows our teachers to ensure that students are not developing bad habits or improper technique.
Our studio limits all of our classes (ages 3 and up) to a maximum of just 10 students per class. Mommy & Me dance classes (ages 18 months – 3 years old) are limited to a maximum of just 6 students per class.
Most studios put on a year-end recital in a professional theatre. Students that perform in the dance recital must have a costume for their dance number. Some studios require parents to order their child's costumes off of a school website on their own. Many studios also charge a costume deposit and then an expensive balance later in the year. Our costumes are at a set price that parents are made aware of at time of registration. No extra fees later. Our studios purchase the costumes for the students, deliver them to the students right in their class and take care of any alterations. Parents do not have to worry about any costume hassles.
In many studios the teacher or the studio owner conducts classes and does the administration. By trying to do two jobs at once, the class may suffer as the teacher has to use class time for customer service issues, or the studio may have no customer service available if the teacher is in a class. To have a good experience it is important to choose a studio that can assist you with details like costumes or schedules, even if a teacher is occupied in a class. Our studios have office staff on hand during all regular class times, so you can get immediate assistance. Our office staff is not a teenage student and is knowledgeable and has authority to make decisions.
Ask any dance school, dance studio or ballet academy in Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Somerset or Manville these questions and you will see why more families choose our studio each year than any other. After browsing this site please call us with any questions you may have about getting the most out of your dance experience.
Main Street Dance & Music- 908-698-2157
Why We’re Different
As a parent we realize you have a choice between several different music and dance schools in the Hillsborough, Manville and Bridgewater NJ area. All studios are not the same. We constantly renovate and improve our facilities and provide ongoing training to our staff to ensure we are always providing our students and parents with the best experience possible. We invite you to compare all of the features and options to see why more families are choosing our school for music and dance classes.
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Main Street Dance & Music
430 South Main Street, Manville, NJ 08835
Ph: (908) 698-2157
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